Bridal Portraits

Just The Two Of Us

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We have yet to find an answer as to why there are so many eccentric and colourful photoshoots in the Philippines, other than the country is filled with very happy and creative earthlings. We like both sets by Wedoitforlove, which make us really want to pack our bags and go on a road trip in that yellow kombi. The couple is also very well colour-coordinated and carefully styled, and they look outstanding despite the busy background.

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

GLECIE & FRANCIS {Philippines}

Photography by Wedoitforlove / Styling by Tipping Point Collective / Hair and Makeup by Gery Penaso / Location Secret Garden

Return Of The Legend

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stephanie and Ronald did their bridal portraits in both Singapore and Bali. The Singapore one was more formal, and was done at the National Museum. We are especially impressed by Ronald’s kung fu pose in front of the Bruce Lee poster. The Bali set, on the other hand, was more casual and relaxed.

Andri Tei: “Ronald is my primary school friend. We thoroughly enjoyed both the photoshoots. The Bali trip was more of a holiday than a wedding photoshoot. It was definitely one of the most memorable photoshoots I’ve had thus far.”

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

STEPHANIE & RONALD {Singapore and Indonesia}

Photography by Andri Tei Photography / Location National Museum, Singapore and Bali

The Time Tunnel

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The first time we walked into the Time Tunnel Museum at Cameron Highlands, we knew right away that we just had to do a photoshoot here. This undiscovered place is filled with gems of yesteryears. Gone are the days of museum displays in glass cases. Here, you literally feel as if you’ve walked through a time tunnel and gone back in time. Thank God for our photographer, Jennifer of Jspy Photography, and the team, who were game enough to make the trip up to Cameron Highlands with us.

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chaiyen: “The surroundings are rather dark, so for the casual look we styled the couple in brighter colours. We brought Coke bottles for props as their wedding theme revolved around that. It is quite a journey from Kuala Lumpur, so we stayed two nights to ensure we would have sufficient time and enough rest before the shoot. We were worried that the place would be a bit too dark, but everything turned out perfect.”

Needless to say, we barely had enough time to do the beauty of this place justice. So the next time you are in Cameron Highlands, please visit the Time Tunnel Museum. You just need to pay a ridiculously low entry fee, and we promise you will go Instagram-crazy here.

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CHAILENG & TIMMY {Malaysia}

Photography by Jspy Photography / Hair and Makeup by Monique Thoo / Styling by Chaiyen Wong / Location Time Tunnel Museum, Cameron Highlands

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Road Trip Last November

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is our dream to one day pack our suitcases and go on a road trip in a sexy vintage car like this one, and do nothing except drive as far as the road can bring us. We love this set of photos by We Are Seekers; it looks so effortless yet is filled with character, adventure and hope.

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by We Are Seekers www.theweddingnotebook.com

TESSA & ROWELL {Philippines}

Photography by We Are Seekers / Hair and Makeup by Mariah Santos / Location El Kabayo, Subic and Clark Field, Pampanga

Rock Stars

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rachel and Noel are college sweethearts. He is a hardcore guitarist while she loves to sing. The couple chose Route 196 because this is where Noel and his band perform regularly. The sign outside the bar showed their names and wedding date, which made a great save-the-date piece. The light painting is definitely one of our favourite features in this set; it made the photos look like a rock star’s concert.

Eugene Martinez Photography: “For one of the compositions, I played with the idea of Rachel’s shadow on the wall with Noel in the foreground to combine the two of them. I also added light painting to give a rock star feel. I asked them to stand facing each other for 30 seconds while I painted with lights and an alternative song played in the background.”

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

RACHEL & NOEL {Philippines}

Photography by Eugene Martinez Photography / Location Route 196, Quezon City

Small Town Fair

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

‘Perya’ is a Filipino term referring to the carnival fair that usually happens during town fiestas. It is derived from the Spanish word ‘feria’. There is something magical about shooting in a ‘perya’ with vintage dresses and balloons, something very colourful and romantic about it. Maybe it’s all the childhood romantic stories that we read.

These photos give us the impression that this couple has been there before, and that they are walking through the place with flashbacks of their previous visit playing in their heads.

Vatel Manila: “We didn’t think twice about suggesting to Bonnie and Neptune about a shoot at a local ‘perya’ – they were just the right couple for the concept! It was perfect, too, since their wedding theme was ‘Small Town Fair’!”

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Vatel Manila: “We just love the idea of shooting at a local ‘perya’ so when Bonnie and Neptune asked for location ideas, we didn’t think twice about suggesting this – they were just the right couple for this concept!

“It was perfect as well, since their wedding theme was ‘Small Town Fair’! They really scoured the metro for a small traveling carnival and they found one right in the heart of Antipolo City. The couple didn’t bother to shoot at other locations, which goes to show that if you know what you want to shoot, you don’t really need an alternative.”

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

BONNIE & NEPTUNE {Philippines}

Photography by Daniel Lei Studio / Concept and Styling by Vatel Manila / Hair by Anthony Segun / Makeup by Allen Gyan / Location Antipolo City

East Meets West

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We love seeing photographs of streets in Hong Kong; they capture a beauty we rarely are able to see when we’re walking along them. We knew there was something interesting about this couple when we first saw this set of photos. And you’ve got to love this combination – a Japanese and an American who decide to have their photoshoot in Hong Kong. They both like the old architecture, buildings and streets in the city.

SiuMing.Photo: “I spent some time researching new locations that I’d never photographed before and I was so excited. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day. So we improvised and moved inside the fruit market at Yau Ma Tei. The shots taken there turned out really good.”

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

HANAKO & DUNCAN {Hong Kong}

Photography by SiuMing.Photo / Location Yau Ma Tei

The Rock

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There are reasons for each prop and location; sometimes in your marriage, it is important to revisit the places and things that the both of you bond over. Though Mayumi has an Indonesian background, she resides in Sydney and this is the university where she and Matthew got to know each other. Mayumi has plans to return to university to finally realise her dream of studying music. She is adorable and we heart her little blue dress.

Origami Creatives: “We had fun shooting them. Matthew always takes things literally and seriously whilst Mayumi is obsessed with her stuffed toy koala and feels a need to give names to everything she owns, including her violin. Engagement photos allow you to really show off your personalities creatively!”

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Origami Creatives. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MAYUMI & MATTHEW {Australia}

Photography by David and Joe of Origami Creatives / Styling by Carina Brezeanu of Carina Brezeanu Stylist / Hair and Makeup by Amy Chan Hair and Makeup Artistry / Props by Say Dream / Location Sydney University Evangelical Union and Cockatoo Island, Sydney

We Fell In Love Despite Our Differences

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

If you love what you are doing, then there is no reason to not include it in your bridal portraits. We totally love this set of photos where the couple injects some fun and laughter into their seemingly mundane workspaces. Claudia is a hairdresser while Riva is a concrete manufacturer. Looking at this set of photos, you know there will never be a dull moment in their journey together. The team tells us more about how these two fell in love, despite their differences. Happiness.

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo: “Opposites attract is a term that truly describes these two. Riva is an old friend of my wife and me. We were ecstatic when we heard about them getting hitched. Riva is mature, crazy but not wild, religious, soft-spoken, very charming, a simple guy, and he probably has the same retirement plan most Balinese guys have – to live quietly in a nice villa overlooking the rice paddies.

“She, on the other hand, is this gorgeous, independent, bubbly, very jet-setting big-city kind of girl, with maybe a retirement plan of living in a penthouse overlooking the bright lights of the Big Apple. Yet here they are, completely head over heels about one another. All of their differences seem to make the other a better person. I had a great time shooting their bridal portraits and I’m so happy for the two of them.”

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CLAUDIA & RIVA {Indonesia}

Photography by Rio Yapari of All Season – Photo

Vintage Bridal Portraits

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The thing about outdoor photoshoots in Malaysia is you can hardly predict the weather. Cool weather, however, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Oftentimes what is unplanned can seem all the more beautiful and unique. Of course a good photographer who knows how to adapt is important.

Jangguttouch: “The day was cloudy and hazy. The weather was obviously not on our side. We could not get proper light. However, at the click of the first shutter, we could feel that we would have breathtaking photos later. The haze and the branches of fallen trees helped us to create a temperate-climate setting. Everything made the day amazingly perfect!”

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

IZWA & J. SHAMSUL {Malaysia}

Photography by Jangguttouch / Location Dr. Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh, Perak

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Countryside Photoshoot

Gallerie CK: “The couple wished to have their portrait session done in the countryside, so we decided to do it in Sekinchan during the harvest season. We were so fortunate to find some hay rolls. The location was like a mini Tuscany. It was so beautiful it took our breath away.

“The second location we chose was a beautiful farm at UPM; it had beautiful morning sunlight. The harvest fields were filled with hay rolls and surrounded by trees, and there was the smell of fresh green grass. All this just reminded us of how these locations are truly a land of abundance.”

HUI MUNN & RYAN {Malaysia}

Photography by Gallerie CK / Hair and Makeup by Kiki / Location Sekinchan and UPM, Selangor