Conceptual Bridal Portraits

Another Way Of Storytelling

Our hearts leap with joy whenever we see a couple jump onto the bandwagon of imagination and creativity. Daren Chong’s latest set is quite unlike anything you have ever seen him do, and it is great to see photographers pushing their own boundaries.

Daren: “Photography is a fantastic storytelling medium, or at least, a way to unleash my imagination and creativity. Whether you’re telling a story with one image, a sequence, a series or an entire portfolio, the possibilities are endless. Just ask yourself what story you want to tell, and photography will get you there.

“I’ve always wanted to incorporate fun ideas into photography and make a story out of it. Thanks to Eugene and Pamela, who bought the idea, this is what we created for them.”

WARNING: This story graphically depicts violence and/or violent situations. If you find such material distasteful or unsuitable, you are advised not to read any further.

Creative Illustrated Bridal Portraits. Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Creative Illustrated Bridal Portraits. Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Creative Illustrated Bridal Portraits. Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Creative Illustrated Bridal Portraits. Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Extremely Colourful Photoshoot

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We’ve seen many photoshoots that used holi powder, but never one as intimate as this set done by Jason Tey Photography. We’re lusting after Alisa’s pretty little white dress, both before and after it was covered in colour. It’s very liberating to see this set of photos, and we love how the two of them, as individuals, are like blank canvases, but when they come together they add so much more colour to each other’s lives. It’s quite a masterpiece, really.

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jason Tey Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Hidden Gems

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There is much beauty in Chinatown and Little India. The rows of Peranakan shophouses, aplomb with colours and patterned tiles, were the perfect set. We also like the way 9Frames Photography played with the natural lighting so brilliantly.

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

9Frames Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

YUMEJI & MO-WAN {Singapore}

Photography by Gilbert Chua of 9Frames Photography / Bridal Gown by Dang / Location Chinatown and Little India

The Umbrella Series

Photo by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A lovely set of photos built around one of the most common things on Earth, the umbrella. Our imaginations went wild just thinking about how many more photos they could have gone on taking. Brilliant idea.

One Eye Click: “When we first sat down with Lynn and Chris to conceptualise the shoot, the first thing they wanted was a series of photos with umbrellas in it. To them, umbrellas have a deep meaning. Umbrellas bring people together no matter rain or shine. As we spoke further, we ended up with an entire album with the theme ‘Umbrellas’. And as Chris says, ‘The best is yet to be.’”

Photo by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Creative Intro Video

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bored of seeing everything in 2D? What if you had the ability to transform whatever was on your computer screen into live action? If you are familiar with Adobe Illustrator, this will be a lot of fun for you. One of the things we enjoy the most about Mr & Mrs Photography’s work is the intro video they include with their bridal portraits, and this stop motion opening video is brilliant. We could totally imagine the wedding guests cheering with excitement as they watched it.

Chen of Mr & Mrs Photography: “Swee Mei and Gary are both art directors in an advertising agency. It took us quite a while to think of a theme for the photography, and then one day, eureka! Let’s turn this into an application! Instead of Illustrator, we now have iLOVEstrator. “Import” the couple, make them a new wardrobe with the “Pen” tool, experiment with colours using the “Color Bucket”, and “Rotate” as desired. Finally, apply a filter to show all the pictures.”

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mr and Mrs Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SWEE MEI & GARY {Malaysia}

Photography by Mr & Mrs Photography / Hair and Makeup by Wayne / Location Dusun Garden Fairies, Selangor

Taking The Plunge

Underwater photography. Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Underwater wedding photographer. Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When a group of people who won’t settle for the norm comes together,you know something great is going to happen. This couple went to Redd Bullets because of their shared outlook of wanting to do things differently. Eugene wanted to do an underwater shoot, and bounced the idea off Julian, the photographer, and Maurice, a friend. Both were more than supportive – they were excited! Maurice Noone had experience with underwater shoots and was there to lend a hand when it came to logistics and technicalities, while Julian actually did a Discovery Dive Course to learn the basics of breathing underwater. Talk about commitment.

Creative bridal portraits. Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Julian Oh Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ROANA & EUGENE {Malaysia}

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets / Hair and Makeup by Makeup Miracle by Kenny Yee / Production Support by Directors Think Tank / Location PJ Palms Sports Centre (Formerly known as Syabas Club), Petaling Jaya

Life Is A Journey, Not A Destination

It’s so important to understand this concept, a reminder for us to appreciate the moment rather than be so results-driven all the time. For this, Greentomato used a line to connect each frame to the next, creating a string of objects and stories that are all linked by one long, white thread. Viewed this way, you’ll realise that truly everything in life happens for a reason.

VERONICA & MATTHEW {Philippines}

Photography and Videography by Greentomato Wedding Videography / Location Casa San Pablo Laguna

Reliving High School Days

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

This couple wanted to have their bridal portraits taken back at their secondary school. It must have been hilarious to be back in their old classroom and recall all that familiar chaos. How we got away with some of the stuff we used to do still baffles me. It’s easy to feel nostalgic about school in hindsight, now that we no longer have homework, early rises and exams. But what Jacqueline and Chin Teik might not realise is how these photos with their bridal party have also created a new chapter of memories. Someday, they will look back at these wonderful shots by Edwin of Armadale Weddings and reminisce about the fun they had that day.

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

Edwin Tan Photography, Armadale Weddings. www.theweddignnotebook.com

JACQUELINE & CHIN TEIK {Malaysia}

Photography by Edwin Tan of Armadale Weddings / Location SMK Seafield, Subang Jaya

A Love Story Remake

There are many ways to share your love story. Some people revisit special places but it can be quite time consuming, so we like how this couple built a similar set instead. And rather than use a split screen, they had a ‘split’ in between them, which was pretty awesome. Brilliant work from the Greentomato team!

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Videography and Photography by Green Tomato Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

RONA & JON {Philippines}

Videography by Greentomato Wedding Videography / Concept and Styling by frenchtoast designs / Location Unfinished Room

Endless Possibilities

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Seriously, there is no reason for us to not like Funky Dali. They continually surprise us with new locations and are always overflowing with ideas. This is one of their latest bridal portrait shoots, and the added illustrations that were inspired by the couple’s life really caught our attention. A set of photos that is guaranteed to leave you with a smile.

Victor: “My cousin told me to ‘check out Funky Dali; they’re really “you”’, and the moment I heard the music they used for their videos/slideshows, I knew I’d found ‘the one’. We didn’t know what to expect, what with their crazy, funky ideas. Most of them were spontaneous and random. Be prepared for ‘interesting’ locations!”

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Funky Dali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SIEW LEE & VICTOR {Malaysia}

Art Direction and Photography by Funky Dali / Illustrations by Jing Kai

{Read more about it in our magazine}

Dramatic Paper Wedding Dress

Paper bridal gown. Raymond Phang Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We believe that every photographer has his/her own photography style so how do you distinguish a set of photos from that of a different couple if they were taken by the same photographer? Unless you let your photographer into your life, you won’t see any difference. Each couple has a story to tell, even if you aren’t looking for something too conceptual or staged.

The best thing about Raymond Phang and his team is that they are extremely good at interpreting each couple’s story and transforming it into a piece of art. Oftentimes that means taking on clients who aren’t afraid to explore different things. Sandora and Joshua, thanks for letting us share your pictures and may these photos remind you to always be adventurous in your journey ahead.

Creative bridal portraits. Raymond Phang Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Raymond Phang Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Concept paper bridal gown. Raymond Phang Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Paper bridal gown. Raymond Phang Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SANDORA & JOSHUA {Singapore}

Art Direction and Photography by Raymond Phang Photography

{Read more about the shoot in the magazine}

Blowing Kisses

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The burst of colour in these DIY and paper-themed bridal portraits is really perfect for this arty couple. The GIF stop-motions were carefully crafted, and they are by far one of our favourites. GIFs are the next big art form and we just love how this couple incorporated them into their portraits. Find out more about their thought process in our magazine.

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LORRA & ELBERT {Philippines}

Photography by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography / Hair and Makeup by Sabs Hernandez and Tony Dusich / Location The Blue Leaf Events Pavilions, Tanguig City

{Read more about it in the magazine}