Love Stories

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.”

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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

A Wedding Worth Revisiting

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We imagine many men were heartbroken when the news went out that the beautiful and talented Sonia was getting married, and even more so now that Janice, her identical twin sister, has also tied the knot. We don’t share the same sentiment; we’re overjoyed that they have both found the love of their lives. Jayesslee is probably one of the first few YouTube stars that we actually loved. They’re so talented they actually make ‘Gangnam Style’ sound bearable.

For those of you who don’t know, Andy is actually their drummer and manager. This is one beautiful wedding – every moment of it. The bridesmaids were gorgeous in coral colours, and their dog got to be one of the coolest ring bearers in town. The hundreds of white balloons ascending up into the sky, and the couple’s loved ones sitting in the wide open field enjoying the night together. For all this, we have Jenny Sun and her team to thank.

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SONIA & ANDY {Australia}

Photography by Jenny Sun Photography / Wedding Planning Dress Heaven / Flowers and Décor by Dress Heaven / Celebrant Reverend Joshua Choi

A Decade Of Love

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Maybe you are married and wondering why you are still checking out wedding websites every other day. Perhaps you have a lot of things you wish you had done. No worries, your 10-year anniversary can be your next excuse to put on a huge celebration, or make it five years. We love the sand art here, it’s inspired us to create something the next time we’re on a beach.

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Norris: “All we wanted was to have a small, romantic and intimate ceremony, and bring our friends to the shores of Boracay. This was supposed to be our 10th year celebration. No frills. No fireworks. We did not fret over little details. The amazing location took care of everything. It was relaxed and casual with lots of love. Our good friends and family were there to witness it. It was perfect.”

Tips from the bride: “Have a budget and stick to it. If you are having a destination wedding, hire a local wedding planner!”

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

{Steal Norris’s Pinterest board}

NORRIS & RICHARD {Philippines}

Photography by Shutterfairy Photography / Videography by Jake Olaso / Venue Asya Premiere Suites Boracay / Number of Guests 75 / Wedding Planning by Amanda Tirol / Bridal Gown by Alvina Valenta / Bride’s Shoes by Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup by Ferns of Victor Ortega Salon / Jewellery by Givenchy / Groom’s Attire by Indochino / Wedding Bands by Luo M Jewelry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Amsale from David’s Bridal / Groomsmen’s Attire by H&M / Bridal Bouquet by Vatel Manila / Flowers and Décor by Asya Premiere Suites Boracay / Art and Stationery by Paper Source and Etsy

Love Is…

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Here we go again, talking about how typography can really change your whole wedding day style. Both Tiffany and Mark are designers, and Mark is actually a typographer too.

We’ve lost count of how many designers’ weddings we have featured. Their refusal to conform to the norm always catches our eye when we see one of their weddings. There’s always a strong message and concept that carries through, and it’s such a joy to see them share their creativity with their loved ones.

This couple wed on 09.10.11 in Palm Springs, thus the iconic logotype “Nine.Ten.Eleven.” They rented the entire Movie Colony Hotel in Palm Springs, and used it as a blank canvas for their art. You can see it doesn’t look dated at all because good designs last for some time. The simple, clean typography also definitely helped. Mike Arick Photography did an awesome job of capturing all the details.

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mark: “Nine.Ten.Eleven., as we referred to it, became the general theme for the event. The location choice – Palm Springs, CA – gave us inspiration for our bright yellow colour palette and the wedding title, ‘A Celebration in the Desert’.

“We are both graphic designers so we created a bunch of fun stuff to go along with the ceremony and reception. A few of the things we created were waterjet-cut invitations, custom screen-printed placemats, and balloons that were made for our photobooth.”

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

TIFFANY & MARK {US}

Photography by Mike Arick Photography / Ceremony Venue Wellness Park, Palm Springs / Reception Venue Movie Colony Hotel, Palm Springs / Jewellery by 82 Degrees / Food Truck by Border Grill / Desserts by Esquisite Desserts / Art and Stationery by pprwrk studio / Entertainment by Tini Grey

Personalised Vintage Themed Wedding

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Determined not to have a ‘cookie cutter’ wedding, this couple went all out for an old-fashioned feel, including with a vintage car, fascinators and hats, all on this historical plot of land – Erskine College in Island Bay, Wellington. It is a former girls’ boarding school, currently used often for events. Thanks to We Do Photography & Design for sharing this set of photos with us.

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Nikki, the creative one of the duo, tried to personalise things as much as she could, including her wedding dress and the stationery. Maybe it is the designer part of us speaking, but we think typography really sets the tone and mood in an event. Here, the font choice was perfect, and see how beautifully it was used to label each table, which were all streets of significance in this couple’s lives, embellished with funny anecdotes.

We also love how the programme sheets were printed on Kraft paper, which went really well with their vintage brown look. People should so totally start exploring paper stock – they actually might not cost more and they make a great amount of difference.

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We Do Photography & Design. www.theweddingnotebook.com

NIKKI & JIMMI {New Zealand}

Photography by We Do Photography & Designs / Venue Erskine College, Island Bay, Wellington / Bridal Dress by Sally Eagle / Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Connor / Groom’s Attire by Wilkins Formal Wear / Wedding Bands by Partridge Jewellers / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Sally Eagle / Groomsmen’s Attire by Wilkins Formal Wear / Bridal Car Rental by Capital Limos / Flowers and Décor by Allure Florist / Wedding Cake by Vicky McCartney’s Creations / Catering by Fine Cuisine / Favours by SANDS / Rentals by Party Hire / Wedding Invitations by Nikki Corbishley Art and Design / Entertainment by Andrew Savage / DJ-ing by The Wedding Crashers

Polka Dot Engagement Party

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Having a small wedding seems to be an unattainable dream in Asia, which is probably why more brides make it a point to plan engagement parties these days. It gives you the space to do some DIY stuff and be creative. Here is one such party, complete with all the DIY ideas from Pinterest here.

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jit Min: “I wanted something bright and fun while he wanted something cool. After much research, we decided to go with yellow and grey with a polka dot pattern. It was all good in the beginning, then halfway through we just got more excited and started adding more and more things. But it turned out great! Our families and friends helped with the décor arrangements.

“Everything was memorable for us – the exchanging of rings, not to mention our ‘first-kiss’. It was a good time with family and close friends, some of which we had not seen for a long time.”

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

JIT MIN & KIN SANG {Malaysia}

Photography by Andrew Yep Photographie / Venue Kokopelli Travellers Bistro, Petaling Jaya / Number of Guests 55 / Jewellery by Tiffany & Co / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Desserts by WHISK Espresso Bar + Bake Shop

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

Colourful Bohemian-Themed Wedding

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We are falling in love with the wedding scene in the Philippines. Here’s a bohemian-themed wedding with a fun spectrum of colours that is filled with personal touches and yet is elegant.

We adore the Polaroid seating cards featuring photos of famous on- and off-screen couples. And did we mention that the bride is Gizelle, one of the main forces behind Cuckoo Cloud Concepts? This wedding, carefully framed and presented by Marlon Capuyan Photography, will definitely light up a mundane week.

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gizelle: “I have always injected a little boho into my life despite being in the city. When I met Harry, he was a bit uptight. Over the years, we’ve influenced each other and have learned to live more freely, hence our bohemian-themed wedding. Not being able to decide on the colours, we decided to take inspiration from the peacock and use a plethora of colours.

“One of the most memorable moments was when I walked down the aisle to Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’ played by a violin, and Harry was waiting for me at the end, with a big smile. At that moment, I felt like everything fell into place and the start of our life together began. The second moment was when we entered the reception area and Harry and I were laughing as our guests cheered us on, and he did the twist, as promised!”

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Even when you want to do some DIY for your wedding, you should still invest in an effective and experienced coordinator to help you through the process of planning. Your wedding day should be your day and should be as stress free as possible.”

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

GIZELLE & HARRY {Philippines}

Photography by Marlon Capuyan Photography / Videography by Thaad Sabolboro of Kaleidoscope Concepts / Ceremony Venue National Shrine of St. Joseph / Reception Venue Cebu City Sports Club / Number of Guests 180 / Event Styling by Cuckoo Cloud Concepts / Bridal Gown by Dino Lloren / Bride’s Shoes by Shandar / Hair and Makeup by Vanessa Gamus / Flowers and Décor by German & Christine Flower Shop / Wedding Cake by Kusina Habana / Wedding Coordinated by Deoliza Rapad of Eventfully Events / Wedding Invitations by Forever Afternoon / Entertainment Ron Soloista

Wedding Ceremony At Tirtha Uluwatu

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Most of you will recognise this iconic venue – Tirtha Uluwatu. Is it the structure that looks like a floating pavilion, the pathway across the pool, or the vast horizon of the ocean as a backdrop? Thanks to EverMotion Photography for sharing with us this wedding. This place always leaves us in awe, which is what the architect intended for it to do and be – a dream wedding venue. This couple kept it simple with white orchid arrangements, directing all attention to the gorgeous bride.

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding Ceremony at Tirtha Uluwatu. Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ELVYRA & DENNY {Indonesia}

Photography by EverMotion Photography / Venue Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali

A Shanghai Songstress

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Forgive us for being such a sucker for the work of Chris Ling International Photographers. We lust after fashion photography. It makes our heart leap with excitement every time we see a photographer go to so much effort to create the right lighting and mood for a shoot.

Their Hong Kong division created this conceptual piece, which was inspired by Wong Kar Wai’s ‘In The Mood For Love’. We know these are just photos, but it feels like we can hear 50s music playing. Like good photos do, they evoke emotions and make our imaginations go wild.

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

KAREN & SAMUEL {China}

Photography by Chris Ling International Photographers / Location Shanghai

Little Pink Tea Party

Candy buffet. Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Let’s get all sugar high in this pink-themed engagement party planned by Pineapple Studio. The pastel blue wall in Marmalade Café definitely makes it an even more joyful place for special occasions. We are definitely fans of short dresses; brides should so start wearing them for garden weddings.

Yumie: “I wanted something warm and cosy. Pink because it’s my favourite colour. I’m a very meticulous person, so I told my wedding planner the kind of design I was looking for, right down to the cake design I wanted. I’m so glad that Naomi understood and was able to translate it to reality.

“My favourite moment of the day was when the registrar announced us husband and wife. It was so emotional. This is the guy I want to spend the rest of my life with!

“I also absolutely loved my custom-made dress. I’m a tutu lover, so the dress had this fluffy bottom.”

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

YUMIE & SHAWN {Malaysia}

Photography by Pineapple Studio / Venue Marmalade Café in Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 60 / Wedding Planning by Naomi Ching of Pineapple Studio / Bridal Gown by Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Hair and Makeup by Kelly Yong / Groom’s Attire by Armani Exchange / Flowers and Décor by Pineapple Studio / Wedding Cake by Rosalind / Art and Stationery by The Idealist Studio

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