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WD: Weslee + David

It was such a pleasure to have documented Weslee and David’s engagement sessions which had some unfortunate weather but luckily when the wedding day came it was the best thing we could have hoped for. Documenting in this space was so much fun, there was an exuberant amount of light, unique spaces, and of course some of the interesting taxidermy located throughout. Please check out some of my favorite images.

Photographer: Kevin Liang + Peter Chan

Venue: Explorer’s Club

Wedding Cake: Milk Bar

Also a fun little thing happened, NBC News was doing a story about Weslee’s awesome company Boxed.com and some of my images were shown on the segment, which was totally awesome! I just had to share that =) now onto the images.

Love these compasses as souvenirs at the wedding and seat assignments.

One of my favorite wedding dress shots. Noticed this natural two-toned coloring from the windows so I placed the three rings for Weslee strategically to get this shot. David getting ready.Mom helping Weslee with the final details.
All the ladiesGetting ready for the first look.Can’t help but smile when I see a moment like this.
Ooo that penguin …Portrait success.
Another one from a different view.Framed it as she was rushing down to greet her friends and guest. A NYC moment.Love this gate and the fun they had with it. Two views, same feelings =)Having two perspective is always great during a wedding as it shows two different thoughts on the shot but both coming out equally wonderful.
A touching moment of Weslee’s brother with his son before the ceremony begins. In every shot I think about placing relevant subject/objects in the frame to tell a more complete story. For this walk down the aisle I was lucky I could include David in the frame as you see Weslee smiling away.I knew how important Grandma Beatie was to Weslee and to document moments like this one. I knew I did my job.Their candidness is just breathtaking. Who doesn’t want a photo with this Polar Bear!!!!I just had to place the bouquet here.All smiles and wonderful stories during the speeches.A low-key cake cutting shot…
Turned to some fun, cake feeding.Their amazing first dance, it was such a tight space but luckily with a strobe, and a 14mm lens I made it work. Don’t know what was said but this makes me laugh everytime. Someone got REAL low!!!Love it when guest just have an incredible time.A great end to the night.

E-Session: Vanessa + Jonathan

These two amazingly kind people contacted me a year ago from Singapore and asked if I would help them document their engagement session in NYC. I was floored when I got that email and was thankful that they entrusted me with this task. Check out some of my favorite images for Vanessa and Johnathan session:

We explored Rockefeller Center documenting some iconic locations before we went up to the Top of the Rock observatory.They were brave to get onto the street to capture them in front of the church.Their candid smiles made me a happy photographer.
Timeless.
It’s all about timing for this shot. The rain stopped, people disapppered from the frame, and the moment was just right…
Back against the door, head on the door handle…all worth it to get these lines converging on Jonathan and Vanessa.We arrived here around 8pm and there was no one in sight. It was pretty amazing to have the entire NYPL steps to ourselves…couldnt ask for anything better.Just chilling with Patience.Always found the entrance to grand central terminal just as iconic if not a better perspective to show the wonderful architecture with the busy scene of NYC.Sometimes the simplest gestures create the biggest impact in an image.One of my favorite shots of all time. It helps that the station was basically cleared of anyone and it was just them isolated in this one moment.Noticed these spotlights on the ground and had to use them.When in NYC come see a broadway show and they sure did. They saw Aladdin and I couldn’t resist to come back to capture a few shots in this very spot.This was such a hidden gem in Times Square. I never noticed this before but I am glad I did.

What a great way to spend the evening in NYC with these two incredible people. I hope our paths cross again, maybe when I am in Singapore. =)