Monday, July 20, 2009

Photoshoot Day 17-7-09

I have finally finished my photoshoot last Friday 17-7-09!
That day, BB and I arrived at Marina Square and had our breakfast at Mac at 8am.. We left for Bliss Bridal shop at 9am because I thought our appointment was 9am.
When we reached the place, it was in darkness! I then realised I have remembered the timing wrongly as it was supposed to be 930am instead. hee... so we went to the Coffeeclub downstairs and sat there to wait for them. Big Breakfast...hee...
see...not opened yet...we're the 1st customers of the day!!
930am sharp: The photoshoot studio opened shop on time and Lihua and Xinyan were already there. One bride was also already sitting there. Lihua is a very nice, pretty and chirpy lady and she asked me to go loo first afterwhich she started to do the makeup for me while the groom just sits and wait for his turn.. :p

me with this cute 'stick-on' ribbon, while Lihua's busy finding makeup for me..heehe..
My 1st Indoor Evening gown look.. =) sweet pink
BB's 1st look to match me! *pink cravat*
About 1015am: Steven arrived and he talked to us about the photoshoot venues and photography styles that we wanted afterwhich, he then went to prepare the studio setup. He's also a very friendly man who knows how to crack jokes. We hit it off with him pretty well and I know we are in good hands as he has many years of photography experience (abt 10 yrs of wedding photography experience at least + in the middle of which he also took on commercial photoshoots for a few yrs).
My 2nd look - Actual Day Evening Gown
BB with dark maroon cravat to match mine too
My 3rd look - Princessy Wedding Gown
I felt like a model that day because time is precious and I have 5 indoor gowns to shoot. haha.. and I gotta change my outfit and hairdo fast. I took pics of all my gowns and hairdo EXCEPT..... my Actual Day Wedding Gown and Outdoor Day Gown!!! SOBSOBSOB..... because we're in a rush and BB forgot to take for me.... Nvm lor... you all will get to see them when the photoalbum is ready :)
Me with 5th look (Indoor)...omitted 4th look as it was the Actual Day Wedding Gown look
415pm: We got ready to go out for our Outdoor shoot. It was a cloudy day and it was not raining and so we're quite lucky..hehe.. and we 'zoomed' around in a Mercedes car with a chatty driver. haa...
First stop: St. Andrews' Cathedral
While shooting there, one lorry van drove past us and the passenger at the passenger's seat leaned his whole head out and shouted "CONGRATS!!!" so loudly, that I returned his surprised sudden greeting with a huge wave of my flower bouquet. hahaa... Then he leaned out again and waved happily back. (*^o^)
Then there was also an indian (foreign) lady who requested to take a photo of BB and I..hee...
BB's outdoor Day look..haha...he purposely chose a bow tie.. *faint*
2nd stop: Hort Park
This is my 1st time there at the hub and it was a really nice experience! I LOVE the greenery there and as it was not sunny, Steven said that this brings out the colors of the greenery even better! He showed us previews of our shots too and it was very nice.. hee..
I also like the shots at the spiral staircase...very very nice...and also romantic. :)
It was about 615pm when we ended our shoots at Hort Park and I then changed into my own evening gown which I brought along for the shoot. hee.. SO in fact, I have 7 change of gowns for that day!!
Hort Park has this baby changing room big enough for u to change your gowns and there's a big mirror outside, so it's very good!
Last stop: Clarke Quay
We had our night shoot at Clarke Quay and we were very much in time to capture the beautiful sunset nightsky with hinges of orange, purple and pink and blue... :)
Our night shots are mostly "COOL" styles, i.e. no smile...ahhaa... act cool lor... hopefully I don't turn out fierce... *lol*
About 745pm, we ended our shoot for the day and headed back to the studio.
Overall, it was a very nice experience and not as hectic and tiring as I thought it would be.
Me with my own 7th gown - Cheongsum style mermaid gown that can also be worn as a tube gown instead of the 'cheong-sum collar' hehe..This pic is taken after our photoshoot when we were back at the studio..
Just remember brides, to bring along 1 pair of slippers (which I wore the whole day because the gown practically covers our legs and can't be seen!! hehe.. and also it makes walking so much easier! I only changed into my black lace heels during night shoots when it revealed my legs..hee..)
Also bring 1 water bottle with straw, tissue papers, blotters too.

Other than that, nothing else to bring except yourselves and props (if any). heeheh..

For guys, just bring along your shirts (of diff colors which u think may be able to match the bride's gown) and shoes. The rest of the things like vest, tie,jackets etc are all provided by the shop!! I didn't know about this so I 'forced' BB to buy 1 silver tie as backup..hahaha....but he brought along 5 diff shirts to match me lor... =p

For brides, accessories wise are all taken care of by the shop. Just bring your heels and slippers will do.
And actually, if you're wearing covered-toe shoes, it's not necessary to do pedicure for your feet!! Otherwise, it's just a waste of money as really... you won't be able to see much of your toes anyway.
I regretted abit for doing pedicure..hahaa... my $20 just flew away for pedicure..:p
At least for manicure (which I did French manicure), there's some closeup shots of my hands..hahaha...

Hope the above info helps you all!! manicured hand...*sorry, if u look closer, I had 'destroyed' part of it due to my violence during the photoshoot.. (>_<)

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