Perhaps it was his boisterous laugh, or his effervescent nature. Maybe it was the mystery that lay behind her abashed smiles. Or the soft-spoken tones that lilted in the air when she spoke to him. Whatever it is, there is a fascinating enigma that sits behind such opposites attracting that really intrigues the curiosity inside me. I often wonder, and ask, how it is, that two such different people can still unite and love one another with a strength and a force that is to be reckoned with.
My theory, after years of mulling over the relational riddle, I believe opposites come together to compliment one another where the other lacks. And the more couples I see who fall into the 'opposites' attract bandwagon, the more I believe it rings true. The loud encourager will lift up and push forward the shy unsure one. The easy going natured, will calm and soothe the anxious one. The organized and planned, will help pull together the one who has big ideas but isn't sure how to realize them. I could go on.
For Alvin and Shinny, It was the proverbial case of the animated high spirited boy who met, caught, and then victoriously won the heart of the shy, demure girl next door. From their courtship days where they would sit side by side by the local lake, walk hand in hand amongst the busy college campus, they are now going to journey heart to heart as one, as husband and wife :)
I'll be shooting their wedding really soon!! So I thought, before that happens, it would be a fabulous idea to blog their engagement session which they did with me recently :) This is for all of you who don't believe you can get pretty light in Malaysia. Most people think because I shoot mainly in Australia, that's where I get all the good light. Well, I believe if you plan well, go to the right location, and with God's favour, miracles can happen :)
Thank you so much Alvin and Shinny for trusting me with your shoot and location for it!! :) You got the sunlight you wanted :D I can't wait to have you in front of my lens again on your big day!! :D
Here are my faves from the session:
I LOVE this shot. It was one of my favourites of the day.
Another favourite :)
The light was simply GLORIOUS that morning :)
I love my flare!! :D
Shinny is hands down stunning. Did you know she is also a fabulous makeup artist? Yes people, she did herself for this shoot :)
My favourite portrait of Shinny for the day. The light was just pefect! :D
Then a change to a casual theme :) I love casual shoots! :D
Alvin is also a photographer! Talk about pressure! Shooting a photographer AND a makeup artist! haha :) Here they are mucking around with their toy.
Girls with fabulous shoes are THE BEST. bold colours are awesome! :D
And lastly, hands down my FAVOURITE shot of the entire session. I've wanted to do this shot for awhile, but have been waiting for the right time, location, etc. This was perfect. Thanks Shinny. Your hand made hearts were the last ingredient I needed to finish a shot I've had in my head for a year :)
Have a beautiful day everyone! I'm sitting here writing this post with back aches and a headache, with international guests staying over, and I have a shoot to be at tomorrow, so bear with me as normality resumes in the JSP world! :D