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In September last year, I spent a day doing the Behind the Scenes (BTS) photography for a short film titled The Perm which was directed by Wee Li Lin. Tay Cheng San was the Director of Photography, Chua Seng Yew and Sabrina Poon were the Assistant Directors, Vanessa Sim was the Production Manager, Hanning Yap and Apple Ong were the Art Directors and Mike Wong was the Gaffer.

The synopsis for this short film is as follows:

Soft spoken Carolyn, 12, is on the cusp of the awkward teenage years. About to enter secondary school, Carolyn decides to get a trendy Korean hairstyle to kickstart the fact that she is now of age (within the Singapore school system) to perm her hair. Carolyn’s grandmother assures her that the best place to get the perm done is at grandma’s long time hair salon down the block. But is the salon Carolyn grew up in the right place to undertake this important rite of passage?

This film was shot in an actual “old school” hair salon and having such a small space to work in was an interesting challenge. Besides trying not to get in the way of any  crew member, I also had to be extremely careful not to appear in any of the mirrors all over the salon when the camera was rolling. Overall, the tight space made for quite a different shooting experience compared to the previous BTS shoots that I have done.

Check out a selection of the BTS photos from The Perm in the following slideshow. You can check out the shortened version of the full 6 and a half minute film here – The Perm:

Julien celebrated his 1st birthday with family and friends at the Pan Pacific Hotel’s Lobby Lounge. His party had a cute ‘little lamb’ theme with a lamb motif appearing on the various decorations and on top of his birthday cake. The relaxed feel of the party was a welcome change from the usual burst of activities in many children’s parties and it was heartwarming to see the intimate mingling amongst relatives and close friends of the birthday boy.

The following are a selection of photographs from Julien’s 1st birthday party.

Keeping the coverage of each wedding fresh and distinctive is a vital part of my photography. Even if a wedding is held at a location I have previously shot at or if the program for the day is similar to many other weddings I have covered, each occasion is still unique and different. It is these precise moments (both big and small) that the couple, their loved ones and friends experience that define and characterize each wedding. As a documentary style wedding photographer, I aim to capture the precious moments to tell the story of a wedding day.

Chung En and Jasmine were married a month ago. The following are a selection of highlights from their wedding day.