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I have done quite a number of wedding shoots at the Blue Ginger Restaurant over the past few years. They have a talented team that personalises each wedding according to the needs of the wedding couple. Everything from the decor to the food is tastefully customised for the couple. More often than not, I have come across decorations that were painstakingly handmade for the wedding. As such, I always look forward to seeing what the team has come up with when I have a shoot there.

If you would like to explore having your wedding at the Blue Ginger Restaurant, contact Alan at (+65) 9755 8603. The following are some photographs of the decor from 3 recent weddings.

Last month, I covered David & Tessa’s wedding. Their wedding was graced by family and friends from all over the world who got to see some of the local wedding customs like the gatecrashing by the groom, and the tea ceremony. David is German and Tessa is Singaporean. The wedding ceremony was held in an open air courtyard at the Methodist Girls’ School which Tessa attended. The cloudy and cool weather in the late afternoon was a welcomed blessing.

There were many moments that stood out for me at the wedding — David and his groomsmen’s surprise attack at the start of the gatecrashing; David & Tessa’s first ever kiss on the lips after their solemnisation (throughout their courtship, they wanted to save the first kiss on the lips for when they were married); the father of the bride’s band performances; and hearing the beautiful duet David and Tessa sang after their solemnisation. They sang a bilingual rendition of Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd) with David singing in German and Tessa in English.

The following are a selection of photos that covers David & Tessa’s wedding day:-

About 6 years ago, I wrote a blog post “Do you print your photographs?” which spoke about the importance of printing my work within my whole process of photography. I was reading through the post earlier this week and my sentiments have not changed one bit.

I am currently nearing the end of a personal project to print out a selection of my family photos for 2016 and 2017. It has been a tedious but rewarding journey as I go through 2 years of photographs, select the ones I think are worth printing, post process them if needed and print them out. Each image is printed at around A5 size. Prints for November 2017’s selected images were just done this week.

The stack of photos for this project is now standing about 3.5 inches tall. Once the last of the printing is done, I will arrange them by month and go through one last round of culling the photos. Those that survive the final culling session will be sequenced properly and stuck into photo albums. I am looking forward to the day when I can sit down with my family and flip through the albums!

One thing I like about prints is that it gives other people the opportunity to enjoy my images on their walls. About 80% of the proceeds from the sale of my prints go towards my children’s pre-school education fund. The most recent sales have been able to cover my daughter’s K2 fees this year. The prints ordered mostly ranged from A4 to A2 in size. A highlight for me was seeing one of my images printed large (1.8 x 0.8m) and Diasec mounted (the photograph is bonded directly and permanently to an acrylic sheet)!

A big thank you to everyone who has bought prints from me over the years. I trust that all of you are still enjoying the images. This year, the proceeds from the sale of prints will go towards my son’s pre-school fees when he begins nursery next year. If you see any images on my website that you would like to have on your wall or mantlepiece, please drop me a note via the contact me link.