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I recently spent a few days doing the Behind The Scenes (BTS) photography for the music video of this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) theme song which was released yesterday. The 2018 NDP music video with a theme of “Portraits” was directed by Wee Li Lin and is a revamp of the 1987 classic, ‘We Are Singapore’. I covered 4 out of the 6 days of principal photography. It was a fun shoot but physically sapping for me with the hot sweltering heat last month. Hats off to all the cast and crew who went through the filming with smiles and lots of energy!

The music video features artistes Charlie Lim, Vanessa Fernandez, Joanna Dong, Aisyah Aziz, Shak’thiya Subramaniam and Kevin Lester (THELIONCITYBOY). Some of the crew members:- Co-Producer – Sharon Ng, Director of Photography – Malay Prakash, Assistant Directors – Eysham Ali, Laavania Krishna, & Faraz Hussain, Location Manager – Chu Hao Pei, Production Manager – Shuan Lek, Gaffer – Colin Peh and Art Director – Jedidah Neo.

The following are a selection of my BTS photographs. As always, my BTS photographs are dedicated to the hardworking crew that work hidden behind the scenes to make the magic we see!

 

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:-