Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quick update


Sorry for the lack of updates. November has been an exciting month. From the drive to Mildura and back, to being stuck on the Western Freeway for an hour in a limousine with the bridal party (we arrived fashionably late for the wedding), from the unusually wet weekends , to the equipment being stolen, each experience has made me a better photographer.

Time to catch up with some photo editing until the December madness starts.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Effects of makeup on wedding photos : Interview with Liren Neo

Wedding Photos portal is delighted to have the opportunity to interview Liren Neo, a renowned makeup artist consultant to share with us her thoughts on how makeup affects your wedding photos.
Who is Liren Neo?
Liren Neo is part of a rare breed of Professional Makeup Consultants in Singapore whose philosophy is all about bringing out every woman’s natural beauty through makeup.

With a career spanning some 15 years, Liren’s forte is in the Bridal Makeup industry. She provides actual day and night bridal makeup, ROM wedding makeup and overseas wedding shoot services.

She also brings a wealth of experience and credibility to the field of makeup in the film and fashion industries. Her diversified portfolio is a testament to her reputation as a renowned makeup artist where celebrities, show hosts and fashion models have witnessed her magical prowess.

Besides her work as a professional makeup artist, Liren finds the time to impart her knowledge and skills through her makeup, image and styling classes at her boutique studio in Tanjong Pagar Plaza.

Q1: Why is good makeup so important for bridal couples?
A: Good makeup is important especially for brides. Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so you definitely want to look beautiful, because it helps boost your confidence. Also, you want to be able to look through your wedding photographs years after and still feel that you looked great during the wedding. If a bride’s makeup is done properly, it will inspire the photographer to take better pictures too.

Q2: Should makeup be the same for both weding photography shoot and actual wedding day?
A: No. I discuss with a bride about details such as location, theme and wedding photography style, and propose a suitable look after that. My style of makeup is natural, as it can enhance a woman’s features better. I focus more on sharing skincare tips with her, and pay more attention to foundation because the coverage must last through the day.

Q3: How should a bride prepare for her wedding photography shoot?
1) Take good care of your skin. Besides a proper skincare routine (cleanser, toner and moisturiser), exercise regularly and get sufficient rest. That way, your skin will look radiant and smooth
2) Avoid drinking excessive water the day before your shoot
3) Communicate with your makeup artist clearly regarding your requirements – for example, discuss with him/her the wedding theme, venue and colours you prefer
4) Get your hair trimmed
5) Don’t try new skincare products as these may cause allergic reaction
6) Stay away from unhealthy food
7) Improve your body language by flipping through magazines to learn about poses for photographs.

Q4: What is the most important element in bridal makeup?
A: Good bridal makeup brings more colour to the face and enhances your natural beauty. The eyes are especially important, so the makeup in this area must enhance your emotions and expressions. Good eye makeup begins with contouring because it helps create the appearance of bigger and brighter eyes. It draws attention to the bride’s face instantly.

Q5: Do you have any tips for grooms?
A: Of course, because it is also an important day for the groom. Besides exercising to keep himself fit, he should eat a balanced diet. The groom can discuss clothing options such as moustache and spectacles with the makeup artist. I usually encourage him to explore a different look, such as styling his hair in a new way. Any haircut should be done at least a fortnight before the big day. I’ll also recommend a facial and manicure.

By: Liren Neo
~Beauty Magic by Liren Neo~
Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Road,
Tanjong Pagar Plaza,
Singapore 082001

Mobile: +65 9768 6075
Website: http://www.lirenneo.com/
Email: enquiry@lirenneo.com
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/BeautyMagicbyLirenNeo


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Relive your memories with your wedding photos

Original article by Wedding Photos Singapore

Worth More than a Thousand Words

When I ask my parents about how they met, they always show me pictures of their courtship days. The bulk of yellow-edged wedding photos that describe their joy. They may have their quarrels and fights (typical of any marriage), but those wedding pictures always remind me that the essence of their marriage is him carrying her over the threshold. A commitment to hold on to each to other.

It is perhaps a cliché to say that a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime stab at happiness, but hardly anyone can deny that there are few days which are capable of bringing you true bliss. Your weddings should be one of them. Sometimes, wedding photos fade from proud displays in newly-bought homes to being kept away in storage boxes in the store-room. No matter where they are tucked away, wedding photos are like compact books of blissful happiness that reminds married couples and their children of what they had set out to have.

Some say that wedding photos are a waste of money, the more cynical complain of its vapid one-dimensional character. However, if you are of the mind that they remind you of something more inherent to your marriage, then there is value in your wedding photos. Personally, I think that wedding photos symbolise the beginning of a journey. Many wedding photos used to be taken below an archway, an open gate. I believe that they are gateways to a journey (hackneyed as they sound) because both parties have taken an oath. Behind the physical photos lie deeper meanings in ceremonial clothes, a rite of passage into a new place.

Yes, encrypted in wedding photos are memories that you hope you can show to your children, and your grand children.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

behind-the-scene photos from Tasmania pre-wedding photography trip

Here are some behind-the-scene photos from our recent pre-wedding photography trip to Tasmania, the one that I had to work in knee-deep ice.

Photos courtesy of Beauty Magic by Liren Neo.

4 degree celcius at Cradle Mountain, FREEZING!!!! That's me holding CF's waist to prevent him falling into the river. It's a brotherly act, and the purple scarf certainly made me look manly.

Picturesque Tassie.

Folding the impossible-to-fold reflector

The wind pressing the reflector against my magnificent and gorgeous frame.
Guess who's driving? Nearly 1000km covered in 2 days.

Dinner on the Spirit of Tasmania, polished them off in 2 minutes.
and finally, THE GANG!!!!!!

Visit this link for more behind-the-scene photos! Video coming soon.

For pre-wedding photography enquiries, please call Teddy 04 05642535 or email ted@teddytan.com.au


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Food and beverage supplies for the road trip

Driving up to Mildura and Warburton over this coming weekend, for 2 separate wedding photography assignments. I wouldn't say I am a road trip veteran but I do know a thing or two that will make the trip more enjoyable.

Something that ranks high on my priority list is food and beverage. Here's what will sustain me physically:

food,drink,V energy drink,lipton

3 x 1.5L water (for the thirst)
1 x 1.5L lipton ice tea (for thirst with a twist)
4 x 500ml V energy drink (for extra kick when energy level is low)
2 x buns pack from bread top (taro and gree tea, in case can't find food during the journey)
1 x extra chewing gum (to keep awake while driving)

Setting off in 10 hours time!


Monday, November 1, 2010

No-Rain guarantee

It was a weekend of wet weather here in Melbourne. The weather forecast predicted flooding in some areas, and the monthly average rainfall was to be poured over the weekend. It was also Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival. In addition to betting on the horses, the punters even came up with the idea of betting how much rain to fall on Derby Day. Such was the severity and publicity about the rain.

I was shooting an outdoor wedding (Phath and Naro) on Derby Day. Luckily, we were blessed with clear skies for the 4 hours we were outside. The limo driver Burgz (probably spelled wrongly) said he had connection upstairs. Funnily, I had connection upstairs too, wondering if it is the same guy. If you are thinking of having an outdoor wedding, consider hiring wedding photographer melbourne and Exclusive Limousines for your guarantee against being rained out.

Here's a photo I took 2 months back.

Rainy Days


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