26 January 2013
// runway bandits lookbook ii
Model: Irina Tan (Cal-Carries)
Wardrobe: Runway Bandits
Photographer: Amanda Wong
Equipment: 5DMII + 50mm f/1.4
Flickr: runway bandits lookbook ii
This was shot in December for Runway Bandits with Irina (whom I loveeee working with) at a house we call the Midget Residence because the ceiling height is probably only about 2m. :b
I really love this lookbook, also because it's RWB, edgy and there's Irina, and a lot of white! Photographers out there (in Singapore), you gotta work with her! She's versatile and so creative with her poses, she keeps me inspired throughout the shoot. :)
It's officially been a year since working with RWB, they were my my first client/paid shoot since establishing beautifuladieu as a business and I'm so happy to have such a great client as a friend :> (SY, if you're reading this - we're bound for life now ok hahaha)
Looking at the past 11 lookbooks I've done for them, I've seen decent improvement in the way I shoot and edit. (In that period, I forced myself to learn Photoshop to edit better, and I guess I can say I'm pretty proficient in basic Photoshop now. :B) And whut, despite all the tight deadlines and juggling school work at the same time, I can only say that I love what I do more and more everyday. :)
Thank you for keeping me going!
P.S. If you have me on instagram/facebook, you would already know that I just bought a new lens for myself! *Drumroll* ..........yes, the 85mm f/1.2L! The same lens I rented for the Dear Laura shoot - I fell in love with it the moment I touched it the first time. I already had my first shoot with it yesterday with Earl Grey Party, and it was nothing short of fantastic! Here's a preview :)
So excited to be shooting with this beauty from now on!
Follow me on instagram (@beautifuladieu) and Facebook for more photo updates if you haven't! :)
03 January 2013
// happy 2013 + giveaway
(Photo taken in Shen Zhen, May 2012)
Happy and blessed new year! Sorry this is a little late, I was stuck in 2012 until last night, haha. I originally wanted to post pictures of my personal life throughout the last year but seeing as my dad stalks my blog, I figured not. Kidding, hi dad if you're reading this! Now, I'm just going to briefly summarize the year.
In 2012, I...
- started taking up paid assignments (and still going great!)
- went back to church after 8 years
- got involved with parrots
- travelled to 6 cities
- had a wonderful 21st!
- met awesome friends (like Wilson and Melvin)
- met a couple of photographer friends from overseas
- shot my first wedding and pre-wedding
- learnt studio lights and shot in studios
- used artificial lights
- worked with SUPER awesome clients :)
- did my first huge production shoot with Dear Laura
- held a giveaway when beautifuladieu turned 1!
And now... I have another giveaway, which ends tomorrow, 4 January at 10pm!
(Click on the picture for more details!)
Calling artists, solo-preneurs, photographers... This is the planner for you! It's beautifully illustrated by Leonie Dawson! When I first saw this, I immediately bought it, and even bought 2 more copies to giveaway as a way of saying thank you for being part of my journey in 2012.
This planner is an e-book (in PDF format), until you print it of course. I've already printed and binded mine in A5, which makes it really handy to carry around! This planner really helps you stay focused and keeps you on track for your business. It's definitely something you should have!
Enter the giveaway here!
If you want to find out more about Leonie, visit her website! :)
Lastly... follow me on Instagram (@beautifuladieu) if you want to see more photos from my personal life, and the occasional behind the scenes photos from my shoots!
Have a blessed new year! xo