•19 December, 2012 • 7 Comments
Last Sunday, we descended to the beautiful and quiet Surrey Gardens where the Yu family posed, smiled and laughed for the camera. Russ, the family’s pooch, came along too. I must say he was pretty good before the camera.
My friendship with the Yu family started way back in the middle-late 90s. Patsy was like my Sunday School mentor when I first assisted her in her class. Later, I taught both her elder 2 children in Sunday School when they were in Standards 5 and 6. Our friendship deepened when we arrived Melbourne and they are now like family to me. After all, the kids still call me Jie Jie You Meng (“Jie Jie” means sister). Blessings to you all.
Russ at the feet of his mistress.
The lull before the…
…J U M P !!!!
Russ and his mistress.
•14 December, 2012 • 2 Comments
With four young children, Moses and Sharon are definitely the calmest parents I have ever met. I will always remember the sight when I walked into church one Sunday; Sharon was playing the piano and Moses had the four kids sitting with him quietly. Hats off to both of them!!
As I was going through the images, especially those of the children, I am thankful that photography today enables us to capture images of our children at their naivety, playfulness, awe and joy (hmmm…self-advertising; but seriously). Speaking of which a photography session with my family is long overdue.
Thank you Moses and Sharon for trusting me with the camera. Hope you enjoy these photos (and more to come in the CD). God bless. See you guys soon.
•4 December, 2012 • 2 Comments
The wedding ceremony was simple, just as Z & J had intended it to be. Yet, it was a special day for them as they vowed and promised their love and faithfulness to each other (…and also as they signed above the dotted lines ). It was also a day of celebration for them, as well as for Z’s mum and their friends who witnessed the ceremony. Thank you Z & J for giving me the privilege to be part of your special day. May God’s blessings be upon your marriage.
Z & J love taking crazy photos, so why not one on their special day.
•16 November, 2012 • Leave a Comment
He was born and raised in Australia and she, in Malaysia. An interesting read at their wedding lunch reception goes like this, ”Dave is Mr Messy, Steph is Miss Neat. And ne’er the twain shall meet”. Yet meet they shall and the knot was tied on 10.11.12. What an easy wedding date to remember. No excuses for forgetting wedding anniversaries any more!
I have known Steph since she was about 10 years old. How time has flown, and she has now grown into a beautiful and confident young lady. Creative too, as evident in the wedding itself. Thank you Steph and Dave for including me in your wedding celebration and may God’s blessing and favour be upon your marriage always.
Wedding favours in the form of a “scoop as much lolly as you want” box. What a great idea. How sweet is that!
Well-wishes postcards that reflect Steph’s and Dave’s interests; books for Steph and Star Wars for Dave.
Princess Leia and Han Solo?
One for the internet community.
Scribing a well-wish for the happy couple.
Steph’s dad making a speech.
And the mandatory Chinese “Yum Seng” (akin to ”Cheers”, but many decibels louder and not for the faint-hearted).
And the journey begins. May God be with you.
•20 June, 2011 • 4 Comments
I first met Pam and Nick at a camping trip in Queenscliff back in 2009. Pam is the cousin of my childhood friend, Karen. Pam has such a sweet and bubbly nature that it is really easy to get along with her. As for Nick, I will always remember him and his trusty wrist gadget that informed us campers the exact moment rain arrived. As soon as he announced “Now!” everyone ran for shelter, the skies opened and buckets of rain poured down. Very impressive!
Congrats Pam and Nick. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your laughter (and tears) filled wedding.
God bless your marriage.
•13 January, 2011 • 4 Comments
My recent trip back to Malaysia had been wonderful. It was our first Christmas spent with family since we came to Australia 6 years ago. We blew the birthday candles with Anthony (my nephew) at his 2nd birthday party. We celebrated my husband’s grandmother’s 96th birthday. We bade 2010 farewell and ushered in 2011 with our loved ones. Yes, we came back to Melbourne with lots of memories.
Of course, being in Malaysia, we were very well fed. From Malacca’s famous chicken rice balls and chendol, to Taiping’s nyonya delicacies and seafood, to Penang’s fried kway teow and assam laksa and to Ipoh’s famous beef ball noodle. In Kuala Lumpur, there was never, and I mean NEVER, a shortage of eateries to go to at whatever time of the day. And not forgetting mum’s home cooked 9 course dinner on the Chinese Harvest Festival. Best of all to savour mum’s home cooked porridge with salted fish when your stomach craved for a simple meal.
One of the highlights of this trip was to capture images of my family. It rained nearly every evening at about 5pm during that week, complete with lightning and thunder. But our prayers to God was heard and God gave us a beautiful overcast evening for us to pose and play in front of the camera. There is a saying that “family comes first”. So it is with great delight that my first posting for the year 2011 is that of my family.
Introducing mum and dad.
My elder sister, Debbie, and her husband Cheng Hoe together with their children, Alyssa and Anthony.
Me and my gang.
My younger sister You Li and her husband, Andrew.
Mum and dad and their three girls.
My sisters and I.
Our knights in shining armour…and their kung fu poses.
Cousins and BFF.
All in the family.
Have a blessed 2011 everyone!
•23 November, 2010 • Leave a Comment
Last Sunday, I have the pleasure of meeting Tim, Kath and their gorgeous Sahara. They were all smiles from the word go. From barbie doll to snails (yes, Sahara loves snails!) it has been a wonderful afternoon photographing them. Thank you and have a blessed Christmas.