Thursday, May 20, 2010

PART 3: GOT MOJO? - Reyhan & Sonia

Here the shots from Grace Tan (Stories by Integricity Visuals)'s for Reyhan & Sonia.

And these are Shu Wan (Stories by Integricity Visuals)’s shots.

1. all the Ninjas (Jenny, Wiki, Ilona, Jon, Grace, Mark, Alex & Mun Tzin) for letting me to be part of such as great worksop; 
2. all the photographers on the workshop for all the beautiful pictures;
3. our two great couples (Reyhan & Sonia and Ser Young & Rachel); and
4. Pretty in White for the fabulous gowns.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Part 2: GOT MOJO? (Ser Young & Rachel)

As promised, below are some great shots from several photographers for our gorgeous couple: Ser Young  & Rachel. They really did a great job.

These are Mark Leo (Stories by Integricity Visuals)'s shots.

These are shots from Ming & Mich Photography.

Shots from Gilbert Wong.

Shots from Benjamin Lim
Thanks to all the photographers for those awesome photos...great works!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Make-Up + Photo Shoot Session Giveaway!

Yay! Adorn by Shinny Ong is two years old! It's that time to give back to people that helped me get to where I am today, and by people i mean - YOU.

And what better way to show my appreciation and celebrate this great occasion than to give out one FREE make up and hair styling session ! And as a bonus, it will come with a FREE two-hour photo shoot session as well by Alvin Yap Photography. Ever wanted to have nice pictures of yourself and your loved one but never came around to doing it because of cost and other reasons? This is your chance!

To make winning this giveaway as effortless as possible, all you need to do is 1) Send me a picture of you if you want to be the lucky one, or a picture of the loved one you want to win it for, and 2) Why you deserve to win this giveaway for yourself OR for your loved one.

This giveaway is not limited to couples only. You can try to win it for your family member, your pregnant wife, your dearest best friend ..., and of course, yourself. The photo shoot is limited to 2 people only, with the shooting date and location to be decided by Adorn.

I will be looking out for unique entries of course, so do put in some thought into your writings :)

Email your entries to : Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Contest ends 10th June 2010, so start submitting your entries now!

I will choose 2 finalists, from which the winner will be decided based on votes by you. The pictures and stories of the final 2 will be placed here, where they can get friends and family to vote.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


How long would you take to decide should you get an email from a super famous photographer to ask you whether you would like to dress up 2 couples for a workshop she's involved in? For me, it took me 2 seconds; One to type the word Y-E-S!, the other to click SEND.  :)

For those who are on my facebook friend's list, you are probably aware by now that just this last April, i had the time of my life dressing up two gorgeous couples in a 2-day photographer's workshop/camp in Port Dickson. It was organized by a unique group of individuals of are all known photographers in their own right (in no particular order): Wiki Lee & his Wife, Ilona from  Foto Expression,  Alex Lam (Integricity), Grace Tan (Stories by Integricity Visuals),Jenny Sun (Jenny Sun Photography), Jon Low (Jon Low Studios) and Mark Leo (Stories by Integricity Visuals). They call themselves the Red Ninjas, and the camp was named " Got Mojo?". 

When I first saw the first couple, Sonia and Reyhan, I knew i was in for a challenge. I mean, how do you make a pair who's already gorgeous look even better? Putting behind the thought that about 30 cameras will be shooting away at them soon, I shook away the pressure, picked up my brush and started to work. Thankfully, the lenses adored these two, and below are some shots of Reyhan & Sonia taken by Wiki (assisted by his wife-Ilona, Grace  & Mun Tzin) . Huge thank you to Wiki for allowing me to showcase his  pictures on my blog.

 This was what i meant in one of my previous post- . Unique hairpieces can make a good photo look GREAT!

The sun was scorching, yet these two looked as if they were shooting in the nicest of weathers. A big kudos to Sonia and Reyhan for being such sports.

Below is "Shinny in action" taken by Wiki.... Somehow my lips tend to appear funny during this part of the styling. :)

The gown Sonia had on was sponsored by Pretty in White and it had lots of detailing such as crystals and ribbons.

Stay tuned for my next post on the second couple! Below is a sneak peek:

Thanks Mark for this great shot.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Something to add to your pre-wedding shoot checklist :)

Photographer. Checked. Make up artist and hair stylist. Checked. Wedding gown. Checked. Beautiful Location. Checked.  Most of the time, these points form the entire checklist of brides preparing for their pre-wedding shoots. One crucial matter is usually left out, however. And that is - Styling.

Styling does not only mean pretty make up and fancy hair style; It means having pretty make up and fancy hair style that suits the shooting location and theme. For example, if you are aiming to achieve a vintage theme for your pre wedding shoot, and you are dressed up in a very chic short dress with 6 inch heels and edgy make up, you might initially like what you see in the mirror but once the pictures are out, you will notice something seems out of place. I think you get the picture.

It is not rocket science, yet not all of us are born with knowing the essence of proper styling. Else, stylists like yours truly would be out of their job. :) It is important to discuss with your stylist on what you want to achieve through the shoot, as well as the location, so that he/she can advise you on what attire and accessories are recommended to ensure everything is in place.

Recently, unique hairpieces have slowly become an essential piece in completing the look, and below are some of the ones that I have in my collection that have been or will be key pieces in completing the styling for my brides. By themselves, they might seem over the top at first, but trust me, putting on one of these will make a good photo look GREAT. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sen Chiew + Yee Pee

Thanks to Alvin Yap for the awesome photos....