Capturing the Essence

8 January 2017

As I sit here, thoughts astray, embracing the late night solitude within the four walls of my humble writing space, a little notification box pops out at the corner of my eye. The dangerous thing about dwelling with these fresh pictures, is that you get hooked real bad. Or perhaps at least, that goes for me. I find myself immersed in the beauty of these pictures taken which literally teleports me into that very scene it was taken, or allows me to feel the emotions captures in the frames. It takes skills to be able to get all that glory, beauty and emotions into one rectangle image, and that is when I realise, why investing in a good photographer and videographer matters on your big day. I’m not saying this just because, but for the betterment of all bound-to-be couples who could use a little free and humble advice on investing in something that can preserve ‘the past’ forever. Ironic eh. I mean logically how does something in the past gets preserved into the future days? It almost seems impossible, not until the existence of a shutter, a button, a click, a frame, an image, and a now preserved memory.

Pictures, do speak a thousand words. For a thousand more days to come. And for a thousand more generations to view and remember.

If I for one can get so caught up staring at these pictures, unconsciously smiling at the frames that shout of laughter and the fun-filled candid shots, of clanking wine glasses and the sparkles in one’s eye, of welled-up tears of happiness, of familial bonds, of two people who made a long-lasting covenant out of love, of tulle, jewels and blooming peonies; then I’m more than assured that I echo everyone else’s thoughts that capturing the essence of a wedding through photography is worth more than gold.

I always feel that at the end of the day, people tend to look back at photos and have quite a bit of chit-chat on it. At the end of the day, when the music fades, when those flowers have withered and when age catches up like the wind, you can still turn back to those images and say “Hey, honey you know what? This was a great day. It was the best day of my life. The day when you became forever mine. And look at those people around us who shared our joy. When I look back at these pictures and reminisce, it is when at the end of that day I can go to bed with a smile on my face”.

On another note, videos likewise function similarly to photographs, but the impact that they carry is completely something else of its own. Videographers today are stepping out of the boundaries of mere conventional footages and are conquering a whole new level. Yes the choice of hiring videographers is totally subjective depending on each individual, but my humble advice is if you have a little more on your budget to splurge, consider hiring a videographer for your big day. It honestly does make a huge difference with an extra touch of aesthetic for you and your guests’ viewing pleasure. After all, it is your ONCE in a lifetime.

May you find yourselves captivated by the beauty of Kenn and Evie’s big day. Here’s to capturing the very essence of it all. Cheers!

Dinner Reception: Ciao Ristorante
Wedding Coordinator & Decorator: Moments
Photography: Munkeat Photography
Videography: Filming Art Cinematography