Monthly Archives: December 2013

kai’s proposal

blessed birthday jac! and to celebrate kai and jac’s union exactly one month ago, we’d like to share how kai proposed! [:

it was chief meh meh’s first time shooting a proposal while hidden (our previous proposal shoot was done in the guise of a birthday party) and chief meh meh managed to stay successfully hidden until the proposal was over!

just a bit of background information about the proposal – capella singapore was kai and jac’s faith venue for their wedding. on their 9th anniversary after visiting a total of 9 different locations they had dated at before (the last venue being dinner at capella), kai suggested to jac to look at the ballroom and see what it was like. however, his intentions were not as simple and we’re glad he made it home that night as a newly-engaged man!

“tanya shot my proposal video and the result was amazing. very nicely done and professional!”

– ling kai

thanks kai for the testimonial!

as a personal friend of the couple, it was touching to see them finally get hitched after 10 years of courtship d: congrats once again, ling-kai and jaclyn!

love,

chief meh meh [:

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jin rong and siew yong’s testimonial – pre-wedding

thanks jin rong and siew yong for this testimonial about the pre-wedding production process! [‘:

“I think I speak for both of us when I say, I never expected the process of producing this video to be so much fun! haha..It was great getting to know you and your team (Shian Wen & Sarah). Thank you for being so patient with us, all the NGs and the shoot that took almost 12 hrs! Thank you for helping recreate our memories from the past so that we can share them with our real kids in the future and when we’re old and our memories start to fail us, haha…*psst* you shd really help people do narration for their videos, you’re damn good at it! 🙂 ”

– jin rong and siew yong

take a look at some of the pre-wedding behind-the-scenes photos too!

friend-zoned..

friend-zoned..

thorn among the roses.

thorn among the roses.

focusing on work is hard when there's someone you like..

focusing on work is hard when there’s someone you like..

when in love, even small actions are significant..

when in love, even small actions are significant.

you first..

you first..

.. then me..

.. then me..

shian wen the light bulb!

shian wen the light bulb!

is this even allowed on school compounds!?

is this even allowed on school compounds!?

setting up for the epic crane shot

setting up for the epic crane shot

trust me, food placement is an art.

trust me, food placement is an art.

can't wait to eat already.. quick let's finish this shot!

can’t wait to eat already.. quick let’s finish this shot!

food, glorious food!

food, glorious food!

"instagram your food first!" (as all good singaporean foodies do..)

“instagram your food first!” (as all good singaporean foodies do..)

"can't we just eat already??"

“can’t we just eat already??”

"act like you're enjoying the food.. wait, no need to act.."

“act like you’re enjoying the food.. wait, no need to act..”

happy foodie faces!

happy foodie faces!

taking a quick break before the next scene!

taking a quick break before the next scene!

err.. what's jin rong doing there??

err.. what’s jin rong doing there??

eating is crucial for our shoot!

eating is crucial for our shoot!

poised to strike.. i mean, shoot..

poised to strike.. i mean, shoot..

ran out of captions..

ran out of captions..

let's observe a moment of silence.. before attacking the pizza!!

let’s observe a moment of silence.. before attacking the pizza!!

pizza compared to average human-sized hands

pizza compared to average human-sized hands

jin rong staking his claim on his portion of the pizza!

jin rong staking his claim on his portion of the pizza!

editing in progress.. lovey dovey..

editing in progress.. lovey dovey..

one of my favourite scenes, super drama..

one of my favourite scenes, super drama..

it's great to have a couple willing to make themselves look silly! d:

it’s great to have a couple willing to make themselves look silly! d:

looking through these photos brought back hilarious memories!

love,

chief meh meh [:

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sebastian and sharon’s wedding

we’ve got a special treat for you today.. two videos in one post! [:

sebastian and sharon approached chief meh meh soon after seb proposed. as he was posted to work in dublin a few weeks after, the responsibility fell on sharon to plan most of the wedding details on her own. she’s one of the most independent and secure brides i know, busying herself with wedding planning despite juggling a long-distance relationship with her fiancé in the crucial months leading up to the wedding.

seb and sharon wanted a video featuring their friends and family, to be played during the wedding lunch. as seb’s family is from france and spain, chief meh meh liaised with seb’s mum, sylvie, to coordinate the recording of the interviews and translation of the well-wishes from his friends and relatives overseas. we also met up with sharon’s family and friends, as well as seb’s singapore friends, to capture their thoughts and best wishes for the couple [: this allowed chief meh meh to learn more about them and the dynamics of their relationship, though we wish we had time to get to know them personally.

the very first time the couple watched the video was during the wedding itself, as they wanted it to be a surprise! the moment seb’s grandparents appeared on the screen, he broke down into tears [‘: chief meh meh could hardly contain the tears that were threatening to spill as well.

the wedding itself was a simple yet beautiful ceremony. it was an intimate affair with just over a hundred of the people most dear to seb and sharon [: by the end of the lunch reception, there were scarcely any dry eyes due to the touching vows and speeches!

thank you, seb and sharon, for this awesome testimonial!

“Seb and i were very impressed from the first meeting where we had our (unusual) requests that strayed from the normal wedding videography package. We wanted a well wishes video that needed a lot more coordination from Tanya and it turned out so perfect! As we had another wedding just one week after the wedding in Singapore, we required the full highlights to be done within days so it could be shown in Spain and it was a hit! Not a dry eye in attendance and that speaks a lot of the talent of Tanya to choose the right moments to include in the video. Tanya also bothered to get to know our families (and boy do we have a lot of it) and our best friends to be able to piece together a beautiful video. (:

Tanya’s great work ethic was evident throughout, pre/during/after the wedding and we would definitely recommend her services to anyone! Blessings! (: ”

– Sebastian and Sharon

grab your tissue and enjoy the videos!

love,

chief meh meh [:

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happy 1st anniversary john and deborah!

just over a year ago, a friend of john and deborah came to me and wanted to bless them with videography services for their wedding. chief meh meh was really touched to be a part of the blessing and the best thing was that we had the opportunity to hear all about the miracles God had bestowed on them! from a lexus their friend loaned them for the wedding, to an almost fully-paid honeymoon with additional night thrown in, to decor volunteered by friends and even a home they could live in as long as they wanted (find out more here!) – it was a privilege to be able to hear about their awesome testimonies as i shot an interview with them for their pre-wedding video [:

congrats to john and deborah on your first anniversary, and may you both have many more blessed years of marriage and a home filled with children’s laughter! [:

love,
chief meh meh [:

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happy 21st elaine! [:

elaine approached me a few weeks back to shoot her 21st birthday party. as she’s a friend of amanda, a photographer i know, i agreed despite the packed schedule i had because she was really very sweet in all the messages she sent me [:

when i met elaine for the first time at her party, what struck me was that in addition to her gorgeous features and sweet nature, she’s also very kind and thoughtful! throughout the birthday party, she was asking the photographer, adrian, and myself if we had food to eat and if we were all right [‘: this despite the many people who wanted the attention of the birthday girl!

i’m so glad to be able to witness her happiest moment of her life so far (as she stated emphatically during her birthday speech), with her surrounded by her closest friends and family!

do read more about the party and awesome sponsors at elaine’s blog here!

elaine, congrats on your 21st and it’s great knowing you! [:

love,

chief meh meh [:

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