Remember the first look that you took when you first fell in love with your partner? That sincerity of the gaze that opens up your heart to allow the other person to keep falling in love with you?
That is how it felt when we were having our short session with Hafiz & Atika. Pure love.
We started the session at the iconic man-made waterfall at Halia Garden @ Singapore Botanical Gardens to get the mood going and to ease them up. Couples who are attended their first photo session tend to get nervous and tense and we also make a point to ice break to make ourselves comfortable with each other. A quick shot under the falls and a few jokes always do the trick.
Everyone knows that SBG is a huge garden and have many hidden gems. We particularly try to avoid the main icons to stray away from the normal "SBG" shots. Instead, we look for interesting backdrops that don't scream "BOTANICAL GARDENS". That is what we were after. Something mysterious yet interesting. We even took advantage of the sunlight peering in between the canopy!
Along the way, we converse to try to get to know the couple even better. We found out they actually met through their parents! Talk about getting their parents blessing, they got it easy! That explains why their love is pure!
To make things even more interesting for this shoot, we requested the couple to write down a heartfelt letter to each other and to keep it a secret. FYI, H have never written a letter to A and she was expecting him to not give the best letter. Surprisingly, H wrote a 3-page handwritten letter! The reaction that A had was raw emotion.
It's amazing how love makes one do crazy thing for each other and today we witness a magical moment when H confessed his love and his promises to his wife to be. Hats off to you, H!
We're glad to be part of their journey to their wedding. What a great start to their love story! We can't wait to be there for your special day!
Be pure and wear your hearts on your sleeves always.