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pre-wedding

 

Chris and the team had completed their Paris trip for this year. Alvin and pre-wedding Samuel had came back from Paris first, after which Chris continued on the journey to London and Bristol. Before I share the images onto our facebook page, here are some snapshots pre-wedding Samuel had taken in this journey.

Here’s where other tourists join in the fun. Everybody’s a photographer, we’ll have to share the love:

 

And here’s Chris and Alvin sharing a moment:

 

I will be uploading the behind-the-scenes for Paris in the next few weeks, and trust me when I say it deserves its own album.

In case anyone is wondering why pre-wedding Samuel comes with a pre-wedding tag, that’s because we also have a wedding day photographer called Samuel. To avoid confusion, we call wedding day Samuel, well, “wedding day Samuel”.

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There are many second hand shops tucked in corners of Singapore, and this happens to be Chris’ favourite. An avid fan of old school collectibles, visitors to our studio may have the impression that he really fancies vintage items. Old sewing machines, Coca-Cola glass bottles, gramophone players etc. are scattered across the corners of our settings. Passing by this store inspired him to create the Union Jack (Britian inspired) stage, replacing our previous Victorian Sofa, and accompanying our Oriental Retro attic.

Here’s Eunice, shot by Chris, gracing our setting in all her splendour. Chris really likes his new setting. And yes, there is a version of it in Hong Kong.

 

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Extending our sale with a new promotion until the 15th day of Chinese New Year, we are now launching an $888 photography package with our Chris Ling Team from now until 6th February 2012:

Photography by the Chris Ling Team / CL Studio
$888

– Studio and 2 outdoor locations
– 18 images in a 12×12″ album
– CD of the selected images returned

There isn’t a limit to the number of packages for sale, but we would have to strictly adhere to the sign ups being only valid for the next 7 days.

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It’s a new year, and we are enhancing an old client servicing area with a new coffeehouse twist. It would be ready February 2012 onwards as we have yet to add the finishing touches on accent decor and cafe style furnishings (akin to our Hong Kong studio). Once everything is ready, we’ll post up a new batch of studio photography images.

 

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Our Chinese New Year promotion for 2012 is out!

This year marks Chris’ 20th year, having started in 1993. For 2012, he will be bringing back the same price he charged in 1993, an all image returned package at $2500.

Wedding day photography promotion see our chief photographer, Max Yeo, reduce his price from $3800 to $1993.

Studio/Outdoor Director’s photography by Chris Ling:
SGD2500 with all images returned
– Studio and choice of 2 outdoor locations in Singapore
– 20 images in a 12″ x 12″ album
– CD of the all images returned in high resolution
(Limited: only 8 6 5 0 all packages have been taken up.)

Wedding Day Chief Photography by Max Yeo:
SGD1993 with all images returned
– 10 hour photography service
– CD of all the images returned in high resolution
(Limited: only 8 7 5 4 0 all packages have been taken up.)

Closing date to secure the above promotions is Saturday 21st January 2012.

 

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If you remember Chong Chia Suan, then we are from the same generation. A former local starlet appearing in english drama serials, Chia Suan is now based in the UK. And she’s marrying a Scotsman.

She flew in a couple months back to get her engagement portraits done in Singapore, something that isn’t really popular with our western counterparts. It is comforting to come back to Asian soil. Yes, they will be having a Chinese tea ceremony, I’m guessing it would be over bagpipes in the background.

I heard a theory that sooner or later every nationality would pair up with one another and eventually there will only be one race. Maybe in the 30th century. This theory wasn’t presented to me in a sci-fi novel, in fact I remembered it from a comedian on The Late Show with David Lettermen.

 

 

Director’s photography by Chris Ling. Yes, he does remember seeing her on the telly. And in person, Chia Suan has a fantastic personality, she also has gorgeous freckles I would die for.

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Bangkok – Fashion Editorial by Chris Ling Intl from Chris Ling Photographers on Vimeo.

Bangkok has it’s own beauty doesn’t it? It’s quite an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you’ll fall in love with the grit and the grey. Shopping, food, parties, people, many of my friends swear by the flavors of Thailand. It’s just different, they say, and it’s addictive. Except for the traffic.

 

Our team decided, why not. With two clients in tow, one being LeGrand Wedding for their latest fashion editorial, and the other Mr Lau and Ms Cho from Hong Kong, off we go to Bangkok for a shoot.

 

Mr Lau and Ms Cho had a fabulous time. Eat, shoot, shop, play, party.

The gowns from LeGrand, on the other hand, got lost. Yes, $15,000 worth of lost luggage. So here I was in Singapore, receiving calls from my team in Bangkok, followed by calls from Chris who was then in Hong Kong, all frantic about the gowns. How could the luggage handlers loose a very visible black bag spanning 6 feet (1.8 meters)? For every day the gowns didn’t arrive meant increased expenditure in accommodating the team, and after much arguments with the airline (whose only help was pushing the blame to the luggage handlers), we had to accept that there was nothing to do but wait. The happy ending after 2 days of being flustered was that the gowns did arrive. The relief was relished.

So here’s to Bangkok, the city that insists not to be forgotten. And here’s to another happy ending, Mr Lau and Ms Cho:

Bangkok: Wedding Portraits from Chris Ling Photographers on Vimeo.

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I was going through archives of Chris’ couples taken from way back when and stumbled across one that he had taken in Zouk dated 2007:

 

Singapore’s most famous club hasn’t changed all that much over the years, only their playlists are adjusted to suit preferences of the current younger generation. Something which the more mature clubbing folks might not fancy, but then again they would have Velvet Underground to progress on to. This is a little touch of nostalgia on a Saturday evening, at least for those who can recall having spent a little bit of their youths in Zouk. Which, seems like, can apply to quite a number of Singaporeans.

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– Singapore Studio –

We had covered LeGrand Wedding’s newest gown collection of the season, proposing a behind-the-scenes backstage feel for their fashion editorial. This was also done to commemorate our recent addition, a new makeup area. What you see, the bright lights and big mirrors, would be the area for our clients to prep for their shoots, be it pre-wedding or portrait photography. One thing we didn’t bank on was the heat from the lights, and this was rectified by dedicating an air conditioning unit specially for the area.

We’re pretty pleased with the results, and hope you would like it too.

The rest of the images can be viewed on our Facebook album here.

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A little gif action madness!

Notice that black figure on the 2nd floor of the house at the back,

quite a cartoon.

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