Lovescapade of Wei Jian and Rhema in New Zealand

My oh my, New Zealand is seriously too amazing for me to handle. This was my first time heading to New Zealand but we nailed it immediately with such breathe taking scenic drives and delicious food. Although the plane duration is equivalent to head London, but the views is incomparable.

We explored the north and south islands of New Zealand. I have to say that the south New Zealand is really breathtaking.

Nevertheless, let me show what north New Zealand has to offer.

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South New Zealand

I realised that the light in South New Zealand is much more vivid and the scenery is definitely phenomally out of the world.

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New Zealand has left a strong imprint in my heart. I will never forget the amazing salmon sashimi at Lake Pukaki and the long hike at Hooker Valley. I mean, I don’t see any other photographers doing the same as us in taking a 3 hour hike. That’s uniquely Multifolds.

 

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Lovescapade of Swee Hock and Candace in Seoul

Seoul is such an amazing place with this current K Pop vibes yet holding dearly to it’s traditional architectures. I’ve been to Seoul for many times and I told myself that I have to shoot differently. I have to rethink and reorganise my Seoul lovescapade to constantly stay relevant and fresh. I think I did it but most importantly, Swee Hock and Candace have to like it and I’m glad they entrusted me to shoot different in Seoul with new style and drones included!

We decided to go during Autumn as it makes the whole place golden and magical.

 

The autumn shots was taken at Naejangsan. That place brings so much korean drama vibes as we explored further down on this mountainous areas.

Ever seen flowers that glow? This is the place we can reminisce with the song by Coldplay – Everglow

We found an abandoned theme park for an amazing shoot. The fun and nostalgia is pretty strong.

It was very liberating for me to outdo myself for this Seoul Lovescapade. Till here then and we are open for Seoul lovescapade next year!

 

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Tying the Knot for Ha Linh and Junwei

Ha Linh and Junwei were really fast thinkers. They know exactly what they wanted, who to chose and which venue to best depict their personality.

It was a small intimate event but with big big hearts from family and friends at Raffles Hotel and Halia.

Here are some of the amazing evening we spent capturing with my intern, Nik.

The weather was holding up well for us!

 

This was pretty unscripted. I didnt know that each of them had prepared a letter for each other on the wedding day to read.

They really listened to my advice of putting all their significant memories on the wedding day itself. It makes their wedding super intimate and meaningful!

 

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Lovescapade of Shyong Wei and Huimin in Australia

I will never forget this super duper loveable couple where they brought me to 2 countries, one in Japan and another in Australia to have the best moments in my life.

Here is the Australia edition first as we travelled from Melbourne to Tasmania to have the shots taken.

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till then,

melvin lau

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Lovescapade of Esther and Shane

Esther is pretty visual person I ever met. She’s really good at knowing what she wants for her shoot which makes my life pretty much easier too! As much as possible, I love to shoot more engagement shoots, aka casual shots because it does brings more emotive shots without the hassle of heavy gowns etc. So Esther and Shane had that in mind for their #lovescapade.

 

We started in Coney Island first, as we wanted to have visuals of a woods, forest approach.

After that, the 2nd location gives a very interesting, Interstellar Cornfield chase look. If you are wondering what that means, it’s the one of the vibe in the movie, Interstellar.

the props that they are carrying, are genuine story telling characters. Shane's mum made this when he was young and never left him ever since.

The props that they are carrying, are genuine story telling characters. Shane’s mum made this when he was young and never left him ever since.

I wanted to inject some laughter and fun vibes too. Since the earlier part of the shoot we were pretty calm, intimate and close.

Not forgetting some intimate night scene that brings a different level of vibes in the lovescapade shoot. Fairylights by Midnight Sparks.

Not forgetting some intimate night scene that brings a different level of vibes in the lovescapade shoot. Fairylights by Midnight Sparks.

till the next lovescapade,

melvin

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Tying the Knot for Stephanie and Sam

This is one of the most memorable weddings I’ve ever captured. Sam and Stephanie’s wedding was filled with such wondrous beauty and joy, and it is for this very reason I find myself watching their wedding video again and again. Before you make a nosedive for the photos, do take some time to check out the amazing video by Multifolds’ resident principal videographer, Rainer!

The duo are avid cat lovers, and have Whiskey and Tutu as a part of their family.

Candy Crush remains one of their favourite pastimes.

This was a pretty intimate and relaxed wedding.

Peek a boo!

The wedding at Telok Blangah Hill.

The quote on this packet of tissue caught my eye, and remains forever etched in my memory.

Stephanie was extremely radiant that evening.

Styled by In Merry Motion

Venue: Alkaff Mansion

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Lovescapade of Ee Sin and QQ in Japan

Japan never ceases to amaze me. It was fall when both Candy T, the couple’s chirpy make-up artist, and I arrived in Japan with QQ and Ee Sin. I had already pictured the beauty of the Japanese autumn in the couple’s #lovescapade when it started to snow. Yes! It was the first time I felt the cold kisses of snowflakes as they gently pelted my cheeks.

The Land of the Rising Sun is not only renowned for its postcard friendly landscapes, it also boosts an array of tantalising treats for both the foodie and shopaholic. The Japanese have also seamlessly merged world-class technology into their everyday lives, turning everything that would have been foreign into something user-friendly.

As Japan started to welcome winter, its breathtaking scenery too got even more amazing. I was drawn to the majestic ice cap of Mount Fuji that stood in full glory in the distance, the serene lakes of Kawaguchiko, and the vibrance of bustling Shinjuku and Shibuya. Japan never stops offering me so much to capture.

As clichéd as this may sound, a picture does speak a thousand words. Here are my favourite shots from QQ and Ee Sin’s #lovescapade in Japan, made even more beautiful with the wonder that is Japan.

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QQ was really pleasantly surprised when it started to snow.

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The calm and magnificent views were made even more magical with the addition of snow.

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White gown by Vera Wang

Hair and Make Up by Candy T

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Lovescapade of Isaac and Linda (Acro-Yoga Edition)

Linda and Isaac approached with a concept for their shoot. It is unusual for couples to already have a concept in mind, as they would usually bounce a few ideas with us before finalising both the locations and concepts for their pre-wedding. Linda and Isaac, however, were extremely certain with the concept and location they had in mind: yoga in a studio.

I immediately jumped on the opportunity to help them further this concept. How often would a photographer be presented the chance to incorporate both yoga and a pre-wedding? I took the opportunity and stepped out of my comfort zone to take up this challenge.

How about this challenging pose for a start? We included both casual and formal get-ups for this yoga pre-wedding.

Cheese and smile everyone!

We took a while to get this shot right. It was challenging to get Linda stable on air with just Isaac’s support.

Some behind the scenes work

Look at the dedication and effort the power couple put in.

The list of yoga poses. It must be really tiring to attempt everything within 4 hours!

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MelissaXParis

I was looking through old photos when I found this gem of an album.

It was July of last year when Melissa and I travelled around Paris. We were bathed in the warmth of the Parisian summer when we managed to enjoy the celebrations of Bastille Day!

I’ve always enjoyed working with the affable Melissa. I had only just finished a #lovescapade for a client when Melissa told me that she would be in Europe. I decided to extend my stay so that she could meet me in Paris. Well, you can’t call a shoot for one person a lovescapade, so let’s just call this a #selfscapade!

Paris is constantly flooded with golden light during summer, which makes for plenty of opportunities for beautiful portraits. What further fascinated me was that their sunsets were always around eight in the evening, which made for many late and extended golden hours.

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Till then,

Melvin.

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Lovescapade of Gerald and Zhixin

Upon our first meet up, Gerald and Zhixin vividly recalled how they had first met at an Adam Lambert contest. A little while into our conversation, the couple confessed that their love for Disneyland was what brought them a lot closer together. With that in mind, I decided to incorporate a Disney-themed Lovescapade for the pair.

Inspired by The Little Mermaid, I decided to do what had not been done by other photographers in Singapore. I included elements that blended in with the shores that Ariel first set foot on: the set included lots of pearls, sea shells, driftwood, and treasure chests.

Gerald the Price and Zhixin the Mermaid had amazing chemistry and were a wonder to photograph.

May the couple live happily ever after.

With love,

Melvin

All this couldn’t have been possible without these amazing vendors:

Props and styling: Styled Story

Floral and co-styling: Fiona Treadwell

Gowns: Amanda Lee Weddings

Makeup: Kazumi

Hair: Salon Vim

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