Sorry for the lack of updates this month. I just came back from Bangkok and I was there to spend time with a family for a week plus.
The best thing about this trip was a great surprise I gave to my family. And Terena was their surprises. None of them (except for my second elder brother) were expecting me to be in Bangkok this month but in June. Furthermore, they did not expect me to bring Terena baby along to see them! You have no ideas how crazy they are over her. I’m no longer my dad’s most favorite girl but it’s okay as long as it’s Terena. haha. I wish I could share with you all their face expression when they came home and saw Terena in a living room. Speechless. Funny. But most importantly, all happy, so am I. If you follow my instagram you should already saw some of my dad pictures with Terena. Then you can easily tell how happy he was. Love is amazing.
We were there during Thailand’s Songkran festival period and many places were closed, except for the shopping malls. Too bad for me as I wanted to do street shopping. But well, there were no traffic jams during that time at least. My family and I didn’t want to get into water flight this year plus Terena is way too small for that. In a few years time maybe.
Anyway, Terena and I did our first photo shoot together this trip. It was one of the most challenging photo shoots I ever had because of her. You think about it. It’s not easy to shoot babies right? However, I think Terena did way better than I thought during that 4 hours with a short nap around 30 minutes. Here are some Behind-the-Scenes shots.
Getting ready with my favorite Thai makeup artist. Thank you for teaching me some great tips on makeup! I want to share that with you ladies soon.
While waiting for my makeup to be done, they started shooting Terena alone first. See how many people were needed by her side to ensure her safety. Because she couldn’t sit up by herself yet. Look at the smiles on their faces as well. I think that’s lovely.
Mummy and baby shots.
And mummy solo shots while Terena baby was taking her peaceful nap.
Some of you might want to know where we did the shoot. It was at Agalico, located at Sukhumvit 51. This is where you enjoy a good cup of tea and yummy cakes with great atmosphere. It’s all white and bright, that’s what I love. They also have a beautiful garden at the back.
Thank you photography team and makeup/hair team for your great work. A special thank you to my family who made it a lot easier to shoot Terena with smiles. And lastly, thank you baby Terena for being a good girl! I love you baby. x
I’m looking forward to see the photos! And I hope all of you had fun like I did.
Sweet memories are best to be kept alive, in photos. Without a doubt, I already planned to have a maternity shoot when I was in my first trimester and I’m glad I did it. Thank you Nicole for an easygoing shoot and most importantly an impressive work. Very natural and raw.
We had several great pictures from this photo shoot but here are a sneak peek. I leave it simple and raw with no photoshop so please do not mind any ugly spots you find here.
If you are planning to have your maternity shoot, 7-8 months of pregnancy would be the best time to do it. I believe it won’t be a waste so go for it.
I’m officially married.
Here are some pictures from both Thai and Singapore wedding early this year. I have to say that weddings are seriously tiring but I did enjoy every step.
Thank you my family (a bigger one now), my beloved husband, my friends especially all my beautiful bridesmaids, my honored guests and everyone that has came into my life. All of you make this happen, not just the two of us. I’m thankful.
Start with some random shots from my THAI WEDDING.
This is what I found on my bed the night before our wedding in Bangkok. Love surprises. It gave me a big smile and a good night sleep.
On the wedding day, I woke up pretty early at 4am to get ready for a morning ceremony. I was excited since the night before and couldn’t sleep that well seriously. 3 hours of sleep. Well, thanks to the makeup. Anyway, the water-pouring is the most important part of Thai wedding ceremony. It’s all about blessing.
And of course we can’t do it without Thai traditional dress.
I love my wedding gown. My husband and mother-in-law chose it for me. Very risky design but it was all worth it. I did not fall down at least… Thanks god. It took me a long time to find one perfect gown so I suggest those brides-to-be to start looking for one as early as possible.
Then, SINGAPORE WEDDING.
Simply loved my hairstyle for morning ceremony. Gave me such a different look.
More surprises from a hotel. They were lovely. Thank you.
And here is one sweet ride.
Morning Tea ceremony took about 3 hours only so I had more than enough time to rest and prepare for the reception at night.
My makeup artist, Sam Ong. He did the magic again.
A complete look.
MC couple of the night, Darren Lim and Evelyn Tan.
Always appreciate the good things in life, especially love.
I love you my mystery man. xx.- nira
A fashion shoot, strong and edgy. It was a challenging shoot for me. I had to do a lot of angles poses to create a lot of movement; jumping, falling, leaning over some props or anything else my body could bend into, and the outfit I was wearing on that day somewhat limited my movement.
Photography credits to: Wong Kin Leong and Anna Tan (Photography), Ryan Tan (Creative direction and graphic art), Furbee (Make up), Michele Ng (Fashion design)
It would have been a tough time for me going through this without any of them. Thank you guys. It was very nice working with all of you with a lot of smiles the whole time.
This reflective dress was origami-made by a designer, Michelle. I was very excited to put this on for a shoot even though I have to admit that it wasn’t easy to do the movement poses with this outfit. But, I’m glad I did.
love. – nira
Did another shoot at MUSE b’ART studio, Hong Kong street. It was on Sunday afternoon at 1pm so I have had enough sleep the night before. Furthermore, I think I look fresh and radiant on that day with 8 hours of beauty sleep the night before.
I really love this hair and makeup so I took quite a few shots of myself on that day.
Besides that, I really need to visit the salon soon and get rid of my black roots. Getting more and more obvious.
Thanks to my lovely makeup artist who is also a Thai. This was the second time we had worked together and it was awesome as always. She even brought me some fruity snacks from Thailand.
Can you believe she is a mum and her daughter looks really cute in the photos. I am looking forward to see her in real life soon.
Do you guys wonder why I like to take photos of the setup? It’s for self-learning. You never know I might become a professional photographer in the future. Not anytime soon. I love what I’m doing now.
I bought something from the showcase at the studio as well. S$12 for 10 pairs of falsies, $3.50 for hair product and $30 for a makeup case.
That’s all for now.
Love. – nira