Remember my previous blog post about trying out the gowns during my pre-wedding photoshoot in Korea? As promised, I will share pictures behind the scenes after #nadskai1314! (Why after? cos I wanted to keep the pics a surprise for those who were going to see my album! heh) I had to like keep it a secret since May 2013 when I reallllly wanted to share pictures about it! TORTURING WOR!
So as mentioned previously, the pre wedding shoot was very "alacarte". The gowns came from A bridal shop. Hair and makeup came from B Makeup shop and the photographer and studio came from C Studio. Very different from Singapore's bridal studio style where it's a one stop centre.
We were ushered into the makeup area early in the morning and this greeted my sleepy eyes.
OHMAIGAWD. I NEED A MAKEUP AREA LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!
And soon, the makeup artiste did her magic and I was done.
Korean style of bridal makeup is very different from how Singapore's or Taiwan's style. Or at least, what I assumed from the bridal makeup shop I went to.
Things that they do not use:
- Double eye lid stickers/glue
- Lower eye lashes
They prefer much lighter makeup and I had to coax them to put it a littttttle bit darker makeup for me.
This to them is super dark already. LOL. I had a lady from the bridal shop that helped me dress up during the whole 5 hours (inclusive of makeup, hair and photoshoot). The same lady also was responsible for light touchups. i.e. no makeup change. Only touch up of lip gloss.
Feeling like a princess here as they were fussing over me about which tiara to use!
I love my sweetheart fluffy gown!
LOVE LOVE LOVE my hairstyle!
Our first look!
Sadly it was raining that day. But thankfully 90% of our shoot was supposed to be indoors! Phew! We moved off to our bridal studio location via transportation which was provided in the package!
The bridal studio is amazing! It's like the size of a 4 room HDB flat and with each corner, was a possible photoshoot scene! Every area was used up! While waiting for the photographer to set up, I took some pictures of the place!
C(hubby)'s first outfit!
First scene: Near "cherry blossoms" area.
Second scene: Under the cherry blossoms tree
This part they had to throw the flowers to mimic the cherry blossoms falling. This was our main photo frame shot which was showcased during #nadskai1314!
Third scene: Living room
Not our favourite scene. Felt that it was a bit dull here.
Fourth scene: Cafe
They changed my hair accessory from tiara to a big white flower at the side. This was one of my favourite scenes due to the vivid colours!
Fifth scene: Grey backdrop
Simple shots before we changed!
They braided my hair up including my fringe (!!!!) and I changed into a tube slim cutting gown. The c(hubby) changed his vest and used a silver bow tie.
Sixth scene: Window
Smoke machine to enhance the scene lol.
Seventh scene: Colourful backdrop
When I saw the red gown, I really liked it! Although some may find it cheena, but red is just so appealing to me! Huat ah!
Only diff is a change of accessory.
I loved the c(hubby)'s outfit! I thought he looked really fetching in this get up!
Eighth scene: Chalkboard
While they were busy posing c(hubby) for his solo shot, I camwhored with Gina, the bridal coordinator that day. She is the sole reason why I could have pictures for this blog post. LOL! She helped to take behind the scene pics! (And no, I am not sponsored at all for this lah! Lao niang forked out full sum for this!)
Ninth scene: Music shots
We then changed for the outdoor scene.
SO HANDSOME! Hahhaha I meant the outfit :p
My mini gown!
Camwhoring while the photographer got ready, we had no behind the scene pics of the tenth (bookshop) and eleventh (car) scene as it was an outdoor scene and it was raining.
After that, we changed into our own outfits and went out again for the twelfth scene: Outdoor cafe.
HAHAHA Only shot taken when we were all walking back to the studio! We changed into our final personal outfit for the final scene: indoor shots!
Love the simple undo they did for me! I'm surprised my makeup lasted throughout!
Final pic with the crew!
To be honest, the photoshoot was extremely fun! But after the shoot, was quite a nightmare with the editing and correspondences. Our bridal coordinator in Singapore (not Gina) was hmmm, how do I put it… not really effective. She couldn't effectively communicate and put across our changes to the photographer to make changes to our edits and she even asked us to talk to the photographer directly! I mean, why do we pay for a coordinator and translator if we have to talk to them directly right? Plus her emails were quite curt. We had to chase and chase and chase for our album, edits and photo video endlessly.
While the experience was generally fine, I wouldn't use the word good. There were times where hiccups could have been avoided. In any case, it's all over. Thankfully we got our album in time. It could be the language barrier or the different culture or working styles. In any case, I'm glad our guests thought our pictures looked great! HAHAHA, worth the heartache!
I love the photo taking experience. I wanna do moreeeee! :p Told c(hubby) I wanted to do more photoshoots and he did this: O.O. LOLOLOLOL!!!