We’ve finally settled another big ticket item for both our Bali & Singapore weddings – Photography & Cinematography!
For our Church wedding in Singapore, it was quite a no-brainer to settle on Bloc Memoire Photography & Androids in Boots.
I’ve always loved Bloc Memoire’s works even before I got engaged! (B actually wanted to engage them to shoot our proposal, but they weren’t free that day so they introduced their good friend, Josh of The Beautiful Moment Photography to be part of our special day instead. He’s a really nice guy and we would recommend him to people looking for a more emotive style of photography.) What really drew me to Bloc Memoire was their keen eye for capturing photos, their editing style as well as the calligraphy style fonts they use on their pictures (I’m such a sucker for calligraphy haha). We met Guan Hui & Silvia at Ya Kun @ Raffles City in November last year, and loved their energy! It’s also a super plus point that they’re husband & wife, so their photography styles/work ethic will be pretty in sync when they shoot our wedding. We immediately agreed to book them after that meeting! Another photographer we were also considering is Chen Sands Photography. I love that she does film photograpy in her free time (you do need to know your stuff to be a good film photographer), and her photos are all very dreamy. We met her for dinner one day and she’s a super cute friendly lady with a British accent. We got along great as well, and I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends out there looking for a wedding photographer!
Androids in Boots was our one and only choice to be our wedding cinematographer. Their videos give off a more unique/hipster vibe compared to other wedding videos I’ve seen. I watched so many of their videos & many made me cry! I believe that is a good sign if a video of strangers can affect me so much haha. Also, they do lots of Catholic/Christian weddings, and I like that they put quite a lot of focus on what is said during the Wedding Mass, which I think is super meaningful. We visited their quaint studio in Joo Chiat August last year (I know it’s super early, but good things must chope haha), and it only cemented our decision to book them as our cinematographer.
As for our Bali wedding, we have booked Hery Portrait & Bali Light Cinema!
Hery Portrait wasn’t originally our first choice. I was/still am very in love with Angga Permana’s works. I absolutely love film photography & thought it would be perfect for an outdoor wedding. We had actually already soft booked him last year (but didn’t make a deposit as we were awaiting some info from him), but he ignored our emails and went ahead to book someone else for our date. I was pretty devastated for awhile, but it’s probably for the best. Don’t really want a flaky photographer right? I came across Hery Portrait as he also does film photography! While he might not be as experienced as Angga, I’m willing to give him a shot. He’s been super enthusiastic and responsive, which puts me so much more at ease. Another plus point is that he’s a hybrid photographer, so he can also take digital photos (better for night time that film).
While researching for wedding cinematographers in Bali, none really shouted out at me. A lot of them had very poor quality sound. Guess cinematography there isn’t as big a thing. We eventually came across Bali Light Cinema, who seem to be a new-ish team, but their videos were decently edited, the sound was alright and their price was reasonable. When I contacted them, they were very prompt and friendly (a very good sign). They even threw in the use of a drone in our package for free! That was something we really wanted to capture the beautiful surroundings in Bali on our big day haha but it’s pretty expensive, so we were really pleased with that gesture.
With that, we’re pretty happy with our choices and are looking so forward to our wedding(s) in October hehe!