MEET THE TEAM
Hi! We’re AXIOO
We’re a group of passionate young people – photographers, videographers, designers, editors and stylists – working together to create beautiful masterpieces.
Every day we step into AXIOO house feeling inspired – ignited by passion, fueled by laughter, challenged by creativity. We find ourselves fascinated by the love stories and mesmerized by the twinkle of an eye, the sincerity of a smile and the miracle of a hug. It’s how we create the pages of captured moments.
We are in love with love and in constant affair with life. We love bold colors, Simpson clouds, bright lights and happy people. And this team here, this is our family. It’s where our paths cross professionally that touch our lives personally. It’s where freedom is encouraged and relationship is inspired. It’s where we feel at home.
No one can spell R-O-M-A-N-C-E like David can. He’s sweet, passionate, and full of surprises. He is the wine-and-cheese-under-the-tree kind of guy. And there’s nothing he enjoys more than watching people fall in love.
His skills and his talented eye make him a great photographer. But his friendship with you is how he captures moments just as you want to remember them.
David loves cooking and travelling to new exciting places. He believes that passion is the key to living life to the fullest. And that it’s best done with a whole lot of dreaming, laughing, and a lot of good food.
Fen believes in filling a home with the happy faces of the people you love most. Her dream is to capture beautiful moments and turn it into a creative, personalized art that brings back memories of the incredible journey or magical moments.
Fen has a certain flair for beauty and love stories. Whether it’s about the fuzzy feeling you had when he first held your hands ,or when you first laid eyes on your new born baby, or the excitement you felt when you took your family pet home for the very first time. Every story is what makes you unique. And this is what inspires her creativity.
Fen loves her little family, her dogs and pretty little things. Her best days are when she’s near her husband or wearing a good pair of comfy Ugg boots.
Every girl who’s ever met Ivan will agree that he’s the perfect boy next door. He’s funny, spontaneous and loud and silly with a whole lot of playfulness. He’s the kind of guy you want to have around to perk you up on the cloudy days and to celebrate with on the good days. And Ivan loves a good party!
This is why he captures chemistry so well. The comfort (and don’t forget the fun!) he brings into this client-photographer friendship is what keeps you natural and relaxed to capture the love between you.
Ivan believes that creativity is driven by fun. And laughter. And games. But beyond all that, it’s also driven by hard work and determination. He also believes that for someone as forgetful as he is, sometimes heart-melting puppy-eyes may come in handy.
There’s always something about Paulus that makes you want to know more. He’s friendly yet mysterious, sociable yet cool. He’s the kind of guy you’d want to open up to.
He loves to hear about how you met and how you fell in love, and he will turn that into an artistic remembrance of your journey together. He will create the perfect setting to capture your perfect moments. And with an eye like Paulus’s on someone as observant as he is, you can look forward to treasuring your memory, visualized in a beautiful art form.
Paulus is the kind of guy who calls it as he sees it. He believes that great work is achieved by having the right planning and the courage to try new things. It’s the little bursts of creativity that makes life more exciting.
Dre brings with him years of experience in the wedding photography industry - shooting happy couples all over the United States, his images grazing the pages of both regional and national bridal magazines. He moved back home to Indonesia after thirteen years of living in the States to join the family of talented young professionals at AXIOO.
He has a flair for capturing the dramatic angles in your magical moments. He captures the butterflies in your stomach, the rapid beat of your heart and the trickle of tears streaming down your face as you said “I do”. Emotions – frozen in time on the pages of your memory book, to be treasured forever.
Dre is the perfect image of a family man. He adores the love of his life and their three little precious gifts. He knows that keeping the people in his home happy is the key to his own happiness. And that is what good quality nap times on quiet Saturdays are for.
“Techniques can always be learned but the soul of a photo undeniably belongs to the photographer.” This is the quote that Adi always carries in his mind every time he clicks on his camera. The result is a strong connection between moments, emotions and memories in his photographs.
Adi is rather a shy guy that gets funnier once things warm up. His slapstick kind of jokes brings smiles and laughter home, all day long. He loves the afternoon cuddle-time with his little family the most, then quickly grab any camera in reach when the sun somehow cast a wacky pattern on the wall. He likes to keep his photos simple & soothing, bold & strong, captivating & sometimes bizarre.
Adi digs in the chemistry of when two lovebirds look at each other, the sincere smiles when words of love are whispered, or simply the gentle breeze that passes between kisses. Adi loves the art of photography so much that working day feels like holiday to him!
Jan brings with him a perspective from a creative design angle and an eye for the beauty in a person. He accommodates new ideas and creative to make that into life. He is also hardworking, determined, and willing to learn. These qualities are what make him our youngest but most promising photographer.
He loves laid-back Saturdays, the National Geographic Channel and beer. He’s a city boy with a heart for the mountains. And he dreams that one day he will get to see his own love story unfold – just like the happy people he sees in his pictures.
Time seems to fly in a blink of an eye when we’re talking to Garry. He’s a story teller, a romantic who brings us sailing into his world.Garry wakes up early on shoot days feeling excited, as if he’s going to shoot his first wedding ever. He carries with him a creative mind and an expectant heart for the day, and looks forward to discovering that unique something; a treasure from the eyes of the bridal party.
Garry knows that everything he holds in his hands today is a blessing and believes in living for today. That is why he fills his days exploring and discovering what life has in store for him.
Here is a guy who is just so passionate about making videos he would take shooting videos over anything any day. He sees a moment, takes his camera and starts rolling. Every occasion can be special, any moment can be beautiful.
Jimmy can paint elegance like nobody else. His easy-going nature allows him to draw out the best in the couples he shoots, his flexibility to capture the day just as it naturally flowed. He is a perfectionist who loves to explore the beauty there is in every personality and relationship. Leave it to Jimmy to add the “you” in your wedding videos.
Jimmy believes that his art is an expression of who he is. That is why he strives to always bring excellence on the table.
Real people hold real stories. Irreplaceable stories. Stories worth remembering. Stories that only these people know. And as Yosep holds a camera in his hands, just before he begins rolling, he remembers this. He wants his video to be something that will bring warmth, laughter and smiles on a couple every time they see it. He sees his videos as a trip down memory lane that can be treasured for years to come, to be cherished for generations.
Stories are important to Yosep and that is why he makes it his priority to hear about them. And no one loves a good story more than he does. He believes that while people will change, colors will fade, and the years will turn us all gray, a good story captured on film will live on forever, along with the dreams we hold close to our hearts.
Meet the newest and youngest addition to our video director line up.
Dimar brings with him a degree in Film & Television from Curtin University and a vast experience in cinematography and the art of film making. He began his career in a production house directing television commercials before he decided to enter the wedding world full time in 2006.
Dimar is the silent shooter. He lets things rolls as they are and put extra attention into capturing the details that surround him. He believes in capturing weddings as real as they come, putting focus on unraveling stories as the days roll by. He captures the distinctive part to your story and retells it in a way that will bring the fluttering butterflies in your bellies as you watch it. He brings yet another color and style into our video lineup and we simply cannot wait to see more of his wedding and pre-wedding projects.
There is an air of mystery around Winson that makes you want to get to know him. He’s quiet and reserved and yet he’s a natural crowd puller when it comes to kids. He is sweet and observant, thoughtful and cool. And when it comes to children, he’s got what we like to call “the green thumb”. His personality is what makes him a great family photographer, but it’s his heart that makes the session a memorable experience.
Winson loves a good Saturday and chilling with his friends. He enjoys his quiet time but is always the first to arrive on the scene any time his friends need a helping hand.
His story began in high school, when he saw an article of David Soong. He knew right then that he will be a part of this team someday. This is his dream job, but the honor is all ours to have such talent in our photographer line-up.
Andreas, or “Aha” as everyone calls him, is the conversation starter, the people person, the kind of guy that just sends chills down your back when he starts talking about photography. It’s his personality that makes him capture pictures like the stories they are supposed to tell, his heart that makes every moment the “Aha!” moment to remember, but it’s his passion that makes the story so beautiful. This quote, “There’s a way to turn back time. Look to old pictures and there will be memories.” is his constant inspiration.
Aha is the city mouse turned island boy, the electric train turned sailboat. He’s found the good life in the island full of smile and he will have more than a thing or two to tell you about Bali.
Everyone who has ever met William Lie will fall instantly in love. Whether its his charming personality or adorable cheeks, it only takes a moment to be completely smitten and taken by this spirited young man.
Will is kind and fun, and he knows how to have a good time. He has always been a friend first and a photographer second. That’s how he ensures that every click has compassion and intimacy, unique personalities and raw emotion. Eagle eyes and soul. He is the artist with a golden heart.
William is the newest and youngest photographer in our wedding photographer line-up.
The melancholic photographer.
Vania loves capturing moments. Photography, to her, is a tool for capturing moments that fly by too quickly. It’s the only way to preserve thoughts and feelings, raw emotions, innocence and glow, to hold the things that will soon change for just a little while longer, to relive moments that will soon pass. Newborn and Maternity portraits becomes her passion and expertise because of this.
Vania finds the joy in classical music, broadway shows and monochromatic colors. She thrives on the challenges of finding new experiences in her adventures to far off, exciting places.
There is something about children that brings out the creative soul within Aveline. It could be their chubby cheeks, their innocence, their cuteness, or even their mischevious litte hearts. Whatever it is, children can never fail to bring a smile on Ave's face. Ave begins every day as it were on purpose and she jumps out of bed with a gleeful heart whenever she has a shoot planned for the day. She goes to work excited, bringing her props, ready to welcome the huge grins on her clients.
When Ave is not out there capturing smiles on little children's faces, she spends good quality time with her loved ones, culinary trips with her friends and day dreaming about her favorite laid-back city, Melbourne.
Maya S. Utomo
Maya grew up believing in fairy tales and that she would get to wear a crown some day. Thirty years later, she woke up next to her Mister and her children in their little home and realized that life is just as it should be. She is “not your everyday princess, but still a princess every day” because she truly believes that life is what you make it and that everyone can be royalty. She still wears a crown today as she drives her children to school.
She is a chatterbox and a story teller. She believes in making dreams come true and that a little faith can take her a long way (well that, and a pretty pair of shoes!) She is a blessed wife who is learning the meaning of loving extravagantly and a proud mom who weaves dreams for her three babies as she watches them sleep.
Maya contributes to the relationship and parenting section on our blog.
Don’t be fooled by the cool and collected look on his face, because beneath all that exterior, lies a deeply passionate guy who is just bursting with ideas. Robb has the eye of an eagle. He is able to capture the right moments in every events that he shoots for and he possesses the magic hands to put together different shots into a meaningful story. In addition to all that talent, Robb is a great guy. He is a really friendly dude and a superb friend. We believe that you will fall in love with him as easily as we had.
Here is a girl who believes that a life without passion is no life at all. So much, that she gave up a law degree to devote herself completely to photography. Aside passion, Herna believes that life is to be lived in moments. Moments that make you gasp momentarily for air just by being in it. Moments that makes you question your brain’s capacity to soak in its beauty. It’s these moments that make up your life, making it worthy of every click on her camera. Capturing everyday life is Herna’s passion. It’s what she lives for.
Fun and bubbly. That’s Herna in her everyday. When she’s not out globetrotting, she will be the first person you want to call and spend your day with. One cup of coffee can last for hours without you knowing it, because time sure flies when you’re with her.
The best way to shoot “love” is to really feel it. Donny listens with his heart and captures moments with empathy. He waits patiently for that one heartwarming moment that is shared silently between two people in love, and turns it into a calm yet expressive work of art.
Donny is a kind-hearted soul who never hesitates to lend a helping hand, a photographer with a big heart who thrives on finding the chemistry between the people in front of his camera, a go-getter, a fast learner, and a very dear friend.
When he’s not making portraits or shooting at weddings, he can be found comfortably snuggling with his wife at a movies or in front of his game console at home.
Woofy and Oreo Soong
Meet the cutest and most adorable faces of AXIOO.
Woofy is the loyal but picky sun worshipper. She is recently retired from being a fulltime model at AXIOO to be a stay-at-home faithful companion. She loves eating, drinking, being merry and getting sun-kissed on the balcony, but not as much as she loves being cuddled in the arms of her best friend, David Soong.
Oreo was the friendliest furball. He greeted everyone who walked through AXIOO’s door and would instantly warm their hearts. He loves people but adores Fen Soong the most (so much he is borderline possessive!) He needed to take a bath more often than most dogs because of his body odor but that never stopped us from getting our hands around him for a huge cuddle.
These two adorable dogs have been there from the beginning. They are our so-called “guardians” During photo sessions these two would stand next to the couple and strike a pose in front of the camera. They are poised, sophisticated and natural models who love the spotlight and it is our greatest honor to have them as a part of our team.
QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASKED
What is Axioo’s style?
The best thing about Axioo is that our style depends on you! For example, during pre-wedding portraits, we will get to know your personality and then together we will come up with a suitable concept for you. Our goal is to create pictures that capture your love and tell your story. You might be casual and fun, or maybe you’d like it more romantic and dramatic? You will have endless possibilities and locations, and we’re always excited to explore new ideas with you.
On your wedding day, we capture your moments as it unfolds. We promise to be unobstrusive and observant, as we tell your story from the moment you wake up until the party ends. Focusing on your heartfelt emotions, we shoot endless expression from the little baby giggling at your party to the happy tears of your grandparents.
How many photographers will be at my wedding?
For each wedding, we have at least 2 photographers. You see, the tricky thing with wedding photography is that we have to find beautiful and candid images where everything happens so fast, usually with very little lights, and there’s no way of repeating the moment! But that’s just the sort of excitement that pushes us to create fresh images that’s truly you.
How do I choose a photographer?
It’s just a matter of finding the right chemistry between you, the photographer and his/her work. After browsing through some, you’ll find that a certain photographer’s work stands out more than others. It’s hard to explain, but it has to “click” with you, since the photographs are what you’ll cherish for many years to come.
When do you shoot for pre-wedding portrait?
We don't create generic packages thinking that everyone would want the same thing.
So we invite you to come meet us for a one-on-one consultation. You'll get to see and touch our books and frames before deciding how you'd like your products done.
Pre-wedding prices begin at Rp34,000,000, and our Wedding day coverage prices begin at Rp40,000,000.
Both pre-wedding and wedding prices include a minimum of one photo book and a canvas frame.
Wedding day coverage includes a second photographer.
We welcome travel to all destinations with additional travel fees.
Please contact us for more information. We'd love to hear from you!