I can’t tell you how much thrill we get out of conceptual photo shoots here at AXIOO. From the photographers to stylists, to editors and designers, we all get super excited when clients feel the rush to do experiments on concepts for their shoot. We thrive on birthing concepts based on the client’s personalities, their story, or something distinctive that makes them who they are. Originality excites us and we just know that we’d have a ton of fun carrying it out!
I always feel honored to capture the great story between two people in love. I feel even more honored when out of that encounter with these two people, I get a lesson on love out of it.
When I first met Mike and Fei, we hit off instantly. Their craziness about each other overpowered the air around us. They are just so much in love with each other, we can all feel it! So, we planned on heading off to Bali to shoot their great love story (this is only a small part of why I LOVE my job! Woo-hoo!), and we had many great moments there. At sea, on the yacht, horse riding, burning lampions… so many great moments! And just when I thought I couldn’t fall anymore in love with these two, I had a chat with Mike on the yacht. He told me about how he was not an expert swimmer, but if Fei ever fell overboard, he would jump right into the deep blue sea to rescue her, without a single thought. He knew that his desire to save her would be bigger than his swimming skills and he believed that his instincts would, at that moment, override any fear he could ever have. Now that was true love. When you know that someone is your soul mate, you know that you’d walk to hell and back to make sure that she’s by your side and you’d be ready to sacrifice yourself when the time came for you to do it. Salute Mike!
This is their same-day edit wedding video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it all together. To Mike and Fei, I wish you both a marriage that lasts for a lifetime, knowing that you are born for each other. (And Fei, thank you for the gift! I may be used to these kind of cameras that I don’t know how to operate an Instax!)
Two is better than one
David & Agnes by Ivan
David and Agnes tied the knot earlier this month in Bali, and they’ve entered the new season of their lives together as husbands and wife. Congratulations, you two! While their wedding pictures are being sorted and edited as we speak, I would like to share with you a thought that have not stopped playing on a loop in my head since their wedding day.
In this day and age, I think that the “surrendered” women that we have men have been subconsciously taught to expect to marry since we were young at heart can no longer be found. They have been replaced with the strong-willed, independent women who fight for equality. On the other hand, men are no longer in search for the same kind of women our grandfathers wanted to live with. We want more and we want equality – especially in the areas where it was convenient for us.