Preview: Vintage Prenup Photo Shoot
Posted on: 13th of October 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Fashion & Beauty, Life & Love, Our Wedding

I never thought planning a wedding would require so much effort. I’ve spent so many nights researching online for tips and suggestions for my dream wedding, and I can’t believe that in just a little over four months, all that will finally materialize. I’m glad we hired Christine Ong-Te‘s full coordination services, because she has definitely made handling all the little details a breeze!

JR and I were a little hesitant about getting an expensive photographer for the wedding at first, but Christine was very persistent in recommending John Mateos Ong. Jong’s rate was a little more than what we had initially planned on spending, but being the photography enthusiasts that we are, it only took a little effort to convince us to finally book him.

We had our pre-nup shoot with Jong last week, and all I can say is WOW. WOW. And WOW again. He truly knows his craft!

JR and I love photography, but thinking up of poses in front of the camera is definitely not our cup of tea. During the shoot, Jong was there to guide and direct our every pose. He made modeling feel so easy! Almost four hours of hopping from one location to another with him was actually fun. :)

The theme of our wedding in February is Nostalgia, so we also wanted our pre-nup to be vintage-inspired. We styled ourselves in 40’s/50’s clothes and accessorized with pearls, fascinators, vests, suspenders and hats. And to complete the nostalgic feel, we had our shoot around Singapore’s City Hall area, where beautiful colonial architecture are well-preserved.

Here’s a preview of our photo shoot:

At the Old Supreme Court.
Photo by John Mateos Ong.

On Me: Black tube dress (Forever 21), Black Mary Janes (Charles and Keith), Fascinator (Bugis), Pearl accessories (Forever 21 and Far East Plaza).
On JR: Black slacks (G2000), White long sleeves (Uniqlo), Vest (Topman), Black leather shoes (Doc Martens), Fedora (Bugis).
Photo by Wenting Li (c/o John Mateos Ong).

One of my favorite photos during the shoot. <3
I didn’t know JR could jump that high! LOL! :)
Photo by John Mateos Ong.

Photo by John Mateos Ong.

I also did my own makeup. :)

MAC Prep+Prime, MUFE Camouflage Cream (Orange for my under-eye circles, and green for my blemishes), MUFE HD Foundation (#123), MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC30), MUFE HD Powder, Sephora Blush Me Twice (used to contour), MAC Blush Ombre (Ripe Peach).

MAC Paint Pot (Painterly), MAC Eyeshadows (Ricepaper, Honey Lust, Sable, Nocturnelle, Sketch, Black Tied, Shroom), MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack), MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Engraved), Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascarra, Nichido Eyebrow Pencil, Fanny Serrano Eyebrow Powder.

Sephora Lip Pencil (Royal Rose), MAC Lipstick (Russian Red).

We ended up with almost a thousand photos during the shoot. It was quite hard picking out only a few to post online, because I loved all of them. =P

Definitely no regrets that we booked John Mateos Ong. :) Even my mom was thrilled to see the photos, she was bugging me the whole day after. =P So excited for the wedding day! :)

A few more photos on my flickr and FB. :)

** Oh, and yes, I did go a little crazy on the details in this post (plugging my outfit and listing every single makeup I used!), but that’s just what happens when I go blog-less for over two months. I missed it. And my fingers just wouldn’t stop typing as soon as I started this post. =P

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15 Comments to “Preview: Vintage Prenup Photo Shoot”

  1. Daphne Maia says:

    Love the details u included. :) Ur make up looks lovely, and I love the outfits. Lends a very classy feel to the pics!

    anna Reply:

    Thanks, Daphne! :)

  2. teeyah says:

    Beautiful and romantic shots, indeed :) And the makeup and styling is awesome. Kudos to you!

    anna Reply:

    Aww, thanks Tara! :)

  3. Clarence says:

    Haha, you can tell that JR had a great time with that mid-air shot. :D You two looked great.

    P.S. I just got in touch with Maria after a couple of years of being out of the blogosphere! I’ve created a blog roll today and have been trying to recollect the blogs I’ve linked before, which include hers and yours. I feel like it’s the early 2000s ulit! :D

    anna Reply:

    LOL! Yeah, it’s not everyday that you can get him to jump around like that. Haha! Thanks!

    Glad to see you back online again. And can I just say that I’m jealous, you’re having such a fab experience over there! I would love trade places with you right now!!! =P

  4. Maria Celina says:

    As I have told you on Facebook, I love this engagement shoot. All the elements look so thought-out and in context. I’ve seen many wedding and engagement photos that make use of the brimmed hat and other vintage/nostalgia elements, but I like the execution of yours the best. It matches through and through, from your head piece to the brimmed hat to the architecture to your shoes (which I love!!). I’m not surprised, though, as you two are creative people and have a keen sense of what “works”.

    February is practically around the corner! Yay!

    PS. @Clarence: Hi! It’s great seeing you on in the blogging world again!

    anna Reply:

    Thanks, Marzie! :) We didn’t want to spend too much on our outfits, so we used what we already had (dress, shoes, etc) and just added a few accessories to complete the look. :)

    I’m excited for February already! Let me know if you can fly in, k? We’d really love for you to be there. :)

  5. chetz says:

    Love love love the prenup pics!! Gorgeous!

    anna Reply:

    Thanks, mommy Chetz! :)

  6. ate janz says:

    anna, where have you been?

    these are beautiful pictures. very fierce. :D you and JR can actually become models. you both look amazing. my fave pics are of the second and third shots. on the third one, it looks like he’s wooing you with his dancing skills. hehe…

    wish you both all the best. :D

    anna Reply:

    Ate Janz!!! I’ve been so busy with wedding planning that I haven’t had the time and motivation to blog. Hehe! Just a few more months!!! :)

    Thanks! Wish you could join us for the big day! It would be really nice finally meeting you. :)

    Hope all is well! Will try to take some time to read all your posts. I’m so behind! Hehe! Take care! :)

  7. pia says:


    Love them! :) Wishing you and Kuya Kid the best!

    anna Reply:

    Thanks, Pia dear! :)

  8. Toms Coupons says:

    Keep up the good work – for sure i will check out more posts.