Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wedding Fair with Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford Singapore

I had the opportunity to photograph three ballrooms at the Fairmont Hotel and Swissotel The Stamford during the Wedding Fair on 24th April 2010.

The themes for the Wedding Fair is mid-autumn and the ballrooms are very elegantly dressed up. Two ballrooms are mid sized and the largest ballroom is my favourite. It is dressed in red and black and looked very sophisticated.

The wedding couples who have the opportunity to hold their wedding dinner in any of these ballrooms would be very lucky.

Raffles Ballroom - Romance website

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Family Studio Photography

Here are some photos for a family photo shoot at my studio recently for a lovely lady with her daughter and son. I had a bit of difficulty initially try to get the best composition for their family portrait as the lady wasn't very tall. We finally settled for the standing pose.

Monday, April 12, 2010

High Tea at Tiffin Room

I cannot remember the last time I visited Tiffin Room at the Raffles Hotel but it must have been a long time ago. Last week I was invited to tea on a sunny afternoon together with some friends from the theatre. A friend of mine was running a vocal workshop and the high tea was specially organised for his trainer Bill Pepper. Bill is vocal trainer from the prestigious acting school in Australia called NIDA.

Tiffin Room has long been a Raffles tradition. Tiffin curry has been served there since 1899 and hence the name Tiffin. Walking into the quiet room brings me back to the Hotel’s glory days from the turn of the century. First thing that caught my eyes was the
neutral colour tone of the wall and the white table linen. I understand the designs of the tables, chairs and the smart waiters uniform are copied from Raffles early photographs.

I was the last guest to arrived as I had a business lunch earlier. Sitting down I immediately noticed how elegantly the table was laid with the fine china and cutlery. In front of me was a 3-tier plate stand that serve finger sandwiches and tarts. There were also delicious scone that are served with four different jam and fresh cream. At the end of the room, is a local buffet spread of dim sum like siew mai, char siew pau, dry mee siam, poh piah and kueh to name a few.

We stayed for quite a while enjoying the food and conversation with regular refill of tea and coffee. On the whole, Tiffin Room is certainly a wonderful place to visit for an afternoon of high tea and to experience the elegant of Raffles.

Reference: Raffles Hotel website

Monday, April 5, 2010

Event Photography at the Esplanade Theatre- The Tempest

I was the Esplanade Theatre on 2nd April 2010 to cover the opening of the play presented by the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT). The Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" is a Bridge Project, a partnership between Sam Mendes, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the Old Vic in London run by Kevin Spacey (Academy Award winner for The Usual Suspects and American Beauty).

The first night of the play see in attendance Singapore ministers and special guests and VIPs. The post-show party was held at the stunning IndoChine Bar and Restaurant located at Empress Place by the Singapore River where fans get to mingle with the cast and crew from the theatre groups.


Reference:
Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) website
IndoChine Bar and Restaurant website