I was emailed by Margery a few weeks ago, saying “My husband and I need a Christmas photo, but are not the type to pose in matching sweaters in a studio. All we really need is one good shot of us in the midst of the chaos that is Orchard Road. We are after a photo that is casual and captures us in the heart of Singapore.” I was instantly interested and took the job.

She further added that she preferred to incorporate some of the Christmas decors in Orchard. So I scheduled the shoot on a Saturday at 630pm onward coz that’s the time the decors light up. Fortunately for me, I’ve rented out a Nikon D3X for another client shoot earlier that day. The D3X (partnered with the 85mm f1.4 and 24mm f1.4 lenses) was perfect for shooting at night without flash in the streets – it handled very well in low light conditions.

I told them they’d have to prepare for a long walk coz we’ll be going around Orchard for an hour or so. They were up for it. When we were shooting, they were very comfortable in front of the camera. I gave very little direction as all I had to do was tell them where to stand. They were so easy to photograph. What a beautiful couple.

Big thanks to Margery and Dan. This was my first time to shoot a Christmas photo, and you guys made it easy for me :)