Three’s the Charm

Text Lin Zixin Photo Amos Leong, Expressively Joho

Photo courtesy of Anthony Yeo & Gina Koh Photo courtesy of Anthony Yeo & Gina Koh Photo courtesy of Anthony Yeo & Gina Koh Photo courtesy of Anthony Yeo & Gina Koh

For Anthony Yeo, 29, and Gina Koh, 27, getting it right just isn’t enough; it’s got to be perfect. The couple talks to Wedding & Travel about going the extra mile to capture their loving moments over three pre-wedding photo shoots.

It was only after their first shoot with a local bridal boutique that Anthony and Gina decided to engage a second company for their pre-wedding shoot.

“We felt that the shoots we had were a little standard and didn’t have much oomph,” Anthony shared. “After we recalculated our expenses, we decided to go ahead and engage Amos (from Expressively Joho) for a second shoot.”

As one would expect, the decision was not an easy one – the couple had to reconsider their budget and make the appropriate adjustments. “Of course we had a lot of struggles,” Gina recalled, “But we decided not to splurge on a lavish wedding banquet and save on other items for the additional shoot.”

Behind the Scenes

This time around, the couple was able to better articulate their wishes and get photos that fulfilled their expectations.

Anthony described his magical moment, “The picture where we submerged ourselves in the water at Sentosa in a slight drizzle was just the best; it was our quiet moment of love.”

While the setting was decidedly romantic, the gloomy weather also delayed the shoot’s progress considerably. Worried about the limited number of shots they managed to complete, Anthony and Gina acted decisively to add a third session to complete all the shots they had originally envisioned.

This time round, the shoot went without a glitch. “Amos proposed that we do a casual shoot and I’m really glad we did it, since it turned out to be the highlight for me,” Gina smiled.

The third photo shoot was a nostalgic trip down memory lane for the couple who met in Bowen Secondary School, as they relived the sweet days of puppy love in their initial courtship.

“It was as if we were young again; taking pictures in our uniforms, stealing kisses in the cinema, him sending me home from school.”

A marriage is once in a lifetime, and we’re glad the sacrifice was all worthwhile for Anthony and Gina.

Here’s to a couple who knows exactly what they want.