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    Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 18, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    So much feels! Out over at Marina Barrage with @havenlane and @clayton.caulkins. Love the emotion in this one and the look between these two really says it all. Super awesome seeing them vibe and especially loved how much they enjoy being around each other while adventuring around the world! (And also if we can say so this is undoubtedly one of our favorite #dirtybootsandmessyhair type photos we've ever shot! ) Hope we'll get to see them sometime over in the States and take them up on their invite to enjoy some barbecue! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On a side note, it was interesting how they were telling us that they love how Singapore is so modern and futuristic and are so impressed by all that whenever they visit here. The city is so clean and urban with lots of spots like #gardensbythebay, #marinabaysands, #marinabarrage and all that! It's something we like to keep in mind the awesome surrounding sites we do have around us here and appreciate what we have - so many of our friends are always saying how it's better overseas with wide open spaces and endless greenery and landscapes all over - but there are tons of people always visiting Singapore too all the time right ? . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #elopement #yestothedress #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #theweddinglegends #intimatewedding #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings
  2. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 16, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  3. Darren and Jade Photography

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    Before we headed over to #gardensbythebay for their elopement, we did a first look here at #marinabarrage. @clayton.caulkins had never seen @havenlane in a wedding dress before! She had even hidden her dress from him the entire trip over here from Atlanta so that he wouldn't even know what her dress looked like! As you can guess, it was an emotional and truly touching moment for Clayton seeing Haven in a wedding dress for the first time with so much feels!! ⭐️✨ We could totally feel it too watching from behind our lenses. There's just something about a first look that is so magical and meaningful. A sign of amazing things to come in the years ahead as the marriage blossoms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Definitely blessed to have met these two and ever so thankful for a wonderful day spent with them! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #elopement #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #theweddinglegends #intimatewedding #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings
  4. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 14, 2018
  5. Darren and Jade Photography

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    A while back in January we received a message from @havenlane and @clayton.caulkins saying that they would be visiting Singapore in February, and would like to elope at #gardensbythebay, where they would say their vows to each other. Singapore was the first place they ever traveled to together, and Gardens by the Bay where Clayton had proposed to Haven. So needless to say, the place held a special place in their hearts and is extremely special to them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Would we like to shoot their elopement? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Needless to say we said YES!! This sweet and super fun to be with couple flew in from Atlanta to elope under the magical tree of the Gardens and we were so honoured and privileged to witness the moment and document it for them. We both teared up as they said their vows and can't express how grateful we are to them for having us. It was truly such an intimate moment that honestly still feels a bit unreal to have been a part of. We are so happy for them - Clayton and Haven have such amazing chemistry together and were truly made for each other! Congrats you two on your marriage and we're sure the two of you will have many more fun and adventurous years ahead!! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #elopement #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #theweddinglegends #intimatewedding #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #wedfolks #belovedstories
  6. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 12, 2018
  7. Darren and Jade Photography

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    Even our groupfies require professional Profoto lighting! Yes you can see our flash hiding itself conspicuously very subtly in the background bouncing light off the ceiling and being very professional haha. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so there we were at the end of our shoot with the wonderful Claire and Charles, and what better way than to celebrate with a home cooked meal at our cozy 10 acre airbnb prepared from scratch by our ever so talented and resourceful chef ‍ @jadeyaumakeup (part of the reason why Darren married Jade, which proved to be an excellent life decision). Not sure if it was the cold weather or the whole day spent out shooting but our appetites were sure worked up during the entire trip and we all ate like ridiculous amounts! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But on a more serious note, it's times like this when we feel super grateful to our couples (and yes we've said this many times, but it's so true!) for trusting us with their wedding photos and being so awesome to work with during our shoots together. We sincerely appreciate the relationships formed and the laughs and conversations we have on our journey together to create some neat images. It's the bonds formed when working on such an important project together that lasts a lifetime and such a privilege to be a part of. Over these past 7 years there's been so many unforgettable experiences shared and this was definitely one of those times. Thanks Claire and Charles for joining us in Melbourne for our shoot together and looking forward to your big day next year! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  8. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 11, 2018
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    Let's step back just a little bit towards the beginning our shoot with Claire and Charles, to our favorite flare shot taken during our 3 days together (and where we came up with the super awesome nickname for Claire, "Flare Claire" what could be more appropriate than that right?). We were in for an incredible sunset before heading over to Brighton and it was pretty awe-inspiring to see the sun blazing through the trees like that over at Carlton Gardens! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was pretty hilarious, we were actually intending to shoot at another part of the Gardens but as we were circling around for parking I spotted the light shining through and was like heyyy stop stop stop we gotta shoot here first! So we all pulled over and jumped out the car to race over to this spot! Sometimes you just get lucky like that but nothing wrong with being lucky! Shooting with sunflare is really one of our favorite things to do! We've been told many times that using flare like this is very much our style (pretty neat to actually have a kinda 'signature' thing admittedly haha). But great light like this is hard to come by so whenever we can pull it off it's always a YEAH GOT IT moment! And so to cap things off in that context being called "Flair Claire" could definitely be considered a pretty neat title to have. Yeah haha. Good times in Carlton Gardens and hoping to go there again - the main area we had wanted to shoot where the trees arch beautifully over the lawn was unfortunately cordoned off that day, but still there were like 7 other shoots going on when we were there! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  10. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 10, 2018
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    This had to be pretty much the sweetest spot ever for an #airbnb that we've we've come across! A wooden cabin situated in the middle of a 10-acre farm with sheep (we accidentally found out you can herd sheep with a drone while we were taking video of the area lol!!) and cows grazing everywhere with full access to all the grounds, it was practically a photographic playground! We made plans to make this our last shooting location before we left and we all came away really happy with it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First off it was just 10 minutes from Twelve Apostles where we had shot the previous day and 10 minutes from Port Campbell where there is some amazing fish and chips that you can eat in front of the water and enjoy a picnic. Definitely beat making the 6 hour round trip drive back to Melbourne right after the shoot! So we woke up bright and early after a good night's sleep (and an awesome shoot at Twelve Apostles) and after having the 20 something eggs that were left by our host, headed out the front door and into the fields to start shooting! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Easily the most convenient shooting spot ever as it was literally right in front of the cabin! We started off with some games to get into the flow of things and then it as the clouds parted ways were able to make this shot! We just love having wide open places to shoot at, there's just such a feeling of openness and freedom and it totally matches our shooting style. Such good memories thinking about our time in Port Campbell and can't wait to go back again next April! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  12. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 9, 2018
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    I've always enjoyed street art! I've always admired the ability of these artists to apply a creative vision to their surroundings on such a large scale while add to the vibrancy of the cityscape. And so it's always something that we really like to do with our wedding photography, to seek out good street art and blend our subjects in with a sweet backdrop and have fun while they interact with it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Going to Hosier Lane every now and then is always fun because the art is constantly changing. It's like every time we go there we can't find a single piece that we saw at our previous visit. So when we see one that's inspiring, like this one, then the challenge is how to match up our couple within the piece and do it in a way that they're comfortable with and matches their personality, while also making for a photo that's got some wow factor that hopefully they wouldn't mind hanging up on their wall (or use as a phone wallpaper / Facebook profile photo ). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But sometimes they just know what to do like Charles and Claire here! They just took one good look at the piece which looks like an explosion of paint and off they went! . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove #hosierlane
  14. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 8, 2018
  15. Darren and Jade Photography

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    TGIF everyone time to head out and enjoy the sunshine for the weekend! We've never shot at Brighton before despite all the times we've been to Melbourne and totally had been dying to do a fun composite shot there since basically forever! Yeah there just aren't beach houses like this anywhere else in the world. As a matter of fact we went to check out the other set of boat houses out in Sorrento (further south about an hour away) but except for this one cool rising sun Japanese-inspired boat house (yeah just one) it really didn't have anything on Brighton and all its vibrant colours! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By the time we got there with Charles and Claire the sun was already fading as there was a bit of traffic coming out of the city so as soon as we hit the parking lot we jumped out the car and...were like wow...that is A LOT of tourists! We were there on a weekday afternoon too so definitely it's become even more of a popular spot than before - we can't remember there ever being nearly that many people around! Fortunately everyone was happy to make the way for our awesome couple and we were super grateful that we were able to create this image for Charles and Claire! After a fun shoot there we were all hungry and it was time for some amazing #andrewshamburgers over at Albert Park! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  16. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 7, 2018
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    Claire and Charles had literally just landed in Melbourne from Singapore at 8am and we were at their place by 11am bearing gifts of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches from the one and only N. Lee Bakery (we always make a point to have these when we are in Melbourne - they bake their own multigrain bread which is fantastic and there’s always a huge line for them at lunchtime)! Then it was right on to some hair and makeup by @jadeyaumakeup while downing a quick lunch and right into shooting around the CBD! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As usual it was a whirl of activity with tons of people milling around everywhere! We started off at Hosier Lane for some street art - usually we find pretty inspiring stuff there to shoot with - but the crazy thing is we found this brilliant rainbow piece a few blocks away from there! Definitely my favorite piece ever and we loved how vibrant it was with such character! Not to mention the eye peeking out from below too haha. The coolest part was that Claire had this sweet orange dress that she'd been wanting to wear forever but never found an opportunity to wear before. Couldn't imagine a better spot to wear it than this one right next to Charles' sharp blue suit (and may I mention here that orange and blue were my uni colors #gopepperdine so I'm just a little bit biased )! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #authenticlove
  18. Darren and Jade Photography, Jun 6, 2018
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    And just like that we were watching the sun fade over the horizon, everything was so unreal and it honestly looked like a painting! Towards the end we just stood there for a bit admiring the beauty of it all. Before being like hey why not just keep snapping until there's literally no more light left lol! Something you can't really notice in the pictures was that it was actually high tide the entire time so we got completely smashed by waves throughout the entire shoot which was quite a (fun, at least for me) experience haha! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was Claire and Charles' first time really experiencing Melbourne together and did we ever have an epic trip with them. It was awesome getting to know them better over the few days we shot with them, and experiencing all the stunning landscapes and city vibes that Melbourne had to offer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not to mention there's just something about road tripping around Australia enjoying 15 degree weather, long windy coastal roads that just go on forever, friendly people everywhere, the refreshing sea air, and most of all just the relaxed vibes of the country. Time just seems to go a bit slower over there and it was awesome staying at our cabin with kangaroos crossing the dirt driveway in front of us and having a cookout on a cool April evening! We are definitely feeling thankful to be part of these prewedding adventures with our couples. Beautiful scenery, lots of laughs, outdoor picnics, and building awesome relationships with the most fun people! . . . . . #********** #weddingscoop #sgbrides #sgweddingphotographer #shesaidyes #ido #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddinggoals #theknot #buzzfeedweddings #weddingstylist #gettingmarried #bridalideas #bridalcouture #bridegoals #weddingdress #yestothedress #dirtybootsandmessyhair #travelphotography #weddingscoop #destinationwedding #weddinginspiration #destinationphotographer #destinationbride #junebugweddings #melbournewedding #twelveapostles #authenticlove