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WEDDINGS • APR 2016

KIMRANA IN
"UNDER THE
SAKURA TREE"

Frolicking under the sakura blossoms on a cold late morning in April, perhaps a perfect compliment to the memories of the best garden wedding a girl could wish for.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2015

LEE SIN IN
"
FISH & MRS."

My love for Taman Bukit Pantai, or the fishy neighbourhood as I affectionately call it, started many years ago with the discovery of Baba Low and Sekeping Tenggiri. It's not easy to be hip with streets that are named after fishes, but when you have houses that are rebuilt with a strong sense of artsy progressive architecture style yet still marvellously staying true to its vintage roots, you get a really promising neighbourhood that continues to excite at every turn.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JAN 2010

THIS MORNING CIKGU
BROUGHT US TO SEKINCHAN

A shoot over in the charming town of Sekinchan, with a theme set in the 70s, loosely revolving around a group of nerdy (but fashionista wannabes) students on a field trip out with their favourite teacher – this has got to be the most challenging portrait shoot that I have embarked on so far.

But thanks to all the passionate and talented people out there, with just over a week of planning and a long string of discussion thread in facebook, there really is nothing that we cannot achieve if we put our heads together.

And I couldn't have done it without my truly inspiring fashion stylist Daniel Henry, who arrived at my place for the fitting session with two luggages-full of retro goodies, and who injected so much insights and ideas into the final conception of the shoot. And of course the shots wouldn't have turned out half as convincing without his charming Mini. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2015

RUDOLF CEZAR IN
"RUDOLF'S RAMBLING"

During my research in Instagram of exciting things to do in New York, I chanced upon Rudolf's profile and so my first portrait shoot over at this exciting, new playground was arranged. Naturally, the backdrop features one the top destination in my off-the-tourist-map spots list - this really cool underground metro station on 9th street. And we also threw in a visit to the High Line Park to take advantage of a sunny summer afternoon.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2014

CARMEN SARAH CHUNG IN "MEMORIES"

Here's a collab with gospel singer Carmen Sarah Chung for her second gospel music album, slated for release this Oct. My possibly sixth portrait album in the charming labyrinthine landscape of Centrio, and I'm still finding angles and spots that I have not explored. :">

 

 

wedding portrait beach wedding in andaman langkawi malaysia

WEDDINGS • MAY 2014

JON & CAMELIA IN
THE ANDAMAN, LANGKAWI

This album is special, not just because it's the first wedding album of the year 2014, but italso marks Heartpatrick's reboot into the wedding photography market after a well-deserved energising break, and what better way to kick this off than a full-fledged romantic and beautiful wedding on the beach in the charming setting of the Andaman, Langkawi.

 

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2015

DEANNA YUSOFF IN
"GOOD MORNING DEANNA"

It's a real honour to have the charming Deanna Yusoff herself join the line-up of the Heartpatrick People series in this small collection of shots done against the backdrop of HeartAbode, fresh from yet another round of refurbishment.

 

 

WEDDINGS • JUL 2015

ALEX & DYI YEE IN
"THE MALACCAN
"

So three years have passed since my last prewedding assignment in Melaka and this pretty happy couple is all it takes to reignite another round of passionate recollection of my beloved heritage town as we brave our way through the throngs of weekend crowd from the Stadthuys to Riverwalk to Jonker.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2015

LEE SIN IN
"紀念日"

Been awhile since my last female portrait, but Lee Sin is simply one of those fresh young faces that you cannot say no to. And for a self-declared "cafe rat", there is no better place to shoot her than in the company of one of her favourite cafes in town.

Thank you Awesome Canteen and Prologue in Petaling Jaya for the opportunity to use your beautiful space.

 

 

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WEDDINGS • DEC 2014

ARAVIN & HEMA

Been awhile since my last full-fledged traditional Indian wedding, complete with all the elaborate traditional custom and practises in the Sri Sakthi Easwari Indian temple in Petaling Jaya, so am truly excited to be covering this beautiful day for my client

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2015

ERIKA GILES IN
"ERIKA'S EDEN"

Fresh from the Lake Gardens this morning, and just a few weeks away from the second bundle of joy, Erika the bubbly mummy is back for a fresh set of pregnancy portrait.

 

 

WEDDINGS • MAR 2012

BEN & JIN IN
GEORGETOWN, PENANG

So yes, one more item checked off my to-do list. After having conquered Jonker Melaka (Malacca), there can't be anything that I want more than the chance to shoot in the mother of all quaint neighbourhood. This living, thriving cacophony of bustling markets, chic cafes, narrow back alleys all playing to the laid-back tunes of yesteryears, for a moment I was entertaining the idea of actually moving here permanently, or erm at least long enough for me to do say 50 portraits. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEDDINGS • SEP 2014

BEN & KAREN IN
MACALISTER MANSION,
PENANG

Sweet and emotionally-charged, this set of memories are peppered with laughters and sobs of joy that will be cherished for many decades to come. Conducted entirely within the charming compound of the beautiful Macalister Mansion in Penang.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2013

JEFF LING IN
"UNDERWATERMELON 西瓜汁"

There's an afternoon when watermelons are best enjoyed underwater.

This theme is a marriage of my new-found passion in underwater portrait photography and my all-time favourite food fetish backdrop, which started many years ago with watermelons. And so this bright red juicy fruit made a comeback, this time against the blue hues of a pool bathed in midday sunlight. The result is a beautiful contrast of red and blue. :">

Special thanks to my absolutely very cooperative model Jeff Ling for enduring the gulps after gulps of chlorine-soaked melon juice, all in the name of art.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2010

JACLYNN IN
"五十四号美女"

It's been an awdful lot of time since the appearence of a female model in heartpatrick.com, but I'm happy to publish today what is officially my forth female portrait album to date. This album is the result of a collaboration with a stylist who brought with her Jaclynn, in her fluffy white gown on a piping hot late morning in Putrajaya. Good stuff. :)

 

 

WEDDINGS • FEB 2012

LOONG & MAY IN
"JONKER.JAZZ" (JONKER STREET, MALACCA/ MELAKA)

My fourth prewed/couple portrait in the charming Jonker area in Melaka (Malacca) and I'm still at it. Could the weather be any hotter? Yes! But will i ever get bored of this old town? Apparently no. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2012

PRISCILLA SOH IN
"美人鱼"

Underwater portrait is all the craze now, and here's my interpretation of the magical world beneath with Priscilla. The first thing that we quickly realised was that, contrary to the claims of those who are non-swimmers, it's very hard to sink downwards in order to position ourselves into more interesting angles. And the pool only enjoyed about 2 hours of full sunlight before the shadows of the condo blocks set in. Am glad that my Dicapac underwater water casing held on well.

 

 

WEDDINGS • MAR 2013

KENNETH & BEEYONG IN
"TO GEORGETOWN WITH LOVE"

My second prewed in Georgetown, Penang, brings me back to the embrace of this charming heritage neighbourhood in the company of one absolutely fun couple, and it once again sealed Heartpatrick's stamp of approval for a place that will never fail to impress regardless of how many visits I make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2015

PENG SHENG IN
"有人喜欢白"

White works, especially when it is used as a clean backdrop to highlight the sunny cheerful smile of Peng Sheng on a sun-blessed afternoon.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2014

LIM POHYENG & GARFIELD LOW IN
"GOING HOME 回家"

The Happy Mansion Apartment blocks in Seksyen 17 has been in my to-shoot list for awhile. Today I checked that off in the company of a sweet couple in this themed shoot done in commemoration of a recent heart-breaking event.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2014

HAARIKA

An unsuspecting neighbour's adorable toddler became the target of Heartpatrick's attention on a boring afternoon at home.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2014

HEARTPIES

Kids! Shooting them is one-half pain, and one-half joy. These stills are in done conjunction with the TVC of a children milk powder brand, truly an experience that I absolutely enjoyed.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2013

BRYAN JOHN PAULOSE IN
"THE VACATION"

Officially the first portrait session in the labyrinthine maze that is HeartAbode v3, I have but merely touched the surface of this photography wonderland. Nevertheless the pace for more fun things to come has now been set. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2012

JONATHAN IN
"MIDNOON RESERVOIR"

Contrary to those in the Klang Valley, reservoirs in Singapore are so much more accessible. After my very pleasant discovery of the Kranji reservoir in the previous visit, I'm now back for more at MacRitchie.

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2010

ATHENA BEH
ALBUM PORTRAITS

This 62th portrait album is technically my first fully commercial assignment, shot in Dec 2010, for a new Malaysian-based singer, Athena Beh 马嘉轩, whose new mini album 配角 has just now been released on 9 March 2011.

While most of my previous work has been pretty much independant, it's definitely an interesting experience to now collaborate with a team of art director and stylists who have as much interest and say in the theme and directon of an album as me. The Saturday morning weather wasn't exactly perfect, but I had fun! :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2010

WESLEY YAP IN
"金鱼佬"

The Jalan Alor/ Tengkat Tongshin neighbourhood still hold a dear place in my heart after all the numerous shots that I have done there over the years, and today, yet again, it has become the backdrop of my latest portrait shoot for new-comer Wesley Yap. This young chap comes with loads of enthusiasm and passion that I'm glad to say match that of mine, would definitely look forward to working with him again!

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2011

WENG

This commissioned shoot for Weng brought me all the way to Singapore, back to the very gorgeous Henderson Waves structure of which my original visit was love-at-first-sight. And so I finally completed my year-long dream of doing a portrait shoot here.

Done on a sunny, windy, Saturday morning, the weather could not be better, but nevertheless I guess I could have chosen a weekday instead, as it was an absolute nightmare trying to cut off from my shots the throngs of joggers and visitors who had come to admire this little wonder.

And erm, please excuse the japanese characters. These are mainly used for illustration purposes. :P

 

 

WEDDINGS • JUL 2011

PATRICK & FIONA IN
"TO BINTAN WITH LOVE"
(PULAU BINTAN)

Heartpatrick does preweds at a beach resort, that's virtually unheard of, but when the elements are right I could try to put away my obsession with old-school heritage and learn to appreciate the sea and the sand too. ;)

Patrick and Fiona play this sweet young couple who flew in all the way from Hong Kong into the charming embrace of Pulau Bintan, and against all odds (despite a contradictory weather forecast) we got a sunny day that continued to stay that way till sunset!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2015

ELIZABETH

Two years since their first child, the Giles family introduces Elizabeth, the newest bundle of joy to join this cheeky, fun family.

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2015

AKIRA

A little more than a year since the first portrait session, Akira is back for a fresh set of shots as we document her growing up years.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2012

BRYAN JOHN PAULOSE IN "MID.NOON"

There was a time when the only portrait shoots I did were those done in the convenience of my humble abode, so much so that my buddies said they will puke if I ever publish another album shot at the Tamarind. Well, the last published album done here was in Dec 2010, so with our relatively short attentive span given all the distractions that is facebook, I'm sure it's a safe time now to sneak in another one, no? I promise I will try to get some fresh perspectives. And for sure a fresh model, at the very least.

 

 

WEDDINGS • SEP 2015

CHRIS & RACHEL
AT THE TRINITY
METHODIST CHURCH

Charming vintage churches like the Trinity Methodist Church in Petaling Jaya don't come by often anymore nowadays, and what better than the bubbly couple and their truly warm and fun bunch of closed ones to complete the whole package of an unforgettable morning close to God.

 

 

PORTRAITS • SEP 2015

COLIN TANG IN
"WORKING WITH COLIN"

Colin wanted a set of photos to commemorate his coming of age by, and thus the slipping on of the tux, though rare as an attire in Heartpatrick's lineup, is all but appropriate, especially so when set against the chic modern setting of the St Mary Residences.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2015

WESLEY & IVY
PREGNANCY FAMILY PORTRAIT

HeartAbode v3.0 has not seen as much tickling and giggling as this fun-filled morning in March 2015.

 

 

WEDDINGS • DEC 2012

CHESIONG & CHANEL

Looks like the month of December is another hectic one for me, with this second actual-day shoot schedule back to back with the first one.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2012

DESMOND WONG IN
"SUNSET RESERVOIR"

And so, a planned shoot at the dilapidated Neo Tiew housing estate turned muji-inspired sunset take-a-breather kinda relaxed theme instead - that's the unexpected twists life tend to bring with it sometimes. But in the case of this hurriedly-organised People 78 shoot, it's this kinda life's little surprises that become pleasantly memorable. Seriously, how can the combination of a keen setting sun, stretchy shadows, salty breeze, and a large body of glittery water go wrong. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2011

NEWBORN PORTRAIT
"THREE"

After having shot 67 grown-up (or semi grown-up) official models, Hearpatrick finally got to point his lenses at a newborn darling! The little one takes no order to pose, makes faces and expressions as he pleases and takes breaks as he feels appropriate, but the two-hour sessions was filled with quiet little oohs and aahs that made this shoot undeniably the most heart-warming one for as far as I remember. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2011

ADAM AND ERIKA IN
"TWOANDAHALF"

Thank goodness for the 'fan mail' from Erika, for I've been waiting for my first official pregnancy portrait for quite awhile now. Didn't take me long to seal the deal, along with the rights to document Giles Junior's first few weeks out in this world. :)

And finally the weather gave in to my cries for a strong morning sun. A beautiful day, and a lovely couple that took just ten minutes to warm up to the lens, what more could I have asked for.

 

 

WEDDINGS • MAR 2012

JOEY & CHIN LAY IN
"LOVE AND ALL ITS TRADES" (PJ TRADE CENTER DAMANSARA PERDANA)

It was love at first sight, this curiously bare-looking building from afar speaks volumes about Sek San's philosophy, a space jealously guarded by a close circle of avid photographers, and accessible only to those who have mastered their ways around the protective guards. I'm glad I didn't have to kill to shoot here, thanks to my wonderful client for having gone through the pain of getting the approval from the management.

 

 

PORTRAITS • AUG 2009

VIVIEN LIM IN
"漫游十点钟"

The first album to be published in August 2009 is also *finally* my first female portrait album in a very very long time! Haha, after being fed all the persistent questions of why most of my models are strictly male, I now have the answer halleluyah.

Further to the very successful collaboration the week before during her graduation portrait, I had the honour of shooting Vivien again in this fun outdoor portrait through the streets of Bukit Bintang and Imbi. Sporting a youthful, carefree yet often times sultry looks, Vivien is indeed a breeze to shoot. :)

 

 

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PORTRAITS • SEP 2010

VIVIEN IN
"阳光五十六"

September has indeed been pretty productive so far, with the publishing of my third album this month, with another extension of my female portrait series. Has the vicious cycle on male portraits been broken? I dunno, but it's indeed a refreshing experience shooting Vivien again after our very successful collaboration a year ago. She's just as natural in front of the camera, a breeze to capture indeed, and a sunny day just will never go wrong. :)

 

 

PORTRAITS • APR 2016

WILLIE CHAN IN
"ME AGAINST ROCHOR"

On a quiet Thursday morning, I took a walk at the charming Rochor Center, this colorful set of HDB flats on its last few months of existence. The imminent demolition is slated for Sep 2016, bringing with it almost four decades of memory.

 

 

WEDDINGS • SEP 2010

JO & CLARE

After a ten-month break from taking on actual-day wedding assignments, I'm finally back! Have to admit that I do miss all the happy lovey-dovey emotions that are overflowing with so much abundance during this kind of joyous occasions. And this is definitely one of the main reasons why I still find myself waking up 5am in the morning and staying up shooting all the way till almost midnight everytime. Thanks Jo and Clare for your trust in me, and for all the wonderful people whom I have met along the way. :)

 

 

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WEDDINGS • JUL 2014

RICHARD & VIVIEN IN
FLUTES NATIONAL MUSEUM SINGAPORE

Cut short my Bangkok trip to fly in to Singapore to cover this luncheon wedding reception for a small group of well-wishers who came together at Flutes at the National Museum, for the wedding reception of Richard and Vivien. But It was all worth it to be in the embrace of happy people whose memories of the blessed day will be forever sealed thank to this coverage.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAR 2014

VIVIEN LIM IN
"阳光九十九"

Never thought that this day will come, but it looks like I'm finally staring at the end of my double-digit running number for my people series. 

Can't help but retrace the journey so far, those wonderful models that I've met along the way, these are the beautiful people to whom I owe the deepest gratitude for giving me the opportunity to grow and to experiment.

I guess I have always ponder what the future may bring, but regardless, the past seven years has been one hell of a joyride. 

Thank you all for your love and support. :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • DEC 2014

FAMILY

The foray into family portraits speeds up as I continue to charm families with the beautiful resort-like environment of HeartAbode v3 at Centrio Pantai Hillpark.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2014

NINE

Nine sounds like the number of pax in a group portrait project that is bordering on havoc but this gang works like a charm with the kind of chemistry only life-lo ng besties could identify with. I could do this again any day! :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • NOV 2014

NITHAD IN
"ORIENTAL CAFE"

A coincidental acquaintance with Mr Chueamueangphan brought us People 111, an adhoc shoot with no lengthy discussion on art direction or attire selection.

 

 

PORTRAITS • MAY 2014

KEMPES CHEW IN
"MR HERITAGE"

The pleasant nostalgic warmth of The Majestic Hotel demands no less than an executive look of which Kempes pulled off effortlessly. Been awhile since I dress my model this way, but it's always refreshing to redo a set that is simple and clean.

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUN 2013

PRISCILLA WONG IN
"中午"

Apparently one of the harshest time of the day for a shoot but there really is no stopping anyone from making a hot bright mid noon work, as long as you set your heart to it. The world would definitely be a rather boring place is shots are only done during the golden hours.

 

 

PORTRAITS • OCT 2012

HEARTPATRICK & JIRIC IN
"剧院对话"

The lobby of Lai Chun Yuen is charming enough to deserve a portrait shoot of its own, and on a quiet post-dinner weekend evening, a camwhore session can be surprisingly productive when in the right company. Thanks Jiric for this lovely shot, and please look out for your own too! :">

 

 

PORTRAITS • JUL 2011

小如

My second collaboration with stylist Doris was a much-awaited event because I had fond memories of her attention to details, and the lovely accessories that she was able to cook up for the models. Done in about six hours or so, in the company of two fun videographers and my supportive photography kaki, this shoot saw us sweeping through the lobbies and corridors of Pullman Resort in search of the perfect spot to place model, dressed up as the hopeful bride who is out on a not-so-sunny day for a taste of love.