I’m listening to the Thomspon Twins as I write this. You know the song, right? The one you love to hate from that Adam Sandler movie? It’s been in my ears all month. The Psychedelic Furs too. What can I say? I should have been a teenager in the 80s.
Over the past six weeks, I’ve had the chance to shoot couples. Three couples to be exact. One newly engaged, another’s wedding, and a ten year anniversary. Basically, all the best moments. It was like a biweekly dose of all the oxytocin. Because you can’t help but get dragged into all the warm feelings. They should really bottle that and it would fly off the shelves. I can’t believe these three wonderful sets of people invited me to shoot them at their most private and happy moments. Can you imagine how awkward it is to shoot people making out? I even told Corbett and Keiko that I felt like I was an intruder into their space. It all felt so special in the most creepy way possible. Cuz, you know – that’s apparently my style.
Patrick and Rose are newly engaged. They American, but came together on a tiny, far off island in the South Pacific. Not Fiji, not Micronesia. Smaller. A few years, countries and graduate degrees later, they’re killing it and there’s a ring on Rose’s finger. So on a Sunday afternoon, I got them tipsy on G&Ts and captured all the most wonderful moments.
You must remember Jojo and Jerome and their gorgeous lives and space in Yangon, Myanmar, right? Over a year after we met, they wanted me to photograph their wedding. In Kep. I couldn’t say no. And I felt so incredibly honoured that they even asked me, the novice with no wedding experience, to capture this incredibly special moment. I did it. I was so relieved to have happy clients. Their wedding weekend was so fun, special and gorgeous. I learned so much about what I did right and what I could do better. And I got to put a wedding on my portfolio.
I respect and have the utmost admiration of Corbett and Keiko. So when Corbett, who has the most discerning of tastes, asked me to photograph them to celebrate their 10 official years together, all the feelings happened. I was mostly terrified. Would I screw it up? Would the photos turn out too twee? All of those anxieties turned out to be false. I could have spent all afternoon with them. More than 12 countries, three cats, two very successful businesses later, and countless mixtapes later, these guys have it great.
All photos by Tiffany Tsang. Please request permission for use. Cait + Tiff are not liable for any sudden desire to snuggle.