White Grandeur
Capturing the grandiosity of romance through delicate touch of emotions and mood

Qili’s Graduation

Photographed by White Grandeur
Makeup & Hairdo by The Beauty Society
Floral Bouquet by Keira Floral

We celebrated the completion of my younger sis’ poly days over a small graduation portrait session together with our two twin cousins who grew up closely with us. How far we have come from the days we will sing and dance around our late grandfather when we were young, playing carom around the antique marble table and also all the ancient games that kids of these days do not touch anymore.

Sometimes we focus too much on growing up and we forget to celebrate little milestones together. This year, we all made an effort to get closer and slow down our pace in life.

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The Peranakan

A walk into the culture-rich The Intan feels warm and nostalgic, where the home-turned-museum houses numerous Peranakan antiques collected by the owner Alvin over the years. Here’s a full set of Peranakan inspired styled shoot in collaboration with wedding stylist Amperian, which we were invited by Alene of beauty and lifestyle blog, Paper Kitties, to learn more about Akira’s Peranakan roots together with makeup talent Fidelis Toh and jade jeweller Choo YilinContinue Reading

Travel Diary: Hongkong 2017 (III)

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Day four is spent on the outskirts of Hongkong, at one of their famous fishing village, Tai O. We took a train to Tung Chung after our brunch at One Dimsum and there was an outlet mall right beside the station. There were many stores there that we almost wanted to forgo going Tai O and just spending our entire day there. I am glad the partner insist on heading over to Tai O and we reached there around 5.30pm, when the sun is almost setting. It felt like another world when we reached Tai O.

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Outfit: Slip-on Dress

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I am a very much minimal-outfit person, with blacks, grays, whites and blues dominating my wardrobe. So I am always looking out for outfits with a small twist of details or design work to lightly enhance my daily minimal look like this slip-on dress with pleats details from Cotton Ink, an Indonesian label.

Not a fan of exposing my arms, I layered my favourite long sleeved turtle-neck top inside this dress, getting the final outlook to be a little more smart-casual looking.

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Huiyang & Yongyao (Engagement Shoot)

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About 2 months ago, we collaborated with makeup artist Fidelis and local fashion label Ninth Collective for our first giveaway during Christmas. Huiyang and Yongyao was our selected winner and we finally had the chance to have our schedules met for the shoot two weeks back. We would like to also extend our appreciation to Haylee from Adorninglory for coming onboard this collaboration and arranged such a beautiful rustic bouquet that fitted exactly what we were visioning for. Continue Reading

Travel Diary: Hongkong 2017 (II)

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Part 2 of our trip we visited one of Hong Kong’s oldest Chaa Chan Teng, Mido Cafe, which is only 5 mins walk from our hotel where a lot of movie directors used to come. We also visited Fa Yuen Street, which is also known as Sneakers Street, bought a pair of sneakers there and had my favourite stinky tofu from the street food chain. Look for 真美味 (Chun Chun Mei), they sell the best stinky tofu in my opinion.

If you’re a Starbucks addict, the vintage Starbucks Cafe near Fa Yuen Street is a place you should visit as well. In the evening, we went to the AIA carnival near the Hongkong Station before heading to Lan Kwai Fong to chill out. It was a simple yet fulfilling day for us.

Link to part 1: http://whitegrandeur.co/travel-diary-hongkong-2017-1/

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Travel Diary: Hongkong 2017 (I)

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We jetted off for 5 days to recoup from our stressed and overworked souls. It was a trip of new experience and insights to this city, slightly different from the Hong Kong I always know, and definitely a more pleasant one compared to my previous trips. I was thankful for a timely short getaway to leave behind work and just fully indulge in my favourite asian cuisine. We made a deal not to do anything over-exhausting, so we only went to the beach casually and did no trekking/hiking although the mountain was right beside where the beach was. The weather was between 17 – 19deg throughout our trip (except one where it reached about 23deg). Forecast was accurate, it’s cloudy everyday but there’s no rain at all. These are random snippets from our cameras and phones throughout the whole trip and I hope it will help with your itinerary if you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong too!

Just a small note, we’re opening 1 (or half) more slot for a casual couple/engagement/pre-wedding shoot on our next trip to Taiwan between 31st March – 6th April. If you’re keen, drop us an email at whitegrandeur@gmail.com for more information! It’s our first official work trip so we are offering a very good rate to our couple who will be joining us. If you’re planning to visit Taiwan on the same period, we hope you’ll be able to join us for a day (or half) of an intimate photography session.

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