Hi everyone, I apologise for my absence which really has not been intended. I've been trying to keep things under the wraps for a little too long, but things are a little tight on my side and hence explains the delay.
I've been planning for the big move to a proper domain for the longest time, but time and again I've been delaying it due to the amount of workload I have on hand so I'm really sorry to disappoint my readers who have been regularly checking out this site to only realise I haven't updated since forever. I had wanted to save all my recent works with the launch, but I really have too much on hand to cope but by hook or by crook... It'd definitely be up in September! I'm finally outsourcing a little part of my admin work to someone I trust to help me with, so here's to a better business workflow!
Hope everyone's just as excited as I am! I've lots of new things in store for Smittenpixels to share with all of you guys. (:
Thank you for staying with me all these while.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Wardrobe: Halo Lale
Model: Gen Neo
During Christmas last year, I tried my hands on my second night fashion shoot. This time round, I worked with Gen and Halo Lale for their manufactured bandage dresses that sold like hot cakes. The material and cut were incredibly flattering, I swear they have a knack for designing female apparels. What I never expected to find myself saying is that I actually like how the photos have turned out considering the fact that I do not do night shoots at all and this is really just very basic/beginner for me.
So much has happened recently, and it's really nice when the boy and I sit down and recap our year together every now and then and we count our blessings for all the good that has happened in 2014 for us. We've just booked yet another trip, and that makes it 3 more trips for us before the year ends. We love travelling this much because it's the best way for us to block the rest of the world out for a bit and have each other to ourselves in a foreign land. I can barely keep my hands off work, thus travelling is THE way for us to chill out and remember to breathe. June has been a madass hectic rush and I'm glad it's over! Months of effort and hard work are finally coming to fruition.
This year is just going to get even better. (:
Monday, June 9, 2014
Outfit on Valerie: Agneselle
Hair and Makeup: Pearlyn Law Makeup and Hairstyling
In October 2013, the Agneselle team decided to come together and do up a giveaway for all of Agneselle's customers. What better way for us to collaborate than to team up and do a giveaway for 2 hours of casual couple shoot where Pearlyn would be doing the hair and makeup and Agneselle would be sponsoring at outfit (for the female only of course (;). We were very overwhelmed by the response and feedbacks we received on all of our FB pages, and it was a rewarding experience for all of us and we are happy to know that most people complied with the rules and were eligible but ultimately, we could only choose one winner at random and the above couple- Valerie and Nic were the lucky pair! Once again, a big thank you to all who have participated. The response was way better than what we had expected.
Come to think of it, it might have been predestined because Valerie is an air stewardess and our shoot is very aptly named Flight to Forever. Along the way we got to learn that the duo met through Facebook and it all started with Nick being attracted to Val when he first chanced upon her profile, and no doubt we teased him about it thereafter. I have to admit that they are both a really good looking pair, and they're really nice individuals as well.
I hope you both last a long time together.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Hair and Makeup: Pearlyn Law Makeup and Hairstyling
It's been a week since I've been back from my lone trip to +66 where the boy joined me halfway through my trip. It was extremely rewarding on many levels, and I enjoyed the days I could entirely relish in being a sloth without feeling the guilt. In any case, I'm now back and fully recharged as I gear myself up for more exciting things this year. Here's my first work trip ever to the beautiful Malacca that I had familiarized myself with over the past few years when I had taken road trips there a couple of times for a short getaway. I've always loved the place for its bustling streets, vibrancy and rich heritage. Thus when the Agneselle team first brought up about heading there for our CNY shoot I was…… stoked. Sharing with you guys some images we shot over 2 days there and it was pretty fun! I just wished we had more time to spare there cause it's a place I'll always miss. Go try their famous chicken rice if you do visit!
I think I've been away for a little too long yet again, but thank you everyone who still takes the time out to check this site regularly (and be disappointed with the lack of updates) but I promise good things are coming your way soon. Please just keep your eyes peeled! I've legit reasons for my absence so please bear with me while I try to get everything up and running soon, it really is tiring trying to manage everything on my own but just a bit more time, and everything will be running smoothly soon!
Still in a state of disbelief that June has commenced, half the year has whisked by this fast and I'm glad I've done quite a fair bit to make myself proud. 6 more months to complete what I've started.
Have a good June, guys!
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Wardrobe: Inner Desire
Model: Olga Solovey
You probably won't believe this, but Olga is already a mom! When I first shot her, she had just given birth awhile ago. It was a delight being able to work with Inner Desire for their gorgeous swimwear line and I spent all my time lusting over the pieces (and Olga's figure heehee) while shooting and it's an interesting change from the usual apparels shoot.
Anyhows, I'm writing this as I take my week long respite in the land of smiles in the company of good food and my favorite person in the world. I apologize for my hiatus on the Facebook page as well as my tardy replies for my emails. Guilty as charged for allowing myself to sink into a well-deserved break for good where I hardly had to touch work, and I could sleep without waking from the alarm clock. Every trip I had these years were always laden with work, email replies, editings and what nots. This time, I'm truly living my life like I never had ever since I started working 2 years ago, and I'm so blessed and thankful for this trip despite the "chaos" here which is honestly, over-exaggerated by the media. All's well here! It's about time I start readjusting to my hectic pace and brace myself for the busy June ahead before I plan my next trip in the months to come. So excited for what the rest of the year promises! The best has yet to come. (: