Jarrod & Pei Shan

Kenneth's photos really resonated with us as we were looking for potential photographers for our pre-wedding photoshoot, and after visiting his website, we realised that he had previously shot for a few friends of ours!

 

Before contacting him, we had been entertaining the thought of going to Iceland for a holiday and have our prewedding photographs taken there at the same time, and it was quite serendipitous that Kenneth was not only keen on travelling to Iceland, he would also be available during the time that we had managed to secure our leave. His nature-centric photography definitely seemed ideal for a place like Iceland with its otherworldly landscapes and rugged beauty, and we were repeatedly reassured by our friends that we would be in good hands, so it was easy deciding that we would like to work with him.

 

Throughout the entire planning process, Kenneth was extremely easy-going and prompt in addressing our various queries. We met up once to discuss the trip and although it would also be his first time in Iceland, he had already done ample research and showed us various places which he thought would be ideal to shoot at.

 

When the trip finally arrived, we were initially apprehensive about how our photos would turn out/whether we would look awkward as posing definitely didn't come naturally to us and we are not the most intrinsically romantic couple around. But our fears were quickly allayed as Kenneth patiently directed us through each shoot with the right balance of instructing us how/where we should stand/place our hands and still allowing us the flexibility to move and interact with each other naturally. 

 

Capturing raw emotions and not just poses in a photograph is no easy feat, but Kenneth managed to do so by asking us a number of choice questions about each other during the shoot which not only resulted in better photos, but really enriched the whole experience for the both of us. 

 

From the start, we had already eschewed the conventional bridal studio photoshoot style of photographs consisting of pose after pose or overly dramatic flair, and preferred photographs which would capture our relationship in its truest and most honest form. We communicated this to Kenneth prior who delivered spectacularly and quietly took photos of us not only amongst the vast lupine fields or black sand beaches, but even as we were simply walking down the streets of Reykjavik or filling up our car at the gas station.

 

The photoshoot spanned a tiring 4 nights consisting of hours of driving and plenty of hiking, most of the time in freezing cold winds, yet Kenneth worked tirelessly without a single word of complaint, sometimes even positioning himself precariously just to get the best angle.

 

The result of all the above was photos which managed to perfectly showcase the beauty of the Icelandic landscape without it overwhelming the much less spectacular human subjects (us), photos which were quietly sentimental, which captured our natural interaction and emotions, and which we will treasure for many many years to come. 

 

We would highly recommend Kenneth to couples who appreciate the gentle, quiet beauty of his photographs, and who are looking to capture genuine and timeless snapshots of their relationship which will transcend a wedding celebration and serve as beautiful keepsakes for a lifetime.

Kenneth Lee