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You

 

You cherish the relationship you have with your family and a small group of friends

You seek meaningful and fulfilling experiences in your life

You believe that pictures should evoke a feeling that can't be recreated with just a series of standard poses

You find more purpose in an intimate gathering than in a large setting

You believe that your wedding should not only be about yourself, but rather a celebration to be shared with the people you care about

 

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Me

 

Everyone has a personal story that leads to who they are today. For me, one of the most significant point in my life was losing my mother through illness. A few days after her death, I had the difficult realisation that I hadn't took any pictures of her. This was especially haunting as I felt that it magnified my failings as a son.

 

It was also then when I truly understood what others meant when they said too often we take the present for granted. Photos are pretty unique, it keeps a focus on the people and things you value, holding a feeling that allows you to relive it. It may not be immediately apparent, but thirty years down the road when you are old and grey sitting on the couch with your partner, things may be different.

 

Derived from an old journal, Said & Meant comes from the saying 'say what you mean, mean what you say'. The brand was born in hope of creating honest and sincere imagery that will help people to love and remember.

 

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One of the perks of my job is getting to travel with my couples. The biggest satisfaction for me doesn't come from the pictures, but the conversations and shared experience we had from it. Some of my favorite memories include

 

An elopement at New Zealand with Yi Teng & Zhen Yan

Long scenic drives in Iceland with Pei Shan & Jarrod

Outdoor Bali wedding with Jessica & Jeremy

 

My proudest achievement so far involved helping out the refugee children living in Indonesia, in which the project got featured in The Straits Times

 

Lost children of Cisarua

 

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