Brandon See Toh is a member of the Artistic Guild Of The Wedding Photojournalist Association ([AG]WPJA)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Taipei, Taiwan November 2009

Well, couldn't believe my luck when I managed to get some really cheap tickets to Taiwan this year. The trip last year was really rush and this time we spent 9 days in Taipei :) Yes, a really long time. Would like to thank my good friend Sam & his wife Rudy, and his lovely kids Peter and Rita for having us stay over at their home all this holiday.
We just traveled mainly to places accessible by bus mostly. On weekends, Sam did bring us to further places such as Jiu Fen and Yingge. So I will elaborate more in the pictures that follow. I have uploaded these to my gallery and each picture is accompanied by comments.
I would like to say that its really easy getting around Taipei via their public transport. Bus is cheapest, at TWD15 per sector to a maximum of TWD30 per trip. Draw back is that its slower. MRT is fast but goes to limited places and cost minimum TWD20.
As for food, this place is a food haven. The amount and variety is just so great. Over our 9 days, we were eating like crazy. The favourite we think would be the buffet steamboat which has Haagen Daz as dessert. Yes, free flow quality food and dessert at a very affordable TWD 480 per pax. Absolutely a bargain.
Because of these experiences, I would like to propose to couples, if any would like to have their pre-wedding taken in Taipei and its surrounding counties. Its really a beautiful place. Just pay for flights, accommodation and food for 2 person and photography is free from me. For enquiries, do email me.
Cheers and enjoy the pictures.
Gallery link :

View from streets of Ximending
Street view traffic
Fine art?
Xiu Long Pau
Nice home
Mini art garden
The famous Monster Ice
Waiting patiently for the bus
Lamb stew
Fresh colourful vegetable
Pukii the mascot for the bank
Wufenpu Fashion District
A brick building?
Fashion streets
Waiting for food
Hand made fresh pepper bun
At the night market
One of my breakfast
On the way to Jiu Fen
This is the fruit to make the lemon jelly Ai Yu Ping
View from Jiu Fen
Apple & Brandon @ Jiu Fen
Love this
Temple in the hills
The few nature shots I just love
Brandon in the mirror
Handicraft street near Yong Le Market
Fountain at 101
Miniature plants at Ying Ge
Kiln tunnel
Mini toys
Ying Ge street view
Day ending before flight home

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Actual Day ~ 4/6 December 2009

4/6 December 2009 ~ CY & Caryn

Had quite a long break since an AD shoot and thus very happy that I have been given this opportunity by CY & Caryn almost more than 6 months ago. Got to know that this is the hottest date for a wedding in the Chinese calendar for 2009 and how lucky I'm to be part of this.
So, CY & Caryn, both such a lovely couple, and I had much fun being part of their wedding.
The dinner was held before the AD and this gave the couple some rest. Of course they have a very packed schedule as their honeymoon trip is right on the next day after their AD. Hope to see you both when you return.
So back to the photos. This is the first AD that I m photographing with my upgraded camera equipment. Yes, I have finally upgraded to full frame, a Canon 5D. This is truly a remarkable camera and the results are just spell binding. The photos just have an edge over the previous APS-C camera. So with that, wish you both a very happy marriage, and I have attached here some previews. The gallery will be up very shortly. Do leave comments everyone.