We met at church as awkward preteens, became friends as slightly less awkward teenagers, and it wasn't until university that Shae "fell for my charm and good looks" as Evan likes to put it.
It didn't take long before we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. It's been just over 5 years now and we feel like the luckiest kids on earth.
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I don't take it lightly that the photographs I capture are often the only tangible proof of moments that happened, laughter that was shared, memories that were made. With just the click of my shutter, the moments are already gone.
I feel a weighty responsibility as a wedding photographer, and that feeling does not dwindle no matter how many weddings I shoot. I thrive under the pressure of freezing time, and the gravity I feel only makes me a better image-maker.
I've pursued a career in art, and my art is about remembering.
Growing up in an Asian immigrant household, my career options were limited: doctor, lawyer or businessman. And passions were best kept as hobbies. Heading into university, I knew I wasn't cut out to save lives and I definitely didn't trust myself to represent people in court. So thanks to the process of elimination I pursued a degree in business.
Despite countless hours spent in seminars and multiple internships, the best real-world experience eventually came from helping my girlfriend with her budding wedding photography business. I bought a camera and we started shooting side-by-side. She got herself free labour and I ended up with a hands-on photography education and a fiancé in exchange (I guess bartering still exists). Along the way, I fell in love with filmmaking and we added it to our repertoire.
During my last year of university, we got married and I was lucky enough to land a full time gig at Procter & Gamble. But after two years, the pandemic hit and I was reminded that life is too short to live comfortably - so I decided to quit my corporate job, take a leap of faith, and join Shae full time.
We balance each other out in both life and business. When working with us you get the best of both worlds, Evan's outgoing curiosity mixed with Shae's quiet, observant nature. Evan keeps things exciting, optimistic and light-hearted. Shae has a relaxed and non-intrusive approach, being more of an introvert herself.
On a wedding day, Shae is an observer and gentle director — she notices the meaningful in-between moments and picks up on unspoken cues. She knows what is needed in every situation - when to step in and when to let things unfold naturally. Evan on the other hand is our visionary, mapping out a plan to ensure we capture every detail with creativity and precision. All the while, he's already memorized the names of both sides of the family. By the end of the night he'll be best friends with the DJ and have inside jokes with your uncle.