Kind Words From Our Couples :)
Engaging Alan (ikigai chapter) was one of the best decisions we made for our solemnization ceremony.
Shortlisted through the various Instagram pages, and his portfolio resonates with us most on how he could capture all the important feelings and moments.
Prior to engaging him, there was a no-pressure meeting with him where he shared on his expertise. Decided to engage him as the meeting was very comfortable.
On the actual day, Alan was very reassuring throughout the process, which was very helpful for anxious couples on the actual day. He also took the extra mile to actively share the traditions which made the ceremony go smoothly.
As for the photos, we are very satisfied with it and it totally exceeded our expectations.
It was well edited, and it had helped us to relive the memorable moments of that day, even those that we’ve missed!.
Thank you so much for helping us capture our special moments, Alan! The photos were taken beautifully and naturally, and the editing brought the photos to life. All throughout the process of the morning shoot to the end of the wedding dinner, Alan's instructions on how to pose for the photographs were clear and he was quick to capture the essence of our moments. During those few minutes waiting for the first march-in, Alan was very reassuring. It was much needed especially for couples who are anxious :P For most parts, he knows where to strategically position himself to capture beautiful and memorable moments! This is especially so during the march in and dinner (many things happening)! Many beautiful shots were taken that we didn’t even realise were being taken. :)These are the moments that we treasure a lot. Thank you once again!! :)))
Thank you Ikigai Chapter for giving us a memorable once in a lifetime photoshoot experience for our ROM! It has been a pleasant and fun experience doing our photoshoot together with Alan! Alan was recommended to us through a mutual contact. Engaging him was one of the best decisions for our ROM planning. He was patient and made us feel comfortable while he guided us in taking varying shots. Beautiful photos and thank you for making us look good on our special day! Worth a shot if you need a photographer for any of your photoshoot session 😉
Selecting a photographer was one of the highest priorities for our wedding. After all, photos are the only tangible memories we can have of our big day. Beyond grateful to have Alan with us on our actual day. It was very comfortable being in front of him and his lens. He captured many beautiful moment of our wedding and we’re very pleased with the end results. Everyone whom we saw the photos agreed that there were well-taken too. Would recommend Ikigai Chapter to anyone who ask me in the future :)
Alan did a fantastic job for our photoshoots with him. He often goes above and beyond in providing his photography services and me and my wife really appreciate that!
He was patient in guiding the both of us when taking the photos and made the sessions fun and not at all awkward. He was spontaneous and willing to experiment and try new poses and styles of shooting based off our personalities and hobbies.
Highly recommend his services!
My then fiancé and I were sourcing for the best yet not over the top photographer for our PWS and actual day photography and we found Alan through the gown warehouse! Alan is someone creative and able to capture the essence of “the moment” well. We also love his post-editing touches, which breathes in life into the already well captured photo.
During our time together, we love how Alan is very composed and able to give clear instructions-something very much needed for the very anxious and a nervous bride and groom.
My wife and I strongly recommend Alan if you’re looking for someone to help you capture heartwarming and genuine moments for your wedding.
We engaged Alan from Ikigai Chapter for our AD wedding photography, from which we are confident to say that our trust has not been misplaced.
Not only are our mood being made at ease amidst the busy schedule, the photojournalistic style adopted by Alan ensured minimal intrusion to the timeline as well as between vendors (e.g. videographer / make-up artist). He has also took the extra mile to actively share traditions and practices which certainly helped us to navigate through the process.
Last but not least, the results delivered was an art by itself which far exceeded our expectation, where we are able to relive the entire morning and night programme with the well-taken images curated by Alan.
This is a really delayed post but it has always been on our must-do list to express our appreciation and recommend Ikigai!
My husband and I engaged Ikigai’s founder, Alan as our PG for our wedding in Dec 2021, and we are most grateful to have him. He is professional, patient, helpful, knowledgeable and most importantly, passionate about what he does.
To elaborate, Alan initiated a get-to-know us session prior to our wedding day to understand our preferred style, and brainstormed with us for photoshoot locations (Alan even sent us a few reminder texts as follow ups - how awesome is this). On the actual wedding day, he was punctual, respectful and helpful to our families, and was always on standby to see if there’s anything else he could help us with. He also worked seamlessly with our fellow VG, and both of them guided us patiently and knowledgeably on every step of the way on our wedding day.
Above all, while professionalism, skills etc are important, we find that working with a PG who’s warm, sincere, go the extra mile and makes us feel at ease to engage with really make the cut for a milestone as important as our wedding.
Thank you, Alan for everything you have done for us! Your passion is admirable, and we are surely rooting for you :)))
Engaging Alan for photoshoot was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding proposal. He is professional, accommodating, patient and reliable. Most importantly, he made the entire session enjoyable - my fiancee and I were at ease throughout. Even in challenging lighting conditions at night, he was able to produce photos of superb quality that capture our precious moments. Top class and service.👍
It was through a giveaway that I get to know Ikigai Chapter and the man behind the camera, Alan. One month before our photoshoot, Alan approached us to find out what theme we will like the photoshoot to be and if there were any places we have in mind. Being our first time, he gave us some time and came back only 1-2 weeks prior. At that point, I only vision myself to be in traditional Kua and because Kua usually make people sweat quite a bit, I suggested Changi Jewel for the photoshoot. So during our video call with Alan, he raised a few pointers for us to note if we would like the venue to be at Jewel (ie. the approval we got to get from the management and the crowds).
We went back to discuss further and shortlisted 3 other venues: Raffles Marina Lighthouse, Jurong Lake Garden and Tuas Shipping Container yard - which none of me or my partner has been before. Few days before the shoot, Alan WENT THE EXTRA MILE by driving down to each venue to see which is a better option. He even took some photos for us to visualise the lighting. Our final decision was at Raffles Marina Lighthouse. However, I had a concern for wet weather since it’s the end of November and the rain is unpredictable. Alan suggested a backup plan and advised that should it rain on the day itself, we will finalise the location again BEFORE the shoot so we can all get ready and meet at the agreed location. Which was great for me and my partner since it’s our first time taking such photoshoot and we are rather flexible to go along the professional advise.
At the beginning of the shoot, it was a little awkward for us having to post infront of a photographer (like I’ve mentioned, it’s our first time) and Alan has been very patience and gave us ideas to help ease our anxiety. It was also him that guided us on how to post and etc. Things went pretty smooth and we ended up having so much FUN playing around during the shoot.
The photos turn out BETTER THAN EXPECTED and we couldn’t thank Alan more for this experience and photoshoot.. My He is an easy going guy that goes along to our preference but will come in when we needed help on venue recommendations and etc. A professional photographer that we will STRONGLY RECOMMEND!
Engaged Alan for my solemnisation last year, and was over the top with our end results. During the shooting process, Alan was engaging and helpful to us in getting the poses right. Both my husband and I are very rigid and those "instructions" were really needed. Alan captured not just many of our candid shots, and our guests (aka family members) as well. This was the exact needs that we had. Many of our family members shared the same sentiments as us - we were told that we both look so happy in the photos, the best way to capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment. Be sure to leave the job to Alan if you and your partner are looking for most natural and candid moments to be captured! Couldn't thank Alan enough, but - THANKS AGAIN!
Alan's style of photography is storytelling, and is probably just the surface of what's he best at. His experience and touch is what makes weddings special, and its no exception for ours. Thank you for making our day happen. :)
My husband and I are very lucky to have found Alan 4 months before our actual day. Coincidentally he was the photographer for our friend’s eldest sister’s wedding so it seems like universe sent him to us, fortunately he was available on our actual day thus everything seem meant to be.
On actual day, Alan reached earlier than scheduled and started doing his thing, he was so friendly and polite to everyone and it was very kind of him to share photography tips with my Aunt, who is into photography as well. Alan was there like a friend we have known for long, there’s no awkward moments or cringe-y feels when he gave us direction on how we should pose, he will then shift himself around us to make sure he capture our best angle. Everyone had so much fun during the morning photo shoot, I was so happy I think I laughed a little too hard.
Alan was so polite when he gave instructions to my family members and guests on how they should position themselves for the group photo, the OCD in me is truly satisfied when the group photos turn out straight and well taken. Alan was quick and nimble (like a ninja lol) going from corner to corner in order to capture all the candid and precious moments. All the photos turned out so well it's like they radiate happiness and love. I cannot emphasize enough how polite and professional at the same time Alan is, the bridesmaids and groomsmen love him and his works!! They are very grateful because all of them look so good in the photos. Alan together with our bridesmaids and groomsmen worked so well together when we went through all 30 tables to take group photos. If you look at the photos and feel like crying, it is for sure the photographer did a super good job!! Thank you once again Alan, for the effort and hard work!
It was a pleasant experience working with Alan on our actual day photoshoot. Prior to engaging Alan, we saw some of his works and find that his photo are always clear and important moment are captured very clear and well.
On the actual day, both my wife and I just leave everything to Alan. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to the actual day procedures. At every point of the event, he seems to know what to do and help direct us in a clear and articulate manner.
Alan is a very nice person to work with. Very patience, responsible, professional and always go to the extra miles to ensure that the wedding couple is happy with his service and his work.
After the wedding, we got our photos in less than a month, which is slightly faster than the timeframe given and the photos did not disappoint. All the photos are clear, bright and the angle he takes seems very professional and balance. We really do like them.
But I do have to say that we hoped there were more full body photos taken through the whole day. Perhaps this was a miscommunication on our end as we have told Alan that we love to have more closeup photos to show the details of our outfit and expression. I am sure if we have brought this up prior, Alan would gladly do so for us. Don't be mistaken, there are still a number of full body shots especially for key moments but we just hope there was a little bit more of them.
In all, we highly recommend Alan's photography service for wedding! Most importantly, he captures all the moment very well.
We engaged Alan to photograph our wedding this year, and he was really friendly and professional throughout the entire ceremony. Even in the weeks leading up to the actual day, he was very understanding when we had to do sudden changes to the wedding plan and dates (of course, subject to his availability also) and we really appreciate all that he has done for us. The photos turned out really good and we highly recommend him if you are looking for a photographer for your big day!
Recently received my wedding day photographs from Alan and I must say that all moments were so beautifully captured! 😄 We came across Alan’s portfolio on Instagram while searching for an AD photographer and it was the best decision to engage him! What we really like about Alan was that he put in 150% effort and went the extra mile to make sure all our requests were met, despite our tight schedule.
Plus you know you have a passionate photographer when he doesn’t keep tabs on “no. of hours” and he’s the last person to leave the ballroom because he stayed around to photograph till the very last moment. Skilful yet humble, Alan really delivered and impressed us with his attitude and professionalism. Once again, thank you so much for immortalising our memories in your amazing pictures!
Alan is a very accommodating and understanding photographer. I found him through Facebook 2-3 weeks before my actual day and booked him 1 week before my wedding.
We had a meet up & discussed what we looking for in our photos after which he showed us the photos he had did previously. On the actual day, he lead us through the whole wedding and worked together with our videographer. Received the photos about a month later, 600 + of photos and I am very happy with it. I am glad that I chose him! Thank you!
We organised our wedding very fast and Alan was here to capture the moment. He managed to put us at ease in front of the lens. The result is just impressive and all our friends and family tell us the photos are amazing.
Alan successfully catches the moment and all the emotions in the right moment. We didn't notice him during the ceremony but as we see the pictures we think "how can he take such an amazing photo without interfering with us".
If you look for a meticulous, discreet and professional photographer, contact Alan without a doubt!
Engaged Alan for my wedding photography and he is amazing! Wedding photos came in quick and the experience was very pleasant and comfortable. He is a friendly and easy going person. I have received great feedbacks on the photos and he managed to capture the best moments and the kind of style that we wanted. Thanks Alan for capturing special moments on our big day!
It was more than a pleasant experience with Alan! Haha we had so much fun, laughter and running during the casual shoot. Thank you for the suggestions and improvising our ideas during the shoot. We really love all the images taken! Will definitely recommend Alan for casual or even AD photography. The images taken will ALL be your favourite. 😉
We engaged Alan for our actual day photography and was really happy with the pictures he took and services rendered. Alan is an accommodating, punctual and sincere photographer.
During our wedding day, he provided us guidance on the sequence of photo taking and also made an effort to make time for additional shots for the bridesmaids and couple for good memories. We are also very satisfied with the morning highlights that his team put together considering the limited time that he have to prepare it.
Thank you Alan, for capturing the precious moments on our special day! We really appreciate it. 😊
2 months ago, I approached Alan to help me with my proposal. As my fiancée (@yuzhu) loves photography and keeping memories of us, I thought of capturing this special, intimate & serious moment for us to remember. When I asked my fiancée if she’s happy about the proposal, she replied, “no I’m not happy.. but grateful..! Happy is an understatement.”
Similarly, I’m grateful that Alan agreed spontaneously in participating in my proposal and did a photoshoot for us at our frequently hang-out place - Gardens by the bay! Despite the difficult human crowd that day, he was able to exercise his professional judgement and effort to ensure success with the shoot.
Alan has come across as a young, calm, passionate and creative photographer. He delivered another perspective in his pictures, which is unique and emotional.
Thank you so much for your help, and all the best in your next shoot!
Would definitely recommend Alan to anyone who's interested in couple photoshoots! He has many unique ideas and he always tries to customise it according to our preferences and style (& he gives plenty of good tips for poses!!). I especially love how dedicated and thoughtful he is to his work and his clients. He is also really patient and fun to work with. I really want to thank him for capturing all the beautiful moments!
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