Bridal portraiture simply doesn’t get any more beautiful than this. Featuring a stunning bride-to-be, this session was styled, shot, and edited by the young talents of Axioo, a creative collective based in Jakarta, Indonesia, that is made up of exceptionally gifted photographers, videographers, designers, editors, and stylists—a dream team, in other words. One look at their mesmerizing work, and you’ll feel as though you’re not quite in this world anymore. If you’re swooning over the loveliness of this bride (and we’re sure you are), stay tuned for her full wedding, which we’re featuring next week. It’s going to knock you off your feet . . . if you’re not already on the ground by the end of this post, that is!
From Fen, the Photographer
When I first met Shau Fun and Kent, I knew instantly that I was going to like them. They are both so friendly and warm, and anyone who stands remotely close to them will surely realize how in love they are with each other. Shooting for Shau Fun was a breeze; her beauty just radiates through in every shot. And we had such a great time exploring her angles to capture her gorgeousness and her romantic side.
But what I absolutely cannot shake off is how Kent looked at her throughout the entire shoot. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I felt a little warm and fuzzy inside when I caught a glimpse of Kent looking adoringly at his future bride. He was genuinely captivated by her beauty and in awe that she was soon going to be his wife.
I’ve been married for a little more than eight years now, and I realize that marriage may not come easy for everyone. It takes a lot of hard work on both sides to overcome the frivolous issues that pile up over time. It takes a lot of talking things out, a lot of patience, and a strong commitment. You see, I think that a huge fight or a breakup is never caused by one big problem. It is usually a mass of small problems that have gone unresolved for far too long. Just by hitting the tip of the iceberg, everything can come crumbling down. But when the commitment is strong, nothing can ever go wrong. Commitment is key. And after eight years, I have realized that commitment comes easy for me because I have chosen my partner wisely. I have chosen to spend my life with someone who fills my tank every morning, someone who showers me with endless encouragement and affirmation, someone who gives me freedom to explore my potential and my purpose in this world. For a girl like me, this is important: to wake up every morning knowing without a doubt that I am indeed loved by my husband, and whatever may come our way, we will be okay.
So as I caught that glimpse of Kent gazing adoringly at his beautiful bride-to-be, I was reminded once again of how important it is to find something you admire in your partner. From admiration comes respect, followed by gratitude that this person has made a choice to spend the rest of his/her life with you. And when you realize just how lucky you are, commitment is the next natural thing.