Zach and Xanthe are two of my favourite people in Singapore. They've known each other more than 10 years and are the perfect balance to each other. As their friend, I've had the exciting privilege of watching them move over the years from friends to dating and now, almost-Mr and Mrs Young. To top it off, I got to squeal in anticipation all the way in Redding, California while waiting for Zach to pop the question after they had flown from Singapore to Queenstown, New Zealand. He got down on one knee right after they had sky-dived and she said Yes! Xanthe is now rocking one beautiful sapphire ring and a fiancee. Oh, and a reference in a newspaper article too! Score.
While in Singapore last week, we got together and these two rocked their engagement shoot - total troopers in the ridiculous, blazing heat that is Singapore in June. (We're talking stand perfectly still and turn into a sweat puddle in all of 60 seconds.) At one point we snuck on to the colourful floating platform currently being prepped for National Day, much to Zach's excitement because it was an unchecked item on his bucket list, and much to my excitement because we caught some stunning light up there.
Z and X, my fellow introverts, thank you for letting me capture the two of you and for obliging me by standing on mint chairs while people were staring, twirling even though it was cheesy and being a steady supply of tissue. I am, as I've said so many times now, so honoured. Also, please teach me your ways - how on earth did you not break a sweat while we were shooting? Dang. You guys? Too awesome. Sending love from here to there!