I had already walked away from the first segment of the wedding shoot when M called me to say, “We forgot to take photos with the car!”
I thought… “what car? Oh… the bridal car!”
It was raining, the sky was a tad grey. We arranged to meet up again and perhaps grab a few more shots at the hotel’s sheltered carporch. The basement carpark maybe a bit of drab. Then it dawned on me – CHIJMES! Just around the corner of Carlton Hotel, where M and CY’s wedding lunch was held earlier.
I waited for the couple to turn in, and immediately, WOW! It’s a red 1965 MGB GT! This is gonna be so swell. I am a sucker for vintage cars, heritage cars, all those sexy curves and cute proportions. It was drizzling quite a bit so we had to do this really fast. I wasn’t thinking very much, just went with intuition, and went viral. CY felt slightly awkward, but M’s smiles and giggles really made a difference to the atmosphere and the pictures. All the elements perfectly blended together – the dull drizzles VS M’s smiles, the old GT against the backdrop of Chijmes, the red of the car and the red of the Chinese Kua, and the cobbled floor.