In early October, I had the privilege to document Jeffrey & Tyng’s reception. Location @ Jeffrey’s parents Little Sprout Farm in LaPorte, IN.

This session hold a special meaning for me for 3 reasons:
(1) this is first assignment since the inception of Anjali Fong Photography,
(2) Tyng and I go way back; back to my advertising days when I was brand managing L’Oreal Paris Malaysia and she was the Brand Manager in Skincare (Dermo). Never in my wildest dream would I have thought that I would be the photographer for her wedding reception in the USA, and
(3) A very good friend, Jenny, joined me on the assignment as the second shooter.

I picked Jenny from the Indianapolis airport, and thereafter we drove up north to LaPorte. Jenny decided to take over the wheels after 15 mins as she felt it was embarrassing that elder drivers drove faster and passed us on the Interstate. Ha.

We did this engagement session a day before the wedding reception. The fun brief included the reenactment shot of Grant Wood’s ‘American Gothic’ painting. I can’t think of anyone else who could do the deadpan face as well as Jeffrey. And he wanted to have their pictures taken at his grandfather’s farm, where he has great childhood memories.

Tyng asked if I wanted to take a shot of her and Jeffrey sitting on the grain bin. I was kinda worried for their safety, but they went right ahead and climbed up. On the way down, Tyng’s brother, Keong, asked Jeff to do a “You’ve been corned” pose. Albeit corny (no pun intended), it sit well with the overall fun country theme.

Thereafter, we headed to the corn field.

In the midst of shots, Jeff answered a call. A long one, if I may add. 🙂 Also check out his raised eyebrow.

This is the ‘Statue of Liberty’ pose.

And the road kill shots. It’s really great to have such a fun couple as your subjects.

It turned dark quickly when we headed to the soybeans field, so we did a bit of light plays. I love these. I really do.

  • 6 Oct ’11 - 8:07 PM

    Shang - Love the last shot! So many fun and quirky photos – looks like a great couple =)

  • 7 Oct ’11 - 1:17 AM

    Fong - Thanks, Shang, for the support you have given me so far! I really appreciate it. And yeah, they were a fun couple indefinitely. 🙂

  • 9 Oct ’11 - 2:27 PM

    Jen - Love your new site. Is this the biz site? Hugs

  • 11 Oct ’11 - 5:42 AM

    Fong - Yes, it is! Thanks, am glad you love it. 🙂

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  • 18 Oct ’11 - 2:57 AM

    Tyng Kam - Fong, you did a fantastic job! I love these pictures and they will be treasured for a very, very long time. Jeff and I are not usually keen to take pictures of ourselves, hence, we do not have a lot of pictures as a couple. You got the best out of the two of us – Bravo!

  • 19 Oct ’11 - 8:41 PM

    Fong - Thanks, Tyng! I don’t live to have my pictures taken too for the very same reason, therefore I keep this in mind when I shoot. So far so good. Fingers crossed. 🙂

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