Romantic beyond compare, we can’t help but swoon over this engagement session from Kunioo that features so many magical details! The idea of lighting the entire photo session with candles in a beautiful outdoor setting at night decorated with silk and drapes is nothing short of incredible. This darling duo – Jeslin & Hanz, surrounded by shining lights, presented a modern day fairtytale and stole our heart in a serious way! Join us as we share this magical engagement session below.
It all started out with Jeslin’s elegant Qipao (traditional Chinese dress) costume on a night at work. Hanz took notice right away and it was the first time they had a conversation.
Fast forward a few months after Jeslin returned from a long vacation in her homeland, Indonesia. Hanz noticed that Jeslin took the train home from work every night and decided to offer her a ride one night. The spark ignited at that point as Hanz drove Jeslin home whenever an opportunity present itself thereafter.
The relationship blossomed to the point that Jeslin placed her love for Hanz ahead of returning to Indonesia to be with her family. Jeslin found work in her field in biology and was able to stay in Canada. Hanz worked through the ranks at Cineplex in hopes of securing the job security, salary and scheduling-control so that he can take his beloved Jeslin as his wife and eventually, to start a family.
Their interpersonal relationship is at its best when Jeslin and Hanz endlessly mock, tease and make fun of each other. Jeslin and Hanz share their love for video games, movies, music and shows while attempting to explore other pleasures of life. Anybody who knows them will be immediately aware that they are so at ease with each other and genuinely in love with each other for who they are – where true happiness resides.
Inspiration behind the shoot
From the photographer (Kunioo): We wanted to do something epic, something that no one has seen before; something that would take people’s breathe away! Lighting the whole photo session with candles romantically outdoor with silk and drapes coming down was the answer.
Thoughts from the photographer
Kunioo: Jeslin brought up the idea of shooting at night with sparklers, which then evolved into an evening shoot lit purely with candles in jars and string lights. We collaborated with Past Pieces to complete our vision as they spent many hours decorating the set while we photographed around the garden and beach.
There is something so magical about candles. We become smitten with the dream-like aura it emanates, bringing us to a romanticized state of being. So what other way could be more perfect to capture Jeslin and Hanz’s romantic pre-wedding photo shoot?
We were blessed to capture this beautiful and loving couple’s promise of forever. Shot after shot, only pure happiness and endless love shine from their faces. We don’t get the opportunity to shoot in the evening very often, so we were overwhelmed with inspiration that night. Even now, we are in awe of these beautiful encapsulated memories.
About the photographer – Kunioo
Every country has a unique culture, passed down through the generations. Likewise, all couples have their stories – which need to be captured and retold, too. We are artists who document your memories, and combine your precious moments together with our vision. Likened to two wedding rings placed side by side, the ‘oo’ in our name stands for the promise that all lovers make for each other.
We have a special fine art documentary and story-telling approach. Through your funny, heartfelt or romantic stories (perhaps your goofy personalities, or even your aspirations!), we aim to retell your stories to the rest of the world in the most true-to-life yet captivating way we can.
Kunioo focuses on delivering amazing wedding films and images to every couple, creating unforgettable experiences and creating lasting relationships along the way.
Your Story, our Inspiration.
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Decoration: Past Pieces | Makeup & Hair: Elena Tsang