Category: Personal

A photograph of photographs of old printed wedding photos

My Grandparents’ Love Story

A spark of curiosity ignited in me back in 2016 when visiting my family in Malaysia. It dawned on me that I had to ask all the questions that I needed before it was too late. My “Ah Gong” (grandfather on my dad’s side) was very excited to tell the tale of how our family…

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My Slice of Life | An Oey Thanksgiving

As a photographer, you’d think that I document my life in the same way that I do for all my clients. The truth is, I don’t do it as much as I wish and it’s going to be a goal of mine in 2018 to do so. Life is a funny thing. Sometimes the universe…

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Why I love this photo | Joshua Tree Sunset

“Comfort, the enemy of progress” – P.T Barnum Every now and then, I feel an itch to do something out of the ordinary. Is it just me that feels this way? Last Fall, I made one of the scariest decisions of my life to date… I quit my day job of 6 years to pursue…

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Why I love this photo | Grandma

A couple years ago I spent a week in California with my Aunt & Uncle. My grandma travelled across the ocean to pay a visit (she’s on the right). One evening before dinner, Grandma Oey & Grandma Yoong sat across from each other and started to chit chat. I love this photo. I imagine the…

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My Slice of Life | A Year in Review 2017

My Year in Review. The days go by so quickly and I’m still sitting here on day one of 2018 wondering where the time went. It warms my heart looking back at all the moments I’ve shared with all of you this year and I wish I could squish all my favourite photos into these…

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The new jmeshoots

We made our big announcement not long ago but our decision actually started out earlier this year in the Spring. Over the last few months, I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around all this change. The last couple years I’ve struggled to keep up and to constantly keep space open in my brain to…

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We’re breaking up

The FCI story You may not know this, but I found wedding photography on Craigslist. After graduating from film school and having spent countless weeks searching and volunteering gig after gig, I was done! Little did I know that when I stumbled across this post, I’d spend the next 8 years on one big roller…

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My Ah Gong, the photographer

When we first moved to Canada, I was in my teens. Being close to family was important to my mom and dad however like many others, they sought a better life for my sister and I. As a teen, my outlet to express thoughts & feelings were through drawing but eventually, I found an interest in…

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My Slice of Life | It’s been 15 years

15 years ago today we moved away from our culture, our tradition, our way of life, the heat, our little tropical island, from familiar, from friends, from family, from what was normal to us, from our home. ⠀ ⠀ For years I struggled with cultural identity. It was always “This is how we do it…

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