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THE REVEAL.

EH WAIT, DID YOU GO TO THE CORRECT BLOG?

Oh yes, this is THE REVEAL.

Don’t worry, you are at the right blog. It’s still me!

And no, not pregnant.

NOT PREGNANT.

NOT PREGNANT.

Say, how are you liking my new blog?

I LOVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!

CONGRATULATE ME QUICK. SEND ME ROSES, CHOCOLATES, OR ANYTHING TIFFANY. 

What if I tell you that the same person was responsible for my new blog layout and the pictures you see here? Who is he or she? How can he/she be this talented?! So unfair, right?

Relax. Don’t get so worked up. 

KEEP CALM & READ ON. 

I was staring at my blog the other night, looking for ideas for a particular blog post. Suddenly it struck me.

“What am I doing daydreaming nightdreaming? I need a new blog layout fast.”

I was in love with my previous blog design for the longest time because of the colour pink, and how it reflected the supposedly soothing nature of my blog. But at the same time, I was itching to tweak my layout and experiment with a different colour scheme for my blog post. A blog design is just like life. You need to keep progressing. You need to be fresh. You cannot be stuck in a rut. Sometimes we get too used to things till they finally become stagnant. -_-

I decided that my blog design should go for a fresh change and colour. What colour?

TIFFANY BLUE LAR OF COURSE!

And so I started planning. Before I could change my blog layout, I had to take new photos. I had to check my husband’s availability. I had to arrange for a studio session. I had to shop for clothes.

But most importantly, I had to find the perfect photographer.

I started checking out different photography companies but a particular photography company caught my attention immediately. For my new blog layout, I was actually looking for something different in terms of the pictures. I did not want to settle for the normal kind of pictures.

I am sorry to say this but I needed something more.

ZEE & MARINA PHOTOGRAPHY fits the bill perfectly! 

Let me now introduce you to Zee & Marina’s portrait photography niche, PORTRAIT IN PANO.

PORTRAIT IN PANO(RAMA) LOOKS LIKE THESE.

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“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”

Actually, the photos do not even need a story or explanation to back them up. They speak for themselves, I believe. But at the same time, I think you would be interested to hear the story behind them, right?

Firstly, want to know the mastermind behind Portrait in Pano?

HE IS NONE OTHER THAN FAUZI ANUAR.

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Fauzi Anuar specializes in on-location lifestyle portrait, be it indoors or outdoors.

According to Fauzi, Portrait in Pano is a collection of portraits (taken in sequence) to depict a story or timeline.

“It is definitely a pull away from conventional portraits, and shows modernism in current pictorials. It involves the use of image manipulation techniques.”

Let me tell you a bit more about Fauzi Anuar. Let me tell you how awesome he is.

– He is qualified master photographer as awarded by The Master Photographers Association UK.

– He is 2 Star Exhibitor as awarded by The Photographic Society of America

– He won a couple of Honorable Mentions at the 2012 International Photography Awards

– He was awarded a merit at the Master Photographers Association’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee Awards

– He was one of the top 8 finalists in The Big Shot Season 3

And what’s more, Fauzi Anuar is really good at web designing too! Hence, this blog layout for me.

WOW. SO I KILLED 2 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, DIDN’T I?

Do you want to know how Fauzi Anuar actually started taking an interest in photography? It’s pretty cute actually, the story. When he told me, I was laughing quite hysterically.

So here goes. First things first, Fauzi did not have an interest in photography initially. No passion whatsoever even. So I would like to think that he has his wife to thank for where he is now. Had it not been for her who requested for a DSLR camera (out of so many gifts!) during their wedding anniversary, he would not have taken an interest in the camera till now. Now, you must be thinking that the wife must be a pro to have asked for a DSLR camera, right? I thought so too. Well, here’s the thing; she did not how to use the DSLR initially! Laugh now, it’s so funny! See la, asked for DSLR but don’t know how to use. Truth be told, she just could not be bothered to read the entire instruction manual. Tell me about it, I hate reading instruction manuals too! Like, what are they written in? German?

So like it or not, Fauzi had to learn how to use the DSLR in order to teach his beloved wife. The things you would do for love, right?

And that was how everything started, my friend. From a simple (or not so simple) experiment with the DSLR to his own photography company!

GIVE HIM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE PLEASE. 

You must be curious to know how Isda looks like right?

NAH. PROMOTE HER A BIT SINCE SHE IS SO PRETTY. HELLO ISDA!!

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CAN YOU NOW TEACH ME HOW TO USE THE DSLR, ISDA? SHARE & CARE. #LOL

I actually tried to do some research on Portrait in Pano but the search result showed Zee & Marina Photography only. Does that mean that only Fauzi is doing this in Singapore at present? I think so! Correct me if I am wrong, but hey, I am usually right. HAHAHAHAHAH.  I mean, have you seen any other photography companies doing this? Now, imagine having the Portrait in Pano in your living room for all your guests to admire and be in awe. Every guest of yours will be impressed! Forget new curtains, beautify your house with your own Portrait in Pano instead!

And hey, check out the CD case which Fauzi surprised us with! So impressive and outstanding, right? You can have yours personalized like this too! I’ll tell you more later. 🙂

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I can tell that Fauzi is extremely particular about creating a good first impression, and this can be seen from our first meeting with him to the first studio session to the short time he took to produce the end product. I thought he did not take long to show us the edited pictures, considering the fact that he had a lot to do before we could get our very own PORTRAIT IN PANO. We were so impressed by his passion, efficiency and dedication. What am I saying? I am still impressed by his passion, efficiency, and dedication. Working with Fauzi was such a breeze and sooooooooo easy.

During the studio photo shoot, my girls were initially quite stiff and shy, if I were to be frank with you. And because they were pretty shy, the pictures taken initially did not exactly depict the real bubbly them. Fauzi was really patient and took the effort to get to know them better first. In fact, he was not even rushing to get everything done. He was like sitting down with my girls, playing with them, and kept creating conversations with them. Within minutes, he was already able to differentiate my twins! Big deal okay because until now, my dad is still not able to identify my twins correctly sometimes despite seeing them every single day.

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So little kids, you will definitely adore Uncle Fauzi!

And parents, don’t get all worked up trying to get your kids to smile for the camera because Fauzi can handle that part pretty well, I am sure.

Now the pressure’s officially on you, Fauzi. HAHAHA.

Want to know something about Portrait in Pano? Fauzi will be the one telling you to come up with a certain pose. So, you don’t have to crack your brains while figuring out how to go about posing. In the case of our Portrait in Pano, I was asked to pretend to jot down whatever the girls were doing for an upcoming blog post. Tatek had to hold the camera and pretend he was photographing the girls for my blog post. The girls were told to play with toys and Lego; Sharleez was asked to pretend that she was chasing after Myreen. Myreen had to hold on to the toy plane and pretend that she was looking at Sharleez. And Mysha had to pretend that she was playing with a toy car, and observing the antics of Sharleez and Myreen while she was at it.

THESE ARE THE PANO PARTS.

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Pano Part 9

Pano Part 3

 Pano Part 4

Pano Part 5

 

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See how every part produces the Portrait in Pano when put together?

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TELL ME PORTRAIT IN PANO IS NOTHING BUT AWESOME, QUICK!

Looks easy, doesn’t it? But trust me, it involves a lot of work!

Fauzi has an eye for what matters in a photograph. His post-production skills are exceptional. I think Fauzi really has the right spirit for the job. He did an amazing job of keeping my girls engaged and himself energized. He set us at ease and kept us laughing throughout the studio session. So I reckon the reason why Fauzi gets the best out of his subjects is because he brings his best to the job. That’s really important, I feel. I appreciate his energy and how he can attain the perfect shots without putting so much pressure on us, the kids especially.

And the end product? He managed to bring out the best in every daughter of mine. 🙂

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Pano Part 7

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Let me tell you something else. Fauzi actually had only three days to work on my blog design. Despite the short period of time he had, he was able to come up with whatever that I had in mind. Gosh. I cannot reiterate enough how super efficient this guy is. And let’s not mention the fact that he is very good at web designing. Wait a minute, I think I already mentioned it earlier. Web designing can be deceptively difficult, and it’s not just a matter of coming up with a beautiful design. Contrary to popular belief, how your blog looks has little to do with the blog design. It’s not about being fancy actually. It’s about having a cohesive blog design. I believe Fauzi has successfully created one for me!

AND JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED WHAT I TYPED EARLIER, LET ME SAY IT AGAIN.

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH MY NEW BLOG DESIGN!

Such a privilege to have had the chance to work with Fauzi Anuar from Zee & Marina Photography.

And guess what, he is now a friend of ours. The kind that I can joke around with without feeling awkward or anything like that, just like the rest of them who I have worked with before.

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He is such an easygoing person, really. No airs at all. So I did not put on airs too. LOL. That’s the thing about me. Once you get to know me and once you are in my good books, working with me will be soooooo easy and fun plus stress free!

RIGHT OR NOT FAUZI?!! 😀

So okay, since Hari Raya is just around the corner, why not book a studio session with Fauzi Anuar from Zee & Marina Photography, and have your very own Portrait in Pano?

I HEARD ZEE & MARINA PHOTOGRAPHY HAS A PROMOTION FOR ALL MY BLOG READERS IF YOU WERE SIGN UP NOW!

THE FIRST 30 CUSTOMERS TO SIGN UP FOR PORTRAIT IN PANO PACKAGE WILL RECEIVE THE PERSONALIZED CD CASE (WORTH $50) WHICH I SHOWED YOU EARLIER.

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  1. 1 HOUR OF STUDIO SESSION

  2. SOFT COPY (WEB RESOLUTION) OF FINAL IMAGE & INDIVIDUAL IMAGES USED FOR THE PANO.

 

And beside Portrait in Pano, ZEE & MARINA PHOTOGRAPHY also offers the following services:

A family portrait looks something like this! 

Sorry but it’s us again. HAHAHAHA!

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AND OH MY GOODNESS! JUST LOOK AT THESE!!

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AWWWWWWWWW MAN.

And oh oh oh, if you are looking for someone to design your website or blog, you can approach Fauzi Anuar too! Just don’t choose the colour tiffany, okay? 😀

THANK YOU SO MUCH FAUZI ANUAR FROM ZEE & MARINA PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THIS GORGEOUS BLOG LAYOUT AND FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS YOU TOOK OF US. TRUST ME, YOU WILL BE SEEING MORE OF US. 😀

DETAILS NOW! GO DISTURB FAUZI QUICK! 

FAUZI ANUAR

Mobile: 9656 0662

Email: zee@zeeandmarina.com

Web: www.zeeandmarina.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/zeeandmarina

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Photographing A Minute Part Of Reality

“I love photos because the best thing about it is that it never changes even when the person in it does.”

AND FOR KEEPING YOU IN SUSPENSE FOR A FEW DAYS ABOUT THE REVEAL, THE VERY LEAST YOU COULD DO IS TO CLICK LIKE BELOW, YOU KNOW? 

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