Yawen and Arjun met at a Halloween party four years ago in Singapore. Arjun dressed up as a “half-assed” two face came up to dance with Yawen who was dressed up as a butcher. From then on, the rest is history. Last June, Yawen and Arjun got engaged in Barcelona. They describe themselves as a more of a practical couple in that Yawen had actually already picked her own ring and tasked Arjun to surprise her with a proposal. Yawen had two conditions however – that he have a bouquet of flowers as well as have the moment recorded. Arjun passed all these conditions successfully. He hired a professional photographer who hid a bouquet in the bushes and recorded the special moment.
Yawen and Arjun love being outdoors. They love to go hiking together and enjoying a picnic out in nature. It was also a dream for them to watch the Australian Open and see their favourite player, Roger Federer play in person. Last week, Yawen and Arjun flew down to Melbourne and carefully selected their tickets to ensure they could go to one of Federer’s games. Since it was Arjun’s first time to Australia, they spent a week driving around the Great Ocean Road as well as other natural and scenic places around Victoria like the Yarra Valley.
We met Yawen and Arjun at Maroondah Reservoir Park in the Yarra Valley for some natural pre-wedding photos. I wanted to be able to capture the beauty of the Australian nature in the warm golden sun. Although I’ve lived in Victoria most of my life, I never knew such a beautiful park existed! Yawen and Arjun were so fun to capture because they were so naturally happy and laughing with one another. I didn’t really need to do much but to just capture their awesome selves! Best of luck to the two of them who are going to be having their wedding in both Singapore and India! I am sure it is going to be amazing!
Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography