I may not come from a wealthy family to kick off my photography dream early but I am lucky to have met many generous and kind people who have helped me along my photography journey.

Tricia Lee Tricia Lee was a full-time commercial make-up artist who had worked with many professional photographers and talents before quitting her job to take care of her three children. She has been taking up ad-hoc make-up jobs but often has to turn down requests due to her tight schedule. Even though she isn't an enthusiastic of cameras and lenses, she's trained to see results. She even has the skill to guide models during photoshoot.

Tricia had been spending time to go through photos with me to guide me on the outlook and poses of the models. Without her, I could never learn to spot obvious errors on models so quickly. Under her guidance, I've learnt more than other photographers.
Benson Lin Benson is my ex polytechnic classmate and army platoon-mate. He moves into professional photography much earlier than me and has since built up his knowledge. He has been sharing photography knowledge with me unselfishly and even spent two lunch time to get the necessary photography gears to start off my professional photography journey. To me, he's a smarter search engine than Google as he could always give me straightforward and accurate answers, unlike websites that go on top of the search list because of Search Engine Optimization.
Nat Neo Wei Tat Nat Neo is my old time volleyball buddy who has never failed to be thoughtful and generous. He was the person who had encouraged me to take the first step out. He helped me to get my first decent camera (Sony NEX F3, mirrorless) with staff discount and lended me gears to test. Without him, I would probably still be playing with semi-pro cameras without knowing what are aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Chan Kaidi My elder brother was the person who introduced me to PhotoShop long before I took up professional photography. It was a good head start compared to people who knew nothing about the software and did not know how to even get started. A photographer without PhotoShop is akin to a cripple.
Tay Lay Hong My mum is a seamstress and thus she's able to help me to fix some of my broken tools, including my poor budget light stand bag. On top of these, she's helped me to customize accessories like bands for securing colour filter gels on my speedlites. Being a poor photographer, I manage to save a lot because of her. Gold's Gym Singapore My two good friends, Tze Khit and Bobby Tan, from Gold's Gym Singapore have given me unconditional help whenever I need a space to build my mid shift photography studio or even a gym. They are very busy businessmen and sometimes I feel very bad for being a "burden". On top of this, they also give me advices on running businesses.

My Hair and Makeup Artists (HMUAs)

Tricia Lee
Evelynn Tham
Edel Goh (MUA)
Andrea Lai
Tan Sihui (Hair stylist)
Lavender Artistry by Mandy Yeo
Lovelle Tan (MUA)
Yuko Imoto
Koreen Hong
Kelly Lim
Vivian Chong
Jessica Chia
Poon Sher Li
Ivy Tan
Joey Jo
Alicia Lim
Neetha Neha
Jaspinder Kaur Gill

My Assistants / Chauffeurs

Gilbert Lew
Jonathan Tan Guoxin
Lovelle Tan
Nicole ASY
Yee Wei
Charis Tan

My Models

My models consist of my friends and clients. Most of them are non-professional models, except a few who may have some experiences in doing freelancing.

I have worked with people from various countries for solo portrait shoots. To date, my models come from Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Britain, Cyprus, Venezuela, USA, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Ukraine, France, Australia, Canada, Cambodia, Laos. I'm looking forward to create more portrait work with people from all over the world.

Ratna Juita
Alexander Stiegler & Esther Pai Min Lin (couple)
Iidiko Ko Kissimon
Rosy Mai Xuan
Cho Mar
Angela Arlene Quek
Singapore Fashion Runway (SFR) models (2019)
Nicholas Chan Jun En
Audrey Chen
Ridhwan & Ashikin
Ivia Xiaohui
Wei Loong & Shujuan (couple)
Delphine Seto & friends
Isabelle Raphaela Leong
Karen Ivy Diaz
Robyn Skye
Khin Thuzar Kyaw
Siao Jo
Debbie Tan
Jasmine Lim
Zuzi Novakova
Skylar Tay Shixuan
Hilary Tay
Hannah Tan
Regina Umali
Valeria Gonzalez
Amber (Nguyen Trang)
Esther Pai
Infunde Development's team (2018)
Singapore Fashion Runway (SFR) models (2018)
Havanah Zandrea
Teo Shu Ying
Priscilla Tang
Leila Barrick
Craft by 3's team (2018)
Camille Roux
Ng Shinyi
Kaidi & Ivy (couple)
Shirlene Chew
Nickolas Padgalskas
Ghislaine Nadaud
Eva Loa
Gilbert Lew
Vanessa, Vera, Vianne (family)
Ivy Tan
Bai Jia Wang
Charis Tan
Wong Youer
Shermaine Koh
Svetlana Dabizha
Phang Tsang Wing
Qiu Wanping
Kaiwei & Stella (couple)
Shengyang & Huiting (couple)
Karina Cognomen
Hannah Lee
Sharon Ng En Hui
Cheryl Alicia Chua Dong Yi
Kyan Soo Wei Qian
Gay Teng Yong
Boon Hui
Leslie & Sally (couple)
Erica Chan Xuan Ni
Sirachar Ong
Martina Novotna
Kelly Lim
Tan Rouying
Jasmine Tan
Ao Xuan
Jolene Chui
Mr Chew Chee Chiang & Ms Lee (Chew Plumbing & Construction)
Angie Mui (Framing Angie)
Low Kah Yoke
Marjorie Lining
Rachel Liew
Beverley Angkangon
David & Jess (couple)
Tommy Wee & Evelyn (couple)
Thomas Ng
Ryan & Yuanzhi (couple)
Mitsuya Nakata
He Ling
Kayla Wong
Nathalie Blue
Jessyca Ang
Tan Jiamin
Brian & Claudia (couple)
Leila Louise
Bianca Pietersz
Chew Si Pei
April Toh
Terry & Lynwen (couple)
Nowell Tan
Joey Yan
Emily Chan
Lovelle Tan
Alessandra Wong
Peter & Peiwei (couple)
Anastasia Butrim
Esther Choey
Michael & Valerie (couple)
Tan Kexin
Selvy Sequence
Derrick Chin & Ariel Tan (couple)
Mike Ong & Monica Weng (couple)
Amber Meifeng
Vanessa Lum
Vanessa Toh
Dance Channel (Dancing team)
Ang Xiuling
Michelle Low
Nikoru Nicole
Mia Manan
Oh Yong Peck
Joyce See
Amelia Chang
Charisse Ee
Dawnice Gagamamayan
Shujuan Puang
Irene Ong Meiling
Maisie Chew
Famel Tay
Kelly Chin
Jade Anastasia Lee
Hooi Yingyi Victorielle
Jasmine Ang
KT Pham Thi Kieu Trang
Dionne Loh Xiuzhen
Constance Huang Wanling
Vanessa Poh Yen Ling

When I was a beginner, there were countless opportunities for me to do practical work for event photography but not portrait photoshoot. It was very gracious for any model to work with a new portrait photographer, knowing there was low chance to get excellent photos. Out of ten friends I had approached online, nine of them would either ignore me, reject me or pretend to be interested before going MIA (missing-in-action). There was one who replied me that she would only shoot with professional photographer. Therefore, I really appreciate my models who are not interested in modelling but have worked with me purely to help me.

After I have established myself with a good portfolio, things get so much better and easier. I feel blissful to work with my models.

Other Clients

For the companies who have worked with me before, do refer to links.

Family and Friends

My family and friends have given me numerous chances to heat up my camera. I'm also thankful to friends, especially my volunteer gang, who have not blamed me for holding onto the camera most of the time instead of helping out with the work.


Kaiwei and friends - Thinktank backpack
Chan Seng Hwee (my uncle) and wife - Canon 600 EX-RT
Gold's Gym Singapore - Space for makeshift studio