We engaged John & Jaclyn from John15 photography for our local pre-wedding shoot. We had already done a pre-wedding shoot in Japan earlier on but we wanted to do another one locally with our dog, Polar.
We selected John and Jaclyn for their experience, enthusiasm and professionalism. Seeing that we already had the usual pre-wedding shots, John and Jaclyn brainstormed together with us on how best to make our shoot different, and how we can bring out the best in not only us but of Polar. We made the decision together to break the shoot into two, half to have an ethereal forest feel with Polar.
The second half of the shoot will focus on just the two of us, but with a different kind of concept, somewhat like Shanghai Tang in Little India to showcase my cheongsam with the contrasting background. In order to make the shoot more interesting, we did away with all the usual happy couple smiles but explored how we could use intensity and sensuality to produce outstanding photos.
John and Jaclyn exceeded our expectations in their professionalism and we had so much fun! John was a great director in getting the type of look and feel that he wants and while Jaclyn was always by my side making sure I looked good and keeping our energies up! I would say that they are the power duo! The results were beautiful and we were spoilt for choice on what goes into our album. I would definitely recommend John15 to others, in fact, I’ve already done so!
I have known John for 17 years so naturally when I got hitched, it was truly a blessing to have John15 do the shoot for us here in Bavaria, Germany. Through this photography experience, I have witnessed my dear friend grow in his craft and it has flourished further ever since Jaclyn joined forces with him.
I must say this pair can really create wonders together. When they first arrived Munich airport, both of them fell quite ill with flu, yet they refused to rest more than necessary but to do their best to conceptualise and scout locations for the shoot. The cold, unpredictable temperature did not help with their condition but they gritted their teeth and went on.
We covered Passau, Salzburg, Königssee, Hallstatt, Schloss Hellbrunn in a short span of 10 days with 5 different styles. To cite only a couple of examples of why John15 is the best, is not doing John15 much justice. We remember that when we were in Hallstatt, John refused to give up finding the unique perspective for the shoot. We climbed over a fence to a restricted area, and with John squashed in a corner to get as much of a wide angle that he could, we quickly posed ourselves on the perilous lower rocks of a cliff.
By river Ilz in Passau, Jaclyn would pull back the stubborn heavy branches of a tree just so that John could get shots of us in his usual unique perspective. She would also hold the heavy equipment in position during the various shoots. The constant overstraining of her body brought on an injury which thankfully she recovered quickly from. In Königssee, John practically soaked himself in the ice cold water to get the shot done, despite not having fully recovered from his flu.
I loved listening to how John and Jaclyn discussed about the shoots, how they seem to fuel each other’s artistry with their special chemistry which rubs off on you and make you feel comfortable and invincible to make any shoot possible.
Choosing John15 for your photography is not only a guarantee that you will have photos that leave people awestruck, but you will also gain awesome memories, great fun and friendship. What a bonus.
Hi John / Jac,
One of the reasons I am sending this email and not Mary is because she has still not recovered the power of speech. We are so delighted with the photos it is very difficult to explain in a message; but we are simply over the moon.
We have spent a good number of hours going through the photos, savouring every one. Mary created a folder to put her absolute favourites in and ended up with 253 photos and it probably is actually that all 290 are our favourites! In all seriousness, it may take us a while to provide you with our 10!!
We had a great time with you both and loved the experience; and that definitely comes through in the photos. They are all fantastic. Thank you so much for all that you have done-it is just amazing and you are both such incredibly talented and lovely people.
If you are ever in England and fancy a trip towards Bristol, make sure you give us a shout-it would great to meet up and see you both again. We will do the same if we find ourselves back in Singapore (which I reckon is pretty likely at some point).
Hugs right back at you from sunny Bali.
Best wishes & huge thanks,
Tim & Mary
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When my family and I first met John and Jac, they said that they wanted to capture the story of my brother and his now wife. They said that the options were endless, but they would simply be beautifully taken photos if they were not representative of the couple. They repeatedly asked about the couple’s interests, and what their relationship meant to them.
Most photographers would stop there. But not John and Jac. They went beyond and asked about our families. And what the wedding meant to us. We told them that both my brother and his wife are the first to get married in our respective immediate families, and everyone, including our extended families, were excited. And with that, we entrusted them with the heavy responsibility of capturing a milestone in our lives.
And they were true to their word. Their photos told a story. About how my brother and his wife viewed each other, how our families (and friends) spent the day, and the emotions we felt.. And that’s what you want from a photographer, to have the real moments captured. So that whenever you look at the photos, you are able to relive that day. Or for anyone who wasn’t there, they feel as if they were.
“It’s always a challenge to meet people whom you can trust and deliver only the best. We are incredibly fortunate to have met John Lin andJaclyn Tan . They not only made us feel comfortable and super fun to work with, but also gave us a lasting impression whenever they consistently go the extra mile to make the whole process a truly memorable one. Despite the poor weather and sparse cherry blossoms initially, this duo’s experience speaks for themselves when we re-planned the shoot on the spot and turned all the variables into blessing in disguise eventually. Inarguably, looking back this would have been a stressful process if not for their expertise. If anyone is looking for quality people to work with on their pre-wedding shoot, feel free to explore with these awesome peeps! 😄”
“Hello all! I just wanted to share a very positive review of John15 Photography. My husband and I got married in Dec 2016 (I know I’m a bit late on posting a review haha) and we hired John to be our photographer for both actual day and pre-wedding. My god is he dedicated and patient! We came in with too many ideas for our pre-wedding (many of which weren’t feasible) but with his help we narrowed it down to three amazing styles all of which were heroically shot in just one day. We had a water shoot where he just calmly jumped into the water to get the best angle (risking getting his equipment wet!), he braved jungle-like terrain to get a dreamy shot in front of the most perfect but thorny tree, he found the best location for us to shoot a themed photoshoot when we were at our wits end. He and Jaclyn were simply amazing. But one thing stood out to me more than anything: he pushed us. It wasn’t just point and click. It wasn’t even just pose, point and click. It was multiple poses with endless direction to help us look our best. No matter how tired and sweaty we got, he still pushed us cause he knew the photos could be better. They were. Jaclyn was amazing too. She needs a paragraph all on her own because if not for her I wouldn’t have had such lovely hair, smouldering eyes and felt so beautiful. Such a great makeup artist, she worked with what I wanted and improved on it. She was always on hand to help and always ever so cheerful. I think her attitude just made everything so much more brighter! Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and makeup artist. The whole thing was exhausting, but exciting and fulfilling. Knowing that we had been pushed to give our best and provided the best was exactly what completed our special day. Thank you for the memories.”