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“An astute observer of the human psyche”
I had first seen Brian’s work in 2008, and fell in love with his photography at first sight. I was enthralled by his love of black and white photography, his affair with film in a digital era, and his ability to tell such moving stories through still images. Seven years later, after I had met and fallen in love with my wife, and were planning our wedding, the first photographer I had in mind naturally was Brian. I remember the trepidation I felt when I first inquired about his availability on our wedding day, and my relief and delight when he indicated that he was indeed available. I can’t say for certain I would not have considered rescheduling our wedding if Brian had been unavailable. We met Brian a few times to discuss the wedding photography prior to the day. Through those conversations, we got to know him better, and appreciated even more keenly the philosophy behind his photography.
Brian doesn’t believe in templates, and while all wedding photographers will say that no two weddings are the same, Brian means it.
Brian was unobtrusive during the wedding, as he promised, but revisiting the photographs he took during the day, it is clear he was always at the right place at the right time.
Brian is an astute observer of the human psyche, and there is a poignancy about his photographs that words cannot describe.
We cannot recommend Brian highly enough. He’s the consummate professional, and his dedication to his craft and passion for his work sets him apart. For Brian, photography is not a job, but an art, and to us, Brian is one of the best artists at it. It was truly a privilege for us to have Brian photograph our wedding.
– Adrian & Kelly
“Photos that will still look fantastic many years ahead”
Brian covered my elder brother’s wedding in Singapore and we kinda hit off from there. Being a wedding photographer (based in Japan) myself, I will definitely want the best wedding photographer for my own wedding.
The style that had always inspired me were the kind of wedding pictures that were very real, like journalism, like fleeting moments in our everyday lives, not posed or re-enacted.
When I saw my brother’s pictures, I knew this was THE kind of wedding pictures that I want for my own wedding. Besides, both Brian and myself share a deep passion for analogue photography so he was naturally the perfect choice. Most, if not all of my Japanese guests, friends, professionals enjoyed the experience with Brian. In summary, I think it is really important to have wedding pictures taken for keeping memories. No need for fanciful retouches or elaborated poses because wedding pictures are not commercial pictures for glamour magazines. They are memories to keep and to pass down for future generations so having them documented in a medium that has been recognised and tested through time, you can be sure the beauty will remain eternal.
– Daniel & Yumiko
Picture this: days before your wedding, you share with the photographer details of the wedding, and he goes,
“No, don’t tell me, I don’t want to know too much otherwise it’ll spoil the fun. I like to go with the flow.”
Picture again, on the morning of your wedding, when you pass him the program so he can refer to it for timing, he glances at it quickly, folds it and stuffs it in his pocket saying, “Ok thanks. But I really don’t need it, you know I like to wing it.” That’s just Brian. So…how did our pictures turn out? PHENOMENAL. I got to know Brian back when I was planning weddings. I’m an old soul; when I first met the one and only wedding photographer who uses film,
I’d decided right there and then that he would shoot my wedding.
Six years on, this decision didn’t change even though my husband-to-be turned out to be the ultimate tech geek who filled the house with digital picture frames, tablets, monitors, smart watches and a 55” voice-activated TV/entertainment system. I know Brian is quirky, but hearing his super chilled-out tone on the day as I handed over the reigns of my wedding, he actually got me slightly worried! But as with everything else on your wedding day, the worries were for nothing.
Everyone who has seen our pictures raved about how cool the “grainy” effect is, to which I very proudly inform them that this, is film photography.
I was surprised that untrained eyes pointed out the non-typical perspectives of Brian’s shots.
Even my tech-y husband admitted that the photographs had a timeless quality about them that could never be captured (or edited) digitally! I had many dreams come true for my wedding and thegaleria was one of them. So…what would I say about Brian?
Brian is the photographer you want for your wedding, you just don’t know it yet.
– Michael & Huiqing
“Film Photography in a Digital Age”
When I was in search of a wedding photographer, I came across one thing that really struck me; a lot of their products looked generic. The kind of pictures you want for your wedding, is eventually a result of personal taste but I was trying hard to find something that a photographer could offer that no other photographer could, a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. That was when I was bestowed the wonderful luck of coming across thegaleria. The moment I saw Brian’s pictures, I realised immediately that his pictures were definitely not like the others.
They all possessed a faint, ethereal quality about them. Many of the pictures were caught-in-the-moment, so much so that you could feel how the guests felt when the picture was taken.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that they were caught on film photography rather than the ubiquitous digital ones. I was adamant that he be my photographer.
The process of negotiating with Brian was painless and dare I say, enjoyable. He was preparing for his own wedding too and could share all our anxieties and fears. There were no hidden costs, false promises, and hard selling. What we wanted, we truly got. The day came and went, and all my guests could rave about was how beautiful the pictures turned out.
As a matter of fact, they didn’t even realise there was a photographer there because Brian wasn’t in anyone’s way, he didn’t make anyone pose so he could get a good shot.
He simply captured the joy, the happy tears, the laughs and the all-round cheery feel of a wedding – and he did all that in stealth mode! The end product speaks for itself. He gave us the pictures in a craftily made USB drive in a form of a film roll that represented his work and what it stood for.
– Kevin & Noraini
“Brian captures an atmosphere”
We have a love for all things vintage as in “really vintage”. Re-issued items and hipster vintage is all bull shit so it was natural that we would be critical when the time came to choose our wedding photographer. One glance at Brian’s work and we were convinced this was the man for the job.
A truly passionate and unpretentious photographer, Brian also specialises in film photography which was the main drawing factor for us.
Something truly mystical about not being able to delete photos and we just had to have those moments captured. To cut a long story short, we met with Brian once, shared our theme of “Indigo Summer” and he took the lead from there. It was so smooth that it felt like he was one of the invited guest. We engaged him for our second reception in Singapore as well!
Anyone can take a picture but Brian captures an atmosphere.
– Reuben & Samantha
“Our Biggest Day captured in Time”
I still remember meeting Brian for the first time with my fiancee. We hit it off instantly and the chemistry was right. We met like 4 other photographer but Brian just felt right.
Love the honesty in his pictures. Candid, non pretentious, just portfolio of couples just being themselves. Unaware of this masterful photographer capturing every smile, tear and laughter.
Our wedding certainly was a physical challenge for Brian. We had a river crossing over a sampan and Brian had to run from one end where we boarded the sampan til the other end where we alighted. This was having 2-3 cameras on him at the same time! Yet it was the day we received our photos that really showcased his talent. While digital photography was on the rise, his shots was shot on film medium. Giving both Gael and myself that familiar look that we had growing up playing with consumer film cameras. I never really told Brian this but deep in my heart,
Brian Ho has captured my wife the way I see her. Her unlimited expressions. Every nuance of her captured beautifully.
It was the perfect medium to document our wedding.
– Tony & Gael