Sam & Jamie
My husband and I first knew Adrian through a common friend, but little did we know that he was from the same secondary school as my husband!
We initially thought that doing a destination shoot with a photographer we had only recently met might feel a little awkward. However, Adrian proved us wrong, he was professional yet simple, friendly and engaging. It was definitely fun and exciting shooting with Adrian. His photos brought out the best in us and he captured moments that were priceless, candid, emotional & captivating.
Though Adrian was very professional throughout his shoots, he was also very flexible with us. We never felt pressured by him at any point in time and that allowed us to be natural, causal and playful as we explored new poses while he worked his way to get the shots he wanted. If we could replay this moment over again, Adrian will always be our first choice. The entire 7 days with Adrian in Australia felt like he was automatically a part of us and we had a long bond of friendship.
Family and friends who saw our pre wedding photographs were full of praises. Not every photographer is able to capture impromptu moments through their lens, but Adrian definitely was able to.
He was our best choice ever ◡̈ no regrets!
Ben & Jaslyn
"My husband and I were introduced to Adrian through a common friend who highly recommended (and still does) him to all her engaged friends, and it wasn’t long before I saw why. I fell in love with the light-filled, genuine photos on his Instagram account and secretly decided that he would be my wedding photographer even before meeting him. Meeting him only sealed the deal and it was one of the best wedding decisions we made.
Sincere and genuine as a person, Adrian has a way of making people feel completely at ease. While we are typically shy in front of the camera, it felt almost non-existent during our pre-wedding shoot. Simply by asking us questions and getting us to play little games, he managed to evoke genuine laughter and tears in the photos we took. We were definitely not expecting such an enjoyable session and came away feeling more connected to each other than before.
Despite being so ourselves, Adrian somehow managed to make us look really good, and that brings me to my second point - he is so talented! Most of the time, he went with the flow of where we wanted to go and when, and somehow managed to work something out of it. I remember just driving past a random construction vehicle by the side of the road, when he said he wanted to try something with it. We did whatever he asked us to do and the end result was a pleasant surprise. It doesn’t take a talented photographer to take beautiful shots when the surroundings are beautiful, but it sure takes one to create something out of a random vehicle by the side of the road. It is no surprise then that we are now having trouble deciding which (of the one thousand over photos he gave us) are our favourites.
What struck me most about my interactions with Adrian was his strong work ethic and professionalism. He was very flexible when it came to things like accommodating our budget and spending much more than the agreed time with us at no extra cost. However, he was very serious when it came to understanding what was important to us and doing a good job. We really appreciated the fact that he bothered to find out who were the most important people to us at our wedding and what were the most important moments to us. He did such a good job documenting them that looking back at the photos now, I remember exactly how I felt to be marrying my best friend in the presence of God and our loved ones. The moments of anticipation and awe, moments that revealed the hearts of those who love us and the emotions that poured out of our own, of inappropriate jokes and hearty laughter - he captured them all.
As a newly wed, I understand how easy it is to get distracted and lose sight of the important things. So it really helps when you have a wedding photographer who first understands what really matters and then points you to them. Adrian got us to write letters to each other and then to spend alone time with our parents before the wedding ceremony began. Only after the wedding was over did I realise how quickly everything would happen after those few quiet, intimate moments, and how precious they would be - both for us and our parents - to spend some time recollecting our childhood and expressing our pride and joy in each other.
So, if you’re currently undecided on engaging Adrian as your wedding photographer, my honest opinion is this: his work is amazing, but that’s only the beginning. :)"
Chonglin & Giselle
"From the start we knew we wanted to work with Adrian - browsing through his social media profile we observed that every picture was beautifully composed, each expression perfectly captured, and every shot showcased just the right hint of emotion. We loved his ability to capture everything in the best possible way, and were incredibly lucky to have secured him as our photographer for our wedding day.
Adrian worked well with our team of helpers and coordinated with everyone wonderfully. He was present whenever and wherever we needed him to be throughout the busyness of everything happening on the actual day, and was mysteriously able to capture the right angles, people, emotions, etc.
Being rather shy people, we weren't always the most comfortable in front of the camera, but Adrian was experienced enough to know how to help us go beyond simply posing, but to bring the right emotions forth in his own way. He had the same effect on our family and friends as well, who all were able to be themselves in front of his camera. The end product was a set of gorgeous images that we loved and can't wait to share with all our family and friends.
We are so grateful and thankful to have been able to have Adrian be a part of our big day, not just as a photographer, but as our friend. He really is one of the best out there and we would definitely and absolutely recommend him!”
Darrell & Jillian
Believe it or not, I knew of Adrian Seetho Photography about 2 years before I got married (I wasn't even engaged then!). I chanced upon him on my Instagram search page, and I was instantly drawn to his style of photography - the soft and gentle tones on the photo yet strong emotions all around. His photos were a beautiful juxtaposition in a tiny frame on my phone.
Fast forward 2 years later, it was time for me to choose my own wedding photographer and of course Adrian was one of my top few choices. I've met Adrian in person at my good friends wedding, so I saw him in action personally. I really liked his laid back style; working behind the scenes to capture moments that are easily looked over. But of course engaging him for my own wedding would be a different story as expectations would be higher.
One of my greatest fears was that he did not know us personally. I was afraid he would be unable to pick up on moments that were close to our heart. Not knowing us personally might also mean less flexibility with timing and more room for awkwardness. We had good experiences from our pre wedding shoot in NYC, as we were greatly blessed to have our friends as photographers and it was very natural and seamless for them to generate emotions to capture, so expectations were high for our actual day photography.
Adrian exceeded expectations (this is not a paid post!) because he is so genuine as a person. He was not there to just take photos for the sake of his job. He was there to befriend us, to get to know us in the short time frame of 5 hours, and tries hard to understand what might be important to us. With this impression of him, I knew that the photos would speak for itself what a great job he has done. It is clear in his interactions with us that this is not just a job for him, but something he really loves. Adrian was also extremely flexible with timing and accommodating to our needs.
With experience, he knows that things don't always run smoothly and the need to be flexible with timing is important to not stress the bridal party. Flexibility was a sign of generosity with his timing and that was a pleasant surprise as photographers charge by hour.
Adrian is also extremely talented in bringing out emotions in the couple and changing the dynamics between the couple, their bridal party and their family. He prompts us to think of our childhood and growing up, memories with each of our friends and together as a couple. He brings us to a quiet place for us to gather these emotions without distraction. This was very refreshing to me because it was so much more than just instructing us to smile, or laugh, or look at a different direction. Gathering my memories naturally brought me to a happy place, and it clearly showed in the photos. Clearly, emotions in a photo are important to him and this was one of the reasons I chose him over all other photographers :)
Looking through the photos, he captured more than enough memories that I could ask for. I did not realise my dad crying during the wedding, or how happy my friends were to celebrate with us. Because of his photos, my wedding memories are no longer a blur and I can remember each part vividly! This was extremely important to me because I'm not very good with remembering significant events if there isn't a physical reminder. I'm glad these photos are that physical reminder I needed :)
My favourite part of the wedding experience was time with my family and friends, and really just celebrating with them. Darrell and I had a rough and long 5 years of long distance dating before getting engaged, and we really wanted to just celebrate God's blessing and faithfulness to us with the people we loved most. Nothing else mattered - not my gown or jewellery or shoes, not my wedding decor or what people thought of it. Having a photographer understand that was heartwarming and made my experience even more joyful :)
Many individuals have asked me for my list of research on wedding photographers; but they also asked me why I chose Adrian. I always tell them that being objective about a photo isn't enough to choose your wedding photographer. If you are looking for someone who is easy to work with; and if emotions in a photo are more important than the aesthetics, Adrian is the perfect person :) You are guaranteed tear and smile inducing wedding photos that you will treasure for the rest of your life!
Therefore I'm team Adrian! :)