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As many of you know, Amanda and I got engaged last month.

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Since then story of how we got engaged has been recasted to so many friends and family. Now as a photographer a story retold isn’t a full story until it is backed by images that you can share to relive a moment.

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Turn the clock back to August 2015. With the help of someone dear to me, I secured the diamond in between a wedding shoot in Exmouth – yes it was that critical, and yes I was that busy. I had sweat running down my forehead. But deep down in me I knew it was the right one. I knew it was the perfect one.

Many credit card payments later, I finally got hold of this magnificent piece of rock. I also had to find the right supplier for her band. Amanda’s simplistic nature and elegance must show in her band – I knew exactly what design she wanted. Rohan from Rohan Jewellery helped me every single step through and made what I knew was the perfect setting for Amanda. They even got it ready within 3 weeks and with the help of my parents I collected it the day before. Talk about last minute decisions.

She had no clue, and I was ready with my plan.

Six on the second hand counting to 6pm. it was 26C, Sunday evening. 11th October 2015. Shops were closing (yes it’s Perth), traffic winding down. And I am going to propose to the girl of my dreams.

It had to be at our pharmacy – it was where we belonged, where I first casted my eyes on her.

54 roses for 54 best months of my life, 4 prescriptions each representing a true year highlight we have been together. I knew I had to get closests workmates and pharmacist colleagues.

Kevin was the scout to plug in my music player and our song Wedding Dress by Taeyang. Janae got the signal to walk in, followed by Rebecca and Shafia, in the order of their commencement dates at our store. Finally Renae with a bang with our 54 sized rose bouquet.

We celebrated afterwards at a dinner in Il Lido, Cottesloe. Little did she know that my last minute call-to-arms from all of our closest friends and family to meet us at the beach where I first asked her out 4.5 years ago.

I couldn’t have asked for it any better. To all our friends to surprised us that night: Ngoc Anh, Vuong, Mason, Yu Sheng, Lawan, Eddy, Ming, Tenita, Leon, Nagulan, Ryan, Alfred, Khuan, Janice, Chao, Alvin, Yi-Jun, Claira, Michelle, Tim, Eva, Evelyn, Victor, Audelle, David, Jacky, Leanne, Tsyr Zren, Jasmine and Danny. I’m sorry again if I missed out anyone that night.

Special mention to Nagulan, Alfred and Ryan for helping make the lights work powered by the car, Yi-Jun for the inspiration from his earlier engagement, and a huge thank you to Mason and David for taking photos at the proposal and dinner respectively, my dispensary girls Janae, Shafia, Rebecca and Chelsea; our beloved pharmacist colleagues Kevin and Renae. For without you guys this wouldn’t have happened.

And lastly, thank you Amanda for being my soulmate, rock and earth. And for saying yes to commit us to something so special. The best part of it all is that I can hold your hand to do this with you together. My promise is to never break that.

Now the two biggest questions we get everytime:
1. When’s your wedding date? and 2. who’s going to be your photographer?

All in due time guys, all in due time.

Love from your photographer, friend and now engaged.

Keegan and Mandy.

  • Rebecca - Oh my goodness this is so beautiful! Congrats to you both. What an amazing surprise – you can feel the love bouncing off the screen <3

  • Keegan Wong - Omgosh Rebecca you’re so sweet. Thank you so much for dropping by our blog. You and your work is always amazing!

One of the biggest worries of a photojournalist is the weather. Today’s E-session of Alex and Melissa was a tougher than normal assignment when you are hitting 15-17C with strong winds…even towards mid Spring!

Alex and Mel’s patient nature help us get through despite the shivers and the photos with their beloved (and spoilt!) dog Jun came out in beautiful flair.

This is their love story.

Only 3 months till the big exciting day!

Love from your wedding photographer and friend,


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29C, turquoise coloured warm waters, splashing whales, fish and chips, red sand and palm trees.

Exmouth is a getaway and a perfect location for an amazing couple.

Callum and Kimberley originally kindled in Albany where I worked with mum Jane as a pharmacist. It is amazing how love connects us all in any circumstance ♥

Styling and Furniture: Salt and Sand Event Hire
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ningaloo Novotel Resort
Hire Company Items: Salt and Sand Event Hire
Floral Design: Karratha Florist
Brides Gown: Dion for Brides
Bride & Groom Rings: Vildosola
Make up: The Temple Boutique – Carly Birkbeck
Hair: Kate Samiotis Hair
Stationery & Signs: Salt and Sand Event Hire
Catering: Novotel Exmouth
Cake: Ningaloo Cakes
Celebrant: Hilary Van Eldik

Thank you for an amazing time up north – we will be back.

Love from your photographer and friend,

© Keegan Wong Photographer 2015 | Perth Wedding + Portrait Photographer |

  • Vlada Creamer - Hi Kegan,

    I am interested in your small wedding packages. My partner and I are eloping to Exmouth on 11/03. Could you please advise if you are available on this date and what packages you have for eloping couples that just want 2-3hrs coverage?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Kind regards,

    Vlada Creamer

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