We’ll never forget the first time we smiled
This is a story about our first love. We studied at the same school and took part in the same extra-curricular activities. When you’re in high school and you’re in a relationship, nobody willingly gives you their blessings. Our teachers thought we were too young; they said that we’d find out the hard way once we realized how exciting life was beyond the walls of the school. As days passed, we grew up, and discovered that the real world is full of relentless challenges. Thankfully, our ending was a sweet one, and in 2010, we got married. In 2014, we had the wedding of our dreams.
We went back to our hometown in Taiping, Perak for our photoshoot. Back to the school where we shared our memories of first love. Our old classroom, the school field, the corridor where he’d wait for me after classes… I’ll never forget the smile that lit up his face when he saw me in my blue-and-white uniform. We also made a stop at Kuala Sepetang, an idyllic town famed for its mangrove trees and spectacular views of nature. Taiping is known to be a rainy place, but our photographer turned it into an advantage as he captured us against a misty backdrop, just like the main characters on the cover of a romance novel.