The winner (and a friend) will attend the Royal Tea Party and meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (more popularly known as Prince William and Kate Middleton) in conjunction with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour.
The photo was shortlisted, and this is actually my very first time entering a photography competition! Not bad, eh?
This is also my first time working on a photoshoot with Cheryl. Very odd considering the fact that we have been close friends since Day 1 in university and share a love for photography.
The photo was shot in my bedroom and Cheryl suggested featuring some of my vintage books.
We used nylon strings to hang all the teacups, and being the engineers we are, we had to reinforce with a web of strings to prevent the teacups from sinking when it takes the weight of the tea.
It took us about 4 hours just to hang the teacups and experiment with the positions so the tea will pour into the cup on the table.
And the tea spilled everywhere!
Cheryl is wearing my Chanel-inspired pearl hairpin which I DIY-ed here.
After some editing to erase the nylon strings, cellophane tape and spilling tea followed by some minor cropping and colour correction (to ensure that the photo is vivid on all types of screens)