Most people get to know me by meeting with me and having a chat. I like this the best as people find I am easy going and gregarious, however as this is the internet I need to let you know what we do. I will break this page into several segments. Let’s kick off with a recent TV interview. I have done several over the years as I have been living in Malaysia for ages and currently have permanent residency.
Television Interview on VBuzz
I am a New Zealander and have traveled much of the world. I spent nearly 6 years in Hong Kong where I worked in a TV news room among other things, before settling in beautiful Malaysia. Here you find great people, a food extravaganza and incredible beaches and diving opportunities. I started my photography career back in Hong Kong, and I have been very busy ever since!
Best known for weddings, and back in the day when we shot film, for my black and white work, we have diversified over the years to do commercial work, architectural, VIP events, marketing material for TV shows as well as embassies and product photography. I will expand a little more later in this page. I have photographed many interesting people including Arsene Wenger, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, HRH Prince Andrew, Chef Yan and I can confirm the Yan can cook! I have also covered weddings and events for many Malaysian celebrities, VIPs and royalty.
Our work (I have a team of specialists I have shot with for many years) has been used in magazines around the world including including FHM, Harper’s Bazaar and Top Gear). I even had a US university ask me if they could use some for their teaching materials! We have also been featured in local newspapers.
Several camera manufacturers have entrusted me to be a presenter at their camera launches and events and I have been a tester of some of the new and exciting cameras and lens systems prior or during their launches. One of these was FujiFilm, who used me as one of their beta-testers to refine their very capable X-T2 camera. I was rewarded with a camera with my name as its serial number as a thank you!
We have covered many destination weddings in Bali, Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket, Chang Mai), Hoi An Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia (Perhentian, Langkawi, Pangkor Laut). Our style is candid and fun, mixed with classic timeless portraits. We believe YOU come first.
I am probably best known in Malaysia for Wedding Photography. Over the years I have covered well over 500 wedding events of all sizes and faiths. The smallest was an elopement of 2 and the largest a multi day event with several thousand guests. Most of our wedding coverage has been in both East and West Malaysia, but there have been many opportunities to cover weddings in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the USA.
We have experience covering most of the major faiths as well as the little nuances between various traditions. We have covered Muslim weddings, both in the home and the mosque, small village weddings (called kampongs here), Bahai, Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, as well as beach and various modern styles of wedding. If you are looking for a good, experienced wedding photographer, you are in the right place.
My philosophy for photographing weddings is simple. I shoot every wedding as though it were my own.
Please read what past clients and their friends have said by clicking on the “Rave Reviews” link here.
Bookings are often 12 months in advance, and enquiries up to 24 months in advance are not unheard of so booking early is prudent.
Video Coverage of a multi-gown shoot in my studio
Commercial & Head Shots Photography
I do product photography for companies as well as corporate events, head shots, and narrative stories for company web sites. Clients include primary manufacturers, medical as well as universities and colleges from Australia, the UK, and the USA who hold alumni meetings in Kuala Lumpur. Head shots have been a fun experience for me with people from the American DOJ, TedX Talkers, Comedians, Singers, an American PHD Aids researcher and Malaysian Miss World Pageant winners all being clients.
Family and Graduation Photography:
My family friendly studio is in Petaling Jaya. There is ample parking, easy lift (elevator) access for the elderly or infirmed. Everyone who comes has fun! It is also excellent for Graduation and Family Photography. The largest family group I have covered in it to date was a family of THIRTY ONE! I had my hands full!
School Class Photography:
Several schools employ us to do their advertising, individual, class and year book photography. My partners and I provide a professional coverage for this to several schools in the region.
Usually this is provided for professional models in a controlled pool environment. I have also done some sessions for pregnant mothers and couples who want to experiment with their wedding photography being underwater, a trash the dress style photo shoot, as well as those who wanting to do something a little quirky. SAFETY is the most important consideration for these shoots. I am a certified diver and for shoots in the ocean we have rescue divers on standby.
If you are a tourist coming to Malaysia and require a guide-come-photographer for your personal use tourist group, let me know. Having lived in Malaysia over 25 years I can take you well off the beaten track for a holiday of your dreams.
I have also been the Emcee for numerous events. But thats another story
Radio Interview on BFM radio. I knew Freda when she was with IBM and I was the Director of IT at a company servicing them when I first came to Malaysia
Episode One of Ratu Sehari (2004). Hosted by Maya Karin and shot in 2004, my interview is featured at about the 9 minute 50 second mark and goes for about 9 minutes. How young and nervous I seem!