Monthly Archives: October 2017

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Mark and Liz’s Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Nottinghamshire

After their wedding (view here) Mark and Liz joined their wedding guests for the reception held in the idyllic surroundings of the Cockliffe Country House Hotel & Restaurant. They opted for a canopy and tent which gave the images a beautiful diffused light. The weather held up well, which in turn meant we could all enjoy the grounds both before, during and after the reception. We had covered portraits at the church but opted for a few more inside Cockliffe as well. Cockliffe Country HouseView full post »

Mark and Liz Barleys Wedding St-Katherines, Teversal, Nottingham

Mark and Liz’s Wedding at St Katherines, Teversal, Nottinghamshire

Mark and Liz Barleys Wedding St-Katherines in Teversal, Nottingham Mark and Liz’s wedding was in July, 2006 at St Katherines in the village of Teversal, in Nottinghamshire. Robin Hoods territory. This was the first of a series of weddings I covered in the UK which spawned off a wedding I had covered in Kuala Lumpur for one of there friends. It was at that time that we made our acquaintances and Mark and Liz took a gamble in having us come out to photograph their wedding for them. HockView full post »

chinese wedding and tea ceremony at ahyat abalone restaurant

Tremayne and Chun Hua’s Chinese Wedding and Reception at the Ahyat Abalone Restaurant

Tremayne and Chun Hua asked me to be their wedding photographer to cover their traditional Chinese wedding. The day started off with bridal make up and hair styling at the Grand Dorsett Hotel in Subang followed by a very relaxed tea ceremony back at Tremayne’s family home. The whole family was very relaxed and the morning was enjoyable. Later in the week the family wedding reception was at the Ahyat Abalone Restaurant in Section 13, Petaling Jaya. It was great to see friends fly in fromView full post »

Beach and Resort Weddings in Pangkor Laut and Langkawi, Datai and Four Seasons

Langkawi and Pangkor Laut Beach and Resort Weddings

Welcome, you will find links and photos to several of the weddings we have covered at beaches and resorts here. Enjoy your browsing experience and for even more beach and resort weddings click on the following links at the bottom of this page. Dac and Wai Pin ~ Wedding Photography at the Westin Langkawi Adrienne and Blairs Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi Chris and Joyce’s Wedding at the Four Seasons Liz and Lucas – Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi David and Nicki –View full post »

grant corban photography birthday party dinner port dixon

Birthday and Anniversary Photography

Birthday party by the sea in Port Dixon I have had some enquiries whether I shoot birthdays as a photographer. Yes I do! I shoot birthdays for newborns, full moons, 5th birthdays, 30th, 40th, 65th and 80th birthdays as well as anniversaries. As many of these shoots are for children, VIPs and others who wish to keep their birthday celebrations discreet and private, I do not post these on-line. Please contact me for details. One of the recommendations I have for birthdays: “I hired Grant toView full post »

Ryan and Rebecca's Kuantun Wedding at St Thomas and the Hyatt

Ryan and Rebecca’s Wedding at St Thomas Church and the Hyatt Regency, Kuantan

The beautiful bride Rebecca asked me to be her wedding photographer back in May this year. Like many of my out station brides the first time we met was the night before the wedding when we checked into our hotel. After that it was off to the rehearsal at St Thomas Church in the middle of Kuantan town. Rebecca’s family were most welcoming when we met them there and we went through the rehearsal with them. The next morning we kicked the actual wedding day off with family photos at their newView full post »

Our lady of lourdes Klang wedding portraits

Mac and Kevin’s Wedding at Our Lady of Lourdes, Klang and Cyberview Lodge

Mac and Kevin approached me to be their wedding photographer earlier this year. it was a two day event with their Roman Catholic wedding at Our Lady of Lourdes in Klang, followed by lunch and their tea ceremony. It turned out to be one of the most fun tea ceremonies to date, possibly because lunch was so much fun. A few weeks later we were down at Cyberview Lodge to cover the official wedding banquet dinner. As you can see it was a lot of fun! Originally posted 2012-10-06 14:26:22.View full post »

Beautiful Kadazan Bride Sacred Heart Church Kota Kinabalu

Melissa and Donovan’s Wedding in Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Hyatt Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Melissa and Donovan called me from Kota Kinabalu to ask whether I would be interested to fly over to be their wedding photographer for their big day in Sabah. Melissa is Kadazan which is an instant draw card for me. I have been the wedding photographer for a number of Sabahan’s in Kuala Lumpur and I have always enjoyed the traditional Sumazau dance which seems to get everyone up onto the dance floor regardless of race or religion. The church service was in Sacred Heart Cathedral.View full post »

Fan Jean and Lee's Wedding at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru

Fan Jean and Lee’s Wedding at Home and Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Fan Jean and Lee’s Wedding at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu, beautiful  location, lovely people. I first met FanJean when I was the wedding photographer at City Harvest Church (CHC) in Subang Jaya several years ago, and when she contacted me to be her wedding photographer back in her home town of Kota Kinabalu I leapt at the chance. Her family were very welcoming and showed me where to get the freshest seafood in KK the night before the wedding. Next day I headed to Jean’sView full post »

Wedding at the Parish Church of St. Mary and St Peter Winford

Mark and May Choo’s Wedding in Winford, Bristol

Wedding at the Parish Church of St. Mary and St Peter Winford Keep Calm and Carry On! Words I wish every bride I met would take to heat, and very much the theme for Mark and May. Two of the loveliest people I know. Johnny, Hock Seng and I were their wedding photographers when they were married back here in Malaysia. After the wedding the migrated down to Australia but when ever they were back in KL they would give me a buzz to remind me they wanted me to be up in Winford for their UK weddingView full post »

Bride and Grooms portrait: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO3200. It was twilight!

Fuji X-Pro1 at a Passion Road Wedding

Too early to comment too much on the Fuji X-Pro1 for now but I brought one along with the 35mm lens to a wedding at Passion Road in Ampang to use along side our pro-cameras. I will let the images speak for themselves, but I think I like it. Bride’s sister photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO1250 Bride’s shoes photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO640 Champagne bottle photographed with the FujiView full post »

Naoko’s Wedding at the Hilton in Central, Kuala Lumpur.

Naoko is from Japan and works at the PJ Hilton as the wedding and events manager. Her wedding was held at the  Hilton in Central, Kuala Lumpur. I was delighted when she called me regarding being her actual day wedding photographer. There were lots of friends from the hotel industry present and as you can see it was a fun wedding day. The day started with a traditional Chinese Bridal bargaining, and then moved on to a traditional Tea Ceremony and then a mighty fine dinner. Naoko’sView full post »

barry wong wedding

Barry Wong’s Wedding at Calvary Church and Ciao Restaurant

Barry Wong’s wedding ceremony was performed at the  Calvary Church in Damansara Heights. As a long time member of the church and participant in the worship team, there were many family and friends in attendance as he made his wedding vows before God, to his stunning wife Alison, a stewardess with Singapore Airlines. This was one of the most touching weddings of 2012, and it was obvious Barry was head over heels in love with his wife. In the Christian tradition marriage is the highestView full post »

Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Fujifilm and Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Fujifilm asked us to do a corporate shoot for them at their Menara Axis, Petaling Jaya Office for the launching of their new product Astalift. Astalift is pretty much a house hold brand name in Japan, and ranks in the same stratospheric market of skin products as SK-II. I have personally used their gel and I can tell you it is really good stuff! Here is an info blurb from their web site: “Created by FUJIFILM, ASTALIFT is an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare andView full post »

Expat Lifestyles Magazine on Grant Corban Wedding Photography

Featured in Expatriate Lifestyles Magazine 2012

Very privileged to be approached by Expat Lifestyle magazine to be featured in their February 2011 feature on expat weddings. Below is part of the story. Originally posted 2012-02-02 19:21:30.View full post »

Royal wedding Shangrila hotel kuala Lumpur

Areena and Faiq’s Wedding Dinner Reception at the Shangrila

Areena’s wedding dinner at the Shangrila Hotel Kuala Lumpur. We covered their engagement, Quran reading, wedding and grand reception at the Shangrila Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. There were quite a number of Malaysian royalty, former PMs and the current DPM present. Sheila Majid sang some of her great songs too. The couple out shone everyone though. They are the real celebrities. All the best for your future together.     Originally posted 2012-01-25 22:08:16.View full post »

Four Seasons Malaysia Honeymoon

Honeymoon Locations in Malaysia

Over the years I have been to many hotels throughout Malaysia and wanted to put up some of my suggestions. Four Seasons Langkawi Island: Intimate and quiet. The perfect honeymoon destination where everyone know your name. You can enjoy the infinite pool, water sports, cycle rides to waterfalls. his hotel tops my list for couples who want that something special. They have a variety of specials for honeymoon couples so best you call ahead. Pangkor Laut Resort: Another very pleasant location.  AView full post »

Intercontinental Hotel KL Wedding Banquet - Nikko

John and Deborah’s Wedding at Assumption Church & the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

First dance together. The Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur A quick posting of another wedding. John and Deborah’s wedding was held at Assumption Church Petaling Jaya. Their Chinese wedding banquet dinner was at the  Hotel Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur, formerly known as the Nikko Hotel. Their Chinese tea ceremonies were held at home. Deborah chose a fantastic looking wedding gown and a really striking cheongsam for dinner. Originally posted 2012-01-25 03:11:16.View full post »

Jasmine and Francis wedding at Cyberview Lodge Photographer Grant Corban

Jasmine and Francis Wedding at Cyberview Lodge

Jasmine and Francis celebrated their wedding in style with an out-door ceremony at Cyberview Lodge. The wedding ceremony included the release of some fairly “reluctant-to-fly” doves, and, as Francis was formerly of the Alley Cats, the evening was filled with wine, women and songs from many of the guests.   Originally posted 2012-01-21 15:08:20.View full post »

Grant Corban Wedding Photographer featured in FHM

Interview with FHM Magazine

FHM Interviewed me earlier in the year regarding wedding being a wedding photographer in Malaysia. By clicking on the article above you can view it at higher resolution and get to read their great write up. Originally posted 2011-12-30 13:19:07.View full post »

grant corban photography destination beach resort wedding photographer malaysia langkawi four seasons hotel dominic weiwei

Dominic and Wei-Wei’s Resort Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Dominic and Wei-Wei celebrated their wedding ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort in Langkawi. This is one of my favourite destination wedding resorts. The hotel pulled out all the stops to make sure this was a fairy tale wedding. The weather held,  and we had a great party that night. Lanterns finished off the evening.   Originally posted 2011-11-16 11:35:15.View full post »

Malaysian Bridal Guide

Article in the Malaysian Bridal Guide

This article was in a recent Malaysian Bridal Guide. It features Tim and Annas wedding up at the Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hill Resort. Clicking on the image will enlarge it so you can read the write up.   Originally posted 2011-11-14 01:45:37.View full post »

Church of St John the Divine Ipoh wedding

Suresh and Shamini’s Wedding in Church of St John the Divine, Ipoh and the Victoria Holiday Villa Subang

When Suresh and Shamini contacted me to be their wedding photographer  they explained it would be a two…well actually 3 day affair. The first day, not featured here, was their ROM (Registration of Marriage) done in Kuala Lumpur. The second day was held in Ipoh at one of the Anglican churches, Church of St John the Divine, St John’s Road, Ipoh, to be precise. This was followed by dinner in the Ipoh town hall. One thing I must point out, is that the photographers crowding the coupleView full post »

Areena and Faiq’s Nikah – A Malay Wedding

Areena and Faiq’s Wedding was at the family home. Former Malaysian Prime Ministers Tun Mahathir and Tun Badawi were both present for the ceremony. Spot them if you can. Originally posted 2011-11-11 11:24:17.View full post »

Malay Wedding Quran Reading

Areena’s Quran Reading

In Malay culture the bride-to-be has a ceremony which is meant to be a time of reflection and thanks giving for her upcoming wedding. Men are usually not present other than the photography and video teams. Here we see Areena’s Katam the day before her wedding. Originally posted 2011-11-10 10:23:50.View full post »

Chinese Wedding Bargaining and Tea Ceremony in Petaling Jaya

Edwin and Ekwan’s Wedding at the Petaling Jaya Hilton

Edwin and Ekwan contacted me to be the photographer for their wedding at the freshly revamped Hilton in Petaling Jaya. The morning was a tradition Chinese wedding complete with fun and games. The girls had fun and collected lots of money before Edwin got in to the house to meet his blushing bride. Ekwan looked stunning as you can see in the above photo. In the evening friends and family converged on the Hilton PJ for the wedding banquet.   Originally posted 2011-11-06 13:18:31.View full post »

Tony Blair Visit to Malaysia

Tony Blair in Malaysia

Tony Blair was the guest of honour at a special dinner event in Kuala Lumpur. The event was low key, so not mentioned in many newspapers. We were chosen to be the photography team to cover the event. For those who don’t know, Tony Blair served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1997 to 2007. Originally posted 2011-11-01 16:39:01.View full post »

Grant Corban an International Wedding Photographer in Malaysia

Faces Magazine write up on Grant Corban Photography

Faces Magazine write up about wedding photography in Malaysia I was recently featured in “Faces”, one of the society magazines in Malaysian. They wanted to cover a Malaysian based wedding photographer so we set up an interview. Clicking through the image to make it large enough to read. Originally posted 2011-10-30 12:19:42.View full post »

Colmar Tropical Berjaya Hill Resort Wedding

French Themed Wedding at the Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hills Resort

Tim and Anna contacted me to be their photographer for their wedding at the Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hill Resort near Genting. It was an outdoor wedding and the weather held up well. The hotel has a French theme and this was played upon for the dinner that followed later in the evening by the use of masks at the banquet. Sort of a masked dinner type theme. As you can see, everyone had a fun experience. Originally posted 2011-09-24 10:12:46.View full post »

Beautiful Bride waiting in her car

Adrian and Gamy’s Lady of Fatima & Pearl Point Hotel Wedding

Gamy waits patiently in her car before her church wedding Adrian and Gamy’s made for a wonderful couple. Wedding preparations for Gamy and her bridesmaids was at the Pearl Point Hotel. They then left to meet Adrian who was waiting for them at the “Church of Our Lady Of Fatima” in Brickfields. After the service we prepared to cover the wedding dinner banquet at the Pearl Point Hotel. A very nice touch was the home made wedding cake. While not as large as the icing coveredView full post »

Laverne and Jin's wedding at City Harvest Church

Laverne and Jin’s Wedding at City Harvest Church and the Marriott Hotel

Laverne and Jin’s red getaway car! When I received a call from Laverne and Jin regarding being their wedding photographer I was really happy. I have taken the wedding photos for many of the leadership team at City Harvest Church (CHC) including their pastors, and had seen them at several of these weddings. This is in their new church which is fantastic! Their bright candy red VW combi wedding car was also a stunner. Originally posted 2011-08-31 13:53:43.View full post »

wedding dinner at the JW marriott hotel Kuala Lumpur

Clarence and Joanna’s Wedding at Divine Mercy Shah Alam. Dinner Reception at the Marriott

Clarence and Joanna’s wedding was at the Roman Catholic Church Divine Mercy in Shah Alam.  Our photography started in the morning at Joanna’s house before heading to the church. Afterwards we headed to the Marriott Hotel where the wedding reception was held. This was one of those rare ocassions we did not need to do portraiture on the actual wedding day.  I trust you enjoy their wedding  photos. Originally posted 2011-08-27 10:57:11.View full post »

Wedding at Ciao Restaurant

Yes and Oyen’s wedding at Ciao Restaurant

Yes and Oyen’s wedding portraits at Ciao Restaurant Yes and Oyen called me to be the wedding photographer for their wedding at Ciao Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. It was a dream come true for Yes as she had been eyeing me up to cover her wedding for close on 7 years! Only problem was no groom(!) a common problem these days. Then Oyen popped into her life and sure enough after checking dates it was fantastic that we could cover Yes’s big day!  This is the new Ciao. I had shot severalView full post »

Sky bar Kuala Lumpur Corporate Event

Willis Insurance Conference in the Mandarin Oriental hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Willis Insurance conducted their worldwide conference in Kuala Lumpur bringing together Insurance expertise, Shipping Companies, Lawyers and Security consultants together for a very interestign conference. Photos from the sessions are below. Large Group Photos can be photographed using medium format equipment which renders superior images over normal DSLR cameras. Originally posted 2011-06-07 03:22:59.View full post »

Australia High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur

Australian High Commisioner in Kuala Lumpur

Australia High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur Sometimes you get asked to do a one off photo. I still can’t recall what this shoot was for but as you can see it was for the Australian High Commissioner and photographed outside the KLCC looking back towards the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Originally posted 2011-05-24 12:02:49.View full post »

Transmarco Hush Puppies malaysia annual corporate dinner and awards night at sunway lagoon resort with fancy dress theme

Transmarco Annual Company Dinner at Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel

I shoot for Transmarco (and other companies) for their company dinner and awards night. Transmarco are best known as the distributor of Hush Puppies. I have to say they have a fantastic creative team on board as every year they surprise me. This years concept was fancy dress with a fairy tale theme. Everyone put in a big effort to look great. The night included a magician, talent quest as well as awards for performance through out the year as well as best costume and act.  Whoever is workingView full post »