It was my pleasure to see Douglas Lim in my studio recently to spruce up his online portfolio. Not so long ago I had the pleasure of covering his wedding day and we have kept in touch since that time. Douglas is a quite well known Malaysian comedian and his stand up is well worth the viewing. I am including only a small handful of the images below.
We started playing with some lighting
Simulating the on stage look in the studioView full post »
Greg and Jen had a fantastic wedding celebration in CHC (City Harvest Church) Subang. Their Dinner was at the Bankers Club in KL. Here is their albums design.
Originally posted 2007-03-03 02:52:44.View full post »
Luis and Lai Kin had an Anglican wedding at St Andrews Presbyterian Church on Jalan Raja Chulan in KL. Lai Kin had a beautiful wedding gown and was taken to St Andrews in a classic Rolls Royce. Afterwards we went back for the Chinese Tea ceremony, and then back to the Shangrila Hotel for the large dinner banquet.
Please note that some of the black and white photos below are scans from black and white film negatives. Cameras used include the Nikon D200, Canon 5DMk1, and Canon 1V filmView full post »
Wedding Album Design for Alvin and Yoon Bee. Their wedding was in Cheras and Kajang followed by a Dinner at the Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya.
Originally posted 2006-12-02 01:53:22.View full post »
Lewis and Eunice celebrated their wedding in the traditional way with Chinese tea ceremonies followed by portraits and a dinner at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. After choosing their photos we designed the following wedding album.
Originally posted 2006-11-15 13:45:36.View full post »
Mark and Pam contacted me to be the photographer for their wedding at St John’s Cathedral in central Kuala Lumpur. Pam looked stunning in her wedding saree and as can be seen in the walk in photos, there was a large entourage of children as bridesmaids, flower girls, page boys etc. The photos below are from their portrait style montage album.
Originally posted 2006-11-15 13:45:35.View full post »
Montage wedding album design for Marcus and Kathy. Their wedding was in St. Ignatius Church, Petaling Jaya. Dinner was at the Grand Plaza Park Royal hotel. Marcus and Kathy now reside in New Zealand, my home land.
Originally posted 2006-08-26 01:47:33.View full post »
David and Sally asked me to be the wedding photographer as they celebrated their big day in City Harvest Church (CHC) in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. This is the old church building. They have some lovely new facilities now. Good to see a church flourishing so well.
Originally posted 2006-08-05 01:40:00.View full post »
This Montage album was designed and produced for Mark and Liz’s wedding in July, 2006 at St Katherines in the village of Teversal, in Nottinghamshire. Their reception was held at Cockliffe Country House Hotel & Restaurant.
Originally posted 2006-07-08 00:13:15.View full post »
Lynette was the wedding co-ordinator for the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Kuala Lumpur when she contacted me to cover her wedding to her fiance Hamish. They decided to honor the traditions of both their heritages, and decided to have both a Hindu temple wedding and Roman Catholic ceremony. For the temple wedding Lynette and her friends all dressed up in sarees and looked very elegant. The ceremony was at the Sri Sakthi Easwary Temple in SS3. The Roman Catholic wedding was held atÂ St FrancisView full post »
Ming and Ezane’s wedding was held at the luxury hotel Carcosa Seri Negara in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The hotel consists of two mansions dating from colonial times. They were the residence of the British Governor General and Queen Elizabeth has previously stayed there, making it a fairly exclusive place to hold a wedding. The name Carcosa Seri Negara is given to describe both venues as one building is named “Carcosa”, whilst the other is the “Seri Negara.” ManyView full post »
I have been iÂ several newspapers in the past but never kept the articles..oops!!Â I better swallow my principles and start posting some of these newspaper clippings up! This one is from the Star Newspaper. They decided to do an interview with three of us photographers, so here we are. Enjoy.
Originally posted 2006-02-25 14:12:24.View full post »
Wedding Album Design for Alex and Yuchi. Alex and Yuchi celebrated their wedding day with a Buddhist Temple Wedding and then followed it up with a dinner at the Lake Club.
Montage Wedding Album Design:Â Alex and Yuchi’s wedding at the Lake Club
Originally posted 2006-01-07 01:34:41.View full post »
Tyler and Chin Vens pre-wedding portraits were taken at the Avillion in Port Dixon using black and white film. This was 2005 and the industry was in the middle of changing over from digital to film based photography. Film has a magical romantic quality all of its own.
Please note the following images have been transferred from my old site when we were all “Internet load speed” compromised. That’s a fancy way of saying that they are of lower resolution than more recent weddings.View full post »
Been digging around the archives and finding some of our older weddings. This one was in Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali. We went down in 2005 to shoot this for Victor and Michele. This is the montage poster we produced for them. I will look around to find more photos from their wedding to fill this out later on.
Originally posted 2005-07-22 23:23:00.View full post »
Pastor Kevin and Esther’s Wedding in City Harvest Church
I have been going through the archives and posting up these golden oldies recently. Here’s Pastor Kevin and Esthers wedding in City Harvest Church (CHC), Subang Jaya. When they asked me to be their wedding photographer I didn’t realise that I was going to end up covering weddings for almost the entire leadership team. City Harvest Church has moved into a newer, larger and nicer lit building. These photos were taken inView full post »
Dushen and Sherri had a huge multi day wedding back in Kuala Lumpur, but had a smaller intimate and really fun filled wedding in Ubud Bali. The first night was a cool chill out at the Jazz Cafe, a well known restaurant and night spot followed the next day with a wedding ceremony put together by their friends. These photos tell part of their story.
Technical: Camera used was the Canon 20D with the 17-40L, 50mm 1.4 and 85 F1.8. Thankfully DSLRs have advanced quite substantially from 2005 as theView full post »
I know Peter and Dianne from Calvary Church in Damansara Heights (now relocated to the Calvary Convention Centre in Bukit Jalil). They wanted to do a renewal of vows and opted for St Andrews Church in Raja Chulan. An officiant flew up from Singapore to do the rites as they are done back in Peters home town. Regarding the standing on chairs and kissing….it’s a traditional thing. 🙂
The black and whites were shot on Ilford film hence the “sand-grain” look. Digital camerasView full post »
Old Traditions Made New: Like most weddings we shoot the bride and groom had FUN!Â Cheryl and Jin’s wedding started as a traditional Chinese wedding, complete with bargaining and tea ceremony, progressed to wedding portraiture at the Sheraton imperial, and then on into a dinner and party.Â As always, the photography for the portraiture was done on the wedding day. We schedule about an hour for formal during the day, either in your home or at the hotel venue. This not only saves youView full post »
Jehan and Shariman’s traditional Malay wedding was shot on Black and White film and then scanned for this web site. It was a happy day for both of them and this is certainly apparent when you view the photos. Malaysia is a melting pot of foods and cultures and is one of the reasons I love living here. Traditions like Henna came from India and are commonplace at Malay weddings. The intricate patterns are quite something. The University of Maryland contacted me as they were keen on usingView full post »
Paul and Marissa had a wedding covering several days and really laid it on for their friends and family who flew in from around the world. Day one was a welcome dinner at tamarind Hill. Day two the wedding at the Carcosa Seri Negara. Day three was a wedding banquet at the JW Marriott, held in a function room due to the smaller size of the dinner. Their wedding album page designs are included below for your viewing pleasure.
Originally posted 2004-04-10 22:04:44.View full post »
Just a quick post today. I suddenly realised Chinese New Year is just around the corner! It is the time when families get together and celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. Over the season I do a lot of family shoots, both in my studio as well as at some of the larger Chinese New Year reunion dinner celebrations. So that means if you are planning on booking me please let me know soon to avoid disappointment.
In the meantime let me share what I usually do in the studio for familyView full post »
“My mother in law didn’t understand why I changed my wedding date to get Grant to cover our special day. Once she saw his photos she knew why!”
Anna Lee is the co-owner and partner of That Special Occasion, as well as a good friend of mine and I was very please to be asked to photograph her wedding in 2002. Digital SLRs were rare and pricey at that time, so we shot film. I used Ilford Delta 400 and 3,200 black and white film to take these images. Their wedding was celebratedView full post »
I was approached to shoot the online catalogue for a new web store specialising in selling imported Tudungs. One of the advantages of having my studio in Petaling Jaya is having makeup and changing facilities easily at hand. It was a fun and fast moving photo shoot thanks to the lovely models.
Originally posted 2016-11-12 12:13:50.View full post »
Alana and Tim had a fun shoot at my studio in Petaling Jaya earlier in the month. They make a lovely couple.
Originally posted 2016-11-12 02:49:10.View full post »
Here is another baby cake smashings in my studio. No encouragement was required to set this cake on its way into wholesale demolition. Much fun!
Originally posted 2016-11-11 14:05:14.View full post »
Belinda graduated from Open University in Petaling Jaya. Conveniently my studio is right next door to Open University. Congratulations!
Originally posted 2016-11-03 20:58:19.View full post »
My studio is located next door to the open University in Petaling Jaya and is in an ideal location for doing graduation photos. Patricia graduated at the most recent convocation and popped in to the studio to have her family photos done. I approach it in the same manner as when I shoot weddings…pleasant friendly and shoot as many varieties of images as I can.
Originally posted 2016-10-31 11:34:28.View full post »
Babies First Birthday Cake Smashing is lots of fun! I seem to do a lot of them in my studio but haven’t been posting them. Time to change that! Babies are just so cute, and seeing them play with their birthday cake is super cute!
Originally posted 2016-10-27 10:50:40.View full post »
“Thank you for the photos. You are the best photographer I’ve ever known! You captured the joy and inner strength of everyone! Thanks again, Jackie”
So read the email I just received. What a wonderful way to start my morning. An overjoyed client, happy with the photos just sent half way around the world to the them.
To set the record straight, I am not the best photographer in the world. I can only wish! Every photographer can, and will receive many emails or SMS messagesView full post »
“Hi Grant!!! I have downloaded all the beautiful pictures!! Love it! 🙂 Thank you!! Cheers! ~Evelyn”
I LOVE getting this type of feed back and it is always nice to hear. Sadly so many people deny themselves good photography on their wedding day citing it is too expensive little realizing that the only thing that will definitely increase in value after their wedding day are the photos. Evelyn and Patrick’s wedding was held at Renewal Lutheran Church, the Oasis of Care, inView full post »
I was asked recently by another photographer to write a post about one of the distinguishing features of my own particular shooting style. That is, how to capture a wedding discreetly, without being a distraction to the proceedings. I think we need to examine why this is important, as well as the factors which enable you to be discreet. I have been shooting weddings for nearly 25 years, and so I have managed to think this through a fair bit. Also with my corporate work I shoot on set whileView full post »
I have been so busy with shoots that I thought I had better bring people up to speed with what I have been doing. This is from Fridays pool shoot with the wonderful “Queen Cobra” who was in town with her Mermaid tail. I absolutely love shooting underwater however it’s really hard work with constant dives and adjustments to camera equipment. The renowned underwater model “Tarachin” was the brains behind the shoot and both ladies took turns in the pool, eventuallyView full post »
I have been asked recently to do a number of profile photos for web sites, or their LinkedIn and Facebook profiles. And as people ask me about the types of images I can do in my studio I have decided to post up these from a short session I did a week or so ago for the effervescent Rowena Morais. You can find out more about her and her professional writing and training services by visiting her web site here.
As you can see I am able to do both natural and studio lighting styles in bothView full post »
Here we have a lovely 21st Birthday party we shot recently. The party had a Mardi Gras theme and was a very special birthday party. My colleague and I had a lot of fun shooting for Tharsika and we wish her all the best for the coming year.
Originally posted 2016-08-01 01:59:38.View full post »
I have been asked by a number of people about family photography in my PJ studio, and so I decided to post up some shots from earlier today so people can see for themselves. I have chosen to go for a more modern look despite being asked fairly frequently for more traditional back grounds. People generally love the fresh clean look. Family shoots typically take about an hour, then they choose which photos they like the best which takes maybe 15 minutes or so. The whole process is fast andView full post »
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