Malay Kampong Wedding in Tanah Merah Kelantan

Originally posted 2010-06-26 14:43:18.

One of the things I love about covering weddings in Malaysia is I get to travel all over this wonderful country and see every type of culture and wedding practice. Hanin and Azlina’s Malay wedding was held in a small kampong (village) in Tanah Merah, Kelantan. The village had the typical raised houses and “big family” feel. So EVERYONE came for the event. The house was decorated beautifully. The following day we were treated to a selat demonstrations (Malay martial arts) and I have included a photo of this further down in this post.

This was one of the few weddings I do shoot alone. I usually can’t do this as being in 2 or 3 different places at once is logistically impossible. But this was no problem for this wedding.

Technical trivia: Nikon D3, assorted lenses. Off camera flash system using 4x Nikon SB800’s. These are the most reliable flashes I have ever owned!! Nothing else I have used either before or after have been so intuitive to use, so reliable, or so well thought out as far as power to weight ratio and the inclusion of so many useful extras. I have owned mine since 2007, and 8 years on are still chugging along with what I would guess as at least a hundred thousand triggerings per unit with no overheating and no burned out components.

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Dusk.

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House beautifully transformed

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Azlina waiting for the ceremony to begin

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Henna is used for weddings in both Indian and Malay cultures

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The beaming dad!

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The kids were very excited

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Cooking was an industrial affair… major rice cooking in progress

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Malay selat demonstration

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PreWedding Portrait Photography in Bali

Originally posted 2010-04-11 00:47:47.

Bryan and Cheeleng’s prewedding portrait session was in Bali. It was a long hot day but it was so much fun. Bali is one of those classic destinations where you just can’t go wrong with its exotic locations and awesome scenery. I would have to admit we struggled with the lighting on this trip. The sun was relentless casting harsh light almost everywhere we went. Due to heavier traffic than expected we couldn’t wait it out at many of the destinations but overall we got some really memorable photos.Next time I think two days minimum would be a better idea.

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All done. Hot day. Let’s go get an ice cold one.

 

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1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

Originally posted 2010-01-11 12:01:28.

I was present at the launching of the 1MDB Head Office in Menara IMC and thought I would share some of the images here. The Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Razak and other senior members were present along with a delegation from China. There were great hopes on this day for great things to happen.

1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

Menara IMC

Entrance to the 1MDB Head Office in Menara IMC

Entrance to the 1MDB Head Office in Menara IMC

1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

Speeches

1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

Member of the China delegation gives his speech

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Malaysian PM Dato Sri Haji Najib Tun Razak

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Prime Ministers speech

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Prime Minister makes the opening official.

1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

11 January 2010. A historic day.

1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

1MDB signing agreement

1MDB Head Office Launch in Menara IMC

Handshakes all around

Pangkor Laut Resort – Lay May and Marcels Wedding Photos

Originally posted 2010-01-10 10:10:07.

Destination Beach Wedding at Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

Destination Beach Wedding at Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

Lay May and Marcel asked me to be their wedding photographer for their wedding at the Pangkor Laut Resort. We had fun shooting the photography for this wedding. Do note the extra studio style lights we put up under the pagoda for the ceremony. We did this to balance the shadowy area under the roof with the bright sunshine everywhere else. It’s important when you hire a photographer that you get someone who is both experienced enough to know what to do under tricky lighting, and motivated to bring all the extra equipment to do it. Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared.
Pangkor Laut Resort Sea View

The fantastic sea view

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Kuala Lumpur Tower Wedding at Menara KL

Originally posted 2010-01-01 22:58:47.

Victor and Yu-ying’s wedding was held at the Menara KL, also known as the Kuala Lumpur Tower. Celebrating on top of KL tower has its own unique challenges. Its a very long way down. The bouquet toss promised to be very exciting!

Please note the following images are a transfer from my old website and therefore may be of lower resolution than later postings.

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Nice Day for a Wild Beach Wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Originally posted 2009-12-05 03:47:03.

Destination Beach Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Reg and Lisa chose to celebrate their day with a destination beach wedding at the Four Seasons Resort in Langkawi. It is easily my favourite beach wedding location. The afternoon kicked off with a Chinese Tea Ceremony in the Rhu bar. We then went to the Spa for wedding portraits before getting ready for the sunset beach wedding.As can be seen in a couple of the photos the sun was very low in the sky before we even got started, so the portraits were mostly photographed in the twilight.  The wedding dinner was at the Serai Restaurant. Good weather. Great couple with “Funtastic” friends too.

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Wedding dinner banquet at the

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Miss Joyce Goh of The Edge

Originally posted 2009-10-22 13:23:37.

Joyce Goh of the Edge

Joyce Goh of the Edge

Another shoot for an overseas business magazine. This time one of the writers for The Edge, a weekly Malaysian business paper that writes up on the Stock Exchange, investments, and other business news.

Acts School of Dance Ballet Concert

Originally posted 2009-09-23 11:19:06.

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

Some of the dancers were pros

Many people know me as a wedding photographer ONLY. Well yes weddings are my passion, and it is the most “up front” and noticeable photography I do in Malaysia, however I also do a lot of corporate and commercial photography as well. These photos are from concerts I photographed for Acts School of Dance. The dance school is located in Plaza Damas. I have had a long history of shooting for them ever since 2007. I LOVE photographing the performing arts, particularly dance and ballet!

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Children excited for their concert with Acts School of Dance

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

More of the girls from Acts School of Dance.

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

Expat girls did a Chinese themed dance at the schools performance

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Tha dancers warming up

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

She’s a cutie. A natural model.

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

Sometimes you just want to watch. One of the youngest ballet performers.

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Putting on her ballet shoes

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

Part of the fairy dance was having a lie down

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Backroom dance preparations

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Girls waiting before they are called to perform

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

Some of the girls love the camera

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The dancers welcoming their parents to the Acts School of Dance Concert

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

The juniors perform their ballet

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Acts School of Dance also trains dancers in jazz

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

Motion was captured by slowing the shutter speed way down

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

These dancers were moving so fast it was hard to capture them!

Acts School of Dance Plaza Damas Ballet and Dance Performance Photography

Ballet: Acts School of Dance

 

Wedding at Four Seasons Langkawi – Dominic and Lauren

Originally posted 2009-09-10 16:06:12.

Dominic and Laurens wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi. This is a second post on this wedding, a transfer from my old site which has more than 100 more photos. Please note that as the following images are a transfer from my old website that they are of lower resolution than my newer postings. That said I do know they look great on my iPhone 6.

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Dominic and Lauren’s wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Originally posted 2009-09-09 15:09:49.

Dominic and Lauren contacted me to be their wedding couple for their destination beach resort wedding…at where else? The Four Seasons Langkawi. They were a really very sweet couple and had a touching wedding on the beach conducted by one of their friends who flew in from the USA.  Lauren had thought things out well. She had brought print outs on how she wanted her hair and make up to look which really helped the makeup and hair stylists. Another great idea was printing out name badges for everyone. You know how awkward it can be to be faced with a lot of new strangers/friends and remembering every ones name can be a chore. This was a simple fix!

Fortunately it wasn’t crazy hot on this occasion however I still remember how hard it was to run up the beach and stairs to get the wide overlooking photo featured in the set below. Why run? Beach and “modern” weddings are really fast! 5-10 minutes max for the ceremony, so its a good idea to have two photographers (like we usually do) to get as many angles as quickly as possible.

Regarding the dinner: In the Serai which is where it often is. There was a karaoke going most of the night and I think everyone except me had a turn! lots of fun and the party just didn’t stop. Exactly how I like them.

Hope you enjoy the photos.

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

Lauren making sure the bouquet is perfect

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

Final touches

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

Lauren and her mum.

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

The calm before the storm…well not quite. No storm. Party on the horizon tho.

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

Dom looking slightly anxious. All grooms are a wee bit.

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

All thats missing is…..

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….the bride. And here she comes

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

Handing over responsibility

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

One of their friends is a Minister so she conducted the service

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

A better view of the wedding location

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

Exchanging wedding vows

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

The ring exchange

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

Of course we need a kiss

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

We’re married! Can relax now.

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

All done and time for a kiss

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Group photo on the beach

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Portraits when the sun sets. In the tropics the sun sets VERY fast.

wedding portraits at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

A more relaxed portrait

Beach wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort on Langkawi Malaysia

Excellent way of avoiding those awkward moments when two families meet the first time.

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Classy dinner menu

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I think by the end of the night everyone had sung at the karaoke

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Cutting the cake

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A thank you for a great evening

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Final wishes

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In Studio with Douglas Lim the Malaysian Comedian

Originally posted 2018-07-28 22:11:48.

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.

Douglas Lim the Malaysian stand up comedian

Douglas Lim

Douglas Lim the Malaysian stand up comedian

We started playing with some lighting

Douglas Lim the Malaysian stand up comedian

Simulating the on stage look in the studio

A wedding in City Harvest Church KL and dinner at the Holiday Inn Glenmarie

Originally posted 2009-08-18 20:33:38.

Kevin and Monica’s wedding was at the first City Harvest Church in Subang. The old building was never a great place to shoot, with everything  dark and blue, there being no windows whatsoever and the sewage aeration ponds across the road. Not nice! This is quite different from their new location which is such a nice set up for weddings that it is difficult to get a bad photo there. Despite that, it was always a favorite church to shoot in, being one of the more lively and “happening” churches in KL. You will also see our additional lighting in some of these photos. This was years before radio strobes became popular. You will also see a very young Pastor Kevin Loo.

After the main ceremony we headed to the Holiday Inn, Glenmarie, for the Chinese tea ceremonies and dinner banquet. You will also notice in one of these photos my good friend Louis Pang (a wedding photographer from KK) and I posing for a shot. He is one of the relatives and also in the tea ceremony photos.

Please note the following images are a transfer from my old website and therefore may be of lower resolution than later postings. I do know they will look great on your phone.

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Ben and Gemma’s Wedding at Tortworth Court Hotel, Gloucestershire

Originally posted 2009-07-09 03:36:18.

Grant Corban arranging a very large group photo at Tortworth Court, Cotswalds

Grant Corban marshalling a very large group photo at Tortworth Court, Cotswalds

Ben and Gemma celebrated their wedding at Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire.  in the Cotswalds, just north of the city of Bristol, England. They planned on a long day with three ceremonies which made it a grand affair. The day started with the typical preparation of the bride, hair and make up, then proceeded to the three different wedding ceremonies!  The first was a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, full of the colours and fragrances of India. After a quick change we moved into a civil registration of marriage (often referred to in its abbreviated form “ROM”), and then finishing up with an Anglican ceremony of blessing.

Once done we took the couple for portraits and group photos around this beautiful manor. Gemma made a stunning bride and Ben was Mr GQ all the way!

The dinner later in the evening was sumptuous, the wedding speeches very funny (spot the laughing and happy faces) and the bridal bouquet toss a scream. The night finished in the wee hours after a lot of dancing and some after party drinks at the on location pub. The last of us went to bed only after dawns early light came filtering in the window. It was a very memorable wedding.

While I live in Asia, (how a Kiwi ended up there is another story altogether) I am frequently asked to travel to cover weddings overseas, whether in the UK, USA, Australia, or elsewhere in the region. There are several reasons for this. Usually it is because a couple have seen us cover their friends wedding and like our style and personableness. In the large group photo above I can see one of our former couples and the parents of another couple who engaged us because of my willingness to assist him with his camera so he could get nice photos of the wedding. It’s these sort of things that are hard to put a value on.

Another factor is that we are not clock watchers. We have no homes to go back to for the evening, so the whole focus of our trip is to make sure you get good photos.

Lastly our unobtrusiveness is a welcome change to what is often seen in weddings. This is because we do this full time, and have been doing it for many years with well over 500 weddings under our belts. People like that experience. Our fees are also very affordable and fit most people’s budget. In fact I think we have never been out of anyones price range for an overseas shoot to date. So if you are looking for someone to cover your day, do drop me a line.

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Tortworth Court Hotel Gloucestershire

Tortworth, Court, Hotel, Gloucestershire, wedding

The day before the wedding we took the opportunity for some quick portraits

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Gemma’s all set in her saree

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Don’t the girls look stunning!

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Ben and his parents

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This boys gaze is magical

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We owe this wedding to this lovely lady’s recommendation

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The reception area between ceremonies

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Gemma and her dad get ready for the second wedding ceremony

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A classic. I love this photo.

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The flower girls were priceless

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Ben’s pretty happy the ring fits!

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The expressions tell the story

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The kids nearly stole the show

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Family photo with both parents

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Arranging the big one. Need to be fast, friendly and a good eye for detail.

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Portraits around the grounds

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Ben and Gem were on top of the world

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So you can see more of the venue

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The gardens and the lighting were perfect

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We prefer to let our couples relax and enjoy themselves while taking portraits.

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We all retired to the Tortworth’s pub for a refreshing pint.

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Just desserts

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These guys were shockingly funny

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Everyone was in stitches with the speeches. I was laughing so hard it was difficult to hold my camera steady enough to shoot!

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Cutting the wedding cake

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Andrew and Joanna’s Wedding at the Clandeboye Lodge, Bangor, Ireland

Originally posted 2009-07-04 15:23:39.

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The boys having fun in their kilts

Andrew and Joanna contacted me to come over to Northern Ireland to be their wedding photographer. We had shot for some of their friends down here in Malaysia, where they met us the first time,  and they loved our work so much (or maybe it was our comparatively cheap prices) that they were very keen for us to pop on over to Ireland. We stayed in a fantastic place in central Belfast called Benedicts Hotel. If you are headed to Belfast I  thoroughly recommend the place. Awesome cooked Irish breakfast every morning and the place is a party house every night with the pub usually packed and most Irish love to share a pint and have a chat. Sunday lunch features a traditional Irish band singing all the favourites. You can also hire a  car from fairly close by so you can go for a jaunt up the Antrim coast. Well worth it. I WILL be back.

The wedding was held outside Belfast in a small town called Bangor. Bangor had been on my list of places to visit since I was a kid thanks to a rollicking ditty by a group called “Fiddlers Dram”. The Clandeboye Lodge is a nice venue for weddings and has been set up to cater specifically for them. There is an upstairs area for ceremonies and another location for the reception/wedding breakfast. Both families were so much fun and we had a ball covering the day. Big thanks for a memorable time!

Final note: I LOVE Ireland. The Irish are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. If you are having a wedding in Ireland, do drop me a line.

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Brides shoes always says something special about the bride

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The wedding gown was very pretty

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The wedding ring

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Bride was greeted by the priest

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The groom and his best man sharing some final words of advice.

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This photo shows the wedding ceremony area in the Clandeboye

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Vows exchanged

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Another view of the wedding are at the Clandeboye

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Signing the instrument of marriage

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The flower girls watching with great interest

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The bridal party

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Done! Time to celebrate.

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The BIG group photo

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The boys having fun in their kilts

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The couple share a quiet moment…

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….until they spotted us

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The matron of honour is one of our former brides from Malaysia. Thank you for the recommendation 🙂

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The kids nearly stole the show

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Just too cute!

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Classic portraiture around the gardens

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The buildings are also great for portraits

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The handsome groom

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Welcome everyone

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Wedding toasts

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The wedding cake was very tasteful

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Couple cutting the wedding cake

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Beers with friends. Nice way to celebrate a wedding and to chill.

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The wedding day over. A new life together begins.

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Jonathan and Sonia – A Wedding for two at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Originally posted 2009-06-17 04:08:56.

Wedding Photographer Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Another lovely wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi. Jonathon and Sonia wanted a small and private wedding…the smallest wedding we have covered, bride, groom and zero guests 🙂 It was a romantic interlude before heading back to the UK for the big party with all the friends and relatives. as their wedding photographers we were very privileged to enjoy their special and intimate wedding at one of our favourite photography locations, the Four Seasons Langkawi Beach Resort and Spa.

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Arsene Wenger in Kuala Lumpur

Originally posted 2009-06-08 17:21:57.

Arsene Wenger’s visit in Kuala Lumpur was exciting for football fans in this country. We were selected as the official photographers.

Arsene Wenger. Manager of Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger. Manager of Arsenal.

Top Gear Magazine reviews the Bufori LaJoya

Originally posted 2009-04-06 22:42:15.

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Serious driving through the narrow twisting roads

Top Gear and another auto magazine sent journalists to Kuala Lumpur to do write ups and a review the Bufori’s flagship La Joya. We took the team out to a kampung and let them loose so they could put the car through its paces and have some fun. Getting it’s tail to let go so it would drift the corners was made all the more exciting due to the narrowness of the road.

Bufori Latoya

Inspecting the car before heading off

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The Production line. Everything handmade.

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Typical Malaysian street scene

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Out in the kampong

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A view of the rear of the Bufori Latoya

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Square on hind quarters

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Interior in sporty red. Interesting layout.

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And through the kampung we go

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Some serenity while we had a drink

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Trying desperately to get the rear end to let go

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I think we are just about done for the day.

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Bufori in the back roads

David and Nicki – Wedding at the Datai Langkawi

Originally posted 2009-03-26 09:10:59.

Destination Wedding Photographer Datai, Langkawi

The beautiful wedding couple at the Datai, Langkawi

David and Nicki called me to ask whether I could be their photographer for their wedding at the Datai resort in Langkawi. This is a beautiful location for beach weddings and is fairly secluded from the rest of the resort. Having the wedding in the evening meant we could photograph some lovely portraits as the sun set. It was a lot of fun and we all got tanned!

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Maryam and Hezran’s Malay Wedding Dinner at the Dewan Besar Tun Rahah in KL

Originally posted 2009-02-21 01:49:07.

Maryam and Hezran’s Malay wedding was held in Maryam’s home in KL and I have posted this elsewhere on this site. The following evening their wedding dinner was held at the Dewan Besar Tun Rahah on Jalan Bukit Bintang, which is a popular location for Malay weddings.

Please note the following images have been transferred from my old site when we were all “ Internet load speed” compromised. That is a fancy way of saying that they are of lower resolution than more recent weddings. Think of them as being “mobile device optimised” as they look great on the phone.

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Maryam and Hezran’s Malay Wedding Nikah

Originally posted 2009-02-20 19:58:49.

Maryam and Hezran: Maryam looked absolutely splendid at her Akad Nikah (Malay wedding) in Kuala Lumpur. One of the things to notice with this wedding is that there were three of us shooting it, each in a different place so as to maximise coverage, as typically there is no room to manoeuvre during the wedding.  I was inside the “L” shaped room in one of the corners so I could shoot the ceremony and guests by simply swivelling, one of my colleagues  (John Woo) was ensconced in the mezzanine floor so he could snipe from there with a telephoto, whilst my other photographer (Lim Hock Seng) was OUTSIDE the room which enabled him to shoot through the windows from two different walls.

A little anecdote from this wedding: I was pleasantly surprised by one of Maryam’s relatives when he came up to say hello. I recognized that we had met a year or two earlier when he had bought my rather extensive medium format 6×6 camera system. If I recall correctly, I was quite interested in buying it back!

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