Perhentian Honeymoon “Trash the Dress”

Originally posted 2013-06-14 13:20:16.

Perhentian Honeymoon Wedding Photographer

Last week I endured the heat and severe sunburn (left the sunscreen in the hotel room aaargh!!!!)  on Perhentian for a honey moon shoot…OK endured is a harsh word….in reality ENJOYED is a the totally accurate term!  :-)  I was approached by Pina and Ahmed’s close friend Zina from Germany a few weeks ago and asked whether I would be open to heading up to Pulau Perhentian Kecil to cover part of their honeymoon. For those outside Malaysia reading this “Pulau” is Malay for “island” and “kecil” means small, important as there are two islands in the Perhentian group.

The photography shoot was going to be broken into two parts. First was above water portraiture and the second part was a trash the dress. Above water was going to be no problem provided I compensated for the very bright sunshine which tends to give very harsh shadows. The way to do this is usually to use a diffuser to shade the face to eliminate “squinting” and then use a fill flash to rebalance the shady parts with the strong sunlight. As there was only me and no assistants we did what we could. Big thanks to Ahmed for being my impromptu lighting stand!

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Drown the Gown!

Part of the plan was to trash the dress or “drown the gown”. This can be fun and romantic. While we were shooting some Malay girls in Tudungs from one of the dive boats walked over to have their photos taken with Pina, and later on the main beach we certainly attracted attention. It’s only when you get in the water that you realise how buoyant a bridal gown really is. Safety was also a primary concern for me  as swimming in a gown isn’t something you can do with any real conviction….not that I have tried!  😀

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Solid emphasis of my shoots is fun!!

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….and romance….

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…and more fun!!

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The classic wet hair flick photo.

Perhentian Honeymoon Wedding PhotographerWe planned the trash the dress shoot to include underwater photography. A lot of people were really supportive for this. One of my scuba diver friends loaned me her Canon Ixus which came with an Ikelite underwater housing and my good friends at FujiFilm Malaysia loaned me one of their waterproof cameras. Unfortunately both are jpeg only cameras without the ability to shoot in RAW so editing after the event would have been exceptionally difficult. This is because a jpeg photo has very little additional information that is crucial to properly editing afterwards.  Shooting underwater imposes challenges due to the rapid fall off of light and absorption of the red to yellow part of the colour spectrum in the first metre or two underwater. With jpegs you lose all the important info so I really wanted to use a camera with RAW support for the underwater images. More on this further down the page. BTW ALL of these images were shot in RAW and developed in post production. I don’t like the word photoshopped as that implies major fakery. I develop images in a similar fashion we used to do in the darkroom, brightening and darkening parts of the image and either increasing or reducing contrast. That’s it.Perhentian Honeymoon Wedding PhotographerPerhentian Honeymoon Wedding PhotographerPerhentian Honeymoon Wedding Photographer

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Sunset photos of the bride are always romantic

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Sweet Sunset from Perhentian Kecil

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY: Ok, the glaring omission is the lack of the underwater photos. The sea didn’t agree to work with us and due to overnight rains and the inevitable rain water and soil run off the water was not clear at all  :-(   A big disappointment considering the amount of preparation I had done but it also showed some shortcomings in the gear I did eventually choose to use. I purchased the Dicapac DCP-WPS10 underwater DSLR soft case as I read some very positive reviews about it. Seems like the reviews were shot either in swimming pools or nice clear ocean water, as in less than optimal conditions it was hard to use and couldn’t focus even if its life depended on it. It may have been the camera I used, a Canon 650D, but I was not too keen to trust either my Nikon D3 or Canon 5Dmk3 to the Dicapac bag as they are very pricey cameras to replace! I am used to pressing a shutter button and the camera giving me a very positive feed back that a photo has been taken. The Dicapac was a big fail here. I had no idea whether it was firing or not…and it turned out it did, once in every 20 clicks….aaaargh! The other thing is viewing the images on the back of the screen was exceedingly difficult so I gave up on the Dicapac. It is now relegated to swimming pool shoots. One tip if using the Dicapac DCP-WPS10: when you open a Dicapac after it has been underwater be extremely careful as water is trapped in the folds so there is a good chance of some sea water falling on to your camera.

I also rented a Canon G9 along with Canons specifically made housing for it from a PADI diver on Perhentian. He was raving about how good it was until I told him I am a professional photographer. His “nOOb spiel” was then replaced with a more realistic set of expectations and afterwards we had a most excellent chat about underwater photography. The images I took were marred by the murk however it was an excellent experience for me. The “feel” was really not responsive and I wasn’t sure if images were being taken or not while shooting. I would say about 70% of the time photos were being taken but pressing the shutter and not being sure if it was firing was a curious phenomena for me. It was spray and pray…with many images deleted in post. Again the viewfinder was quite poor  (might be awesome if in deeper water – say deeper than 3m?) but it was useless for framing within 2m of the surface so it was a real cowboy shoot from the hip experience.  One tip when using the Canon G9. Turn it off when not shooting. The camera is fairly warm when on and fogs up the front plate really fast with condensation. A bit of tissue around the lens sort of helps but not a lot.

So where to from here? It’s time to drop about RM16,000 for a proper casing for my pro level DSLRs and get some underwater strobes. Professional is professional.

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Jovian Mandagie & Carven Ong Fashion on the Catwalk at the Nikko

Originally posted 2013-05-24 11:15:00.

This shoot was taken in the Nikko Hotel at one of their bridal fairs. The bridal gowns were by Jovian Mandagie & Carven Ong Fashion. Gorgeous models including Xandra Ooi.

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Xandra Ooi in a beautiful red gown

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Xandra Ooi in a beautiful wedding gown

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Beautiful Wedding Car surrounded by the gorgeous models

Annual Report Trophy and Award Photography

Originally posted 2013-05-17 12:34:11.

This is an ongoing project we are working on at present for an upcoming annual report. We are shooting on location and are bringing a full lighting set up and backgrounds on site. Being a photographer for trophies and awards has quite different challenges than photographing people. While there may be a lot more control over lighting, the reflections and transparency of the crystal and glass pose their own challenges. One of these is making sure the lettering is readable. White lettering on a white back ground poses the question of how white should the background be. If it’s too white then the advertising agency will have great difficulty in cutting the images out for later placement. Make it too dark and the clear glass awards will look dirty.

One of the images below, the blue one, took well over an hour to light properly due to its rounded base and sloping top. The writing on this award is immensely more legible in our photo than it is on the actual award!

Camera: Mamiya Phase One P30+. At one stage I was keen on getting a Nikon D800 due to its similar resolution to digital medium format cameras and comparatively affordable pricing, however viewing images side by side of these two cameras I would have to say there is no comparison. If you can go medium format and make money from your images, get one.

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Matt and Susans Wedding at the Westin Langkawi

Originally posted 2013-05-07 21:14:58.

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Sunset Wedding at the Westin Langkawi

Matt and Susan contacted me from Singapore to ask me to be their wedding photographer to cover their destination beach resort wedding at the Westin on the beautiful island of Langkawi. I love beach weddings as they are usually small, intimate informal affairs. The wedding photos speak louder than words so please enjoy. Cameras used for this wedding were the Nikon D3, Canon 5DMk3 and both the Fuji Xpro1 and XE1.

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Dinesh and Urscilla’s Wedding

Originally posted 2013-05-07 20:41:44.

Bride and Groom with Helicopter

Dinesh’s dad is a pilot.

Dinesh and Urscilla had a beautiful wedding at St Barnabas Church in Klang. The ceremony was carried out by close family members who are in the clergy with the Anglican and Methodist churches.  The brides saree was very beautiful and the long veil was last used by the groom mum at her wedding. As Dinesh’s dad is a pilot, it was fitting to arrive at the reception in a helicopter. The dinner was held at the Grand Dorsett in Subang Jaya. It was a BIG reception of about 1,000 pax. Dome dinners always provide great Indian food and this was no exception.

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Pre-wedding shoot for Hari and Shangkeree

Originally posted 2013-01-17 00:07:38.

Bridal couple portrait with the Fuji Xpro1

Stunning electric blue evening gown. Fuji Xpro1 and 35mm f1.4 at f1.4, 1/90th second, ISO200. Aperture priority mode.

This afternoon we took Hari and Shangkeree out into the country side outside of Kuala Lumpur to take their pre-wedding portraits.  I was equipped with my Nikon gear (Oooo……. the weight builds up after shooting with these for so many years!) and also my trusty Fuji Xpro1 equipped with the 35mm f1.4. My shooting partner eyed it with great interest. He also shoots with a pro-Nikon body (D3s). Admittedly the speed of operation between these two cameras should not be compared as the D3 series is designed for sports and costs 3x as much as the Xpro1 . That said, the Fuji Xpro1 performed admirably and easily matched the D3 as far as image quality is concerned. One thing I have noticed on the Xpro1 is that it is really easy to hit the “Q” button instead of the focus button….grrr! I must send an email off to the Fuji engineers regarding this.

After the shoot was finished Hari surprised Shangkeree by bringing out the ring. Lovely!

beautiful bride photographed with the Xpro1

The beautiful bride-to-be photographed with the Fuji Xpro1 and 35mm f1.4 at f1.6, 1/60th second, ISO200 via window light. Aperture priority mode.

Another angle of our bride-to-be

Another angle of our bride-to-be photographed with the Fuji Xpro1 and 35mm f1.4 at f1.4, 1/70th second, ISO200. Aperture priority mode.

Out door bridal portrait

Outdoor bridal portrait. Fuji Xpro1 and 35mm f1.4 at f1.4, 1/550th second, ISO200. Aperture priority mode.

A tender moment.

A tender moment. Fuji Xpro1 and 35mm f1.4 at f1.4, 1/75th second, ISO200. Aperture priority mode.

 

Marry me!

After the shoot was completed and just before we headed home, out came the ring!
Nikon D3 with 24-70 F2.8G

 

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Jay and Shireen’s Wedding at Puspanita Hall in Putrajaya

Originally posted 2012-12-15 02:10:11.

Portraiture by the lake: Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F4.5, ISO200.

Portraiture by the lake: Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F4.5, ISO200.

Jay and Shireen’s wedding was held at the Puspanita Hall in Putrajaya. The Christian ceremony was a small and intimate ceremony performed in the foyer atrium of the main hall. The dinner was simply huge. Puspanita hall can seat some serious numbers.

This wedding was shot using the Nikon D3 and the Fuji X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras. The images below all came from the Fuji X-E1. We like it’s lightness and it seems to be a nicely responsive camera.

 

Ring shot. Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F5.6, ISO200.

Ring shot. Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F5.6, ISO200.

A tighter ring shot. Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F5.6, ISO200.

A tighter ring shot. Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F5.6, ISO200.

The ring cushion. Fuji X-E1 with Leica 50mm attached via adapter. ISO200. Other exif data not recorded.

The ring cushion. Fuji X-E1 with Leica 50mm attached via adapter. ISO200. Other exif data not recorded.

Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F2.0, ISO200.

Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F2.0, ISO200.

Quick enough focusing for the walk in. Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F5.0, ISO800.

Quick enough focusing for the walk in. Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F5.0, ISO800.

Another walk in shot. Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F4.5, ISO800.

Another walk in shot. Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F4.5, ISO800.

Candids require closer contact: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Candids require closer contact: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Ring exchange. An essential photo: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Ring exchange. An essential photo: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Ring exchange part 2: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F2.0, ISO200.

Ring exchange part 2: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125sec, F2.0, ISO200.

Cheeky candid: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/160sec, F2.0, ISO200.

Cheeky candid: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/160sec, F2.0, ISO200.

Another essential - the kiss shot: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/160sec, F2.0, ISO200.

Another essential – the kiss shot: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/160sec, F2.0, ISO200.

Close up of the flowers: Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/60sec, F4.5, ISO800.

Close up of the flowers: Fuji X-E1 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens shot at 1/60sec, F4.5, ISO800.

Main Table Decor: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.4, ISO200.

Main Table Decor: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.4, ISO200.

Candid portrait: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.6, ISO200.

Candid portrait: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.6, ISO200.

Family photo: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Family photo: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Wedding cake: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Wedding cake: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Table detail close up: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F2.2, ISO200.

Table detail close up: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F2.2, ISO200.

Narrow depth of field during the walk in: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.6, ISO200.

Narrow depth of field during the walk in: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.6, ISO200.

Quick grab portrait: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/60 sec, F1.4, ISO200.

Quick grab portrait: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/60 sec, F1.4, ISO200.

Candid of the groom during the speeches: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Candid of the groom during the speeches: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Photo ops are every where: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.4, ISO200.

Photo ops are every where: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.4, ISO200.

She was dancing around gaily. Fast focusing nailed it: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/125 sec, F1.4, ISO200.

Good night: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/80 sec, F1.8, ISO200.

Good night: Fuji X-E1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/80 sec, F1.8, ISO200.

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Destination and Beach Resort Wedding Photography

Originally posted 2012-12-12 10:09:54.

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Looking for a destination wedding photographer? My core photography covers a broad spectrum of wedding faiths, including Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Baha’i, and Hindu weddings. As a New Zealander most of my several hundred weddings are cross cultural. Being based in Malaysia we have easy access to both eastern and western hemispheres. My clientele quickly realise that we offer competitive pricing, fast turnaround, excellent service, and excellent quality.

Just read the reviews on my home page! Past weddings have been in the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Bali, and India to name only a few.

It is best to contact me well in advance so I can plan the trip and take advantage of cheaper airfares, savings passed directly on to you.

I would suggest first contact by made via email. This way everything is documented, and you might be calling me while driving, shooting or whatever, and not be able to note down your details. In the email include the location, your dates and general agenda for the day.

You may want to contact me via Skype. This is a free service IP telephony system that works world wide. My name on Skype is grantcorban.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Photoshoot for Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett

Originally posted 2012-12-10 13:45:34.

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett

I was contacted to provide a photo shoot for Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett for the run up to the Miss Universe 2012 finals in Vegas in December. Part of the experience for each contestant are the photo shoots in evening gowns and swimsuits so we simulated this experience to help Kimberley for her build up. Most Miss Universe contestants are not professional models (but many go on to become one) so these types of shoots are valuable. I found Kimberley to be excellent to work with through out the shoot and has nailed her poses well. After the hair and makeup was  completed it was then on into the shoot which was for another 3 or so hours with a total of over 700 photos being taken.  I can only post up a few of the images here as it is for internal use only, but I would say we had a very successful shoot.

Behind the scenes photos kindly provided by Selvam of Creative Imaging Works whose studio we rented for the shoot. Special thanks to Andrea Fonseka for providing the team and artistic direction.

We wish Kimberley all the best for the finals.

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Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett checking her poise

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Fun on the set

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Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett with the team including Andrea Fonseka, Swimsuit designer Steph Tay, Photographer Grant Corban and the support team.

BFM Interview with Freda Liu

Originally posted 2012-12-10 12:16:50.

The lovely Freda Liu at her desk at the BFM studio in BU8

The lovely Freda Liu at her desk at the BFM studio in BU8.

I was interviewed by Freda Liu on BFM recently. A lot of friends from around the globe tuned in to hear it live. It was a bit nerve-racking when I realised there was a web cam trained on me! Everything is spontaneous and un-rehearsed. I hope you enjoy listening to the interview. Please note you can either view it below complete with a video slide show, or click the picture above which will open a new window or tab and play an mp3. Likely best you watch the show below. If you cannot see the below vimeo video then it is likely your browser is set to block certain multimedia files so check your plugins. Runs perfectly on the iPhone and iPad though.

Please enjoy.

BFM Interview Slide Show

 

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 as a wedding camera

Originally posted 2012-12-01 00:29:53.

A heavy kick of rice wine in traditional Kadazan bamboo cups shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F1.4 ISO2000

A heavy kick of rice wine in traditional Kadazan bamboo cups shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F1.4 ISO2000

Back in September I covered a wedding in Kota Kinabalu and had the FujiFilm X-Pro1 along with me. While relying on my main DSLRs I wanted to test out the viability of using Fuji’s retro styled camera for weddings. My background was from way back when we used film, including the Leica M series of cameras. Since those days cameras have gotten bigger and heavier. I weighed my gear the other day and blanched when I realised I am usually carrying 30lbs on me at every wedding for 8-10 hours. No wonder I am fit! However we are always looking for ways to reduce the weight, so we thought we would give the camera a trial along side our normal “beasts”.

Ease of use: Once you forget about your DSLRs and relearn the controls, the X-Pro1 is quite quick to operate. There are some annoying quirks such as the lack of diopter adjustment for the viewfinder and trying to decide whether the optical or electronic viewfinder is more useful. Both of these gripes have been rectified in the newer X-E1.

Autofocus was sluggish, REALLY sluggish. Fortunately Fuji have been listening to photographers and have fixed this with a firmware upgrade. Yes, REALLY! The lenses are firmware upgradeable and with the update they focus positively and quickly. No matter what you may have heard before, the focus speed is no longer a major problem.

Write speed when shooting RAW is not spectacular, however its not really an issue if you shoot like we do. “Spray and pray” photographers will not like this camera. Move along nothing to see here for that crowd.

Lenses: REALLY GOOD. They seem to be more flare resistant than the Nikon and Canon pro-glass that we use on a regular basis. I am NOT a camera or lens reviewer, so I have no tests, only real world images taken when the fleeting moment occurs, so I have no side by side analysis of this. I would love to see a proper test done on this as this may be Fuji’s “ace-up-the-sleeve”. Many people don’t know that Fuji has a long and illustrious lens making history, and their lenses all pretty much shine here. Some people have found the 18mm to not be a stellar lens, but I haven’t had any clients complain. Sharp is irrelevant as long as the photos sell!

As this was before the lens and body firmware upgrade it was not easy to shoot with, but that has CHANGED. Will do a post on this soon so do not allow any of my negative comments above sway you from not buying into this system.

So on to the photos: The following were taken with Fujifilms X-Pro1 camera, along with the XF18mm F2 R, XF35mm F1.4 R, and the XF60mm F2.4R Macro. I have included relevant exposure and lens data.

Brides shoes photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F1.4 ISO250

Brides shoes photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F1.4 ISO250

Bridal gown photo taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F4.0 ISO200

Bridal gown photo taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F4.0 ISO200

Brides sister applying makeup taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/110 sec F1.4 ISO200

Brides sister applying makeup taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/110 sec F1.4 ISO200

Shoes and veil photo taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/140 sec F1.4 ISO200

Shoes and veil photo taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/140 sec F1.4 ISO200

Make up of the bride taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/80 sec F1.4 ISO200

Make up of the bride taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/80 sec F1.4 ISO200

Overview of the church ceremony taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF18mm F2.0 R shot at 1/40 sec F2.0 ISO200

Overview of the church ceremony taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF18mm F2.0 R shot at 1/40 sec F2.0 ISO200

Bridesmaids taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.4 ISO1000

Bridesmaids taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.4 ISO1000

Bride's bouquet taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.8 ISO1250

Bride’s bouquet taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.8 ISO1250

Bride and Groom portrait taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.4 ISO500

Bride and Groom portrait taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.4 ISO500

Wedding cake shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F1.4 ISO640

Wedding cake shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F1.4 ISO640

Bride in traditional Kadazan outfit shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F1.4 ISO1600

Bride in traditional Kadazan outfit shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 R shot at 1/50 sec F1.4 ISO1600

Bride's sister singing shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.4 ISO3200

Bride’s sister singing shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.4 ISO3200

Bride's sister singing shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.4 ISO2000

Bride’s sister singing shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF60mm F2.4 R macro shot at 1/90 sec F2.4 ISO2000

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Hindu wedding at the Sri Sakthi Eswari temple in Petaling Jaya

Originally posted 2012-11-28 22:12:26.

Hindu wedding at the Sri Sakthi Eswari Temple Grant Corban

Last weekends Hindu wedding between Prakash and Madeline was held at the Sri Sakthi Eswari temple in Petaling Jaya. The wedding dinner was held at the Yuk Chai Chinese School the following evening. It was a fun event and surprisingly I ran into one of my previous couples and the parents of one of another one of my past brides. Looks like I will be meeting him again over Christmas when we do some family portraits as everyone is back home for the holidays.

Camera’s used: Nikon D3, Canon 5D Mk3

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Designer wedding gowns by Vera Wang, Badgley Mishka, St Pucchi, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Madeline Gardner, Monique Lhuillier, and Pronovias Costura

Originally posted 2017-12-07 14:36:45.

Featuring gowns by Vera Wang, Badgley Mishka, St Pucchi, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Madeline Gardner, Pronovias Costura, and Monique Lhuillier

Featuring gowns by Vera Wang, Badgley Mishka, St Pucchi, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Madeline Gardner, Pronovias Costura, and Monique Lhuillier

 

I think all ladies would like to wear a beautiful gown by a New York designer for their wedding day. The problem is they are out of most peoples price range. One of my friends in the wedding industry has come to the rescue. We would like to offer you the chance to wear a beautiful designer wedding gown for your pre-wedding shoot. For free. Yes! For FREE!!
Its a great opportunity so please book soon!

So which designers are on offer? I have wedding gowns by the following:

  • Vera Wang
  • Badgley Mishka
  • St Pucchi
  • Reem Acra
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Madeline Gardner
  • Monique Lhuillier
  • Pronovias Costura

They are available in my studio in Petaling Jaya. You may use for your pre-wedding, or wedding shoot, or if you prefer you can buy them out right at a very affordable price point! I look forward to hearing from you.

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This wedding gown retailed for USD30,000. You have access to it when you book your pre-wedding with me

Carolina Herrera Wedding Gown in Malaysia

Carolina Herrera wedding gowns are beustiful

A Badgley Mishka wedding gown

Badgley Mishka

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A lovely Reem Acra wedding gown

Carolina Herrera Wedding Gown in Malaysia

You can get designs by Carolina Herrera

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Another beautiful gown you can use for free for your pre-wedding shoot

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A Monique Lhuillier wedding gown

Wedding Gown by Mori Lee

Wedding Gown by Mori Lee

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A Badgley Mishka wedding gown

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A Vera Wang wedding gown. Beautiful.

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I have gowns from Pronovias Costura

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St Pucchi makes lovely wedding gowns

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I have gowns by Vera Wang

 

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

Originally posted 2012-11-16 14:12:00.

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.

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Welcome to the Cockliffe

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Dad never looked so happy.

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

The happy couple

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Portraits inside Cockliffe

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Mark and Liz really looked the part on the day.

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

The weather held up well

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Kids had lots of fun in the private grounds

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Liz looked so happy

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Time to welcome the guests

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

The wedding dinner was held outside in a pavillion

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

A peek at the decor from the door

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Beautiful roses

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Very pretty wedding cake

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Table settings looked perfect. The gold star is a sparkler.

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Feeling hungry already

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Guest books are always important to read through in the years to come.

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

The food at the Cockliffe was great.

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Cameras out

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Sparklers…do not tell health and safety!

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

One of our future UK grooms

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Another view of a happy dad

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

One of our future UK brides

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Dad shares a private moment

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

First dance

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Getting close to dusk

Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Twilight at 10:30pm. Goodnight

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

Originally posted 2012-11-15 13:45:38.

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

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. Hock Seng and I stayed in Nottingham proper, within walking distance of the train station, but headed out to Teversal to cover the bridal prep, wedding and reception.

The church selected for the wedding ceremony was St Katherines in Teversal. Originally built in 1170, parts of this church are over EIGHT HUNDRED YEARS OLD! Other parts of the church are more modern and date from the 17th and 18th centuries. The interior is original.

The wedding breakfast was held at the Cockliffe Country House Hotel & Restaurant. I am including a separate post for that part of the wedding here as there are simply too many photos for one page.

For photographers reading this, a couple of lesson to be learned. Both Hock Seng and myself were shooting with the at the time, top of the line Canon 20D. I have since then switched to predominantly Nikon but that is another story entirely. We shot in RAW, and this was way back in 2006. Here’s a couple of things I learned. First, camera technology has advanced staggeringly since then. Just viewing the RAW files which I still have, shows me that todays cameras are so much better, so stay up with technology. The amount of extraneous colour noise artifacts from the 20Ds even at low ISO’s is disappointing when viewed with todays camera technology in mind. The second lesson has everything to do with why we shoot in RAW format. The RAW processing software we have today meant I could re-edit these images and extract a TON more data out of the photos than I could back in 2006 when these were taken. This was especially apparent in the retention of detail in the highlight and shadow detail areas. Detail in blown highlights came back, as dis shadow area details. The addition of lens correction algorithms in modern editing software has made many of the photos look new. I have made them an unexpected gift to Mark and Liz more than 6 years after their wedding.

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

Originally posted 2012-11-13 14:09:37.

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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 from all over the world to be in attendance. Photos featured below.

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Langkawi and Pangkor Laut Beach and Resort Weddings

Originally posted 2012-11-10 09:07:40.

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.

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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 – Wedding at the Datai Langkawi

Jonathan and Sonia – Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Dominic and Lauren – Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Reg and Lisa – Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi 

Vanessa and Christopher – Four Seasons Langkawi



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Birthday and Anniversary Photography

Originally posted 2012-11-05 18:13:42.

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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 to shoot the photographs for my Father’s 70th birthday party at the Ritz-Carlton in Kuala Lumpur, February 2011. Grant even went the extra mile to make himself available to attend our food-tasting dinner a month earlier, such that he could familiarise himself with our main family members and to personally discuss my father’s requests and expectations of the photography. At the event, Grant was punctual, professional, and personable. He shot the event in accordance with our instructions and focused on the birthday-boy whilst still capturing shots of everybody in attendance, including all the family members and VIP’s. Throughout the night, despite being the only Caucasian at the event, Grant was discrete and blended in so as to not be a distraction. In the end, he delivered a skilful combination of both candid and posed shots, filled with happiness and the masterfully captured emotions of the moment. Both soft-copies and hard-copies of the photographs were delivered by Grant in a timely manner, without any fuss about photo-rights (which some other professional photographers make an issue off). As such, I would highly recommend Grant’s services, and look forward to using his services again, sooner rather than later.” ~ Lester Seow

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

Originally posted 2012-10-27 21:57:30.

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

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 new house before heading down to St Thomas Church. After a sweet intimate service and a really tasty lunch at the church (roast lamb is ALWAYS a winner!!!) we headed back to the Hyatt Regency on the beach front for portraits.

As is usual for us portraits were done on the actual day. It was VERY hot and as the middle of the day is usually not conducive due to the harsh shadows the sun gives, we looked for window light. As you can see from the photo above this worked great. The beautiful photo featuring the beach and sea behind the lovely couple was tricky. Three flashes were used, two on full power, whilst the other one was held way out behind them to give some separation to the image. It was a long way down so good job we didn’t drop that light!

Dinner was obviously fun, as you can see from the photography below. At the end of the wedding banquet we finished as we started, with a family group photo, albeit much bigger.

Cameras used were my trusty Nikon D3 and the new Canon 5DmkIII. Every time I look at my beat up D3 camera thinking it’s time to replace it I just need to look at how great the photos it produces to bring me back to earth . The top photo is with the D3.

Prospective brides often ask me how many images we shoot on the day so I will try to remember to include the number in future posts. For this wedding there were 801 photos in total.

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

Originally posted 2012-10-06 14:26:22.

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!

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

Originally posted 2012-09-30 14:56:56.

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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. Melissa’s sister sang beautifully in the church and later the following day at the wedding banquet which was held in the Hyatt hotel. The interesting drink in the bamboo cups is the local rice spirit, akin to Japanese Sake I believe.

Points of interest for wedding photographers reading this are that for this wedding I used FujiFilm’s new X-Pro1 camera which was on loan to me, and for the super wide photos I used Sigma’s new 12-24mm.  Both performed admirably. The other thing I hope you notice is how far back we stand from the action. Whilst wedding photographers cannot be invisible (which would be ideal!) we do try to be as unobtrusive as possible. A good longer lens like a 70-200  zoom really helps to achieve this.

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

Originally posted 2012-09-22 00:20:54.

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

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’s house whilst Selvam, one of several professional photographers I work with, headed over to Lee’s house. The plan was to meet up at Jean’s for the bargaining and then out into the garden for the wedding ceremony. Garden weddings work well in Malaysia but can sometimes be tricky to photograph as our sun is a bit merciless. For the keen photographers out there who are faced with the challenges outdoor shoots hold, make sure you shoot in RAW as the contrast range is well beyond the capabilities of jpeg processing in current cameras.

From the photos you will see there was very much an England theme, and I think you will agree the boys look striking in their Union Jack aprons! After a fairly fun bargaining session, where we learned all about chickens and eggs, it was on into the garden for a small and intimate Christian wedding ceremony performed by their pastor. A quick change and then the tea ceremony followed.

During the early evening we headed down to the beach and were lucky enough to catch the last rays of sunset for some portraits and then on into the Shangrila Tanjung Aru for the wedding dinner. I have included a photo of how Jean and Lee helped their guests find their tables. I hope you get some ideas from it. The end of the evening featured the Sumazou a traditional dance in East Malaysia which I happen to like quite a bit.

All in all a great wedding in East Malaysia.
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Special thanks to my colleague, photographer Selvam Shanmugam for accompanying me on this trip.  work review

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Mark and May Choo’s Wedding in Winford, Bristol

Originally posted 2012-08-23 21:27:51.

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

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 wedding celebration, so finally I got the call and invite to head up to England yet again.The wedding was planned to be in the small town of Winford, just outside of Bristol at the small historic parish church of St. Mary and St. Peter.

The first day we headed into Bristol itself to do some portraits, then back to the church for some shots around it. Next day we started at about 10am with makeup and hair and then the service at 1pm. Mark’s uncle supplied his classic Austin A40 as the awesome wedding car. Don’t you agree it looks sweet!

Once the traditional ceremony was finished there was a confetti toss as the couple left the church. It got everywhere and I still find confetti from the wedding in my camera bag  up until today.

After the ceremony it was all back to the Winford pub, and easy 5 minute walk and then the wedding breakfast (we call it a wedding reception back in Malaysia). The three tiered cake represented the three main countries Mark and May have shared their lives together in, Malaysia, Australia, and the UK

Tech Specs: Camera Nikon D3s. No flash allowed in church.

Mark and May Choo's wedding St. Mary and St Peter Winford, Bristol

Words to live by

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Portraits in the Church Grounds

Mark and May Choo's wedding St. Mary and St Peter Winford, Bristol

Mark deserved a nice portrait. Nikon 85mm F1.4G

Mark and May Choo's wedding portraits in Winford and Bristol

It’s not bigger on the inside

Mark and May Choo's wedding St. Mary and St Peter Winford, Bristol

Traditional Touch

Mark and May Choo's wedding St. Mary and St Peter Winford, Bristol Beautiful bouquet

Stunning flowers for the wedding bouquet

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The worlds cutest wedding car

cutest wedding car in the world

The cutest driver of the worlds cutest wedding car

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Comes up smelling of roses

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A wee bit of a squeeze

Mark and May Choo's wedding St. Mary and St Peter Winford, Bristol cute wedding car

The cutest Wedding car in the world

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Leisurely walk in to church.

Mark and May Choo's wedding St. Mary and St Peter Winford, Bristol

The grooms parents

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Cheeky 🙂

Mark and May Choo's wedding St. Mary and St Peter Winford, Bristol

Mum and Dad

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The three stages of their courtship was spread across three nations, each represented on the cake

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Malaysia, Sydney, and the UK.

Mark and May Choo's wedding St. Mary and St Peter Winford, Bristol

Time for a pint and relax.

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Fuji X-Pro1 at a Passion Road Wedding

Originally posted 2012-08-05 01:21:55.

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 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

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 Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/40sec, F2.8, ISO3200

Champagne bottle photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/40sec, F2.8, ISO3200

Testing the out of focus effect with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F2.8, ISO3200

Testing the out of focus effect with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F2.8, ISO3200

Testing the shallow depth of field with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F2.2, ISO1250

Testing the shallow depth of field with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F2.2, ISO1250

Testing the speed of focus on the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F2.2, ISO640

Testing the speed of focus on the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F2.2, ISO640

Bride getting ready. Shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F2.2, ISO3200

Bride getting ready. Shot with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F2.2, ISO3200

Getting arty. Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/220sec, F2.2, ISO400

Getting arty. Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/220sec, F2.2, ISO400

Dapper groom. Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/60sec, F1.4, ISO400. Nice bokeh.

Dapper groom. Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/60sec, F1.4, ISO400. Nice bokeh.

Wedding Lamborghini detail shots: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/120sec, F1.4, ISO400.

Wedding Lamborghini detail shots: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/120sec, F1.4, ISO400.

Table detail shot: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/150sec, F1.4, ISO400.

Table detail shot: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/150sec, F1.4, ISO400.

Wedding cake: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO400.

Wedding cake: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO400.

Flower girl: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO800.

Flower girl: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO800.

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

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

Dinner candid: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO1600.

Dinner candid: Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO1600.

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

Originally posted 2012-08-02 20:03:01.

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’s father, sister, and nephews and neice all flew out from Japan to enjoy the experience.

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A Wedding at Calvary Church Damansara Heights and Dinner at Ciao Restaurant

Originally posted 2012-04-21 11:09:57.

This wedding was held at Calvary Church Damansara Heights and followed by a dinner at the Ciao Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.

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Fujifilm and Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Originally posted 2012-02-22 14:00:33.

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 and supplement products with proven efficacy.

Not many know that oxidation – the leading cause of freckles and skin ageing – is responsible for colour fading in photographs. FUJIFILM has applied its advanced understanding of the process of anti-oxidation technology to create ASTALIFT’s award-winning anti-ageing products.

What’s more, Collagen “an important structural protein in human skin “ is also the key ingredient for photographic film. FUJIFILM, harnessing its nearly 80 years of collagen research, has effectively channeled this area of expertise to ASTALIFT’s products.

FUJIFILM has also applied its proprietary knowledge of nanotechnology for exposing and colour developing in film to allow high concentrations of ultra-fine skin-nourishing ingredients to be delivered effectively and deeply to targeted levels of the skin, while preserving their efficacy.

FUJIFILM’s strengths in image analysing technologies gleaned from our vast experience in the photographic and medical fields have also been used in skin tone reproduction technology to enhance one’s looks in the cosmetics field.

Inspired by skin cell research. Powered by proprietary nano technology.”

So if you are keen on knowing more please visit their web site here or their facebook page here.

Fujifilm show room entrance in Menara Axis

Fujifilm show room entrance in Menara Axis

Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Astalift consultation and meeting room in Menara Axis

Astalift consultation and meeting room in Menara Axis

Astalift entry way in Menara Axis

Astalift entry way in Menara Axis

Another view of the Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Another view of the Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Another view of the Astalift meeting room in Menara Axis

Another view of the Astalift meeting room in Menara Axis

Square on view of the Fujifilm show room entrance in Menara Axis

Square on view of the Fujifilm show room entrance in Menara Axis

Additional view of the Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Additional view of the Astalift show room in Menara Axis

Closer cropped view of the Fujifilm/Astalift show room entrance in Menara Axis

Closer cropped view of the Fujifilm/Astalift show room entrance in Menara Axis

Featured in Expatriate Lifestyles Magazine 2012

Originally posted 2012-02-02 19:21:30.

Expat Lifestyles Magazine on Grant Corban Wedding Photography

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.

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Areena and Faiq’s Wedding Dinner Reception at the Shangrila

Originally posted 2012-01-25 22:08:16.

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.

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