The Front entrance of Restoran Fei Chui in Kajang. Lots of parking below and behind.
We covered a Chinese wedding in Kajang over the last two weekends. I didn’t know of Restoran (restaurant) Fei Chui, nor that it was such a capacious venue. I think it is busy with weddings most weekends as it is likely THE major wedding banquet restaurant venue in the Kajang area. Very good banquet experience. The food was good (not always the case at wedding banquets) primarily because they are aView full post »
Wedding at the Datai Resort Langkawi, Malaysia
I have been moving all of my older weddings from decaying DVD’s onto a new server and have been coming across some real gems of weddings that we have covered over the past 15 years(!) I realise now that when I moved from my old HTML 1.0 web site to wordpress that hundreds of my older wedding posts never followed us along! Ouch! So I am busy picking out some of them for reposting as time permits. This wedding is from December 2005. Back thenView full post »
These photos are from a recent product photography shoot we did for Hartelega. Hartelega employs about 6,000 people and make 1 BILLION gloves per month, mostly for export. They are an OEM rubber glove producer for medical companies all over the world including Japan and the USA. The term “rubber gloves” covers both Latex and Nitrile glove materials. Nitrile gloves complement normal latex gloves as they are more resistant than natural rubber to oils and acids** and are about 300%View full post »
Unless you are in the industry, many people don’t know that Malaysia is well known worldwide for making rubber gloves for many international brands. I know I didn’t until we headed down to Hartalega to take photos for some of their managers and directors for their Annual Report. I will do some posting of our product shoot – in which I was the hand model! 🙂 – in another posting but for now lets see how great their managers look.
These images were shot in their new officeView full post »
I do family photography in various studios or on location all over KL. This one is in Puchong for one of my former colleagues.
Originally posted 2013-08-09 17:52:34.View full post »
Geoff and Ellie had flown in from Canada so they could celebrate with Ellie’s parents in the town of Taiping where they held a traditional Chinese Tea ceremony and banquet dinner for the family. Geoff’s folks flew down from Canada to enjoy the ceremonies and they were also joined by his brother and sister in law from Japan. Traditional Chinese weddings include giving of tea by the couple to all of their older relations, and receiving tea from their younger relations. It is aView full post »
The happy couple at the wedding banquet in the Equatorial hotel
A Punjabi Hindu wedding. Anusha’s mum had just outlined her daughter’s upcoming wedding day in Melaka as we sat in the local Starbucks enjoying a coffee. I have been the photographer for many Hindu weddings in the past and I have shot quite a number of Sikh weddings as well, so the fusion of the Punjabi culture and Hindu religion promised a very colourful couple of days with lots of fun.
The wedding day started with theView full post »
Freda Liu of BFM
Just a quick post today as I am very busy at present with a variety of photography shoots: On Saturday I had a short studio portrait shoot with Freda Liu of BFM. It was a fun, relaxed photo shoot and we were finished in what seemed like no more than 60 minutes.
For those who don’t know Freda (most probably those living outside of Malaysia) she is one of the producers and presenters of “Enterprise” and “Tech Talk” on BFM 89.9. She has conductedView full post »
Agnes contacted me from Japan where she has been living for the past 8 years. She was coming back to Malaysia to get her marriage with her fiance Isao registered with the government. As she had been away for so long she was a bit out of touch with the wedding industry so asked me if I could:
Arrange a wedding gown
Arrange a suit for the groom
Arrange a church
Arrange a minister
Arrange a make up and hair stylist
Arrange a bouquet
Arrange a wedding car
Recommend a hotel for easy access to theView full post »
The Wedding Champagne Fountain. Time for Yum Seng!
Ben and Yin’s wedding was both a special day for them and a unique one in Malaysia’s wedding photography industry. Why? Because my friend Mr How brought along his brand new Canon 200-400 F4L, The first and only one in Malaysia. I will share more on this lens at the end of this posting and have tagged several of the images below that show it in use.
Ben is the last of three brothers who have asked us to be their weddingView full post »
The Bubu hotel viewed from the end of the arrival jetty.
After my trip to beautiful Perhentian I thought I would do a quick write up on my experience. If you have never been I have one word for you: GO!
How to get there: There are three ways I know of. Take the bus, drive, or fly. I have heard the bus trip is 9 hours, driving all the way is likely only an option if you have two drivers (please do not be the sleepy dead hero and do it solo in one go), or fly. I decided to fly with my preferredView full post »
Last week I endured the heat and severe sunburn (left the sunscreen in the hotel room aaargh!!!!)Â on Perhentian for a honey moon shoot…OK endured is a harsh word….in reality ENJOYED is a the totally accurate term!Â :-)Â 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” isView full post »
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.
Xandra Ooi in a beautiful red gown
Xandra Ooi in a beautiful wedding gown
Beautiful Wedding Car surrounded by the gorgeous models
Originally posted 2013-05-24 11:15:00.View full post »
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 aView full post »
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.
Originally posted 2013-05-07 21:14:58.View full post »
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.Â 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 receptionView full post »
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.Â 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 withView full post »
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’sView full post »
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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.View full post »
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.View full post »
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 andView full post »
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 5DView full post »
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!View full post »
After their wedding (view here) Mark and Liz joined their wedding guests for the reception held in the idyllic surroundings of the Cockliffe Country House Hotel & Restaurant. They opted for a canopy and tent which gave the images a beautiful diffused light. The weather held up well, which in turn meant we could all enjoy the grounds both before, during and after the reception. We had covered portraits at the church but opted for a few more inside Cockliffe as well.
Cockliffe Country HouseView full post »
Mark and Liz Barleys Wedding St-Katherines in Teversal, Nottingham
Mark and Liz’s wedding was in July, 2006 at St Katherines in the village of Teversal, in Nottinghamshire. Robin Hoods territory. This was the first of a series of weddings I covered in the UK which spawned off a wedding I had covered in Kuala Lumpur for one of there friends. It was at that time that we made our acquaintances and Mark and Liz took a gamble in having us come out to photograph their wedding for them. HockView full post »
Tremayne and Chun Hua asked me to be their wedding photographer to cover their traditional Chinese wedding. The day started off with bridal make up and hair styling at the Grand Dorsett Hotel in Subang followed by a very relaxed tea ceremony back at Tremayne’s family home. The whole family was very relaxed and the morning was enjoyable. Later in the week the family wedding reception was at the Ahyat Abalone Restaurant in Section 13, Petaling Jaya. It was great to see friends fly in fromView full post »
Welcome, you will find links and photos to several of the weddings we have covered at beaches and resorts here. Enjoy your browsing experience and for even more beach and resort weddings click on the following links at the bottom of this page.
Dac and Wai Pin ~ Wedding Photography at the Westin Langkawi
Adrienne and Blairs Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi
Chris and Joyce’s Wedding at the Four Seasons
Liz and Lucas – Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi
David and Nicki â€“View full post »
Birthday party by the sea in Port Dixon
I have had some enquiries whether I shoot birthdays as a photographer. Yes I do! I shoot birthdays for newborns, full moons, 5th birthdays, 30th, 40th, 65th and 80th birthdays as well as anniversaries. As many of these shoots are for children, VIPs and others who wish to keep their birthday celebrations discreet and private, I do not post these on-line.
Please contact me for details.
One of the recommendations I have for birthdays:
“I hired Grant toView full post »
The beautiful bride
Rebecca asked me to be her wedding photographer back in May this year. Like many of my out station brides the first time we met was the night before the wedding when we checked into our hotel. After that it was off to the rehearsal at St Thomas Church in the middle of Kuantan town. Rebecca’s family were most welcoming when we met them there and we went through the rehearsal with them.
The next morning we kicked the actual wedding day off with family photos at their newView full post »
Mac and Kevin approached me to be their wedding photographer earlier this year. it was a two day event with their Roman Catholic wedding at Our Lady of Lourdes in Klang, followed by lunch and their tea ceremony. It turned out to be one of the most fun tea ceremonies to date, possibly because lunch was so much fun.
A few weeks later we were down at Cyberview Lodge to cover the official wedding banquet dinner. As you can see it was a lot of fun!
Originally posted 2012-10-06 14:26:22.View full post »
Melissa and Donovan called me from Kota Kinabalu to ask whether I would be interested to fly over to be their wedding photographer for their big day in Sabah. Melissa is Kadazan which is an instant draw card for me. I have been the wedding photographer for a number of Sabahan’s in Kuala Lumpur and I have always enjoyed the traditional Sumazau dance which seems to get everyone up onto the dance floor regardless of race or religion. The church service was in Sacred Heart Cathedral.View full post »
Fan Jean and Lee’s Wedding at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru
Kota Kinabalu, beautiful location, lovely people. I first met FanJean when I was the wedding photographer at City Harvest Church (CHC) in Subang Jaya several years ago, and when she contacted me to be her wedding photographer back in her home town of Kota Kinabalu I leapt at the chance. Her family were very welcoming and showed me where to get the freshest seafood in KK the night before the wedding.
Next day I headed to Jean’sView full post »
Wedding at the Parish Church of St. Mary and St Peter Winford
Keep Calm and Carry On! Words I wish every bride I met would take to heat, and very much the theme for Mark and May. Two of the loveliest people I know.
Johnny, Hock Seng and I were their wedding photographers when they were married back here in Malaysia. After the wedding the migrated down to Australia but when ever they were back in KL they would give me a buzz to remind me they wanted me to be up in Winford for their UK weddingView full post »
Too early to comment too much on the Fuji X-Pro1 for now but I brought one along with the 35mm lens to a wedding at Passion Road in Ampang to use along side our pro-cameras. I will let the images speak for themselves, but I think I like it.
Bride’s sister photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO1250
Bride’s shoes photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO640
Champagne bottle photographed with the FujiView full post »
Naoko is from Japan and works at the PJ Hilton as the wedding and events manager. Her wedding was held at theÂ Hilton in Central, Kuala Lumpur. I was delighted when she called me regarding being her actual day wedding photographer. There were lots of friends from the hotel industry present and as you can see it was a fun wedding day. The day started with a traditional Chinese Bridal bargaining, and then moved on to a traditional Tea Ceremony and then a mighty fine dinner. Naoko’sView full post »
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