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Grant has covered 600-700 weddings around the world and this experience really shows in his love and passion for covering them.

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Wedding Album Design for Greg and Jen’s Wedding at City Harvest Church, Subang

Greg and Jen had a fantastic wedding celebration in CHC (City Harvest Church) Subang. Their Dinner was at the Bankers Club in KL. Here is their albums design. Originally posted 2007-03-03 02:52:44.View full post »

Luis and Lai Kin’s Wedding at St Andrews Church KL and the Shangrila Hotel

Luis and Lai Kin had an Anglican wedding at  St Andrews Presbyterian Church on Jalan Raja Chulan in KL. Lai Kin had a beautiful wedding gown and was taken to St Andrews in a classic Rolls Royce. Afterwards we went back for the Chinese Tea ceremony, and then back to the Shangrila Hotel for the large dinner banquet. Please note that some of the black and white photos below are scans from black and white film negatives. Cameras used include the Nikon D200, Canon 5DMk1, and Canon 1V filmView full post »

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Montage Album Design for Alvin and Yoon Bee. The Wedding Dinner was at the Eastin Hotel

Wedding Album Design for Alvin and Yoon Bee. Their wedding was in Cheras and Kajang followed by a Dinner at the Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya. Originally posted 2006-12-02 01:53:22.View full post »

Lewis and Eunice wedding at the Renaissance Marriot Hotel

Montage Album Design for Lewis and Eunice. Wedding at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Lewis and Eunice celebrated their wedding in the traditional way with Chinese tea ceremonies followed by portraits and a dinner at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. After choosing their photos we designed the following wedding album. Originally posted 2006-11-15 13:45:36.View full post »

Wedding Photography at St John's Cathedral

Montage Wedding Album for Mark and Pam’s Wedding at St John’s Cathedral

Mark and Pam contacted me to be the photographer for their wedding at St John’s Cathedral in central Kuala Lumpur. Pam looked stunning in her wedding saree and as can be seen in the walk in photos, there was a large entourage of children as bridesmaids, flower girls, page boys etc. The photos below are from their portrait style montage album. Originally posted 2006-11-15 13:45:35.View full post »

Marcus and kathy's Wedding St Ignatius Church

Montage Wedding Album Design for Marcus and Kathy’s Wedding at St Ignatius Church Petaling Jaya

Montage wedding album design for Marcus and Kathy. Their wedding was in St. Ignatius Church, Petaling Jaya. Dinner was at the Grand Plaza Park Royal hotel. Marcus and Kathy now reside in New Zealand, my home land. Originally posted 2006-08-26 01:47:33.View full post »

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David and Sally’s Montage Wedding Album Design: Wedding at City Harvest Church Subang Jaya

David and Sally asked me to be the wedding photographer as they celebrated their big day in City Harvest Church (CHC) in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. This is the old church building. They have some lovely new facilities now. Good to see a church flourishing so well. Originally posted 2006-08-05 01:40:00.View full post »

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Mark and Liz Barley’s Montage Wedding Album

This Montage album was designed and produced for Mark and Liz’s wedding in July, 2006 at St Katherines in the village of Teversal, in Nottinghamshire. Their reception was held at Cockliffe Country House Hotel & Restaurant. Originally posted 2006-07-08 00:13:15.View full post »

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Hamish and Lynettes Wedding at SFX and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Lynette was the wedding co-ordinator for the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Kuala Lumpur when she contacted me to cover her wedding to her fiance Hamish. They decided to honor the traditions of both their heritages, and decided to have both a Hindu temple wedding and Roman Catholic ceremony. For the temple wedding Lynette and her friends all dressed up in sarees and looked very elegant. The ceremony was at the Sri Sakthi Easwary Temple in SS3. The Roman Catholic wedding was held at  St FrancisView full post »

Wedding at Carcosa Seri Negara Kuala Lumpur

Wedding Dinner at the Carcosa Seri Negara

Ming and Ezane’s wedding was held at the luxury hotel Carcosa Seri Negara in the heart of  Kuala Lumpur.  The hotel consists of two mansions dating from colonial times. They were the residence of the British Governor General and Queen Elizabeth has previously stayed there, making it a fairly exclusive place to hold a wedding. The name Carcosa Seri Negara is given to describe both venues as one building is named “Carcosa”, whilst the other is the “Seri Negara.” ManyView full post »

Montage Wedding Album Design Lake Club Alex and Yuchi

Montage Wedding Album Design for Alex and Yuchi

Wedding Album Design for Alex and Yuchi. Alex and Yuchi celebrated their wedding day with a Buddhist Temple Wedding and then followed it up with a dinner at the Lake Club. Montage Wedding Album Design: Alex and Yuchi’s wedding at the Lake Club Originally posted 2006-01-07 01:34:41.View full post »

Romantic Portraits at the Avillion Port Dixon

Tyler and Chin Vens pre-wedding portraits were taken at the Avillion in Port Dixon using black and white film. This was 2005 and the industry was in the middle of changing over from digital to film based photography. Film has a magical romantic quality all of its own. Please note the following images have been transferred from my old site when we were all “Internet load speed” compromised. That’s a fancy way of saying that they are of lower resolution than more recent weddings.View full post »

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Victor and Michele’s Wedding in Tirtha Uluwatu Bali

Been digging around the archives and finding some of our older weddings. This one was in Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali. We went down in 2005 to shoot this for Victor and Michele. This is the montage poster we produced for them. I will look around to find more photos from their wedding to fill this out later on. Originally posted 2005-07-22 23:23:00.View full post »

Wedding Photographer City Harvest Church Pastor Kevin and Esther

The Wedding of Pastor Kevin Loo to Esther Ku in City Harvest Church

Pastor Kevin and Esther’s Wedding in City Harvest Church I have been going through the archives and posting up these golden oldies recently. Here’s Pastor Kevin and Esthers wedding in City Harvest Church (CHC), Subang Jaya. When they asked me to be their wedding photographer I didn’t realise that I was going to end up covering weddings for almost the entire leadership team. City Harvest Church has moved into a newer, larger and nicer lit building. These photos were taken inView full post »

Malaysians Dushen and Sherris Wedding in Ubud Bali

Dushen and Sherri’s Wedding in Ubud Bali

Dushen and Sherri had a huge multi day wedding back in Kuala Lumpur, but had a smaller intimate and really fun filled wedding in Ubud Bali. The first night was a cool chill out at the Jazz Cafe, a well known restaurant and night spot followed the next day with a wedding ceremony put together by their friends. These photos tell part of their story. Technical: Camera used was the Canon 20D with the 17-40L, 50mm 1.4 and 85 F1.8. Thankfully DSLRs have advanced quite substantially from 2005 as theView full post »

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Peter and Dianne’s Renewal of vows in St Andrews Church and Dinner at the Carcosa Seri Negara

I know Peter and Dianne from Calvary Church in Damansara Heights (now relocated to the Calvary Convention Centre in Bukit Jalil). They wanted to do a renewal of vows and opted for St Andrews Church in Raja Chulan. An officiant flew up from Singapore to do the rites as they are done back in Peters home town. Regarding the standing on chairs and kissing….it’s a traditional thing. 🙂 The black and whites were shot on Ilford film hence the “sand-grain” look. Digital camerasView full post »

Montage Wedding Album for Cheryl and Jinhun

Old Traditions Made New: Like most weddings we shoot the bride and groom had FUN!  Cheryl and Jin’s wedding started as a traditional Chinese wedding, complete with bargaining and tea ceremony, progressed to wedding portraiture at the Sheraton imperial, and then on into a dinner and party.  As always, the photography for the portraiture was done on the wedding day. We schedule about an hour for formal during the day, either in your home or at the hotel venue. This not only saves youView full post »

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Jehan and Shariman’s Traditional Malay Wedding captured on black and white film

Jehan and Shariman’s traditional Malay wedding was shot on Black and White film and then scanned for this web site. It was a happy day for both of them and this is certainly apparent when you view the photos. Malaysia is a melting pot of foods and cultures and is one of the reasons I love living here. Traditions like Henna came from India and are commonplace at Malay weddings. The intricate patterns are quite something. The University of Maryland contacted me as they were keen on usingView full post »

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Paul and Marissa’s Montage Wedding Album. Carcosa Seri Negara.

Paul and Marissa had a wedding covering several days and really laid it on for their friends and family who flew in from around the world. Day one was a welcome dinner at tamarind Hill. Day two the wedding at the Carcosa Seri Negara. Day three was a wedding banquet at the JW Marriott, held in a function room due to the smaller size of the dinner. Their wedding album page designs are included below for your viewing pleasure.   Originally posted 2004-04-10 22:04:44.View full post »

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Chinese New Year Family Reunion Photo Sessions

Just a quick post today. I suddenly realised Chinese New Year is just around the corner! It is the time when families get together and celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. Over the season I do a lot of family shoots, both in my studio as well as at some of the larger Chinese New Year reunion dinner celebrations. So that means if you are planning on booking me please let me know soon to avoid disappointment. In the meantime let me share what I usually do in the studio for familyView full post »

Anna from That Special Occasion’s Wedding Photography

“My mother in law didn’t understand why I changed my wedding date to get Grant to cover our special day. Once she saw his photos she knew why!” Anna Lee is the co-owner and partner of That Special Occasion, as well as a good friend of mine and I was very please to be asked to photograph her wedding in 2002. Digital SLRs were rare and pricey at that time, so we shot film. I used Ilford Delta 400 and 3,200 black and white film to take these images. Their wedding was celebratedView full post »

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A Tudung Catalogue Shoot for an Online Store Web Catalogue

I was approached to shoot the online catalogue for a new web store specialising in selling imported Tudungs. One of the advantages of having my studio in Petaling Jaya is having makeup and changing facilities easily at hand. It was a fun and fast moving photo shoot thanks to the lovely models. Originally posted 2016-11-12 12:13:50.View full post »

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Renewal Lutheran Church Wedding of Patrick and Evelyn

“Hi Grant!!! I have downloaded all the beautiful pictures!! Love it! 🙂 Thank you!! Cheers! ~Evelyn” I LOVE getting this type of feed back and it is always nice to hear. Sadly so many people deny themselves good photography on their wedding day citing it is too expensive little realizing that the only thing that will definitely increase in value after their wedding day are the photos. Evelyn and Patrick’s wedding was held at Renewal Lutheran Church, the Oasis of Care, inView full post »

Discreet wedding photographer

Tips for Capturing a Wedding Discreetly without being a Distraction

I was asked recently by another photographer to write a post about one of the distinguishing features of my own particular shooting style. That is, how to capture a wedding discreetly, without being a distraction to the proceedings. I think we need to examine why this is important, as well as the factors which enable you to be discreet. I have been shooting weddings for nearly 25 years, and so I have managed to think this through a fair bit. Also with my corporate work I shoot on set whileView full post »

Wedding at Renewal Lutheran Church Oasis of Care PJ of Sarah and Louis

Wedding at Renewal Lutheran Church of Sarah and Louis

“Thank you for all the photos, they’re so lovely! It was very thoughtful of U to add the little surprise in as well 🙂 “~ Sarah Sarah an Louis celebrated their wedding at Renewal Lutheran Church aka Oasis of Care, in Petaling Jaya.  It is a really warm and wonderful church. I have shot 3 or 4 weddings there over the years and I still remember the first time I was there how friendly the staff were. The wedding itself began with a Tea Ceremony at home, and then on to the churchView full post »

Wedding at Hilton Auckland Emma and Aiden

Emma and Aidans Wedding at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland New Zealand

Emma and Aidans wedding was held on a glorious summers day at the Hilton Hotel situated on Princes wharf in Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland is my home town and it was certainly a treat to head down there with my shooting partner Pacino Wong so we could capture this really spectacular wedding. The gown was beautiful and the pastel colours of the bridesmaids dresses was really pretty. Aiden and the lads really looked smart too. Hope you enjoy it. And if you are in Auckland planning a wedding,View full post »

Wedding portrait on top of Menara KL wedding

Wedding on Top of Menara KL (KL Tower)

Leena and Ravin’s wedding was held on top of Menara KL.  Leena is based in Qatar so we communicated on line to sort out all of the main details for the wedding. The big concern was that it has been the rainy season in KL and so we were all a bit nervous, especially because the day before the rain had been very heavy. Fortunately the two heavy deluges we could see from the tower during the ceremony completely missed us and we had a really nice experience. The wedding banquet was also heldView full post »

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A Wedding in Saint Barnabas Klang and Wedding reception at the KL Sentral Hilton

Annie and Andre’s wedding was a split affair between the traditional Bidayuh wedding in Kuching, Sarawak and dinner at the Hilton in KL Sentral. I only covered the Kuala Lumpur side, which included a church wedding at Saint Barnabas church in Klang. The decor at the Hilton was stunning. Really fine affair with everyone dressed up for a fantastic evening out. You cannot have a Bidayuh wedding without the traditional Tuak. It is called a rice wine but in reality it is much more like Sake orView full post »

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A Bulgarian/Punjabi wedding dinner at the Perhentian Island Resort

Recently I travelled up to Perhentian island off the east coast of Malaysia to cover a Bulgarian/Punjabi wedding. It was a pretty intense  5-6 hour trip as I ran from one wedding in KL to the airport for my flight, land travel then boat to get to the venue which was the Perhentian Island Resort. Within minutes of arrival I was able to set up my gear and get shooting the walk in for the sumptuous barbecue wedding dinner. There were a number of interesting Bulgarian traditions including theView full post »

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An Intimate Pastel Themed Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Steve and Natalia are from the UK and Russia respectively, and decided to have a beautiful intimate pastel themed wedding at one of my favourite resorts, the Four Seasons in Langkawi. Only two of the family could make it out to Malaysia and it was a wonderful experience despite it being one of the hottest days I can remember while shooting at this location. Steve enjoyed it so much he had a quick swim during the portrait session! The civil ceremony itself is usually fairly fast (5 minutes) so IView full post »

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A Wedding at the Majestic Hotel in KL, Ceremony at SFX Church, and Dinner Banquet at the Lake Club

Over Chinese New Year we covered a wonderful wedding in KL. We all started off at the Majestic Hotel which is simply beautiful. The wedding cars were a classic Rolls Royce and a Bentley which both wafted the wedding couple to SFX church in Petaling Jaya for their wedding ceremony. We then went to the Lake Gardens for portraiture and I would have to say the Fujifilm X-T1 paired with the Fuji 56mm APD 1.2 is simply stunning as a light weight portrait combination. It seemed I couldn’t take aView full post »

underwater pool portrait photography

Underwater “Mermaid” Pool Portrait Photography

I have started doing underwater photography in pools recently. It has been a long time coming as I have wanted to do it for years. Here is my first attempt and I would have to say both my model and I really enjoyed the session.  It’s now her Facebook banner and profile photo so I know she was more than happy. If you are interested in having a series of underwater photos taken let me know and we can proceed to plan a session together. I look forward to hearing from you soon. BTW: I canView full post »

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Malay Wedding and Bersanding in Kunak and the Promenade Hotel Tawau in Sabah, East Malaysia

Razli and Llis wedding was celebrated in both Kunak and Tawau, towns in Sabah, East Malaysia. The first evening was the traditional henna night in Lli’s kampong and included a karaoke and some of the best satay I have ever enjoyed. The following morning we went to the local Masjid (mosque) for the wedding ceremony, followed in the evening with a bersanding ceremony and dinner at the Promenade hotel in Tawau. Awesome satay!   Originally posted 2015-01-03 12:00:53.View full post »

International Wedding at the Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Jared and Marianna contacted me 3 days before their wedding ceremony to ask whether I was free to cover their wedding. Yes 3 days! How does that happen? Romantic story. Jared is originally from Malaysia , and was visiting relatives back here with his parents and siblings along with his Russian fiance Marianna, when the suggestion was made to have their wedding ceremony brought forward so all of the local relatives including his aging grandmother could attend. And so it happened! WeddingView full post »

Chinese Wedding and dinner at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa Grant Corban

Chinese Wedding at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa

Kimberley and Nicholas had their wedding at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa. Consisting of a Christian wedding ceremony, tea ceremony and then dinner. We were shooting with the Canon 5DMk3, Sony A7, and Nikon D750 cameras. We are brand agnostic, but at this wedding I discovered the D750 has an absolutely phenomenal exposure range. Please enjoy. Originally posted 2014-12-27 16:17:04.View full post »

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Indian Muslim Wedding in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Indian Muslim weddings share a mix of several cultural heritages which are familiar to Muslims, Hindus and Sikh customs. Always very colourful and full of the festivities that I love to shoot. These photos cover the engagement, Sangeet, wedding and final wedding banquet at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in central Kuala Lumpur, right next to the KLCC. I hope you love them! indian muslim sangeet kuala lumpur malaysia grant corban Originally posted 2014-12-27 02:18:49.View full post »