Results: Chinese Weddings

Photos from various Chinese Weddings. These include Traditional and Christian Weddings

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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 »

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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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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 »

Beach wedding at Meritus Pelangi Resort Langkawi

Wedding at the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi

Mid week beach wedding at the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa on Langkawi Island. Bride is working in Shanghai and her groom from Taiwan. Originally posted 2014-10-01 17:45:35.View full post »

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Pre Wedding Portraits at the Aloft Hotel in KL Sentral

This set of pre wedding portraits were taken at the Aloft hotel in KL Sentral. The Aloft Hotel is a really nice location for weddings and one of  the really interesting features of the hotel is that the wedding couple can drive their wedding car right up and INTO the ballroom. Cool or what?   Originally posted 2014-05-15 15:50:09.View full post »

Why hire a professional wedding photographer vs amateur

The real cost of hiring a cheapest photographer. Starts with “P” and rhymes with “Rain

“When you start planning your wedding, you enter into a whole new world that can come with a shockingly high price tag.  It’s natural to look for places to cut corners, but here are some facts to consider before hiring an amateur photographer for your wedding day. 1. The number one regret of couples after the wedding is not investing more money in a photographer. When the wedding is over, all you have left are your photographs.  Unfortunately, it’s not until AFTER the wedding that mostView full post »

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Wedding at the Holy Spirit Church, Greenlane, Penang and banquet at the Park Royal Batu Ferringhi

Jaclyn and Michael’s wedding was held in the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenlane, Penang.  It was a smaller wedding but loads of fun as everyone knew each other. Jaclyn had a beautiful dress as you can see in her portraits. The other nice touch was on her shoes in the very first photo below. Very cute 🙂 The  portraits were mostly conducted at the very crowded Batu Ferringhi Beach. (Some claim it is where “First Contact” originally happened 🙂 ). Lots ofView full post »

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Wilfred and Chintia’s Wedding in Pekanbaru, Sumatra.

Beautiful flowers at the church in Pekanbaru, Indonesia Just back yesterday from covering a church wedding in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia. Saw lots of friends from City Harvest Church in Subang Jaya as most of the friends in attendance know the bride and groom from their student days studying in Sunway/Taylors colleges. Pastor Kevin from City Harvest Subang was in attendance and made mention that it was the biggest reunion of the Indonesian contingent from City Harvest. All the old leadersView full post »

Putrajaya Wedding Portrait Photography

Geoff and Ellies’ Wedding in Taiping and Putrajaya

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 »

Smallest Wedding Ever in St Barnabas Church Klang

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 »

Wedding Banquet Champagne at Berjaya Times Square

Wedding in St Johns Cathedral and Berjaya Times Square

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 »

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

Fujifilm X-Pro1 as a wedding camera

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 »

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

Beautiful Kadazan Bride Sacred Heart Church Kota Kinabalu

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

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

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

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 »

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

Fuji X-Pro1 at a Passion Road Wedding

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 »