Results: Church Weddings

Christian Weddings from through out Malaysia – mostly

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Jay and Shireen’s Wedding at Puspanita Hall in Putrajaya

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Mark and May Choo’s Wedding in Winford, Bristol

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 »

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

This wedding was held at Calvary Church Damansara Heights and followed by a dinner at the Ciao Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. kahwin  perkahwinan Originally posted 2012-04-21 11:09:57.View full post »

John and Deborah’s Wedding at Assumption Church & the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

First dance together. The Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur A quick posting of another wedding. John and Deborah’s wedding was held at Assumption Church Petaling Jaya. Their Chinese wedding banquet dinner was at the  Hotel Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur, formerly known as the Nikko Hotel. Their Chinese tea ceremonies were held at home. Deborah chose a fantastic looking wedding gown and a really striking cheongsam for dinner. Originally posted 2012-01-25 03:11:16.View full post »

Jasmine and Francis Wedding at Cyberview Lodge

Jasmine and Francis celebrated their wedding in style with an out-door ceremony at Cyberview Lodge. The wedding ceremony included the release of some fairly “reluctant-to-fly” doves, and, as Francis was formerly of the Alley Cats, the evening was filled with wine, women and songs from many of the guests.   Originally posted 2012-01-21 15:08:20.View full post »

Suresh and Shamini’s Wedding in Church of St John the Divine, Ipoh and the Victoria Holiday Villa Subang

When Suresh and Shamini contacted me to be their wedding photographer  they explained it would be a two…well actually 3 day affair. The first day, not featured here, was their ROM (Registration of Marriage) done in Kuala Lumpur. The second day was held in Ipoh at one of the Anglican churches, Church of St John the Divine, St John’s Road, Ipoh, to be precise. This was followed by dinner in the Ipoh town hall. One thing I must point out, is that the photographers crowding the coupleView full post »

Adrian and Gamy’s Lady of Fatima & Pearl Point Hotel Wedding

Gamy waits patiently in her car before her church wedding Adrian and Gamy’s made for a wonderful couple. Wedding preparations for Gamy and her bridesmaids was at the Pearl Point Hotel. They then left to meet Adrian who was waiting for them at the “Church of Our Lady Of Fatima” in Brickfields. After the service we prepared to cover the wedding dinner banquet at the Pearl Point Hotel. A very nice touch was the home made wedding cake. While not as large as the icing coveredView full post »

Laverne and Jin’s Wedding at City Harvest Church and the Marriott Hotel

Laverne and Jin’s red getaway car! When I received a call from Laverne and Jin regarding being their wedding photographer I was really happy. I have taken the wedding photos for many of the leadership team at City Harvest Church (CHC) including their pastors, and had seen them at several of these weddings. This is in their new church which is fantastic! Their bright candy red VW combi wedding car was also a stunner. Originally posted 2011-08-31 13:53:43.View full post »

Clarence and Joanna’s Wedding at Divine Mercy Shah Alam. Dinner Reception at the Marriott

Clarence and Joanna’s wedding was at the Roman Catholic Church Divine Mercy in Shah Alam.  Our photography started in the morning at Joanna’s house before heading to the church. Afterwards we headed to the Marriott Hotel where the wedding reception was held. This was one of those rare ocassions we did not need to do portraiture on the actual wedding day.  I trust you enjoy their wedding  photos. Originally posted 2011-08-27 10:57:11.View full post »

Classic Photo of Bride waiting in her wedding car

Melissa and Bernard’s Wedding with the Sony Alpha System

I love this image. The wedding car reminded me of a beautiful carriage. (Sony Alpha 900 with 85mm F1.4 ZA) Over the many years I have been shooting weddings I have been blessed with being trusted by most of the larger camera manufacturers to test their cameras and lenses in actual wedding day situations. In the past I have tested out both of Nikon’s monster 200mm f2.0G and 200-400 F4G lenses, a full Canon5D Mk3 system, Fuji Films Xpro1, the Olympus E1, and for this wedding the Sony AlphaView full post »

Larry and Pauline’s Wedding at Zion Lutheran Church. Wedding Dinner at Berjaya Times Square

Larry and Pauline’s wedding was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Brickfields. It is one of the older churches, being built in 1924. Stephen Foong was the wedding planner for the day and we often meet up with him at weddings. The venue for the wedding dinner was the Berjaya Times Square hotel. We have shot there fairly regularly over the years and it has an interesting ballroom set up. Stephen Foong was the wedding planner Older place holder image for the earlier gallery. OriginallyView full post »

Greg and Jennifer’s Wedding at City Harvest Church

Greg and Jennifer. Married in City Harvest Church, Subang Jaya Greg and Jennifer’s Wedding at City Harvest Church (CHC), Subang Jaya. We have been the wedding photographer team for many of the original leadership team of the church and it has been wonderful to see the church grow over the years. This was in the old church building, before the new and much larger one down the road. In the evening dinner was held at the Bankers Club opposite Times Square. Cameras Used: Canon 20D, 5D, NikonView full post »

John and Mindy’s Wedding at St John’s Cathedral & Royal Chulan

Sometimes you just need a womans touch. Mindy lends a helping hand to help John pop the cork! John and Mindy’s wedding was a fusion of both Chinese and Christian traditions. John and his friends did the traditional bargaining and collection of the bride before having a tea ceremony then off to church. The wedding was held in St. John’s Cathedral in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It’s a nice church with stained glass windows and an airy atmosphere. Afterward the weddingView full post »