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

Wedding at Hilton Auckland Emma and Aiden

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, drop me a line. We would be happy to cover your day!

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A Bulgarian/Punjabi wedding dinner at the Perhentian Island Resort

The jetty 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 intenseĀ  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 the wedding bread dance, which features a loaf made by the mothers bride which is later fed to both the bride and groom. They also break the loaf over their heads which you will also see below.

It was very dark, yet one of the things you will notice is that the photos are not. One of the things I do is bring remote controlled lighting to all shoots as it makes a massive difference. One of the photographers jobs is to evaluate, modify and control the lighting of the images. There was almost no available light during the dinner, yet in the background of some of these photos you will be able to see my remote radio controlled strobes triggering away. With more wedding venues using the “new” green and purple LED lights to add to the mood I think more photographers will eventually gravitate to this system. Believe me, no one wants to look like Barnie the dinosaur. Using this system protects you.

Portraits the following day were on a private beach. Only including a small sampling but it was a very nice shoot.

Regarding cameras, I am becoming more and more impressed with Fujifilms X-T1 camera system. I have never owned a camera that captures what I see as well as this camera does, and in doing so I now spend a lot less time editing than I do with my Nikons and Canons.

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In Bulgarian weddings the brides mother traditionally makes a special loaf of bread

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Two of the ladies dance with the special wedding bread

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Please take note of the remote controlled strobes in the background. I am one of the few wedding photographers who use these in Malaysia.

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Time to share a bite. Mum feeds the bride and groom

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The beautiful wedding cake

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Breaking the bread by the bride and groom is another Bulgarian tradition

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Sumptuous wedding barbecue

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Party on

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Traditional Bulgarian dancing

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Everyone enjoyed the Bhangra

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The dancing went on all night

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Time to cut the wedding cake

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The beautiful bride

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Portraits on the beach

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After the portraits were done there was one sure fire way to cool off!

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Cooling off with watermelon on a hot day at the Perhentian Island Resort

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Later in the evening I took this 30 second exposure of the Perhentian Island Resort

The jetty at the Perhentian Island Resort

The jetty at the Perhentian Island Resort

An Intimate Pastel Themed Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

intimate pastel wedding at the four seasons langkawi malaysia by Grant Corban photography

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 I was running everywhere to get the images needed as there are many angles to cover. At the end of the wedding the setting sun made a great back drop for the final portraits.

Sitting in the Langkawi airport later that evening as I waited for my flight I whatsapped images to Steve and Natalia so they could forward to their family. Their feedback made my heart swell.

“Thank you SO MUCH You are superb! Grant we can’t put into words how pleased we are. You are a pleasure to work with Safe journey home.”

Let’s have a look at the photos!

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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!

Wedding portraits were taken in the garden and it was very romantic. We had Jared sneak in behind Marianna while we were taking her wedding portraits and the magic happened. The wedding was conducted in the garden at the Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie in the early evening.

The beautiful wedding gown

Lovely rings

Groom getting ready

Very Romantic

The tasteful and very tastey wedding cake

Persian Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

four seasons langkawi wedding portrait

We covered a wonderful Persian Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi complete with honey and sugar cone ceremonies. It was very intimate and tasteful. Just how I love weddings to be. I have included over 100 photos from this wedding for your pleasure. Cameras used at this wedding were the Canon 5Dmk3, Fuji X-T1 and XM1, and the Nikon 610. We like being equal opportunity photographers šŸ™‚

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