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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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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 »

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Persian Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

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 🙂 Originally posted 2014-11-22 09:44:35.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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A Wedding at the Thistle Hotel Port Dickson

The Thistle Hotel in Port Dickson, Malaysia is a great wedding venue catering to both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies.   Originally posted 2014-09-27 15:48:47.View full post »

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Wedding Dinner at the Connexion Nexus in Bangsar South

Thanath and Divya’s wedding dinner coverage at the Connexion Nexus (Connexion@Nexus) in Bangsar South. Originally posted 2014-09-14 22:48:20.View full post »

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Wedding Dinner of Tengku Nuddin and Kamilah at the Grand Dorsett

Tengku Nuddin and Kamilah celebrated their wedding dinner at the Grand Dorsett Subang Jaya. It was a warm intimate wedding with close friends and family. A lot of good stories were shared and the guests were entertained by a few of their number who are very good singers. Originally posted 2014-08-17 22:22:25.View full post »

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Kriya and Theena’s Wedding Dinner at the Prosper Resort in Morib

Kriya and Theena’s temple wedding was last week. Now it’s time to party! They held their wedding dinner banquet at the Prosper Resort in Morib. Prosper Resort is on the beach front and next to Impian hotel. The Impian shows up on the GPS, Prosper Resort may not, hence I mention it. The celebrations kicked off with cake cutting and fireworks, featured lots of dancing, great food and rounded off with group photos. Originally posted 2014-07-23 10:33:01.View full post »

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Kriya and Theena’s Hindu Temple Wedding Ceremony in Banting

“Grant, the photos are beautiful. Thank you, thank you so much. The wedding was a very simple affair, with minimal decoration and yet the photos are awesome.”- Kriya Originally posted 2014-07-02 12:24:40.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 »

Malay Royal Wedding of Tengku Bahar Idris in Negeri Sembilan

Wedding of Tengku Bahar Idris in Negeri Sembilan

Tengku Bahar Idris and Mayuko Yoshida   Tengku Badris and I met up to discuss his upcoming wedding back in September 2013. Career wise, he started as a news photojournalist and is currently a news editor with Agence France-Presse. He wanted unobtrusive photojournalism for his wedding to Mayuko in Negeri Sembilan. On the day there were close to 40 overseas wedding guests from all over the world. many of whom were also photojournalists which made me quip to the groom when their coach rolledView 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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Wedding dinner at the Allson Klana Resort Seremban

Day two of Pavin and Paveena’s wedding in Seremban was at the Allson Klana Resort in Seremban. Originally posted 2013-12-07 13:17:50.View full post »

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Hindu Wedding at the Sri Balathandayuthapani Temple in Seremban

Thought I would share some photos from Pavin and Paveena’s Hindu wedding at the Sri Balathandayuthapani temple in Seremban.   Originally posted 2013-12-06 13:15:42.View 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 »

Beautiful Wedding at the Datai

Peter and Akiko’s wedding at the Datai, Langkawi

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 »

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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 »

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Punjabi Hindu Wedding in Melaka

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 »

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 »

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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 »

Perhentian Honeymoon Wedding Photographer

Perhentian Honeymoon “Trash the Dress”

Last week I endured the heat and severe sunburn (left the sunscreen in the hotel room aaargh!!!!)  on Perhentian for a honey moon shoot…OK endured is a harsh word….in reality ENJOYED is a the totally accurate term!  :-)  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 »

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Matt and Susans Wedding at the Westin Langkawi

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 »

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Dinesh and Urscilla’s Wedding

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.  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 »

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Pre-wedding shoot for Hari and Shangkeree

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.  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 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 »

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Destination and Beach Resort Wedding Photography

Looking for a destination wedding photographer? My core photography covers a broad spectrum of wedding faiths, including Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Baha’i, and Hindu weddings. As a New Zealander most of my several hundred weddings are cross cultural. Being based in Malaysia we have easy access to both eastern and western hemispheres. My clientele quickly realise that we offer competitive pricing, fast turnaround, excellent service, and excellent quality. Just read the reviews onView full post »

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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 »

Hindu wedding at the Sri Sakthi Eswari Temple Grant Corban

Hindu wedding at the Sri Sakthi Eswari temple in Petaling Jaya

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

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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Mark and Liz’s Wedding reception at Cockliffe Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Nottinghamshire

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, Teversal, Nottingham

Mark and Liz’s Wedding at St Katherines, Teversal, Nottinghamshire

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 »

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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 »

Beach and Resort Weddings in Pangkor Laut and Langkawi, Datai and Four Seasons

Langkawi and Pangkor Laut Beach and Resort Weddings

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 –View 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 »

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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 »