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Christian Weddings from through out Malaysia – mostly
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
“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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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!View full post »
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
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 »
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 »
Barry Wong’s wedding ceremony was performed at theÂ Calvary Church in Damansara Heights. As a long time member of the church and participant in the worship team, there were many family and friends in attendance as he made his wedding vows before God, to his stunning wife Alison, a stewardess with Singapore Airlines. This was one of the most touching weddings of 2012, and it was obvious Barry was head over heels in love with his wife. In the Christian tradition marriage is the highestView full post »
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 theÂ 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.View full post »
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.
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When Suresh and Shamini contacted me to be their wedding photographerÂ 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 »
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 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.View full post »
Clarence and Joanna’s wedding was at the Roman Catholic ChurchÂ Divine Mercy in Shah Alam.Â 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.Â I trust you enjoy their weddingÂ photos.View full post »
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 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.View full post »
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 »
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 »
Victor and Yu-ying’s wedding was held at the Menara KL, also known as the Kuala Lumpur Tower. Celebrating on top of KL tower has its own unique challenges. Its a very long way down. The bouquet toss promised to be very exciting!
Please note the following images are a transfer from my old website and therefore may be of lower resolution than later postings.View full post »
Kevin and Monica’s wedding was at the first City Harvest Church in Subang. The old building was never a great place to shoot, with everything dark and blue, there being no windows whatsoever and the sewage aeration ponds across the road. Not nice! This is quite different from their new location which is such a nice set up for weddings that it is difficult to get a bad photo there. Despite that, it was always a favorite church to shoot in, being one of the more lively andView full post »
CK and Jennifer celebrated their nuptials at St. Andrews church in Kuala Lumpur. We started with a tea ceremony at Jennifers before heading to church. Later in the day the second tea ceremony was at the JW Marriott. We also did portraits there before the dinner banquet.
Please note the following images are a transfer from my old website and therefore may be of lower resolution than later postings.View full post »
George and Wen Lyn’s Christian wedding was conducted in the garden at George’s home in Damansara heights. The pool side setting was perfect and the weather held out to give us a wonderful day. We just had to be careful not to fall into the pool. Their dinner banquet was at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the Opal and Jade ballrooms. This wedding was in January 2008 and I have included about 230 photos from my old web site so you can experience their full wedding day.
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