Results: Church Weddings

Christian Weddings from through out Malaysia – mostly

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 »

Barry Wong’s Wedding at Calvary Church and Ciao Restaurant

Barry Wong’s wedding ceremony was performed at the  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 »

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 »

Kuala Lumpur Tower Wedding at Menara KL

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. Originally posted 2010-01-01 22:58:47.View full post »

A wedding in City Harvest Church KL and dinner at the Holiday Inn Glenmarie

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 »

Chinese wedding at St Andrews Church and dinner banquet at the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

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. Originally posted 2008-07-19 11:30:45.View full post »

George and Wen Lyn’s Garden Wedding and Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Opal and Jade Ballrooms

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. Please note theView full post »

Logan and Karens wedding at the Holy Rosary Church and Victorian ballroom at the Holiday Villa Subang

Logan and Karen’s Wedding was at the Holy Rosary Church in Brickfields. Later in the day the wedding banquet was held in the Victorian ballroom at the Holiday Villa in Subang Jaya. Please note the following images are a transfer from my old website and therefore may be of lower resolution than later postings. Originally posted 2007-08-25 23:23:15.View full post »

Paul and Angelines wedding at the Church of Divine Mercy Shah Alam and Intercontinental Hotel

Paul and Angeline’s wedding was held at the Church of Divine Mercy Shah Alam (Glenmarie) and was later followed by a dinner at the hotel Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur. BTW back then it was called the Nikko in case you were wondering about the hotels name in some of the photos. Please note the following images are a transfer from my old website and therefore may be of lower resolution than later postings. I do know they will look great on your phone. Originally posted 2007-07-30 00:53:35.View full post »

Douglas Lim and Natasha Fernz Wedding Photography.

Douglas Lim and Natasha Fernz’s Wedding Douglas Lim and Natasha Fernz contacted me to be the actual day wedding photographer for their church wedding and Concorde hotel Wedding Banquet. Douglas Lim is a quite well known comedian and actor. You may also have seen him as host on NTV 7’s The Breakfast Show. Natasha is an animal rights advocate and a bubbly joyful lady. Cleo, Natasha’s lovely Labrador played a prominent part in their wedding, being the official mascot of theView full post »

Rob and Nicole’s Wedding at SFX Church Petaling Jaya and Dinner at the Prince Hotel and Residence

Rob and Nicole’s wedding was at the SFX (Saint Francis Xavier) Roman Catholic church in Petaling Jaya. Later the dinner banquet was held at the Prince Hotel and Residence. Please note the following images are a transfer from my old website and therefore may be of lower resolution than later postings.   Originally posted 2007-05-05 22:33:04.View full post »

Pastor Albert Kang and Grace Ong’s Wedding

Believe it or not this is in KL Reverend Albert Kang is a wonderful and deeply respected Malaysian pastor. His wedding to Grace Ong  was a very special and touching one. I will not tell his deep and rich story here but if you ever meet him buy him a Teh Tarik and ask him to share his life journey with you. A link to his ministry page is here. If the link ever breaks please advise me and I will update it. The WHOLE wedding was very, very touching. God has blessed him richly with his wonderfulView 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 »

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 »