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Photos from various Indian Weddings. These may be Hindu, Sikh and Christian Weddings
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 »
Recently I travelled up to Perhentian island off the east coast of Malaysia to cover a Bulgarian/Punjabi wedding. It was a pretty intense 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 theView full post »
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!
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Carnjini and Iyadi met in Australia while studying. Carnjini is from Malaysia while Iyadi hails from Kenya. They had a two continent wedding with one in Kenya overlooking the ocean, followed by one in Port Dickson, Malaysia. There are quite a number of resorts in Port Dickson, known as PD locally. The couple decided on the Thistle and the photos will certainly show you why. I hope you enjoy the wedding photos as much as we had fun taking them and sharing the joy that was obvious during theView full post »
Thanath and Divya’s wedding dinner coverage at the Connexion Nexus (Connexion@Nexus) in Bangsar South.View full post »
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.View full post »
“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.”- KriyaView full post »
“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 »
Day two of Pavin and Paveena’s wedding in Seremban was at the Allson Klana Resort in Seremban.View full post »
Thought I would share some photos from Pavin and Paveena’s Hindu wedding at the Sri Balathandayuthapani temple in Seremban.
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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 »
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.Â 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 »
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.Â 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 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 »
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 »
Too early to comment too much on the Fuji X-Pro1 for now but I brought one along with the 35mm lens to a wedding at Passion Road in Ampang to use along side our pro-cameras. I will let the images speak for themselves, but I think I like it.
Bride’s sister photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO1250
Bride’s shoes photographed with the Fuji X-Pro1 and XF35mm F1.4 lens shot at 1/50sec, F1.4, ISO640
Champagne bottle photographed with the FujiView 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 »
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 »
Yes and Oyen’s wedding portraits at Ciao Restaurant
Yes and Oyen called me to be the wedding photographer for their wedding at Ciao Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. It was a dream come true for Yes as she had been eyeing me up to cover her wedding for close on 7 years! Only problem was no groom(!) a common problem these days. Then Oyen popped into her life and sure enough after checking dates it was fantastic that we could cover Yes’s big day!Â This is the new Ciao. I had shot severalView full post »
Blenheim Palace is a very pretty location for wedding portraits
Alan and Khami’s wedding was a two day event. The first day was a Hindu wedding at the new Shri Subramanya Shrine in Birmingham. It was on the same day as Prince William And Kate Middleton’s big day, so auspicious as they come. The second event was wedding portraiture and a fantastic wedding breakfast at the Orangery, Blenheim Palace, Oxford. The gardens there are phenomenal. Weather turned out great and everyone had aView full post »
Loghan and Punam celebrated their Hindu Wedding at the Holiday Villa in Subang Jaya and then a banquet at the Eastin Hotel in Petaling Jaya. Punam’s family is well known in the wedding industry for makeup and hair.The weddign was BIG, with very little room for us to move about so I decided on three of us to be in the photography team for the day. This enabled us to photograph from many angles at the same time. Whilst I shoot predominantly with Nikon cameras, my team shoots with Canon.View full post »
Sunita’s Wedding was celebrated at the Sri Sithi Vinayagar Hindu Temple in Petaling Jaya. Dinner banquet was held at the Lake Club. Photos are available to see here.View full post »
Darrell and Lena split their wedding between two countries so family members in both countries could enjoy their wedding day. The first part ofÂ their wedding was held in Caversham Park,Perth, Australia. The day began with bridal preparations and then it was off to Caversham Park for the outdoor wedding. The dinner reception was at the Perth City Hall. Back in Malaysia the church wedding was at Assumption Roman Catholic church in Petaling Jaya, followed by a wedding dinner at the Westin HotelView full post »
Photography from Jeff and Divya’s wedding at the Tamil Methodist are viewable here.View full post »
Grant Corban marshalling a very large group photo at Tortworth Court, Cotswalds
Ben and Gemma celebrated their wedding at Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire.Â in the Cotswalds, just north of the city of Bristol, England. They planned on a long day with three ceremonies which made it a grand affair. The day started with the typical preparation of the bride, hair and make up, then proceeded to the three different wedding ceremonies!Â The first was a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony,View full post »
Tejpal and Kiran’s wedding began with a sangeet followed by a wedding ceremony at the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Petaling Jaya. This Gurdwara is next to the Tun Hussein Eye Hospital.View full post »
Sugi called me from Canada to ask if I could be the photographer for her wedding in Kerala, India, where they had chosen a beautiful resort for the wedding. For those who have not been to Kerala, it is very beautiful and green, very similar to Malaysia in many ways with lots of jungle and rubber plantations. As the date got closer something came up so the venue was switched to the Accord Metropolitan hotel in the middle of Chennai (Madras). This posed some challenges as the Sapphire room whichView full post »
Amreeta and Ravinder’s Punjabi Sikh Wedding was held at the Selayang Gurdwara near Batu Caves. The wedding dinner was celebrated at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.View full post »
Mel and Arvin celebrated their wedding with a mixture of both Hindu and Sikh traditions. The Sangeet was held at the Kelab Titiwangsa PDRM. The Sikh religious union was held at the Titiwangsa Gurdwara and the final dinner banquet at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara.View full post »
Jonathan and Sherinas wedding reception was held in the Hilton Sentrals ballroom in Kuala Lumpur. Guests came from all over the world to experience their celebration. The bouquet toss was humourous!
Please note the following images are a transfer from my old lower resolution website and therefore are of lower resolution than later postings. They are best viewed on a phone.View full post »
When Leon and Thushara contacted me to be their wedding photographer I was somewhat at a disadvantage as I had not photographed one before. Bahai weddings are unique, as the couple decide their own vows, their own method of celebration, whether to have an order of service or not….complete freedom! They celebrated their Baha’i Wedding at the Istana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Bahai wedding at the Istana HotelView full post »
Kiran and Inderjit’s Sikh Punjabi Wedding was held at the Gurdwara in Titiwangsa. On leaving her home it is traditional for the bride to shed tears, but the rest of the day is full of laughter and dancing.View full post »
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.View full post »
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 atÂ St FrancisView full post »
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