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Malay weddings I have photographed along with other Muslim ceremonies with mixed couples.
I was approached to shoot the online catalogue for a new web store specialising in selling imported Tudungs. One of the advantages of having my studio in Petaling Jaya is having makeup and changing facilities easily at hand. It was a fun and fast moving photo shoot thanks to the lovely models.View 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 »
Razli and Llis wedding was celebrated in both Kunak and Tawau, towns in Sabah, East Malaysia. The first evening was the traditional henna night in Lli’s kampong and included a karaoke and some of the best satay I have ever enjoyed. The following morning we went to the local Masjid (mosque) for the wedding ceremony, followed in the evening with a bersanding ceremony and dinner at the Promenade hotel in Tawau.
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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.View full post »
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 »
“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 »
Areena’s wedding dinner at the Shangrila Hotel Kuala Lumpur. We covered their engagement, Quran reading, wedding and grand reception at the Shangrila Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. There were quite a number of Malaysian royalty, former PMs and the current DPM present. Sheila Majid sang some of her great songs too. The couple out shone everyone though. They are the real celebrities. All the best for your future together.
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Areena and Faiq’s Wedding was at the family home. Former Malaysian Prime Ministers Tun Mahathir and Tun Badawi were both present for the ceremony. Spot them if you can.View full post »
In Malay culture the bride-to-be has a ceremony which is meant to be a time of reflection and thanks giving for her upcoming wedding. Men are usually not present other than the photography and video teams. Here we see Areena’s Katam the day before her wedding.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 »
One of the things I love about covering weddings in Malaysia is I get to travel all over this wonderful country and see every type of culture and wedding practice. Hanin and Azlina’s Malay wedding was held in a small kampong (village) in Tanah Merah, Kelantan. The village had the typical raised houses and “big family” feel. So EVERYONE came for the event. The house was decorated beautifully. The following day we were treated to a selat demonstrations (Malay martial arts) and IView full post »
Maryam and Hezran’s Malay wedding was held in Maryam’s home in KL and I have posted this elsewhere on this site. The following evening their wedding dinner was held at the Dewan Besar Tun Rahah on Jalan Bukit Bintang, which is a popular location for Malay weddings.
Please note the following images have been transferred from my old site when we were all “ Internet load speed” compromised. That is a fancy way of saying that they are of lower resolution than more recent weddings.View full post »
Maryam and Hezran: Maryam looked absolutely splendid at her Akad Nikah (Malay wedding) in Kuala Lumpur. One of the things to notice with this wedding is that there were three of us shooting it, each in a different place so as to maximise coverage, as typically there is no room to manoeuvre during the wedding. I was inside the “L” shaped room in one of the corners so I could shoot the ceremony and guests by simply swivelling, one of my colleagues (John Woo) was ensconced in theView full post »
Jehan and Shariman’s traditional Malay wedding was shot on Black and White film and then scanned for this web site. It was a happy day for both of them and this is certainly apparent when you view the photos. Malaysia is a melting pot of foods and cultures and is one of the reasons I love living here. Traditions like Henna came from India and are commonplace at Malay weddings. The intricate patterns are quite something. The University of Maryland contacted me as they were keen on usingView full post »
Paul and Marissa had a wedding covering several days and really laid it on for their friends and family who flew in from around the world. Day one was a welcome dinner at tamarind Hill. Day two the wedding at the Carcosa Seri Negara. Day three was a wedding banquet at the JW Marriott, held in a function room due to the smaller size of the dinner. Their wedding album page designs are included below for your viewing pleasure.
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