Originally posted 2009-02-20 19:58:49.
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 the mezzanine floor so he could snipe from there with a telephoto, whilst my other photographer (Lim Hock Seng) was OUTSIDE the room which enabled him to shoot through the windows from two different walls.
A little anecdote from this wedding: I was pleasantly surprised by one of Maryam’s relatives when he came up to say hello. I recognized that we had met a year or two earlier when he had bought my rather extensive medium format 6×6 camera system. If I recall correctly, I was quite interested in buying it back!