A Wedding in Saint Barnabas Klang and Wedding reception at the KL Sentral Hilton

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Originally posted 2015-07-25 22:58:57.

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 or Tequila. POTENT as you will see in some of the photos below.

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Groom waiting with his mum

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Bride arrived in a nice white Mark 2 Jaguar

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Beautiful bridal bouquet

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Selfie time. Even grooms do it.

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Grooms mum getting ready

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Welcoming committee at the KL Sentral Hilton Wedding dinner

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Pre dinner cocktails were a hit

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The main door decor at the wedding dinner

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Great table name decor for the bride

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Grooms table tag

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Nice crystal chairs

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The official wedding cake

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Nice table centre pieces

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Bride and groom enter the ballroom

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Grooms mum

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Cheers!

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Bride and groom cutting the cake

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Birthday party too

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Groom’s turn to give his speech

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Carvin Ong designed the gown

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Kids got the dancing going

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The pretty bride enjoying her night

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It’s Tuak time!!!

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Matsalleh enjoying Tuak. Tuak is a “rice wine” with the potency of tequila

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All the relatives came dressed beautifully

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Bride and grooms first dance

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The wedding party really got underway

Chocolate Wedding Cake

Chocolate Wedding Cake

Chocolate Wedding Cake

Baptism at Thomas More Church in Subang

Baptism at St Thomas More Church in Subang

Originally posted 2015-05-03 12:23:20.

I do a lot of family photography shoots to mark mile stones in families lives. For Roman Catholics one of the first of these is when their baby is baptized. Early in May I was asked to photograph one of these momentous events at St Thomas More church in USJ Subang. I try to keep these shoots very affordable for couples and tend to do a lot of them.

Christian baptism can be carried out by pouring, dipping, sprinkling and full immersion. Roman Catholic and Anglican churches usually practiced pouring or sprinkling.

Photos from St Thomas More below.

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Beaming mum

Baptism at St Thomas More Church in Subang

There were a lot of babies baptized. Note my remote controlled flash at church front.

Baptism at St Thomas More Church in Subang

Father Simon

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Initial blessings

Baptism at St Thomas More Church in Subang

Unfortunately we can’t shoot from in front as its the altar area

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Last preparations before baptism

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Baptism time

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Baptism at St Thomas More is by pouring

Baptism at St Thomas More Church in Subang

The God Parents lighting the candle

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Someone is VERY happy

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Blessed

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BFFs

Baptism at St Thomas More Church in Subang

Happy family. That’s what it’s all about.

A Wedding at the Majestic Hotel in KL, Ceremony at SFX Church, and Dinner Banquet at the Lake Club

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Originally posted 2015-02-16 18:40:18.

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 a bad shot of the wedding couple. The following wedding dinner banquet was held in the ballroom of the Lake Club.

These photos were taken with a combination of the Fujifilm X-T1, Sony A7, and Canon cameras.

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Wedding at the Catholic Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit in Penang

wedding at the catholic cathedral church of the holy spirit in penang

Originally posted 2013-12-14 06:00:14.

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Wedding at the Catholic Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit in Penang

Just a quick post from this weekends wedding in Penang. It was held at the Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit. I will post some more photos later but am busy packing now for an overseas flight tomorrow to cover a destination wedding.

Ryan and Rebecca’s Wedding at St Thomas Church and the Hyatt Regency, Kuantan

Ryan and Rebecca's Kuantun Wedding at St Thomas and the Hyatt

Originally posted 2012-10-27 21:57:30.

Ryan and Rebecca's Kuantun Wedding at St Thomas and the Hyatt
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 new house before heading down to St Thomas Church. After a sweet intimate service and a really tasty lunch at the church (roast lamb is ALWAYS a winner!!!) we headed back to the Hyatt Regency on the beach front for portraits.

As is usual for us portraits were done on the actual day. It was VERY hot and as the middle of the day is usually not conducive due to the harsh shadows the sun gives, we looked for window light. As you can see from the photo above this worked great. The beautiful photo featuring the beach and sea behind the lovely couple was tricky. Three flashes were used, two on full power, whilst the other one was held way out behind them to give some separation to the image. It was a long way down so good job we didn’t drop that light!

Dinner was obviously fun, as you can see from the photography below. At the end of the wedding banquet we finished as we started, with a family group photo, albeit much bigger.

Cameras used were my trusty Nikon D3 and the new Canon 5DmkIII. Every time I look at my beat up D3 camera thinking it’s time to replace it I just need to look at how great the photos it produces to bring me back to earth . The top photo is with the D3.

Prospective brides often ask me how many images we shoot on the day so I will try to remember to include the number in future posts. For this wedding there were 801 photos in total.

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