Leena and Ravin’s wedding was held on top of Menara KL. Leena is based in Qatar so we communicated on line to sort out all of the main details for the wedding. The big concern was that it has been the rainy season in KL and so we were all a bit nervous, especially because the day before the rain had been very heavy. Fortunately the two heavy deluges we could see from the tower during the ceremony completely missed us and we had a really nice experience. The wedding banquet was also held in the tower and it affords great views of KL.
The girls getting ready
The bride looked stunning
I told you! He’s Mine!
The view from the top of Menara KL (KL Tower)
Wedding setting. Note the tower’s curvature.
Lovely bride arriving at Menara KL
The couples arrival was a show stopper.
Father and daughter waiting for the bridal march.
Note the heavy rain in the back ground. Fortune smiled and it stayed away.
Just a quick post today. I was covering an event at the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur in Sentral this morning for the INCF event. I was asked to do a group photo for it so got to work. Part of a successful group photo is to feel at ease in front of a crowd of strangers and chat away in a good natured manner explaining what you need from them. Once they know you are wanting to make them look good people will work with you. Important when it is warm and muggy outside. Note the smiles and that everyone is visible. I asked some of them to stand on tip toes in order to achieve that.
This photo was taken with a 24mm lens. This focal length is usually classed as too wide for groups shots because people on the corners start to distort. Switching to anything wider would have been very noticeable and introduced branches from the trees that were adjacent to me into the sides and top of the frame. I would have been happier going to 35mm for a more pleasing photo, but in this case it was simply impossible. That said, the hotel was happy and have a copy of the photo for their future clients reference. Thumbs up.
I shoot birthdays quite frequently. The birthday featured below was a pool side one at the Raintree in KL. It included swimming, a clown, balloon artist and of course a nice birthday cake. Birthday photography is all about capturing the children having fun. Photographing the event is usually quite hard for the parents who are busy entertaining their children, or in the pool, or making sure the cake doesn’t melt! I make sure my rates are clear, simple, fair and straight forward, and this means I get called back again and again.
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.
This set of pre wedding portraits were taken at the Aloft hotel in KL Sentral. The Aloft Hotel is a really nice location for weddings and one of the really interesting features of the hotel is that the wedding couple can drive their wedding car right up and INTO the ballroom. Cool or what?