Dac and Wai Pin contacted me to be their wedding photographer for their Chinese/Vietnamese/Western fusion beach resort wedding at the Westin Hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia. Two very lovely families. The weather was all over the place with rain coming down during the portrait session, partly due to it being a crazy hot day that ended up with a pool party at the end of everything. Good it was a private pool as the party went on into the night. You can view their weddingÂ below.
We had some time to kill before the wedding so took a few images around the Westin. Looks great doesn’t it.
The day starts with make up.
Wai Pin’s gorgeous red Cheongsam
Dacs groomsmen ready to go
Another photo the bouquet
Wai Pin arrived at the Tea Ceremony location first
The tea ceremony would be held on the Westin’s jetty
Dacs family arrived next
And gave his bouquet to Wai Pin who was obviously over joyed
And she showed her appreciation
Nice tea set for the Tea Ceremony
Dacs family are from all over the world and were separated by the Vietnam War so this was an emotional moment.
Dac’s mum welcoming her into the family
Tea ceremony time. Chinese and Vietnamese tea ceremonies are very similar.
Some quiet words of advice
Another view of the Jetty that was used for the Tea Ceremony
The lovely couple after the tea ceremony had finished
Wai Pin looked great
The Western style wedding was set up on the beach.
And everyone’s ready
We certainly had some competition in the photography department
Dac catches his first glimpse of his bride.
Wai Pin’s brother gave her away
A very pleasant setting for a beach wedding I do think!
Time for the vows
Bridesmaids….penny for your thoughts!
Kisses done. “Right, we’re married!”
The wedding party group photo….make a note of the beach slope for the next photo.
Ok…I am jealous. Very jealous.
While we were setting up for the next photo we took this quick grab shot
The stunning sunset portrait
The wedding cake (s)
These books are a great idea for sharing your life with your friends.
Time for a fan dance girls
Listening to the speeches
And more speeches
Time for the couples toast!
There were a few games with prizes to be won.
Wai Pin checking on her guests
Nice family photo
Cutting the wedding cake(s)
Good night everybody. See you next time.
Sunset Photo at the Westin Beach Resort Hotel on Langkawi
Bryan and Cheeleng’s prewedding portrait session was in Bali. It was a long hot day but it was so much fun. Bali is one of those classic destinations where you just can’t go wrong with its exotic locations and awesome scenery. I would have to admit we struggled with the lighting on this trip. The sun was relentless casting harsh light almost everywhere we went. Due to heavier traffic than expected we couldn’t wait it out at many of the destinations but overall we got some really memorable photos.Next time I think two days minimum would be a better idea.
Many people know me as a wedding photographer ONLY. Well yes weddings are my passion, and it is the most “up front” and noticeable photography I do in Malaysia, however I also do a lot of corporate and commercial photography as well. These photos are from concerts I photographed for Acts School of Dance. The dance school is located in Plaza Damas. I have had a long history of shooting for them ever since 2007. I LOVE photographing the performing arts, particularly dance and ballet!
Children excited for their concert with Acts School of Dance
More of the girls from Acts School of Dance.
Expat girls did a Chinese themed dance at the schools performance
Tha dancers warming up
She’s a cutie. A natural model.
Sometimes you just want to watch. One of the youngest ballet performers.
Putting on her ballet shoes
Part of the fairy dance was having a lie down
Backroom dance preparations
Girls waiting before they are called to perform
Some of the girls love the camera
The dancers welcoming their parents to the Acts School of Dance Concert
The juniors perform their ballet
Acts School of Dance also trains dancers in jazz
Motion was captured by slowing the shutter speed way down
These dancers were moving so fast it was hard to capture them!
Another lovely wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi. Jonathon and Sonia wanted a small and private wedding…the smallest wedding we have covered, bride, groom and zero guests 🙂 It was a romantic interlude before heading back to the UK for the big party with all the friends and relatives. as their wedding photographers we were very privileged to enjoy their special and intimate wedding at one of our favourite photography locations, the Four Seasons Langkawi Beach Resort and Spa.
David and Nicki called me to ask whether I could be their photographer for their wedding at the Datai resort in Langkawi. This is a beautiful location for beach weddings and is fairly secluded from the rest of the resort. Having the wedding in the evening meant we could photograph some lovely portraits as the sun set. It was a lot of fun and we all got tanned!