Natalie’s 1st Birthday was held at pool side at the Westin hotel and featured family, friends, ice cream (Yummy!), birthday treats and a balloon sculpting clown. It was a fun and relaxed afternoon. Later we did some family portraits pool side. This was also my first experience with the new Fuji 56mm APD f1.2. Unlike Canon’s 85mm f1.2 this lens inspires confidence because it focuses faster than the Canon, and is almost always in sharp focus.
Matt and Susan contacted me from Singapore to ask me to be their wedding photographer to cover their destination beach resort wedding at the Westin on the beautiful island of Langkawi. I love beach weddings as they are usually small, intimate informal affairs. The wedding photos speak louder than words so please enjoy. Cameras used for this wedding were the Nikon D3, Canon 5DMk3 and both the Fuji Xpro1 and XE1.
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