I had the privilege to photograph Vidhya and Thenes’s Hindu Engagement ceremony at the beautiful Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple off Jalan Pantai Baharu in Bangsar on 14th December 2011. We started off at Vidhya’s home for some getting ready shots before heading off to the temple. It was a wet day but luckily the weather improved just as the Groom’s family arrived with the gift trays.
As you can see, Vidhya and Thenes looked absolutely gorgeous and they both planned the day meticulously so everything fell perfectly into place. Here are some sneak preview images of their special day.
Themed casual pre-wedding portrait sessions are one of my favourite portrait sessions to photograph besides kid’s photography as a lot of thought process goes into setting up each shot. From location, props, make-up to clothes, I will most often come up wuth a concept to share with the couple or get them to propose some ideas. The whole process is so much fun and I enjoy this very much.
Maziah and Anaqi met when they were in high school in Kuching then they parted separate ways, somehow fate brought them together when they randomly met in KL. Both of them are so in love and capturing that in photos gives me a fuzzy feeling. They will be getting married on 23 December 2011 in Kuching, East Malaysia. The reunion is all the more beautiful as its a mixed marriage, Maziah is Malay while Anaqi is of Chinese origin.
For the photo shoot, we decided to do two different themes – the first is a pre-wedding portrait session while the second a school themed session to mimic the days when they were ditching school and hanging out in the park instead. Do enjoy these sneak previews.
I remember walking into a specialised stationary shop nearly five years ago to purchase a guestbook for my own wedding, it was silvery grey in colour with a beautiful studded double diamond heart on the front with pages for my guests to write sweet thoughts and words of wisdom for me and my husband to cherish for years to come. Barely two years on from my wedding day and the pages of my guestbook had already discoloured and the diamond stones lost their shine, probably due to our hot climate and the poor overall quality of the guestbook materials.
Anyway this experience inspired me to come up with a better solution. So I now offer high quality customised guestbooks which are designed to last, and are suitable for a variety of occasions including weddings and birthday parties. The guestbooks use high grade paper, bindings and hard covers throughout, and are personalised with a combination of photos and inspirational text such as poems and proverbs and so on. The result is a treasured keepsake of the occasion to be enjoyed for many years to come.
The portrait photo session for inclusion in the guestbook can be anything ranging from a simple casual outdoor shoot, to a more sophisticated themed location shoot with costumes and props. There is a lot of flexibility and freedom to create a highly customised solution tailored to the requirements of each individual client.
The above photo illustrates a finished custom made guestbook placed at the wedding reception for guests to sign. Below are sample pages from the guestbook to give you an idea of the concept. Do buzz me if you’d like to get something similar done for your wedding.
Subha and Mahes found me via google and after a quick consultation decided on booking me for this casual outdoor portrait session or engagement photo session as it is sometimes known overseas.
I personally enjoy photographing these casual pre-wedding sessions which last no more than two hours as it is more dynamic and fun for the couple and photographer when compared to a traditional pre-wedding session which can take up most of a day and leave the couple physically and emotionally exhausted.
As a photographer it’s always inspiring with clients such as Subha and Mahes because they are both easy going and take directions easily, hence making the session a breeze. So I do hope you enjoy viewing this preview.
To view more photos of this event, head to Subha and Mahes’s Couple Portrait Session Gallery
This is the third and final installment of David and Anantha’s wedding photography events, the previous two being their Traditional Hindu wedding and Catholic Church wedding ceremony. Their dinner reception was held at HGH Convention Centre, Jalan Ipoh, just ten minutes away from Dynasty Hotel, KL.
The hall which easily accommodates 100 tables was fully air-conditioned and decorated beautifully. The theme for the wedding dinner was gold, hence the clothing and decorations were befitting the king and queen for the day.
David and Anantha, it was a pleasure to cover your wedding and I’d like to take the oppurtunity to wish you both all the best for your married life together.
To view more photos of this event, head to David and Anantha’s Dinner Reception Gallery
Precisely one week after David & Anantha’s temple wedding, I photographed their Catholic church wedding held at Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) Church, Klang on 27th November 2010. The bride and groom, in fact the entire wedding party were dressed to perfection, and the service which lasted about an hour was celebrated by OLL’s parish priest, Rev. Father John Gnanapiragasam. The wedding ceremony went on without a hitch (no pun intended) and was attended by David and Anantha’s close family and friends.
On a personal note, I was especially happy to be photographing at OLL Church as not only is it a historic building built in 1928 with beautiful architecture (reminding me a little of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris), but it also brought back lots of memories of my childhood as this was the parish I grew up in.
Here are a few sneak preview shots taken at the church. Stay tuned for the dinner reception photos which will appear on my photography blog soon.
To view more photos of this event, head to David and Anantha’s Church Wedding Ceremony Gallery
Bride and groom in immaculate attire
I love weddings – it’s always a joy to capture the feelings and emotions of the day as the happy couple join together in celebration of their love, in the presence of their nearest and dearest. It was a real privilege to photograph the temple wedding ceremony of David and Anantha on the 20th of November at the Arulmigu Raja Rajeswari Temple, Taman Sentosa, Klang.
Temple wedding ceremonies are by their nature, particularly lively and colourful events, with an abundance of vibrant Sarees on display and jewellery aplenty, and this was no exception. Once I started clicking my camera, it was difficult to stop, I felt completely in my element and this is why I love photography and capturing those lifelong memories so much!
The temple ceremony was beautifully conducted by the Hindu priest with close family members and friends attending to shower the couple with love and their blessings. Anantha looked amazing in her Saree and her make-up was flawless while David looked dashing. Here are some sneak preview images taken at the temple during the ceremony. More images will be updated on the gallery section of my website soon.
Feel free to leave comments on my blog and here’s a link to their outdoor engagement photo session which I took for them earlier this year. Enjoy.
To view more photos of this event, head to David and Anantha’s Temple Wedding Ceremony Gallery