My family and I decided to head back to Malaysia for a 3 weeks holiday break recently and I was thrilled to find out that WPPA (Wedding and Portrait Photographers of Asia) was organising their annual conference at the same time. Always on the look out to improve my photography skill and to be inspired, I decided to enroll for the 1-day Masterclass by Lito Sy (pronounced Lito See) in Damansara. Lito Sy who is from Philippines, is an award winning photographer and ambassador for many photographic equipments. So enjoy viewing some of the images which I photographed on the day.
Wedding guestbooks provide the happy couple with a great memento to look back and cherish their special day with words of congratulations, encouragement and wisdom from their guests. A tailor-made guestbook complete with personalised photographs and writings offers so much more in terms of sentimental value when compared with an off-the-shelf shop bought version.
The contents and theme of my personalised guestbooks are fully customisable, with the couple having flexibility of choice as to the photoshoot location, album style, layout, wording, and so on. It can be as simple or elaborate as you prefer.
To give you an idea how a sample guestbook looks like, here is a recent one I created for one of my couples. We captured these beautiful shots of Dr Chitra and Dr Sridhar to showcase their Indian wear & themed wedding themed guestbook. This was a relatively quick session of about 45 minutes, just as the evening sun and the busy crowd was leaving Batu Caves. With beautiful weather at hand, both bride and groom were relaxed and easygoing. They wanted a natural look and feel about the shoot… “An Evening At Batu Caves”.
Do enjoy these images, proverbs and beautiful words chosen by the couple themselves. Feel free to contact me if you would like a tailor-made wedding guestbook for yourself or someone you know.
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.
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
Here are some casual outdoor engagement style photos taken of David and Anantha in Shah Alam recently. Before the shoot, we had decided on a theme and a set of scenes for the shoot. These were well prepared and thought by David and Anantha.
A huge thank you goes out to Fauziah who helped organise the shoot, we could not have done it without you! Fauziah is Arshia’s mom, one of my earlier clients from a birthday party shoot which I photographed last year.
These are just some of the sneak preview photos taken of the outdoor shoot. To view more photos of this event, head to David & Anantha’s Outdoor Portrait Session Gallery
Anantha waiting for her knight in shining armour
I recently had the opportunity to assist a photographer friend of mine, Steph Tan during one of her outdoor pre-wedding shoots. The couple, Matt and Jen will be having their wedding in September. Matt is from Hong Kong while Jen who is Malaysian is currently also living in Hong Kong.
There was a two parter to their pre-wedding photo, one done indoor in the centre of Kuala Lumpur while the second done outdoor at a park. I joined Steph, Amru, Angie (make-up artist) and even CM Leung for the outdoor session, it was a fabulous day as it didn’t rain (I guess our rain dance worked!) and we managed to brave the tons of mossies’ and leeches around.
Here are some of the sneak preview shots of the day.
Here are some images of my good friend, Indra’s Nalangu Ceremony which I photographed on 26th November 2009. Traditionally the Nalangu ceremony (wedding rituals) are performed before the actual wedding day by the bride to be’s mother, aunts etc as a symbol of how much she is loved.
Indra’s Nalangu ceremony lasted for a period of 5 days but due to my hectic schedule I only managed to attend her final ceremony on the eve of the wedding and photograph it for her. Nevertheless I hope all of you enjoy viewing these sneak preview photos!
Indra & Prahalad – Wish you both only the best as married couples and good luck in settling down in Sydney, Australia after the wedding :O)
Holy Water, Red Kumkum and Yellow Tumeric Paste
Dev & Thiru came recommended from one of my Flickr friends, Prem McNeil who shot their marriage registration photos. Thiru & Dev who are both die-hard Liverpool fans, are lovely to be around with, as they are just so easy going.
Their pre-wedding casual outdoor wedding shoot was done at Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana) in Kuala Lumpur. It had almost been 3 years since I had been to the park, so it came as a surprise to me how the place has been done up and improved over the years. There is even a large play area for kids called ‘Dinosaur Park’!
Despite the wet day, the sun came shining almost immediately when the rain subsided and we managed to walk around the park to get some amazing shots!
Thanks Dev & Thiru for a wonderful day, I enjoyed shooting with the both of you and can’t wait to photograph your wedding.
To view more photos of this event, head to Dev and Thiru’s Pre-wedding Gallery
Here are some outdoor pre-wedding shots of Jeffrey and Joan which I photographed around Shah Alam last Sunday. This photography session was really special as both Jeffrey & Joan are a hearing impaired couple.
Through out the session, I managed to communicate with them using the American Sign Language (ASL) which I had learned a few years ago under the REACH ministry in St. Francis Xavier Church, Petaling Jaya. Luckily for me, I still remember some signs.
I do hope you enjoy browsing through their photographs and do keep a close eye on my blog site for more photos of their wedding and dinner session in the coming days.