Summary: It’s a beautiful day as the sky is blue as ocean and white clouds dancing in group to celebrate this important day of my client . I came to know the bride whom is the sister of my sister’s best friend. She is such a soft spoken charming character that takes care of people and makes everyone so comfortable with her. In fact both of them (bride & groom) makes me felt so comfortable with my work while shooting them photos. Sometimes it’s challenging to photograph exhausted bride & groom from a long day house hopping. Not them, they were always being very supportive and patience. The wedding dinner ceremony at Sunway Hotel is definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. Wish them best of memories with their new chapter of their life!
Summary: Meet Stefan family ! I’m greatly delighted when I was called up to shoot their family portrait. Stefan has such a beautiful family, brings back great memories of many families I’ve known when I was in Canada that share the similar diversity cultural background in a family. They are so sporting which makes the photo shoot lots of fun and most importantly, a great quality time spend together !
Summary: I’ve met Andrew through one of my photography class. His politeness in meeting everyone around him is my first impression of him. He is truly a good friend to have and I was so delighted when was asked to take his family portrait with his lovely wife – Vicky and two of their darling boys.
Meet Billy and Jay !
Billy, he’s not your usual kid. he don’t go for toys I’ve prepared for him as I expected (teddy bears, big colourful ball, bubbles…etc), instead he went for bigger sized such as my studio metal door, mirror, standing fan, studio lights…etc) Only his dad and mom and I knew how hard it is to have him sit still posing for us , but he’s a darling, a sweet kid
Jay, laughs at anything ! What a bonus, isn’t it? The only time he doesn’t laugh is when he demands his napping time : )
We all had a great time at the studio. Just splendid time spend together !
Something extra’s as always for my client ( behind the scene video )
Summary: From engagement night to their 1st newborn arrival, I’m so grateful once again to be a part sharing this important moment of Joshua and Lynn’s life, a party welcoming their newly added family member. Say hello to Renae Rose Wong, clearly inherited both her parents’ beauties but still too early to figure out inherited who’s personality. One thing for sure, you won’t miss out her always-big-eyes-wide-open-curious all the time with her surroundings & people that can’t resist getting her attention, including me. She also showed great interest every time my camera flashes, if she ever became a famous photographer one day, we all know who’s her early influences came from, haha.
Beautiful evening with great food and great atmosphere by the pool, it’s such a heart warming party with all their friends and relatives came together celebrating such special and joyous moment for Joshua and Lynn’s life. Last note, I got to get myself one of this photo booth as it has became such a popular trendy thing to do for occasions like this.
Summary: This year we decided to do something very special on this special date to all moms out there ! Yes, we are giving away One portrait of 8” x 12” photo print to you and your mom. Isn’t this best gift for you and your mom on this special day ? What’s the catch ? None at all ! Just something we want to give back to society, just a small gift from us to you and your mom : )
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2012 on a personal level was truly full of learning & blessing in life & work.
We are blessed to have an amazing journey with beautiful weddings & family portrait throughout the year. On a personal level, I felt overwhelmed with all the love I’ve able to witnessed via my clients and honoured being able to include my presence at their special moments of their life.
It’s the beginning of a new year and don’t I have many plans to look forward including my new studio in early February. I’m truly excited to share this joy with all of you.
Here’s a look back to some of the images in 2012 I’ve captured :
Special project: SKII cosmetic project 2012
Special project: School graduation trip appointed official photographer
Summary: 10.11.2012 Meet Shairah & Amar Aziz, the most daring couple up to date I’ve ever met. They are experts in skydiving, paragliding, scuba diving…etc. They would jump off the plane at over 10,00 feet high with pleasure and parachute of course. I knew Amar Aziz from one of my photography class and it was an honour when he asked me to shoot his wedding. It was my first experience shooting a Malay wedding and I am grateful to their patience guiding me through the details of a Malay wedding, I’ve learned a lot and fell in love with it : )
Let me share with you what I’ve learned:
Akad Nikah (marriage contract), which is the legal and religious part of the wedding. The groom signs the marriage contract and agrees to provide the bride with a mas kahwin (mahar,literally ‘marriage gold’ in form of money or goods or anything as requested by the bride). The mas khawin is a symbol to show that the men is willing and are prepared to build a family with the lady he chose to get married to.
The couple’s hands are dyed with henna during the berinai besar (great henna-ing) ceremony where the bride’s hair is also trimmed, eyebrows shaped and make-up applied by Mak Andam. Then the bride puts on her tudung (hijab or headscarf) to cover their hair and a selendang, or embroidered and beaded shawl over that. A crown is also placed on top of the shawl and the bride is ready for the Bersanding ceremony.
Bersanding (enthronement) begins with the groom’s march towards the bride’s home with friends, relatives, musicians and people waving bungamanggar (palm blossom). The main part of the bersanding involves the seating of the bridal couple on a dais and sprinkling them with yellow rice and scented water by family members, relatives and guests as a sign of blessing. Each guest will receive a Bunga Telur (egg flower), as a sign of fertility.
The couple are considered royalty for the day, where various royal customs are performed for them, including musicians playing court music a display of pencak silat.
Has anyone seen the moon tonight? As broadcast, it is a Super Moon night. It’s larger than normal night but not extremely large, probably it’s the Malaysia’s version. I’ve seen better version in Canada. However, it does look round and very clear without any cloud interfering. I will make a wish tonight due to the occasion (Size does matter), I wish for a mighty heart for a mighty year especially in good health, good work, family and friends in the rest of year 2012. I wish everyone has a mighty year too !