Jul 07

David is firstly a family man, a man of nature and has travelled to over 80 countries. He loves nature and has hiked thousands of miles of backcountry, including above the base camp of Mt. Everest. He was one of the first registered trackers for Arizona Search and Rescue. He worked for the US Forest Service for 12 summers as a Hotshot firefighter fighting fires around the US and Canada, all the while carrying a Nikon SLR with a 50 mm 1.8 lens. David is a fine art watercolor painter and lover of all things artistic.

*image by David Beckstead

And yes, he is also one of the top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo Magazine. He is also featured as part of the Masters of Wedding Photography video which both Jason and I watched in amazement how they mastered and created works of art.

He is the man behind many spectacular images such as the one above, and the ones below.

*image by David Beckstead

*image by David Beckstead

He never allow the situation or the environment to dictate the outcome of his work, instead, he sees opportunities, angles and composition to create his masterful works of art.

*image by David Beckstead

Here’s a little video clip about David about composition.

 

Having met him in person recently, I can say that David has a big personality. He’s cheerful, fun and is as much an entertainer as he is an educator.

Here’s a fun pic of David with both of us…

Do check back soon for some details on his workshop soon.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 23

And for the pleasure of numerous readers who have been asking about the models…. here we go…

And please, unlike the stereotyping, these are real ladies. Those of you out there who have a secret fetish for ahkuas, I am sorry, you would have to look elsewhere hahaha.

But this time around, there were less models around. Most of them would appear for a short while and do a number on stage and then later pose around the cars and bikes for a while before disappearing behind the stage.

Maybe it’s because we went on a weekday? Not sure.

There were still quite a number of them around though. And they were more than happy to pose for you.

The interesting thing about them is that they not only stand around and look good, they actually introduce the vehicles, and without a script on  hand.

There are lots of photos.. so enjoy the rest of them.

All photos taken with Nikon’s J1.

 

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Apr 30

 

 

KC and Anna are one of the most laid back couples we have ever dealt with. They were open to suggestions and went with anything we suggested. When we were tied up with other work, they understood and did not bother much about how, where, when or what we did. All that mattered to them was that we immortalised their wedding day.

When we first met up with them, both KC and Anna were such nice people and overflowing with happiness that it rubbed off on us. You know, the kind of people that actually lights up a party when they join in. We knew immediately that this is going be a real fun wedding to shoot.

And during their wedding day, the wedding flowed along smoothly with their wedding team working like a well oiled machine!

 

Anna’s room is no 5-Star suite, but it cosy, but one fantastic feature of her room is a wonderfully large window with diffused window panes that all photographers love, well, at least we do love them. The large window bathes her room with wonderful natural light that even a 5-star suite cannot compare to without it. The beautiful Anna was excited, and so was her family and friends as they prepared for the upcoming day.

Both of us loves natural light photography and strive to search for that perfect natural light in each of our assignments. The fantastic natural light which was showering into Anna’s room was so good that we were so excited to be creating beautiful images for them.

We had always loved natural light photography. It gives a more natural look to a photo and it draws you into the photo.

The proud parents putting on the veil. Look at how happy they are, especially Anna.

Their wedding was held at a church in town. Living here in Kuala Lumpur for nearly 20 years, I had not realise that there was this beautiful church right smack in the middle of the city. Probably would have driven pass it many times as well. It is indeed a majestic church. What a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony.

Beautiful right?

The little one getting ready. Handsome little fella isn’t he?

But here’s the man himself, getting some help to ensure that he looks the immaculate for the upcoming ceremony.

Dashing groom and his buddies.

And back to their stations, awaiting the arrival of the bride.

The excited bride arrives, eager and excited to set her eyes on her dashing groom waiting at the altar.

Here comes the bride!!

 

As the isle entourage made their way in, the atmosphere was suddenly electric. The guests clapped and cheered them on as they made their way to the waiting groom.

Just look at the proud father, leading her very happy daughter.

And finally, the groom receives her bride.

After a prayer..

.. the ceremony went on without a hitch.

All the while, there were smiles and you can feel the happiness and joy in the atmosphere as we went on photographing the ceremony.

The loving kiss, which seals the deal!

They made their way back on the isle with the upstanding guests cheering them on.

You see what we mean about the couple being happy? You can literally feel their happiness here.

And a quick group photo…

Before we wrapped for the day, with the couple insisting that we stayed on for the sumptuous buffet spread which they had prepared as lunch.

We wish both KC and Anna the very best in their future undertakings. It was an absolute joy to photograph you guys!

 

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Apr 23

Want to have your portraits taken by experience photographers? Want to spend 1.5 hours having your photos taken by two quirky people who are extremely passionate about nailing that sensational shot of you? Here’s your chance.. again! Our Portraits Promo is back!!

Here’s your chance to experience Jason and John taking your photos. Not to say that we are celebrity or rock star photographers, just the chance to have your portraits taken at an affordable price.

For RM500 nett, both Jason and John will both take you on for 1.5 hours, photographing yourself, or with your partner or even with your family. It’s a no frills but fun photoshoot. So let’s get together and see if we click.

So what’s the catch? Nothing. We meet up, probably have breakfast or coffee before heading out somewhere for a photoshooting session. After we are done with the photos and have the album printed, we would probably meet up again for coffee or tea, and hand the album and photos over to you guys.

So drop us a line. Click HERE for contact details.

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Dec 27

Life is not all roses, nor is it everyday a Sunday for a photographer. It is not just buying a Digital SLR camera and going out there charging people for photographs. And you just do not only take photos during that one event.

And it’s definitely not about the gear.

Let me tell you a typical actual day wedding assignment. Or rather our typical wedding day assignment.

Firstly, even before the wedding day itself. It’s a lot of communication between us and the client, setting dates, meeting up to go through the wedding itinerary and having a few laughs in between. We are a bit more hands on and prefer to get to know the couple before we being a part of the happiest day of their lives.

Then comes the actual day of the wedding we are up and about as early as 5am in the morning. And this goes on until probably lunch time, maybe 1-2pm. Then we rush back to download and backup the photos, do selection and processing of the photos before organising them into a slideshow. The slideshow is not just about dumping a bunch of photographs in chronological order, whack in a lovey dovey love song and export it out into DVD format. We pride ourselves in our slideshow. And we arrange and re-arrange the photos to paint the best picture of the couple and their actual day morning session. Then we select a suitable song and time them nicely against the photos. More or less, like producing a short movie.

Then it’s rendered into the highest quality possible without ending up in a huge video file. Then its the dinner reception time which we take photos and are usually around till about midnight at times.

So it’s just not the 8 hours you see photographers around the wedding with their cameras. You would probably work from the time you wake up until you go back to bed late that night.

 

And it just does not stop there. For the next couple of weeks, you will see yourself working late into the night, especially if you have a day job, to get the photos selected and processed. Then it’s the album designing time. And probably re designing.

So a single actual day wedding will take up roughly a total of 14 working days. And that’s not 2 weeks, it’s a total cumulative days in which you are actually working on that particular wedding.

So if you think wedding photographers are all glamour and stuff like that, and that you earn tonnes of money from taking photographs of weddings. Think again.

 

But, having said all that, we love photographing weddings. It’s the time where you see the pure joy and happiness of the couple, and especially the parents of the couple. We get to photograph the joy in their faces and we are very happy to be part of it.

We also meet all sorts of people during our photography journey; strange, fun, nutty, even eccentric people, all who have a deep love in photography.

We also get to meet many other people especially the couples and their family. We see people of diverse background coming together to celebrate the happy day.

So it’s still worth it. Do not get us wrong. We are not discouraging you. We just hope that you do not expect rose petals and rainbows on your way to being a photographer. There are roses and rainbows at the end of each journey though. :)

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