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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Nov 09

Bryan and Sherene is such a sweet and nice couple. They are warm, friendly and fun to be around. So it was no surprise that their wedding was a real joy to photograph.


This wedding saw one of the most fun encounters between the groom’s men and the bride’s maid. Both sides filled equally with fun. The bride had a bevy of pretty bride’s maids while the groom had his team of zany brothers, eager to take on the challenges which awaits them. The result was a great fun time and a great retrieval of the bride.

By the way, there’s a slideshow after the photos. So do continue all the way to the bottom ya! :)

As you can see in the following photos, our cameras love them as both Bryan and Sherene are naturals in front of the camera and this made our job so much easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day started early in the morning as usual. The cheerful bride was extremely excited while the she prepares for the day ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

And.. after much preparation..

… they were all set and ready!!

 

 

On the groom’s side….

The groom and his brother’s were all set to face the fury of the bride’s maids.

This was just before all the fun started. All prim and proper!

And this was during the games. A bunch of fun and very sporting fellows.

I could not help myself from laughing during the games. They were really into it.

After much fun, laughter, screams and painted faces… the groom left with the bride!

And made their way back to the groom’s place.

And before they called it a day to prepare for the dinner reception, the obligatory bridal bouquet toss!!

Any guess which one of the beautiful bride’s maids got the bouquet?

And one final photo … or two… with the bride’s maids and ..

the brothers.

One exciting and fun wedding this was. And thanks for having us as your photographers. We wish you all the best!

Oh.. and do check out the slideshow we prepared for them for their dinner reception.

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Apr 08

Recently we had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Nadia Heng for Today’s Choices Magazine. She was on the cover!!

Nadia is such a wonderful person to be with. For the lack of a better description, she lights up the room simply by walking into it. She is that brilliant! She is easy to talk to, easy going and fun. None of those primadonna syndrome which some may choose to exhibit.

Nadia is a former Miss Malaysia-World 2010/2011 and is currently Hypp TV Host. She is also XIXILI’s ambassador and Asian Shark Conservation ambassador. Oh.. and should you need an emcee, Nadia’s your girl as she too is an awesome emcee.

The photoshoot location was at Saujana Hotel just off Subang Airport Road. Our first location was at Senja Restaurant. Although named in Malay, Senja is actually serves fine Italian cuisines. The aroma of the wood fire really gets your appetite going. Anyways, back to the shoot.

The restaurant is flooded with light which makes for wonderful natural light shots.

But of course we snuck in a shot or two with creative lighting.

Very interesting lighting we had that day.

The restaurant were kind enough to bear with us while we move some tables and chairs to make way for better angles.

We had load of fun photographing Nadia. As you can see from the photos, the team were enjoying themselves.

Nadia was always on hand to review, comment and improve on the photos!

See what I mean? At each location, and each set, Nadia makes sure that everything is up to par, especially on her end.. and to a certain extend, help us improve the photos.

Oh… there was an awkward but extremely hilarious moment. Not gonna post it up here. But you can, by all means, ask us :)

And last but not least.. here’s a quick group photo before we waved goodbye and got caught in the rain trying to get back to our parked cars :S

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Oct 30

We recently had the opportunity to photograph the sizzling Patricia for a local lifestyle magazine, Today’s Choice. People like Patricia is always on a tight schedule, and being in a tight schedule often make people cranky, but not Patricia. Her warm personality and ability to connect with people around her made the photoshoot much easier than anticipated. Of course, the peeps at VMA were very accommodating and pleasant to work with as well.

You can pick up Today’s Choice at selected various locations like Starbucks and Coffee Bean, Dome and Chawan, gyms, and other restaurants. The magazine is also now part of the inflight magazine for Berjaya Air.

Patricia is a well known DJ, especially in the local music industry with a stunning talent to spin interesting beats and a very nice lady with a big heart.

Here are some of the ‘behind the scene’ shots during the photoshoot.

While we were busy setting up the ‘studio’, our resident make up artist, Alexis, was hard at work..

Direct to Macbook for maximum reviewing.

A shy Patricia?… nah!! .. just fooling around :)

The VMA team was rather hands on as well.

Checking outcome of the photoshoot to ensure that everything jives. Here, Jason seems to be explaining how to hold a kaya bun for maximum grip without sacrificing ‘biting spots’.

Patricia also likes to get involve…

Hmm.. I wonder what were they looking at to have that kind of response from Patricia.

Our resident make up artist, Alexis, also wanted to ensure that she has done a fine job. Well, Alexis, you did a marvellous job! Most of the time she was hogging the Macbook to ensure that the make up is spot on, and to see if there’s any need for a touch up or two.

So, should you require make up service, do contact Alexis. You can find her contact information HERE.

BTW, anyone notice the team shirt? :)

We certainly had a fun time photography Patricia. And thanks to the team at VMA who made this possible, and also thanks for the lovely dinner :)

There’s more projects and shoots to come. So stay tuned.

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Sep 19

Raymond and Ivy found us through a mutual friend/client of ours. They are one upbeat couple who, for the lack of a better descriptions, light and airy. There were not a dull moment. There’s something about them and the people they surround themselves with, the entire wedding I can only describe as.. light and airy.

To Raymond and Ivy, we wish you two the best of life, happiness, wealth and health :)

The following are snapshots photos from their wonderfully airy day :) but first, enjoy the slideshow :

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Raymond and Ivy Slideshow

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