Showing posts from October, 2008

Ingredients for a FUN WEDDING

The food that the groom and his entourage have to endure during a typical Chinese Wedding before they are allowed to even enter the house. Normally the "Chi Mui's" (Female Friends & Relatives of the Bride) will prepare something for the groom and his entourage of "Heng Tai's" to consume for the sake of having fun. The food signifies the process that a couple has to go through in their entire life. ie: "Tim" - The Sweet, "Suen" - Sour, "Fu" - Bitter & lastly "Lat" - Hot/Heat There are many variations to this game and in our experience, there's always something new concocted.

Happy Deepavali

Happy Deepavali! It may be a little too early to say this but then, any celebration IS a celebration, right? To all of our readers who is reading this, we enjoyed our time spent capturing the emotions during the many events that have taken place over the years and the support that you all gave.

Malaysia - I love you!

As we were going to the Ipoh Town Hall to cover an Indian Wedding, we were scouting around for a nice surrounding for us to shoot some scenic shoot and we found just the right thing. It, IT OVERWHELMED US...... and it's a Malaysian Flag. By being under the flag raised a lot of emotional feelings, a sense of responsibility and belonging. It may be a little late to say this, but then: SELAMAT HARI MERDEKA!

How we work

In the scheme of things, we have to work in many local and sometimes in other areas which we haven't been before. Hence, impromptu shooting after say a few minutes of recce in a surrounding area will suffice especially when the luxury of time is a main factor when we do these types of outdoor shoot. Weather conditions also play a big part in deciding whether the planned outdoor shoot can take place or not. When we do have an outdoor shoot, it will always end in a fun time for all those involved as we will ask the couples to do the conventional stuffs and not to forget, the fancy stuffs as well. This was taken in Batu Kurau. The day had a very heavy rain and all the original plan for the outdoor shoot was washed away and the "supposed" river dunking session had to be called off as the river had fast rising waters and the current was also too strong for comfort. Due to that we had to stay on ground level for most of the outdoor shoot.

St. Andrew's Church. Ipoh.

One of the more beautiful church in Ipoh to have a church wedding. The church exterior itself has the ambience of European feel just by being there. Anyone who goes there will attest to that. They have recently added air conditioning to the whole building. Personally it was a nice move to provide comfort to the church's congregation. However, somehow or rather the ambience of the original state seems to be lacking after the "upgrading" However, the church is still one of the best places for photography and "feel". Highly recommended for couples who would like to have their wedding done there.