I’ve been almost overwhelmed by a lot of tasks during the Christmas time, as I had a wedding job to handle. Congratulations to Jin and LeAnn who celebrated their wedding on eve of Christmas day. There will be a couple more shoot before I bid goodbye to jobs in 2011. It was surely fun to shoot their wedding, and it was also nice to have met new friends during weddings.
I hope it isn’t too late to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
BELATED SEASON'S GREETING: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you out there!
JIN + LEANN: Celebrating their wedding in Kuching on 24.12.2011
RING SHOT: Windows lighting is a photographer's best friend!
It was a great wedding day yesterday, and here is a same-day-edit photo montage from yesterday. The bride requested for an upbeat number in Bruno Mars’ Marry You. Congratulations to the newlywed!
Minimal adjustment are applied to the images used in the montage.
We’re going into the second week of September, and we have seen rising number of wedding occasions here in Kuching already. I have enjoyed my part as a wedding photographer in documenting, and retelling the newlyweds’ stories through my images.
This week, I am featuring one of my favorite pic from one of the wedding assignments.
Wedding Details - Bride's shoes.
This image came fresh from the oven, in fact this came from yesterday’s assignment. I have yet to applied any adjustment or enhancement to the image, except for Aperture 3.0′s RAW Fine Tuning. I love the texture on the background, as well as how the light falls on the subject and background. Given the limited lighting and time, I am glad I pulled this trick out quick.
This is an example of the times when you get some random, yet interesting moment in a wedding.
ONE OF THE RANDOM YET INTERESTING MOMENTS IN WEDDING: Boy seemed tired after long day at a Malay wedding ceremony.
This shot was taken at a Malay wedding I attended earlier this year. I believed this ceremony is known as Majlis Bersanding, or Enthronement Ceremony. Here is the write up quote from Wikipedia:
The actual wedding day is the Bersanding. This literally means the “sitting together of the bride and bridegroom on the bridal couch”. Known as the Pelamin, this couch is the centrepiece of the whole ceremony, and two pelamins are required – one in the bride’s house and the other in the bridegroom’s. As the Bersanding ceremony customarily takes place in the afternoon, the bridegroom entertains guests at his own house in the morning. The bersanding (enthronement) ceremony begins with the groom’s procession with friends, relatives, musicians and people waving bunga manggar (palm blossom) to meet the bride. Often various good-humoured attempts are made to waylay or stop the groom from getting to the bride. 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), a decorated egg with a fabric flower, as a sign of fertility. The couple are considered royalty for the day, and so various royal customs are performed for them, including musicians playing court music and ‘bodyguards’ performing a display of Silat (traditional Malay martial arts).