Remember the couple that got married in Bali not too long ago (click here if you have not read that entry), Calvin and Mabel, my friends whom I have known from Perth, that I had the honor and privilege to be their photographer? That was one week ago, and subsequently they flew to their homeland and had another wedding reception in Kuala Lumpur. Again, I was the photographer for them. But before the reception dinner, we went around the hotel and snapped some portrait shots of Calvin and Mabel.
Initially I intended to bring the couple out to the Taman Tasik Perdana which was not too far away from their hotel for an outdoor portraiture shooting. Nonetheless, considering the tight schedule of the day, it was decided to just shoot within the hotel compound. The biggest challenge was not being fully prepared for this shooting session, because we did not anticipate the last minute change of venue, and I did not do prior research on the hotel locations. We explored the places such as the restaurants, lobby and even some scenes were shot inside the suite they were staying in.
I shall not elaborate too much in this particular entry, and just share a few favourite photographs I have selected.
All images were taken with Olympus DSLR E-5, Zuiko Digital lenses: 11-22mm F2.8-3.5, 50mm F2 macro, 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 and 8mm fisheye.
It was one of the grandest wedding dinner I have ever covered in this city, which was held in Le Meridian Hotel (at KL Sentral). Typically, most of the Chinese wedding dinner I have covered previously were held in local Chinese restaurants. Having a the whole event inside such a majestic ballroom was simply amazing and breathtaking at the same time. Surely, there wss always the first time for everything.
I must thank both Calvin and Mabel again, for engaging me as their main photographer for the wedding reception in KL. It has been a great pleasure shooting their wedding, from Bali all the way to KL. I have enjoyed every single moment shooting and capturing such special and joyous moments. I felt really happy because I could contribute and freeze the happiness that I saw and felt in my friends.
Special thanks to Chun Chow, a dear friend and fellow photographer who was my shooting partner for the day. Also, thank you Chris and Charmaine (beautiful friends from Perth), I have told you both personally, and I will mention here again, you two are lifesavers !! Could not have survived the day without the sacrifices from you guys, really appreciate your willingness to help, despite Charmaine not feeling very well. Owe you guys a big one.