I had the privilege to attend Amir and Halina's wedding reception last weekend. Amir has been a constant street shooting partner in crime, we have attacked KL streets together for countless times, and I have been a constant admirer of his black and white street photography. About a few months ago, when Amir asked if I would be interested to do a quick pre-wedding shoot on the streets for him and Halina, how could I say no?
Now, that pre-wedding shoot was not as straightforward as I thought. The shoot took place some time in September last year (about half a year ago!!), when KL was still enveloped with thick, unhealthy, ugly haze, yet we needed some shots done outdoor. On top of that, we only had about 3 hours to get everything done as everyone was quite busy, and it was a group shoot (there were other photographers, which means I did not have full 3 hours to myself). And in the shooting plan we were to cover a few different locations. Nonetheless, being ambitious and excited at the same time, we braved the great KL haze and made the session happen.
Now do bear in mind I do not do wedding photography for a living. I sometimes take up actual day wedding photography assignment to fund my gear purchase, as well as to buy that extra few cups of overpriced coffee (which you often see in my blog entries, coffee after shutter therapy sessions). It is even a rarer occasion for me to do pre-wedding photography! I did however, enjoy myself tremendously.
All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with M.Zuiko 7-14mm F2.8 PRO, 25mm F1.8 and 45mm F1.8 lenses
This clearly shows how serious the haze problem was in KL!
To Amir and Halina, congratulations to you both! It was a pleasure seeing both of you so happy on the actual wedding reception, and you both were meant for each other!