Who would’ve thought you can have your pre-wedding shoot at Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park and Resorts World Awana? Now you can! As Resorts World Genting’s pre-wedding photography and videography partner, we have made special arrangements for you to have exclusive access to these places from now until 30th June 2023. Each booking comes with a 1 night stay so that you can make the most of your time there.
A casual couple photoshoot with Jessica and Kyle and their gorgeous cars on a rooftop in KL. What a cool idea proposed by the couple!
Keeping the sparks fly in a relationship/marriage takes intentional effort and sincerity. Hear from three incredible ladies on our team as they share their experiences.
How do you overcome obstacles together?
Grace: When conflict arises, there is one principle that grounds us again and again: We are on the same team. It’s never about me vs. you, but about how we’re able to get through this together. I have learned to be quick to stop judging and always willing to listen. If I listen carefully to his perspective, I am able to understand his thoughts better. This is how we navigate obstacles and challenges within marriage.
Shan: No marriage is perfect and how you navigate through the lowest points of your journey together will truly test your relationship. Patience and understanding are essential. We need to understand that each person will have their own perspective on things, and how you communicate and listen to one another will help you overcome obstacles.
Bin Bin: Disagreements are part of a healthy relationship as long as done in a respectful manner. Always take the time to see things from their perspective, communicate your feelings and needs (don’t expect your partner to read your mind), agree to disagree, take a time out if necessary and don’t go to bed angry!
How do you make things exciting in marriage?
Grace: We love spending time doing fun activities together. Not every activity needs to be adventurous (though we’ve done skydiving before!), but it should be something different that you are willing to explore together. It could be café hopping, watching a movie from a different location (a bathtub, perhaps?), or taking a walk around a park in a previously unexplored part of town.
Shan: Be spontaneous! Not everything has to be planned. Be willing to try new experiences as a couple.
Bin Bin: Be intentional and take action. Don’t wait for things to happen to you, make the things you want happen for yourselves.
What is your most memorable date night?
Grace: A surprise overnight camping trip to Bagan Lalang Beach!
Shan: I wanted to surprise my husband for his birthday. So I told him we were going for a business pitch with some clients (even prepared a proposal for him to take a look at). When we got to the hotel lobby the concierge gave him a note to say there was no meeting but a surprise dinner date instead. After the meal, we went down to the car park and in the trunk of the car, he found a packed bag for a surprise staycation.
Bin Bin: 4 months into our relationship, I had a work trip to Europe. I asked Lih Xiang if he wanted me to extend the trip and travel somewhere together. We ended up booking tickets to Spain. It was really spontaneous and looking back, kind of crazy as it was a new relationship! But I suppose sometimes the craziest things work out for the best. It was definitely a crash course in getting to know your partner.
If you could give one piece of advice to couples out there, what would it be?
Grace: Relationships take time to build. It is the accumulation of many little decisions that we make daily. In the same vein, broken relationships didn’t happen overnight. They are an accumulation of many years of wrong choices, cracks that were ignored, and voices that weren’t heard. Choose wisely what you accumulate and what you need to discard.
Shan: Pick your battles! Remember to cherish and affirm one another while making time to grow your relationship.
Bin Bin: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Learn to let the unimportant things go. Don’t take your partner for granted and make time for each other (especially after you have had kids!).
Grace has been on this journey called marriage for 17 years, together with her husband, Alex, and two children. Other than photographing families, she loves helping couples improve their relationships and reach their family goals through coaching.
Shan has been in a relationship for the past 22 years, of which being married 12 years. She has two kids and looks forward to spontaneous moments and weekly date nights with her husband, Segar.
Bin Bin met her husband, Lih Xiang while diving in the Philippines. They have been married for 6 years, recently welcomed their first child and look forward to more adventures around the world (diaper bag now in hand).
Your pre-wedding photoshoot should be just as important and meaningful as your wedding photoshoot. It’s more than just “pictures you put on display for your guests on your wedding day”. These photos will be cherished forever and will be a reminder of the true emotions and memories that you and your partner shared. With that said, here are the top few things you should take note of as you’re planning for your pre-wedding photoshoot.
1. The Best Time
As we know our Malaysian weather can be intense, so we would always recommend mornings for outdoor photoshoots. We don’t want sweaty shots now, do we? Besides that, the lighting from the morning sun gives an overall better look to the photos as there would be no harsh spots. Also, it is recommended to do it on a weekday to avoid crowds and people getting into your shots. So try to schedule a weekday early morning pre-wedding photoshoot with your photographer if you want the morning glow and a smoother session!
2. The Best Location
The location you pick should be based on your preference and budget. Thankfully we have a wide range of locations to choose from that are mostly free of charge. For example, parks, beaches, the city and more heritage places like Melaka and Penang. The only thing you need to arrange for is transportation. Parks are always a popular choice among couples because who doesn’t love nature? Plus, our parks are actually quite beautiful and easily accessible. But if you’re looking for a unique pre-wedding destination with chilly weather, may we recommend Resorts World Genting? Our partnership with them (ends in 30th June 2023) gives you exclusive access to the theme park before it opens. That way, we’ll have the whole theme park to ourselves! Imagine that.
We love getting to know our clients, especially stories about how they met and the way they would describe the other. This is the story of Nori & Hooi Lyn, who had an Akad Nikah, Tea Ceremony and Wedding Night!
“Nori is mostly an introvert but is sociable on select occasions with select peers. He is a very charismatic, smooth-talking man. A matured person with an engineer brain so he reads smart books and loves all things tech-related. Becomes very stiff when asked to do cringy things together, but will do it out of love. Meanwhile I (Lyn) is more open minded and is comfortable getting chatty and having a laugh with small groups. I’m a sappy-romantic type of person so I enjoy quiet moments with just me and hubby. We complement one another. Social media is not our thing, we both agree on being present and enjoying the moment. We make each other laugh a lot at bad jokes and we like nature and greeneries.
We met working in the same company. Lyn onboarded Nori into the company. Nori noticed Lyn first but Lyn didn’t think much of it. Many months later, Nori texted Lyn first and asked if they could be friends. We were supposed to meet over lunch in person but Nori had to fly overseas for work, so the first week was spent talking long hours (till dawn) over late night phone calls and getting to know each other, and we got along really well instantly. It was only much later that Lyn found out that Nori waited 6 months to gather the courage to text Lyn after meeting her the first time. After we got together as partners, Nori made a lot of effort to win Lyn’s mom approval. Eventually, she accepted him after seeing his care and effort. Now 4 years later, we tied the knot!”