Friendships in Egypt

In January, I took a 2 week break to visit Egypt, the land that has always captivated me since I was a child. I haven’t had a proper holiday since March 2008, so this was a much needed break from my hectic schedule. Egypt is a fascinating place, and the pyramids are definitely not a let down!

Alex and I enjoying ourselves in Egypt

One of the highlights of my trip is meeting interesting people along the way, especially since I went the backpacker route. I’ve made countless friends from various continents all over the world, forming the unlikeliest of friendships at times.

One such couple I met was George and Katy while we were enroute from Bahariyya to the White Desert. They are from Taiwan and they have been travelling for 6 months across the world! Wow, I can’t imagine what would happen if I took such a long holiday! The moment we started talking, we instantly clicked. We shared the same 4WD vehicle as we tumbled over sand dunes in the desert of Egypt. Beautiful landscapes captivated us.

The Black Desert before we approach the White Desert

Snow-like white rock in the White Desert

Along the way, my husband Alex found out that George and Katy are going to be married this year in 2009. With such amazing scenery before our eyes, how could we resist but offer to take a few ‘couple’ shots for them? Unfortunately we didn’t have a dramatic gown or 5-metre veil (darn, that would have been superb!!). Here are some of the photos that we took of George and Katy in the desert that evening as the sun sets. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage, and the 4 of us (Alex, Sarah, Kristin and myself) wish you the best in all your future endeavours.

George loves photography too!

Behind the Scenes: Pre-Wedding Shoot around Bukit Tinggi

About a month back, our team went to Bukit Tinggi for a pre-wedding shoot. This couple found us through the Wedding Story Pre-wedding promotion, and signed up for our services. However, I can’t put up their photos yet due to various reasons – so I’ll post the photos at a later date! For now, I’ll just show you some behind the scenes shots of us goofing around while waiting for the couple to arrive. For your info, if you are a photographer/client who plans to have portrait shoots within the Bukit Tinggi grounds, there is a fee that is chargeable. The rate is about RM300-400 for the usage of the space for each location. If you go as a tourist, you only pay the entrance fee of RM10. :)

The man that glows…

Pic above: Our wonderful assistant Yih Wen. She has been working on album designs and video editing in the office too. Below is our other assistant Luke who happens to be my neighbour. Howdy, neighbour! He was on school holiday break and decided to tag along.

Doesn’t Bukit Tinggi look like a page out of a kid’s fairy tale book? It’s just amazing. The colours – they are so blinding, I keep thinking of candy canes and stories from Enid Blyton.

The actual pre-wedding photos to come soon! :)

Childhood Montage with a Twist!

Was digging through my old cupboard today and found my pre-wedding video that was done 2 years ago! It was shot and edited by my ex-colleagues and coordinated by my beloved sister. Alex and I conceptualized the idea with my sister. It felt like such a long time ago! It even has snippets from when Alex proposed to me in 2005. *At that time I didn’t know Kee Sitt well, so excuse the home video grainy look! :P*

If any of you are interested in having a video like this done for your wedding day, do call us to have a chat. We’re open to discussing new and interesting ideas that you may have.

Please make sure that you press play then immediately pause for the loading to complete before playing so that it will play smoothly.

Behind the Scenes: Ken & Cynthia

Just to share some photos from Ken and Cynthia’s Pre-Wedding Shoot in Malacca some time back. There’s a lot of exciting possibilities when you look at a situation and turn it from dull to interesting by adding lighting and a different perspective. Remember this shot?

Well, this was where we were…

And from this angle…

This was the shot I got… Luckily they did not land on me. Haha…

Looks like a jungle, but it was only 1 minute away from Melaka Raya.

The Wedding of Ken & Cynthia

Some time back, I blogged about Ken and Cynthia here – when I shot their pre-wedding photos. On the day of their wedding, Mark and I had such a ball of a time as their photographers. Their wedding was full of joy and laughter. It’s so tough to sort through the thousands of photos that we took to narrow it down to just a few. Here are some of my favourites from the day.

It cracks me up everytime I see this photo of Ken…

Mark took this really beautiful silhouette shot of Cynthia by the window.

Mark took this really beautiful sillhouette shot of Cynthia by the window.

After the games session and the tea ceremony, we headed over to a Catholic church in Setapak for some family portraits. Along the way, we stumbled upon this lake - we had to stop and take some more photos of just the 2 of them!

After the games session and the tea ceremony, we headed over to a Catholic church in Setapak for some family portraits. Along the way, we stumbled upon this lake – we had to stop and take some more photos of just the 2 of them!

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At about 5pm, the wedding ceremony began at one of the rooms in Hotel Equatorial, KL. These yummy shots below were taken by Mark, with his lovely 85mm lens.

Just look at Ken's excitement as he waits for Cynthia to walk down the aisle...

Just look at Ken’s excitement as he waits for Cynthia to walk down the aisle…

And here she comes…

Presenting… Mr & Mrs Ken Hong!

Dinner was held at the Equatorial as well...

Dinner was held at the Equatorial as well…

Instead of Cynthia coming in as Beauty Queen and waving to the audience, Ken decided that his time is now...

Instead of Cynthia coming in as Beauty Queen and waving to the audience, Ken decided that his time is now…

The yam sengs were long and loud... and even this kid below wanted to join in, with his water bottle! Sorry, you're a little too young for alcohol!

The yam sengs were long and loud… and even this kid below wanted to join in, with his water bottle! Sorry, you’re a little too young for alcohol!

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For more photos from the morning session, view the photo slideshow that we created for screening at night. Congratulations, Ken and Cynthia!! We will miss you when you leave us for Dubai. God bless you in your marriage!