A Photography Workshop on Storytelling & Branding with WPM

I was recently invited to conduct a session on Photography: The Art Storytelling & Branding at Women Photographers Malaysia’s first-ever workshop! It was hosted at Citizen M Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, gathering about 20 of us from different backgrounds – the organisers, participants, our talents, and fellow photographers – all who shared one common interest: a love for this art.

It felt good to be connected with these photographers – some were already full time photographers, others were considering on making it as their career, or were hobbyists and even students who want to learn more.

When I was planning the workshop, I knew I wanted to run it in a way that was more than just a theoretical session. For me, it was important that participants could go back with real thoughts that would challenge them where they are, at whatever stage they might be at.

So I was really glad when many came up to me after the workshop to tell me what they experienced and learned in just three hours. Here are some other feedback message I received:

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Maternity Studio Photoshoot: Chris & Sindee

In 2017 Chris and Sindee officiated their marriage with a super fun “Double Happiness” wedding in Kuala Lumpur, and we had the privilege of being their photographers! So when they found out they were expecting their first child this year, Sindee had no hesitation in getting in touch with us again for the maternity shoot. Both of them came to our studio with a few outfits for Sindee to change into throughout the session. We’re especially in love with the kebaya piece!

Not long after she delivered, Sindee took the time to write us a really thoughtful review:

“We love Grace and the Stories team. They were our wedding photographer almost 4 years ago and we have no regrets. The team was amazing and amazing at how fast they turned the photos into a beautiful slide show for our dinner guest. Also, the music they used was a perfect fit! We love our wedding album so much and it was greatly crafted to show the happenings of the day.
Now after almost four years, I’m pregnant and we wanted to take maternity photos as well as photos of the baby soon. There was no question that we would go back to Grace. Thank you for fitting us in so quickly and we managed to get really beautiful photos of my belly just four days before my delivery!”

Thank you for your incredibly kind words, Sindee! We’re so happy to be able to journey with you through life’s most precious milestones! More photos below.

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A 30th Wedding Anniversary Family Photoshoot: Keong & Tracey

The Chews are a family of four who love travelling, gardening, cooking, and of course… watching TV together! Which family past time doesn’t include that? ;P This shoot was gifted to them by their good friend Tina for Keong and Tracey’s 30th wedding anniversary. The special thing about it was that Tina did the same thing 12 years ago! Super thoughtful. At that time, the Chews had just moved into their home in KL and their daughters Lauren and Sara were only age 13 and age 10. Our company Stories.my was also fairly new and Grace had captured a few precious family moments in and around the house.

Fast forward to just last week. Chi Yin popped over and spent the morning with Keong and Tracey, and this time with their two grown up young ladies! They did a few new family portraits, and then had some fun flipping through the old photo album together before re-enacting some shots. It gives us warm fuzzies to be able to journey with families through the years like this.

Now and Then shots below.

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