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A Proposal and Portraits at Taman Saujana Hijau – Derwin & Grace

It has been a while since we photographed a proposal, and it was certainly adrenaline pumping to hide behind thin trees that could barely conceal the 2 friends and 2 photographers waiting anxiously for the couple to turn up. But it was definitely exciting to be part of this surprise engagement!

We posted Derwin and Grace’s proposal photos on our social media some time ago, but we would love to also share with you the portraits we took post-proposal! Taman Saujana Hijau is a lovely park to visit for portraits. There’s so many beautiful areas accompanied by tall nourished trees which helps to cool down the Malaysian heat too. A wonderful couple and a gorgeous location, what more could we ask for!

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A Magical Proposal at The Grounds, Kuala Lumpur: Ferguson & Daphne

Who doesn’t love a good surprise! Ferguson WOWed his bride-to-be Daphne with an elaborate surprise proposal at The Grounds, KL and invited close family and friends to witness the moment. We’re just in LOVE with the amount of detail and effort put into making this space magical and oh-so-romantic! It had really thoughtful personal touches too, with little pinned up photos documenting their relationship through the years.

It warms our hearts to see that small and meaningful gatherings with loved ones are still very much a part of life. Wishing you a wonderful wedding and marriage ahead Ferguson and Daphne, congratulations!

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A Proposal and a horse carriage: Arthur & Luisa

Arthur and Luisa traveled from Florida, USA to Malaysia for a short holiday recently. But it wasn’t just a normal holiday. Arthur had planned to propose to Luisa here, and even arranged for a horse carriage at the Palace of the Golden Horses, Kuala Lumpur. He told her that they were going to do a fun pre-wedding photo shoot together and she bought it. We arranged the styling, gown and even flowers that adorned their room. It was a great session together and we had heaps of fun! Thank you for allowing us the privilege of being part of this amazing day. I hope to meet you again soon, perhaps in September in New York City when I get there!

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Proposal Video: Thomas & Chooi Ling

It was in March 2014 that Thomas first came to my office to meet me. He was planning his girlfriend’s proposal and wanted to get us to record a video for him. We discussed some ideas but then nothing materialised out of this till April 2016 when he suddenly picked up the conversation again, and we made the plans to go through with the proposal. We even followed him to buy the ring! From my interactions with Thomas, I can tell that he is a really meticulous and thoughtful person. He puts a lot of effort into what he does, and doesn’t just take things lightly, but plans far ahead of time!

We are so pleased to share with you his proposal video here. The fun part was getting Chi Yin and Delvin to ‘hide’ naturally in the restaurant where the proposal was going to take place. They were having a ‘meal’ there, at a specific table pre-arranged with the restaurant owner. We had also arranged for Thomas to sit at a specific table and chair! We had so much fun planning this proposal.

We’ll be photographing Thomas’ wedding to Chooi Ling this June 2017 after 9 years of being together. What an amazing journey! Congratulations, the both of you!


Videographers: Chi Yin & Delvin
Location: Stories studio & Erawan Restaurant (previously at Kota Damansara)
Florist: Syarina
Special Thanks to DeGem

It’s a Deal!

Love. I love the idea of love, being in love and seeing other people in love. (Yes Alex, I know I used the words love too many times in the same sentence, but I can’t help it!). Love is this basic need that we all have as humans. In marriage, love to me means a deep sense of commitment between two individuals – a love that never gives up even though times are difficult. Love also equates trust… because to give yourself fully to someone like that requires a huge amount of risk and trust.

I had the privilege of witnessing and recording the marriage proposal of my friends Ivan and Mi Ghent a few days ago. I’ve known the both of them for years – individually and then together as a couple. I am so glad they’ve taken the plunge into this whole realm of trusting each other’s hearts with full commitment to one another.

Ivan had this ingenious idea of creating ‘additional’ Monopoly Deal cards for the proposal. It’s one of Mi Ghent’s favourite game and the idea was so apt! After a few rounds, Ivan played his “Marry Me” card, followed by the “Just Say Yes” card, specially designed by our friend Monica.

She was stunned for a while, and then asked, “Are you on your knees?”

Needless to say, she said YES!

It was especially meaningful too that the engagement ring was a family heirloom handed down by Ivan’s mum. I am so happy for the both of you! Thank you for inviting Alex and I to be part of this beautiful occasion. And of course, thanks for the yummy Ipoh food too! Now, on to wedding planning!