Dell YM!ed me in August about the possibility of me covering her wedding reception with Amirul in October. FYI, both of them are husband and wife photographers and they run own brand name at www.digitalsyndicate.com.my.
It was an honour to be able to photograph this cute couple! Dell is such a wonderful person, bursting with energy and Amirul; such a sporting guy but quite quiet sometime. They say opposite attracts!
The original picture was just the couple and the entourage – landscape format. I extended the top just to make it different from any other usual (Malay) Wedding photo.
It was quite challenging when covering an important day for a couple-photographer. Nevertheless, it was fun and a blast!
Two SB800s were placed on the table, in front of the couple – triggered by my on camera flash.
The weather during the outdoor session was so dull and cloudy. So I had to come up with few things that were out of the ordinary and I had to go an extra mile; getting the couple not to be moody like the weather!
Again, the original picture was just the silhouette of the couple against the wall. I extended the wall more so that the feeling of empty space is there. This kind of photo editing/enhancing is suitable for custom album making where you can fill two pages with only this photo.
My inspiration came from all over – the internet, DVDs and overseas photographers. This particular shot was inspired by Yervant, a Master Wedding Photographer from Australia. I had told the couple to dance while walking towards me, and this was the shot that I got.
“Ghost Bride” – inspired from AGWPJA where this photo went into an intensive post processing. Multiple post processing methods were used. I used the spotlight from the stage to help me get the mood that I wanted.
Sometimes, movement photos can make a great addition to all the photos that were taken during a specific session. I had something else in mind when i took this photo. But when I went through the series back at the office, I had another idea – I just left this photo on it’s own. I just like that it showed the couple were having fun together. This shot was also inspired by one of the Master of Wedding Photographers, Jerry Ghionis.
Credits to my assistant for the right cue! I had my assistant holding the veiled and told him to let it go after i said so. Textured post processing were applied here.
Searched the light, saw the light, and took the advantage.
People all over had asked me, “where the hell did you find such massive trees side by side?”
The truth is, this shot was merged into one. I had the couple to pose separately and joined the two photos together during the post processing. The two shots had exactly the same setup – 70mm, ISO 640, Off camera flash set at 1/8th power – positioned to the right of the camera (left of models); aimed at them – and triggered by a China-made radio trigger.
I love the individual shots so much, and decided to print it big – A1 size.
Luckily, everything went well!
The day ended early since it was about to rain when we did the last shot! The couple had to back early too since they have another reception on the groom’s side the very next day.
Enjoy the slideshow below. If you find it suits your taste, do grab the Year End Promo for your 2009 wedding with me!
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Good luck to both of you and may God bless you always!
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