Why do I Love Wedding Photography

The path of a wedding photographer is not exactly charted in colleges or universities. Its never in a parent’s list of top career choices. Many people I know in this industry have high qualifications in other fields and held high corporate positions in multinational companies. Yet they left it all and decided to explore their passion in photography. Depending on how you look at it, it can be a very rewarding journey- to make changes.

In every job/ career, there must be some factors that drives you to persevere and enjoy what you’re doing. So, in appreciation of my job as a wedding photographer, I’ve come out with a list on why I Love and appreciate my current job- as compared to my previous one (which was to speak to computers all day long) . The experiences and examples are of mine alone and does not necessarily apply to you 🙂

Scenario Current job IT Job
At the end of the working day My employers will thank me for my hard work My employer will assign additional work for the next day. The only words of gratitude would be “You should be feeling lucky I let you off at 11pm.”
Attending a wedding dinner I receive angpau for attending a wedding dinner I give big angpau of approx 5-10x that value
Waking up for work I wake up excited and look forward to start shooting. Sometimes I could hardly sleep I can never wake up on time, no amount of sleep will ever be enough
Getting stuck in traffic jams  

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Spend at least 2 hours per day at on the road swearing at queue-cutters to die a painful death- and then only to find myself committing the same crime
Unrestricted access Can walk though gates and doors Have to go through a series of tortures: eg- soak leg in pail of ice, listen to groom sing an 80s love hit, dance to that wondergirls tune, lose leg hair. The easy way out is to pay cash upfront
New Years Eve Pack gears n sleep early for job next day Party like there is no tomorrow! Then go back to work the next day to work on spreadsheets.
How to value add Take better pictures, produce timeless images. Make friends, respect everyone. Write a series of (impossible) objectives & KPIs of how well I can add value to the organisation and clients, then after a year, goreng the English language in a utterly sophisticated (eg. confusing) way on how I managed to achieve ALL of them.
Lunchtime Can have lunch at 4pm Only allowed to have lunch during ‘lunch hours’. Then if you’re working late, tend to skip dinner because there is no such thing as ‘dinner hours’
During desk work Can surf net, read hilarious #tanyanajib questions on twitter, read blogs, do online banking, browse a strangers’ facebook album, announce to your 4599 friends that “Friend #699 is a backstabber or “I have just checked in to a cow farm in Sekinchan”

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I come home after work All exhausted and satisfied Looking forward to the weekend. If it’s a long weekend, then more syok.
The people I meet Friendly, beautiful, with genuine characters Meet lots of people who say till they can do everything. Then end up doing nothing.


That’s just me. What about you- Why do you love your job?

Van Phong & Adeline ROM

Putrajaya IS a beautiful place. I can say that the billions spent by the government in building this city has not gone to waste. At least its good for one thing.. Photography !

There are many more corners in this city that I’ve yet to explore.

This time I was there to document Van Phong & Adeline’s Registration of Marriage. Its always special to be a part of a couple’s unique occasion.

Their wedding day pictures will be up next!

Pretty Young Girls

The title makes me sound perverted but don’t worry, the pictures aren’t, these girls ARE pretty young (35-40 y.o….         kidding).

Before CNY, we headed out to a park in Kepong for a group portraiture session (invloving a group of girls). Waking early is always good because sunrise is always awesome.

Susan, Yee Teng, Mei Chin, Pei Shan and Irene are the best of friends. I hope the pictures can remind you guys how crazy, fun and close-knitted you guys are.

When I was done after 2 hours of shooting, the girls said they just got warmed up. Maybe next time I should start shooting at 6am!

Also experimenting with a new watermark, might change it again 🙂

Lets start with a blue bin.





Reversed realityBFF@KepongPark_004S


Beautiful creations of mother natureBFF@KepongPark_008S



Robin is wondering why am I shooting girls.BFF@KepongPark_010S


True colours from the camera!BFF@KepongPark_005S