Assalamualaikum all. It’s been a while since the last post. Last 2 weeks had been a whirlwind shooting spree. Shooting in PJ & Terengganu for 4 couples. Will update with their pics in a short while.
Farah & fatin are 2 siblings from Penang. During the last school holidays they came for a sleepover at our house. Among the places that we took them are Wetworld theme park & Taman Botani. Taman Botani Negara is formerly known as Bukit Cerakah @ Bukit Cahaya Sri Alam. Located near Section 8, the park still have several nice spots for visitors.
Our main target is the 4 season house. Unlucky us, it is closed for repairs and upgrades…so we went for the other places such as Taman Rempah Ratus (Spices Garden), Taman Haiwan (Animal Park) and Menara Pandang Jauh (Watchtower).
The weather was nice and sunny. We started by hopping on the open side bus but later we walked and walked and walked…hehehe. Even though its hot but a refreshing supply of drinks keep us walking and shooting. Farah & Fatin loves being photographed and it shows in the pictures :)
Assalamualaikum all. About a month ago I went to Genting together with my friend cum client Faizal and his wife Syafarina for their after event portraiture. This is the result of a 5 hours photoshoot..enjoy!
Firstly they wear suit & Saree. This particular one costs thousands of Ringgit! It was very elaborate and the workmanship…superb.
The sun was shining brightly, had to get them some shades. Beautiful scenery..reminds me of Salem cigarettes advertisement when I was a kid..hehehe
A tinge of yellow and orange.
This pics are taken at the First World Hotel Carpark…lucky to have such blue sky that day :)
And lastly we took pictures at Shah Alam’s most recognizable icon..The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque aka Blue Mosque.
I just love the mixture of blue and yellow during sunset…delicious!
Assalamualaikum all. The day after my wedding reception in Shah Alam, I did a portraiture for Pn Noorlida located a a public park in Shah Alam. 5 kids ranging from 4 to 17. We spend about an hour plus…lucky for us the weather is fair and the sun shines brightly. Enjoy the pictures!
Assalamualaikum all. As promised this is the last event in Along & Anis series of wedding pictures. The location for this event was in Kompleks Taman Kesenian Islam Shah Alam. A sprawling complex with a lot of indoor space. The eating area for guest were divided into 3 places while the center court was the place for the pelamin. Good weather all day long and the couple were gorgeous in Royal Blue Songket.
I have to say I really enjoy the dessert they included in the menu..it was coconut jelly and karipap! Myself were eating the jellies about 4 times :)
Enjoy the pics and for new enquiries on wedding packages, a new package will come out in the next few day. So watch this space. Enjoy!
Assalamualaikum all. With help from my new graphic designer, I’m able to edit somemore pics and share it with you all.
The sanding ceremony was held the next day after the nikah and at a nearby multipurpose hall. Both groom and bride wore bright red but the day is not as bright. Since 8am in the morning, rain falls and falls without stopping even as I pack my gears and head home at 6pm…talk about a very wet wedding.
Since we were not able to go outdoors, all our shoot were indoor but I think we did just ok :)
Part 3 aka Majlis Bertandang (Guy’s side) coming tomorrow! The best of the 3 events :)
It’s only 5 days away from my own big day!
After 2 fantastic events in Penang, It’s time for the Shah Alam side of it. Dewan Banquet MBSA was the location and lotsa my friends held their event here previously. The highlight was the marvellous Silat performance by young kids. The pelamin looks gorgeous and the food was really good. By 3.40pm almost all food were consumed.
The couple prepared at the nearby Quality Hotel. After a week as husband and wife, they are more comfortable in front of the camera now :)
Somebody requested for Puteri Gunung Ledang type of Crown…and she got it!
Sultan for the day. Fariz looks dashing!
27 days to go…dugudugudugu..suspens…..
The past few days, me and SF are busy reinventing how I present my works here at the blog. After much experimentation…..here are the new layout. Hope you like them..Certainly it gives a more “luxurious feel” hehehe
I was approached by my friend Steph Tan from Stephtan.com to assist her in shooting Nadia & Putra. The Akad nikah was held at Nadia’s family home in Section 3 Shah Alam. A mere 500meters from my own house…haha..and more proof that the world is too small:
- Steph and Nadia are work colleague
- Nadia introduce Steph to photography
- I was Steph’s classmate during Louis Pang’s workshop 2 years ago
- Nadia’s twin brothers were in the same class as my brother…and obviously they spot the connection due to me having the similar facial feature as my other siblings
- During my class with Saiful Nang 4 years ago, we shoot a couple during our practical post-wedding session. And the couple turns out to be…Putra’s big brother and sis-in-law
So without further adieu..enjoy the pics :)
Assalamualaikum all. New year, new resolutions, new goals and new challenges.
MY NEW RESOLUTION for 2011 is to shoot more, and shoot outside my comfort zone.
29 days to my Akad Nikah….
And the challenges are piling up…but as Obama put it, “Yes You Can!”
Here are some of the pics I’ve shot during the last weekend. It’s a secret project with an online site…will update later when the moment come (pun intended…hehe).
Location: Putrajaya Maritime Boat Clubhouse (Putrajaya Lake)
Thanks to Mr Hanifa Yoong for the cooperation
She’s 7 years old!
My new year discount on wedding packages are still on until End of Feb 2011.
Assalamualaikum all, I’m just back from Penang shooting a wedding there.
Happy new year! Its the big 3-0 for me this year, no more 20 something hahaha! Hopefully 2011 is the year big paradigm shift will happen for me.
Several weeks ago, Debbie Chan (or Debrina Aliyah) was engaged to Mr Ali (aka Reggie). Held at her aunt’s spacious mansion in Valencia Sungai Buloh, Reggie’s side came bearing 5 trays of hantaran while her side reciprocate with the same amount of trays.
Debrina looking gorgeous (make up by MYRA, dress by RIZALMAN)
Uncle and aunt, owner of the house
More of the family
Reggie’s family is from Negeri Sembilan.
And negotiation is done in Malay! Her uncle even tried the Sireh..hehehe
Assalamualaikum all. Last week was a hectic one. Full schedule of Meetings, collaborations and photoshoot session. I went North & South for work. Here’s an update for 2 of the events.
Shah Alam TT (Teh Tarik or Transfer Technology) session for photographers are quite legendary. This is the 26th edition in 4 years me and Jidin has organized. We used to be able to attract up to 60 photographers in 1 go. Our usual meeting place is Miza Kopitiam in Sec 7 Shah Alam. Due to some changes, the restaurant has been closed and replaced by Kayu Kopitiam (a spin off of Kayu Nasi Kandar). The menu was superb but the prices is a little bit more expensive.
The first to arrive, hafiz, Jidin, Sirreh, Amru & Madi
Tok Penghulu Jidin
Tok Batin Amru
Qayyum & Sirreh
Madi from Media Kreatif, our new camera and equipments supplier. Dslr Shop in FB
I pay a visit to Tri-Os Fashion Cafe at Empire Shopping Center in Subang Jaya recently. It is a fashion boutique which not only sell clothes, the have a nice cafe and also advice you on what suits you. The eldest of the 3 Osman girls, Adrina was responsible in sourcing the clothes from up and coming fashion designers. They have quite a range of beautiful dress, shoes and accessories.
Lotsa purple and pink
The cafe serves unique drinks and also durian cheese cake. Gotta try one later
It was decorated as a home
Custom made jewellery
Nice place to shop and chill
L-R Adrina, Nizam & Farah
L-R Syaza & Aina
Tri-Os Fashion Cafe, 1st Floor, Empire Shopping Center Subang Jaya
Assalamualaikum all. Welcome to my new blog layout. The old one was starting to look old, so I changed into this one. Cleaner and all the pics are centered. Looks cleaner and fresh.
Last week the enchantedCREW went to Sec 7 early in the morning for a BIG family portraiture. 3 kids with their own parents. Shah Jahan is the son of Shah & Julie, Shania Amani is the daughter of Shahrul (outstation at the time) & Surini while Aryssa is the daughter of Shafril & Shasha. Their grandparents are also in attendance, Datuk Rojali, Datin Naru Aini, Darin Zarina and Also Aryssa’s great-grandmother. 4 generation of ladies!
A picnic concept was agreed upon and we had fun eating and chatting while the 3 photographers snap the ongoing actions. Pictures by my protege(s) Marinamirana & Harris can be seen when you click their name.
L-R Julie with Shah Jahan, Shasha with Sophia Aryssa and Surini with Shania Amani
Kids this age, will put anything and everything into their mouth :)
Shania is very very energetic, Shah Jahan quite blurry in the morning but quite in a good mood while Aryssa is a very emotional child, easily cry if the parents are not in sight :)
4 generations of women. Susah nak jumpa :P
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Assalamualaikum all. I’ve found new inspiration, and after completion of several scheduled works, I’m free to update my (long neglected) blog.
Malina & Azli’s wedding was held at 2 places. The bride’s side was at Labu, Negeri Sembilan while the groom’s side is in Shah Alam. Thank Allah for the creation of GPS. It brings me direct to the doorstep of Malina’s kampung home.
She is actually my junior in UiTM from another faculty. She adds to my growing list of juniors that I shoot their wedding. Azli was quite laid back and cool. While the wife was very enthusiastic. They make a very cute couple :)
Someone mention that I seldom posted my album design here at the blog. So here give to you their album design. Minimalistic style and uncluttered.
Assalamualaikum all, after Faizal+Mass went to Bangkok, time for another Shah Alam Gang to migrate…this time it’s Zul+Maz+Zareef+Zara, better known as the Zazamazu.
From Shah Alam to Melbourne, Oz. Here are the pics from their farewell dinner (in Serai sec 3) & farewell at KLIA. After nearly a month, enjoy the pics I’ve taken. The rest are at my flickr page HERE.
Fuuuh….lotsa pics there is…now pics from KLIA farewell…where tears flows freely..
Assalamualaikum all. This has been one of my laziest period in blogging…almost 2 weeks without update. I’ve been shooting…a lot. But a lot of changes are happening…thus keeping me occupied. Without further adieu..here are my story of dearest friends.
A dear friend (and ex-client too) was blessed with bundles of joy…introducing Muhammad Kaisan bin Mohd Bokhari Affendi
L-R Shahrul, Wafi, and proud father (notice the biiig grin on his face? ) Bo
When we came over to visit, Kaisan was lepak-ing in the incubator room. His face full of expression LOL
Bo & Aza showing us Kaisan’s early moment after his birth. I say he got cute eyes..
Last month, we had to say goodbye to our dear friend Faizal Sani & his wife Siti Mastura. Transferring to Bangkok, Thailand for several years as Expatriat Worker. Being close to my house, and 15 years of friendship makes the farewell sad. But on the flip side…we got to visit them in Bangkok whenever we went there! Free accomodation hehehe
A doa selamat ceremony was held at Faizal’s family mansion in sec 2
The food was good. And we…being we…played Monopoly deal right after eating…hahaha
And me being able to flexi my schedule….follow the family in sending off to KLIA
In front of the beautiful English Mansion
leaving on a jet plane…lalala
Another dear friend celebrate her birthday! Super mom Soraya is 29 and the original lineup of the Diner’s Club + Zul & Mazlina treated ourselves to a lunch buffet at The Atrium, Sunway Pyramid Tower. Having got 50% discounts due to Maria (Soraya’s elder sis), it was a 4 hour long lunch (Just like the Spanish people does)….isn’t it a bliss to be able to lepak with your friends?
The deco was nice, not to crowded, large airy space. Soft lighting also was good.
Lamb chop, breaded fish, sausages, biryani, seafood, porridge, nasi ayam, crabs, dumpling, dim sum, salads, sandwiches, cheese, kerabu, serunding, ABC, cakes, pastries, breads, laksa and ice creams are among the food available to choose from :)
Mazlina playing with Qariena & Qamilia
My first plate, i ate about 8 servings like this…carefully picking food I love in small bites
Second plate…hehehe…The sausages was filled with herbs..good…and the Panini bread sandwiches is absolutely delish!
Thanks Maria for the discount!
Soraya’s better half, Mr Air Asia Razlan
Shania was in a jovial mood…here dancing to the tune of the Little Einstein
Zul the aspiring photographer took this. Good job bro…And Zara looks absolutely adorable too
If u want present…don’t forget to give present to people :)
This one’s from me
The whole family blowing on the cake
And the whole party
I can’t resist the temptation to put up the handsomest pic of meself…hahaha (poyo mode on!)…Thanks Zul for the capture. Although you focused on my jambul..not my eyes…hehe..I love it!
Until next time. Cherish your friends…you might need them when you’re in a pinch. Peace & Salam.
P.S. Here’s some cute pics of Shania Amani binti Shahrul Izham…absolutely cuuuuuute
Now everybody say awwwwwwwww… :)
Assalamualaikum all. The shoot was done early this month at my studio. Syah brings his wife & 2 daughters for a portrait session. It’s been a while since I shoot newborn baby (Aiden was only 1 month old at that time). We did several shots using available light & at the studio area using strobes. Here are the ones that I love. Enjoy!
At first she keeps screaming.
But after feeding time she’s cool with me snapping away
Every kid loves Rocky our mascot!
Babies’ feet are soft…my fav shot
Assalamualaikum all. I’m in a workshop right now. Listening to the speaker while updating this blog…hehehe.
Without further adieu, here are 2 previous works relating to family fun shoot.
Baby Audy Syahmi came with his parents Yanie & Amin. One of our loyal customer, I practically shoot Audy even before he got out of Yanie’s tummy…hehehe. An active and cheerful baby, he smiled the whole session. He loves Rocky the tiger, makes no fuss (except when his mother change his clothes) and is completely not afraid of all the bright studio lights.
Budiman Jaafar & family came in end January. The 3 kids were fun to work with. In the end, we get cool pictures to show!
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Assalamualaikum all. Hectic 2 weekends for me. Now it’s time to catch a breather.
Me and Jidin has been the official organizer for photoskool forum’s Teh Tarik Session (Shah Alam Branch). Since 2008, 25 TT’s has been organized. From as small as 10 photog’s, the TT series has grown to as much s 50 participants.
What do we photographer’s do during a TT? We catch up with friends (being in the same industry), share knowledge and information, we did heart-to-heart talk, gear testing & generally have fun. Since last year, It’s been 7 months me and Jidin didn’t organize any TT, mainly because of our busyness…so when Jidin contacted me to arrange for the 26th TT, we quickly organize one.
The venue is Miza Kopitiam Sec 7, Shah Alam. Home of the famous Roti Arab+Kuah Daging..yum yum!
We were quite shocked because more than 60+ photog attended! The oldtimers includes: Jidin, Amru, Fariz, Berx, Kukubesi, Candidsyndrome photogs (Kacuk, Mashelmy, Azizilee, Peijan, Fuad Topa), Qayyum, Tahir, Mior Fendi, Awan Setiawan, Napie Mokhsin, Nazir Azhari & Diela Norain from Wowfoto, Raydcza, Hadi Nor & lots more I couldnt recall…hehe
My fav photo of the night. Qayyum of Qayyum Studio
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Assalamualaikum all! After a deserved week’s retreat, here are the last entry for Mas & Fir. This time it’s the groom’s reception at Grand Blue Wave Hotel in Shah Alam.
During the rehearsals
The wedding paparazis (L-R Azfar, Nazir, Faris & Hafiz)
We kidnap the couple for 1 hour for the portrait session
The couple looks absolutely suave & gorgeous that night!
And for the finale, the groom brings the bride back to the suite for some *r&r*…heeheehee
Assalamualaikum all. Here’s the first of many updates I’ll do this week.
Bokhari is a very close friend. We sat next to each other in Form 3 (about 11 year ago), played basketball, go tuition, lepak, support Manchester United together-gether. Last year I even shoot the wedding for his brother HERE.
Without further adieu, here are the pics from the wedding:
Watching his bride prepare herself
Arrival at the Banquet Hall (Dewan Bankuet MBSA in Shah Alam, same as the younger brother..hehehe)
Very nice pelamin
The groom is very nervous during his speech.
Crazy Shah Alam friends
Bo’s family in blue.
And now the portrait session pics…
All these are taken at a secret location in Shah Alam. Not many people knows about it. And it’s completely deserted…hahaha
Overall it’s always a nice experience shooting a friend’s wedding. They know you, easy to communicate. They know what to expect from you. The full set of pics can be found HERE
And before I forget, the ring shot…
More wedding & portraits updates tomorrow…yay!
Assalamualaikum all. All is well. Last week has been a blur of activities. Until I forgot to update the blog…haahaa…
Today’s update is all about “1 hour in the enchantedSTUDIO”. As I’ve been actively promoting portraiture session, more and more people are taking the opportunity to have their portraits taken. I emphasis on the “fun” factor. In which it doesn’t matter if you’re not photogenic or good looking. By engaging me as your photographer, I’ll make sure you have a good time -> you feel relaxed -> natural looking photos -> happy client.
Here’s several latest clients from the past month (I forgot to update on them..too many wedding updates heehee)
Yanie & Amin
Yanie is 8 months pregnant
2 lovely heart for the baby
By my own experience, husbands will go crazy and do all kinds of poses after 30 mins :)
Hope I can get the opportunity to shoot the newborn later this month.
Full set of pics HERE
Roger & family
One of my earliest BNI collague who took the studio session. It was a blast especially when Ian the little guy poses!
2 different looks for him
No need to pose him, he already knew! hahaha
Nice family fun picture
Full set HERE
Andra & Elson
She needed corporate pics for herself. Husband tags along. Fun time indeed.
Fun, fun, fun!
Have your pick, serious or funky. Full sets are HERE
After a year, their expecting their first child. Actually by the time I blog this, she’s already given birth. Congrats guys!
Their full studio shoot HERE
Assalamualaikum all. Several days ago, some of my BNI collagues came over for ice breaking session. After that we had fun playing around at the white studio.
Eddie the mafia
Prudence the afro supermom
Ann the shy shy cat model
We had soooo much fun. Anybody wanna organise a family/couple/friends photoshoot don’t hesitate and call me A.S.A.P. Good times & great pictures are waiting for you!
Assalamualaikum all. These past week, I’ve reconnect to one of my favorite photography subject, kids. Cute but unpredictable, you need quick reflexes to catch them in action. More so if you’re using prime lenses that cannot zoom. Enjoy the piccies I shot.Some of it were previewed earlier in the week.
Anidz, twins Yaya & Caca, Qiqi studio shoot.
Yaya is the elder of the twin
While Caca is the younger. They both cries the whole session, with “good behavior cuts” between sobs.
Qiqi is the friendly toddler. Who gives me the best effort all session long
With the supermom, Anidz. The hubby is working on a Sunday…so the grandma accompanies them to the studio.
I simply loves this classic mom and daughter pose. So schweet!
Full set of their pics here.
Yassir, Diana & Idris family photoshoot.
This family comes later that day. Idris is active but is willing to pose for me. The parent even brings his special weapon…
Idris loves our mascot tiger, Rocky.
He even drags the poor tiger along…hehehe
Cute and intriguing facial expression
Silhouette shot of 7-months-pregnant Diana
The frog prince!
Look how handsome the father is
And again, the cute family portrait.
The full sets of pics can be found here
My mom operates a kindergarten in Shah Alam. I took the opportunity to cover their end of term party. Their energy level is amazing, even more when they’ve sugar rush after eating so many cakes and cookies :)
They eat, laugh and jokes in their own sweet time
Silly faces often occurs in the briefest of time
More fooling around
The boys loves Ultraman
While the girls all knew how to look cute
My picture of the day. Amir is a 2 year old who cannot speaks properly yet, but he is absolutely cute and adorable. Knows how to pose in front of the camera and will dash at you to see the result afterwards…how smart is that :>
Prudence & family outdoor portraiture.
Kak Prudence is one of my BNI United chapter member. She owns The Flower Cottage in Bangsar and is a florist by profession. She hires me for a family portraiture session at Taman Bukit Kiara in TTDI. The wather is good, the place is nice and the light is simply gorgeous! The entire family consisting of her husband & 2 kids, her cute shih tzu (Happy!), her grandma, uncles, aunties, cousins, sister, brother-in-law & nieces. The best thing is they give me good cooperation and that makes the shoot relaxed and enjoyable.
They pick a nice spot under several big trees
Kak Prudence’s grandma. She’s 91 years old!
With her hubby, Mr Daniel
First daughter Nicole (who loves being the model)
Second daughter Chloe with her cousin Isabel. Initially both of them refused to be photographed…after a while, they starts to warm up towards me and nicely pose for this pic. Notice the nice morning sun?
Happy the shih tzu terrier is the so called “youngest daughter”
Ivan & his bro Ryan is more preoccupied with their new toys
While their youngest sister Renee is totally afraid of me. managed to get this picture from afar though :)
We finish it off with a group picture. Even grandma gives the peace sign.hehehe
Full set of pics are here
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On Sunday, I went on to shoot the launch of a new Child Enrichment Center in TTDI Jaya. The R-Kids center was operated by Pn Norain & Cik Sal. Around 100 people attended (including parents & kids) from 10 in the morning till 2pm. There’s a lot of food (BBQ & potluck dishes) and games for the kids.
I had a new assistant for the day. SF shoots with my old D80+50mm. Pretty good pics for a beginner who never shoots with a dslr before! I shoot with my new D90 + old D80 with 10-20mm, 30mm & 80-200 lenses. Lighting was ok. A bit tricky coz of the harsh shadow from the midday light.
The center prepares a lot of activities including: fish catching, board games, fridge magnet making, crown making, monopoly, and paper making sessions. How I envy the kids! They had such a good time!
My favorite part of the event!
Water play is always fun!
The R-Kids team. Pn Norain in red+black tudung. Thanks for the trust in me for shooting the event!
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* All the above pics were only sorted in Lightroom and a minor “Auto edit”. Not edited in Photoshop whatsoever.
I’m at the studio, switching the power off, in front of the laptop, uploading these pics in support of Earth Hour.
Earth Hour bracelet, glows in the dark. Given to me by Koriee. Thanks man!
Even the SUK building in Shah Alam is turned off. A lot of houses are turned off too. In our studio right now, Jidin & family is having a great time studio shooting in the dark (only the strobe light are on).
Support our environment, reduce wastage, not only earth hour but in everyday life.
* Finished shooting Ekin & kong’s Nikah ceremony at Cheras. Tomorrow gonna shoot the sanding ceremony.