Liz & Hua – Morning from KB to BSB

I met Liz from a wedding I shot earlier this year where she was the make-up artist, and I’m really honoured that she chose me to shoot her wedding. Once again, I shot this wedding with Jeff, and having covered a number of weddings together now, I have to say we’re really quite a team. 🙂 Check out his coverage here.

Congratulations to Liz & Hua and I wish you the very best in your life together as husband and wife!

I shot this wedding with two bodies, the 5D2 and my newly acquired 7D. Lenses used were mostly 16-35mm on the 5D2 and a 50mm on the 7D for just that little bit of telephoto. We don’t get a lot of working distance when it comes to chinese weddings!

I took a few images of their wedding invitation and I really like how these turned out. In case you’re wondering about the first photo, the invite had a heart cut-out which I used to create that effect.

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I wonder if this is in chronological order from left to right, but if I had to guess I’d say the centre photo was taken first.

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Liz did her own make-up, but a friend helps her put on the finishing touches for her hair.

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The first attempt at this, the flowers weren’t in the frame, I just waited for Hua’s smiling face and flowers to be aligned in the little gap and grabbed this shot.

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After the tea ceremony and family portraits, it’s off to the groom’s place – a 1.5 hour journey from KB to Bandar!

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Upon arrival, one of the first things is to pay respects to ancestors.

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Hua serves tea to a proud father.

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His mother is very happy too. 🙂

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A couple of quick portraits with the couple using window light. 🙂 I’m quite proud of these – no fancy poses, compositions or complicated lighting setups – just simple photos of Liz & Hua on their most memorable of days.

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To be continued in part 2 – the wedding dinner. Stay tuned!

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