Tips for Actual Day Photography with Pix Image Studio

It's important to set your expectations with the wedding photographer on the key things you want to be recorded, think ahead about the shots that you like to capture. From the cozy moments with your family to the religious and cultural proceeding details, there are many ways these shots can be taken. It is good to share your ideas with the photographer of the day.

Pix Image Studio is truly inspired and competent in photographing the significant wedding events and at the same time is not intrusive. Generally Asian parents are not very expressive and rather reserved when it comes to expressing their emotions in public. Hence the sentimental moment between the bride and her parents before she is officially married is a precious scene to behold. It very much requires the professionalism of the photographer to create the mood for the trio to share this intimate moment without much interruption.

parents hugging bride
A precious scene to behold
final moment of being single
Self portrait of the final moment of single-hood

You want the small details such as the wedding dress, shoes, decorations, flowers, etc. to be monumentalized. The compilation of the wedding details by Pix Image Studio adds a beautiful dimension to the entire photo album. The result achieved is a classy mix and match of the object and the background's color scheme taking into consideration the lighting. Therefore this is best done by a well-trained photographer. 

black background black shoes
An aesthetic composition of the wedding gown and shoes
backdrop for shoes

This shot of the groomsmen rushing into the bridal maiden house is priceless. Not only is the groom anxious to get his bride, the "brothers" entourage is as enthusiastic as well. The photo was captured at the instant when each of them was very excited... look at the expressions of their faces. Weddings are fun. A journalistic photo would remind you of how much good time your friends and relatives had on your wedding day.

let me in
In full vigor
we are happy for you
All the bride's maids dressed up in themed color baby blue. They are happy for the bride.
catch catch catch
look at my face
Pose differently, playfully instead of the usual standing straight portraits

Not everyone looks good all the time. Hence choreographed portraits are effective in making sure your best angle and appearance are photographed beautifully. Set apart some time in between wedding ceremonies, events to seize the opportunity and pose in your fully decorated wedding venue or the lovely bedroom of the newlyweds. Alex of Pix Image Studio understands your needs, is friendly, responsible and a wonderful photographer. You will be in safe hands.

while in the hotel
Time to take some artsy shots. Get inspirations from the fashion magazine.
cozy corridor
Cozy corridor of the hotel
fetch the bride scene
Successfully fetched the bride!
lets pose

Apr 2014
thks a lot for your shooting wedding pics, awesome...

awesome pix
Jan 2014
Thanks for being our PG. You are really wonderful and friendly... Love your creativity in capturing pics.... Keep on the good work :)
Sep 2013
We would like to thank you for being a wonderful , friendly,resposible and easy-going photographer. We knew Alex from his facebook page. We did not meet up as we work oversea till few days before wedding and he understood our needs. He has been such a fabulous photographer to work with especially on our wedding day . Thanks once again

Pix Image Studio
FB Page:
Tel: 012-621 7256

Review of The Raw Note Entertainment's Wedding Live Band

Many readers have asked my recommendation for a good wedding live band. I must say I am amazed by The Raw Note's in-tune singing. Each of their vocalist sings at the right pitch in a unique musical style and technique. It does not come as a surprise because the vocalists are professional singers who have produced their own albums.

Watching the band perform live at the Setia City Convention Centre was a great experience. I could feel the strong emotions this talented live band created that brought so much enjoyment to the crowd. My husband praised the band's immaculate singing skill when he first heard them played from outside, even before entering the wedding reception ballroom. While the pronunciation of some English words may not be perfect, Si Hui who was the female vocalist has the stage presence to pull off every song with her charisma and good singing. She was also the emcee for the night. Appeared poised and confident, she definitely knew what was going on. Si Hui did a good job at keeping the crowd informed about the ceremony, she made sure there was interaction to retain their focus.

We particularly adore the keyboardist cum singer, Chris. His singing was effortless yet rich with very accurate pitch control. The guitarist Joel was really good. His mastery of bluesy jazz riffs make for easy and comfortable listening. Perfect for wedding events. I am no great musician, however from the response of the guests; the big applause and engagement, you know that this is the wedding live band to go to.

chris has a great voice
Watching The Raw Note Entertainment performed at Setia City Convention Centre was a great experience
raw note band
Female Vocalist cum emcee: Si Hui in a 4 piece band

 The band's live performance

shah alam
Setia City Convention Centre Hall has a great ambiance with ample space for a live band

Dynamic intonation by Vocalist: Debbie

Accurate pitch control, rich vocal and Keyboard performance by Chris
Cover of Jacky Cheung's 妳的名字我的姓氏 (Your First Name my Last Name)

Vocalist: June - 4 piece band

Sassy Vocalist: Jyin - 3 piece band

For something different, get the Raw Note Entertainment's very reasonably priced package which includes a live band, an emcee and a magician to amuse your guests with some fun tricks and illusions before and during the wedding reception. It is not over-the-top extravagant performance but sufficiently entertaining to hold the audience's attention.


all black event

I have done some research about the Raw Note and found very pleasant reviews about this wedding entertainment service provider. The most consistent feedback is about the versatility of their vocalists line-up. Take a listen carefully to the videos I have posted on this blog entry and it will be known to you what the others have been talking about. They have more talented front-liners with a big range of vocal flexibility and ability compared to other bands. Together with top-notch customer service, professionalism, spontaneity to adapt and an affordable price, The Raw Note Entertainment is definitely worth your consideration.

Aug 2013
We really love the versatility of what their vocalists’ voices can do! From the latest radio hits, nostalgic oldies, swingin’ jazz numbers, groovy RnB songs, and all-time popular rock songs, they are able to present them at the best you could expect. They have more than 8 talented front-lines with different type of voice ability for you to choose from, and they definitely have all the top musicians from the scene as their back-lines! One thing that is really convincing is their affordable price where professional, polite and patient customer servicing attitude comes along together. That really makes the whole package worth more than it! We were actually kinda worried about the music volume (as some of us will think that having a band playing on the stage while having dinner will be quite noisy and annoying) but we were surprised that they actually adjusted the volume of the whole performance to a very ear-friendly level where we can hear every bit clearly and still be able to talk without yelling at each other! After the whole dinner, Joanna’s guests claimed that they were really impressed with The Raw Note’s performance!
Nov 2012
THE RAW NOTE is possibly the most versatile live band I've seen and heard. They can sing in any languages (english, cantonese and mandarin). I would call them if I have guests from varied background.

The Raw Note Entertainment

most versatile band

FB Page:
Tel: 016-207 0957
Contact Person: Janice
Rates: from RM3xxx

Other services: Sound system rental, emcees, dancers, magicians and clowns.

BS | Armadale Weddings

I have been researching about bridal shops (BS) in Malaysia and found numerous constructive advices from fellow BTBs. Collectively, you will be able to filter out the non-appealing ones and focus on the aspects you care about the most. Hereby I give you the research outcome and two cents worth of my review.

Armadale Weddings
Thumbs up for Armadale's outstanding customer satisfaction in terms of service, quality of gowns and photography. Recently, brides have recommended photographer Covan. His work has been described as awesome. PG Edwin Tan's work has always been impressive. Comments have it that you have to pay a hefty amount for their wedding packages but they are worth every penny. 

If you have a slightly looser budget, this is a good bargain. The wedding gowns are gorgeous but the collection of evening gown is limited. They have gowns from designer Carven Ong ( , Keith Kee ( and their own in-house designers. The Armadale brides have been saying how they loved their gown collection and you can choose any gowns. In term of service, the sales assistants (SA) in this bridal house have shown very promising customer orientation. There are also no hidden charges. The owner of Armadale, Joanne has a good eye for gown selection and you don't have to worry that you can't find the wedding dress that fits you. You are in safe hands.

The differences are Armadale:
1. Includes ampoule and fake eye lashes (which the regular wedding packages don't) - ~RM100
2. Gives you back all photo soft copies without extra charge - This usually costs ~RM1.5 - 2K

Depending on what you want, this may be a more reasonably priced option for you.

Dec 2013
Armadale Weddings service is very good and professional. Jasmine Hue was our wedding consultant and she was very helpful when I was picking gowns for my pre-wedding photoshoot and for my AD. She allows time and space for me to make up my mind and was not pushy. They have some variety of bridal gowns to choose from. Agnes Yip was our make-up artist during our pre-wedding photoshoot, her make-up style was good in the sense that it suited for photography purpose, hair-do was done well. Edwin Tan was our chosen photographer who works for Armadale Weddings and we enjoyed working with him. He is a very patient photographer. He guided us on how to pose and was also very open to our ideas. He is also creative, funny and makes us feel relax and comfortable during the photo shoot.
Sep 2013
Armadale adopts a very brilliant business model which impresses me personally. By partnering with above-average/reputable photographers & videographer while offering the rental of limited collection of designer's apparels at flat rate, i.e. no hidden cost for extra photo or so-called V.I.P. dresses as all hi-res photos are returned and all dresses as just as exclusive.
Not only clients get the best of both worlds but the peace of mind on the quality and straight-forward service, i.e. no extra headache on top of worrying about 'what props to use', 'what to wear', 'where to shoot' etc.
Also, another very commendable attitude that we really like about the team was their outstanding dedication and hospitality in giving their best to their clients. When our session actually exceeded 5 hours, we expected to get slapped with an extra bill for overtime (which is typical of many other 'award-winning / high profile' photographers). Instead, Edwin Tan offered to buy us lunch. Joanne, the owner of Armadale, has very good eye for gown selection. In fact, she took the trouble to call me up just to try out a new dress which she believed was a better choice for me and indeed it was!
Aug 2013
i took my package with Armadale Weddings during 2011 (RM3888). They provide great service and advise. You definitely don need to worry about add money becos they wont push you to add this add that, this is what i like about Armadale
Feb 2013
jus received our album yesterday. it was fantastic end to end service (PS to final delivery)
all well done from 13 Dec 12 til 26 Feb 13... slightly more than 2 mths.
the owner Joanne actually called me up last week to notify me that new dresses are arrived and let me have a 2nd go of gown selection despite having selected my AD dresses a week before.
excellent service from Armadale =)

Nov 2012
I'm one of Armadale bride, and so far i'm very happy with their services, even though I have settled the full payment for pre-wed photography months before I collect my album and etc. My photographer is Covan and I did engaged him for my AD photography as well. I'm really satisfied with the outcome of the photos, the album layout design and their services so far. Judy and Jasmine have been really helpful during the whole process and when choosing gown too. Their gowns are lovely too.

Apr 2012
I found out abt Armadale Weddings. They r located at Damansara Heights, quite secluded area, but very cosy and private in a way. Not very commercialized kind like those BS at ss2. Since my actual day is ard d corner, they make arrangement efficiently n I managed to hv my pre-wedding shoot taken again within short period of time. Not only they do not categorized their gowns, they dont practise hidden charges too. I got all my photos back in high resolutions :wub: N they r all fantastic!!! My fiance n I were super pleased. Their staff r all very helpful n friendly even after we settled d balance payment. Although I've paid for d other BS for my actual day services, I rather let it forfeited n go for Armadale Weddings. Their professionalism were indeed very impressive.
During my actual wedding day, I've shown both pics n albums from d other BS n Armadale. All my guests love d one from Armadale. Which I felt truly worth it :cheers:
So for all d brides-to-be out there, pls pls pls do not waste your time on those extremely commercialized BS out there. Go directly to Armadale Weddings. I can assure all of u that u wouldn't b regret!

Armadale Weddings:
FB Page:
Address: Block F-G-03A, Neo Damansara,  1 , Jalan PJU 8/1 , Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Selangor.
Tel: 03-7731 9100
                                    Service: 6
                                    Photography: 6
                                    Make-up and styling: 5
                                    Gown: 5
                                    BS environment: 5

                                1♥ : horrendous
                                2♥ : barely making it
                                3♥ : average - nothing to shout about
                                4♥ : better than average, special in certain ways
                                5♥ : good overall
                                6♥ : EXCELLENTE!! 

Photos by Covan Loh:

rustic romantic
very subtle beauty
nice lake view
nolstalgic image
covan loh pg
vintage classic

Rumah Kebaya Malaysia

Puan Sitti Nurs is the fashion designer and the lady behind Rumah Kebaya Malaysia (RKM). This kebaya specialist studio not only provides custom-made services and rental of kebaya, it also caters to Pelamin decoration, Make up services and Photography. RKM wishes to deliver a very personal service to their customers and an appointment has to be made beforehand to arrange for a private session with them. For custom-made gowns, RKM will take care of the material such as the fabric and embellishments. Fabric from the clients will not be accepted. Usually the gown will be ready in about 6 months time.  

Sitti Nurs is a specialist in kebaya whose workmanship is absolutely neat, attractive and unpredictable, something really unique and refreshing. Some of her work are like a combination of modern and traditional Malay wedding gowns. Her taste is exquisite. You just have to tell her a rough idea about your dream gown and she will chalk out a classic design specific to your needs. She makes sure she receives the green light on the sketch before proceeding with making it. Her customers love the detailing, color, design of the dresses made by Sitti. The cutting and details make the bride looks slimmer and taller. You can also rent from their ready-made collection if you are not able to book the custom-made one in time.

two piece

golden blue white

blue white pink
RKM provide bridal make-up services

inspired by western bridal gown

long sleeve and skirt
Feb 2012

keris baju set
fitting kebaya
pre wedding shoot

Feb 2013
1st time masa memula dengar,masa di pameran pengantin (yang ke berapa tak ingat dah),masa tu macam, eh? Rumah Kebaya Malaysia? Jual baju kebaya ke di tengah-tengah pameran pengantin? Sekali bila masuk je,wah,ohsem! Serius cantik! Ni kalau ada rezeki lebih ni sanggup ku labur wang ni! Nama pun RKM, sah-sah mereka ni spesialis dalam pembikinan Baju Kebaya! Lebih-lebih lagi Baju Kebaya ni baju tradisional Melayu kita. Memang rugi sangat lah kalau xmerasa pakai sekali seumur hidup kan?
Berbalik pada bakal-bakal pengantin, kalau diperhatikan kebanyakan fesyen resepsi mahupun tandang, ramai memilih pakai chiffon / lace yang penuh beads / mutiara naga tu kan? RKM ni pun tak terlepas dari trend sebegini!
Jul 2012
Semalam I teman my friend pergi Rumah Kebaya Malaysia. saje nak survey2. dah lame teringin nak pergi actually tp dulu diorang buat kat usj. so, I slalu bertangguh utk pergi sbb I xtau jalan usj. heheh. now diorang dah bukak kat seksyen 7, shah alam. bile I pergi ya Allah cantik2 nye sume baju!!! tension I tau!! haha... dgn package2 diorang yg affordable. plus kat sitti n her staff tasha sangat la baiknye. lame jugak la lepak kat sane smlm. sembang2 gn kak sitti n tasha. they are sooo nice n peramah. kak sitti sgt lembut n chumel!
Feb 2012
Saya dan Rayza telah ke Rumah Kebaya Malaysia dan membuat tempahan dengan mereka. Founder adalah Kak Sitti yang kecil molek adalah specialist in Kebaya, mempunyai hasil kerja yang kemas, menarik dan unpredictable. Mempunyai citarasa dalam pembuatan kebaya yang tinggi and sangat komited dengan kerjanya.  I only mentioned to her yang saya mahukan sesuatu yang tradisional and saya mahukan warna emas. So she proposed us to go for classic gold and I HEART IT!! Kak Sitti sketch design untuk baju saya dan Rayza and we both agreed with the design. Apa yang saya suka adalah Kak Sitti akan meminta kebenaran sebelum sketch. Sama ada saya setuju dengan designnya. Saya suka hubungan yang begitu sebab kadang-kadang ada sesetengah designer yang sentiasa rasa diri betul and tak nak dengar pendapat and apa kemahuan pengantin. Kak Sitti turut memberi tips pelamin, solekan and aksesori bagaimana yang bersesuaian untuk menaikkan seri pengantin semasa memakai pakaian yang saya tempah. Saya SANGAT JATUH CINTA DENGAN BAJU SAYA. More than what I expected. She also gave me the shoes yang kena dengan baju saya. I LOVE everything about the dress and the shoes. The detailing, color, design. ALL. And as I mentioned before, saya nampak slim and tinggi. ACHIEVE!! hahaha. So anyone apa yang boleh saya cakapkan adalah it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Kamu akan rasa SUPER SATISFIED and tak sabar-sabar untuk memakainya. Seriously. Oh ye, Rumah Kebaya Malaysia mempunyai kuota mereka sendiri. Mereka hanya mengambil tempahan untuk baju baru sebanyak 5 tempahan sahaja. Kebiasaanya mereka akan fully booked dalam kadar yang cepat. That is why saya dengan cepatnya tempah baju SUPER AWAL hahahah.   

Rumah Kebaya Malaysia
FB Page:
Add: 26B , Jalan Plumbum N7/N,Seksyen 7,40000,Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +6017-208 9044 / +014-620 0198

Kebaya Rental Price: from RM599 - RM3500 (Depending on material, design and workmanship)  

Package Ruby: RM5999
  • Pelamin Sanding (10-15 feet, backdrop, stage, chairs, alat merenjis, pelamin decoration, bantal tangan & kaki, kipas, payung & arch)
  • Walkway 4pcs
  • 1 x Make up & Hair-styling / Hijab
  • Gown/ Baju for the bride and groom (From the Ready-made collection)
  • Accessories (Groom: Tanjak, Sampin & Bekung, Keris Keronsang) (Bride: Inner, Korset, Rantai, Veil, Crown & Tudung)  
Make-up Service:
from RM450 (makeup done at Rumah Kebaya Malaysia)
RM600 (makeup done at another location; bride's home, wedding venue...)

Sean Lim Photography

Choosing the right photographer for your wedding cannot be taken lightly. Wedding photos are investments you deserve and a very important commemoration. After gifts are opened, the scrumptious food and drinks your guests relished at the banquet, you want to look at the pictures and smile at those special moments which mark the beginning of your married life. Trust me you don't want it to be a disappointment.

Sometimes you can't explain what is good photography. Sean captures photos that are filled with the uniqueness that would immediately leave a lasting memory on you. With sufficient amount of artistry, control of lighting and creative angle he is able to create balanced compositions with the maximum impact. He knows how to create not only beautifully composed images, but also the dynamic romantic quirks, notions and emotional moments.

The best part is Sean Lim provides amazing wedding photography service with an affordable price. His customers are very comfortable with his communication style, friendly personality, professionalism and continued enthusiasm. Working with Sean is fun. He is someone whom you can trust to find the right shot. You don't have to worry about the details. You could, but you don't have to. He will guide you (pose, angle, lighting, direction...) in producing the images that are as individual as you and your better half.

Jul 2013
Photographer with nice, affordable and more consistent photo quality. Sean is definitely one of those top on the list - we do like his work. Need not worry about his professionalism, attitude and delivery of photos. He is very dependable.
Oct 2012
I must say thank you again! Me and my hubby love the pictures a lots! Thanks for all the efforts, catch up with you soon.
Oct 2010
I engaged Sean for my pre-wedding and actual day. He charges very reasonably. To be frank, I did not have much faith in him for my pre-wedding shooting as he had not done much PS. However, the results of my pre-wedding shoot turned out to be excellent. I posted in my FB and got more than 30 likes! On top of the good results, I have to admit that I really enjoyed the shooting session. He's very easy-going.... It was supposed to be a half day shooting, but he did not mind shooting until about 2... in fact, it was me who requested to stop due to the extreme hot weather. He's really professional. He did his homework on the location prior to the shooting. Coz of the good job, I even gave up on taking another PS and engaged him as my photographer of the bride side dinner, which was just over last Saturday. It was great seeing him again after about 8 months! All members of my family commented that he's very friendly and professional. They all thought we were friends! Yes, after the PS, I really take him like a friend...
I'm also a loyal fan to his website. Photos in his website speaks everything. You should refer to his work. On top of that, he really has no air... and I'm sure anybody can get along well with him. I always believe communication is key in a photoshoot. You wouldn't want to deal with some high profile photographers with attitude problem, I'm sure!
Good luck.. All I could say is he's really a good choice.

incredible waves
WOW! Incredible waves.
couple holding baloons
The beach is always romantic
lovely shot
A heart warming shot of the couple enjoying a walk together
prewedding shot
having fun behind door
Very natural
standing on the pond
Love the perspective

back to school

artistic work
it's too touching
Here comes the tissue paper
to capture more details
Leaving the childhood home "for good".
sitting on groom lap
Cannot stop laughing - a blissful bride
thanks to sean lim
Big THANK YOU to the photographer for capturing the stunning wedding venue and details!

Sean Lim JX Photography
Tel: 013-325 1272 

AVANI Sepang Gold Coast Resort

Take your wedding ceremony outdoor to the soft sensuous caresses of the sea breeze and bronzing kisses from the glorious sun on the sandy beach or the deck. The Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa is the nearest beach venue from the Klang Valley with a view which is truly nice and romantic. It's no wonder badminton champion Dato Lee Chong Wei and the missus held their ROM ceremony here. The resort's tropical beachfront garden, elegantly manicured to suit custom designed celebrations, is a great location for a relaxed ceremony as well.

The magical moment happens at sunset. You can catch a panoramic view of the breathtaking sunset uninterrupted from anywhere. An entrance fee of RM300 has to be paid by the photography crew who wishes to capture the beautiful scenery of the resort. The options of places to shoot are not many and shooting at some areas are prohibited. You can get some nice backdrop from the Garden, bench, the beach and rocks, amazing view of the villas but the sea water is murky. Also beware of flies.
Jun 2013 

golden palm tree resort
walk down the aisle
A relaxed and elegant ceremony by the beach
murky water in golden palm resort sepang
Nice view of the villas but the sea water is murky.
slanting bamboo
out of city venue
Garden @ Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort
wedding sunset view
Lovely outdoor wedding on the deck by the beach
sepang rocks gown train
Photo by Cliff Choong.
ceremony is hot
Marriage Solemnization of Dato Lee Chong Wei and Mew Choo. Photo by Anovia.
magnificent view of sunset from anywhere
Breathtaking sunset which is uninterrupted from anywhere.

Jul 2013
We took a walk down the beach accompanied by the scorching Malaysian sun. The water was green and murky. It did not even come close to how the water looked like on the official website. The magic only comes in the evening when the sun is setting. This resort is blessed with an amazing view of the sunset. The view was so breath-taking that we even saw a couple who came just for the sunset for their wedding photo shoot.
Nice view of the Golden Palm Tree hotel...quite romantic. Simply beautiful sunsets! Lovely weather and ambiance but the view of the sea is rather disappointing. Palm Beach is a nice resort with amazing interior. A beach which the most near from kl. The festive of flies. Madness! |Warning| NEVER come to this place for Pre wedding photo shoot. Only few places allow to take photo. WHY never inform earlier? WTF?! No info in website?!
Mar 2011
That place is very muddy. The sea water is brown colour! I wanted a romantic seaside feels and thought this would be the perfect place to be, turned out, I was not very satisfied...In order for you to take pictures here, you'll need to pay RM300 admission fee, they would give you a few little things like mug, mineral water, chocolate as souvenir which were totally useless to me,  Additionally, it doesn't seem like it has much nice "scenes" to shoot anyway, the scenes are very limited... 1st we shot at the "rumah buruk" outside the entrance (that is for free). and then only we entered the resort. at the resort there, we had a few shots at the small garden & the bench, and then the beach and the rock, that's it. gone my RM300. I wouldn't advice this place unless you're really up to it coz of some special reason, otherwise I think you can have a even more perfect & nicer shots taken in free places like Port Dickson? 

AVANI Sepang Gold Coast Resort (formerly The Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa)

forms the shape of palm tree
The resort stretches out from the Sepang coastline, almost a kilometer into the sheltered waters of the Straits of Malacca with 392 luxuriously appointed sea villas that shape a palm tree.

Add: No. 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kg Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: +603 3182 3600

Wedding Package 2015/16: from RM150+ per pax

Capacity: 650 pax


sepang town kg bagan lalang