Strive For the Best Shot | Benson Yin Photography

The images produced by a photographer are evidence of his/ her dedication towards a photography assignment. Benson Yin would spend the time and effort in creating the best circumstances for the perfect shot. A stunning picture with the right color stands out immediately. This takes a creative eye and lots of patience waiting for the right moment, which cannot be created using a photo editor, at least naturally. I think he is sensitive to the color and condition change in nature; hence the beautiful outdoor scenes.

A member of the Official WPPI (Wedding&Portrait Photographers International) and SWPP (Society of Wedding Portrait Photographers), United Kingdom, Benson is recognized for his Signature style: Fine Art HDR and Vintage Faded. On top of that he was awarded the Bronze Award - for the People& Portrait Category (International Loupe Award 2012).

wife hugging hubby in the woods
The right time of the season, the right moment
wait for goats to gather
Benson strives for the best shot
japan wodden house bridge
This image is more fantastic with the sun setting at the back
kiss almost purple flowers
vintage fine art image
Benson's Signature style: Fine Art HDR and Vintage Faded
eiffel tower paris kiss bride

Taking wedding photos is a great passion and something Benson enjoys doing. He believes that precious moments are priceless. They need to be captured correctly. You know what's going on in the photos he captures because they tell a story - of love, promise, passion and joy. An experienced wedding actual day photographer, Benson had photographed beautiful garden, beach, traditional, church weddings, etc locally and overseas.

cheering the couple yeh
getting ready to toss bride in red
crying bride
cartier big diamond
thick eye lashes looking down

Don't miss the chance of catching the gorgeous autumn leaves scenes in Kyoto, Japan. In preparing for winter, trees begin to change to yellow and orange colors as the green fades away. So we can enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn leaves. Join Benson Yin Photography for the upcoming Kyoto Pre-Wedding Photography Session. You can also get to experience and take photos at the Japanese temples, shrines, gardens, geisha tradition, shops, restaurants and festivals.

For details of the package click here: Kyoto Autumn Pre-wedding (Nov23- Dec1 2015)

kyoto autumn love pre-wedding benson yin

May 2014
Pre-wedding decided at Colmar Tropicale mainly due to the cooler weather and shorter transport time compared to Aust, Europe etc. Photographer is Benson Yin at extremely good rates.
Dec 2013
Good wedding photographer. Used him for my wedding. Reasonably priced and good work ethic.

Benson Yin Photography

getting ready to shoot shoot shoot

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Tel: +6012-222 2519
Rates: starts from RM3xxx for pre-wedding, actual day 3xxx (photo+video)

Photography Services: Actual day wedding (garden, beach, traditional, church wedding, etc.), local and overseas pre-wedding, family, newborn/ maternity and corporate events.

Setia City Convention Centre Shah Alam

Nuzzled within the green commercial hub of Setia City in the heart of Shah Alam, lays the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC). The Grand Ballroom which is located on the ground floor of this two-storey exquisite architecture can accommodate up to 2000 people and is absolutely pillarless. It can be divided into 3 smaller ballrooms. Opened in 2012 the convention centre is new, clean with no foul carpet odor! Your guests will be delighted with the special lighting effects created by the hall's LED lights. 

Brides are totally in love with their lush gazebo and outdoor landscape which makes a perfect garden themed wedding. You can use the gazebo for free if you take the wedding package. The venue is easily accessible by NKVE and not as jammed as KL/PJ areas during the weekends. There is ample parking space so your guests don't have to worry. Parking fee is RM3 per entry.

Jun 2014
JW and I went surveying some of the short-listed venues until we found the one fit for our wedding: Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC). We chose this among the few others because:
1. The wedding package offered was within our budget
2. The convention hall could cater to the size of my guest list (minimum number of tables: 30; can cater up to 200 tables, for banquet seating arrangement)
3. I am totally in love with the lush gazebo & outdoor landscape (fits my garden wedding theme)
4. Ample parking
5. Easily accessible by NKVE and not as jammed as KL/PJ areas during the weekends
6. New, clean with no foul carpet odour
Special LED lighting effects
SCCC, which was only recently opened in November 2012, is strategically located within the commercial hub of Setia City, in the heart of Setia Alam Township in Shah Alam.
Nice view and it's just beside Setia City Mall. Great place to have event because of peaceful scenery and comfortable accommodation. Besaq gile dewan....Cantik lampu dalam dewan ni.
Nov 2012
went to check on setia city convention centre. The hall can be divided to 3 ballroom and pillarless. (Jun 2013)
outdoor wedding scenery of lake and landscape
Nice scenery and surrounding
purple white balloons tied to the side pillar
big arch made of real leaves flowers
Gazebo for garden outdoor wedding
ceremony under the hot sun with some shade
Lovely setting
ballroom is big modern nice
LED lights create special effects in the ballroom

can cater for grand wedding many tables
Huge Grand Ballroom
guests sitting projector showing montage
wedding dinner

stage is small singing love tunes
The Raw Note Live Band
big area drinks finger food
Foyer for pre-dinner gathering
pelamin white mandap yellow red
The stage can be used for various wedding decor, setup of pelamin, mandap

Setia City Convention Centre
Add: No. 1, Jalan Setia Dagang AG U13/AG, Setia Alam Seksyen U13, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: 03-3359 5252
Fax: 03 3359 2525

Wedding Package 2014
Chinese Package: from RM1388++ per table
Malay Package: RM860++ per table

Capacity: 2000 pax (banquet)
2000 pax hall

very far away


Tropicana Golf and Country Resort It Is

After months of research I have shortlisted a few wedding locations namely Oriental Banquet PJ, Spring Garden Tropicana Golf Resort, and Mines Wellness Hotel. My FH (Wedding Acronym) and we have a fair number of Muslim friends to invite, hence we prefer a pork-free/ halal restaurant where Chinese food is served. Western food is not an option as our families are rather traditional and also it's natural to have a wedding in accordance with our tradition.

There goes visits to the restaurants, ordering a pot of my favorite tea "Char Wong", tasting their food and surveying the environment. My FH is not particular about the location. I on the other hand choose ambiance over food. Oriental Banquet at Section 19 in PJ has a fantabulous grand hall. I also like the fact that its stage is exceptionally high and big with a rather wide screen projection. Its food is delicious with above average service quality. The only unfavorable aspect for me would be the non-halal food part.

I live 5 minutes from the Mines and I must say we were not aware of the Mines Wellness Hotel until recently. It's a 4 star serene resort with plenty of luscious plants, pretty landscaping, a breath-taking view of a private sand-bedded swimming lagoon and a 150 acre lake. Its ballroom is not really attractive and smells un-used. The only option is to have a garden wedding which calls for extra arrangements for bad weather, cooling system, mozzies and so on.

For some reason I'm attracted to scenic view and lush greeneries, determined to hold the wedding at a venue with surrounding of the kind, we have decided on Tropicana Golf and Country Resort. This wedding venue is highly recommended by BTBs. They commented that all her guests remembered how good the food was instead of how pretty she looked on the wedding reception.

The service rendered has been excellent, stage is big and tall with impressive lighting. There is a projector screen by the side of the ballroom, guests are able to have a better glimpse of the slideshows. There are also several other LCD monitors spread across the hall, one outside the ballroom at the reception area. The ballroom is fantastic. I have been communicating with PIC, Diana (Spring Garden restaurant). She has been nothing less than efficient. If in doubt of my queries, she would check and get back to me on the same day.

There are no corkage charges for alcoholic beverages such as hard liquor and wine, charge for beer is RM100. We wanted to change the shark fin soup to another dish (to help save the poor sharks) but the manager told us they are made of artificial shark fin. Puzzled. It has a pork-free kitchen. If you are interested, be quick. You have to book this venue well ahead as it is a very popular place to hold weddings.

Videos and photographs of actual weddings held here:

Other photos:
Tropicana Golf and Country Resort's ballroom
Lighting effects from the moving heads at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort's ballroom
nice cosy ambiance wedding
photo by yumyumbites: Tropicana Golf and Country Resort's ballroom
from stage focused on guests
dim light down light ventilator
Ballroom ceiling

Ethan and Peggy's wedding
Outdoor wedding at the Spanish courtyard. Ethan and Peggy's wedding

outdoor wedding
Spanish Courtyard (Jun 2013)
announcing to the whole world
red carpet purple sash flower stand
Outdoor terrace wedding
Tropicana Golf & Country Resort: Outdoor terrace wedding
Resort entrance and the stair case leading to the ballrooms Resort entrance and the stair case leading to the ballrooms
wedresearch author leann
small lcd screen to show wedding
looking at wedding guests
wedresearch author leann
Photos of my wedding reception at Ballroom III. Food and service were good.

Mar 2013
Wedding banquet was held at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort at Damansara. The ballroom is huge and classy. Simple and nice stage backdrop.
Nov 2012
I have attended a wedding dinner at Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant @ Tropicana earlier this year. Venue & deco is nice, but food is so-so. Need to improve on the service as well. The wait staff seems to be in a rush to clear plates!
Oct 2012 
I visited tropicana tai thong few months ago to attend a wedding dinner and I found the ball room is grand and nice, high ceiling, good ambiance. The food is not bad too and the service is okay. I will recommend this place if you are looking for nice venue.
Lee Ann of WEDresearch @ Apr 2012
I dealt with Diana. She is very prompt. If she needs to confirm something, she would check and get back to me (on the same day). She also called me to confirm the little detail, is helpful, and willing to add more complimentary invitation cards when requested. Food and service were good. My aunt commented that the food was the best among my other sisters’ weddings. I have 3 sisters and all of them married. Diana was kind enough to help us conduct our tea ceremony for my husband’s family. I got more than what I paid for.
May 2011
Tropicana Golf & Country Resort yang tersergam indah. Lampu corak bunga cantik la. Hall sangat cantik. Tangga berkembar dihias cantik.

The resort provides their PA system, any additional sound equipment, instruments brought in will be charged RM350. Rehearsal of the sound system, lighting, running through the schedule and DVDs/ songs to be played on wedding day with the technical personnel from Tropicana Resort, is arranged approximately 1 week before actual date. The use of the ballroom moving heads (intelligent lights) costs RM200. They provide about 20+ baby chairs. You can still finalize the total number of guests two days before AD.

Tropicana Golf and Country Resort | Events and Meetings (Banquet Sales)
Telephone: +603 7804 8888 (ext. 141, 142, 155, 139 and 105)
Address: Jalan Kelab Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya
Banqueting information: 
View Rates and Seating Capacity - Grand Ballroom up to 900pax, other ballrooms up to 300pax (It's written there 250pax but their personnel told me it can fit up to 300)
Outdoor Spanish Courtyard: 80 pax (banquet), 150 pax (theater)
Poolside Terrace: 300 pax (banquet)

Room rental rates for full day (4-8 hours): 
Grand Ballroom: RM15,000
Ballroom I or II or III: RM5,000
Spanish Courtyard: RM5000

Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant by Tai Thong Group (大同) - Tel: +603-7880 7226 (Diana or Raymond)
Chinese banquet set menu: below (click to enlarge)

Email: (Diana Chye or Raymond)
The Chinese restaurant serves pork-free food
Wedding Menu 2014: from RM688++

spring garden tai thong
nice fish, seafood meat

it is where the tai thong banquet is

For a list of other wedding venue options, click here

Christian Louboutin Shoes

Many brides who go for designer heels for their wedding, pick Christian Louboutin (CL). What is so special about those red-soled shoes? Ladies love them. Since 1992 Louboutin has painted the soles of his shoes red - the color is flirtatious, and sensual. The shoes have an amazing selection of classics and naturals, along with the most creative eccentric pieces of foot-art you've ever seen. More and more celebrities are spotted wearing them. Originated from France, I think it's only right to pronounce the Parisian brand in French. 

The shoes are the classic, iconic form of luxury. Women do not buy CLs for comfort, they are one of the LEAST comfortable shoes you could buy. So wear them around the house so they are properly broken in before the big day. Generally, CL shoes with a slight platform (like the Very Prive) will be more comfortable than those with a flat-bottom. For wider feet (or have bunions), the Clichy and Declic are two of the safer bets as their cut is slightly wider. You can buy them online, or from one of the stores in various cities around the world, the nearest store is located in Singapore. Price wise, it is definitely a splurge.

Nov 2013
Before buying my shoes I did a lot of research on most comfortable designer shoes. Louboutins came up on every list as the LEAST comfortable shoes you could buy... So beware. But, Jimmy Choo's topped every list I saw and they also have some great styles. Cole Haan also was high on the comfort list.

As a shoe person, I totally splurged on my shoes. I bought a similar pair of Jimmy Choos. I love them and they are sooo comfy. I wear them around my house almost daily so they are properly broken in before the  big day. Then, after the wedding, I can wear them whenever I want. :) I did try on a bunch of CLs and they were horribly uncomfortable even just walking around the store. The sales lady actually looked at me like I was nuts when I said the JCs were more comfy. She flat out said "women do not buy CLs for comfort." Her attitude was priceless and I couldn't help but laugh. So, if you do get them without trying them on, buy them from a department store with a good return policy.
As for whether splurging is worth it. Think realistically about your budget and whether it'll break the bank. We are talking $500 shoes, not chump change. Could that money be spent better elsewhere? Can you afford everything else you find more important if you get them? Will you wear them again or be upset if you don't?
Mar 2012
If you're going to get a pair of Designer Heels, Christian Louboutins are the ones to grab. They are the classic, iconic form of luxury, and in-mistakable. The shoes have an amazing selection of classics and naturals, along with the most creative eccentric pieces of foot-art you've ever seen. Be aware that Louboutins run narrow, so its a good idea to size up. Also keep in mind that it depends heavily on the arch and form of your foot. I have bunions, and a very high (collapsed) arch. Since my foot is wide and high, I generally need arch support, and a good shoe stretching combined with a larger size (41-42 EURO here). Take a look at your foot in relation to the shoe, and see what adjustments you may need to make. Mr  Louboutin even admitted his designers at or over 160mm are menat to be short-worn, not for walking, moreover special events. Generally, CL shoes with a slight platform (like the Very Prive and Vee) Will be more comfortable than those with a flat-bottom. In addition, if you have a large foot, a sandal or peep toe will be easier to bear than a tighter, closed toe style. Also, wedges have more surface area to stand on, which is easier, and less cumbersome than walking on a stiletto heel. For wider feet, the Clichy and Declic are two of the safer bets. The cut is slightly wider, and in combination with a 1/2 size up its more bearable.

normal arch bunion support
Depending on your foot type, bear in mind the adjustments you are going to make when choosing the right shoes

suede pumps red soe so high!
have a hidden platform, almond shaped toe box, synthetic outsole, synthetic lining and signature red soles.
blue dress golden red shoes
Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Louboutin “New Declic” Pumps - its cut is slightly wider

silver glitter black with sharp diamonds
Left: so kate (120 mm) - MYR 2,560.00
Right: daffodile spike (160 mm): MYR 5,990.00 - too high for walking, meant for short-worn (Mar 2013)
Art Director / Photographer: Alex Tan | Gown: Vera Wang | Heels: Christian Louboutin | 
Venue: G Hotel Penang
golden high heels wearing on wedding
it is hard to walk

sweet pastal pink for wedding
Very Prive (120mm) | Price: USD845.00 - Peep toe more suitable for large foot, more comfortable with a slight platform
Monsieur Louboutin believes that every woman's closet should include a pair of "Very Prive."

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Tel: +65-6732 2813

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