Shots and Poses Ideas with Arture Photography

You can get some ideas on the poses/ shots to prepare for your upcoming wedding or photo-shoot here. Take note on how to pose, what you want in the photo and the overall mood. A good photographer will make it happen.

Lighting is usually a problem with indoor photography. Experienced photographer Shin of Arture Photography makes good use of natural and artificial lighting to capture the interior details beautifully.  Where you stand, where and how to focus matter, they are well taken care of. 

When you are at a location away from home, remember to seize the uniqueness of that place. Landmarks such as structures and buildings photographed with the right techniques are going to look great, different from what the naked eyes see. Birds hovering in the sky against the background of the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic below is such a wonderful sight to behold.
A majestic shot

Have some greens for a refreshing image

Brides and their wedding dress, her most prized possession shot is a must.
Admiring the wedding dress before it is donned. The brightness enhances the image.

Try the dramatic night shot at the beach. Sometimes getting dirty can be rewarding. The result is remarkable.
This is how you showcase your stunning wedding gown in a dramatic way

Examples of intimate moments with an artistic touch and good composition.
Sun glare is right at the spot where he kisses her

A good close-up of happiness

The casual shot with the two enjoying the sea breeze in a stylish way.

You want to share your happiness with the people you care about and this picture says it all.

Fetch-the-bride on the actual wedding day. What a precious moment.

Sometimes adding a little imagination to the framing makes the photo more captivating. This image captures the couple's smile as they have fun together.

Arture Photography - Shin (ChongSian)
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Tel: 012-294 6169/ +65-8444 5582

  • 3rd Place of AsiaWPA First Half Competition 2015
  • Execellence Award of AsiaWPA First Half Competition 2015
  • Silver Awards of WPPI First Half Online Competition 2015 (Wedding Details)
  • Silver Awards of WPPI First Half Online Competition 2015 (Bride or Groom Alone)
  • Silver Awards of WPPI First Half Online Competition 2015 (Portrait Individual)
  • Excellence Award of AsiaWPA 2014
  • Member of Master Photographers Association, UK (LMPA)
  • Member of Asia Wedding Photographers Association (AsiaWPA)
  • Member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 

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Adorn by Shinny Ong

Shinny is the preferred MUA highly recommended by Jenny Sun and Stories' Grace Tan. She may not be a seasoned makeup artist with only a couple years of experience, she has already collaborated with the best bunch of photographers in the industry. Her counterparts were amazed by her talent in styling the brides to be. They looked gorgeous, a result of glowing radiance by her immaculate skill in natural makeup. In my opinion the soft simple hair Label:modernizes the bride's appearance in an unique way. With or without an Label:accessory of birdcage veil or a flower hair piece up to your preference, Shinny can make you the center of attraction by being classy adorned with luminous and natural makeover.

Besides the fine comments from various vendors mostly PGs she partnered with, I have not been able to dig more feedback about her professionalism, service and so on. For a researching bride the quest to look for the most fitting MUA is not an overnight thing and it requires doing some homework. Therefore more review data about a particular vendor would be a great help. Every bride's requirements are different and these aspects will the guidelines for her to perform a more complete filtering. Any comments girls? Let us know k...

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Jeff and Ee Sian's Pre-wedding photoshoot in Perth
Makeup/ Hair: Shinny Ong
Photographer: Alvin Yap

pouring champaigne wedding dinner purple choker
Kwan Seng and Jasmine's wedding
Photos: Grace (Stories)

brushing the lid, shadow in close shot
back view of bridal hair
bridal makeup
Donovan and Yvonne's wedding
Photos by Joshua Koh
For the morning session, Shinny styled the bride in a subtle elegant look embellished with a white flower hair piece plus fresh makeup.
For the reception, she went with simple all down curled hair.

bride turn to groom at the back
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Sonia and Reyhan's Pre-wedding for the "Got Mojo?" Camp organized by the Red Ninjas which consists of Wiki Lee and wife Ilona, Alex Lam, Grace Tan, Mark Leo, Jenny Sun and Jon Low.

Jenny Sun Photography Workshop
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Photographed by Kay
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Photos taken during the Jenny Sun Photography Workshop in KL - Aug 2011
Dresses by Pretty in White
Styling/ Makeup by Shinny Ong
Photographed by Vincent Lee

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wedding kua
Alex and Regine's pre-wedding photoshoot #kwa
Photographer: Jenny Sun
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The dewey fresh look after makeup

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Jonathon and Rachel's wedding - the bride donning a traditional Chinese kua and the ballerina twist updo

Adorn by Shinny Ong 

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Rates: RM970 for 2 sessions

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English Tea Teaffani Catering and Events

English delights like scones, quiche, pastries and cupcakes on tiered cake stand and a pot of tea are something fancy you can consume during tea time, while hanging out with friends. Instead of the usual old town white coffee and roti bakar (or half boiled eggs), people go for an English high-tea experience for a change. Teaffani Catering and Events provides private English hi-tea moment perfect for your bridal shower, hens night, wedding or engagement party. Available packages include lunch or dinner + high tea or just the Afternoon tea package. Teaffani's crew will transform your event hall into tasteful traditional English hi-tea setup with classic table decoration, soft colored table cloths, tiered cake stands, china bone tea cups, saucers, teapots, plates and cutlery sets elegantly set up to complete the look. Sounds interesting?

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Vince and Jo's Church Wedding at Church of the Assumption PJ

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Alex & Chi Leng's Wedding at Mandarin Oriental KL
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Bridal Shower
english tea set minute cute
sugar container spoon saucer
fruit tarts cream puff cup cakes

@ Aug 2011 says:
"I was immediately drawn to the tea time spread. What a beautiful setup! I was amazed at the details – kinda reminded me of a typical English tea house. I felt like a Victorian doll having her tea party with porcelain tea sets of roses and gold trim. I was also quite impressed that Teaffani actually loans out their tea sets for parties since it is quite chore to bring such breakable items around after all."

Teafffani Catering and Events

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Tel: 012-207 9256

Lunch menu at about RM35/ pax (min 60 pax)
Gourmet High Tea package at about RM25/ pax (mix 50 pax)

High Tea Package Items (varies with different package)
Range of Macaroons                       
Petite rosy Cupcakes
French Fruit Tarts
Savory Quiches
Cakes, Pastries & Cookies
Gourmet Ribbon Sandwiches
Heavenly Scones with clotted cream/butter and preserves
Strawberries Dipped Chocolate
Complimentary Juices
A selection of Tea and Coffee
Complimentary Decoration, disposable cups, forks, plates, napkins

Additional Packages
  1. Gorgeous Model Waiter  to will keep your guests delightfully entertained serving High Tea and providing shoulder massages for all the girls. Plus, for all Hens Party bookings, the gorgeous waiter will also host a personalized hens quiz to test how well the guests know the bride - at RM200 per hour. 
  2. Tarot Reader  You can treat your best group of girlfriends to a date with destiny … Hear what exciting events your future holds while you sip tea and enjoy a range of delicious High Tea delights. Uncannily accurate and frivolously fun - RM200 per hour. 
  3. Crockery Hire Packages  Gorgeous tea ware is now available for hire - Contact Teaffani for more info.

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Man-made Beach Wedding @ Philea Mines Beach Resort

I was able to capture some pictures of the outdoor wedding banquet with a scenic man-made beach view, and the lake at Mines Wellness Hotel, Seri Kembangan. The gorgeous garden wedding was indeed very captivating. The hotel is situated right beside the Mines shopping mall, not too far from the city, at least the distance is more ideal compared to Equatorial Bangi, Cyberview Lodge or the beach resorts in Port Dickson.

It allows you the experience of dining in a traditional local village at the Abdul & Charlie's restaurant, the imperial Chinese Cheng Ho Court restaurant and a full set of traditional health therapy provided by the hotel. With its unique design and event offering, you can customize your dream wedding in a close to home environment with breath-taking lagoon pool beach and lush greenery.

The grandeur wooden hotel interior fused with bamboo paneling will attract nature lovers. The rates are affordable too. I am not so sure about having an indoor wedding there to be honest, the ballroom was not in a good condition the last time I visited it.

You may have some communication issues with the servers being foreigners. The well-trained ones are good. Mixed reviews about the PIC, seemed to have improved since 2014.

Apr 2015
I had my wedding here last year and everything went smoothly. The PIC was quite helpful in solving any issues. Overall I am quite satisfied with the service.

Feb 2014
I had my wedding dinner at Beach area December last year. we called and visited during the wedding fair and I am lucky to get some discounts, The actual day the weather is good and I am very happy with their set up and service. The service staff is foreigner but we dont face any difficulty in communication. All my guest feed back was very positive and we are happy too and its worth it to have event here.

Nov 2013
I had my wedding ceremony at the beach but wedding dinner in the ballroom. It was a Chinese style dinner. The weather that day was fine, the outdoor ceremony went well. One thing about this hotel, they seem to have very low budget in hiring staffs. Guess what? All the staffs were foreign workers and they hardly speak English. My guests were asking for one thing and the foreign workers provided them the other. It was a chaos in a sense. The hotel Sales Director was rude, when we complaint to him, he said if we do not like it we can always choose another hotel.
All in all, it was a bad experience except the fact that I am married to the man that I love now.
Besides, if you are looking at outdoor wedding, please make sure you highlight to them that you want the beach appears to be CLEAN on your wedding day. I've been to the beach once where there were a lot of rubbish, water was green, smelled funny. Of cuz, that was after I signed up with them for the whole wedding package. If you are considering this place, please give it a second thought. With the price, you can get a better place.

Jun 2013
The hotel wedding coordinator, Ms. Saraswarthy from Sales Department, is very not helpful throughout the planning process.
To date, I am still not able to receive my wedding invitation cards, although I have confirmed the artwork design with Ms. Saraswarthy in May. I've been waiting for her reply for 2 weeks but she did not reply my email.

Feb 2013
I find the hotel PIC very very not helpful! My wedding just took place last month. the hotel PIC, Saraswathy,she's inconsistent in everything that she promised. She's rude too, I find her not able to cope with things if she needed to multi-task! My wedding clashed with 2 other weddings on the same day and she's just totally not able to cope with the situation. I'm just glad that I'm done with this hotel and I don't have to see her anymore!

Dec 2012
Already signed up for the beach wedding. The view is breathtaking!

Hang Li Po Ballroom

Photo by: i create angel - Clive Loke. Dec 2014.

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Garden wedding overlooking the beautiful artificial beach
mines wellness hotel
Tables setting for the wedding later in the evening
garden open air and under cover
It was a mega wedding with tables arranged at the garden as well as at the open air restaurant which is under cover.
man made beach mines wellness hotel
Beautiful man-made beach/ pool, designed to look like the real thing, with coconut trees, sand and cave rock
swimming pool and lake hotel
"Beach" lagoon swimming pool and the lake
ballroom smells funny
wooden furniture malay fusion design
The hotel lobby
malay design hotel
Left: Wooden Malay Design. Right: The hotel chalet rooms
wedding at the cafe
Some tables are laid out inside the cafe itself | Abdul & Charlie's | 200 pax | Level 1
Cheng Ho Court Chinese Restaurant | Level 3 | 130 pax

Philea Mines Beach Resort (previously Mines Wellness Hotel)

Add: Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia
Enquiries: (+60)3-8943 6688

Hang Li Po ballroom: 300 pax
Parameswara: 190 pax

Wedding Package 2015: 
Malay/ Indian: fr RM1140nett per table
Chinese: RM1268nett per table
Outdoor International buffet: RM162nett per pax


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