Andy Lim - Capturing the Emotion in your Wedding Pictures

The word "photojournalism" has been mentioned again and again in the photography arena but what is it really? Take a look at the pictures below and you can immediately make a story out of every action, emotion on their faces and so on. I was amazed by how Andy Lim caught the photo-journalistic moment at just the right time.

When asked how did he do it so amazingly as things happen rather fast during weddings, he says he strives to capture real moments through skill, anticipation and experience. He believes this is the unique strength of Emotion in Pictures. This cannot be fixed in Photoshop, because it needs to be captured at the right time, with the right expression, and the right lighting. The combination of all these factors requires a lot of skill to pull off. Their experience in multi-cultural weddings enables them to anticipate when the right moment will happen, and be ready for it. Have a look at their slideshows ( and pictures (, the expressions (laughter, joy, quiet bliss) are all real. They did not influence or incite those expressions, but rather they were ready to capture them when they do happen.

Great news to the newly engaged couples who are searching for a good photographer for the big day. Emotion in Pictures is running a year-end promotion, and the lucky winner will take home a RM1000 discount voucher that can be used for their 10-Hour Wedding Day Photography package. Your wedding day photography must take place by 22nd December 2013. For more information, go to: To enter the contest you just have to click on “Enter Sweeptakes” and login with your Facebook credentials. As simple as that.

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The groom is holding on to his one and only, checking if everything is ok.
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International Wedding Designer Gowns

Monique Lhuillier
Diane Monique Lhuillier, born in the Philippines in 1971, is of French/ Spanish descent, her fashion house is based in LA, California. Joanna Garcia, Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Pink, Alicia Silverstone, Marion Caunter, Molly Malaney, Odette Yustman wore ML wedding dress.

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From left: Diane Monique Lhuillier, Reese Witherspoon, Pink
Vera Wang
Vera Wang was born in 1949 in New York and is of Chinese descent. She was a figure skater before entering the fashion industry and making it big in bridal wear. There is a long list of celebs who wore her wedding dress; Hilary Duff, Ivanka Trump, Fish Leong, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Chelsea Clinton, Jeri Ryan, Kim Kardashian, Campbell Brown, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Avril Lavigne, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Uma Thurman, Holly Hunter, Kate Hudson & Anne Hathaway (in movie: Bride Wars)

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Designer Vera Wang, Fish Leong, Kate Hudson (in movie: Bride Wars)

Valentino Garavani, Italian fashion designer, born in 1932, brides: Jennifer Lopez

John Galliano  
Born in 1960, British designer, is of Gibraltarian/ Spanish descent. He was awarded 4 times British Designer of Year but also had a fair share of ups and downs. Was bankrupt in 1990, was suspended due to his anti-Semitic remarks in 2011. He made wedding gowns for high profile brides such as Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani, Cindy Crawford, Melania Trump.

Carolina Herrera
María Carolina, born in 1939 is a Venezuelan/ American fashion designer. She made wedding dresses for Renee Zellweger, Amy Smart, Tamera Mowry, Christina Hendricks. Kristen Stewart wears a Carolina Herrera in the movie Twilight. She was voted as one of the best dressed women in the world. Her fashion boutique is based out of New York.

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From left: Maria Carolina, Amy Smart, Tamera Mowry

Rosa Clará
She is Spanish fashion designer. Rosa Clara Group in Barcelona, Spain has a group of experts from various background to offer their customers with personalized bridal and beauty service.

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Rosa Clara dressing up Mischa Barton, Rosa Clara wedding gowns

Born in 1964, this Lebanese fashion designer had made wedding dress for singer Katy Perry. He first started his fashion label in Beirut, now owns workshops in Milan and Paris. He designed the dress worn by Halle Berry the night she took home the Academy Award's Best Actress title in 2002.

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Designer Elie Saab and his bridal collection

Manuel Mota is a Spanish designer. His wedding dresses were donned by Jennifer Garner (in movie: Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past), Katharine McPhee, Wayne Rooney' bride Coleen McLoughlin.

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Manuel Mota and Russian model Irina Shayk, Jennifer Garner, Katherine McPhee
Reem Acra
She is Lebanese fashion designer, her flagship store is in New York. Jenna Dewan, Marcia Cross, Star Jones, LeAnn Rimes, Reese Witherspoon (in movie: Legally Blonde II) wore her wedding gowns. Learned the art from her grandmother, she started her career as an embroidery artist in New York.

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Reem Acra, Jenna Dewan, Marcia Cross

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The Big Rajah (TBR) Food Caterer

It needs no introduction, The Big Rajah (TBR) is a popular wedding caterer in the Klang Valley. Their menus can be tailored to your specific requirements such as the the taste, number of guests, budget, and the right food selection to complement the event. TBR provides the set-up for furniture, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware. All their staffs are trained in-house and there will be no inexperienced part-timers/ external workers. They specialize in fine Malaysian cuisine encompassing Indian, Malay, Chinese and Western foods for temple wedding, banquet, engagement party or other functions.

Other options: List of Indian Food Caterers

Nice presentation caterer Attractive bronze food containers, round and arranged neatly. Nice presentation.

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Be impressed by their delectable food, excellent, thumbs up times 10. The rice is very tasty even without any dishes to go with. The entire catering coordination is executed with extra supervision and close attention. Look for the person-in-charge Kuldip to put in place a well-organized feast for your special day. TBR is the preferred caterer and highly recommended. 

Dec 2014
The best caterers I've had the pleasure of eating from.
Mar 2014
The family has gone with big rajah for catering. Their menu is a mix of malaysian food and they do have roast lamb and on the spot items. Good food and service. Yummy food at Indian weddings.
darshan61 @ Jul 2012
We hosted my nephew's Engagement Breakfast and Lunch with Big Rajah Caterers last weekend and I must say the food was excellent and the coordination and supervision was a perfect blend. Kuldip was really excellent and has so much of patience and thank you Kuldip for and excellent job and we will have "Big Rajah" as our preferred caterers for all our functions to come. Keep up the excellent job. Mrs Jagjit/Darshan

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Thumbs up for the food (x10)
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Popular caterer with an auspicious icon - elephant
Canopies - for outdoor weddings
modern by big rajah catering
Wedding cakes

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TBR runs between 1,200 and 1,500 events each year, ranging from 15 to 15,000 guests. The company offers more than 200 varieties of local and Western dishes, including 25 “on-the-spot” stalls. Its classic dishes — Chicken Masala, Mutton Mysore Rajah and Fish Methi are high in demand by customers and they also provide more than 20 types of chicken dishes on the menu.

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TBR CEO John (on the right) presented a carved elephant to Ken and his wife Uma for their support. (Their son Skantha at the back).

The Big Rajah

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Tel: 03-78777415

Events: Banquet, Buffet, Temple Weddings, Dome Settings, Garden Weddings, Ethnic Weddings, House Parties, Engagements

Other customizable options:
• Creative Décor
• Food Presentation with Hotel Style Grand Entrance
• Unique Table Set-ups
• Creative Buffet Set-ups
• Cocktails and Bar Services
• Classic Round Dome Services
• Special Food Garnishing
• Wedding Cake

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Unique photos with a WOW factor | ShutterSpeak Studio

from RM2500 | Unique photos are the ones that tickle your senses immediately when you look at them. There are different ways of capturing the moments or that pre-wedding album. Take a look at how Shuttespeak Studio plays with their photography techniques that will make you go "WOW". They are well-established videographer as well.

The photographer makes use of the sunray effect to enhance the romanticism of the picture. This is a good example of a subtle intimate scene which is absolutely beautiful.

Time stood still when you are in love. Everything else does not matter. #timestoodstill

The moment when the wind blows on the paddy field... particles hover in the air. Sometimes it is the small details that make a photo stand out.

Photos captured on a spur of the moment is most enchanting. This is a portrait of the relationship of a father and son. It shows who they are; someone with sentimental, loving, filial, calm characteristics.

The expression is priceless

Making use of random city backdrops creatively.

The colorful graffiti designs in the streets of Melbourne

Silhouette photography makes impressive wedding photos. The subjects are shot with back light which created shadows, you can only see the silhouette of the couple and the birds. The photographer captures the image at a certain angle to bring out the two-dimentional outline. I love the dramatic bright color sunset backdrop.

Wedding Cinematography:

Shutterspeak gets the most beautiful shots and important moments without intrusions, you won't know the photographer is there! The team instantly puts you at ease hence the journalistic results. Their clients get quality photos and videos that they will treasure. Their work speaks for itself. They are not cheap but you get what you pay for.

If you want people who will spend the time to understand what you want, respect your guests and event, and deliver beyond your wildest expectations I would recommend Suhaimi and his team. There are many wedding photographers and videographers out there, many of whom offer ridiculous cheap prices. I believe you get what you pay for and having spent so much on my wedding I wanted to make sure it was captured properly. if you want professionals with the best equipment and post-production then you may not get the very cheapest price, but you will get quality photographs and video that you will treasure. I was very specific in what I wanted and needed some things on a very tight time schedule, but they were understanding and went to inordinate lengths to achieve my dream. The team are very friendly and instantly put you at ease during what can often be a stressful time. They are also excellent at disappearing into the background and capturing moments without intruding on them. I cannot recommend Suhaimi highly enough to anyone who wants to be confident they have hired the best wedding photographer and videographer out there in United Kingdom.

The video is amazing. It's just so beautiful. We all loved it. Semua sampai nangis2... hehe.

We want to say a big thank you for the work you & your team did on our wedding photos. You all did an icredible job! We couldn't be happier. We had to many comments on the slideshow you ade for the wedding using our pre-wedding shots. It was a special & memorrable treat & we are so glad to have had the pre-wedding shoot, we got some lovely shots we will treasure...& it was so much fun!! As for our wedding photos, I was soworried after the wedding that we may not have gotten enough shots because we were so rushed on the day. What a pleasant surprise we got!!! You guys managed to get the most beautiful shots of all the "real" & important moments. Best of all we never even realized you were there so we didn't feel the need to pose, it was all natural& just beautiful.

Shutterspeak Studio
FB Page:
Add: No 90, Jalan I3, Taman Melawati
Tel: 011-1120 3754
Rates: starts from RM2500 for pre-wedding, actual day: full day from RM7500

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Filming Art Cinematography

The videography industry is growing fast and furious. It does not come as a surprise because videos could capture real moments in a way static photos can't. We want our wedding events to be recorded in more exciting and action-packed motion pictures. When I first saw the video of the wedding day morning session (gate crashing and ceremony) produced by Filming Art displayed at a friend's wedding reception dinner, I was very intrigued. Amazed because of the artistic cinematography, smooth development of the story, nice editing, the fun, romantic and modern feel it creates.

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My Wedding Day Photos by Jooi Wah

My Wedding Reception Lunch at Tropicana Golf Resort's Ballroom III

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My wedding's purple and white theme

Photographed by Jooi Wah

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Emcee Desmond Ting

Organizing special activities for the wedding reception can be exhausting. One interesting way to entertain your guests without too much effort from your side is to hire an experienced emcee to cheer up the evening. I came across a talented master of ceremony on my cousin's wedding at the Grand Imperial restaurant located at Bangsar Shopping Centre. Desmond Ting has been mentioned by a few other brides/ grooms who had him emceed their wedding functions. I personally think he is hilarious, spontaneous and a great entertainer. Language wise he could speak in a few Chinese dialects Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien fluently. His spoken English is ok. I would highly recommend Desmond if most of your guests could understand Chinese.

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 Unfortunately I didn't manage to capture a good angle and more interesting snapshots. Here's a short clip of Desmond emceeing.

One of the programs of the night include a game that involved everyone in the audience. Each table was given a task to collect a few items such as a Samsung handphone, a driver's license, a man's belt, a high heel shoe... and has to bring the collectibles to the stage by a male and a female. The four pairs who got to the stage first would get an ang pow (red packet) from the bride & groom. They then had to perform a dance with the accompanied music of cha-cha, twist, etc. The loudness of the audience applause would determine who wins the grand prize. It was quite a fun arrangement where everyone had a good laugh. The way Desmond interacted with people was effortless, he managed to set off their sporting self when he asked them questions. His choice of words was witty and most of the time comical. He spoke in Cantonese that night.

Desmond recited some well wishes verses in a poetic way to the couple. He also wished them the best of  health, love, abundance, fertility... all the words that must be uttered on a Chinese wedding.

Jan 2015 (Review provided to wedresearch via email)
We wanted William Lee but he was already booked therefore we engaged Desmond. Kinda worried about choosing him at first since there weren't many reviews about him (compared to William) but he exceeded my expectations. Desmond knows his job well and great in engaging the audience. He was funny too.
Languages/ Dialect (Fluency): Chinese/Cantonese great, English side was alright for us. Price: RM3k
Nov 2012
Desmond Ting may not have the online presence of William Lee, but he is no where below William in terms of his experience and professionalism. He speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Hokkien. Highly recommended to those with guests from a variety of background. If anything, Desmond was much more responsive when it comes to attending to inquiries from prospective clients like me. He does put in efforts to contact the prospective clients in between his busy schedules. He also provides banquet coordination services so that the couple can be relieved of their wedding planning duties for the night. Do take note that he is on the flamboyant side. 

Desmond Ting
FB Page:
Tel: 012-396 9384
Rates: RM3000 (2015)

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Wedding Videographer and Photographer in Ipoh (U-Wang Studio)

Creativity goes a long way, especially in the world of photo and video capture. U-WANG Studio has a great team of experts whose styles are dynamic, innovative and expressive. You can pick up a few inspirations and ideas from their work. The outcome is not the usual boring couple portraits. Their wedding photography exudes a unique originality in the combination of props and the way the couples pose or behave in front of the camera. U-WANG Studio captures the events on a wedding day artistically on video. You are able to see what's happening during the preparation in different views, emotions of the bride, groom, family and friends, the joy and busyness on the special day. 

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Love this! Bride is pleased. (notice there are two reflections).
The fact that half of the image is the board wall makes it more artistic.
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Types of Bridal Hair-Do's

Girls have their own fancy when it comes to hairstyle. Some prefer it curled, straight, fringe, brushed-back, up or down... In choosing the type of hair-do, you may consider the wedding dress cut, neckline, embroidery. Your facial configuration will also matter as the bridal hair impacts the overall look.

A properly set updo ensures the hair is neat and hassle-free all day long. Having all down long hair will post a bit of a problem, the hair might look unkempt after some time of moving about. To solve the problem, you can go for a half up half down hair style. You have part of your hair properly tied up and keep half of it flowing down to cover some bare skin :), for instance a strapless, low cut neckline dress.

A Classic Chignon is an updo tied low at the nape of the neck. This hair style is very sleek, elegant and it gives the bride a sophisticated look.
Barrel curls are large ringlets that can be achieved by using barrel curlers.
You can do a French Twist by twisting the hair up into a cone shape, holding it with pins.
A Beehive hair of the 60s, is achieved by gathering the back-brushed and base hair, wrapping it towards the crown of the head with hairspray. To create more volume/ height, insert a round, light object wrapped by the hair.

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From left: 1. High curly updo 2. Backcombed Grecian Goddess Style 3. Classic Messy Chignon
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From left: 1. Ballerina Twist 2. Barrel Curls Updo 3. Classic Chignon #lowchignon
1. Beehive updo 2. French twist updo 3. Classic Bridal Bun
From left: 1. #Beehive updo 2. French twist updo 3. Classic Bridal Bun. #frenchtwist

Half Up/ Down
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1. Spanish Weaves Half Up/down 2. Spring Curls 3. Loose Waves Half Up. #halfdown
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1. Barrel Curls Half Up 2. Puffed-up Simple straight 3. Wavy side pony with fringe

Beautiful brunette with spiral curled ends, smooth at the top is a great look. The soft Long Spiral curls add bounciness to the lock.
The classic 1940s long Vintage hairstyle has cascading curls with a deep side parting. You can also put on a birdcage veil to spice up the retro look.
Tresses with fuller, thicker waves will give the bride a sexy-edge. The Sultry Waves can frame your face beautifully maintaining a modern appearance.

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1. Long, spiral Curls 2. Long 40s Vintage Make Hairstyle 3. Sultry Waves
From left: 1. Long, spiral Curls 2. Long 40s Vintage Make Hairstyle 3. Sultry Waves. #vintagehair #alldown


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Effective Wedding Cinematography | Beezworks Productions

Here is a cinematographer who pays attention to cinematic composition, style and pacing to achieve the desired result. I think Beezworks Productions is good at capturing the excitement and emotions of the wedding celebration. The story is told in a creative way that you get to know the couple's personalities, the care of their loved ones; family and friends and the relationship of the bride and groom.

There are connections between shots in a scene using the elements of sound and sight; music, speeches, interaction, transition of scenes and dramatic motions. You would not miss the laughter and tears, words that are not spoken on normal days, and the amazing memories. They film the moments as the day unfolds, then put the best parts together to create a high impact & high definition video. You will appreciate the difference in quality, trust me. With digital technology and artistic ideas your complete love story will be very magical.

Indian Wedding Video

Wedding video Compilation
SHORUBBEN & KAMINI (Trailer) by BeezWorks Productions

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Creating Fine Art in Bali | Mirage Bridal

Bali is a popular destination for photography, well-known for its beaches, temples, volcanic mountains and many more. Here's a collection of some really striking pre-wedding photos and video created by the Mirage Bridal team.

Tukad Unda Dam, left from the Dutch colonization of Bali, was built on the Tukad Unda river. It is a famous spot among the locals. The dam is a source of water as well as play for the children. This image of the couple and a few Balinese kids splish splashing in the water captured by Mirage Bridal is intense and at the same time lighthearted. The pure emotions are turned into a stunning piece of fine art.

The expressions are turned into fine art.

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