Work of Art by Jazz Wedding Photography

It's not easy to produce an eye catching image. It is from the hard work through proper control of the camera focus, lighting, composition and editing. In the pictures below created by wedding photographer Jazz, you could see a delicate balance of artistry and natural beauty. From finding the right background, determining the correct focus to directing the entire shooting, Jazz is able to document its aesthetic ideas beautifully and creatively.



jazz wedding photography
after editing photoshop, super nice
With creativity and careful execution, the details can be presented beautifully

Fine Art Wedding Photography is an approach where the image created is rich and sophisticated in an elegant way according to the vision of the art director/ photographer. It does not matter if the composition is more relaxed and uncluttered with clean colors or something filled with vibrant textures and tones. The photographer can be creative in carefully staging the outcome to make it unique. Instead of the usual bride-posing-sideway, Jazz choreographed and took this artistic picture of a stylish bride pose with both sides of the her gown flouncing like a butterfly. 

butterfly flounce wedding dress
Combination of creative art directing and photography
artistic shot of couple registration
Your ROM photos can be as artistic
kiss the forehead of bride
natural shot laughing at a field of green and flowers

Depending on what you want to achieve, Jazz can create an image that tells a story through a set of properly developed imagery. Together with some post-editing effort it can be further enriched. The post-processing done does not in any way intend to save a bad image but to make it more interesting. The original photo he captured was already in good quality straight out of the camera. By making sure that there is a good balance of realism and fantasy through control of natural light for example, the result is breathtaking.

dress with red hemming black shoes
A good balance of realism and fantasy
closing eyes in the bridal car
The image has been enriched by some editing
amazing walking on water
joss sticks hanging spiral
post editing done on bride sitting on bed
 contrasting background red

Jazz Wedding Photography
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/JazzGallery
Tel/ Email
(中文) +6016-626 7880 or adzen@ymail.com
(English) +6013-772 8363 or jazz_wedding@yahoo.com


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Venus Bridal House in Johor Bahru

Described as the second most expensive bridal shop in JB after Enya Mareine, Venus Bridal Selection is a very popular choice for engaged couples who intend to make some pre-wedding photos. The shop's atmosphere is comfy and the sales assistants are attentive. Li Ling is nice, she provides excellent customer service. Clients complained about Amanda who was rude.

This bridal studio is famous for its beautiful fantasy photos and their amazing photo editing skill. With unique backdrop and setting in the studio, the indoor photos turn out very captivating. Brides are satisfied with MUA Jimmy and PG Derrick. If you take the more expensive package, you can choose ALL the gowns, including designer gowns, otherwise only normal gowns from 'factories' can be chosen.

REVIEWS
http://www.perfectweddings.sg/forums/venus-wedding-package-8003/
Oct 2013
i went with them and i did not regret it. they have a really good and wonderful selection of gowns. the atmosphere of the shop was also comfy. their service is also a plus since i was really given a personal attention the whole time.
http://www.flowerpod.com.sg/forums/Bridal-Shops-Jb-t29556.html&view=findpost&p=3446413#entry3446413
Dec 2012
I was with Venus, their photoshoot was awesome but AD gowns CMI, they only have a small range of AD gowns. It's either e gowns are taken or the color of the gowns couldn't match your wedding theme.
Was utterly dissappointed after they recieve more than half of our money. Their service sucks and don't bother to serve us as compare to the first time.
http://www.flowerpod.com.sg/forums/Bridal-Shops-Jb-t29556.html&view=findpost&p=3404781#entry3404781
Aug 2012
I'm with Venus, luckily my coordinator is really Patient & understanding. From wat u said, trying ard 7 EG & they alrdy show attitude, I can't imagine wat I would encounter as I tried over 20 WG & EG before deciding..& my coordinator is really nice to giv me 1 more EG coz I can't dEcide between the 2 that I've shortlisted. I agree w u, that JB BS do not have gd variety of WG & EG for selection. I almost wanted to source for another BS for my AD, so dun worry as u're not the only 1. My WG & EG are not my perfect 1, abit disappointed. Luckily my photos all came out better den what I expect.
http://www.flowerpod.com.sg/forums/Bridal-Shops-Jb-t29556.html&view=findpost&p=3369786#entry3369786
Jun 2012
I just came back from photoshoot with Venus Bridal over the weekends and all I can say was their services are excellent(though i came back with sun burnt)! Thumbs up for Venus Bridal. My coordinator was Li Ling and she's very nice.
http://www.flowerpod.com.sg/forums/Bridal-Shops-Jb-t29556.html&view=findpost&p=3369034#entry3369034
Jun 2012
Indoor was great, really thks to Venus team, esp my MUA Jimmy & PG Derrick. The whole process was fun & it's a nice experience w them.
http://www.weddingforum.sg/malaysia-bridal-shop-review-41/venus-jb-bridal-1766/#post27125
Apr 2012
Jack is a good consultant and many things can be negotiated with him, he then told us he actually not sales person but designer, just come down n help sale department. We then sign our package with him since he offer us a good package rm 4888 with more than 30+ poses.
But unfortunately once we signed package, again we were refered again to the lady i dislike Amanda haihhh... every time she treat so rude, all requrement that we need she said can not.  after see my 1 selection result, i was really unsatisfy cos i thought their editing skill are great but once saw mine haihhh dun think their quality better than others bridal shop. They just keep repeating their standard editing. the only good point in venus is only their indoor.
http://www.flowerpod.com.sg/forums/Bridal-Shops-Jb-t29556.html&view=findpost&p=3369034#entry3369034
Jun 2012
Indoor was great, really thks to Venus team, esp my MUA Jimmy & PG Derrick. The whole process was fun & it's a nice experience w them.
http://shinshinlim.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-more-down.html
Jan 2012
2ND-MOST EXPENSIVE -- VENUS
AD gowns rental (with package)
~ RM 3,888.00 ( only normal gowns from 'factories' can be chosen )
~ RM 4,X88.00 ( ALL gowns, including designer gowns can be chosen )


vintage ballgown gorgeous english setting
white transparent curtains, flower basket
tailoring your own toy in casual wear
Beautiful studio photos

amazing color captured
very gorgeous night scene garden
with rocks red dress

nine pictures, aiming at center bride
pretend to be busy looking at watch


Real Bride 1:
http://loveoneandonlyonce.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/how-we-chose-our-bridal-package/
Nov 2011
Breakdown of my RM4888 package (approx SGD2k) from Venus Bridal. One of the more well-know bridal shops in JB. I guess the only downside was that there wasn’t any any make-up artist included.
  • 7 signature collection gowns and coats for indoors and outdoors photo shoots (7 different hair-dos and so many scenes!)
  • 3 actual day gowns (1 wedding gowns and 2 evening gowns which are not the same as those for photoshoots)
  • 2 coats
  • 1 rom tea dress
  • 1 bouquet
  • Car decor
  • 15×24 or 12×30 24page album with 35 poses
  • 8×20 20 page album
  • 11×14 framed
  • 24×36 framed
  • 12×4 banner (quite a gigantic standee to advertise for them on the AD venue)
  • Cdr with 68 touched up shots
  • DVD montage with choice of 2 theme songs
  • 200 pieces of 4R giveaway photos
  • 1 musical box
  • 1 family frame
  • 1 actual day guest book
red black yellow gown
Dec 2011: "The indoor photoshoot went quite smoothly. Went to several bridal shops in Singapore but were not impressed. Shortlisted two in jb and signed up immediately with Venus Bridal when we finally visited because I love their style. Two of the many many gowns I tried!"

Real Bride 2: http://zhiweiandweixian.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/rom-couple-album (Feb 2010)


Venus Bridal Selection

exterior of bridal house double storey

Website: venusbridal.com.my 
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Venus-Bridal/292569487752
Add: No.95 & 97, Jalan Perisai, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80500 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: 07-335 9919
Fax: 07-335 9919
Email: venus_9299@hotmail.com
Business Hours: 10.30 am to 8.30 pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Map:

jalan tebrau, the store, shell, lucky crystal crown


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Min Kok Chinese Restaurant (明佫鱼翅酒家) Seremban

As someone who grew up in Seremban, I have been to many weddings of friends, relatives in this town not far away from KL. Min Kok restaurant is famous for its breakfast dim sum; more often than not there's a big crowd lining up for a table in the morning especially during holidays or weekends. My experience with this restaurant in term of wedding food was very good. It has a pretty high standard taste wise, better than a lot of Chinese Restaurants in the Klang Valley. I am not talking about food presentation here.

Other than that, the decor is very very minimalist, and 90's. You definitely won't enjoy the noise from another wedding, the "yum seng" or karaoke singing, which is just a partition away. Parking is always full when there is a wedding happening.


the banquet hall
Wedding Banquet at Min Kok
90s old fashion wedding decor
Guests reception area
seremban banquet
Wedding reception
emcee groom opening champagne
Bean and Any (emcee, live band, entertainers) performing in Min Kok
big hall



Min Kok Restaurant

open parking to restaurant

Website: http://www.minkok.com/
Add: No 7645, Lot 5990, Jalan Labu Lama, (Terminal 2), 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Tel : 06-7618458, 06-7619717, 06-7615157
Fax : 06-7615428

Opening hours :
7 days a week

Dim Sum: 7.30 am - 2.30 pm

Restaurant:
12.00 pm - 2.30 pm
5.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Wedding Packages 2016: From RM598 nett per table
Capacity: 150 tables, 2 VIP Rooms

GPS Coordinates: N2 43 35.2  E101 55 49.1  (02.726450 101.930306)
Map:

sk puteri, jalan labu, terminal 2 acs


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The Botanic Resort Club, Klang

Located within the Bandar Botanic township vicinity in Klang, Botanic Resort Club is a good option for your modern outdoor wedding. The poolside provides for a serene atmosphere for those who prefer being surrounded by lush greenery and landscaping. There is a garden in the midst of a large area of pools of different sizes. The Club also provides banquet amenities that cater to indoor wedding receptions.

Wen Wei + Meng Hoe (ROM & Reception) | Oct 2015 | Photos by SimplyBenji.com (Benjamin)




 http://jwdesign07.blogspot.com/2011/11/ben-wang-zhi-jias-wedding-botanic.html
stage backdrop decor

poms purple sashes


A Grand Hindu Poolside Wedding Ceremony. POOLSIDE of Botanic Club Resort. 
Video by Leonard Hon. Jan 2014.



REVIEWS
http://alyasyaqiera.blogspot.com/2012/01/day-15-dream-wedding.html
Jan 2012
aku suka sangat konsep pool wedding. Aku pernah pergi survey pool di Botanic Club Resort, Klang. Kebetulan ada persiapan wedding di sana. Memang cantik dan perasaan sangat teruja! Rasa sangat best kalau dapat buat wedding disitu. Nampak mewah.
https://foursquare.com/v/botanic-resort-club/4c5d65c37f661b8d6e1c4b1c
Jun 2013
Awesome place for a wedding. Love this place !!!!!!


http://www.wedding.com.my/venue/bandar-botanic-resort-berhad/wedding-ballroom/11785
wood flooring formal hall
Ballroom

club house wedding

s-shape swimming pool
garden

pool full of flower petals
wedding ceremony



Bandar Botanic Resort Berhad (by Gamuda Land)

very scenic and nature

Website: http://www.botanicresortclub.com.my/
E-mail: general@botanicresortclub.com.my
Add: No.1 , Jalan Ambang Botanic, Bandar Botanic, 41200 Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
GPL Location : 2.991870, 101.452910 (Botanic RC)
Tel: +603-3323 8222 (ext. 115)
Fax: +603-3324 8222

Map:
klang wedding



Ref: http://edgwaregreenpark.blogspot.com/
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The Real Insights to Buying Diamonds | Beyond 4Cs

I wonder how many of you perform a thorough research on diamonds before shopping for that engagement ring. If you are keen but don't know where to start, I would recommend beyond4cs.com for very extensive yet easy to understand insights to buying diamonds. Here's my abstract of some of the useful info and tips you can find on this website, written by Paul Gian (avid gem collector,  GIA’s Diamonds Diploma graduate, gemology enthusiast). Click on the link for more detailed descriptions from the original site.

When you are shopping for a piece of diamond jewelry, a grading report is an important document which not only provides you with a scientific blueprint of the diamond’s properties and characteristics, it also attests to the diamond’s authenticity. Paul's advice is to purchase diamonds that are graded by a reliable gemological lab, namely GIA and AGS. Other labs had been known to be lax in their grading. 

GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, is the leading gemological laboratory in the world with high grading standards and consistency. Here's an example of a GIA report.

insight to diamond
1. Header of the Report – Who Actually Graded the Diamond?
2. Report Number, Cutting Style And Measurements
3. The Four Cs – Classification And Attributes
4. Additional Grading Information
5. Reference Diagrams
6. Security Features And Authenticity Marks

The 4 main characteristics to look for when you are searching for a diamond are the 4Cs; Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat. Using the GIA system grading as an example:

Cut refers to a combined aspect of a diamond’s proportions and finishing (symmetry/polish) which can be classified into grades: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, and Poor. Paul considers Cut as the most important factor among the 4Cs as it determines the brilliance and beauty of the diamond. It is  recommended that you always place your emphasis on getting the best cut possible.

Carat weight - One carat is equal to 200 milligrams of diamond or 100 points. It corresponds directly to the price of the diamond. It is also a well-known fact that most people would prefer larger looking diamonds. If budget permits, going for a bigger stone without sacrificing cut is usually a good idea according to the website. Sometimes a well-cut stone with a smaller carat weight can be a much better purchase than a larger one because it will be visibly larger and more attractive than the one that is cut badly.

Color - White (colorless) diamonds are generally more valuable and commonly used in jewelry as they have better reflective qualities. GIA grades it from D (colorless) to Z (light brown or yellow). As long as it faces up white, a color grade from D to G is fine.

Clarity - The lesser amount of blemishes (external flaws like scratches and chips) and inclusions (internal flaws like pinpoints and crystals) a gemstone has, the higher the clarity grade. GIA grades Clarity as follows (using 10× magnification):
– FL (Flawless) – No inclusions or visible blemishes
– IF (Internally Flawless) (IF)
– No inclusions. Minute blemishes
– VVS1 & VVS2 (Very, Very Slightly Included) – Inclusions are extremely hard to be detected
– VS1 & VS2 (Very Slightly Included)
– Inclusions are fairly hard to be detected
– SI1 & SI2 (Slightly Included)
– Inclusions are easily noticeable
– I1, I2, and I3 (Included)
– Inclusions are very obvious
As long as the diamond is eye-clean, it didn’t really matter if the clarity was a VS2 or a VVS1. 

This website provides a "Step by step guide to choosing a diamond" which goes beyond the 4 Cs. Viewed under strong lighting in a jewelry store, even diamonds with the worst cut quality can be made to sparkle. The grading report alone Does Not tell you the full story of a diamond’s physical beauty without doing some further analysis. For instance while the GIA grading system can provide a fairly good assessment of the diamond’s brilliance, GIA also allows a wide range of proportions to exist within their triple excellent Cut ratings. To help you decide which diamond has better performance, you can
  • Use the Holloway Cut Advisor (HCA) as a Weeding Tool. This program enabled the layman to key in variables found in the grading report and makes an instant prediction on the diamond’s visual appeal and performance. Here's an Online HCA. A diamond with a score of less than 2.0 passes the first test and warrants a closer examination. Remember, the Holloway Cut Advisor is a “rejection” tool and not meant to be used a “selection” tool. HCA Scores: 0-2 Excellent | 2-4 Very Good | 4-6 Good | 6-8 Fair | 8-10 Poor
  • Use simple tool called the Idealscope which allows you to determine a diamond’s optics in an objective manner (for round brilliants). It is easier to analyse and understand an idealscope image and figure out what to look out for. Red is desirable and indicates light return while diamonds with too much white areas indicates problems with light leakage. It costs about RM150.
  • Obtain an ASET image. This will help you determine the optical characteristics and performance of the diamond (for fancy shape diamonds). You can find more details about ASET scope and determining optics of fancy shape diamond here.  
The ASET and Idealscope pictures indicate a stone with supreme optical performance. With the correct amounts of reds (brilliance) and blacks (contrast), it is the pinnacle of a bright and scintillating diamond.
  • Inspect the Stone With a Hearts And Arrows (H&A) Viewer. When viewed from the top (crown), an ideally cut diamond should reveal eight symmetrical arrows. On the other hand, when the diamond was viewed from the bottom (pavilion), it should reveal eight symmetrical hearts. Due to the extreme level of cutting precision required for symmetrical patterning, Hearts and Arrows diamonds are sometimes called “super ideals” with superior light performance, material quality and precise optical symmetry. 
G color VS2 1.085 carat ACA super ideal hearts and arrows diamond
  • For online shoppers, having a magnified image or video to help you visualize the stone’s appearance is a MUST. You can make a request from Online jewelers like Whiteflash, James Allen and BrianGavinDiamonds for an ASET/ Idealscope image and other data for free.

On paper, two very similar looking diamonds that are graded as having an excellent cut by GIA can have very different optical performances. Without the HCA and additional light performance data, you would practically be shopping in the dark. While the diamond on the right (1.01 carat F VVS2) is still a decent rock, Paul would not recommend it when given a choice between these 2 options. This is because its light performance is lacking a little (evident by pale ring under the table facet which indicates light loss) and doesn’t face nearly as bright as the one on the left.”
differentiate excellent diamond
(On Left) Idealscope Images: Round 1.01 Excellent – F – VVS1 vs. (On Right) Round 1.02 Excellent – F – VVS2


culet
Anatomy of a diamond
The website also explains additional grading information such as depth and table %, girdle thickness, fluorescence, polish and symmetry and what to look out for. There are many useful articles; A Critical Look at Carat Sizes and Their Prices, Checklist to Help you Choose a Diamond, Where is the Best Place to Buy an Engagement Ring, Diamond Prices – The Shopper’s Guide to Determining Value, among others. Just do a Keywords Search on the top right corner of the website for the topic you want to read about.

When it comes to buying diamonds, the trickiest part to making educated decisions is the ability to evaluate the diamond prior to a purchase. Therefore Paul thinks that shopping online is actually safer and cheaper than buying a diamond in a local store based on his experience, research and pure facts.
  • You get to see indepth and objective information about the diamond. Online vendors like JamesAllen.com offers you the ability to interact with diamonds in far greater details than you would in a brick and mortar store - with features like videos/gemological inspections/after-sales policies/fully insured free shipping to help you make better purchases.
 
James Allen.com provides 360 view with options to select different cuts (round, princess, heart), carats, material of the ring.
  • No questions asked money back guarantee. In contrast, most local stores would only allow store credit in the event of a return. They do this to lock you in with doing business with them.
  • Better selections and range of diamond inventory.
  • Low prices to get a better bang of your buck. For round brilliant cuts with similar grading specifications, he found that the physical stores generally list their inventory at a 30%-80% higher pricing than online stores.
  • You won’t get misled by a salesperson who wants to make a commission off a sale but has very little knowledge about diamonds. You can avoid making impulsive decisions.
To get the best value out of your engagement ring purchase, Paul highly recommends online vendors like James Allen, White Flash and BrianGavinDiamonds. Not only do they offer an impeccable shopping experience, they also provide in-depth details of their listings to help you make educated decisions.

0.928 ct G VS2 Expert Selection Round Cut Loose Diamond
You can see small areas of light leakages beneath the table. The truth is, these areas of light leakages are only detectable by trained eyes in real life and are very minor issues. Yet, this stone was downgraded into the 2nd tier of in-house diamonds and this should give you an idea of how strict Whiteflash’s criteria are for their top-tier ACA diamonds.

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