Initially I've planned to blog about this 2 weeks ago but many things came in a sudden and took all my free time away. Hope that now it's not too late. It was an honor being appointed as Toong Chew's official actual day photographer. Toong Chew, or known as Sehu is a photographer friend of mine that I knew him from Louis Pang's workshop last year. Both Sehu and his wife are photographers. I don't know what other photographers think, but for me, shooting a photographer's wedding could be real fun and a little pressure can be felt at the same time too. On one hand, as the bride and groom are both photographers, they would have higher expectations to my photos than non-photographer bride and groom. On the other hand, due to the reason that they are photographer, I could try shooting style that's different than usual freely without needing to worry whether they could accept or not because they can 'understand' me better from the point of view of a photographer especially for what I shot during the dinner session.
It was fun to cover the actual day of Soo Fong & Sehu, the whole event is really merry with the very sporting groom, Sehu and all the fun 'heng-tai' or should I say seniors of mine, ex-Chung Ling High School boys. As for how sporting the groom is, the photo of Sehu needing to pickup a heart shaped paper from someone's backside with his lips speak for himself. He did it immediately without any hesitation, he's a role model for all the grooms-to-be. :)
I've shot a lot for this wedding as I'm covering the morning session till the wedding banquet and I had hard times deciding which to blog about! Hope you'll enjoy the photos below. TQ~
A big salute to Sehu!
I don't know when I will get myself into trouble by sticking 1/3 of my body out of a car window but I love this kind of shot! :P
The wedding banquet of Soo Fong & Sehu is really beautiful. This is also my first time to put a warm gel on my flash head. I never thought that warm gel could be useful until I had a few test shots at the dinner place. Things that was illuminated by the non-gelled flash has a big difference of color as compared to the ambient light. However, by using a warm gel, the extreme 'yellow-ness' of the ambient light could be pulled down and balance out the color difference of my subject and the ambient light :)
This must be the beautiful culprit for the very 'yellowish' color.
When everyone was invited to the dance floor, no one turned up. To everyone's surprise, a very young lady came and dance so happily!
Even the groom can't resist and took his friend's camera to take a few shots. I took 5 shots of Sehu photographing the dancing girl and ended with only 1 sharp shot. Sehu was moving real FAST!
Coming next in a few hours time, all portrait photographers must not miss. I'll be blogging about a portrait photography seminar at Penang conducted by a well known portrait and wedding photographer from Taiwan. Do not miss out this rare opportunity!