I know it is weird that suddenly there is not much street photography happening here, and updates have become far in between posts. I have been doing a few wedding shoots lately, mostly for friends, families and colleagues. However, yesterday marked the first time I was engaged by a blog reader, Tobias who came all the way from Germany! He had his wedding ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, with his beautiful Malaysian wife. Tobias is an OM-D system user, who has switched over fully from a Canon full frame system, and has never looked back ever since. I was privileged to cover his beautiful wedding, together with my partner Jason Lioh.
Unlike traditional weddings where the brides wear white gowns, Steph has opted to have a Chinese red dress, looking elegant and classy at the same time. Tobias wore Chinese red samfu, similar to something you find a Kung Fu master wearing in one of those martial arts movies. They looked great together, and the grooms party were also dressed in white samfus. Not a common sight even in a strong Chinese community here in Malaysia, with grooms mostly in full suit and tie while the brides in white gowns.
The lenses I used were M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8, 25mm F1.8 and the kit lens 12-50mm F3.5-6.3. I used the 45mm mostly for capturing candid moments and expressions. The 12-50mm has the close up (macro) mode which was very useful when I needed to shoot tiny details such as the engravings on the rings. You may not believe it but the 12-50mm kit lens is good enough to do the macro job, and I did not even need a macro lens (carrying less lens is better). I have also used the FL-50R flash for most of the shots shown in this entry, and it is important to blend the flash with the available ambient light.
Here I am showing preliminary edits of the shots taken from yesterday's wedding. Kindly take note the edits are not final. Also, I have a partner, Jason Lioh who covered bride's side of events in the morning , thus the missing part of Bride's preparation and portraits which I am not showing here.