Mun Yew and Regine wedding – an autopsy

Posted: 10th October 2009 by Jacky Yong in Photography
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Regine engaged my service 2 weeks before her wedding! I was rather surprised that she would risk her that until the very last minute! Nevertheless, I was also free that day, and so I took on the challenge.

As with almost all my assignments, I always scout for the place before I go to the actual day, especially if the place is in Klang Valley. And what I found out was that the place was really quite small. It was not a bad thing, creative pictures can be produced if you break out of the norm.

I have always worked alone. The drawback is that I can almost always get the shots from the bride’s side. I have always communicated this to my clients before they commit to my service. However this time is a bit different. Two other photographer friends were colleagues with Regine as well. Ivan Ng was a newbie photographer, while Chee Fai is experienced, but wants to learn as well. I admire their spirit of tagging along to learn up. That was how I learned the trade also.

Listening to the phone, talking to her sisters, having her hair set and her pictures taken, all at once

Listening to the phone, talking to her sisters, having her hair set and her pictures taken, all at once

Some say that marriage life is the end, for the guy that is! HAHAHAHA!! =P

Some say that marriage life is the end, for the guy that is! HAHAHAHA!! =P

Ivan and I met up in Taman Connaught at 6:30 am, intending to have that famous “叶子楣” big pao. But we couldn’t find it. So we went to Regine’s house at 7:00 am.

Long road that leads us here

Long road that leads us here

The makeup artist was late, so we had plenty of time taking pictures of this and that.

Wait

Wait

Pedicure

Pedicure

Dunno why, this Vincci shoes seem to be getting a lot of attention on my Facebook post

Dunno why, this Vincci shoes seem to be getting a lot of attention on my Facebook post

Since I was covering the bride, I have only minimal coverage of the groom Mun Yew.

The brothers arrived, under a menacing sky

The brothers arrived, under a menacing sky

While the brothers are being “played” by the sisters, I remained in the room with Regine, taking more shots of her. I remember seeing a similar shot somewhere, so I did my version of the shot:

Peeking from underneath the veil

Peeking from underneath the veil

It helped a lot that the couple are two of the most funniest couples that I have ever worked with. They posed willingly, and they joked and smiled a lot, and they were very natural at it! It helps too that they looked photogenic as well.

Ehh, this thing genuine ar? Let me bite first!

Ehh, this thing genuine ar? Let me bite first!

This is not pure wedding journalism, as I asked them to pose. But as long as the result is okay, I dont care a hoot what is wedding journalism

This is not pure wedding journalism, as I asked them to pose. But as long as the result is okay, I don't care a hoot what is wedding journalism

We went back to Mun Yew’s house, which is only 3 kilometres away! Mun Yew’s family was the modern type. There was no excessive chinese customs to follow. There was not even a dai kum jeh (the chinese master of ceremony, if you will) to help with the coordination. Which is really fine with everyone.

Back at the grooms house

Back at the groom's house

There was pure enjoyment without the annoying dai kum jeh, IMHO. Everyone was laughing away, joking around with the very concept of the chinese customs. They did follow through the entire tea ceremony and everything, but at a very light-hearted pace. Truly an enjoyable moment!

WAHHHH!!! So big, the box is!

WAHHHH!!! So big, the box is!

Oh no! I think I forgot to feed my goldfish back at home!

Oh no! I think I forgot to feed my goldfish back at home!

The wedding dinner was in Overseas Restaurant in Jaya One. It’s been a long time since I worked in PJ, so I was surprised to find such a happening place in that area.

Overseas Restaurant in Jaya One

Overseas Restaurant in Jaya One

The dinner went smoothly without much hiccups. The ceiling was low, and although the environment was orange-tungsten in colour, I had no white balance problem shooting in JPEG, without the coloured dome, in Auto White Balance!

Hand-in-hand

Hand-in-hand

Smile!

Smile!

The customary yam seng shot

The customary yam seng shot

I did a wedding slideshow of the pictures taken earlier that morning. It was a combination of the pictures taken by myself, Chee Fai and Ivan that morning.

When I see the smiling faces of the guests that night, I knew that I had done a good job with the pictures and the slideshow. And of course, I can’t miss capturing the smiling faces!

The slideshow must have been really entertaining. I had a great time capturing their emotions

The slideshow must have been really entertaining. I had a great time capturing their emotions

Mun Yew stopped to look at the slideshow

Mun Yew stopped to look at the slideshow

There was a very embarrassing thing that happened that night, and it wasn’t me! It was Ling Nee. Exactly a week ago, she got so drunk, she broke a glass when doing the yam seng. Guess what? I saw it myself with my own eyes that night! I even captured the moment! I didn’t know I had that picture until I checked back the pictures that I took.

I clicked the shutter the moment the glass fell!

I clicked the shutter the moment the glass fell! Talk about good timing!

It was a happy ending to a happy marriage. But hey, why is this guy crying?

Regine is getting married liao! Im so sad! Boo hoo hoo!

Regine is getting married liao! I'm so sad! Boo hoo hoo!

She was choked up in tears. So was Regine, but I was at the wrong end of the hug

She was choked up in tears. So was Regine, but I was at the wrong end of the hug

The end

The end

EDIT 12 Oct 2009:

Added a few more previously unseen pictures, taken from fellow photographer that day Chee Fai:

A lot of feel this one

A lot of feel this one

Mun Yew and his  doggy

Mun Yew and his doggy. His expression is a joy to take!

I like this angle

I like this angle

Hit you, POW POW!!

Hit you, POW POW!!

Walking towards the car

Walking towards the car, taken from a high vantage point

This one is really comical. The expression on Regines face is so much better than my version

This one is really comical. The expression on Regine's face is so much better than my version

Edit 17 Oct 2009:

Added previously unseen photos from fellow photographer Ivan Ng:

Flowery

Flowery

Ivan has all the credit for this picture. He posed and took the picture of this ring on the flower

Ivan has all the credit for this picture. He posed and took the picture of this ring on the flower

The best picture of the entire series. No cropping, no PP was done, other than the watermark, and resize.

The best picture of the entire series, IMHO. No cropping, no PP was done, other than the watermark and resize.

For more pictures, head on to my gallery.

  1. cheefai7 says:

    Thanks Jacky for the credit. Wonderful shoots you have there.