Last Chinese New Year Eve, I photographed the wedding of Zira's elder sister Yusof & Hanis and it's just like yesterday as everything is still fresh and vivid in my memory. Their family is exceptionally warm, nice and humorous to the bits..ahaha..We giggled non stop during our free shots session around the kampung area. And now a year later, I photographed Zira's engagement. Zira herself is a photography enthusiast, so it is much easier when we are taking portrait shots with her au naturel posing. Perhaps it's the au naturel of everyone and surrounding there made me felt good to be back for this assignment.
When I first spoke to Hisham through the phone, he sounded like a stern person. However, he's totally different in person. Not only is he humorous, he's also generous..ahah..(didn't say it because they rhyme) Thanks Hisham for 2 packs of chocolate coated dates, a local delicacy which he bought purposely from Saudi Arabia. During our meet up, getting to know Saudi Arabia was our main conversation..about their transportation, cheap petrol and some local wedding traditions to name a few.
It was a fun and enjoyable assignment, where Aira's family members are camera shy, so shy that they would run away whenever I am around. It's like playing "Hide And Seek". I even got hit by one of her auntie when I sneak out infront of her. "You notty boy!!" she said.
Everything is pink, sweet and nice on the first day followed by a romantic white theme on the second day. The splendid smiles and humorous moments from this couple made their photos so pleasant and memorable. The hospitality extended were so warm that I couldn't refuse the meal offered although I'm actually rushing off home for my chinese new year eve reunion dinner. What a lovely couple.
It's always fun to attend Malay wedding as you can see lots of friends, neighbours and relatives helping out during the event. The food and door gifts were arranged by his mother herself. Syafie is one chinese dialect expert. He can converse fluently in Cantonese, Mandarin and even Hakka. Dont play play ah...
When Aishah & Rocky signed up for a wedding photography package with me, I actually looked forward to their wedding. There were mixtures of Chinese and Malay customary which brought up some varieties to the wedding. Capturing the moments whereby two different culture accepting each other reminds me of how rich and harmony Malaysia is.
As mentioned in "Zizi & Izzi", a friend of Ari, became "Raja Sehari" last weekend. He's as friendly as his looks and cracks jokes all the time meanwhile his wife smiled sweetly at everyone. With him around, everyone was full of laughter and was never a boring event for me as well. On that night, we were all entertained by his special guest, our very own Malaysian songbird, Jaclyn Victor. No doubt, she can really hit the high note effortlessly. Amazed, amazed..
That is how they address themselves, Zizi & Izzi (Mazeera & Izzam). A fun and friendly couple and so is Zizi's sister. Their wedding ceremony were held at Masjid Shah Alam and reception at Concorde Hotel Shah Alam which were witness by DYMM YANG DIPERTUAN BESAR NEGERI SEMBILAN TUANKU JA'AFFAR IBNI ALMARHUM TUANKU ABDUL RAHMAN.
If possible, I would rather be the witness of the wedding than being the photographer of my relatives. Same goes to Ari, cousin of Zizi. Actually, they got my contact through Ari. Hence, would like to take this opportunity to thanks Ari for introducing this happy couple to me. It was great working with them. Coming week, I'll be covering Putra's wedding, Ari's car lovers friend.