Wedding: Alex & Lily

Note: For more pictures on the wedding, please click the Photo Gallery link on my right bar. What I’ve posted here is the best 33 pictures out of 500 pictures that I really love. The one uploaded on the slideshow is the next best 100 pictures that I like.

To begin, I was not the official photographer for my Nephew’s wedding. More of self invited only. Kekeke. Good thing tho as I can have my own sweet time to capture ‘moments’ and ‘details’ on the events and this is the best time for me to graps the new Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 lens that I just bought specially for this wedding too. Not to waste anymore time, here are the pictures:

Love the white blinds as it allowed plenty of sun to shine thru. This is Alvin, the bride’s Eldest Brother.

This is also one of my favourite, favourite, favourite pic.

Baby Princess took one of the postcard from the hotel. Without paying. ‘-.- I thought it was some sort of complimentary corporate holiday cards from the hotel as a token of appreciation, mana tau, postcard pulak. Potong stim. ‘-.-

Another shot of her that I love. Don’t be fooled by her innocent smile.

The ceremony (ROC) is about to begun.

Eldest Princess with her cousin. She had a better version of this shot on her PNS.

Niece – Crystal: Love the bokeh again.

During the swearing where the Registrar blurted, “Don’t hold hands yet.” and all of us burst into laughter. Look at the shying bride. Blushing man!

The million dollar question, “Do you agree to take this woman as your wedded wife?” “Yes, I do!”

The proud Mama aka my Eldest SIL

… and another one thousand hundred million dollar question, “Do you agree to take this man as your wedded husband, wash his underwear, cook for him, clean after him, spend all his money, etc…” (OK, I was just kidding. But the fact is true. *kekeke…)

Oh, man! If I was one of the audience, I would have weep the tears of joy too. I am the type that can’t watch soap operas. But that day was different. I was too busy taking pictures. I just wish she could weep longer! So the touching.

Initially the Bride was smart to turn away from the camera’s direction. I have to really squeezed myself between some potted plants at where I am standing.

Guess which hand belongs to the bride? No prize for the correct answer tho.

The Bride’s witness signing away at the dotted line.

This is also one of my favourite, favourite, favourite picture.

The official photographer at work. The funny thing is, he stands at where he is and I stand on the other end and never did once he came over my side for a shoot. Why ah? That makes me shy to walk over to his side too. So what you see is basically almost at the same spot i.e. next to the bride and he would have all his pictures took from the Bridegroom side. Crappy!

One happy family.

One of my favourite shots too. That way, the Grandfather doesn’t look so fat… sheesh…. 🙄

All the shots I took are mostly candid. Why? Because the official photographer was there. Duhh. And of course, I was kinda shy to ask the Couple to pose even though I have tones of idea running. Never the less, I still love the candid very much.

This is actually a group shot but I zoom all the way and frame at the Couple only. kekeke…

Makan time! This two years old niece can eat curry puff! I wonder how did the parents trained their kids as my 8 years old can’t even take anything with pepper on it.

By the time I open the food container, all I see is food crumbs. So sad and super hungry.

The Bridesmaid’s corsage. Also one of my favourite, favourite, favourite shots!

I stole this shot from far. kekeke…

In the evening during the tea ceremony, I tried several angle but they all don’t looks nice and all their movements are too fast. I gave up after a short while.

Was more than happy to be able to capture this moment. I tried capturing the teacup exchange but failed. Like I said, they are too fast for me. One of the reason is because I was too tired. Not drained energy but the camera is too heavy! They weight more than a tons after you put on the 28-75mm lens and external flash.

I am sure the photographer will thanks me for this shot. He better did!

The many fine details around the wedding banquet. I am glad I noticed their initial embossed on the wedding cake.

My nephew asked if I changed any battery during the event. Well, the camera body’s battery is very ‘tahan lasak’ (long lasting). But the flash battery…. I used up 8 pcs of rechargeable battery and 4 pcs of alkaline battery throughout the day. That is a lot! I think I will need to get more rechargeable battery as alkaline is too expensive.

My verdict? Overall, the Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 lens is good superb. It gave me more control compare to 50mm lens as most of the time, I will masuk longkang (falls in the drain). I don’t mean to say wide angle are good. They have their own specialty actually. I still love 50mm for portrait shots but wide angle is still better for covering events.

More pics in my Photo Gallery. Enjoy…

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  1. wen said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

    they r lovely shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. zazu said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 4:21 pm

    your tamron really worth it.. nice shots especially the bokeh ones… can the 50mm do that?

    The Queen says: 50mm is the best lens for bokeh!

  3. Fei said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 5:24 pm

    These are pro shooting la!

  4. Bento Pet said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 5:25 pm

    Great looking shots!

  5. jazzmint said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

    nice coverage. yah….now u know lah that thing is so heavy…by the end of the day, my hand is like so sore and sudah keras LOL.

    how come urs makan batt so much? I only used 4 batts throughout the whole day. but the body batt i used 2 instead of 1.

  6. mumsgather said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

    Lovely shots. Where were you and Jazzmint at my wedding? Hahaha.

    The Queen says: Oh, we was shopping for camera gears on that day. kekeke

  7. day-dreamer said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

    I always love looking at wedding photos because they are always very beautiful, happy and touching.

    Job well done, Queen!

  8. Kyels said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

    The Tamron is definitely a superb lens. I’ve toyed w/it before and it satisfied and gave me orgasms! Hehehehe!


  9. khongfamily said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

    Lovely shots!!! Especially the corsages…

  10. chinnee said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

    wow….u can really shoot well! wanna offer yourself to take family portrait for me ah? hahaha!!!

    The Queen says: More than glad to accept your offer! I wanna take pic of your twins!

  11. jasmine said,

    October 22, 2008 @ 8:13 am

    nice, nice, nice!

  12. giddy tigress said,

    October 22, 2008 @ 8:30 am

    Wah…you not only provide photography services, also got storyline to go with it! Awesome work!

  13. Julie said,

    October 22, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    That’s Alvin? Tak sama already…better looking now. 😛

    Almost all of the Neo family got the Neo gene in their look.

  14. Lil' Ms Pinky said,

    October 22, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

    Nice pictures!

    Where was the ROC held? The venue looks beautiful.

    The Queen says: One of the ballroom in Hyatt Hotel, JB. There are see thru glass all over the room. Great for photography if you like bright pictures.

  15. terence said,

    October 22, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    Love the bokeh!!! Love your angles and composition too. Keep it up!

    The Queen says: Hi Terence, I’ll take that as a compliment. Thanks! Please come back more often.

  16. Angeleyes said,

    October 22, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

    Woah! Going professional heh? 😛
    I have an ex-college mate also into wedding photography and
    maybe you can peep at his work @

    The Queen says: Not professional la. Play-play only. Your friend is good. I love his note pad!

  17. daphne said,

    October 22, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

    abit of shameless advertising here… oops… use energizer lithium battery for your external flash. they are the world’s longest lasting battery, and they last up to 7x more than std alkaline batteries. very worth it!!

    The Queen says: Does lithium battery comes in A size battery? Wei, pass over 4 biji for me to review. I give you free advertising on your product.

  18. sila said,

    October 23, 2008 @ 3:24 am

    nice pics! i like candid shots better than the posed ones. however, i think my favorite shot is of baby, the second pic. look so ayu! 🙂

  19. allthingspurple said,

    October 28, 2008 @ 10:25 am

    i honestly earnestly truly think you should change your career to be a professional photographer, or at least part time free lance ! All your pics are so good !!!

  20. Binky said,

    October 28, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

    Beautiful shots; all of it! But one of it – the 2nd photo of your little princess – the floral arrangement behind her is quite a distraction even though it is not in focus, because it looks like part of her head gear. Other than that, I love all the rich colors of the photos, the compositions and how you select which subject to focus. One question: most of the backgrounds seemed very bright, but how did you set the camera so that there isn’t overexposure on the subjects’ faces?

  21. jacss said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

    both san leong & san leong kor also very good looking leh….surely d baby next time will be beautiful too!! eh, yr eldest dd has a great resemblance to u hor…

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