Friday, October 23, 2009

Pre-Wedding | Raymond and Mona (Perth)

Photographer: Andrew Yep

The 2nd part of Raymond & Mona's pre-wedding photos in Perth. This took me quite a while but finally it's here!

Both Raymond and Mona graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Hence, they want to go back to Perth for their pre-wedding photos and relive their memories while they were in Perth.
Beautiful places and very nice weather in Australia! Throughout the whole trip, we travel from Perth to Albany to Margaret River and many other places in between to get out shots!

And we end this series on a high...with a high jump from Raymond and Mona! Cheers!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The usual suspects (Clive, Chee Heng, Rabbito, Sherrina, Eddy, Kylie a new friend and I) hit the road again and this time it's back to my hometown, Ipoh. Our mission on this trip was eat, eat, eat, shoot and play. Oh well, we ate more than we shoot I guess, since Ipoh is so famous for good food which comes in different varieties!

I didn't shoot much this time around, so I left it to the rest of the guys and gals to do the job. I was just enjoying being a host and driver, organizing our schedules and chauffeuring them around.

Here are some of the selected photos from that day. For more photos, please visit my Facebook.

The hill reflection off the water at Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh.

Kok Wai's attempt at shooting doves with his Nikon D300.

Papan, the Charming One Street Old Town
Papan is one of the oldest and smallest town around. The charm about this old town is that half the town lies in ruins. Trees are taking over most of these buildings, but it is still inhabited by some folks. This town seems to have gained a reputation for being a location for the movie set. One of the most famous was "Anna and the King" starring Chow Yun Fatt. And the Hong Kong production, "After This Our Exile" which starred Aaron Kwok.

The leafless tree in front of the ruins.

Rabbito on location at one of the old building.

Wanna get a shave from the only "salon" in town?

Roofs with carvings

Clive loading film into his camera

Kellie's Castle
A famous unfinished ruined mansions located about 20 minutes drive from Ipoh, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith. According to diferent account, this building was either a gift to his beloved wife or a home for his son.

The corridor on the ground floor.

A nice wall inside the mansion.

The corridor on the 1st floor.

A section of a different building adjacent to the main mansion.

The castle's architectures and designs was inspired by Hindu religion and Indian Culture.

Jump high, higher, highest!!!

De Walk of El Rabbito~

Mistress Street aka Yi Lai Hong. This street used to be a famous red light district in its heyday. Now, it only houses a few families who are still staying here while most buildings have been abandoned and left in ruins.

An overview of the building lots in Misstress Street.

Wedding Bells Toll in November

October and November seems to be the peak of weddings. I helped 2 pairs of soon-to-wed couples with their wedding cards designs. Coincidentally, both pairs getting married in November and are separated by one day apart, 21st November for Khee Fatt & Choon Foong, and 22nd November for Raymond & Mona. Phew...luckily both didn't fell on the same day, one my housemate and another is my cousin.

They were looking for cost effective designs and printing. So, i designed both the cards similarly in terms of printings and finishing. We went for 2 sides card printing, foregoing the traditional card design with a fold. 4 colours print in front and 2 colours printing at the back. And finally with a Spot-UV finish on the card where it is appropriate.

Khee Fatt & Choon Foong's Card
Concept: Movie poster
This was designed somewhat to look like a movie poster. Hence, you can see all the credits on the bottom of the design which include all the names of the people who will help and participate in the marriage ceremony.

Raymond & Mona's Card
Concept: Precious moments doodle
Mona is a big fan and collector of the Precious Moments series. She has a whole collection of this clay dolls on her display cabinet. We went for the signature precious moment wedding doll design with a touch of pink!

Congratulations to Khee Fatt & Choon Foong and Raymond & Mona! I hope their friends and relatives really like the cards!