Friday, December 30, 2011

Wedding | Celebrating Yik Pin & Kae Lian

Andrew Yep Photography
Make Up by Sun

I shot Yik Pin & Kae Lian's wedding dinner in KL one week before this full day wedding in Ipoh. On this auspicious day, it was a very sunny day but that means blue skies with clouds! Fabulous day! When the weather is good and there are a lot of lights, that's when photos turn out really great.

Kae Lian is such a beautiful and playful bride, really love her endeavor in trying to make the shots look really good and funny at times. When I first met Yik Pin, I thought that he's a shy guy but as it turns out he was very merry and natural in front of the camera. The special part for me is the bouquet throwing, done by the groom and heng dais! And not forget to mention the pink polos for the girls and the blue polos for the hang dais. They were especially designed and has sketches of Old Town, Ipoh at the back. Absolutely fantastic...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wedding Slideshow | Nicholas & Shu Ping

Andrew Yep Photography
Assistant photographer : Steve Wai
Song credit: We Will Dance by Steven Curtis Chapman

A wedding montage slideshow of Nicholas & Shu Ping's wedding. 25th December 2011, this was such a special and auspicious outing, as this is my first time shooting on a Christmas day. A big thank you to Nic & Shu Ping for being such a sweet couple and courteous hosts. Here is the slideshow for now and I will blog about them with more photos soon!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Cold in the Desert | Bromo

Andrew Yep Travel + Photography

This travel was dated 12 June 2011. It took me almost half a year to post this travelogue. This digital version is a continuous blog post from my previous analog version. We landed in Surabaya, Indonesia and stayed for a night. The next morning, our travel guide came and picked us up for a few hours ride uphill to Mount Bromo. Love the place. Cold and beautiful desert. Hence, the name of this series, "The Cold in the Desert".

Please CLICK HERE for analog film version. Cheers!

Congkak in Indonesia.

Introducing the rest of the gang for this trip to Surabaya and Mount Bromo. Chee Heng, Rabbito and Clive.

There was nothing much to do in Surabaya. So we asked around and was recommended the submarine museum tour. It's an old submarine, converted into a museum for the public. A short but fun exploration in a submarine. A first experience for me.

The torpedoes hatch of a submarine.

Enemy alert!!!

A closer look at the periscope.

Rabbito inside the submarine.

Teh Botol... a must drink for me when I am in Indonesia.

Playing with the "fish eye" effect.

"Fish-eyed" Chee Heng & Rabbito.

"Fish-eyed" all of us. But strange I can't find one of Chee Heng. haha...

Enjoying Teh Botol & A&W. Slurps!

The Railroad.

Stairs that led us to the geyser.

Cracked volcano earth with a small stream...

The tiny geyser. Not as big as what the tour guide showed us!

Legs and earth cracks - Clive.

Legs and stairs - Chee Heng

We were here at Mount Bromo. Look at the faces of the lads... It was cold and we were hungry!

Rabbito & signature handsign.

Breaking dawn with Mount Bromo.

Lots of tourist here in Bromo.

We were in Indonesia and it's really cold here.

The only group photo for the trip.

Footsteps & desert.

The beautiful Mount Bromo. Look at all the smoke, it's still a very active volcano!


Flowers used as offering to the mountain.

Crossing the "Sea of Sand".

We ride on the back of ponies to cross the desert.

See the smoke coming out from the crater. That's our destination.

We parked our jeep here.

Magnificient view of the desert.

We walked a while first before negotiating with the horse carers. We were walking and the horse carers followed us with their horse, ushering us to take the pony ride. If the price is not right, just walk! It's not that tough cos it's very cold.

The adventurous Clive. Cool eh!

The desert aka "The Sea of Sand".

This was supposed to be a stair but it was destroyed during the last volcano eruption. Going up this slope was really hard as it's all sands!

We were at the top looking down into the center of the crater, thick smoke gushing out of the volcano.

People at the top of the volcano.

Photos session again!


Our guide. All of us forgot her name. lol.

The way down.

...with a magnificient view.

Clive maneuvered through the desert with ease.

Pony ride was fun. Negotiate for the best price!

Rabbito on the pony.

Posing with our jeep. It's such a bumpy ride with jeep!

Back at our lodge. The weather was so cold and comfortable, we didn't feel tired at all.

Playing with the bike.

Chee Heng and bike.

Mat rempit clive with bike.