Saturday, June 2, 2007

Kar Jin & Poh Sim

Congratulations to Kar Jin & Poh Sim for a wonderful wedding! Here are some of my favourite shots of the day.
























Like father like son




The flower girl was overwhelmed with the amount of attention she gets


Her father guiding her across the isle









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Friday, May 25, 2007

Finally, a decent photo of us!

After long procrastination and overdue haircut, I've finally took the initiative to take a decent photo of us for our website. We converted a spare room into a mini studio of ours, and took turn to photograph each other. Here is a photo of us - if you're wondering how we'd look like. :P


Ke Wynn


Alishia

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fully Booked for December 2007

We would like to announce that we are fully booked for the month of December this year. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our clients and friends who have supported us in every way. Thank you!

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Monday, May 7, 2007

Thomas & Eelin

Thank you Thomas & Ee Lin for being a fan of our work. We are truly humbled by your constant compliments. Here are some of our favourite shots of their wedding day.


Ee Lin had a complete set of gowns for her big day and she arranged it perfectly.
*This shot was taken by Alishia


*This shot was taken by Alishia




A megaphone and walkie talkies were used during the "raid".




The ladies were discussing an ambush for the guys.
*This shot was taken by Alishia




One of the best man wiping off his lipstick on another person's behind.
*This shot was taken by Alishia






Thomas & Ee Lin had one of the most decorated halls I've ever seen. It felt as if I was walking into a gift shop - and it was lovely.
*This shot was taken by Alishia


*This shot was taken by Alishia








The fathers of the bride and groom.


*This shot was taken by Alishia


Thomas & Ee Lin watching their photos, shot in the earlier part of the day.




*This shot was taken by Alishia



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Friday, May 4, 2007

We will be in KL from 18th to 20th May 2007

We will be visiting Kuala Lumpur from 18th May to 20th May 2007 and we will be meeting a few clients at The Curve, Damansara. Please contact us if you wish to arrange an appointment with us during that period. We will be glad to meet up and further explain our services to you.

Website: http://wedding.whizarts.com
Website 2: http://www.kewynn.com
Email: wedding@whizarts.com

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Friday, April 27, 2007

An email that made my day

I've just received an email that truly made my day. Thank you Tom & Susan for taking the time to write such a wonderful compliment. I will use the entire email you sent me if you don't mind. :) Thank you! Thank you!


Thanks so much Ke Wynn!

Ok long hard thought on a testimonial/feedback that you deserve!!

Take what ever bits you want!

Right from our first meeting just a few days before the wedding you immediately put us at ease and we had every confidence in you.

My brother being an keen photographer , is normally quite reserved at praising photographers but he could see very quickly that you were good, he commented really early in the morning that you were full of energy and enthusiasm, and that you were always in the right places at the right time to capture the best pictures.

You really showed your dedication to your job by delivering more than we expected; whilst we were having a break in the middle of the day you you were busy working on the morning photos ready for viewing in the evening, we didnt even request this, to say the least we were extremely impressed! And by giving us a preview of such good quality pictures it allowed us one less thing to worry about and i think this is valuable for any couple getting married as the last thing that should be on their mind is whether the photos are any good.

When looking at photographer portfolios sometimes you get too many close ups and not enough pictures that capture the mood of the wedding party , however the range of photos you have taken are excellent, there are a good mix of all shots showing you are not just pointing and shooting that you are actually impressing creativity in to the shots.

We are so glad we chose Whizarts to capture our special day, looking through the photos just brings back so many happy memories, thanks a lot Ke Wynn!

Ok bit of an essay, but really we have been so impressed with your service!!!

Thanks again! Take care,

Tom & Susan

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

A member of WPPI

As of today, Whizarts Wedding Photography is now a member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International a.k.a, WPPI. WPPI members include international celebrity photographer, Joe Buissink, who has photographed weddings for Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey, Christina Aguilera, Brendan Fraser and others.

We believe that by being a part of this prestigious association, demonstrates our commitment to deliver international standard photography services to our valuable clients, here and abroad.

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Getting comfortable with portraits

Portrait photography is a very complicating and challenging subject. The photographer has to look into every details of the model’s body ranging from the head, shoulders, arms, waist and legs. On top of that, he has to ensure that the lighting is perfect for the style he is aiming for.

You may notice that some posed shots are rather stiff and may make you look like, God forbid, a mannequin. This is why some wedding photographers these days try to explore the unexpected; away from the rigid and conventional method while maintaining some posing principles and techniques in portrait photography.

We all know that portrait photography is a long and tiring process. To make the entire process more efficient, I would like to share a few general pointers to maximize the potential from your portrait photography session.

1) Be comfortable with your photographer
A friend of mine once shared with me on how he manages his subject. He first takes them out for breakfast – yes, breakfast. Having a meal together breaks the ice between the photographer and the client. By gaining the trust from the clients, the photographer is able to capture moments when their clients are at their most blissful state.

2) Have fun and express yourself
Who says portrait photography is boring? Do what you like. Run at the beach, lift the bride up, dance, kiss.. just play and don’t hold it back! The photographer will usually keep a distance and photograph the both of you having fun. When you’re pre-occupied, you will forget the camera is ever there.

3) Positioning your head, shoulders, hands and legs
When it comes to formal portrait, you will usually have to strike a pose for the camera. Unless you’re a natural, it is normal for you to become uncomfortable and stiff. I would like to share some general rules that may help you pose comfortably.

Head: Tilt your head slightly to the left or right towards your shoulders. Also, try to avoid having your entire face facing heads-on towards the camera. A symmetrical face is usually less flattering.

Shoulders: Allow one of your shoulders to slightly turn and face the camera. Try to avoid having both shoulders facing head-on towards the camera. This make your shoulders appear larger.

Hands: Try to keep them occupied. Hold the flowers, the dress, the veil, rest it on a pillar, put it in the pocket and so on.

Legs: Have one leg positioned comfortably in front of the other and rest your entire weight on the back leg.

If you were to follow through these few principles as you pose, it is likely you will appear better in the photo. Bear in mind that these are merely rules of portrait photography and we are not suggesting that portrait photography is confined within this area. After all, rules are meant to be broken.

4) Communicate with your photographer
Some photographers will talk to you while he is photographing you. This is one of the techniques some photographers apply. If there is a certain pose you would like to be included, communicate it with your photographer and if you feel uncomfortable, tell him. Finally, don’t feel intimidated by the camera and stop worrying how you would look like.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Maximising the potential of your wedding photos

So you've engaged your wedding photographer for your wedding day. What's next?

One thing for sure is that you've gotten one load off your shoulders, which is looking for the perfect photographer that is available on your date. Here are some tips that may help you maximize the potential of your photos during your wedding day.

1) Pass a copy of your itinerary to your photographer
You should hand over a copy at least 2 weeks before your wedding day. Through our experience, most plans change until the very last minute; so there is no need for you to hand it over too early. The itinerary allows the photographer to plan ahead and anticipate what may happen during your wedding day. Take this opportunity to communicate what you want to your photographer such as a list of people you want to be photographed, type of group shots and so on.

2) Allow the photographer to have some control
Although most wedding photojournalists work in a candid manner that is usually un-obstructive, it would be wise to allow the photographer to have some control over the situation. If you have hired more than one photographer for your wedding (from another party), it is vital that you determine the official photographer for the day. If you have other friends or relatives who are eagerly waiting to take your photo for you, give way and prioritize the official photographer. After all, you're paying the photographer to do his job.

3) Let the photographer express himself
If you noticed your photographer positioning himself oddly with his camera, don't worry! He's probably trying to be creative in his shots. Try to help him in any possible ways. Let him guide you when you're taking a portrait, even if it may feel odd or different. Have confidence in his work and after all, a good photographer is always doing something at your best interests.

4) Ignore the camera!
Not to stare at the camera and have your photo taken may sound weird, but believe me, most photos turn out better when you're not looking directly at the camera. A qualified wedding photojournalists knows when to press the shutter to optimize that particular moment, so don't worry! Also, you don't need to smile every time you see the camera. If he needs you to smile, he'll gladly tell you and smile with you.

5) Be yourself and have fun!
Trust the photographer you have just hired. After days or weeks of intensive screening, I am confident that you have selected the right photographer for the job, based on his skills and capability. Don't worry about him and have fun! Be yourself and express yourself - it is your wedding! A qualified wedding photojournalist will know what shots to take and what not to because we operate ethically.

6) Allow your photographer some time to process the photos
Processing your wedding photos is not as easy at it seems. In fact, 70% of the job is done here. It takes long hours at the computer to ensure your photos have the right colours, contrast and effects. If the photographer is editing the photos himself, he'll probably need more time and rushing him will only increase the chances of a slipshod work. One more thing, don't forget to give him a pat on the back and refer him to your friends if he has done a good job. An honest compliment is among the best reward a photographer can ever get.

Other photographers may have other tips but I hope this brief write-up will help prepare yourself for your wedding day. Oh yea, one more thing. Don't be afraid to communicate with your photographer because he will be your best friend during that day.

My next post will contain some tips on how to pose yourself comfortably during pre-wedding or portrait photo sessions.

Till then, cheers!

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Updated! Family Portrait Packages

We've just updated our website and included our new Family Portrait Photography Package.

Family portrait are often regarded with less importance and it is probably done once, maybe twice in a lifetime. Most traditional family portraits are usually carried out inside a studio and it is often dull and boring.

Whizarts Wedding Photography now adopts the similar approach & style used in our wedding assignments for your family photos! No more fake smiles and rigid looks.



Please visit the link below for more information:

http://wedding.whizarts.com/family.html

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

WPJA!

The WPJA membership title has finally arrived to my doorstep! According to their website, the "Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is a highly screened, critical organization that puts the world's best wedding photography at your fingertips, where less than 5% of wedding photographers out there qualify for membership. What sets their members apart in the industry is their candid, documentary approach – a distinctly artistic vision toward wedding photography."

The WPJA membership has been awarded to my personal website @ http://www.kewynn.com, and it is currently being listed at WPJA's website under Malaysia's section.

I am definitely thrilled to be included as part of this prestigious organization. :)

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Kuala Lumpur from 1st - 11th March 2007

I will be in Kuala Lumpur from 1st to 11th of March 2007. I am able to meet up within this period, around Klang Valley. Kindly contact me if you wish to arrange an appointment. We accept wedding assignments within Klang Valley, and overseas. :)

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Welcome to the all new Whizarts Wedding!

Our image changeover was faster than what I expected. Our new website is up along with its newly revised prices. We've also changed our logo to make it a little more 'fashionable'.

Our Wedding Package is designed to be a little more flexible too. If you have noticed, our prices may have gone up a little higher - it is due to our popularity and the quality of our work delivered. I certainly hope that you would "invest" on a good photographer for your 'once of a lifetime' event.

To celebrate this new change, I am still offering clients my previous rates for the next 2 weeks, so hurry! Offer expires on 5th February 2007. Call us to arrange your appointment.

We certainly hope you will enjoy our simple & modest website that we have created ourselves, and we look forward to serve you the best wedding photographs we can offer.

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Closed on CNY

Our office will be closed for Chinese New Year from the 17th - 22nd February 07. Alishia & I will be flying to Langkawi to take a short break and we would like to wish Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate. Cheers.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

A whole new look

Whizarts.com will undergo a face lift as part of our new branding exercise. Whizarts Creations' new website was completed today whereas Whizarts Wedding Photography's website is expected to complete sometime in late January or early February this year.

Whizarts Creations will be categorized under commercial photography and graphic design division while Whizarts Wedding will continue to dedicate and focus to deliver the same, if not, the best wedding photography services. I am also revising our fees and it will take effect once the new website is up. So hurry! Book your wedding with us while the price is still low!

You can view Whizarts Creation's new look here. Please stay tune for the all new, Whizarts Wedding.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Caught in the action

I can never imagine myself being photographed in a photo session that I was supposed to take. It looks like we were not the only ‘photojournalists’ around during a wedding.

It was a wedding photo shoot for a Dutch couple at Lonepine, Penang. A friend of ours who is a popular wedding videographer named Kee Sitt, invited my girlfriend and I over to take some photos of a lovely couple from Holland. We weren’t the official photographers because the couple had ‘hired’ a friend as their photographer. Nevertheless, I agreed and tagged along hoping to get some nice shots to add into our portfolio. After all, we were available on that date and we had nothing else to do.

They were fun to shoot because they were playful and romantic. They took things slowly and cherished every single second of their wedding day. I swear I have lost count the number of times they kissed. A piece of advice to those who are planning to get married – please take things slow and cherish every moment during your wedding day. Have fun along the way! It not only makes your day more memorable, it also helps us photographers and videographers take nicer and more interesting shots.



I was the guy with the black shirt. I didn’t know I pose like that when I shoot. That silver lens on my second camera has been upgraded to a bigger baby. You’ll know it when you see it.



Caught in action again!

We managed to meet up with the Dutch couple last night after their honeymoon. I prepared a DVD slideshow of our photos as a token for allowing us to photograph their wedding. When we reached there, the couple told us that they were a little disappointed with the photographer they "hired". I think I heard them say that his photos were grayish in colour. He also missed some of those important moments that they were hoping to see after their wedding and they were hoping that our photos could somehow rescue their day.

After watching the slideshow, the couple was so glad that we saved their wedding memories with the photos we shot. I recalled the bride was so emotionally touched that she nearly cried after watching it. They also told us that they were so relieved and that they can now sleep peacefully. This is why I stress and urge to all soon to be wed couples to seriously consider hiring a professional wedding photographer in my previous post.



They gave us 2 bottles of wine as their token of appreciation instead.

We are extremely glad that they were happy and that is the most important thing to us – to make our clients smile, and hopefully cry with tears of joy. They also gave the photos of us shown above along with 3 kisses on the cheeks. :)

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Dear, let the relatives do it.

Unless your relatives or friends are professional photographers, don’t rely entirely on them!

Although most weddings were documented by volunteering relatives or friends, ever so often the moments are not properly captured and easily forgotten. I would like to ask you a few questions before you consider ‘hiring’ your volunteering friends or relatives.

Can they capture important moments like the kiss that seals your vow?
These types of moments require high-end DSLR cameras with minimal lag whenever you press the shutter button. This is a feature that most point and shoot cameras don’t have. Things happen in split seconds and we, professional photographers can’t afford to have this lag. Can you afford to miss that kiss from being captured? We can’t.

Are they constantly on standby if anything interesting happens?
When relatives and friends meet, it becomes natural to welcome each other and be polite by talking to them. Who would you trust to be constantly on standby whenever something interesting happens – like the mother of the bride who sheds a tear of joy? Although sometimes we may look idle, but we are actually scouting around for interesting shots that may be useful for you.

Do they have the right equipment to do the job?
Point and shoot cameras often give you a very dull atmosphere. This happens when you use the built in flash on the camera. Our fully equipped cameras and gadgets are able to capture quality photos along with its ‘natural’ atmosphere at most cases. These equipments are expensive and it requires heavy investment. Are your relatives prepared to invest into such equipment to capture your wedding? We did.

Can they post process the photos professionally and provide you other services?
Most cases, your relative might just give you the photos as it is – unedited, dull and simple. Don’t expect them to give you quality work because it takes days and weeks to do it! I am sure they don’t have the time and neither do you. We spend hours on the computer daily just to ensure the colours are right, cropped and adjusted to its best potential. Also, we can further provide you other services like photo album, thank you postcards, slideshows and others with the same photos we took.

Finally, are they qualified?
“I can do that too!” Sure, we all have a pair of eyes, hands and legs to take a photo. But do they have the theories and knowledge to manage a complicating camera? Taking a photo is not as simple as just aiming and pressing the shutter. You have to take into consideration the exposure value, framing of the subject, the depth of field you want to capture, the timing of your shots to capture the important moments and so on.

If that friend or relative of yours whom you’re going to trust to handle the photography for your once in a lifetime occasion can answer all the questions above, then go ahead and let him or her do the job. If not, why don’t you pay a thousand or two in return for priceless memories? After all, you’re paying a professional to do the job.

A wedding occurs once a lifetime. Cherish it and don’t let these moments be captured in the hands of unqualified individuals.

Dear, let the professionals handle it.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Launching of Whizarts' Blog!

Hi there stranger!

After long persuasion from friends and colleagues, I've finally decided to do the unthinkable. BLOG!! I admit that I am no writer - my fingers are mostly used to press the shutter on the camera. Anyway, it is a good avenue to display my work and also to collect feedbacks from my clients and hopefully from you too!

I will mostly blog on photography and gadgets, and also, to share my wedding experience with future brides and grooms. Please bookmark us for latest updates ranging from our assignments, packages and products.

Till then, have a wonderful day and stay tune for my first official posting.

Cheers!

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