Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Get MARRIED With Us! - Weddings 2010

Yes! 2009 is breezing by us just like that and we're now entering the final quarter of the year. Time to start planning again - for the new year 2010, especially if you've got a wedding coming up!

We're now officially opening our bookings for 2010 (since we're already getting some on the sidelines, might as well - alhamdullilah). October 10, 2010 is another date couples are going after, being on a Sunday and all.

Here's an open invitation to all sooon-to-be married couples - come over to our studio in Shah Alam to book early! Early lovebirds (3 months in advance) will receive a complimentary pre-wedding FUN studio photoshoot!

We're just a click and a phone call away. So get MARRIED with us!

Images here captured from Chris & Ping's wedding.

This couple from Melbourne is sooo amazingly in love, it just rubs off to anyone near them!

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

GHIONIS In KL - What Can One Person Do

He's got class, he's got style. He brims with ideas, he's undisputedly a huge influence to photographers today. And he's got such a big heart. He's Jerry Ghionis - and what an experience it was to watch him in action - here in KL!

Truly a master at what he does, Jerry pours his heart out when relating his style, his approach and his thought process to us. He's so generous in sharing - and he even got the hotel to extend his time with us! Both of us are very much drawn to his refreshing approach in photography, but the one thing that we truly believe makes him stand out so vividly is his genuine love for people - his openness, sincerity and candid style.

We've learnt so much from this one person in one day that it felt like we've been here 5 days! We can't wait for him to bring his workshop to Malaysia next year. As photographers, we're always learning new ways to do things. It's such a dynamic profession that you'll find that you've just got places to move on to, even when you think you're "there". (Is this making sense at all? I can't find a better way to say it!)

We love photography - we love the art of capturing emotions, seeing lines and shadows that tell a story and Jerry's taught us many different ways to make MAGIC happen when we see the world through the lens.

"WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO." It's amazing what God has given us. A heart to feel and to care. That love that the ONE person carry will go a long, long way! He talks with passion about his Cambodian project. He'll be dedicating his gift of photography to make a difference to the orphanages in Cambodia. As he advocates (from his blog) - "you can't save the world with one photograph, but you can change the world one photograph at a time." (wipe your tears...)
This valuable lesson - "what can one person do" - is permanently etched in our hearts and minds.

Jerry's got great humour!

Malaysia has a pool of talented photographers. We need to value our craft more and respect the work we do day in and day out. It's not about being out there to knock competitions down with dollars and cents. We've truly lost our values, if this is all we've been doing. It's about raising the industry standard. "A journey of a thousand miles begin with one step."
What can one person do.
It starts with the "man in the mirror" - stand UP and be counted.
Talk no more - just DO it!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

EID MUBARAK - Salam Aidil Fitri 1430 Hijrah

We join millions of Muslims all over the world in celebrating this joyous occasion. Let's say a prayer and thank Allah SWT for seeing us through the holy month of Ramadhan and for every ounce of blessings bestowed upon us. Eid Mubarak everyone! Salam Aidil Fitri & Maaf Zahir Batin from all of us here!

JLP 911 - A Weekend with Jim Liaw (MPA)

We've know Jim for almost 8 years now? (Me thinks) He and his lovely wife, Ning (whom he frequently refers to as "darling'!) have both been a big influence to us in photography - both in the creative as well as business sense. So when we heard they were holding their first workshop, we jumped on the chance to pop in & support, refresh, meet other photographers, re-boot our tired minds...well basically we just need to get on board!

A big THANK YOU" to Jim & Ning for always opening their doors to us - actually, for not ever having any 'doors' - for they're always willing to impart their knowledge/experiences to anyone with open minds.

Here's a little snippet - a sneak peak into what goes on in a Jim Liaw's workshop. Packed with knowledge sharing, shooting sessions, photo reviews, lighting for results, personal coaching on posing, tips on warming up your brides, post production, creating fine art portraits like a pro....all in 2 days!
If you're not getting a clear picture here, just follow this link:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZ3A2341FQ

Sunday, September 6, 2009

ONE2ONE Studio Lighting Session

Our One2One Studio Lighting Session at TOPCAT Studio started about a month ago - phew! Finally got it going 6 months after officially opening our studio, and finally got to post some behind the scenes here. The good news is that more and more photographers are enquiring and coming on board to hone their skills in glamour and portraiture lighting. That shows their seriousness and commitment, and most of all their love for photography. It's been a wonderful journey - sharing and exchanging experiences/know-hows with all of them. You know the saying, "the more we teach, the more we learn."
Welcome to the world of studio lighting...! Here seen with Derrick and his bevy of angels.When the student is ready, the teacher will appear...
Getting a taste of fashion lighting

Wife happy, husband happy, model happy, everyone happy...woaahhh! He's on his own now....
This is what I want to achieve girls!
Thanks Derrick and wife, for coming over. Now you've got some tricks in your pocket, up your sleeves and everywhere else...!
CALL to register for our One2One Studio Lighting Session!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

HARI RAYA 2009 Family Portrait!

LATEST: Thanks to families/friends who called to make studio appointments for this shoot! Unbelievable - there's even a shoot on first day Raya! TQ TQ TQ!

Here's your chance to get everyone all dressed up in their Raya best and finally have the professional family portrait you've always wanted! Yea - we know what it's like, roping everyone in on a normal day for a portrait session.

The festive season is always a good time - when everyone's around and the family is together again, plus it's easier to get them all dressed up in their best! So make this a Raya treat for all! Because it really is! Offer runs til October 2009! Call for appointment (012-3829916/012-2079916). Studio Location : click "TOPCAT Studio" on the bar above.

See you soon!