Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's Been Awhile...

...since our last input on our blog!!!! Time flies! Hope y'all had a great Christmas celebration. Here's wishing everyone out there a very very peaceful, joyous and successful new year ahead. Let's welcome 2011 with a grateful heart and thankful spirit. May we all continue to achieve great things and value add to the lives of all whom we meet...

LATEST UPDATE
Wedding Photography Workshop - 8 & 9 January 2011
Day 1 - TopCat Studio (Shah Alam)
Day 2 - Empire Hotel Subang

Can't wait to roll out our first wedding workshop!!! Participants will certainly enjoy these 2 days, cos we're all out to share everything we know and have experienced from over 20 years of shooting weddings!

2 more spaces available for this workshop - calling all enthusiasts!

See ya!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wedding Photography Secrets - The Workshop by TOPCAT!!!

Finally! We're rolling out our first Wedding Photography workshop here! We've been asked many times to hold wedding photographers' workshops, but honestly 2010 is like, zooming past us so fast, we hardly have time to add anything else to our schedule. So we decided to START EARLY in 2011!

8th & 9th January 2011.

With 20 over years of experience in photographing weddings (yes, we started way back in the 80's!...and do stop guessing the age!), we feel it's right to share our experiences, our ups and downs and all the "selok belok" of a wedding photographer here in Malaysia.

Knowledge gained and knowledge not shared is knowledge lost....so we're gonna give you everything!

Malaysia is unique. Our story is unique. Our experiences, some pretty amusing, and the rest, we trust will value add and enrich your lives as a wedding photographer.
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Check out the link attached for more details. Don't miss this one. It might be awhile before the second one takes place! We truly believe in providing quality workshops, so we practically drop everything else just to prepare for our workshops.

There will be lots of sharing (from how we started to how part timers should market themselves, staying relevant in the industry, royalty protocols in weddings etc), video tutorials, bridal shooting session (yes, complete with bridal gowns), how we create our albums, editing, etc etc...lots more! Infact, we're still packing in more for this workshop!

Come join us. RM1,300 (discounts for early birds!) for 2 DAYS!!!
It will be revealing. It will be inspiring. It will be FUN!

To register, call or text us at 012-3829916 (suhaimi).

Salam,

TOPCat Studio
"real learning starts when the minds starts exploring new windows..."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Portraits Lighting Workshop!



Thanks to all our participants for the energy and enthusiasm during the 2-day workshop just 2 weeks ago. Here's some BTS pics and of course, the portraits from the workshop. Enjoy! If you wish to be a part of our workshop and start shooting like a pro, just give us a call @ 012-3829916 (Suhaimi) to register! It's that easy!
Coming soon - "Wedding Photography Secrets" (for aspiring wedding photographers) and "I'm A Newbie - Teach Me Everything!" (for beginners who wants to speed up their understanding of DSLR photography).
"Real learning starts when the mind starts exploring new windows..." - TOPCat
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Wedding Reception - Lt Kol IR Hj Ruslan & Herlina

It was a ton of fun doing their wedding reception largely cos the loving couple photograph so easily. Despite the usual wedding day stress, Lt Kol Ruslan, Herlina and their families continue to welcome all their guests with such warmth, while posing for us in between intervals. Amazing couple and wonderful family. We thank you all for inviting us over to document your very special day and can't wait to show you all the moments captured through our lens. Here, we share some images of their lovely wedding reception. Again - we'll let the images do the talking...

















For wonderful memories, contact us at TOPCat Studio

Friday, September 17, 2010

Herlina & Lt Kol Hj Ruslan's Wedding on Malaysia Day!

September 16, 2010 - the day Herlina & Lt Kol IR Haji Ruslan became a newly wedded couple. We share their joy and look forward to capturing their wedding reception tomorrow! We'll let these images do the talking for now...







WEDDINGS 2010
by TOPCat Studio

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PORTRAIT LIGHTING WORKSHOP - October 2 & 3


For the first time ever, TOPCat Studio collaborates with Master Eddie Putera to bring you a fun-tastic 2-day PORTRAITS LIGHTING WORKSHOP!!!

Yes, 2-days, with 2 masters obssessed with portrait lightings! Yes, totally obssessed!

Eddie will excite all your senses with STUDIO LIGHTINGS while we will keep you mesmerized with OUTDOOR/NATURAL LIGHT portrait session! Definitely a must-go, must-attend, must experience session for all portrait enthusiasts! Pocket all the tips and tricks you need to create stunning and captivating portraits. Plenty of practical sessions with professional models.

With 2 Masters, you won't need anything else. Seriously.

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"Real learning starts when the mind starts exploring new windows" ~ TOPCat
Introductory Price: RM590 (all in - studio/props usage, models' fees, food, tutorials/coaching)
Call or SMS us at 012-3829916 (Suhaimi). Limited place only, to ensure quality session. (and no, this is not a gimmick to make you sign up fast! We've got other gimmicks for that! LOL!)
To all those already signed up even before we designed the shoutouts, thank you for joining us. To the rest, we say, WE WELCOME YOU with open arms!
TOPCat Studio

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir & Batin!

We've been away so long...from this blog, that is! Do join us in Facebook if you're on it (who's not?!) cos most updates go directly there eversince the invention of Blackberry phones! We'd like to wish all our friends, clients, followers and every Muslim all over the world, "Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir & Batin", from the bottom of our hearts.1 Syawal 1431H

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Merdeka, our fellow Malaysians!

We feel so proud to be Malaysians. 53 glorious years of independence. Let's keep the flag flying high and the "1 Malaysia" spirit forever burning in our hearts and minds. Let's celebrate this day, and remember the sacrifices made by all those who fought hard and put their lives on the line so we can have this day. MERDEKA, MERDEKA, MERDEKA! (Image credit to estrescueme.wordpress.com)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Selamat Menunaikan Ibadah Puasa

Sincere wishes to all our Muslim friends and relatives all over the world!
From us, Nurul & Suhaimi.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hello!!! Is It end July already???!

Can't believe we almost skipped the whole of July! Oh man! July saw a lot of corporate event shoots and company profiles, editing, editing and editing....! O yes, our passion for creating beautiful artistic portraits are still very much alive and burning! Did a lot of modeling shoots in July, plus some weddings. We'll be very much immersed in modelling portfolios in August 2010. So, lookout for more images from us!

And Great Outdoor Portraits? Yesssss.....we might consider weekday workshops, cuz all weekends are fully booked....!!! Watch this space, or add us in Facebook for updates!


Lots of LURVE to all out there! Happy shooting!
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Weddings Over The Weekend

It's June already!!! 2010 still feel new to me! What happened to all those months?! Maybe 'cos we've been keeping ourselves busy with studio shoots, outdoor portraits, workshops and weddings! Ah! Weddings! End of May has been packed with weddings. I always love weddings, especially when we know the couple and the families so well.


HANY & IMAN
This is the wedding of Hany & Iman - marriage solemnised on May 27th. We had covered Hany's sister's (Nina & Azmir) wedding about 3 years ago (time sure flies). They're like family friends - well, they're Hokkien and speak pure Penang hokkien, which is exactly my dialect :)). Congrats to Hany & Iman on their marriage and we wish them lots of love in this next chapter of their lives.

Iman - looking cool after the Nikah!
Hany at their Wedding Reception last Sunday nite at Laman. ...future sis-in-law got the bouquet!

ELY & LUDO
The moment they both have been waiting for...May 28th was their Akad Nikah (solemnisation) held in picturesque Cyberview Lodge Resort. Ludo's family from France (an entourage of about 30+ !) had flown specially in to witness this ceremony and share the couple's joy. (I forgot to ask if Ludo flew the plane himself, cos he's a pilot with Air France! Maybe I will later, if I remember!) Even as I'm tapping away on my keyboard, the families are now basking in the warm (hot) sun in Pulau Perhentian - yes, all 30+ of them are there now on holiday! Have fun, y'all!
Ludo with his family from France posing for a shot before the Nikah ceremony.Ely with mum-in-law after the ceremony....and they danced, so full of happiness!Happy families @ their Dinner Reception.

Heartiest congratulations to you both, as you start your new lives together in France!
"Felicitations pour votre mariage, nous vous souhaitons a tout les deux tout le bonheur du monde!"

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