Last month, a very special event happened in our family – Saucer’s elder brother Soon got married! With his long-time girlfriend Ling. The event was held all the way up north in Kulim, since both of them are working in the northern region. Saucer and I were there, together with the rest of my in-laws. The registration was scheduled to be at 10am, so we reached there 15 minutes earlier.
Buddhist Association of Kulim
Family members getting excited
Notice my title of Photography Project? Well it’s not a project really, just my attempt to shoot people instead of food. They already had an official photographer hired for this event, so you could see that in most of the shots, they were not looking at me. I didn’t interrupt them for fear of getting scolded by the official photographer. *LOL*
Cute flower girl – my niece-in-law
Prayer hall at the Buddhist Association
The Buddha statue
The groom getting nervous?
Couple shot before the ceremony
Close up of the couple
With the bouquet
Their wedding bands
Gold wedding band
Wedding bands carrier
Soon, it was time! The registrar was ready, and all of us went into the room to witness them signing their lives away. *LOL* It was quite a relaxed smooth process, since there was only one other couple waiting in line. They could take all the time they wanted for photography and posing.
Signing the papers – it’s official!
My mother-in-law as the witness
Ling’s father as another witness
Look at the happy groom!
Looking serious now as the registrar gave them a word of advice
The wedding band bearer getting ready
Take a picture with me or no rings for you!
Ring exchange ceremony
And a kiss from me to you <3
What was she surprised at?
A red packet to the Registrar as a gesture of thanks
The newly weds with mother-in-law
The newly-weds with Ling’s father
Our official videographer
The next couple was already getting ready after the signing process, so we took the chance to take a group picture of them together.
The two lovely couples
Wishing for a forever after?
Burning incense sticks
More pictures with the family ensue.
Receiving a gift from the mother-in-law
Another gift from the sister-in-law
Red packets from second sis and brother-in-law
Time for them to give red packets for the first time! – Too bad I wasn’t eligible to receive
Angpow to Ling’s little sister
Ang pow to some kid
Then, the official photographer asked the couple to do lots of poses for photography. As usual, I was just standing by the side, trying to capture them without interrupting the photographer in charge.
Couple shot #1
Couple shot #2
Couple shot #3
Couple shot #4
Couple shot #5 – showing off their rings
Couple shot #6
And last but not least, a group picture with the family members.
Couple with the bride’s family
Couple with the groom’s family
All together now – say cheese!
The whole event lasted about an hour and a half, with photography taking most of the time. So what do you think of my attempt at shooting people? Constructive comments appreciated!