February 7, 2013 Nick Leong

This is one story where I can tell those who would listen on how awesome it feels to have a couple trust you wholeheartedly. Before Bala and Dhanya’s wedding, my record of Indian weddings stood at 2. One was shot when I first started out as a freelance wedding photographer and the second, assisting Steph Tan. When Dhanya emailed me and subsequently agreed to meet me, needless to say, I was a bit surprised. But my job is to convince couples that I am the right photographer and off I went. It was a nice meeting as Bala and Dhanya…

February 4, 2013 Nick Leong

I’ve seen the emails before, I’ve heard stories and this is one thing that irks me the most – people asking me if I can replicate the style of another well-known photographer. I could deal with people asking for discount (in this day and age, who doesn’t?) and I can deal with questions after questions. After all, I understand, it is your biggest day and you want the best. But why bother considering me if all you want is the work of another photographer? Most of the time, it is budget issue. The clients love the style of ABC but…

January 18, 2013 Nick Leong

Jin Keat + Sher Li – Shot by Chew Kar Heng, edited by Nicholas Leong I get asked by a few couples as to why I need two photographers. I know weddings are expensive and when they look at hiring photographers, some will believe that they can rely only on the photographer they have chosen to hire. But the simple truth is that great photos are produced when photographers work with others. There is always another angle to look at, and sometimes in a flurry of activities, something else to focus on. I have had the…

January 17, 2013 Nick Leong

2013 marks my return to shooting Actual Day Wedding ceremonies and it is one that I missed quite a bit when I went on a semi-retirement last year. I managed to get a few shoots in towards the end of last year and I realised that weddings are still as fun, still as hectic and still a challenge. I still get sleepless nights before a shoot and that can only be a good sign as it shows that I still care about what I do and it is after all, the big day is a huge deal for a lot…

November 8, 2012 Nick Leong

This post was a long time coming considering that this was done early this year. This was my first wedding assignment at Pangkor Laut and again, it was thanks to Steph Tan of Steph Tan Photography. In 2011, I kicked off my year with a visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh assisting her and in 2012, I kicked it off with a trip to Pangkor Laut, assisting her for Sid and Caroline’s wedding. Considering we are now in November 2012, I wonder what is in store for 2013. Steph, if you are reading this, are we heading somewhere? 😛 The above image was…