Entries by Andy Lim

SimpleSLR Celebrates 5th Year with New E-Book

SimpleSLR PhotoClass is celebrating its 5th year of providing simple-to-understand photography training for beginners. Who would have thought that a humble little class which started in FRIM in 2006 (thanks to those of you who attended my classes during those early days) would still be running 5 years on, now in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.…

Garden Wedding: Dave & Keira

Dave and Keira flew in from the UK to celebrate their wedding at the luxurious Carcosa Seri Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This wedding was a small but intimate party, and you could feel the warmth because everyone was so close. I just love capturing such weddings! Keira giving her maid-of-honour a high five before…

Jet & Chien’s Portraits

Jet and Chien’s portrait session started on a beautiful sunny morning. The weather forecast predicted continuous rain for the rest of the day, but God smiled upon us and granted us a rain-free day. If only the sky was clear enough for a sunset… but who’s complaining?

Chinese Wedding: Jack & Jordan

Jack and Jordan’s wedding on 18 Dec 2010 had the largest group of heng tais (groomsmen) I have ever seen! The famous Stephen Foong was the coordinator of the day, so it was nothing short of colourful 🙂 The couple also had violinist Dennis Lau grace their reception with an opening performance.

Corporate Portraits for Annual Report

A recent portrait job required resourcefulness in using existing surroundings to my advantage. This series of portraits were taken for a company’s annual report. Without using any backdrop, I utilized the wallpaper in the boardroom and arranged my lighting setup within this very small patch of wallpaper background, and using the very limited space in…

Shannon & Premela’s Portraits

A post-wedding portrait shoot for Shannon and Premela. Post-wedding or pre-wedding shoots are very much more relaxed than squeezing in a portrait shoot during the wedding day, and makes it possible to make a trip to somewhere off the beaten track.

Casey & Gloria’s Portraits

Casey & Gloria’s pre-wedding portraits were decidedly unusual, as you can see from the first photo. Casey is a big Star Wars fan, so “the Force” was with us that day, as we managed to get some pretty decent shots even though it rained almost the whole day! We also put their ballroom dancing moves…

Photo Finish exhibition in Melbourne

PHOTO FINISH is a major photographic exhibition showcasing a stunning and unrivalled collection of modern portraiture, a unique and stylish celebration befitting of the 150th running of the internationally renowned Melbourne Cup. The exhibition will be presented within the magnificent Atrium at Crown Melbourne to coincide with the 150th running of the Cup. For this…

Chinese Wedding: Pascal & Mishell

Pascal & Mishell’s traditional Chinese wedding in Subang Jaya and dinner reception at Hotel Equatorial, Kuala Lumpur on 4 July 2010. Lots of laughter, joy and emotion in this one 🙂 Enjoy the slideshow: Since the slideshow already shows much of my signature style in capturing emotion in pictures, I’ll show some portraits that we…

Church Wedding: Adrian & Stefanie

Adrian & Stefanie celebrated their wonderfully sweet wedding on 15 May 2010.  The wedding ceremony, lunch reception and dinner reception took place at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, an excellent choice for larger wedding receptions within Petaling Jaya.   The unmistakable chandeliers. Lilac/purple proves yet again to be popular, I covered 3 consecutive weddings with…

Detour: Taiwan

My wife and I were supposed to be in Europe 2 weeks ago. But thank God our flight was canceled due to the volcanic ash all over Europe, otherwise we probably would have been stranded there. We were desperate for a getaway, so a quick look at the world map brought us to Taiwan. We…

Chinese Wedding: Chris & Wan Sim

Two days after their pre-wedding portrait session in Langkawi, Chris and Wan Sim celebrated their Malaysian wedding on 21st Nov 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.  Wan Sim really loves shoes, as you can see from her Jimmy Choo Couture and Christian Louboutin shoes. Wan Sim and Chris are so nice that they actually wrote…

Chris & Wan Sim’s Portraits

Chris and Wan Sim were truly blessed with this one day when it didn’t rain, after two days of continuous heavy rain on Langkawi Island, and the rest of Malaysia for that matter. The overcast sky became one big giant softbox, perfect for their pre-wedding portraits. This was also the first time I worked alongside…

Lighting Liz

I’m trying something new for a change… this time it’s having fun with dramatic lighting. It’s good to break away from our usual style every now and then, to discover new things about the way we work, and to supplement our existing skillsets. It’s a bit like cross-training… a multi sport athlete tends to be…

1200km in 6 days

Just got back from our 9-day trip to Victoria, Australia.  The main purpose was to photograph a wedding in Melbourne (view the photos here), but my wife and I took the opportunity to enjoy the countryside as well. My apologies to those who emailed or called me, I’ll reply your emails as soon as I…

Portraits of Evelyn

Once in a while comes along a portrait request that’s delightfully refreshing. Evelyn wanted something that was a little surreal, a little magical… so we ended up with this series, which was entirely shot outdoors on-location. I prefer on-location shoots over studio shoots anytime.