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We are currently building a new site for Ken Lam Photography. We have transferred all the old blog posts to the new Ken Lam photography blog’s site. However, there is a chance you would not be able to view some of the old blog posts in the past from the new site.
In this case, to view the old posts/ photographs, please kindly go to https://kenlamphotography.wordpress.com and use the “Search Box” on the right hand column to search for the wedding/ pre-wedding locations. For example, type in “Paris pre-wedding photos” or “Dorchester Hotel”. You will find the relevant posts from my blog.
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Love this curtain inside the restaurant of Hotel Belair.
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Stacey is one of my earliest clients who booked me in 2009 for her wedding this year. I cannot THANK YOU enough for the trust and confidence Stacey had put in me. Back then, I was so busy in my work that I had neglected the “qualification” side of my profession. Stacey has done a lot of research into looking for the “right” photographer and she feels that she would be more confident if I was a member of the MPA (Master Photographers Association). However, despite not being a member at the time, Stacey entrusted me with a lot of faith to become the official photographer of her wedding.
Half a year later, I finally had the time to submit my prints to the MPA and was accepted as a member succesfully. In October last year, at the MPA Awards night, I was extremely honoured to be awarded the Kodak Wedding Photographer of the Year. At that moment, I thought of Stacey and Angela (Stacey’s mum) who said to me: “Ken, although you are not an MPA, you are a brilliant photographer in our eyes. We want to see your work being recognised…we know you can do it, go and get them!” Stacey, Angela and Wayne, thank you so so much for your support – it means a lot to me.
For Stacey’s wedding, I really like how she has incorporated traditional and modern elements to the wedding. A traditional church ceremony at the Holy Trinity Church, and followed by the reception at the modern Azzuri Restaurant in Quayside. I also love the black & white theme (bridesmaids dresses and flowers) – they work very well for the photographs!
Here are some of my favourites from the day.
Stacey – Looking beautiful and radiant as the bride of the day.
I have been busy travelling and working on wedding assignments in UK and overseas. While I am travelling, I also have to work on my clients’ wedding photos. I am sorry that I am not able to update my blog as frequently as before. I can assure you that it will be better in August!
Some of you may have noticed that I rarely post my clients’ close-up photographs here. The reason for this is, I am sure you would agree that everyone of us would like to keep a little privacy of our own, and so in order to help my clients maintain that, whilst also being able to showcase my work here, hence, there are not many closed-up photographs here. If you would like to see samples of my work featuring some close-up shots, please write to us via the Contact Us page.
Talking of ‘privacy’, my dear friend recently shared with me a funny story: she went on a holiday to Amsterdam with her husband Mr. G recently and as all city hotels have small rooms, he’s asked that she leaves the room to go to the lobby while he does his ‘No. 2’. He is embarassed by ‘toilet noises’! I once read that as a husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, we should learn to make an effort to create a ‘good’ or even ‘perfect’ impression in our partner’s minds, so that we can always keep the relationship fresh, young and slightly mysterious. Maybe we can learn something from Mr. G here. 🙂 I’d love to hear your thoughts/comments on this.
OK, enough said. Here are some wedding photographs taken at Santorini for May & Simon. We were very lucky with the weather; beautiful light during the day and a magnificient sunset. I hope you like them.
I love their bridal suite and the lace details on May’s dress.
The sunset in Santorini is said to be one of the best sunsets in the world. What do you think?
Lately, our beloved city – Newcastle, has become an increasingly popular location for our pre-wedding sessions. Instead of having their pre-wedding in the more well-known cities like Paris or Prague, our recent clients have opted for Newcastle!
Not surprising though for those who have not heard of this city will wonder what is it like to have their pre-wedding in Newcastle? Are there any beautiful backdrops?
Well, here are some photographs and album design of Viridis & Francis who had their pre-wedding in Newcastle. You decide. Enjoy!
V & Francis braved the waters at Whitley Bay and jumped into the cold waters of the North Sea. Later during lunch, I asked them how they felt about the photoshoot? I did not expect them to say “Trash The Dress” is their favourite experience! I mean, if I were Viridis, I would be quite upset to see my beautiful gown turn into a soggy, muddy dress. But then I suppose you do not get to trash your dress everyday, do you… so it must be quite liberating!
From the look on their faces, V & Francis seemed genuinely happy! Looks like they were honest when they said they ENJOYED the session with me! So, V trashed her brand-new Mori Lee dress. And she is still smiling. I am the lucky photographer!
Time for some classic photographs. This is Viridis in her amazing Vera Wang dress – Audrey in Luxe Collection. So beautiful. The dress is worth ALL of my camera equipment added up together and more! Francis is equally dashing in his Hugo Boss tuxedo.