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Roadtrip Southern Thailand

Roadtrip Southern Thailand from Razali on Vimeo. Song by Daniela Andrade

3059km driving, numbers of island, hundreds cup of coffee with @mohdrazali @zaiditaharim @fozanlah & @ajoi57 #RoadtripTH

Photos by me, Zaidi, Fozan & Ajoi. Drone by me.

Day 1:
Ayer Hitam – Arau
We begin #RoadtripTH from Ayer Hitam, Johor Thursday afternoon. This is my first time doing a road trip with friends where usually I do this with my family. We went to Satun, Koh Lipe, Ao Nang, Koh Samui, Thale Noi, Hatyai & Narathiwat. Arrive at Arau, Perlis late at 12pm so we decided to stay at the state mosque after we had something to eat. Big mistake, we couldn’t sleep at all while being attacked by hundreds of mosquito.

Day 2:
Arau – Wang Kelian – Satun – Koh Lipe

Gumoning. Rabak. #RoadtripTH day 1

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The next morning we grab some breakfast and having it in front of our first stop, Bukit Keteri, the majestic limestones hills of Perlis. We stop at Wang Kelian viewpoint right before we check in Wang Kelian Border. From there we drive along the national parks and stop at Tesco to get sim card. Pak Bara pier is just around 45minutes from Satun city, we took a boat to Koh Lipe in the mid day after lunch. It is not the best time to visit the island & beaches on the west side of Thailand at this moment. Wind blowing so hard making our boat ride more like a roller coaster. One and half our of most exciting boat ride of my life.
When we arrive Koh Lipe, the weather looks great. Clear sky, smooth breeze, great looking sea. We checked-in Harmony Bed & Bakery for 2 nights. Walking street is just around the corner, so we have no problem finding dinner.

Day 3:
Koh Lipe

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Day 3 – Koh Lipe. Mengahadap Pulau Langkawi. #RoadtripTH

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Day 3 – Koh Lipe #RoadtripTH. Sunrise beach.

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Day 3 – Koh Lipe. #RoadtripTH. Bagi can la main buai.

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Day 3 – Idylic resort, Koh Lipe. #RoadtripTH eh kau tak reti diam mana nak dapat gambo family lawa.

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Sending postcard #roadtripTH #jediberjalan

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Sunrise was amazing. We spent the whole morning exploring Sunrise beach and nearby hotels. Seems like most of luxury resorts are not fully operational due to low season. In the afternoon we walk to sunset beach and Pattaya beach until sunset. There’s an army base at the end of Pattaya beach. Watching the Royal Thai Army on exercise was exciting. We had dinner at a local Muslim stall called Tusneem Halal Seafood nearby walking street. The food was really nice and absolutely cheap compared to walking street. It is just a few meters away from out hotel Harmony Bed & Bakery. We met new friends who also coming from Johor staying at the same hotel.

Day4:

Koh Lipe – Pak Bara – Trang – Ao Nang

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Day 4 – Koh Lipe. Panoramic view of the majestic island. #RoadtripTH

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Day 4 – Koh Lipe – Trang – Ao Nang. #RoadtripTH 1200km+ away from home. Stay for a night.

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In the morning we visited Sunrise beach again but this time with new company, our new friends from Johor. Climbing up to Serendipity Beach Resort to get the best view point of sunrise, we spent 2 hours there. It was awesome! Right before we leave the island, we take our breakfast at the same stall from yesterday. We leave Koh Lipe at 9.30am and reached Pak Bara Pier around 11am. Along the way we had a few stop for take away lunch, best street food we had so far. Somtam, grill beef with mixed thai salad. We stop at Robinson Trang for an hour to get some souvenir. Trang to Krabi took around 4hrs with few stop for coffee & prayer. When we arrive at Krabi, it is already late. We pack some food for the night market and head straight to Oscar Pool Villa Ao Nang. The villa is not so far from Ao Nang beach but still need transport to get there. We check in for a night first to see weather there’s something to explore or should we continue our journey.

Day 5:

Ao Nang – Railay Bay – Thubkaek

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Day 5 – Railay Bay ?? #RoadtripTH selepas hujan.

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Railay Beach ?? #roadtripTH

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Ajoi kat mana? Ada kat sini ha, tengah rilek2 angin pantai. #RoadtripTH #wwnma #eksen

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Day 5 – Railay Bay, Krabi. ?? #RoadtripTH hammocking by the beach.

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Tup Kaek Sunset Beach ?? #roadtripTH

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Day 5 – Tub Kaek Beach, Ao Nang ?? #RoadtripTH Agak mustahil nak jumpa sampah.

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Day 6 – Tub Kaek Beach, Ao Nang ?? #RoadtripTH hit the road again. @zaiditaharim @ajoi57 @fozanlah

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Knowing the weather was not so good, we decided not to take the island hopping but instead we buy a longtail boat ticket to Railay Bay. It was just 10 minutes boat ride to one of most attractive beach in Krabi. The limestone hills looks amazing in drone. We spend the whole day exploring Railay bay, sleeping in the hammock and lunch. It was raining in the afternoon, lucky we had a roof, the tree lol. We leave Railay Bay heading back to Ao Nang before we visited sunset beach at Thubkaek. The weather was not on our side, but we still get a few photos of sunset. From Thubkaek, we decided to get some dinner at Ao Nang walking street. Lots of muslim food stall here. This is my fifth times visiting Ao Nang as I can remember. We stay another night at Oscar Pool Villa. Having a pool just on our doorstep is an advantages.

Day 6:

Ao Nang – Ratchaprapa Dam – Surat Thani – Koh Samui

Day 6 – Ratchaprapa Dam, Surat Thani ?? #RoadtripTH Guilin of Thai trip cancelled, rain is coming.

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Singgah sat layan pemandangan #RoadtripTH #wwnma

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We have mixed feeling whether to go to Phuket or straight to Samui. I know Phuket is amazing city. I’ve been there once. But due to rainy season we might ended staying in the hotel rather than sightseeing. So we decided not to waste our time and head straight to Koh Samui because it is another long journey. I read a lot about the Guilin of Thailand, Ratchaprapa Dam. We tried to take boat ride to the the Guilin but heavy rain coming ahead. Boat ride cancelled. Move on to Surat Thani. Raja Ferry to Koh Samui took one and a half our ferry ride. It cost us so little to bring the car along. This is my third visit to Samui so I remember a few spot to stop. Not having enough time to reached the island for sunset, we having it in the ferry. It was majestic. Once we arrived, we look for hotel near the Malay Village.  Having dinner at Melayu Samui Seafood while still deciding for place to stay.  The food is good, but it was better last time. The first time I visited this restaurant was with Sudin, there was a wedding ceremony that we were invited while eating here. Such an experience. We stayed at The Fisherman’s Challet for 2 nights.

Day 7:

Koh Samui

Day 7 – Lamai, Koh Samui ?? #RoadtripTH Peak season. Jalan mana pon penuh orang.

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Day 8. Bye Samui! #roadtripTH #jediberjalan ??

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I visited the fishing village in the morning to take a few drone footage. Next to the village is a small market where we can find fruits, seafood, groceries and breakfast. Bought some durian and breakfast for them. I slept the whole morning after breakfast. In the afternoon we stroll along the beaches, circling the island. This is the best time to visit Samui because the weather is great. Last time when I visited with my wife & kids, it was windy. Chaweng beach look so calm & beautiful. While visiting BangRak market, I bought a kilo of huge prawn sold by beautiful ladies. That impress me. The prawn. And of course beautiful ladies selling prawn. Along the way I found the place I visit with Sudin last time having fresh oyster for just THB25 and fruit salad with horse shoe crab. Extremely cheap oyster! Sorry I coudln’t figure out in google map where the exact point is, but it is just in front of 7-Eleven near the ferry terminal. Back home, we cook the prawn and having dinner with lots of other Thai food. Yummy. After dinner we visited the night market at Central Festival Plaza to get some food and souvenir.

Day 8:

Koh Samui – Surat Thani – Amphoe Tha Sala – Nakhon Si Thamarat – Thale Noi – Hat Yai

Day 8 – Bophut, Koh Samui ?? #RoadtripTH Moving out of the island back to mainland today.

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Day 8 – Koh Samui ?? #RoadtripTH The third time visiting this island. Never bored. Always impress.

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Day 8 – Thale Boi Bridge, Songkhla ?? #RoadtripTH Over 2000km overland.

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Three days in Samui is never enough. But we have to move out from the island to make sure we still within Zaidi’s holiday leave. Again before we leave, we had breakfast at the Muslim restaurant in Maret market. Uncle Yamin prepared nasi chicken baryani and nasi with beef. It is the best. There’s corn pudding for dessert as well. Cheap of course. Happy tummy, we drive. Last stop before we leave the island, Laem Sor Pagoda, Taling Ngam. This is the best view point of Tean island & Mat Sum island.

We took Setran Ferry instead of Raja. The jetty is further ahead, same rate for car & passenger but more comfortable. Once we arrived at the jetty, we head straight to Hat Yai. Along the way we had a few stop at Amphoe Tha Sala, Nakhon Si Thamarat & Thale Noi. We stop for prayer at Ban Nai Thung and while we make a u-turn we found a really nice market by the beach. The market selling dried fish and fresh as well. We bought mantis prawn & squid just because it is so tempting to see. We asked the lady where we can cook and she replied “king khao?”. Yes yes. Makan. She bring a guy from small restaurant next to the market. Surprisingly the guy speak fluent Johorean malay. Not just Pattani Malay. “Nak ape?” He asked. We laugh out loud. This is not the first time we find someone who can speak malay in Thai, but how he pronounced every word feels like we were in Parit Raja. lol. He bring us to his restaurant and ask his wife to cook. She is absolutely talented cook. We ordered beef soup, she fried the mantis prawn & the squid beautifully & sincere. I will make sure will visit his restaurant again.

The journey is one of the longest ever. We had another stop at Ban Thale Noi Wetland, longest bridge highway across a beautiful wetland that divided Phattalung & Songkhla. It is amazing how they build highway on wetlands while keeping the bird sanctuary and its largest fresh water reserve. I could spend weeks here just to see the purple swamp hens and pink waterlilies. If we have enough time, I would love to visit again one of Thai largest paddy field next to the lake. They planted sea coconut by the bunds that make the land looks like somewhere else. Unfortunately time doesn’t permit us, by the time we arrived it was already dark. So we head straight to Hat Yai. Before we checked-in at The Train Hotel, we visited Asean Night Bazar to get some dinner. The hottest seafood salad I ever had, it burns my mouth.

Day 9:

Hat Yai – Pattani – Narathiwat – Besut

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Day 9 – Amphoe, Tak Bai ?? #RoadtripTH Unik rupa bentuk bumi sini.

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The morning market was just 10 minutes walk from our hotel. Friday is the busiest day in the market. Cheap groceries, fruit & clothing. Seedless grape for just THB80/kg. Vegetables sold in bundle. An hour is not enough here. We check-out of the hotel and drive to Pattani. Because Pattani is hot area, we found road block every 10 minutes or less. They said it is safe to visit because the bombing is only targeted political places. Even Kru Se mosque which has been attack twice is safe. The 502 years old mosque has a very unique design and history. According to the locals, the late sultan of Pattani built this most back then. Moving forward, we stop at Pattani to get stock of Ovaltine biscuit which could never be found in Malaysia and Digestive. And some Hotwheels & Majoratte of course. Last stop before we cross the border is Tak Bai, another red zone. The border close at 9pm. We got there just in time and just enough gas. We stayed at D’Muara One Chalet for the night.

Day 10:

Besut – Bukit Keluang – Marang – Dungun – Kuantan – Ayer Hitam

Day 10 – Kampung Jambu Bongkok, Marang ?? #RoadtripTH Alien zone.

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Day 10 – Batu Pelanduk, Marang ?? #RoadtripTH Last check point. End of our road trip.

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Another unique place, another stop. #RoadtripTH #wwnma

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Bukit Keluang is in our check list, but we didn’t realize it was on the weekend before national day. Hundreds of visitor hiking the hill with us. Even though it was just 10 minutes hike, it feels longer just because lots of other visitor with us. Ajoi manage to get to the top within half an hour. That was impressive. If you’re planning to hike, make sure come as early as you can. Take the entry point on the right side of the hill coz it easier to get up hill. Please…. Please bring your water bottle back down, don’t throw it away. Please…. I beg you. The view is breathtaking from every point. Getting down might be tricky because it is very slippery so please wear appropriate shoes. I saw a lady wearing wedges, I salute her. But the wedges didn’t survive. I hope her leg do well.

From Besut we head straight to Marang and then  Rantau Abang. We took some photos of the legendary Batu Pelanduk and unique looking alien tree. That was our last stop in Terengganu. Next stop is Kula Cakes, Kuantan. We had some delicious signature Mango Cheesecake,  Nuttella Pavlova, Choc Moist, Red Velvet and Blueberry Cheese.

Thats the end of our road trip. In total of 3059KM driving, 6hrs boat & ferry ride, 38 storey hiking, hundreds of KM walking. Hell of a good trip. This is my third road trip to Thailand. The next one will be further away hopefully.

Costing

Day 1: Ayer Hitam – Arau

  • Fuel RM160/4pax
  • Toll RM90/4pax

Day 2: Arau – Lipe

  • Fuel RM80/4pax
  • Insurance, TM2, TM6 – RM100 (agent)/4pax
  • Ferry Lipe RM26/pax
  • Simcard RM18/pax
  • Bed & Bakery Hotel x2 night RM300/4pax

Day 3: Lipe

  • Meals only

Day 4: Lipe-Ao Nang

  • Oscar Pool Villa Krabi RM150/4pax

Day 5: Ao Nang

  • Longtail Boat to Railay Bay RM12/pax
  • Oscar Pool Villa Krabi RM150/4pax

Day 6: Ao Nang – Samui

  • Fuel RM116/4pax
  • Ferry to Samui RM94/4pax + 1 car
  • The Fisherman’s Chalet x2 night RM340/4pax

Day 7: Samui

  • Meals only

Day 8: Samui – Hatyai

  • Fuel RM116/4pax
  • Ferry from Samui RM94/4pax + 1 car
  • The Train Hotel RM200/4pax

Day 9: Hat Yai – besut

  • Fuel RM140/4pax
  • D’Muara One Challet RM80/4pax

Day 10 – Besut – Ayer Hitam

  • Fuel RM70

We collected money for meals among us, it just about RM300-/+ / 4pax in total.

Total of RM700/pax for 10 days road trip + boat & ferry including meals.

 

 

Diba + Amir – Pontian Wedding Photographer

Happy Sunday everyone. Been a while since my last update. If I haven’t replied your email yet, I will sooonnnn.

Meet Diba & Amir. A young lovely couple who decide to tie a knot after 5 weeks of knowing each other. Diba works at Terengganu where she met Amir who live & work there. The get married after few months of their engagement ceremony. The wedding held in a very classic wooden Malay house in Benut, Pontian. Most of their family members who comes to witness their big day are full of joy and happiness.

On the next day, the ceremony held in a huge community hall attended by relatives & friends from all over the places. After the wedding, we went to Wednesday Ditch Farm & Resort Pontian for portraiture session. We choose a horse named Blackie for this session. None of us have experiences handling horse! But still, it was fun to give it a try.

We visited the Malay house again after we finished at Wednesday. The Malay house is actually a home stay, they have like 4 wooden house which can cover up to nearly 100 pax per night i believe.

Congrats to Diba & Amir on a gorgeous wedding. Everything was perfect!

Please enjoy this lovely song Royal – Elizabeth Tan

Azizi + Nini – Ayer Hitam Wedding Photography

If you ever come across a cute couple in my blog, you need to look at this one closer. The most adorable couple award I give to them. Azizi & Nini are meant to be together. They are amazingly cute together. So cute that I could not narrow down their wedding photos and will have to post the entire ceremony and drag them to 2 portraiture session. They brought their traditional Malay outfit, Songket, which they customed ordered in Bandung a month before their big day. I love how it fit them very well! And I just love love love this last photo. They remind me of two lovebirds. Weather was great that day that kept me shooting all day long.

Anyway, awesome decoration for Pelamin & Photo booth made by Dedau Bridal. Make up done nicely by Ratu Bridal House.

Please enjoy this lovely song Penghibur Jalanan – Cover Elizabeth Tan


Madihah + Zaidi – Ledang Wedding Photographer

This was such a sweet session. Sweet couple. Sweet setting. I am so at peace when I look at this series. It was seriously hard to narrow down the photos for this post!! Madihah & Zaidi met back in high school, but shy to say that there are meant to be together. After years of knowing each other, Zaidi finally decided to put a ring on Madihah’s finger. Their parents house is just few miles away from each other. That what makes more interesting about them. They event was held at Madihah’s house at Gresik, Ledang. The solemnisation was small & intimate with close relatives from both side coming to celebrate their biggest day. It was so cheerful while some parts you can see a little tears upon their eyes.

After the ceremony, I bring them to a very nice beach just half an hour from their place. The weather was just great for an intimate portraiture session. We spent few hours on the beach with the help of no wind at all. lol.

On the next day, their parents have organize a huge ceremony and invite all the relatives from local, also not to forget from the northern, Kedah & Penang. All family members got the chance to celebrate their happiness and take some photos for memories. The food was just great. I had 2 pcs of ketupat with chicken rendang. Been a while since I see dishes like that. The ceremony ended late afternoon. We went to Sawah Ring, a very beautiful paddy field in this area. The heat makes me looks like coming out of the rain. But I love this kind of weather since I can get the best color of the bride & groom and also all the surrounding. We wrap the session at 6.30pm. It was tiring but worth the while after viewing all these photos.

Congrats you two on the perfect wedding for the perfect marriage!

Please enjoy this lovely song – Love bug by Jonas Brothers

Amalina & Nasriqul – Batu Pahat Wedding Photographer

Amalina & Nasriqul were both final year of a medical student from UIA. There were planning for this marriage since third year. In fact, they’re having an exam right after this event. I don’t know how they manage to do that! They’re both young and always happy couple that makes so fun photographing them. The event held in Taman Peserai, Batu Pahat, Johor attended by close relative & thousands other friends of her father who is a great teacher in this town. I even met lots of my teacher from high school at this wedding.

The weather was great all day until late afternoon. I’m glad that I manage to get to the place I wanted to in time. It was a little late for a portraiture session but I able to get few great shots after all. The beach was about 30km from bride’s place and just few more minutes to Muar. I have been here 3 times for portraiture but still haven’t discovered all the wonder just yet. Planning to come again with my family sometimes later.

Oh please enjoy your weekend while browsing these pictures.

Please enjoy this lovely song – Tak Perlu Keliling Dunia – Gita Gutawa

Aidil + Sara – Tioman Island Destination Photography

I missed the chances to documents Sara & Aidil most beautiful moment of their wedding. That’s was one of most frustrating things I did this year. But after all, I have the chances to bring them along to Tioman Island for a honeymoon. We spent wonderful 3 days at Salang Beach with full of joy. They’re playful, romantic, and so happy in love. I made flower crown out of flower vine and a hand bouquet for Sara to hold. It wasn’t that pretty but when Sara had it on her hands & head, it looks wonderful on her! I love how they laugh together and how much they adore each other. I am so glad that I bring along bunch of companions to this session. They make Sara & Aidil laugh a lot and also make them tired. Lol. Great to have you guys. I’ll make sure we’ll set another interesting trip to some other great places. I only bring a single lens for this whole trip which is 85mm that makes a very limited crop for all these photos. Hope you guys enjoy it.

If any of you guys planning for a honeymoon and would like an intimate photography for your memory, drop me an email. 🙂

Please enjoy this lovely song – The Rainbow

Shamsul & Nabila – Batu Pahat Wedding Photographer

Meet Shamsul and Nabila We started the day seeing some prettiness in the form of some Christy Ng heels, and a beautiful full length lace trimmed veil and those gorgeous long dress. I’ve always most loved those photos that capture in between instances. You know, the ones that people don’t seem to notice, or realize were taken. Nabila always busy with many things, her phone, her friends, and family. I just don’t have much time to photograph her in person. Most of the photos in here consists her & everybody else. We have another photography session at the beach but I’ll keep the photos just for her viewing since that photos were really intimate with her husband & closed friends.

Nabila & Shamsul, thank you SO much for letting me be a part of this journey.. not just as your photographer, but also your friend. I hope you find a room for these images in your heart, and I hope they bring back a little slice of joy in the years to come if you ever take a walk down memory lane.

Faridah & Norman – Batu Pahat Wedding Photographer

I’m in the midst of a super crazy period at Foto by Razali so time of any kind is very very exceptional… Yet I didn’t want this week to fly by without sharing with you this little and sweet wedding I shot one weekend where the weather was nearly perfect, the air was sweet with the lingering flavor of love, and where we could catch the sound of the ocean crashing against the rocks in the distance while Faridah and Norman promised their love story amidst ear-to-ear smiles, and sworn each other their futures and hearts in front of their closest family and friend. I have to confess, small intimate weddings, where the couple is deeply in love, have a very soft spot in my heart. I sincerely believe that when you are surrounded ONLY by those precious to you, the day becomes so much more special, more enjoyable, more relaxed. And it shows in the photos 100%. It was a glorious afternoon and one where I was so lucky to have witnessed and be a part of. Thank you Faridah and Norman for your trust in me that day!! I hope you look back at these photos and are reminded every time how deeply special your love is to one another.

The wedding of Faridah & Norman was held in Parit Haji Ali, Batu Pahat. Make up, dress & dais done nicely by Firmah Bridal house Parit Raja.

Please enjoy this lovely song – Anna Kendrick – Cups

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aishah & Roy Reception – Batu Pahat Wedding Photographer

Wow… has this week started off on a crazy note?? I am still trying to catch my breath on my chair… everyone… design, post production, family, and everything have all been busy as anything! And as the only guy in this craziness, I’m hiding in the corner feeling a little overwhelmed.

Anyways, getting back to the photographs 🙂 Have I said how much i LOVE brides & grooms who not just dare to be unusual, but do it in STYLE. I mean, we all know that it’s easy to be different, but to keep it classic, stylish, and have that timeless effect? That’s not as easy a task. But when I saw Aishah and Roy turn up to their solemnization shoot in a different way oh dear, I have such a thousands of idea coming in. They look soooooo good in photos!!, I was just obsessed. It just goes to show, a shoot can still be elegantly simple with the right pieces to stand out.

This wedding was held in Batu Pahat. And all those portrait photos were taken around Batu Pahat & Kluang. Thank you sooooooooo much to the both of you for being so bold and going for something out of the box, and then trusting in me when I said you looked amazing with the little hints of get in the middle of the road. You both looked astonishing. My camera couldn’t love you enough that day!!

Those family member that make the event so fantastic, thank you so much. For her only brother that watch them all 3 days session, I could thank Sudin enough. Just make sure we plan for another trip. Lol.

Do enjoy this love soundtrack from Juno movie.

Aishah & Roy – Batu Pahat Wedding Photographer

Happy hump day everyone! I’m leaving you with a sweet little solemnisation session shot, at one of the prettiest little hall I’ve had the pleasure of visiting, with it’s close relative, great food, and everything. All hidden in between the Kampung Kenangan Dato Onn, Batu Pahat so that it’s still nothing but peaceful and serene.

So while I adored shooting their beautiful ceremony, their wedding was an even more special affair of the heart, as it finally put a close to the cords of serendipity, timing, and friendship that intertwined throughout their years love story, and it began a new chapter full of hope, adoration, love, and an even more pronounced praise to God. I’ve known Aishah & Roy from her brother, Sudin who is my travel companion most every destination I been to before. Sudin’s little sister even more sweeter in real life while Roy is steady-happy-all-the-way-of-his-life kinda guy. That what interest me more to document their big day.

There’s just something enchanted about little intimate weddings that just capture my heart. I know weddings and marriage celebrations come in all forms, sizes, and types, but it’s the small ones that involve just the closest of relative and friends that really give way to what makes weddings beautiful – love, joy, intimacy, familiarity, and companionship. Those are the things that truly make photos beautiful and sparkle. Will post another updates on their wedding day later. Have a good day!

While you viewing, please enjoy Boyce Avenue and Fifth Harmony cover “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake

Fida & Syed + Akid – Johor Maternity Portraiture


Happy Ramadhan to all Muslims friends out there! It’s the 7th days now and everything run smoothly. I’ve been busy since I came back from Mabul with lots of photos to process and managing my family. Just before Ramadhan, I manage to capture two couple for maternity portraiture. You might read the other entry here. Aziah & Fida are best friends from high school. I’ve met Fida & Syed after the hire me for their wedding. From there I met their groups of girlfriends and we become so close. I’ve documented 4 of their couple for wedding photography. Lots of fun working with them! And now I documented their next chapter of their lives.

These two have been together since university – they have been together for quarter their lives! Isn’t that so incredible? You can really see how in tuned they are to each other, like completing each other’s sentences and talking so much alike – it’s really like talking to one person. It’s amazing to witness their strong connection. When Akid came into their lives it brings such a great changes to them and their girlfriends. Akid already warming up to his little brother.

They’re still the same giggly couple, but I could also see how much they have grown. Needless to say, they are a very special family to me. Just like her first pregnancy, Fida just glowed. She carries the bump so beautifully. I feel like their growth parallels my growth since they have been with me since earlier day of this business.

Enjoy “Anyone Else But You – The Moldy Peaches”