A Malaysian Hibernate in Canada
I am Rui, and I grew up in a small town in Malaysia. I studied Genetics at university but later in life, I found my passion in photography.
At first, I borrowed a small digital camera from my sister and I always bring it everywhere. I always view things through the lens, I keep capturing everything and keep deleting them to free up memory. There is no online platform to show photos, it is pure passion and passion and passion in photography. I slowly realize I enjoy seeing photos that show the natural and authentic inner feelings of people.
6 years back, I decided to step out for my dream, I want to be a photographer who captures authentic emotions and creates a lovely story in photographs.
I recently moved to Canada. Before my move, I worked as a freelance photographer providing services for pre-weddings/engagements, elopements, weddings, corporate/ personal events, portraits, real estate, and product shoots for clients from different countries.
Now, that I am in this new country, I found myself very lucky to be surrounded by so many lovely couples and people who appreciate my work and are willing to give me a chance to witness their biggest day through my lens. I am excited and looking forward to being your photographer and playing a part in your special day.
They say that when your heart starts beating crazy when you stutter and feel butterflies... it's love, and that’s exactly what a great photo makes me feel. Amazing photos are always an inspiration and something I yearn to live up to. My passion lies in photography, and I always give my best to it. I love to connect with people through my lens, capturing their subtle emotions and telling their stories through pictures.
What I enjoy the most is photographing people and moments as they are. I don't like staging awkward shots or forcing cheesy expressions. I certainly give direction, but I want to capture people naturally and relaxed. I believe when you look at a photograph, you should be able not only to see it but feel its emotions.
I really appreciate the opportunities I get as your photographer to witness and share your lovely moments through my eyes and lenses.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I use photojournalistic style intermittently throughout the day. At the beginning of the day, when couples are still nervous, I'll help them to feel comfortable by directing them using natural poses. It’s very simplistic, and nothing crazy, but they will still look good even a few decades later. As soon as the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception hit, I just capture things as they unfold, recording the magic as it happens.
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU USUALLY DELIVER?
Each wedding and event are unique and differs in length, you could expect around 80 - 100 images for each hour of coverage. Don't worry, I am proud to say that I don't put a cap on it!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
For wedding, you will first receive your Highlight Photos (best of the day) in about 3 business days after the wedding. The full set of edited photos are usually ready in about 2-3 weeks. For all other session, the turn around time is about 5-7 business days.
DO YOU EDIT ALL THE PHOTOS?
I personally edit all photos without outsourcing. I spend time editing all photos with unique presets that can enhance the natural richness of skin tone. As seen in my portfolio, you will receive a consistently high-quality and signature style of photos.
DO YOU ALSO DO VIDEO?
I am highly committed and focused on providing the best of my expertise in photography. However, I also have a few close videographer partners whom I've frequently worked with. I would be happy to provide you amazing recommendations if needed!
HOW DO WE BOOK?
I make reviewing and signing contracts as easy as possible. I will send you a contract to review first and if everything is good, you can sign and pay a deposit of 50% to secure your date. Signing and payment is handled digitally. If you would like to pay in cash, just let me know. The remaining balance is due 7 days before the event date.