thank you Christine Lim for shooting with me
make up & hair by Chrystal
location: nanga bush camp
I have been wanting to share this insanely beautiful DIY wedding for some time now. When Sharmin & Joel first contacted me, I knew I was going to fall in love with them – and I did. You know you have the right clients the moment they treat you as a friend, as part of their guest, not just a one time business thing. I was really taken care of not only by these two lover birds, but as well as their families and friends. You know you have the right clients too when they truly appreciate art and being flexible and open to ideas. I can not stop stressing over and over to my clients how important it is to choose the time of the day to get married, where to get married and how important it is to face your guests, not having your backs facing your guests instead.
Sharmin and Joel were truly easy to discuss with. They had a schedule, but they decided to trust me and play by ear. After the ceremony ended, I told them the sun was still pretty harsh to do a portrait session. They were cool with just mingling with their guests while waiting for the perfect light. This is what I love and appreciate, I put my whole heart when documenting a wedding and it makes me really happy when clients have the same goal as me to achieve the best images we can together on their special day.
Sharmin, Joel, their families and friends did an incredible job decorating the ceremony and reception themselves. All those beautiful junks (wooden crate, drawers, suitcases, jars etc) were all slowly collected by Sharmin for her wedding. She clearly knew how it wanted it to look. I went happily insane when I saw them setting up the place the day before the wedding day. Sharmin knew how much I love collecting junks that at the end of the night, she grabbed my hand and asked me to choose whatever I want. It felt like I was put into a store full of different shapes, sizes, flavors of candies and I could only take what is reasonable (I have a very small check in bag) She was so kind to give me a wooden crate along with three drawers from a sewing machine table. I was very determine to bring it back to Perth then Malaysia and finally to Poland….and yes, I did. My husband thought I was insane
the wedding day