Capturing September

It’s the end of the September holidays, meaning it’ll be a month till the last day of the school year and thus the year end vacation is in sight. I’ve been blessed with more rizq this month with almost all four weekends in September booked for wedding assignments. I haven’t processed the photos yet, but here’s a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to the first half of this month.

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 Jumaiyah & Mahathir (25 Aug & 1 Sep 2013)

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 Halimah & Firdaus (14 Sep 2013)

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Kakak-Kakak Honours (15 Sep)

One more wedding next week and then Shamsydar Ani Photography will be taking a break till year end! 😉

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Fitrah + Luthfi

 

It’s been quite sometime since I shot a wedding. I must thank my lovely clients who trust me to shoot their special day despite being a fresh face in the wedding photography industry. As much as my belief in love is starting to fade away, I love weddings. They give me the little glimmer of hope I need to just to reignite my faith in loving, and being loved. I’ve got a lifetime ahead of me to understand truly what it means to love, anyways. Like everybody else says, I am still very young – perhaps a child even.

Fitrah and Luthfi contacted me about two months prior to their wedding, and I was excited to shoot their wedding because Fitrah kept feeding me with the idea of a film themed wedding. She was a very efficient bride, I must commend on that! When I met the couple two weeks before the wedding, she came prepared with an event programme and people movement chart. I must say, I was very impressed. Now future brides, take a heed from her! Prepare your orang-orang kuat (strong people) for your wedding well!

When they asked for suggestions on the outdoor photo shoot, I only had one place in mind – Tampines Eco Garden. That place, for a brief moment in time, bore a special place in my heart. Bringing my clients there to celebrate the unification of their love meant a lot to me. It meant that I moved on. I no longer crave to remember the memories it once held for me.

That being said, I hope Fitrah and Luthfi have a long lasting marriage ahead. Godspeed.

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A Little Update

Life has been hectic, especially when I’m juggling three jobs at once, for no apparent reason. While the students are having their holidays, I go to work settling admin stuff and pretty much prepare myself for a new semester with them next year. On top of that, I’m finishing my last round tuition before I start on a new batch of students. And of course, since its the holidays, it also means wedding season! Not that I have many assignments but last Sunday marks the first wedding assignment I’m tasked to do… alone!

I am finally free from my reigns of being a trainee under my beloved sister from another set of parents, Mai SB. I hope I do her proud. It was tough doing it alone, but nonetheless a good experience. Not to mention that the bride and groom are extremely beautiful and wonderful to work with. Sure, there were a few hiccups and challenges, but it’s all part of the job! 

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I am looking forward to the next wedding next weekend, albeit I’ll be doing videography instead of photography. Mai’s doing the photography. And of course I’m looking forward to it cause it’s one of my Fityan friend’s wedding! 

In times like these, I really thank God for everything He has showered me with. I may have had someone taken away from me, but I’m blessed with many other people and things that I don’t need to worry about my fate. I just need to have a little faith 😉