Ai Wei and Zhao | Penang, Malaysia


Photographing weddings internationally is surprisingly similar to photographing weddings at home. Sure location is important but the people are always what makes a wedding truly epic. Ai Wei and Zhao had a truly epic wedding.


We were lucky enough to spend several days with Ai Wei and Zhao and their friends and family. We had such a great time it just felt like we were on holiday with a group of new friends.


As wedding photographers based in New Zealand, amazing locations come as part of the job. But the colours of the landscapes, buildings, and sky in Malaysia were too perfect. I found myself seeing perfectly matching colour tones everywhere. So yeah, we took a lot of frames. Sorry about the long post.


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Jacqueline Elizabeth - WOW! This wedding is amazing Tim. So beautifully captured, I wish I was there!

Elissa - Gosh, the texture of the city… that sunset…. this beautiful couple and that amazing beachfront location… I need to visit Malaysia asap apparently. I love the colors and their soft serenity. Beautiful, beautiful.

Jonathan David - Dude – I LOVE this. So clean, such great moments, rad location! That sunset is epic too! Brilliant.

mitch arnett - So very nice. Truly an amazing wedding and what a great looking couple :-)

ed peers - Superb all the way through man…

Luke Hayden - Truly inspiring work!

Matthew Long - Wow, absolutely love these Tim, really great stuff.

Veronica Varos - Everything about this wedding is perfect! And my goodness – those clear top tents are perfect!

Jessica Schilling - Gorgeous wedding! I love their style and all the beach portraits are so great!

bryan - Really great storytelling! You set the scene perfectly with those first set of images, and captured so many beautiful moments. Nice work!

james - Wow Tim and Nadine! These are incredible; You nailed it – beautifully captured memories for Ai Wei and Zhao. So well done.

Tanya - Wow. Love the scene setting in the first shots . So great.

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