What’s the perks of being a professional photographer? You get to shoot your own wedding photo album, says Keow Wee Loong.
Remember the daredevil from Malaysia who sneaked into a radioactive zone in Fukushima, Japan and later scaled the world’s tallest bridge to pull off a dangerous wedding proposal? If you thought those photos were cool, wait till you see his own wedding photoshoot.
“As beautiful as ever, I knew her when she was working in Family Mart a year ago,” Keow recalled how he first met his then Polish girlfriend Marta Sibielak last May. “Photography took me to many interesting places around the world. I was there to document the ghost town of Fukushima last year and ended up getting lost in the middle of Tokyo.”
He continued, “Who knew, my wife was waiting for me in the convenient shop all this time. Someone with different culture, different time zone, different language, will be together. That’s how we met each other. Many people think that photography is lame, but I guess my life is pretty kick ass as a photographer“.
“As a photographer, I felt that it’s kinda annoying having other people capture my wedding photos. So I decided to do it myself. Since I know what kind of shots I wanted, I can waste less effort describing it to someone else as they may not get it. Plus, instead of hiring someone to travel around with me to take our photos, I figured that I’d use the money to actually travel,” Keow was quoted as saying.
During their travels across Europe and Asia, the couple faced the likes of wind, rain, and cloud cover to get those stunning shots. Those countries included Norway (Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga), Indonesia (Mt Sinabung), Japan (Mt Fuji), Italy (Venice), London (Westminister bridge), Austria (Vienna), Germany (Mehlweg and Riesenbichl), Poland (Warsaw), Malaysia (Bukit Tabur), Sweden (Angelholm), and Denmark (Copenhagen).
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“If you find someone you love, hold her hand and never let go; opportunity don’t always comes twice,” Keow advised. Aw ;)