Engagement Shoot – Hot In The City Kuala Lumpur

19/05/2014 | 1

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Helen & Dan   ♥   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Photographer:   BlueCicada Photography

 

The China Town area of Kuala Lumpur made a bright and bustling backdrop to today’s destination engagement shoot. Helen and Dan live and work in KL and they wanted to capture the essence of the tropical city they call home, along with this special moment in their lives.  

 

Caroline, BlueCicada Photography:

“I am super excited to be the photographer for these two lovebirds’ wedding coming up in August 2014, because it will be my first wedding in Europe. It will take place near Edinburgh (fingers crossed for beautiful weather there), where I have never been before, so double the excitement!”

 

“We had a mission of wandering around near China Town in the heart of Kuala Lumpur until we found a place where we could eat roti Cenai. If you have never had roti Cenai for breakfast, I highly recommend it! Now, I wouldn’t recommend it everyday for health purposes, but once in a while is just lush.”

 

“Enjoy the colourful city of KL and the fun moments with this lovely pair!”

 

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Helen says:

“Dan and I met in Edinburgh at university, but our lives took very different paths until we met up again in 2011 back in Edinburgh. I was living in Kuala Lumpur and Dan in Yorkshire. We decided on that day that we ‘re-met’ that he would move to KL. A year later he did (after a year of skype and letter writing- very romantic). We now both live and work as teachers in Malaysia.

 

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“The engagement took place on holiday in Western Australia after a dream day of swimming with Whale Sharks off the coast of exmouth. We were staying on a campsite and that night Dan suggested a walk to the nearest beach (which turned out to be about 30 mins in the pitch black through the bush- pretty scary!). We took the fizz that we had already opened to celebrate swimming with Whale Sharks that day. Little did I know that Dan had other reasons in mind for opening the fizz! The proposal on the beach under the most starry sky I have ever seen (Exmouth is pretty remote- no light pollution!) was so romantic and a total surprise.”

 

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“Caroline from BlueCicada Photography is a friend of ours and as our engagement gift she offered to take us on this engagement shoot. We were a bit skeptical at first (not a very stiff-upper-lip, British thing to do!) but we were so glad that we did. We wanted to feature some of the real Kuala Lumpur so it seemed perfect to head to old and culturally important parts of the city. We also wanted to make sure that it looked like an urban shoot, representing the real Kuala Lumpur – rough around the edges! Caroline produced the most gorgeous photographs which we will always treasure. It is not something that we would have even thought of doing without her gift to us.”

 

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“Caroline our photographer was amazing – she has such a good eye and is fun to work with. We love the colours in the photos and the fact that she really captured what we are about. She is taking our wedding photos for us too when we get married in Scotland in the summer – I cant wait! The engagement shoot was a great opportunity to practice loosening up in front of the camera, especially for Dan (who had a few drinks to help him to relax a bit before the second shoot!).”

 

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 Images: BlueCicada Photography via You Mean The World To Me

 

 

 

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