1- Vacation Photography Story

My Little Moana had the pleasure to meet this beautiful little family from Hongary

Family portrait photographer Kuala-Lumpur



After spending one entire month in Australia, they decided to do a stop over in Kuala-Lumpur and to freeze their beautiful moments and celebrate at the same the first anniversary of their daughter.



Family gatherings are a perfect opportunity for a photo-shoot, whether its a birthday party or a family reunion. However, getting a great family photo sometimes requires a little more than just smiling at the camera. We created for you a little guide on ”What to wear during your photo session”. You don’t have to be a professional fashion consultant to do this. In fact, it’s quite easy!

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Are you Celebrating Chinese New year?

Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.

1- Catch up with family and friends

Lunar New Year (LNY) is a time to head home – here’s to hoping you still fit in a twin bed. So get ready to have your cheeks pinched, your plate filled and your life choices questioned.

Like many major holidays, Lunar New Year is best spent with family and friends. The tradition is so crucial that LNY travel is annually heralded as the world largest human migration. In 2019, 3 billion trips were projected to be made during the holiday season.

Family reunion dinners falling on LNY Eve also include ancestral worship rituals that connect the 3,800-year history of the holiday to the present. As part of starting a new year fresh, connecting with the people in your life is central to LNY.

2- Brighten up with some color

It’s easy to see when the Lunar New Year is around the corner – festive scarlet decor adorns every street, storefront and home. Being associated with wealth and good fortune, red decorations are hung to ward off Nian – a lion-like monster that is afraid of the colour red, according to LNY mythology.

In parts of China, where the holiday is called Spring Festival, bright floral arrangements and fruit trees also brighten homes and streets – peach and apricot blossoms hold special significance for the celebration of Tết in Vietnam. In Korea, birds join these decorations – decorative cranes symbolism longevity while magpies represent good fortune.

3- Share the wealth with loved ones

The bright red brings literal wealth in the form of red packets gifted to children and unmarried adults during the holiday. These red packets are cash gifts that can range from a few dollars to quite hefty amounts depending on the relationship to the recipient. Employers are also expected to gift red packets to unmarried employees as a sign of gratitude.

For Seollal celebrations in Korea, these presents take the form of red satchels, and monetary gifts are accompanied by encouraging messages and blessings of good luck for the new year.

In Tibet, where the holiday is called Losar, children bring gifts to their elders. On the first morning of LNY, children will don traditional clothing and bring a basket containing cooked meats, steamed dumplings, fruit, sweets and amdo balep, a traditional bread – no doubt helpful to adults who may have imbibed too much during the evening’s revelry.

4- Did you get your family photo session?

Roman is a professional photographer from France based in Kuala-Lumpur. He knows that Chinese New Year is a very important festival/Event in Malaysia and for this reason he created for you a special deal that will allowed you to gather all your family members at once.

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020

– 1 Hour photo session

– All your edited digital images included

– Unlimited family members

– Outdoor or in the comfort of your home

– One 8R Print + Frame

More information HERE

5- Watch a traditional dance or fireworks show

Perhaps not the most hangover-friendly of traditions, LNY wouldn’t be complete without pyrotechnics. In China, New Year’s firecrackers are made from strings of rolled red paper containing gunpowder that, when set off, leave shreds of scarlet paper in their wake.

The belief is that the loud noise of the firecrackers serves to scare Nian, the lion-like monster who legend says rose from the sea for a feast of human flesh on the new year.

Nian mythology also plays out during lion dances across LNY festivities – one of the most globally recognized traditions because of its prominence in diaspora celebrations. This colorful traditional dance is performed outdoors to the accompaniment of drums and cymbals, sometimes as a street parade – or in the air, if a flying lion dance is taking place.

6- Pray at the temple

The Lunar New Year season is a busy time for temples. Worshippers typically visit the temple on the third day of LNY to light incense and pray to deities for blessings and good luck in the year ahead. Many major temples will also put on festive dragon and lion dances in the courtyard.

In Tibet, tspedro lend color to the decor – people leave these intricately carved butter sculptures as deity offerings. Ranging in size from small placards to massive recreations of temples and gods, their ephemeral nature and labor-intensive construction remind people to bring generosity into the new year.

As with any traditional holiday, observance varies depending on the individual. Many of the most auspicious traditions are symbolically observed, though younger generations tend to eschew their importance. LNY is an excellent time to visit and learn about one of the world’s major cultural traditions, but as with any cultural activity, deference to local custom is key to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the holiday fully.

Are you Looking for a Family Photographer during your Holidays in Kuala-Lumpur?

Let me introduce myself. My name is Roman and I am originally from France. I moved to Kuala-Lumpur 2 years ago with my wife and son after spending 6 years working as a photographer in New Zealand.

I am specialize in Lifestyle & Photojournalism Family photography in Kuala-Lumpur. I love capturing these little moments of your life that you will be able to to treasure and cherish forever.

Many tourist come to visit the city of Kuala-Lumpur and it maybe your first time and do not really know where to go. I got your back, so let me show you where I will bring you during your photo session.

1- KLCC Park

The KLCC Park is an urban park in Kuala Lumpur City Center. The park has been designed to provide greenery to Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it.

Package include:

  • 1 hour Photo session
  • 20 x digital images
  • Free transport fees
  • Up to 5 family members
  • Photos will be sent to you within 5 working day directly to your email using ”wetransfer”

RM499 ($121 USD)

2- Botanic Garden Kuala-Lumpur

Perdana Botanical Gardens, formerly Perdana Lake Gardens is Kuala Lumpur’s first large-scale recreational park. Measuring 91.6 hectares, it is located in the heart of the city and established in 1888.

This package is dedicated for family that do not worry about spending 2 hours in a park, your children will also be able to enjoy the kids recreation section made for them.

Package include:

  • 2 Hours photo session
  • 35 x digital images
  • Free transport fees
  • Up to 6 family members
  • Photos will be sent to you within 5 working day directly to your email using ”wetransfer”

RM649 ($159 USD)

3- Discover the city

Many people that are coming to Kuala-Lumpur have no idea where to go or what to see. We will bring you on a 3 hours journey around the city and show you beautiful temples that should not be missed during your holidays in Kuala-Lumpur.

Package include:

  • 3 Hours photo session
  • 1- Central Market (Meeting point)
  • 2- Guan Di Temple
  • 3- Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • 4- China Town
  • 5- Petronas Tower & KLCC Park
  • (Train to different location are not include it)
  • Up to 6 Family members
  • All your digital images
  • Photos will be sent to you within 5 working day directly to your email using ”wetransfer”

RM799 ($195 USD)

4- Day trip in Kuala-Lumpur

If you are looking for an unforgettable journey with your family around Kuala-Lumpur this package is made for you.

Package include:

  • Day trip
  • 1- Central Market (Meeting point 8am)
  • 2- Guan Di Temple
  • 3- Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • 4- China Town
  • 5- Masjid Jamek Mosque
  • 6- Jalan Alor street art
  • 7- Stop for the Best ice cream in KL (Optional)
  • 8- Petronas Tower & KLCC Park
  • 9- LUNCH – Have you tried Mamak ? (Local restaurant)
  • 10- Train to Batu Cave (500m walk to reach Batu cave entrance)
  • 11- Batu Cave ( Beware that there is 272 steps to reach the top)
  • (Train to different location & Entrance fees are not include it)
  • Up to 6 Family members
  • All your digital images
  • Photos will be sent to you within 5 working day directly to your email using ”wetransfer”

RM1435 ($349 USD)

Where to contact us?

Mobile: +60 11 1631 4884

Website: http://www.mylittlemoana.com

ARE MINI SESSIONS A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS?

Mini Sessions.

In this post, I will share with you a bit about a photographer’s point of view on these types of sessions, some trade-offs when deciding between a mini and full session and most importantly some interesting feedback collected from my friends over on my Instagram Stories Polls. (Honestly, some of the answers surprised me – so glad I asked!)

Family Photo session at the KLCC park in Kuala-Lumpur

What is a Mini Session

To start it off, all people polled knew what a Mini Session is, so it is no longer just photography jargon. But in case you are not aware, it is a photography session that is a smaller version of what a photographer’s full session would include. It usually has fewer images and shorter shooting time. The specifics can vary from photographer to photographer. Most typically I see them used for families around the holiday season for those lovely holiday cards filling up your fridge, but you could undoubtedly snag these for other types of sessions – engagements, seniors, milestones, etc.

Book your Mini Session Today HERE

RUNNING OUT OF TIME?

Not a big surprise with our packed schedules, and more often than not, attending a photo shoot is not everyone’s favorite way to spend time. (Not for me, I never get sick of them. The experience of creating with people never gets old… but I’ve always been a photography nerd.) My guess would have been cost as the most significant factor. I guess you do learn something new every day.

The time factor is terrific if you want to knock them out and have them done.

However, use your best judgment for your family. Limited time is great if everyone is ready to go, shows up on time, and you only need a handful of images. Yes, us pros can work with even cranky kids, but I am always mindful my kids can take a minute to warm up and look away the minute the camera comes out. Our best sessions are when our photographers fade into the distance, and the boys have some time to play, explore, and forget what we are doing… that doesn’t always happen in 15 minutes.

MAXIMIZE YOUR MINI

Other ways to set yourself up for success:

– Picking locations that would be interesting to members of your family

– Making sure everyone is rested and fed

– Maybe even learning toward to the outfit that is a little less uncomfortable
( Check on ”What to wear during my photo session” HERE)

– Hey – what about an adult beverage of choice for Dad (Or Mom – there is typically one parent getting dragged along)

– Ice cream treats for everyone to celebrate when they are done to round out the event… and maybe even have them looking forward to next year

What to wear during your photo session?

If minis are a good fit for you and you want to grab a spot with me, I’ve got my 3 locations up here. ( KLCC Park, China Town, Jalan Alor street art)

https://www.mylittlemoana.com/contact-us

Book your time slot here:

Whatsapp: +60 11 1631 4884

Cheers,

Roman

1- 4 Best places for a week-end get away.

1- Malacca

Malacca City (also spelled Melaka) is the capital of the coastal state of Malacca, in southwestern Malaysia. At its center, Jonker Street perfect for Family, Chinatown’s main thoroughfare, is known for antique shops and its night market. Nearby, the 17th-century Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng temple has ornate decorations and multiple prayer halls. A green, 3-tiered roof tops the 18th-century, Javanese-influenced Kampung Kling Mosque.

All you need to know about Malacca: http://www.malacca.ws/

How to get there? https://www.tbsbts.com.my/

2- Cameron Highland


The Cameron Highlands is a district in Pahang, Malaysia occupying an area of 712.18 square kilometres. To the north, its boundary touches that of Kelantan; to the west, it shares part of its border with Perak. Enjoy a beautiful walk through the tea plantation field with your family.

All you need to know about Cameron Highland: http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/cameron-highlands/

How to get there? https://www.tbsbts.com.my/

3- Penang


George Town is the colorful, multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang. Once an important Straits of Malacca trading hub, the city is known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese shop houses and mosques. Beyond the old town, George Town is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls for children and the whole family. Verdant Penang Hill, with hiking and a funicular railway, overlooks it all.

How to get there: https://www.tbsbts.com.my/

4- Getting Highland

Genting Highlands is a high-altitude hill resort in Malaysia, situated in the Titiwangsa Mountains northeast of Kuala Lumpur. Developed since the 1960s, the site comprises hotels, a shopping mall, restaurants and the Casino de Genting the perfect place for a family week-end get away.. Its Chin Swee Caves Temple sits on forested acreage with mountain views. Genting Skyway, a cable car, connects the resort with the plateau town Gohtong Jaya.

How to get there?

Travel options

  1. By Air. Chartered helicopters take about 30 minutes to reach Genting from Kuala Lumpur. …
  2. By Bus. Go Genting Express Bus operates from various points in Kuala Lumpur at frequent intervals throughout the day and night. …
  3. Road/Self Drive. You can also reach Genting by car in about one hour on the Karak Highway.

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What to wear during my Photo Shoot?

The selection of proper clothing for your portrait is a critical factor in the preparation for a successful portrait. If the clothing is noticeable or overbearing in a portrait, it could easily become a distraction. Clothing that does not attract attention to itself is the ultimate goal. It could be the difference between a very successful portrait and just another picture. You may be asked to change your clothing selection before I take your portraits if you do not follow these basic guidelines.

Dark clothing tends to slenderize. Darker clothing helps to blend the bodies with the background, so that the faces are the most important part of the photograph. Dark colors definitely tend to slenderize the subject.

Tone down bright colors. Bright colors attract attention away from the face and may be reflective. Avoid wearing red, bright pink, bright green etc. When choosing lighter colors, stick to pastels, but avoid pink tones. Pale yellow and pale blue work well, especially with jeans or khaki pants. These colors work great in nature for example, if you have a sunset photography session booked in.

Light clothing can look beautifully fresh. If you are worried about not appearing slender then it is safer to avoid white. White can look beautifully simple and fresh. White shirts and/or blouses under a dark jacket are perfect.

Prints and patterns are a definite NO. This includes logos. Avoid prints of any kind and patterns. No matter how small the print or the pattern, it will become a distraction. In the case of digital portraits, in particular, small patterns in clothing (even a small herring-bone or checkered pattern) can cause terrible distortions to appear in the portrait that are not originally there.

Avoid short sleeve clothing and short pants. Long sleeved clothing is a MUST! For casual portraits it is equally important to wear long pants instead of shorts. When arms and legs are exposed to the camera there will be more flesh in the photograph in those areas than on the face, itself. This is a major distraction.

Don’t over accessories! Overbearing or heavily noticeable accessories can be a major distraction. Simple and minimal works best.

Glasses. Eye glasses may or may not be worn. Non-reflective lenses, of course, are a big help. Better yet, sometimes it’s possible to obtain a matching set of frames without any lenses. This is particularly helpful, if your lenses sometimes distort the outline of your face.

Tip. Lay out all the clothing onto a bed. Shoes, socks, stockings – everything should be included…shoes, too! Then, take a careful look at the collection. If your eye goes to any one item in particular, you can be certain that the same thing will happen in a photograph. That item should be changed. Clothing should not be too tight or too loose.

Wanna book a family photo session with us now? Whatsapp us now and you will receive an immediate reply: +60 11 1631 4884 / info@littlemoana.com