Wow…a year has pass, and looking back at how I started everything does still seem to be fresh in my mind. I’m trying to recall what really happened this year as there’s really a lot of things that went up and down. The year started with me losing a love one, I must admit it is hard to do wedding photography when your heart is all broken. Anyways Life goes on and I was in Hyderabad, India for the whole month of February and spending my Chinese new year working. I was constantly thinking of my plans when I’m back in KL, what would I do, how would I move on and progress further in photography. I guess I was in luck when more opportunities came after I got back and empty months got filled at the end of the day.
This year I got to work with even more talented and well known photographers in the industry. I would like to thank Patrick Low from Exes Studio, for giving me tons of opportunity to work with you, Jon Low for the awesome mentoring and opportunity to work and travel and being a great friend. Louis pang, it was really awesome to work with you and I’ve definitely learned a lot not on only from photography but in other aspects, thanks again for entrusting me with the responsibility given to me. Asther Lau thanks so much for being there and giving advises and most of all being a genuine friend, it was fun working with you in Seremban and looking forward to many more opportunity next year. Jenny sun, what more can I say, you’ve been an icon and inspiration to me, I would not have expected that I would get to work with you, thanks so much for trusting me and having me assist you. You’ve been there to advise and educate me before I took up photography seriously and I thank you for sharing your experiences with me, hopefully an opportunity to work with you will come again.
Jim Liaw, though I’ve not work with you, but having you spend your time mentoring me and preparing for the MPA was really appreciated. To have you give up your time to educate and help the industry is really a blessing, thank you once again. Peter Tan thanks for all the advises and the opportunity to work with you. Andrew Chow though I’ve not work with you but thanks a lot for being a friend and passing on opportunity to me, really appreciate it bro. Kenneth Tan from Fabulous Chapter thanks a lot for letting me assist you and guiding me, working with you was definitely fun and enlightening. Zach Chin and Amelyn I’m not sure if I should say I was working with you or hanging out..it certainly didn’t felt like work and more like hanging out and having fun, plus getting paid at the same time. Thank you so much for having me around and looking forward to the next time we work together again…probably on another 31st of the month? 😛 Anna Rinna though we work together only once but it was a pleasure and honor to work with you, looking forward to more opportunities next year.
Special thanks and appreciation to Kris Wong from Weddings Malaysia, Kate Hee and Patrick Low from MyColorful Memories for all the help and kind favors. Shall we work together more next year 🙂 Also another special thanks to Edwin Tan, who is pretty much the person I would say who brought me into the industry, thanks a lot bro, I will be here to talk when you want to. Jack Tan who has been a buddy, and have been a really good friend to me thanks a lot bro. I would also love to thank everyone in the photography industry who I’ve not mention above as there’s a whole lot of you guys out there and I’m sure you know who you are if you know me 🙂 Also thank you Jerry Ghionis, Lito Sy, Charlie Lim for coming down to KL to teach and share your knowledge with us.
If you guys remember last year I mention that I would love to reach a goal which is to be a qualified member of MPA (Masters Photographer Association) UK, guess what? I actually made it…so I guess that’s really good news..to me at least 😛 Not only that but I’m also certified by WPPM (Wedding and Portrait Photographer Malaysia) as a Professional Photographer. So that’s 2 association in a year…I totally didn’t see that coming.
Before I end, I would love to thank the special brides and grooms who really really gave me a good time shooting your wedding, your hospitality and treatment has really touched my heart. Jeremy and Sherlene, Stephanie and Sidney, Chu Kin and Shennie, Dr Ser Hon and Joanne, Irwan and Jenny and lastly Shee Na and Tze Jiun thank you so much for having me as the 2nd photographer and it’s been a pleasure and honor to be a part of you most memorable day.
Next year will be a new challenge, am looking forward to reach out further in photography, maybe join some competitions and see where I could go from there onwards. Oh yea, just to let you guys in some new…Benjamin Lim Photography is an official business now, so I guess you could say I’ve turn pro? 😀
To end things, I would love to thank everyone in my life who has been there and helped me through my thick and thin and sorry if I’ve offended anyone this year. Will strive to be a better person but you have to let me know my mistakes and weakness. Once again have a great new year and will next year be a better year for all of us.