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Have been reading lots of helpful reviews on this forum, therefore felt that I would also like to share our experience (so far) with other brides-to-be. Keep in mind all these are our OPINIONS. We have gone about hunting for a bridal studio for prewedding photo package for a few weeks. We viewed a few places that we had shortlisted and this is how we came to sign with Moco gallery: @ around SS2 : - Aspial - Price higher than others for similiar value items. Photo style is more natural, portrait and close up. Gown selection a lot. Charges very expensive to add poses. SA were knowledgeable but can be pretty pushy to close the sales on the same day. - Lasposa - Large gown selection, but beware not all gowns are of same quality. Noticed that they put the nice gowns in front of each row, but the dresses at the back of the row are actually not very nice. So may not have so much to choose from as meets the eye. Photo style is also more towards natural, portrait style. But found it very odd that the SA could not provide us with each individual PG sample photos that they actually took. SA sophia was also not very pleasant to deal with as she rattled off all the details as if reading from a script. It was hard to connect with her. Charges very expensive to add in poses. THE only place that does not charge to reschedule shooting if it rains. - Casa mia - Very extensive gown selection (including evening gown section, probably the most extensive we have seen). Photo style more to using "sets" made around the gallery. There are 4 PG but PG (Hebe) sample photos were the ones that we really liked. Photos maybe very generic due to using fix "sets", but this depends on individual preference. - Keep gallery - SA very good (bobo). Gown selection ok - but some gowns only come in certain sizes so may not be able to alter to your size. THE largest selection of gowns allowed for outdoor shooting, think KEEP focus more on this. Has few PG with various style - natural, HDR, MTV (you take your pick). Generally their package very reasonably priced. @ puchong - moco - Photo style nice, a bit different fr others but some of the poses were reused for the some of the more generic locations. Gown selection not extensive but manage to cover most of current gown designs. Surprised to find the same gown held by armadale that i quite liked here. Love their DVD slideshows. THE only bridal shop (below RM 5000 package) which promised us free 100 soft copy of our photos (in addition to the album pose photos) in high res, unlocked format. Very attractive package (all inclusive with car deco etc) but concern that may end up having to fork up additional/hidden items as we go along - will be very unhappy if this happens. Staff so far have been accomodating and flexible. Liked that we can actually speak directly with the MUA and PG as its a relatively smaller gallery, they don have SA. - Two of us bridal gallery - Nice photo style - more classic timeless photos, experienced PG they only have one (PQ Chua). They are more of a photography studio than a bridal studio so wedding gown selection not extensive but some nice pieces. They are capable of coming up with very nice designs - they can even help you design Jee Mui gift photos into an invitation card !! May have problems with MUA because she seems very new and junior. Package slightly more expensive than other (non inclusive of some items). Very good videographer as well. - Armadale - With everything being the same, they have the most expensive package of all (not inclusive of some regular items). Wedding gown selection good., evening gown not so much. Did not see any one gown that was so impressive despite this place being famous for nice gowns. Photo style more natural, no heavy make up and accesories. Some of PG Covan's earlier work does not seem so nice but his recent shots are very good. Edwin Tan is also a resident photographer there. THE only place that gives ALL free soft copy of your photos high reg, unlock for FOC. Respects appointment time very much - each couple given 1.5hr each section, in that sense very professional. SA here was knowledgeable but because of that might appear lofty. Well in the end we ended up signing with MOCO bridal gallery - a relatively smaller and newer gallery. We will be arranging for photo shooting soon, as this is a real live on going review will update once its done. Hopefully MOCO will be able to deliver the goods ;p Now to choose some good photo shooting location ;p
Hi everyone! I'm a BTB in May 2014. I'd just like to share my experience with an Ipoh bridal studio as I noticed that there are not many current reviews on bridal studios in Ipoh. Anyways, the bridal studio I chose is I Do Bridal Collection. Actually, before booking this studio, I've never heard anything about this place before. There are no reviews online on any forum or anyone's blogs. However, as the package seems to be the most reasonable among the 4 bridal studios that I surveyed at a small bridal fair in Ipoh Parade and their portfolio looks interesting, I took their package. My Package My package was less than 3k and includes (roughly as I remember) 2 days shooting: 1 day in Ipoh inclusive of indoor and 2 outdoor locations and 1 day out of Ipoh (I chose Cameron Highlands), a MV, 2 albums (exact specifications I can't remember - just that the large album has a unique design), 1 large framed photograph, 2 unframed tabletop photographs, a MV, all soft copies returned in high resolution, 4 dresses for the shoot (2 designer and 2 VIP), and an AD EG (designer). Gown Selection I selected my gowns on Jan 4. My experience that day was a bit disappointing as I could not find the gowns that I like. Their selection was not to my taste and the SA could not give me recommendations that I like. I also felt the impatience of one of the staff which adversely affected my mood to choose dresses. In the end, I managed to select 4 gowns after trying on 14 gowns, 3 from the VIP range and 1 designer. However, during the photoshoot, I think the gowns look quite nice after all, so all is forgiven. (plus point: I changed my mind on one of the dresses and managed to get it changed a day after selecting the dresses and they were accommodating). Photoshoot Day I had my photoshoot on the 16 and 17 of Jan, 16 in Cameron Highlands and 17 in Ipoh. I was apprehensive about the makeup and the hairdo as I've heard horror stories (and seen horrible pictures) about them: how they apply the makeup like paint on the face and do weird unnatural hairdos etc. However my fears were proven unfounded. I communicated my fears with the makeup artist and how I want it to be as natural as possible (I even saved lots of pics for her to see my preferred style). She understood and made me up very very nicely. Greatly surpassed my expectations. Everyone was very impressed with my natural makeup and lovely hairdo. In fact I like her style so much that I chose her to be my actual day makeup artist. On the photoshoot day itself, the schedule was changed to Cameron Highlands and 1 Ipoh location on the 16th and indoor and the other Ipoh location on the 17th due to Thaipusam. It was ok with us, although we were afraid that it may leave not much time for us to take photos in Cameron. Oh well, that can't be helped. Then came the time to change into the gown. To my horror, the gown was altered too small for me. Fortunately that could be remedied immediately, and they stitched me up in the gown. Unfortunately though, the fit was still a bit off and I had to adjust and readjust the gown the whole day. Still, that could be due to the gown itself as it was a tube top mermaid. They also did not have the coat the size to fit my FH (who wears size 32 - the smallest they had was size 34). The vests they provided were an ok fit though. We then left for our photoshoot with 3 staff - 1 photographer, 1 videographer and 1 assistant (the person who holds the flash, helps adjust the train and veil etc). Photoshooting was memorable - the photographer was able to locate places to take (hopefully) nice pictures and direct the poses. However, we found some poses to be too challenging and he was nice enough to accommodate our request. Generally the team which followed us were very nice people, easy to talk to, patient and comfortable enough to be with. This is taking into consideration that both FH and me are very kaku people who can't pose to save our lives, haha. However the photographer seem to take only a few shots, at the most 2 shots per pose. Either we pose really well, or in the end our poses don't really matter. Everyone was really surprised too that our shoots ended pretty quickly. Lunch was provided for the Ipoh shoot and it was pretty good. Chicken rice, dessert and drink. Yummy. Overall I found the service at I Do to be quite good, and am looking forward to the photo selection next week, fingers crossed. Till then. :)