They Said a $20 Wedding Dress Would Ruin a Beautiful Photoshoot — He Proved Them Wrong

If there’s anyone who knows what makes a gorgeous wedding photoshoot, it would be Malaysian wedding photographer Keow Wee Loong.

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He has captivated the world multiple times in the past with his eye for creating breathtaking shots.

Keow Wee Loong
via Instagram / kiwikeow

In December, he turned the crater of Ijen volcano complex in Indonesia into a heavenly backdrop for a newlywed’s photoshoot.  

Keow Wee Loong

He also showed his brilliant photography skills when he and his wife shared their own wedding photos from their three-month photography session/honeymoon across the world last year.

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So when an “experienced photographer” tried to lecture him that expensive wedding gowns make a photoshoot great, he felt it was a challenge for him to prove the misguided “expert” otherwise.

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The man reportedly claimed that a designer dress priced between 4,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($1,000) to 15,000 ringgit ($3,800) is a must-have to pull off good pre-wedding photos.

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Challenged by the man’s assertions, Keow immediately set out to prove that a good photographer — not an expensive dress — is what makes the photoshoot.

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To prove his point, Keow and his wife, Marta, purchased a pair of inexpensive dresses at a shop in Kuala Lumpur for just 80 ringgit ($20).

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The couple then traveled to the scenic Cameron Highlands, where he took photos of his wife wearing the cheap dresses just as the sun was rising.

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After some editing, Keow uploaded the photos on Facebook, generating quite a buzz among netizens.

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According to Keow, instead of spending tons of money on a designer dress, a wiser investment for would-be wedding couples is to hire a good photographer.

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Seriously, those are some epic shots!

Images used with permission from Keow Wee Loong

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