Hi Shotkit! We’re Kenny and Li Anne from Bitesize Visuals, husband and wife wedding photographers based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
We photograph weddings both locally and abroad. We adopt a photojournalistic approach in our work with an emphasis on portraying real moments, candid interactions and showing the essence of human relationships.
Real life, real people – that’s what we love.
Over the years, our gear has grown leaner as we also grew to appreciate a minimalistic set-up, for both our work and travels. I (Kenny) got rid of my zoom lenses over the years except for one telephoto lens and moved to prime lenses, while Li Anne has been using only prime lenses since the beginning.
We have never looked back. We’ve grown to love the advantage and character of using prime lenses – it keeps us on our toes, challenges us to be creative with the space we have and helps us to focus on the main thing we’re shooting.
Both of us use an identical set of gear, which helps in our workflow and to some extent gives an extra dose of satisfaction in terms of uniformity, ha!
Here’s our gear and our thoughts on it!
Nikon D750 (x3)
After much research, we replaced our very well aged and well used Nikon D700s which we started shooting weddings with. The D750 strikes the right balance in our photography needs – we appreciate the better ISO performance, lighter weight and better live view. We only wish some of its odd quirks were better ironed out.
Nikon 20mm f/1.8
This lens is truly a gem! I got this lens initially to replace my previous wide-angle zoom lens and boy, this lens works wonders in every situation. It’s sharp wide open and definitely the right lens to give a more dynamic field of view, especially for dance floors, wedding games or just capturing the full atmosphere in the given moment.
Nikon 35mm F/1.4 (x2)
One of our key focal lengths we shoot with. I love how versatile this lens can be, from environment portraiture to classic portraits. We recently got this Nikon version after we spent a number of years using the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art because I’m drawn to this lens character and felt it was more reliable in the backlit situations. Also, I personally love the look and design of this lens.
Nikon 58mm f/1.4 (x2)
Our personal favourite. We both use this lens respectively. Feels like a standard 50mm, shoots like one too but with an extra subtle secret sauce. It’s hard to fully describe why I love this lens character but it’s definitely one of our best purchase even if we can’t fully justify the price tag! I personally shoot with this lens along with my 35mm throughout a full wedding day with occasional changes to my 20mm. Many times I use this lens with the D750 crop mode that instantly turns this lens into a quick 85mm telephoto.
Nikon 85mm f/1.4
This was a previous staple combo with my 35mm in photographing weddings until the 58mm came along. Most of the time now, it stays in my bag for backup or when there’s a restriction in the venue, for example in traditional religious settings.
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 (not pictured)
I had this lens for a long time, it was the first pro-grade (Nikon gold ring) lens I bought in my early days. It is the least used due to its weight to carry around and I only consider bringing it out if the venue restrictions are greater than what my 85mm could cover. It’s used more often as a rental unit to some of our associates than by us.
Nikon SB900 & SB700
Pretty straightforward in our usage, we use it only if we need to, otherwise we always prefer/prioritise natural light.
Thinktank Photo Airport Essentials
Tyde Goods Camera Harness – Local handmade leather dual camera harness.
Peak Design Leash Strap – Backup strap or when I shoot with just 1 body.
Kamrette Lyra Backpack