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The Vision behind Dennis Yap
Member of WPPI
Asia Top 30 Photographer
Malaysia Wedding and Portrait Photographer concentrate in expressing the life of the individual, the spiritual part of the individual’s heart and producing pictures that serve a higher vision that will contribute the society.
Dennis’s passion has always in Photography. He joined AirAsia in 2003 and began his career as an Aeronautical Engineer after he graduated in the United States. At the age of 30, he was assigned to lead the role as a Contracts Manager and became the youngest Manager in AirAsia. Dennis realized that great power comes great responsibility and became to focus on contributing to the world. He found numerous limitations working as an employee in a company and he began to turn his passion from Engineering to something called Art. He resigned in AirAsia after 7 years of his career and fully ventured into Wedding Photography to pursue something he always dreamed to do. With his own as a decision maker, he believed that his pictures would be able to do greater things.
In present day, Dennis Yap’s vision had attracted numerous affirmations from the public and had been assigned to over 300 wedding assignments including wedding ceremonies, wedding portraits and registration of marriages. He had also taken up numerous unique assignments for commercial, families, parties and events. Within 3 years of his career, Dennis had travelled over 20 destinations to accomplish his assignments, conducted three different photography workshops, invited by public and schools to conduct charity speech and seminars, and he is also managing the largest Facebook wedding photography community in Malaysia by his own. Dennis Yap Photography is in top 100 pages of Artist Category in the world. All his assignments are focused to produce a personalized unique story that spoke about the individual. His passion was driven by greater vision summaries below:
The believe “That human interactions can be uplifted from pictorial process;
That our true self and authentic nature can serve as an infectious element;
That humanity can be influenced to perform greater goals through realization;
That the world can be contributed through these chain effects; and
That all positive elements in the world can be realized from HOPE and DREAMS.”
Dennis brought over his vision by adopting his work experience from his previous career, and combining with his life experience to create the Dennis Yap Photography brand so that he can perform significant contribution to humanity. Dennis not only focuses on creating an enlightening element in his pictures, but he also believes that how he carries the brand plays a greater influence.
Dennis’s vision is to accomplish the following three elements summaries below for his clients:
Life – Focuses in expressing the individual’s life experience in an art form to create pictures that serve the meaning of MEMORY by producing the most HONEST and GENUINE reflection of the things that had occurred.
SPIRITUAL – The believe that “pretty pictures are not enough”, which is to express something not only a reflection of an outward expression or beautiful environment but also a story shines from the heart inside of the individual.
VISIONARY – To show the world that pictures can be a creation that influence the mind of the individual to RECALL the past or REALIZE something new within them. It has to be able to ENHANCE or EXTEND the present feeling of the individual.
HIPLIST 2011 - The Photographer That Speak From The Heart
Every couple wants their wedding photography to be picture perfect. From the pre-ceremony preparations to the last dance, Dennis captures the events with photography that elicit the unique emotions of the wedding experience. Whether it is the bride’s warm hug with her grandpa or the best man’s dance with the flower girl, he catches the spontaneous and touching moments in the most artistic and unobtrusive way. Dennis Yap’s foray into wedding photography is no mere coincidence; it was his destiny. Describing his photography style as a blend of fusion, spiritual and journalistic, he truly enjoys the thrill of creating brilliant works of creative art that are personalised for each couple. Not surprisingly, he often looks forward to his client’s wedding slideshow presentation during dinner when he gets to see happy faces and big smiles all around!
A keen observer and dedicated photographer, Dennis will labor on all the fine details with his clients before the initial photography session to ensure that they receive what they want. Dennis’ personal motto of capturing the perfect picture is that every shot taken has to be special and unique in its own way. A photographer that dares to explore, will have clients who will benefit the most from it. He understands the value of which the wedding photos hold for each couple and he is willing to go through great lengths to provide them with outstanding service, catering to their specific wants and needs. He knows his clients deserve only the best!
With a natural photographer’s instinct and talent, Dennis has a sharp eye for joyous and touching moments shared by the couple and their guests. Whether it is the moment when the bride sashays down the aisle to her beloved groom, or when the loving couple receive blessings and benedictions at the altar, or even during the busy reception dinner in the evening, he will meticulously encase all these cherished moments, and turn them into memorable keepsakes.
HIPLIST 2010 - The Photographer That Speak From The Heart
Dennis Yap approaches each wedding and portraiture with a fresh outlook and treats each couple individually, always striving to photograph each wedding in the most creative and exciting way. To him, ‘a photo speaks a thousand words.’ A stolen glance, a quick kiss or an intimate exchange can be gone in a flash. But a skilled and perceptive wedding photojournalist knows how to anticipate and capture those quick moments at the right time and place. For Dennis, photography is an art form that expresses an individual’s expressions, reactions and emotions.
Dennis took up the profession as a personal challenge as he realised that wedding photography demanded a strong combination of various traits, skills and techniques to make it all work. Though there are certain moments and situations that come with every wedding, there are thousands of different angles to capture them. It takes creativity and experimentation to find these ways. To enhance his photography skills, knowledge and techniques, Dennis stays current with industry trends. He describes his photography style as a blend of fusion, spiritual and journalistic. As Dennis notes, wedding photography offers a whole new dimension compared to other areas of photography as it chronicles the most important day in a couple’s life. When the day is over, your beautiful memories will be enhanced through photographs of the two of you.
Most of Dennis’ clients find his photos very natural, spontaneous and inspiring. Whenever he hears a big applause during a slideshow, Dennis knows that his photos have connected with the audience and made a significant impact on their lives. The ultimate factor in finding your ideal wedding photojournalist is in the portfolio of your candidates. Through their images, one must determine if that particular photographer can produce the type of images that capture the moments and memories of your big day. Aside from strong credentials, Dennis also advises couples to choose a photographer who is able to swiftly respond to their requests. Work must be delivered within the agreed time frame; and Dennis has certainly kept to his motto ever since.
Kevin Tan, the Enthusiastic Photographer
Kevin in love in photography for more than 10 years. He started to learn photography when he was in secondary school before the digital age. After graduated from secondary school, He stopped using SLR for a few years and started photography again since May’2008.
He bought himself a used DSLR from a friend and started to shoot anything that comes by. Since then, he deeply in love in photography again. He was given an opportunities by a friends to shoot their weddings and thats how he evolved his career as a freelance photographer.
Currently, Kevin is helping his churches to capture numerous footages. As a God's creation, he love to snap God’s creations and hoping that his photos not only convey a story but also a LOVE message from Lord.
He is a person that is pure and cheerful, a person that will treat you as nice as he can be. If you met Kevin, you can find that he holds no weapon on his hand, he will try to accept who you are and try his best to make you a happy person. A true christian and the lover of God, his pictures were greatly affected from his believe, that we humans are able to interract with a pure nature, simply pour from the heart, without the need of money and fame. Kevin's picture has many perspecitves, from straight forward kind of joy to deep inside the heart. His pictures can well be metaphore from a beautiful curve that reflect inside of our mind, transpose to a large space of imagination. His pictures are able to allow individual to expand their heart and mind, allow individuals to accept each other with an endless heart. Individuals that carries a pure and simple heart are able to well understood Kevin's work. The greatest thing that Kevin has is his all accepting heart and sensitive nature. He cares for you more than he cares about himself, simply because he wanted you to receive his best. And with Kevin in the team, we kill all his limitations so that he can make you receive even better returns. Lets create memories!
Cliff Choong, the Passionate Photographer
Cliff is a true artist who started his journey with music many years back, he is a great asset in Dennis Yap Photography where he insert many warmth and joy in the team. Cliff graduated in Los Angeles as a audio engineer and now he is inserting a rhythm in the images for you.
If you want me to describe Cliff's work, I can say that his pictures are filled with the touch of music, his pictures can well describe as a rhythm of music, each and every picture has a historical touch focus on expressing memory through original expression and love. Every pictures embedded the touch of rhythm, some are jazzy, some are sentimental, some are inert, and sometimes jovial.
Cliff is flexible in many ways and awaiting you to discover his jovial nature, he has this intriguing personality that able to make you become your best buddy for a life time. He is a person that filled with dreams and he will work extra hard to meet your demand. His photography was influenced from music, as a well known music composer and singer, he has a unique sense of art and life. He may find something new within you or he might made you realize something new in your journey too.
Sue, the Image Wizard
Sue, a lover of animals and she hold a mind of an illusionist. What amazing is not only just the product but what takes her imaginations further to create images out of her imagination. Our team inspired by her simplicity. Her inspiring personality encourages us to see pictures differently. A key element in Dennis Yap Photography*
Our advice to everyone is, never trigger Sue's mind, once you did that you might be looking for big trouble. :)
Brenda, the Studio Manager
Brenda handles everything for the team from top to bottom, from coordination to delivery. Do not under estimate her ability as she is a high flyer in school with a double degree holder. She kepts everything organize and ensure that you get the most attention from us when required. You can say that she is the boss, someone who will keep our service level on high standard. :)
Every angle is a piece of art that expresses the couple, the team is sensitive enough and able to cover not only what is happening but also your feelings and moods during the wedding day. Our focus is to touch every audience during the wedding slideshow and to deliver you photos that last for a lifetime.
Our team focuses on expressing your memories and dreams during the wedding portrait. We spends time to propose ideas for our clients in order to create something which will be memorable to them. Our wedding portrait is a mixture of moments, candid and emotions, most of the emotions are real and genuine and we seldom pose the couple. Often times, the hidden beauty signifies something valuable within you. We willing to travel around the world to capture and to create your dream.
We are not just wedding photographers but we capture family portraitures, maternities, baby portraitures, new borns, birthday parties, spas, interior, and specific commercial assignments as well.
Below are our existing slots for overseas pre-wedding assignments that covers our flight and accommodation, couples can join on our open slots for a private shoot. If you have a new adventure in mind, you can certainly communicate with us for a new destination.
Le Petit Studio
Our meeting spot, Le Petit Studio. You can schedule an appointment with us, below is our address:
50% of the cost of this workshop are sponsored by our clients as we use 5% of our revenue to promote social awareness, workshops is part of them.
The first workshop. Dennis understands that camera gears and editing techniques are the main focus in this industry and he has found that there is none who spoke about the heart. “The Natural Element” is a photography workshop that primarily focuses on applying the heart and passion to encourage more individuals to photograph something with a positive attitude.
The second workshop. Dennis understands that many photographers have been incorrectly influenced to create artificial memory instead of true memory. “The Spirit of Emotions” is a photography workshop that primarily educates individuals to capture moments and stories that are honest and genuine. On the photographer's perspective.
The third workshop. Dennis understands that many photographers are applying colors that can have a negative impact on the individual rather than serving to improve the present feeling of the individual. “The Sky is Blue” is a photography workshop to mitigate this harmful trend. It is believed that if photographers are willing to take responsibility to extend the love of their clients’ marriages, it will also result in reduced divorce rate.
The fourth workshop. Dennis understands that many photographers have been incorrectly influenced to create artificial memory instead of true memory. “The Hidden Treasure” is a photography workshop that primarily educates individuals to capture moments and stories that are honest and genuine. On the client's perspective.