Photographer: 1, Cheap wedding dress: 0

Feb 15, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Feb 15, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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If you want a wedding dress that will look magical both on you and in the wedding photos, it can cost a fortune. But, photographer Keow Wee Loong is on a mission to prove that even a cheap wedding dress can look amazing if the photographer can make it that way. So, he bought two cheapest wedding dresses I’ve ever heard of and spent only $20. He took some shots to prove his theory and kindly shared them with DIYP, so you can see the results for yourself.

You might know Keow by his adventurous wedding shoots, like the one inside of a volcano or on two mountaintops. This idea may less adventurous, but it’s fun nevertheless!

Keow came up with the idea when he met a fellow photographer at a wedding fair, who claimed that only a fancy dress will look good in the photos. So, he decided to make a point that it’s not the dress that makes the photo, it’s the photographer.

After making the decision, it was time to hit a mall. Keow and his wife Martha visited a shopping center in Kuala Lumpur and went out with the two cheapest wedding dresses they could find. The total bill was only £15, or $20. I didn’t know dresses that cheap even existed!

On the same day, the couple went Cameron Highlands in Pahang state and arrived just in time for the sunset. Keow set up the gear and captured a few beautiful photos of his wife in these incredibly cheap dresses.

The point of Keow’s “budget dress” shoot was to show that it’s the photographer who makes the magic happen, not the dress. He says that the couples spend a fortune on fancy dresses and suits, but they aren’t willing to pay enough for a good photographer. His message is that your wedding photos will look bad if the photographer is bad, no matter how expensive the dress is. In case your wedding budget is limited, Keow says it’s better to pick a good photographer than the most expensive gown.

I tend to agree with Keow. The photos will stay forever, and I know I’d want them to look good. And with a good photographer and the happiness you feel on your wedding day – I believe the dress really doesn’t need to be pricey to make the bride look like a million dollars.

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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3 responses to “Photographer: 1, Cheap wedding dress: 0”

  1. Ehrabocha Kerwasbursch Avatar
    Ehrabocha Kerwasbursch

    Basically true, but the dress is worn by the bride…
    You never can explain why a woman needs THIS bag, let alone THIS wedding dress!
    And since (imop) the bride has the last word in wedding planning, it is more important for the bride to say “I was looking great at my wedding” than “the photographer made me look great at my wedding”.

  2. Tanner Anderson Avatar
    Tanner Anderson

    I think that these are gorgeous shots of wedding dresses! It really is one of the only times in your life that you can completely treat yourself and get dolled up just the way you want to. I think you’ll never regret looking really nice on your wedding day! https://www.gownsbypamela.com

    1. Emma Grace Salinas Avatar
      Emma Grace Salinas

      I went to http://www.gownsbypamela.com/!! It was wonderful!!