When my sister came to visit me in Malaysia back in June, I wanted to plan something special that will make her visit memorable. Like I’ve said before, photos are the best souvenirs, so I asked a local photographer in Kuala Lumpur (meet James in this post!) to take some shots of us.
I had also planned on leaving Malaysia shortly after my sister’s visit. KL has been a very special place to me for the past year. I had found a home here during a confusing period in life. Due to some circumstances, it no longer felt like the right place for me, but I will always have a deep love for the city and wanted a special way to remember it.
So a photoshoot with my sister was the perfect way to remember both of our times in Malaysia!
We started the shoot at the Common Man cafe in Petaling Jaya after a delicious brunch of eggs benedict and brioche french toast. We had gone shopping the day before and chose complimentary outfits (not exactly matchy-matchy, but in the same colors).
Can you tell that we’re twins? :)
We’re actually holding empty cups and faking laughing. Sorry to the barista and other patrons who might have been confused with the sudden bursts of fake cackling. :P
The next day, we headed into the city to continue part 2 of the shoot at the Perdana Botanical Gardens (or Lake Gardens). The gardens is a HUGE park smack in the center of the city. It’s a beautiful place to get away from the messy, chaotic concrete jungle that is KL.
We chose the sunken garden and its vine covered corridors as our backdrop. For this shoot, we donned heels and flowy green dresses to match the natural setting (okay, so maybe this was the only dress I have in my travel wardrobe – one that I had recently acquired from a street market in Ubud).
We’ve gotten good at the fake laugh by now.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures! It was really fun doing it and I’m glad we have photos we can look back on. Wherever I am, I hardly ever have any pictures of me (as I’m usually the one behind the camera), so it’s nice to have some good pictures in a city that means so much to me. :)
Do you ever take photoshoots on your travels?