Our Journey in Year 2013

Life is a Journey , Not a Destination


Times Flies. It was just like yesterday when I quit my full time shipping jobs after being working on both shipping and photography jobs for the past five years. In Year 2013 itself after being full time photographer with Armadale Weddings, I am blessed that I was able to fulfil one of my dreams …travel around the world. I been travelled more than 15 countries with total almost half of the years period in year 2013 and thanks to Foong, who been following us for most of our overseas assignment, helping us to capture behind the scenes, the moments that I treasured a lot.

So, instead of like what I use to be , showing the best images selection of the year, for this year,  I decide to post up this video sharing with you the behind the scene of our travels.



I started my career back in 1993 with MYR445 per month work with a gas company as depot clerk. I still remember my supervisor asked me during interview “With your flying colour in your exam , why wont you continue study?” I told him, as much as I wish to, my 7As doesn’t guarantee me a scholarship and I urgently need money to survive. Chance was given and I continue my study in marketing after working hours. Following two years, while I working hard, rolling and uploading gas cylinder to trucks, I asking myself, what a top student do with job like this while my other classmates further study in overseas? I hate myself that time and was thinking the world is giving me unfair treatment ! for almost a year, I finally understand, it is just another path and test for myself. So, I save my money and get myself a post grad in chartered institute of Marketing. I ask for promotion and course subsidise from my manager which he kept my application in his drawer without submission to management thinking I will never complete the course. I was sad and left the company to join a shipping company kicked start my career journey in shipping industry for the next 16 years. In between, I know I don’t have great paper qualification, I work harder than anyone else in the company. I was the first to arrive in the morning and last to go back in the office. With my proactive and aggressive attitude, it reward me with a better position and soon one of the management in the company. While my career was at the top with deputy general manager position on my last shipping company , I choice to quit and become full time photographer to pursue my dreams. Many think that I am crazy and many congrats on my courage. Life is short and full of challenges along the path.. I have up and downs all these years in my life.. new job, promotion, marriage, kids, divorce, friend and family member pass away, situation with not even one cent in my pockets, recognition from company, awards and achievement, failure and success. With support from my family and dear friends, I am glad I been able to hold on to my believes thru all these. My character and who I am today reflect all these years of me experiencing my own journey of life. I believe positive attitude and fighting spirit are important and key words to myself. Always show what you can do and the results before ask for any rewards in return..same time appreciate everyone beside you all these while as they are your support and the true one loving you that never give up on you thru bad time. Always get ready and accept the new challenges in life.

Life is a journey, filled with lessons, challenges, love, happiness, sadness, moments of ups and downs . It stops for no one, so, lets learn from our past, appreciate the one beside you at this present moments and pursue our dreams in future



Year 2013 to Edwin Tan from Armadale Weddings + Edwin Tan on Vimeo.

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    About Edwin Tan


    Yes, this is a dream to me, I daydream a lot and let me share with you a few of my dreams here. I always dream of creating a website to record every moments of my life and share with my kiddo when their grow up one day and also dream about carrying my cameras and travel around the world, see the world thru my eye,yes, I love travel, it is my ultimate dream to travel around the world, learning thru travel is the best dream I ever have. Dream is an initial point to me. It help me to look at what I really want in my life. As Malaysia Wedding Photographer with international wedding photography membership (WPJA, AGWPJA, WPPI & PPA), I started my photography passion at the end of year 2007. Like most of the beginners, I was purely having fun with my DSLR capturing my family members portraits and events. After attend the talk by one of the master wedding photographer, it change my whole world. I was so touched by the slideshow shown on the projector for the showcase of prewedding and church wedding, the touching moments, the dramatic angles, all these impact was so strong that it hit direct into my heart and awake my passion towards wedding photography. From there onwards, I have focus all my passion on wedding photography and never feel more satisfied when I capture the moments for couple which last for a life time. Whenever I imagine the couple looking back those photos captured by me in ten, fifteen years from now and think, "yeah, that was the moments" "look, how silly you was!" "oh, I cried when I first saw you walks down the aisle i", "yes, I remember what your dad told me that day when he placed your hand in my right hand from his arm after walks down the aisle".. all these keep my heart warm and keep me going on & on for this long path without a single regret or tiredness ...

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    Gallery Location

    Kota Damansara , Malaysia


    Hours: Tues-Sunday 11am to 8pm (By Appointment Basis)


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    email: edwin@edwintcg.com
    mobile: +60123040558

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