30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2019


Ameirfikri | Named Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2019



This year, something unbelievable happened to me. I received a piece of surprising yet shocking news, I was nominated for the Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photographers 2019. My emotions were overwhelmed, but I was very grateful. 

Photographers that were nominated have to submit 30 images of their best approach to wedding photography. I was struggling to choose the pictures that I would like to submit as the dateline was close, and time is only moving forward, faster than ever. In this time, I learned how hard it was to pick the best pictures as the images have to prove our strengths that showing our own style and identity in wedding photography. 

The competition is fierce.” says the Rangefinder Team

As soon as I received an email from the Rangefinder Team, fear was crippling through my bones. There’s a huge number of photographers that are competing for this, which includes international photographers too. At this moment, I feel like it’s challenging to be the best 30 photographers out of the many in this world. Nevertheless, I just prayed for the best while I wait for the results. 

I set an alarm for 3 am as the results will be out by then. I woke up right on time to check the badges on my phone, and sure enough, I received a notification for an email from the Rangefinder Team. As I was about to open the email, my emotions were all over the place. I was just hoping for nothing but the best. The second I opened the email, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I read the email over and over again. That’s when it struck me, one of my dreams has come true. 

The judges have made their decision: You are a Rangefinder 30 Rising Star of Wedding Photography in 2019! ”.  

I felt extremely blessed and humbled to be named one of the Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Star of Wedding Photography 2019 and represent my beloved country Malaysia. It still feels so surreal for me to have my work recognized amongst a huge pool of talented photographers around the world. I am extremely grateful to be given such a blessing for something I am passionate about. 

A huge thank you to all my clients who have allowed me to capture the most beautiful moments in your life. Wedding photography has always been one of my favorite things to do. To me, capturing beautiful wedding photographs is challenging, but it’ll provide the photographer with so much growth in terms of shooting the perfect angle, at the perfect timing and not miss any important moments. 

Thank you for all the supportive and constructive comments that you all have provided to me all this while, it’ll help me grow bigger in this industry. You guys are rockstars!



30 RIsing Stars 2019

You can view the official Rangefinder article HERE and a link to a full gallery, showcasing the full list HERE.