Photoshoot sessions to benefit NGOs


Malaysian photographers COVID-19
Malaysian photographers offering services to benefit NGOs
Image adapted from (clockwise from top left): @munkeat, @wearefunkydali, @therealvrp, @kotakchenta

Many Malaysians have had to put their special celebrations and events on hold due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) and COVID-19 plight. But this doesn’t mean you need to stop planning ahead for a life post-MCO.

For those who have weddings or special occasions that are pending, you’ll be glad to know that a group of renowned Malaysian photographers are offering their photo shooting services for a cool RM1,000. The best part is, every single cent goes to benefit COVID-19 frontliners


Photography sessions for charity – how it works


A collective of professional photographers under the hashtag #fundportraits are offering 1-hour photoshoot sessions for a donation of RM1,000. Not too bad, considering every cent will go to benefit those who’ve been battling the virus at the frontlines, and those who’ve been affected by the COVID-19 plight.

You can choose to donate to any of the 3 NGOs listed: 

  • Mercy Malaysia: Provides medical and humanitarian relief both in Malaysia and abroad.
  • Tabung COVID-19: Fund for those affected by COVID-19, including medical frontliners.
  • Pertubuhan Kasih Umat Malaysia: A relief fund set up by humanitarian Ustaz Ebit Liew.


Ustaz Ebit Liew has been helping local communities and frontliners 

Simply make a booking with your preferred photographer and send your donation before 28th April 2020*. Note that it’s only applicable for the first 2 bookings per photographer, so book your slot ASAP

You can make plans for your photoshoot with the photographer after the MCO is lifted, depending on what government regulations are in place during that time.

Malaysian photographers donate to NGOs for COVID-19
Donation details – For those who don’t require a photoshoot, these NGOs also welcome donations of any amount.
Image credit: @wearefunkydali

*Note: Should the MCO be extended, the donation dates will follow too.


Photographers involved


Munkeat photography
Image credit: @munkeat

If you’ve been scouting for the perfect wedding or event photographer, you’d already be familiar with staple local names in the industry like Munkeat and Vinoth Raj Pillai. They’re among the 9 photographers involved in this initiative, along with gems like Iz Mady from Funkydali Photography and KotakChenta from Tied The Knot

Vinoth Raj Pillai photography
Image credit: @therealvp

Just DM the respective photographers on Instagram to book a slot and request for further details. 

You can find them below: 

Be sure to save proof of your donation when planning your photoshoot. 


Support frontliners and creatives during MCO


While you’re planning ahead for your special day, you can lend a hand in supporting COVID-19 frontliners with this initiative by Malaysian photographers. You can score a gorgeous photoshoot out of it knowing that those in need have benefitted from this. 

Catch the latest COVID-19 updates here:

Follow The Smart Local Malaysia on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Telegram for more stories like this. If you have a story to share, email us at pressmy@thesmartlocal.com.