Family Portraits of Four!

Mid-Autumn festival— an annual festival in Hong Kong, celebrated when the moon is the biggest and fullest. In Chinese culture, the full moon symbolizes not just prosperity and happiness, but also the element of family reunion!

Calvin and Sisi are proud parents of their baby son, as well as being proud owners of their mongrel. Why? Aside from being astonishingly playful and obedient, the mutt has been by their child’s side ever since he was a tiny infant. Their relationship is truly one of a kind, you will never see one of them without the other.

During a recent photoshoot with the family of four, we were able to witness the joy and glee surrounding the family— coos of laughter came from the young boy as the hound played with him, an incredibly delightful and charming sight, awarding us with wonderfully appealing pictures, truly showcasing the spirit of Mid- Autumn festival— happiness and family reunion.

Jacky & May Hong Kong Prewedding

When we first met Jacky to discuss the logistics of his photoshoot with his fiancée, May, he requested a simple red background for the shoot. We didn’t understand why this peculiar request was made, until we saw Jacky’s Facebook post. He stated that the reasoning behind the request was because it reminded him of May’s lips; just a glance would make his heart beat out of his chest. Of course, there’s more to their love besides this! With their first encounter, Jacky already knew that she was his Mrs. Right, so it was a no-brainer when he decided to propose to her and promise a fulfilling life ahead for the both of them.

 

31 Hong Kong Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Advice on How To Start A Business

Our chief photographer Susan Ng was recently interviewed by WL Media.
Susan was incredibly honored to be chosen as one of the HK Women Entrepreneurs and shared her advice for women-lead businesses in this HK roundup article.

Article by Winnie Tsoi and Minuca Elena | Hong Kong, Women entrepreneurship

There’s always been a bit of an unbalance in terms of gender within the photography industry. When I first started in the industry, there were only a few women; especially those who were wedding photographers. It was hard to find recognizable female wedding photographers who are good at their craft as well as able to take on the physical labors of being a wedding photographer.

Perhaps because I studied art at college and perhaps because I look at artistry in a different way to most people, gender wasn’t a really big deal to me and I certainly didn’t think it should affect the way I did my work. Therefore, I forged my way within the wedding photography industry with as much courage as I could possibly find.

I still remember my very first wedding job – probably over a decade back now; it was an unforgettable experience, both in terms of being my first paid job but also the schedule of the day and I admit that I found it very exhausting. I had never shot a wedding for a full day before and looking back on it now, at the time, it was probably the most exhausted I had ever been in my life. I have kept the photographs from that wedding – I still have an album for my own archives. Each time I look back on the photographs, I remember exactly what happened when I took the shot. I am very grateful that I was given the opportunity to step out on this new career path of mine – as before I became a wedding photographer, I was working as a music lecturer at a university. It may still be part of the arts curriculum, but learning how to become a professional photographer was quite a big step for me – more so when I decided to concentrate on being one for the rest of my life.

For those who want to start and lead a profitable business in Hong Kong, I would probably advise them to be courageous.

It takes a lot of determination and hard work to become successful, this is in business as well as life.

When you decide to start on that journey, there will be a lot of setbacks, a lot of hardships – and definitely a lot of unknowns – but self-belief and determination go a long way into helping you along that road. I can’t really say that I’m that successful for the moment, but I have been lucky enough to be a professional wedding photographer in this very competitive industry for over a decade now, with over two thousand weddings under my belt. Each wedding is memorable in its own right and I am always learning. My biggest motivation is that my clients will look at the photographs I give them and remember the moments that occurred with great fondness.

My hope is that with each photograph I take, I get to change the world’s perspective a little bit. I absolutely love my job – and I hope that I’ll be taking photographs until I can’t anymore.

Susan Ng

Principal photographer, Johnny Productions

Johnny Productions x Central Weddings

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Johnny Productions & Central Weddings, two of the top tier companies in the wedding industry have collaborated on something very exciting! For more details, contact us!

Wedding gown: Central Weddings

Family portraits , Cake mess?

 

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For those of you who are loyal followers of our blog, you will know Coria and Paul like they are your best friends.  They are certainly very good friends with us, from shooting their pre-wedding portraits in New York, to shooting their wedding day in Hong Kong, to newborn portraits of their first child, to now their child’s first birthday – we have been a part of their journey and it has been a privilege to watch their family grow.

It is rare that we get to be a part of a couple’s relationship in this way – we really feel like we’re a part of the furniture, so to speak.  This time, we were witness to Coria and Paul’s daughter’s first birthday.  Coria had many ideas with regards to the photoshoot and she has amazing taste – arranging many beautiful things for her daughter’s photoshoot!

It was also the first time I worked with cake mess and we were very interested in how Coria and Paul’s daughter would react to the cake – whether she would enjoy it, etc.  In fact, it was a bit of a scary experience for the little girl and unexpected for us as we didn’t realise she would be afraid of cake!  We definitely managed to get some unexpected shots during the photoshoot!

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Shooting for Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

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One of the best things about Hong Kong being such a international hub is the fact that the hotels in Hong Kong are incredible.  The newest hotel to be opened in Hong Kong is also the only hotel in Hong Kong with the ability to seat +1000 guests.  This would be the brand new Kerry Hotel.

We are very happy to announce that we have been invited to take part in their upcoming wedding fair, and also, we have had the privilege of shooting all the promotional material for the Kerry Hotel.

The day of shooting was very busy but we’re very grateful to the team at the Kerry hotel for their assistance and arrangements also helping the shoot go smoothly.  We look forward to shooting some of our upcoming clients who have booked their wedding celebrations at the Kerry Hotel.

With a harbour facing ceremony area, luxurious decor and an amazing location, we’re very excited to go on this journey with our clients and the Kerry Hotel; it is truly an amazing venue with a great team of people behind it.

Venue: Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

Organizer: Tiara

Make up: Mini Chan Make Up

Okinawa Prewedding

We’ve known Gilbert for quite some time now; he is the older brother of a previous client and we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him over time.  He’s a very charming, very talkative character and so finding out that he was going to get married was a fantastic piece of news, especially since they chose us to shoot their wedding!

Even though we’re not that close with Sham, our first impression when we were introduced was that this was a very elegant, slightly quiet lady.  After spending time with her and Gilbert for the shoot, we found that Sham is definitely a lovely match for Gilbert and very charming herself!

Sham is blessed with very good bone stucture – very model-like and putting her in front of the camera produced some interesting images.  She’s a beautiful bride and we love the photos that came from our trip to Okinawa.  Originally we had a few concerns that staying at the beach would give us very little wiggle room in terms of creativity however we managed to get a lovely set of images that showed what a beautiful location can become when you have a lovely couple to photograph!

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