Family portraits , Cake mess?



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!






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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Selena & Vincent Wedding

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For this particular bride, everything started with a Crystal Ball.  From childhood, perhaps many of you have heard of stories about crystal balls and how magical they are, how romantic and mysterious.  In this wedding that took place at the Wanchai Convention Centre, our lovely bride Selena chose to have a giant crystal ball erected in the foyer, inside which she stood, waiting for her Prince Charming.

For us as photographers, the set up was quite a challenge as we needed to be able to catch the transparency of the crystal ball as well depict the beauty of the bride through the reflection of the surface.  We were very pleasantly surprised by the results of the images and wanted to share that with our readers.

Of course, any wedding that takes place at the Wanchai Convention Centre has to make great use of the space that a venue like that can afford.  Selena and Vincent definitely filled the venue very well with their amazing, gorgeous and spacious decorations.  It was easy to tell that a lot of thought had been put into creating a romantic, majestic wedding celebration for this beautiful couple.

One of the most memorable moments was the march-in moment, when the couple entered the hall on a long walkway that closely resembled the newlyweds walking on water.  It was a crazy, magical moment that we will never forget and we hope that this magic will continue to live on in Selena and Vincent’s new life as a married couple.

Decoration: The Wood

Wedding planner: Tiara


Live band: ME2 Productions

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Amanda & Brian Wedding

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There is one very important list that every bride and groom will have to sit down and think about when they plan their wedding – the guest list.  Whether it’s a small, intimate party with just family and close friends or a big, elaborate affair with extended family, friends and all their ‘plus ones’; every couple goes through the tough decision of figuring out just whom they should invite to one of the momentous occasions of their lives.

For Amanda and Brian, it was a kind of a no-brainer.  Although they held their wedding in Hong Kong, Amanda spent most of her time abroad and of course, most of her closest friends were made abroad.  Even though they’d spent some time apart since Amanda came back to Hong Kong, it’s testament to Amanda’s character how all her friends came to support and celebrate her marriage to Brian on her wedding day.

Amanda and Brian’s celebrations took place at the Aberdeen Marina Club, an indoor ceremony that was as beautiful as it was emotional.  Amanda and Brian planned a western-style event and Amanda herself was also quite western, in terms of not changing outfits during the banquet as most Chinese brides would, and embracing the western traditions full-heartedly.  As their crew, it was lovely to witness and we caught many genuine, touching, candid moments that really captured the essence of the wedding.

Congratulations to Amanda and Brian; we hope this is just the start of a very long and happy journey together – one that we think their friends will be alongside ever step of the way!

wedding venue: The Aberdeen Marina Club

decoration: Wedding Garden

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Chantel & James Wedding

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Chantel and James are both professional working people.  They are also a very sweet couple who couldn’t be more compatible with each other.  Chantel has such an easy-going nature, and it’s clear in the number of friends and family they have surrounding them that this couple is well-loved and supported.  Every wedding is special to us, and it’s even more enjoyable for us to see the guests enjoying themselves; Chantel and James’ wedding is no exception and it was lovely to see how much they were loved by their friends and family.

The Grand Hyatt hotel is famous for its Pool Side and for its Great Ballroom.  Chantel and James chose to have their wedding ceremony take place in the Pool House, and to celebrate their evening with a banquet in the Great Ballroom.  Sometimes a wedding is jam-packed full of traditions and activities, but Chantel and James’ decision to keep everything simple yet beautiful made this a very interesting and gorgeous wedding to shoot.  It was lovely to see Chantel and James enjoy their day and we wish them all the best with their journey together.

wedding venue: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

wedding planner: White Bridal

wedding gown: Jenny Packham

make up: Bart Ko

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Samantha & Mike / From wedding to pregnancy portraits

We have had the wonderful honour of being witness to all the important milestones of Samantha and Mike’s journey together.  From their gorgeous wedding in Napa, to their post-wedding portraits, and then through shooting their pregnancy portraits, it has been a pleasure to have known this couple, and a privilege.  It is especially sweet to know that Samantha is pregnant with twins and we very much look forward to meeting their new additions to the family!

For this particular pregnancy portrait shoot, Samantha and Mike wanted somewhere comfortable and familiar, so we chose to hold the session in their home, with their very cute little pet dog.  As you can see, Samantha and Mike readied many props, not only to welcome the twins and to make this shoot extra special, but to create a very adorable set of portraits.  It is very clear that Mike is one proud father-to-be and Samantha makes one beautiful mother-in-waiting!  We hope that we’ll be able to continue taking portraits of this wonderful family, especially when they become a family of five!