Shanghai is like our home away from home. We’ve traveled to the city so many times, but we always find something new to be excited about, whether it’s discovering a new part of the city or finding out something about our couples.
With Cissy and Jeffrey, the most memorable part of the trip was getting to know our couple a little better. We always like to find out more about our couples in order to create a set of portraits that will highlight their individual personalities and whilst it’s easy to do that when we spend so much time together, it’s always when the unexpected happens that allows us a deeper understanding of each other.
During this particular photoshoot, we’d arrived at a location with the intention of shooting a few portraits. Unfortunately, a certain member of security kept getting in our way, outright protesting our presence and constantly blocking our way. Until Cissy decided enough was enough. It was an amazing thing to see, our graceful and elegant bride standing up to this persistent security guard, using her impeccably fluent mandarin to convince him to let us continue shooting.
It just goes to show: don’t judge a book by its cover. And a particular thanks goes to Cissy whom, without her timely interception, we would have still been arguing with an overzealous security guard.