Monthly Archives: December 2014

Love in Hokkaido!

Overseas prewedding portraits in Hokkaido

Lots of our clients who ask for overseas portraits look for places that are unique and special.  Perhaps part of the reason is that having settled down in Hong Kong, many couples hope for something different when it comes to their pre-wedding portraits.  A once-in-a-lifetime reason to do a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

This is the first time Johnny Productions has been to Hokkaido in Japan to take photos. Trent & Connis are the first clients to choose Hokkaido as their destination for overseas portraits; and we have to admit, this was very brave of them to trust us with their choice because when they first came to our office, we did not have samples of work to show them for Hokkaido.  However, we had the utmost confidence that wherever we ventured, we could take great portraits!

During this trip with Connis and Trent, we visited many places that were quite raw in nature.  It was quite possible to spend time in these remote locations where we didn’t see another soul for miles.  It was quite an experience; without the hustle and bustle of the city, the time we spent in these places gave us a sense of peace and relaxation; deep in the heart of forests, maize fields, gardens, etc – the portraits that we came back with are definitely something very unique and different.

Trent and Connis also paid quite a bit of attention to the way they dressed for these pre-wedding portraits; going for something a little different to our usual brides and grooms… which you can see in the pre-wedding portraits.  Hats off to Trent, who organised and created the concept – yep, this time it was the groom and not the bride who oversaw all the fashion elements!

CONNIS and TRENT Overseas Prewedding Hokkaido Wedding Portraits (01)

CONNIS and TRENT Overseas Prewedding Hokkaido Wedding Portraits (02)

CONNIS and TRENT Overseas Prewedding Hokkaido Wedding Portraits (03)

CONNIS and TRENT Overseas Prewedding Hokkaido Wedding Portraits (04)

CONNIS and TRENT Overseas Prewedding Hokkaido Wedding Portraits (05)

CONNIS and TRENT Overseas Prewedding Hokkaido Wedding Portraits (06)

Love in Hokkaido! ……wafer Bonquet

Overseas prewedding portraits in Hokkaido

Trent and Connis put a lot of thought into the details for their pre-wedding portraits. One of the must-have wedding items is a bouquet and usually this is something that comes from the florist – Trent and Connis, however, decided to make their own. Not only did they hand-make their own bouquet, they decided that they wanted an even more special bouquet… and made their bouquet out of the wafer biscuits used for ice-cream cones. To make the actual wafer is already quite difficult and we really admire their concept; but the most surprising part was that they went out and bought the special machines to make the bouquet. Once they made the bouquet (and several others for backup) in Hong Kong, they carefully shipped it to Hokkaido to use for their portraits. I think you can imagine how many times they practiced and tried and perfected the process before our trip; it was a fantastic addition and such a lovely sight when it was opened in Hokkaido!

CONNIS and TRENT Overseas Prewedding Hokkaido Wedding Portraits

drawing with light

The word ‘photography’ literally means ‘drawing with light’, so it’s no surprise that any professional photographer worth their camera pays special attention to the lighting in their work.  Artificial light, natural light, both kinds are especially important but when it comes to wedding photography outdoors, natural light is a very important feature.  Luckily, there was plenty of natural light in this forest and the end result would be rather difficult to accomplish with just a flash.  As a wedding photographer, it is important to pay attention to your subject, but also equally as important is the surroundings, including where the light is coming from and it’s direction.

BONNIE and EUGENE Overseas Prewedding London Wedding Portraits (01)