Just the simple lighting to highlight the beauty of the bride, congrats David & Yvonne.
We shot this pre-wedding portrait session in Hong Kong, using a very soft colour tone to the portraits. We did not actively go out to shoot at any recognisable features in Hong Kong as we wanted to shoot a very comfortable, very simple set of portraits.
We do have to mention that, although all of our brides are very beautiful, we loved shooting this particular couple as they were both so photogenic. Many of our grooms are usually quite camera-shy, however with Rob, we did our best to shoot as many portraits as possible in the time that we had – when the bride was in make-up, changing dresses, eating, etc, we loved having this time to focus on Rob.
This shooting took place a few months ago. Finally, we are near their very anticipated wedding day.
Firstly, we would really like to thank Skylar and Michael for trusting us and taking us to Lake Como to shoot their pre-wedding portraits. It was our first time shooting there – a very beautiful location. We’ve been many a time to England and France to shoot pre-weddings and Lake Como had a very unique chemistry that cast a bit of a spell over all of us. Since we’d never been before, we had our concerns, however the trust our clients placed in us gave us a great boost – we are so pleased with the results.
Lake Como is such a beautiful place to visit. The weather is beautiful, the surroundings are peaceful and there’s a great sense of self and beauty when you visit the lake. We chartered a boat and shot many portraits on the water itself.
Here, we would like to say that we think Skylar and Michael have a great future in modelling – should they decide to change careers; especially in Michael’s case. He is very attuned to the camera and it was a new and fun experience for us when it came to his turn in front of the camera.
We also visited London to take some more portraits. As Londoners, Skylar and Michael took us to many new places in London that we had not visited before. We’d like to thank Skylar and Michael for their kindness and for arranging such a wonderful experience for us. We also look forward to shooting their wedding day and we very much eagerly anticipate shooting their wedding anniversary portraits as well!
Prior to the pre-wedding shoot itself, we sat down with Kazaf and Crystal to figure out where in Hong Kong we would go to shoot the portraits – much like we would with all of our pre-wedding couples. As we were brainstorming locations, we realised we had the perfect location: their home. Newly refurbished, sometimes shooting portraits at a couple’s home can be a pretty good choice as it has all of the couple’s individual characteristics and style surrounding us, it guarantees privacy and we don’t have to worry about traffic!
We did have a couple of concerns at the beginning, even when Kazaf and Crystal accepted the idea, because very few homes in Hong Kong can accommodate a shoot like this. Therefore, we requested a site visit to check out the ‘location’. We have to admit that the very first time we stepped into their home, we were pretty gobsmacked. Really, really gobsmacked.
Why? Firstly, because we had no idea a house this big could exist in Hong Kong. The design of the house, the furnishings, it was like you’d stepped into a clubhouse, with its personal wine cellar, its billiards room, private cinema, etc, etc. It’s easy to see that,Kazaf and Crystal spent a lot of time and effort refurbishing the place to their liking; it is a beautiful home.
We spent a lot of time shooting their pre-wedding portraits in their house; as with all our pre-wedding shoots, the results were beautiful and the couple were fantastic. In particular, our groom was very accommodating and it was easy to see how perfect Kazaf and Crystal are for each other. We especially thank them for allowing us to realise that shooting pre-wedding portraits in a home can be something very special.