Summary: About a month ago, I received an email request from Christine and Tristan that they’ve been backpacked throughout most part of south east asia countries for the past two months, nothing comes as exotic as the landscape of Angkor Wat and they wanted a photo session here, I couldn’t be more excited as Angkor Wat has always been one of my favourite place for photo shoot destination for clients or travel purposes. In our first meeting at their hotel, they were very outspoken and friendly couple which excites me throughout the entire photo shoot session. I love clients that outspoken, communicates and adventurous to try out suggestions from photographers. I remember there were one moment I’ve suggested to them that it would be nice if they could climb up there’s this one gorgeous looking big tree for a photo, before I could re-confirm with them, Christine has already made her moves climbing up the tree, and so is Tristan. Compare to most of Asian couples I’ve met, not many of them will show enthusiasm if you ask them to climb rocks / trees. I must say we were all very blessed that day with beautiful sunny day and manageable crowds at times of photo shoot. Other than our photo trip, I’m also very grateful they’ve recommended me to see the Phare Circus at Siem Reap. It was just truly an amazing experience. I’m glad to meet Christine and Tristan in this unforgettable photo journey with them and hope to see them again, probably visiting their new home in Boston in near future.
Summary: When I was called on the job, Dee asked she needed someone to take her family portrait urgently before going back to their Australia home. In our line of duty, we gladly accepted the challenges despite the short notice. Emily, her daughter soon find the luxury of toys at our studio and that’s the key to her smile in the photos we are blessed with. One of the best moment we’ve spend with and definitely on our list of the nicest clients : )
Summary: What a weekend to spend with a group of passionate wedding & portrait photographers at the peak of Cameron Highland, Malaysia. Daran Wu (Taiwanese renowned wedding photographer) and I met last year when I was in Taiwan and we both came up with the idea of why not gathered together photographers whom we know from our respective country and passionate about learning new knowledge under a workshop with Daran and myself as the speakers. At the end of the 2 days 1 night workshop, we are both glad to received they’re satisfied and happy feedback throughout the trip. Most importantly, the openess and sharing our ideas makes us all became great friends to be with despite the shortness of time we’ve spend together. They’ve shared their short-coming and strength in their photography and we’ve shared ours. There’s nothing to hide in the topics we’ve shared among us during and after the workshop. We’ve even stayed till late midnight at the hotel they stayed in KL after our trip back from Cameron Highland purely discussing the differences of their wedding photography industry with ours. To me, that’s what photography really means, which is to meet people through journey & experiences and not the view finder on our camera and to me it carries a much greater meaning and greater weight to what we do as a photographer.
It’s our first experience and we’ve learned a lot and definitely there are rooms for improve, but overall I’m happy with the result. We’ve received positive comments of our professional talents including the make-up artist, models, the transportation arrangements, accommodation, sponsors of professional lighting equipment, we give our highest appreciation to their support we’ve received to this event ! We’re definitely doing this again next year and better !