Kathy.Kenneth (guest post)

( Guest Post by Kathy and Kenneth)

One question I often heard among friends preparing for wedding is how you choose your wedding photographer among all the practitioners in the market.

We believe that wedding day photo session is much more difficult than pre-wedding session in a sense that it is recording interaction and response. There are many individuals involved. We have no control what is going to happen in the next few minutes despite we have a rundown. Yet, the reactions of friends and families, the emotions, the laughters and perhaps the joyful tears are the most valuable parts of wedding, which we wish to capture and remember for the rest of our lives. We also wish to share our joy with the important ones who for some reasons could not attend our wedding. Therefore, we need a photographer who is able to capture and reflect the affection and emotions in pictures vividly. 

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We came across Simon’s blog and were astonished by his talents to gracefully capture and reflect the touching moments and strong emotions in every picture he took in different weddings. By going through his pictures, we feel like we had attended various weddings and were able to share the joy with each couple. While we met Simon in person, we could feel Simon’s passion and dedication to his job as a wedding photographer, not only running a money-making business, or bluffing about his skills, techniques or awards that he was accredited. He truly enjoys his job! We knew that Simon has to be our wedding day photographer. This is also how we screen and select every other service providers for our wedding – we need them to be passionate! 

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During the whole day, we could hardly feel Simon’s presence. We did not know which position he went to or how he took pictures of us. We bet that is how feelings and moments are truly recorded without deliberate manipulation. Kenneth and I are grateful for the dedication and professional standard Simon and his team demonstrated. Thanks to the contribution of every crew participated in our wedding, the day went on so well. Everything just ran smoothly. We trust that it is because we got the right crew for every part of our wedding. I am a fashion fans who love graceful and elegant gowns, heels and jewels. One bonus is that Simon does share the same appreciation of beauty with me! Thanks Simon for appreciating and capturing the true beauty of the designer gowns and heels.

Last but not least, we believe you must have got the answer to the above question already.
(One funny remark: after we officially confirmed Simon’s engagement, I bumped into Simon on the plane when I was on my way back from business trip. We chatted for a while and took a picture together. What a coincidence! Well, is that what we called “緣份”?)

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 (words from simon)
The very first second I saw Kathy in the morning of her wedding, she was already walking around in the hotel suite and having pictures with her friends. What  I saw was a beautiful bride who was absolutely enjoying her wedding day with her families and friends, and I knew that it ‘s going to be a beautiful day !!!! Thanks for your trust on me and giving me the opportunity to be part of your beautiful wedding. 

And thanks for SAYING HI to me on the plane, it was a great surprise !!!!

ceremony and reception: Four Seasons Hotel
make up: Rainbow Chan
decoration: Simply Grand
video: Ken of KenWongCreations

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simon.the.beautiful.bride … … joanne

a beautiful prewedding photo session.

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locations: Tai Tam Reservoir, Stanley Market, stanley military cemetery
make up: Rainbow Chan

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Joanne.Jason (guest post)

What a beautiful bride!!!! Taking photo of her was an easy task for me as every photos are stunning right out of the camera. And what ‘s more important, she is definitely the kind of bride that really enjoyed the wedding day and having great time not only with Jason, but with all the families, friends !!! Take a look at what she loves in her wedding !!!

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(guest post by Joanne and Jason)
Less Is More…this phrase is even more true when you arrange your own wedding.  When we plan out our big day, we know we don’t want to be too “conventional” and follow the normal wedding “things to do” step-by-step…in fact, we want to spend more time with our families and friends so they can enjoy our wedding banquet.  In other words, as a bride, I need to sacrifice my time doing makeup/hair, changing multi-dresses or taking some rest which no one can see me…honestly, I’m really glad I didn’t spent all my time in the changing room although I have the same hair style for the whole night, but who cares? I definitely feel happier to chit chat with my friends, uncles & aunties =) having good make-up artist and hairstylist is not easy, so really appreciate I got Ar Be & Francis to help me out on my big day.

On our big day, which I think it’s usually same for everyone, time is limited and everything seems to be little bit rush.  But make sure you spend enough time at the wedding ceremony itself and never rush it…you’re making a life-long commitment so it’s very important to have a good lawyer that help personalize your own wedding and will not just reading out from the book.  Lucky we got Michael Lai as our lawyer and he actually spent some time with us few weeks before our wedding and go through not just the ceremony’s flow but also our emotion & feelings as well.

People often ask where to start to plan out for their wedding, for me it’s easy…Word of Mouth!  While we were choosing our photographer, we actually met with a couple of photographers. One of the question that helped us to decide is “How do you decide when is the best time to take a good photo?”.  One said “Oh, I don’t know but I’ll take one when I feel and see a happy moment”, another, which totally blew us away said “well, usually I’ll foresee how the next moment will play out and be in a position to capture it”…and we made our choice with no doubt!

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ceremony: Bethanie Chapel
reception: hyatt at k11
makeup: Be Kwok from LB Make-up studio
video: Ken Wong from Ken Wong Creation
celebrant: Michael Lai of An Oath Wedding

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susanna.tony

the day we had the prewedding session of Susanna and Tony was one of the coldest day this year. It was not too bad during the day time as we had very beautiful sunlight that kept us a little bit warmer. However, once the sun was set, it was so freezing, especially we ‘re taking photos along the seaside at stanley market. I can still remember, after taking every single photo, Susanna needed to use several “warming bags” (暖包) to keep her from shaking.  Thanks Susanna ‘s determination for good photos and the final photos are stunning !!!!

the day time with sunlight
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the freezing night time. Susanna had brought her a fur to keep her warm, but never thought to use it in photos. However, I asked her to wear it for photos and , surprisingly, it looked very good and elegant.
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abby.kenny.wedding

(a quick studio update) 農曆年前新 studio 開始裝修,計畫二月中完成,不過裝修嘅野……真係有遲無早,而家推遲到今個星期尾,各位 client 唔好意思, d meeting 都要三月可以開始。

影了咁多年婚禮,最想影嘅婚禮就係 一 d 好似參加朋友婚禮的工作。

第一次認識 Abby 是四年前 Charis 跟 Tsui Kit 的婚禮,印象中就是一班瘋狂的姊妹,說話笑聲也停不了。 跟著前年跟 Abby Kenny 拍 pre wedding 照,一輯又漂亮又開心的照片,絕對羨慕死其他新娘子。 終於到了而為佢地拍攝婚禮,感覺就像參加朋友的婚禮一樣……

make up: polly of faces HK
ceremony and lunch reception: the-white-chapel @ Auberge Discovery Bay
celebrant: Michael Lai of An Oath Wedding

又簡單又靚靚!!
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irene.tommy

Kung Hei Fat Choi !!!

a quick update … … After the Chinese New Year, finally entering the slow season for wedding and having more free time on post processing works. My studio was moved to a new location in Central before the Chinese New Year holiday and it is under renovation now, hopefully all works will be completed next week and everything should be resumed to normal by then. 

By having more free time, I should be able to post more my recent works in next few weeks, there are lots of beautiful photos captured in last few months and and can’t wait to share them with you. Let’ start with Irene and Tommy ‘s beautiful and elegant pre wedding session in Macau. Thanks Irene for her long long guest post, and look foward to your wedding very soon.

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(guest post from Irene and Tommy)
Having
 been in the catering industry for over 10 years, one of my smartest decisions was recruiting Simon to be my wedding photographer. Both I and Tommy is so thrilled of Simon’s talent and become one of his “die-hard”.  We came across Simon’s masterpiece from Vince & Albert Wedding and astonished from the beauty& graceful moments that was beingcaptured, since then we knew it must be Simon to be part of our wedding. Later, we found out that it was Simon who was the mastermind of many of our friends and clients wedding photos.

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pikki.henry wedding day

This is my 1st 2014 post.   Just a few months after pikki and Henry ‘s pre wedding session,  we met again in their wedding.

one of my fav photo just before the ceremony. Everyone ‘s busy preparing and pikki was having the final touch up. the room was dim in lighting, with very weak natural light from a small window. I might use flash in the room, but it would definitely ruin the mood. Even though the light was weak,  the position of pikki was just right that she became the focus of the photo.

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morning session: W hotel
ceremony and reception: Hong Kong country club
video: Trevor of snapZ

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fanny.johnny

the american club in Tai Tam – it ‘s not a very popular location for wedding reception and ceremony because of the distance.  I have just  around 1-2 weddings jobs there in every year, not many. And in all the past weddings, I didn’t know why most of the time, the weather were bad, it was either rainy or very misty and foggy. Having said that, I think I was lucky in Fanny and Johnny ‘s wedding this time, not only we had a gorgeous wedding, but also beautiful weather as well.

a beautiful sunset view from the American Club
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the beautiful bride and handsome groom. 
nice headpiece, by polly of faces hk
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ceremony and reception: the American club Hong Kong at Tai Tam
make up: polly of faceshk
video: ken of KenWongCreation

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