after posting several sets of Wedding day photos, I think it’s time for posting pre wedding this time.
simple, elegant and timeless — nothing better than these three words to describe the style of their wedding photos. I always believe that it is essential that we not only capture the beauty and happiness of the couple, but also tell you the character of the couple in the photos as well
the shooting started at the Disney hotel, a very good choice by made jerry. the decoration and setup there fits their style perfectly. the sofa, the window light from balcony, the curtain, and the mirror are all I need to capture good photos.
the shooting then followed by Kin Tin and Stanley Market. Ida likes the Tree house at Kim Tin a lot, so we spent quite a lot of time there. The branches of the tree gave a very good contrast to ida ‘s beautiful dress and made the dress pop out in the shot. Nice.
make up artist: Be Kwok from LB Make-up studio
my fav shot of ida
the shot was taken by window light only, no flash, no video light.
lighting is the most important factor in this kind of shot, as it works as a drawing pen to outline the face, figure and texture of the dress. A slight change of angle, brightness or quality of light will give you a totally different photo.
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the second I started taking photos at Vivian and Kenneth ‘s wedding in the morning, I was very sure it was going to be a beautiful wedding. I am a lucky photographer that I am always surrounded by beautiful couples and happy families, and most of the weddings I have are simple and elegant, the style that I love most .
This week I decided to choose a portrait photo as the featured shot. This shot was taken during the 1 hour free time before the ceremony at 5:30 pm. The light is soft and low, very good for taking portrait. Not only we have a beautiful bride Vivian, but also lots of details in the shot as well …. …. we have the beautiful wedding gown, lovely hair style (good job by MUA Bart Ko). Love this kind of shot very much, simple and clean, and the high key background that makes you focus on the bride and all the details.
ceremony and reception: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
video: Terry Focus Production
makeup artist: Bart Ko of Beaute Make-up
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another fav wedding in last season. not only I had a beautiful couple on the day, but also happy families and friends as well. everyone was so friendly that I felt I was part of the wedding and enjoy a lot taking photos in the wedding.
here is one of my fav photo
when both fathers of Mandy and Justin ‘re on stage and sang a song together as a gift to the newly wed, I first started taking photos in front of mandy and Justin and captured a few good moment shots that could show how they enjoyed the singing. After getting the shot, I moved on to other position and waited to see what I could get from behind. As an experienced photographer, I always try to get some additional interesting shots after I have secured the ”must have” shots. With a little bit of luck, I captured this wonderful moment and this is my fav of the day.
ceremony and reception: InterContinental
make up artist: Chester
video: ken of simon.the.photo
wedding planner: Pink Diamond Wedding
decoration: the Wood
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I believe nothing better than having your wedding ceremony at your own home, and that ‘s why tweety and billian chose to have their wedding at their new home. Though it was raining the whole day, they decided to stick with the original plan and have the outdoor ceremony at the garden outside. Their optimistic and cheerful characters were rewarded finally and it was a great surprise that the rain stopped just before the ceremony.
reception: ritz Carlton
make up artist: Mini Chan
music: unison production
my fav of the day. wow !!!! What a gorgeous bride !!!!!!!
there is a statement that I reminded myself in every wedding … … “am I doing the best for the bride?”
when others look at my photos, the best compliment for me is “the bride looks gorgeous” or “I remember this bride on your blog”. I can tell you that it is the biggest reward for me !!!!! Much better than even getting awards in wedding photo contests.
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when clients discuss with me about my photography style, we always have the following conclusions
when we have a bride as beautiful as an angel, we don’t need photoshop nor HDR effect in your photos … ..
when we have a happy couple, we don’t need to bother where and which location to take photos as the couple will shine … …
when we have beautiful dress and beautiful hair styling, why do so many photographers make the couple so small in the photos that we see nothing about the couple at all
when we have good lighting and the available light is so beautiful, why bother taking out the flash from the bag, come on! light is everywhere if you can see it.
so what is my style…..
my principle is always “simple is the best”, and people and lighting are the most important components in my photo.
Amy and Steve is exactly the kind of couple very “simonthephoto” style – cheerful, stylish, confident, sunshine, elegant and beautiful. do you agree?
location: watermark, shek O, central
makeup artist: rainbow chan (tel: 92586602)
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If I tell you that Fei is the most caring and gentle groom in my photos, there shouldn’t be any argue of that. Fei is the kind of groom that always stand next to his beautiful bride, always has his hands holding her tight, and kiss her wholeheartedly. I always say that I am woman photographer and my photo is all about the bride, having said that, my job would be always easier to have a groom like Fei in all the wedding !!!
After seeing their photos below, If I say Linda is the most happiest bride, there should be no objection of it … … …
ceremony: Plateau (the pool house) of Grand Hyatt
reception: W hotel
video: Ken of simon.the.photo
makeup artist: Bart Ko of Beaute Make-up
wedding designer: the theme wedding
the moment when the father gives away his daughter to another man.
Fei is the 1st groom in all my photos that kiss the bride ‘s hand at this moment, it is so gentle of him !!!
the gentle kiss
Linda ‘s father was giving his speech on stage. Another touching moment between Fei and Linda
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For me, wedding day photos are about capturing the moments. As a professional wedding photographer, we need to focus, observe, and capture all the moments in a beautiful and artistic way.
It’s a shame that lots of young and inexperienced wedding photographers nowadays treat wedding day just as another prewedding session. Instead of capturing real moment, they don’t bother to observe and just set up or create all the scenes instead. As a result, their photos just look the same in all their weddings works and all we can see are fake moments.
the beautiful wedding of vince and albert
ceremony and reception: Hyatt Regency Shatin
video: ken of simon.the.photo
one of my fav photo of the day.
Just before giving away his daughter to another man, the father held the couple tight with his arms during the ceremony. That ‘s the moment that they ‘ll remember forever. And that ‘s the kind of wedding day photos that I love most !!!!
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(words from Abby and Kenny)
“Happiness rests on people and happenings, not locations,” – this has been revolving in my mind since the engagement shooting. We are indeed fortunate to have the encouragement and support from friends and exceptional, big-hearted people all along, sunny and gloomy days the same way.
Simon, your sense of fun and adventure was contagious and has touched our hearts. We still remember that you stood in the middle of the pond to take pictures of us standing on the bridge while all of a sudden the water just gushed out behind you – which left us screaming right at the set…
Never would Abby have thought of being asked to sit on Kenny’s shoulder right in the middle of Stanley Main Street but with an exuberant, totally fired up photographer – why not taking his suggestion and simply enjoy the moment? (But we did worry about being hit by a car or anything.) (BTW Abby was literally getting on Kenny’s nerve when she was joyously sitting on his shoulder – but the hero persisted out of love.)
Simon, we squatted down on the sidewalk for the first time because of you. We also shared Kaya toast in the middle of the road for the first time because of you … (Our special thanks also go to Fai Gor and Polly who patiently waited in the rain. Blame us for the dampened toast.)
Shooting in the rain was never a problem to you because you have patience to wait till the best opportunity and give it an exceptional artistic flair. The passion you have for photography and your work were evident whenever you showed us your masterpieces or pressed that shutter with much enthusiasm. We are indeed excited and happy that we chose you as our photographer to capture the most delighted and important moments in our lives.
We were so overwhelmed by the fun and emotions that we completely forgot about some of the props that we had in the car, as well as the sunset shots that we longed to have. Simon brought out the joy and love in our hearts, and those things made the most beautiful scene.
Simon, Siu B, Polly and Fai Gor, your passionate has truly moved us. We just can’t thank you enough for all you did. My friend told me, “happiness itself is a kind of gratitude,” so we will live happily ever after in each other’s arms. We also wish you good health (numero uno!) and great joy. May your wonderful work capture the hearts of many more!
Abby and Kenny
(words from simon)
The weather forecast is cloudy with shower again.
However, without asking those common questions like …. “will it affect the photos if it rains? ” or ” any backup plan if it rains? “, Abby just sent me a whatsapp message two days before the shooting to confirm “go ahead”.With the cheerful character of Abby and Kenny, it was really a happy day, there was no pressure, no rush to different locations but only laughter from them.
So I always tell my clients … …“it isn’t about how to take photo in bad weather, but how to smile in the rain”.
and finally, Abby and Kenny, look forward to seeing you again in your wedding in Nov.
makeup artist: Polly of faces hk
location: tai tam reservoir, stanley market, central
my fav photo of Abby of the day.
No flash, no video light, all by available light. Just asked abby to lean on the advertising lightbox at a bus stop in Central.
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