nice couple from shanghai
– clara and kevin

Let’s talk about oversea pre-wedding photos today.

I didn’t do too many oversea photo sessions in last two years. There are several reasons behind.

First, looking at my working schedule and my family life, it is almost impossible to be away from home town for anything over 3-4 days. In addition, I hate flying home and then having to shoot a wedding the day after. there are so many accidents that can happen and I really don’t  like taking the risk of it.

Then, I can’t work out the justification of the time and effort needed for oversea assignment. When I stay in Hong Kong, I can shoot 3-4 weddings/pre-weddings a week, and I can still work on post-processing and albums and meet clients for the rest of the time (not to mention, have the time to play with shulin as well), so why spend the extra time on travelling for shooting just 1-2 couples a week.

last, and the most important, I love capturing the happiness and the love of the couple, much more than capturing the magnificent view of a location. I feel so happy when I get comments like “wow, the bride is so beautiful in your photo”, “your photo is so warm” . it is all about people in my style.

But don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with oversea pre-wedding, it just doesn’t fit my style and work schedule very well at the moment. And it is always good to have your photo session at a remote location when you can forget all your works, and no interrupt from your blackberry.

OK, back to clara and kevin, I couldn’t be happier when they flied all the way from Shanghai to HK to have their pre-wedding photo session here.

“Hi Kevin, there are so many nice locations in Shanghai and people in HK love having pre-wedding  photo there, why do you come to HK instead?” I asked Kevin

“yes, the locations are nice, but when you see the view everyday, and everyone having the same photos at the same location, you feel bored. And we love your style instead” answered Kevin

Oh Kevin, you got the point !!!!

locations: the Peak, Shek O, Central

Here are my fav “day” and “night” shots
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  • Kat Tong

    i like the first photo very much… you really captured the moment, with the sand on the pants and the surfer from behind, everything comes so natural and comfortable…

    i like the ‘forest’ shot too, simple and elegant! that’s your style, right?

    • http://blog.simonthephoto.com/ simon.the.photo

      HI Kat,

      yes. I love the first photo.

      I have another version without the surfer, but I love the one with surfer more.

      Simon

  • Kat Tong

    i like the first photo very much… you really captured the moment, with the sand on the pants and the surfer from behind, everything comes so natural and comfortable…

    i like the ‘forest’ shot too, simple and elegant! that’s your style, right?

    • http://blog.SimonThePhoto.com simon

      HI Kat,

      yes. I love the first photo.

      I have another version without the surfer, but I love the one with surfer more.

      Simon

  • http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/wedding_blogger Elaine

    Very well said :)

  • http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/wedding_blogger Elaine

    Very well said :)