you made me cry – part ii

still remember vivian and roger – the couple who made me cry.

many people asked me why I cried ( after shooting hundreds of wedding in last few years), I would say I was really moved by what roger said to his father at the end of the two-days wedding.

I was so close to them and could hear what he say, and that ‘s what really made me cry.
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take a look at the following slideshow, not only me, everyone cried … ….

after seeing the sentimental side of the wedding, the day was also full of fun and surprises.

roger prepared a surprise to vivian before the first dance, in roger ‘s introduction video, he said ” Hi everyone, I am roger, 26, I am a teacher …. …. and I don’t know dancing …. …” What surprised everyone was that roger prepared a hip hop dance performance for vivian. No one knew about it (OK, Ken and I knew a little bit, we got notified that roger is going to dance, but we didn’t know what kind of dance, and we didn’t have rehearsal neither).

Starting from knowing nothing about dancing, roger kept learning and practising for 6 months before the wedding day. How good was the dance? take a look at the following video (prepared by ken)

amazing, isn’t it? back to the photos, it was very challenging to capture the dance shots, it was dark (btw, who turned off the hotel spotlight :-|) and  motion was fast. To capture the following shots, I had set up 3 off-camera flashs on the site – two on light stands and one (with a 8 degree grid) on a lighting stick held by Canly. Canly did a great job as she needed to keep aiming the flash to roger while he was moving around and had to adjusting the flash power at the the same time. Here are the resulting photos, I love them so much !!!!

cool !! my fav of the day for roger
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the first dance
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ceremony: the peninsula hotel Hong Kong, garden suite
reception: Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong (day 1) & Kowloon Shangri-la (day 2)
make up artist: gracy of JustGracy
video: ken of simon.the.photo

the boys in the morning
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vivian – getting ready at home
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ready for the ceremony at peninsula – garden suite
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the ceremony
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roger, you may kiss the bride
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a happy moment
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let’ s have some fun, boys and girls
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reception at intercontinental
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my fav of the day for vivian
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a lovely video prepared by them
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what about vivian ‘s surprise. she prepared a basketball player balloon for roger. Why basketball? you can take a look at their e-session photos to see why
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speech by father
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watching the same day video edit prepared by ken
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let ‘s celebrate !!!!
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congratulations !!!!!
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  • jenny

    so touching!! makes me cry!

  • jenny

    so touching!! makes me cry!

  • Lewis Lau

    Great people, great emotions, and that’s what we called great pictures!

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

      thanks Lewis. it was really touching.

  • Lewis Lau

    Great people, great emotions, and that’s what we called great pictures!

    • http://www.SimonThePhoto.com Simon

      thanks Lewis. it was really touching.

  • Shirley

    Roger danced very good, simply talented!  What a touching arrangement!

  • Shirley

    Roger danced very good, simply talented!  What a touching arrangement!

  • Charis

    i am completely moved by their love…

  • Charis

    i am completely moved by their love…

  • Terry

    Wow….speechless….

  • Terry

    Wow….speechless….

  • Serena

    Wow :D I love the dancing- Can rival JT! Too bad the light got switched off in the beginning of the dance- but still astounding! So nice that the bride prepared the basketball surprise for the groom and the groom also surprised the bride by dancing :D

  • Serena

    Wow :D I love the dancing- Can rival JT! Too bad the light got switched off in the beginning of the dance- but still astounding! So nice that the bride prepared the basketball surprise for the groom and the groom also surprised the bride by dancing :D