anniversary session – hazel and derek

a very happy photo session.

I did several anniversary sessions every year, and I always love doing it. Why ??? It is not uncommon that most grooms are not interested in wedding photos, so if a man love to do another photo session with his wife after wedding, the session usually turns out very very sweet !!!!

look forward to this session for a long long time, as they booked it almost 1 year before their wedding (even though I was  not their wedding day photographer), so it was booked almost two years before. Thank hazel and derek for having me as your anniversary photographer, really enjoyed a lot on the day.

locations: home, central, Pak Nai, Gold Coast (night shoot)

both hazel and derek love taking photo and they took their DSLR on the day.
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we started the day at home with wii  !!!!! yeah !!!!!
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2nd location: central. beautiful smile
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smile, baby … …
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a how we created this beam of light ???
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awesome !!!!
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3rd location. Pak Nai.  we had beautiful sunset light on the day
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gorgeous
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one of my fav shot of the day. The background is a small river, love the pattern and love the color.
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“behind the scene” of the above shot. One light (with shoot through umbrella), an additional reflector was used as fill light
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  • sean

    hi simon!
    love your shots so much and have been browsing yr blog for such a long time…
    may i ask where you bought the umbrella?
    as i found most of this kind of umbrella in hk are very think and seem not really good in diffuse the light….
    looking for a better one quite a while and think the result from yr photo by it looks great!
    thank you so so much!!

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

      mine is westcott from us.

      I think the problem you have is the position of the umbrella, not the thickness of the umbrella material.

      Simon

      • sean

        thanks simon!
        but i typed wrong, i wanna said mine is very thin instead of thick! hahaa…
        even i try to make the distance between the umbrella and the flash longer, the light still so strong on the subject’s face… looks like just using the light without umbrella!
        Will try to find a thicker one and test again!
        really thanks! :D

  • sean

    hi simon!
    love your shots so much and have been browsing yr blog for such a long time…
    may i ask where you bought the umbrella?
    as i found most of this kind of umbrella in hk are very think and seem not really good in diffuse the light….
    looking for a better one quite a while and think the result from yr photo by it looks great!
    thank you so so much!!

    • http://blog.SimonThePhoto.com simon

      mine is westcott from us.

      I think the problem you have is the position of the umbrella, not the thickness of the umbrella material.

      Simon

      • sean

        thanks simon!
        but i typed wrong, i wanna said mine is very thin instead of thick! hahaa…
        even i try to make the distance between the umbrella and the flash longer, the light still so strong on the subject’s face… looks like just using the light without umbrella!
        Will try to find a thicker one and test again!
        really thanks! :D

  • Kat Tong

    waited for quite some time to see this set, and of course worth waiting! bravo!! as always, hazel is very very gorgeous, and simon-the-papa has done very very well!! just love love love all the photos posted here!! :D

    hazel & mr. ng, i look forward to seeing the whole set when i come back!

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

      thank you Kat, really love taking pictures of this lovely couple

  • Kat Tong

    waited for quite some time to see this set, and of course worth waiting! bravo!! as always, hazel is very very gorgeous, and simon-the-papa has done very very well!! just love love love all the photos posted here!! :D

    hazel & mr. ng, i look forward to seeing the whole set when i come back!

    • http://blog.SimonThePhoto.com simon

      thank you Kat, really love taking pictures of this lovely couple

  • Hazel

    Thanks Simon for the post and the lovely photos! Well worth the wait!
    And of course, thanks both you and Canly for the wonderful job and for all the fun we had on the day.

    Kat, no need to wait till you’re back. I’ll send you a link to all photos once I’ve got them uploaded. ;) (but of course I’m looking forward to your coming back! miss you!)

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

      Hi Hazel,

      it ‘s fun taking picture of you two. really enjoyed the day.

  • Hazel

    Thanks Simon for the post and the lovely photos! Well worth the wait!
    And of course, thanks both you and Canly for the wonderful job and for all the fun we had on the day.

    Kat, no need to wait till you’re back. I’ll send you a link to all photos once I’ve got them uploaded. ;) (but of course I’m looking forward to your coming back! miss you!)

    • http://blog.SimonThePhoto.com simon

      Hi Hazel,

      it ‘s fun taking picture of you two. really enjoyed the day.

  • Edmond

    Did you use a snoot of some sort to create the beam?

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

      haha. In fact this is by available light – sun light from a gap between two buildings

  • Edmond

    Did you use a snoot of some sort to create the beam?

    • http://blog.SimonThePhoto.com simon

      haha. In fact this is by available light – sun light from a gap between two buildings

  • Mel

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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

      thank you mel.

  • Mel

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

    • http://blog.SimonThePhoto.com simon

      thank you mel.

  • http://www.gabriel-cinema.com/ kit

    hihi Hazel & Derek,好開心見到你地呀,你記唔記得我呀,我係幫你地影wedding day 傑呀.
    好快便一年了,知你地找simon影post wedding ,祝你地一生快樂.
    ps : simon 的相好正呀 haha

    • Hazel

      Kit, 梗係記得你啦! 你地個video咁好! :D
      thanks!! 我有一直睇你地個blog架~ 加油!

      p.s. sorry Simon for hijacking the thread.. :p

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

      thank you kit.

  • http://www.gabriel-cinema.com kit

    hihi Hazel & Derek,好開心見到你地呀,你記唔記得我呀,我係幫你地影wedding day 傑呀.
    好快便一年了,知你地找simon影post wedding ,祝你地一生快樂.
    ps : simon 的相好正呀 haha

    • Hazel

      Kit, 梗係記得你啦! 你地個video咁好! :D
      thanks!! 我有一直睇你地個blog架~ 加油!

      p.s. sorry Simon for hijacking the thread.. :p

    • http://blog.SimonThePhoto.com simon

      thank you kit.

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=518555206 Ling Ling

    Lovely! Hazel is so gorgeous, as usual!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=518555206 Ling Ling

    Lovely! Hazel is so gorgeous, as usual!

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=518555206 Ling Ling

    Lovely! Hazel is so gorgeous, as usual!

  • jenny

    the photoes are stunning!! Did you take the photoes in Bak Lai? (white soil)