I didn’t do any pregnancy session before (except for my wife Xandra) as I am not good at that and my time and schedule doesn’t allow me to spend time in this area. But when Ruby asked me to take some photos for her, I don’t have any hesitation and I am really happy to be her photographer. When I started as a freelance wedding photographer back in 2005, ruby was the first few customer whom confirmed booking with me (and we finally had the pre-wedding photo session in 2007) . Since then, we became good friend.
This photo session was done last month and guess what? The new baby will arrive on this coming Friday! God bless Ruby, Simon and their family.
makeup artist: KK Chan
I ‘d like to share some photo techniques I used in this session. Everyone loves to have sunlight in their photo session, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen. In that case, I may use flash to create the feel of sunlight in some of the photos. Look at the photo below, ruby was walking under a “beautiful sunset light”, but, in fact, the day was very cloudy (with little rain), and the color temperature had a blue cast. Two off-camera flashes were used to create the light, you can click the link below to see the detailed set up.
ruby and baby walking under “beautiful sunset light” – created by flashes
the truth was: it was a cloudy day.
thanks KK for taking this behind the scene shot for me
Here is the lighting diagram
two off camera flashes ‘re set up. One was put in a 28” softbox at camera right. Another one was put behind ruby at camera left. I intentionally put the second one very close to the edge of the photo so that we could see some flare from it. Both flashes ‘re CTO gelled to give the warm look
Most of the other photos ‘re shot at home.
knew KK for years, but didn’t know she is also good at drawing 🙂
I love this one – very warm
both ruby and simon are football fans
another fav of the day
Ruby, 加油，加油，加油，加油，加油，加油 ！！！