pregnancy session of ruby and simon
the sun in my pocket part two

day and night – lina and raymond
September 21, 2009
wedding of christy and plato
October 15, 2009

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
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the truth was: it was a cloudy day.
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thanks KK for taking this behind the scene shot for me
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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
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Most of the other photos ‘re shot at home.
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knew KK for years, but didn’t know she is also good at drawing 🙂
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I love this one – very warm
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both ruby and simon are football fans
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another fav of the day
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Ruby, 加油,加油,加油,加油,加油,加油 !!!

25 Comments

  1. Solveig Bang says:

    What a beautiful series! One of my favourites is the last one (with the old building as a backdrop) … The ones of the drawings on the tummy are also great … and, of course, the one with the “home-made” sunlight! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Solveig Bang says:

    What a beautiful series! One of my favourites is the last one (with the old building as a backdrop) … The ones of the drawings on the tummy are also great … and, of course, the one with the “home-made” sunlight! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Roger says:

    very nice! so sweet~ =) the disney characters and the baby man U uniform is cute

  4. Kat Tong says:

    WOW! is this the first pregnancy shoot for client?? superb! i find the tummy drawing and the disney-on-the-tummy very very brilliant!! you have such great ideas for your photos and of course with your mastery technical skills, there isn’t a shot disappointing!!

    ok, i’m considering…. can i book you in advance (maybe for 3 – 5 years) for a pregnancy session!!!?? hahahahaha….

  5. Roger says:

    very nice! so sweet~ =) the disney characters and the baby man U uniform is cute

  6. Kat Tong says:

    WOW! is this the first pregnancy shoot for client?? superb! i find the tummy drawing and the disney-on-the-tummy very very brilliant!! you have such great ideas for your photos and of course with your mastery technical skills, there isn’t a shot disappointing!!

    ok, i’m considering…. can i book you in advance (maybe for 3 – 5 years) for a pregnancy session!!!?? hahahahaha….

  7. Ruby & Simon says:

    謝謝你呀!!好期待嘅一輯相, 由我同老公決定影pregnancy photo一刻已經要搵你, 別無他選!! 識到你同KK真係好開心!!
    星期五入醫院, 譚BB出世, 除咗痛(需然預咗), 我冇咩驚, 不過我一定會加油, 我相信我一定可以…順產!!到時記住攞薑醋呀, 預咗你…

  8. Ruby & Simon says:

    謝謝你呀!!好期待嘅一輯相, 由我同老公決定影pregnancy photo一刻已經要搵你, 別無他選!! 識到你同KK真係好開心!!
    星期五入醫院, 譚BB出世, 除咗痛(需然預咗), 我冇咩驚, 不過我一定會加油, 我相信我一定可以…順產!!到時記住攞薑醋呀, 預咗你…

  9. Paul says:

    U shots amaze me! and thanks for teh lighting set up tips!

  10. Paul says:

    U shots amaze me! and thanks for teh lighting set up tips!

  11. Cc says:

    love the tummy drawing shot!!! it’s one of the kind!!!

    gotta have u for a pregnancy or family session or even both if chances allow!!! 🙂

  12. Cc says:

    love the tummy drawing shot!!! it’s one of the kind!!!

    gotta have u for a pregnancy or family session or even both if chances allow!!! 🙂

  13. Mel says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this set of photos for so long. Amazing! I want some taken too!!

  14. Mel says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this set of photos for so long. Amazing! I want some taken too!!

  15. mitchdcba says:

    cool and sweet photo collections… look like a very happy family.. i want to have it too…
    6 weeks pregnant
    http://www.pregnancyweeks.us/6-weeks-pregnant