learning a different way to shoot a wedding – Agnes and Kevin

learning a different way to shoot a wedding - Agnes and Kevin 2
a photo session with a karate master – esther and black
August 21, 2008
learning a different way to shoot a wedding - Agnes and Kevin 3
simon was wrong this time– e-session of ming and stanley
August 27, 2008
learning a different way to shoot a wedding - Agnes and Kevin 4

I believe every wedding photographer ‘d love to capture some new images in every single wedding — so do I. 

If you ‘re a frequent reader of this blog, you may expect me to give you surprise and post some new images in every wedding. However, the fact is — it is very difficult to do that. First, as a paid and professional wedding photographer, I have to provide very consistent work to my clients. They confirm me as their wedding photographer because they love the previous works I showed to them, so I can’t give them too much surprise just because I like to create some new images to please myself. Second, it can put too much pressure on myself if I always look for new images on a wedding day. Third, I have a lot of new concepts in my mind, however, in order to get this images, I may have to take risk of losing some important moments.

When I discussed it with Lawrence a few months ago, he felt the same and we came up the idea of 2nd shoot with each other, that is, we showed up in each other ‘s wedding, but without the responsibility to deliver the photos. By doing that, not only can I try and learn some new technique in a real wedding, but also know what DOESN’T work as well.

I was so glad that Lawrence like the idea and I started 2nd shooting in two of his weddings in August. I had so much fun and it was such a unique experience for me.

I ‘d like to say a big thank you to Lawrence and his clients for their generosity of allowing me to "play" in these weddings and so look forward to lawrence 2nd shooting with me in Sept.

date: 9 August, 2008
ceremony: Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
reception: four seasons hotel, hong kong

my fav of the day – arrival of the bride.
the long shadow gives a 3 dimensional look to the shot, and it, together with the brightness, leads your eyes to the bride

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after taking the above pic, I ran to the back to take this.
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Agnes getting ready — a lensbaby shot
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wow — I am jealous of Lawrence having such a beautiful bride as his client
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ready and waited for kevin
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after the ceremony. From what I observed, Agnes is a quiet person.  it ‘s lucky of me that I captured this moment
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I love this simple portrait a lot — bring out the best of a beautiful bride
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details of her evening dress
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the reception at four seasons hotel
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Lawrence in action on Barker Road
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Ok, where is Kevin? … Ha Ha … … Lawrence always laughed at me that I didn’t care about the groom … may be he is right. You can find Kevin from Lawrence ‘s blog here

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18 Comments

  1. Brotherho says:

    Hi Simon,
    It’s nice to read your blog, for me as a groom-to-be and a photography lover. The B&W bridal portrait is just gorgerous! The bride looks so elegant!
    Look forward to see more of your great shot.
    Cheers, Ho

  2. Brotherho says:

    Hi Simon,
    It’s nice to read your blog, for me as a groom-to-be and a photography lover. The B&W bridal portrait is just gorgerous! The bride looks so elegant!
    Look forward to see more of your great shot.
    Cheers, Ho

  3. veron & thomas says:

    nice work again simon! agnes & kevin are so lucky to have both lawrence & you as their wedding photographers…you guys make a perfect team! ^_^

  4. veron & thomas says:

    nice work again simon! agnes & kevin are so lucky to have both lawrence & you as their wedding photographers…you guys make a perfect team! ^_^

  5. Cc says:

    yup… i agree… having both you and lawrence as wedding photographers is the luckiest thing!!!

  6. Cc says:

    yup… i agree… having both you and lawrence as wedding photographers is the luckiest thing!!!

  7. kamxchan says:

    This is an amazing idea. And you two really did it. Oh my god.
    Honestly, I understand I am very new and young in this field, just in case if any chance to join this plan.
    I cannot control myself… and really want to apply for this chance. May I send you my portfolio (my job photo) to you to have a look? See if any chances will be…
    As I don’t want to leave my link here (don’t want to make advertisment here), how can I give you my link privately?
    Thanks a lot : )
    kamxchan

  8. kamxchan says:

    This is an amazing idea. And you two really did it. Oh my god.
    Honestly, I understand I am very new and young in this field, just in case if any chance to join this plan.
    I cannot control myself… and really want to apply for this chance. May I send you my portfolio (my job photo) to you to have a look? See if any chances will be…
    As I don’t want to leave my link here (don’t want to make advertisment here), how can I give you my link privately?
    Thanks a lot : )
    kamxchan

  9. Hi Kam,
    thanks, we can have tea later and discuss in details.
    simon

  10. Simon says:

    Hi Kam,

    thanks, we can have tea later and discuss in details.

    simon

  11. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon,
    so exciting …
    anyway, really thanks for your concern of my msg… cos I know you must be very busy.
    OTOH, I saw you video lastnight… so funny that you can make dessert. Really a special interview video of a photographer.

  12. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon,
    so exciting …
    anyway, really thanks for your concern of my msg… cos I know you must be very busy.
    OTOH, I saw you video lastnight… so funny that you can make dessert. Really a special interview video of a photographer.

  13. Kat & Andy says:

    wow… what a cross-over! one thing you never forget is improvement.

  14. Kat & Andy says:

    wow… what a cross-over! one thing you never forget is improvement.

  15. Rizzo says:

    glad to heard that u & Lawrence hv such idea to better yr experience & create more new images! This is absolutely a welcome by all the brides & grooms!

  16. Rizzo says:

    glad to heard that u & Lawrence hv such idea to better yr experience & create more new images! This is absolutely a welcome by all the brides & grooms!

  17. Agnes & Kelvin says:

    Hi Simon,
    Very grateful to have the opportunity and benefit of having 2 of our favourite photographers doing our wedding photo shot. As Agnes said, quality alone is enough and we never regret skipping the afternoon photo shoot 😉
    Agnes & Kelvin

  18. Agnes & Kelvin says:

    Hi Simon,
    Very grateful to have the opportunity and benefit of having 2 of our favourite photographers doing our wedding photo shot. As Agnes said, quality alone is enough and we never regret skipping the afternoon photo shoot 😉
    Agnes & Kelvin