a photo session with a karate master
– esther and black

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still remembered the karate master Black and amazed by his awesome jump on the beach – which splashed water onto my camera.

Here are the final photos I ‘d like to share with you

date: April 2008
Locations: Nam Sang Wai, Shek O, Central
make up artist: KK Chan

our first stop – Nam Sang Wai — Black gave us a big surprise !!! Esther, are you OK?
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last stop of the session- my fav of the day: “catch me if you can”
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I love the post-procession of this shot — texture and brown tone are added
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pretty
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beautiful esther
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let ‘s have some fun
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naughty couple
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love this shot!!!
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KK Chan in action
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“follow me, Black”
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another nice location at Shek O
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love that shot !!
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another fav of the day
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on the beach
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OK – here are the final series of photos of the awesome jump !!!
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Oh! My camera …. …
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after the jump – we got completely wet — so they ‘re ready for anything … …
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lovely couple, lovely photo
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night shot on the star ferry
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22 Comments

  1. Cc says:

    i have never seen so much action in an engagement session!!! good catch, simon!!! and you must have lots of fun that day~ 🙂

  2. Cc says:

    i have never seen so much action in an engagement session!!! good catch, simon!!! and you must have lots of fun that day~ 🙂

  3. thanks CC.
    Yes, it ‘s always a joy to have such awesome couple
    simon

  4. Simon says:

    thanks CC.

    Yes, it ‘s always a joy to have such awesome couple

    simon

  5. Camie & Alan says:

    I love the shot on the ferry.
    (Alan)

  6. Camie & Alan says:

    I love the shot on the ferry.
    (Alan)

  7. esther & black says:

    Thanks Simon,
    Both Esther and I think that, the most important thing is not what photos you have taken, but we did enjoy every good memories and moment on that e-session day. We won’t regret to chose you to be our engagement photographer and give us a memorable part of our wedding.
    Regards,
    Esther & Black
    P.S.: BTW, we sent you an email to address which photos we selected for the album, did you receive it? 

  8. esther & black says:

    Thanks Simon,
    Both Esther and I think that, the most important thing is not what photos you have taken, but we did enjoy every good memories and moment on that e-session day. We won’t regret to chose you to be our engagement photographer and give us a memorable part of our wedding.
    Regards,
    Esther & Black
    P.S.: BTW, we sent you an email to address which photos we selected for the album, did you receive it? 

  9. Hi Esther and Black,
    Thanks and love to be your photographer.  
    Got your email for the photos selection and I have uploaded the revised photos for your download.
    P.S: DM told me that he will be your photographer on big day, look forward to seeing your photos on his blog.
    simon 

  10. Simon says:

    Hi Esther and Black,

    Thanks and love to be your photographer.  

    Got your email for the photos selection and I have uploaded the revised photos for your download.

    P.S: DM told me that he will be your photographer on big day, look forward to seeing your photos on his blog.

    simon 

  11. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon,
    This is the first time I leave msg in you blog.
    I know you because of DM, two years ago I saw DM’s photo give me a great impressive on wedding photo. So his photo gave me a great idea on Style of wedding photo.
    Few months ago, the first time I saw you blog… you know I spent a whole evening here. What amazing Lighting idea that show in your photo. Every kind of different light source you also can observe in the environment and get it as a great photo.  Although I try to learn from your photo… but lighting control is much more difficult than I expected.
    Really thanks for you two’s photo to teach me a lot…. I just want to say thanks. And I love your degree of enjoyment in every wedding… especially the last photo in a lot album that you took with the couples and their friends. Really so happy.
    Thanks a lot. 
    kamxchan

  12. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon,
    This is the first time I leave msg in you blog.
    I know you because of DM, two years ago I saw DM’s photo give me a great impressive on wedding photo. So his photo gave me a great idea on Style of wedding photo.
    Few months ago, the first time I saw you blog… you know I spent a whole evening here. What amazing Lighting idea that show in your photo. Every kind of different light source you also can observe in the environment and get it as a great photo.  Although I try to learn from your photo… but lighting control is much more difficult than I expected.
    Really thanks for you two’s photo to teach me a lot…. I just want to say thanks. And I love your degree of enjoyment in every wedding… especially the last photo in a lot album that you took with the couples and their friends. Really so happy.
    Thanks a lot. 
    kamxchan

  13. HI Kam,
    thanks and nice meeting you. 
    I believe in one word — focus. Focus on what you ‘re doing, and you ‘ll be successful !!!!

    simon

  14. Simon says:

    HI Kam,

    thanks and nice meeting you. 

    I believe in one word — focus. Focus on what you ‘re doing, and you ‘ll be successful !!!!

    simon

  15. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for your sharing of "Focus".
    Sometime, I feel that no improvement in my photo. And I feel so sorry to my clients. As I want to get something special for each couples…. but… really disappointed me. I may not do so.
    Did you have similar experience? How to you tackle with that period? (In case if you are free to share, as I know you must very busy. : )
     kamxchan

  16. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for your sharing of "Focus".
    Sometime, I feel that no improvement in my photo. And I feel so sorry to my clients. As I want to get something special for each couples…. but… really disappointed me. I may not do so.
    Did you have similar experience? How to you tackle with that period? (In case if you are free to share, as I know you must very busy. : )
     kamxchan

  17. kamxchan says:

    Oh, please ignor my previous msg due to wrong email address used.
    ===============================================
    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for your sharing of "Focus".
    Sometime, I feel that no improvement in my photo. And I feel so sorry to my clients. As I want to get something special for each couples…. but… really disappointed me. I may not do so.
    Did you have similar experience? How to you tackle with that period? (In case if you are free to share, as I know you must very busy. : )

     kamxchan

  18. kamxchan says:

    Oh, please ignor my previous msg due to wrong email address used.
    ===============================================
    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for your sharing of "Focus".
    Sometime, I feel that no improvement in my photo. And I feel so sorry to my clients. As I want to get something special for each couples…. but… really disappointed me. I may not do so.
    Did you have similar experience? How to you tackle with that period? (In case if you are free to share, as I know you must very busy. : )

     kamxchan

  19. I have similar experience before — it ‘s a difficult process that we have to go through.
    Remember clients hire you because they LOVE the photos that you had shown to them, so it isn’t wrong at all to repeat.
    To get a balance of consistency and creativity, I just require myself to create 3-5 new photos/concepts on a day job, after that, I am satisfied and don’t feel guilty at all, this removes the pressure and let me enjoy the process. Afterall, if I have 10 shootings a month, I should have already tried or mastered 30-50 new concepts already, which is very good when looking at the results.
    knowledge and experience are accumulated bit by bit, set a target, focus on it and you ‘ll make it finally.

    simon

  20. Simon says:

    I have similar experience before — it ‘s a difficult process that we have to go through.

    Remember clients hire you because they LOVE the photos that you had shown to them, so it isn’t wrong at all to repeat.

    To get a balance of consistency and creativity, I just require myself to create 3-5 new photos/concepts on a day job, after that, I am satisfied and don’t feel guilty at all, this removes the pressure and let me enjoy the process. Afterall, if I have 10 shootings a month, I should have already tried or mastered 30-50 new concepts already, which is very good when looking at the results.

    knowledge and experience are accumulated bit by bit, set a target, focus on it and you ‘ll make it finally.

    simon

  21. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon,
    I am really happy to have your sharing. Thanks a lot, I will try to focus on it step by step.
    You are so kind.
    Thanks a lot.
     kamxhan

  22. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon,
    I am really happy to have your sharing. Thanks a lot, I will try to focus on it step by step.
    You are so kind.
    Thanks a lot.
     kamxhan