e-session of karen and william

touch my heart … …
November 27, 2008
wedding of netta and kelvin
December 2, 2008

I  got a lot of emails like this recently … …

“ Hi Simon, why didn’t you upload our photos onto your blog, is there any problem? Is our photo not good enough?”

I feel so sorry when I see clients so eager to see their photos on my blog. I am in fact very very behind updating the blog in last three months, I dare not to count how many shootings that I didn’t blog.

What keeps me so busy? Other than shooting, most of my time are spent on editing photos & creating albums, and I ‘d like to make sure I can deliver the photos to you within the agreed time frame (8-10 weeks)

there are also a lot of emails like these

“ we are going to visit my family in UK (or xxx) in X’mas, can we have the photos ready before?”

“ Our family is going to visit us in X’mas, can we … … ?

“ Our wedding is in Dec, can I have the album ready before? “

“ Our parents are asking our photos everyday, can we … …?”

“ can we have a few photos to prepare the invitation ?”

“ can we have a few photos to prepare the reception backdrop ?”

So I am working very very hard to meet your deadline, it is almost impossible to update every wedding on the blog.

However, don’t worry about the quality, all your photos are gorgeous, and all of you look perfect in the photos, I just don’t have enough time to update the blog.

Having said that, something you may or may not know,

i) I stopped taking any new order for 2008 since June 2008

ii) I stopped meeting new clients (that means I am turning most of the new clients away) since Oct 2008, this gives me more time working on existing clients.

iii) I am evaluating several photo retouching companies right now, once confirmed, that will help a lot.

OK, back to Karen and William ‘s e-session. We went to Shek O in the morning – I love going to the beach in the morning – it was so quiet there. Of cause, we had to deal with the harsh and overhead sunlight at this period of time.

date: 10 oct 2008
locations: Shek O, the Peak, pak nai, central (night shoot)
make up artist: Louisa (tel: 91941261)

the wave was so big in Shek O in last two months. It was so easy to get completely wet … … luckily, most of clients love to get wet !!!!
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so quiet, so romantic
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when I look at the photo, there is a feeling of the very popular Taiwan movie
Cape NO. 7
《海角七號》, isn’t it?
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I seldom use fisheye lens, this is an exception
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big wave !!!
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been to this wall thousand times, tried something different this time.
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guess where it is … …
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2nd location: the peak,
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3rd location: Pak Lai. The weather was not very good, it was very hazy
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thanks. Click to see who is who.
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24 Comments

  1. Roger says:

    i really like the second pic! all the beach to themselves~ =)

  2. Roger says:

    i really like the second pic! all the beach to themselves~ =)

  3. Rach L says:

    Hi Simon,
    I have been following your blog for a while now. I think for the issues surrounding uploading client photos online, you might want to consider hiring someone to upload them for you. And you can keep your personalized comments and colorful stories to whenever you have time to write.
    That way you kill 2 birds with one stone.
    Just a thought from a fellow blogger. 🙂
    -Rach.
    P.S-My fiance and I were keen to hire your team for our photo session but we’re not sure if you will be willing to fly to Malaysia for the wedding, as it won’t be in HK. But it looks like you’re booked out for ’09 and ’10? Cheers-

  4. Rach L says:

    Hi Simon,
    I have been following your blog for a while now. I think for the issues surrounding uploading client photos online, you might want to consider hiring someone to upload them for you. And you can keep your personalized comments and colorful stories to whenever you have time to write.
    That way you kill 2 birds with one stone.
    Just a thought from a fellow blogger. 🙂
    -Rach.
    P.S-My fiance and I were keen to hire your team for our photo session but we’re not sure if you will be willing to fly to Malaysia for the wedding, as it won’t be in HK. But it looks like you’re booked out for ’09 and ’10? Cheers-

  5. Paul Wan says:

    之前上堂教photoshop retouch 0既導師好似會接freelance,要唔要佢contact?

  6. Paul Wan says:

    之前上堂教photoshop retouch 0既導師好似會接freelance,要唔要佢contact?

  7. Hi Roger, 
    yes. very quiet in the morning. the photo on the beach are all straight out from the camera, with just some color enhancement.
    Hi Rach,

    I am thinking of this before. Uploading photos and writing didn’t take much time, it is the selection of the photos takes most of the time. 

    And I made a decision not to hire any permanent staff long time ago — hiring is easy, but getting rid of people is tough & hurting, trust me, I learned it from my experience.
    Malaysia, why not? I did  oversea wedding  as well.
    HI Paul,
    thanks. I am evaluating a few companies already. 

  8. Simon says:

    Hi Roger, 

    yes. very quiet in the morning. the photo on the beach are all straight out from the camera, with just some color enhancement.

    Hi Rach,

    I am thinking of this before. Uploading photos and writing didn’t take much time, it is the selection of the photos takes most of the time. 

    And I made a decision not to hire any permanent staff long time ago — hiring is easy, but getting rid of people is tough & hurting, trust me, I learned it from my experience.

    Malaysia, why not? I did  oversea wedding  as well.

    HI Paul,

    thanks. I am evaluating a few companies already. 

  9. Rach L says:

    Thanks Simon-have sent you an email. 🙂

  10. Rach L says:

    Thanks Simon-have sent you an email. 🙂

  11. Iva says:

    hi.. its so nice!
    love the beach photo. hope my session won’t be too cold!

  12. Iva says:

    hi.. its so nice!
    love the beach photo. hope my session won’t be too cold!

  13. Miranda says:

    Hi Simon, I love the 2nd one so mcuh!
    It’s one of my dream photos! However, it seems we will not have enough time to go to the breach on my wedding day…  

  14. Miranda says:

    Hi Simon, I love the 2nd one so mcuh!
    It’s one of my dream photos! However, it seems we will not have enough time to go to the breach on my wedding day…  

  15. Cc says:

    it doesnt look like the pics on beach were taken in hk but indeed they were!!! 🙂
    hmm… and i gotta act quicker!!! haha~

  16. Cc says:

    it doesnt look like the pics on beach were taken in hk but indeed they were!!! 🙂
    hmm… and i gotta act quicker!!! haha~

  17. Cc says:

    and simon… don’t worry… i’m sure your clients will understand… despite your busy work schedule… enjoy the first christmas with shulin!!!

  18. Cc says:

    and simon… don’t worry… i’m sure your clients will understand… despite your busy work schedule… enjoy the first christmas with shulin!!!

  19. Kat & Andy says:

    lovely pics that i couldn’t stop saying ‘OMG’ while enjoying…… maybe because there’s just something that our each encounter with Simon didn’t have— SUNLIGHT!
    and i really love Karen’s jumping photo, nice posture and dynamics– is she a ballad dancer?!
    the scaffold photo is also very interesting… and Karen is such a sweet bride!
    Congrats, Simon! Another stunning collection of photos!!!

  20. Kat & Andy says:

    lovely pics that i couldn’t stop saying ‘OMG’ while enjoying…… maybe because there’s just something that our each encounter with Simon didn’t have— SUNLIGHT!
    and i really love Karen’s jumping photo, nice posture and dynamics– is she a ballad dancer?!
    the scaffold photo is also very interesting… and Karen is such a sweet bride!
    Congrats, Simon! Another stunning collection of photos!!!

  21. Karen & William says:

    Simon, you are SUPER!!
    This is not only a courtesy praise, but really from the bottom of our heart that you are really a wonderful, fantastic and “crazy” photographer.
    Both of us enjoying the shooting day very much (even though we need to wake up early). Still remember our driver wondered why we could be so crazy in the beach, we just say "because we trust him". Simon, it’s your passion that we trust you can capture the joyful moment of us.
    Thank you Simon!! 
    p.s one last comment, you need to sleep well before the photo shooting with Simon, because… Simon is always more energetic than you!!

  22. Karen & William says:

    Simon, you are SUPER!!
    This is not only a courtesy praise, but really from the bottom of our heart that you are really a wonderful, fantastic and “crazy” photographer.
    Both of us enjoying the shooting day very much (even though we need to wake up early). Still remember our driver wondered why we could be so crazy in the beach, we just say "because we trust him". Simon, it’s your passion that we trust you can capture the joyful moment of us.
    Thank you Simon!! 
    p.s one last comment, you need to sleep well before the photo shooting with Simon, because… Simon is always more energetic than you!!

  23. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon
    You are really strong to do all the think by yourself. I think most of the client would understand that you are really busying on retouching the photo for them. That really a great three months for wedding photographer, and I think you must be the most busy one as you photo really attractive and amazing.
    Learning from you , learning from your photo.
    Kam 🙂

  24. kamxchan says:

    Hi Simon
    You are really strong to do all the think by yourself. I think most of the client would understand that you are really busying on retouching the photo for them. That really a great three months for wedding photographer, and I think you must be the most busy one as you photo really attractive and amazing.
    Learning from you , learning from your photo.
    Kam 🙂