by anticipation or by luck? wedding of winnie and marcus

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there is a story behind the following two photos that I ‘d like to share – a story about my photography approach.

It was the wedding of winnie and marcus, around 6:00pm, everyone was taking a rest to prepare for the cocktail. Not many guest at the cocktail area, so I took the time to take some shots of the decoration. After taking a few shots of the (blank) backdrop, I ‘d like to add some elements to it to make it more “alive”. So I set up the camera on tripod and WAIT for something to happen in front of the backdrop. In fact, I was anticipating children running around (it is not uncommon, is it?). After 1-2 min, a waiter walked across and I got the 1st shot below. I love it, better than a blank backdrop and it looked more interesting. After a few min., nothing interesting happened, my assistant Canly asked me “ What are you waiting for?” , “ waiting for something unexpected” I answered. the very second I said this, to my surprise, winnie finished changing wedding dress and walked across the backdrop — Wow, that ‘s how I managed to get second shot below.

So, do you think it is by anticipation or by luck to get this photo ??

venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong
video: ken of simon.the.photo

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happy bridesmaids
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marcus !!!
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awesome team !!!
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winnie and parents waiting inside for marcus
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the tea ceremony
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getting ready:  another fav shot of the day
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ceremony at Grand Hyatt Hotel.
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marcus, you may kiss the bride now
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another nice backdrop
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a bird eye ‘s view
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watching the same day video edit (prepared by ken)
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first dance
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what a beautiful dance !!!
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let’s dance !!!
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19 Comments

  1. Charis says:

    Hi Simon,

    i truly believe that it is instead by your passion to photography that you could always take so many awesome photos like those above! 🙂

    BTW, i LOVE the “getting ready” photo so much!!!!!

    “add oil add oil…”

    • Hi charis,

      it is the support from all the fans like you that help me keeping my passion. Wedding photography is about people, people and people, I really love the interaction with lovely clients like you.

      simon

  2. Charis says:

    Hi Simon,

    i truly believe that it is instead by your passion to photography that you could always take so many awesome photos like those above! 🙂

    BTW, i LOVE the “getting ready” photo so much!!!!!

    “add oil add oil…”

    • simon says:

      Hi charis,

      it is the support from all the fans like you that help me keeping my passion. Wedding photography is about people, people and people, I really love the interaction with lovely clients like you.

      simon

  3. No, not luck… nope… not anticipation either… PURE PHOTOGRAPHIC GENIUS!

  4. No, not luck… nope… not anticipation either… PURE PHOTOGRAPHIC GENIUS!

  5. Cc says:

    i admire your “heart”… creativity and patience when u r taking pictures… every time u try something new and the results always blow us away!!! please keep the fire going!!!

    btw, the getting ready shot is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  6. Cc says:

    i admire your “heart”… creativity and patience when u r taking pictures… every time u try something new and the results always blow us away!!! please keep the fire going!!!

    btw, the getting ready shot is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  7. Kat Tong says:

    a tutor of my photography class said, “a photographer is very patient, after making the right settings of a camera, he then waits for something to happen.”

    i think you proved this to be true… and of course, well-worth waiting!

  8. Kat Tong says:

    a tutor of my photography class said, “a photographer is very patient, after making the right settings of a camera, he then waits for something to happen.”

    i think you proved this to be true… and of course, well-worth waiting!

  9. Joanna says:

    I am from Shanghai and planning to get married very soon. By chance visiting your blog which is terrific, and a totally different from the photographing in Shanghai. Wonder you know some good photographer in Shanghai? I have checked the rate card but it seems beyond our budget to have your personal visit to Shanghai for the photographing.

  10. Paulmarks80 says:

    Yes I can help!

  11. Paulmarks80 says:

    Yes I can help!