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janis.david wedding in macau
January 19, 2012
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How does Simon cheer the bride up during Prewedding session, our beautiful Bride Chloe gave a hint to us in her guest post … … chloe.felix
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Time flies, it’s already end of jan.

virginia and daniel, one of my fav wedding last season.  Again, I shot alone on the day without 2nd photographer, which gave me more freedom of the day. Having said that, don’t get me wrong, even though I love working alone, every wedding is unique and some weddings definitely require 2nd photographer for handling all the formal shots requests.

ceremony and reception: repulse bay
make up artist:  Zi Wan of violet
video: ken of simon.the.photo

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My fav shot of the day. It’s a first dance photo, I always tell my clients that dance photos are the most difficult shots to take on a wedding day. Lighting is always very dim if not completely darkness, even there are spot lights at the venue, they are usually unpredictable in terms of ligh intensity, color, or how the hotel staff operates them.  What makes it even more difficult is that you can never stage or setup dancing shots (that means you can’t ask the couple to hold or do it again, anyway, I hate taking staged shots).

I like this shot, it has very good timing, composition, and lighting. There ‘re three layers ….. the bride and groom, the parents,and the DJ in the background. Virginia and Daniel ‘re positioned one third of the photos that showed their importance. And the three layers also allow you to flow the focus from the couple to their parents and then to the DJ. While virginia closed her eyes and enjoyed the moment with daniel, the way that the parents looked at them gives a sense of connection between them. At the same time, the DJ behind worked very hard and it helps completing the whole story of this photo.

I had taken three photos of this particular shots and this one stands out with the best capture of the moment.

In terms of lighting, three off camera flashes were used, their locations, power, color were all planned carefully beforehand. The one thing I don’t like is the light on parents is too strong, though it can be fixed easily in post possessing.

isn’t it good to has a beautiful roof top in the morning to take a shot of the wedding gown.
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nice shoes !!!
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discussing the game session at the roof top
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are you ready?
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going to the roof for the game session
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tea ceremony
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ceremony at the repulse bay, lots of details
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very beautiful veil, but didn’t know why it was not used in the ceremony at the end
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going to the ceremony
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the lighting of the ceremony was very challenging. the ceremony was supposed to be started at 5:00, but  somehow it was delayed to 5:45 pm. light was dim and the whole venue was under the shadow of the hotel, which gave you  a very blue tone. What made it more challenging, the yellow venue flood lights were on and it gave us a mixed light to work with (blue available light with yellow tungsten flood light)
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the reception
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waiting for the start of the dinner
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we had a ” Chinese face changing” performance to kick start the dinner
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father ‘s speech
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maid of honor ‘s speech
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best man ‘s speech
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another fav dance photo of the day
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and the party never ends !!!
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thank you so much !!!!!
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congratulations !!!!!
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