Rachel and Neal's Post-Wedding Session in Hong Kong

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Rachel and Neal got married in New York over a year ago, but the wedding day photos didn't turn out as best as they could have. No do overs right? Post-wedding session to the rescue! This time around there was no wedding day rundown to adhere to, no wedding dress dragging on the floor, no veils blowing away in the wind - just a relaxed walk around Hong Kong.

I'm so happy that we were able to take these photos. Wedding day or not, I think they'll look back on these photos someday without even thinking about the date it was taken - just that they were together and in love. Then my job would've been complete =)

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Ming and Nick's Engagement Session in New York City

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Earlier this summer, before Queenstown I was back in New York to see family and friends, and to shoot a few assignments. Homecoming is always a highlight of my year, and when I can combine that with a few NY wedding photography gigs - I'm pretty happy.

In July, I photographed Ming and Nick, who I first met when we were all young analysts in training nearly nine years ago. Ming and I grew up in Queens, and Nick from Australia. They had been dating throughout our years at the same firm, so I was so happy to hear the news of their engagement a few months ago.

For their engagement photos we woke up early to visit the Meatpacking District, the High Line and the Brooklyn Bridge. New York based wedding photographers probably shoot there all the time, but since I only get to shoot in NYC a few times a year - I was loving it. And despite the summer heat, I think they were too.

Really happy for you guys - can't wait for the wedding!

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Serena and Jonathan's Engagement Session in Central, Hong Kong

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Serena and Jonathan first met in the UK but now live in Singapore. They met each other working together (another work couple!) at Industrial Light & Magic. I'm not much of a Star Wars fan but I do consider myself a bit of a movie buff and in my mind I can't think of many other cooler jobs than making movies at ILM. During one of their recent visits to Hong Kong we shot engagement photos around Central and I had to restrain myself from asking all sorts of gushy questions about their work. Fortunately they had no problems focusing on each other and ignoring me and my camera. In fact, for every location we stopped at it wouldn't be more than a minute before they were making each other laugh. I couldn't help but to think that this is how all engagement sessions should be - casual, simple and fun. Its a beautiful thing to see a couple that were naturally made for each other and a privilege to be able to photograph - very much looking forward to their Hong Kong wedding later this year!

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