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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Dan's Hong Kong marriage proposal

light rail station marriage proposal, kissing

Some time ago, Dan moved back to Hong Kong from the US to spend more time with his family. While in HK he volunteered in community service where he met his girlfriend, Eros. Last month I received an inquiry from Dan to photograph one of the most intimate moments between him and Eros - he was going to propose.

Although I was excited about the assignment right away, I have to admit that the task became more than it seemed, since Dan wanted everything to be a surprise - the proposal, the photos - everything. So we spent several hours walking through location scouting, vantage points, timing, and even strategically placed roses before the big day. I started to appreciate the significance of the moment and the responsibility I had to capture it.

When the time finally came - I was in position, my 2nd shooter was in position, and Dan and Eros sat casually on a bench just as we had choreographed. Dan was cool as a cucumber (did I mention he was a pro poker player?), but I on the other hand, was overwhelmed with anticipation, emotion, and of course pressure to get the shot while staying unseen. It was an incredible moment to be a part of. Here are the photos =)

Lung Mun light rail station

Dan chose to propose at the light rail station platform where they had first kissed...

Hong Kong marriage proposal one knee

Dan takes a knee to propose

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HK marriage proposal red rose
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Hong Kong proposal on steps

She said yes =) a carefully placed red rose (you can see it hiding out in the earlier shots) Looking forward to the wedding =)

Sarah and Stu's first anniversary

marriage anniversary couple at sunset at Victoria Peak Garden

Sarah and Stu married each other in the UK, but last November they celebrated the first year anniversary of their wedding day in their new home - Hong Kong. We decided to have the anniversary portrait session at Victoria Peak Garden, a spot that is slowly becoming one of my favorite shooting spots for its green grass, blue skies and beautiful sunset light.

 
Sarah and Stu backlit Western couple in Hong Kong
Sarah and Stu embracing on a rock in Victoria Peak Garden
 
Wedding couple inside Hong Kong pagoda

The Henna Warriors :: photos from my first exhibit

Model: Joyce Yung Henna Art: Sara Mush Photographer: Kenneth Lim MUA: Karen Chu

78 x 126 cm, Limited Edition of 5, HK$10,000.

Last week was an exciting one for me. Friday was the opening reception for The Henna Warriors, my first exhibit! Whoa!

The exhibition featured four of my photos, the sale proceeds of which will be donated towards the flooding in Pakistan. Please contact MobArt via email or call +852 3488 1106 for details.

The exhibit will stay up at Philia HOME until December 3rd.

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For information on corporate headshot photography or portrait photography, please visit kenneth lim portraits in Hong Kong.

Each of the below: 28 x 18.4 cm, Limited Edition of 10, HK$1,100. Model: Joyce Yung, Henna Art: Sara Mush, MUA: Ka Lam.

Model: Joyce Yung Henna Art: Sara Mush Photographer: Kenneth Lim MUA: Karen Chu
Model: Joyce Yung Henna Art: Sara Mush Photographer: Kenneth Lim MUA: Karen Chu
Model: Joyce Yung Henna Art: Sara Mush Photographer: Kenneth Lim MUA: Karen Chu

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The Henna Warriors Exhibit, presented by MobArt @ Philia HOME
The Henna Warriors Exhibit, presented by MobArt @ Philia HOME
The Henna Warriors Exhibit, presented by MobArt @ Philia HOME
The Henna Warriors Exhibit, presented by MobArt @ Philia HOME
The Henna Warriors Exhibit, presented by MobArt @ Philia HOME

Here are some shots from the MobArt reception at Philia HOME in Central, Hong Kong (thank you Kristin W for these wonderful photos). A big thank you to everyone that came by, really really appreciate the support! Our amazing team!

The Henna Warriors Exhibition :: MobArt @ Philia HOME, Hong Kong

The Henna Warriors, presented by MobArt

This Friday night 6.30 - 8.30pm (22nd Oct 2010) will be the opening reception of The Henna Warriors, presented by MobArt @ Philia HOME, G/F, 5 U Lam Terrace, Central, Hong Kong.

The exhibition showcases the beautiful Henna Art of Sara Mush with proceeds from the sales of artworks to be donated towards the aid of the worst humanitarian crisis in Sara’s home country, the flooding in Pakistan.

I was humbled to have been asked to photograph one of the four models being showcased. This is the first time my work will be featured in an exhibition, please feel free to drop by and say hi!

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