My heart has a soft spot for New York City - its rustic and modern, its gritty yet romantic. Its where I grew up and where I met my wife. Needless to say, I love photographing here, and one of my favorite NYC gigs was photographing the wedding of two native NYers - Rina and Elliot. Venues included prep at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, first look at Central Park and more portraits at Grand Central Terminal. Ceremony on the rooftop of Gary’s Loft. Makeup by the talented Jina of JAC Beauty.
A simple sunny pre-wedding with Jing and Patrick around Central and Soho =)
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 =)
A few years ago, I met Stephanie in Hong Kong while photographing an event in Central. Like me, her and her husband Tom's move to Hong Kong from the US marked a chapter in their developing careers. Earlier this year, Stephanie was 7-months pregnant and had asked me to help photograph a maternity portrait session in her home. We took our time to plan our shots which would eventually be slightly fine-art in nature and a little less photojournalistic than my other portraiture.
Last April, in the early hours of Sunday morning, Stephanie gave birth to beautiful baby Gabriel. Here are some of the pregnancy and newborn baby shots (taken at 8 weeks).