the twohill family.
recently i blogged about how the more i shoot, the simpler i want it to be. i guess it’s just my style refining through the years. and while i can appreciate other photographers whose pictures are riddled with elements and complexities - like annie leibovitz (incredible work!) when it comes to me pushing the shutter, i just want a plain background, natural light and just me and the person i’m photographing.
i connected with belinda through email via my “model casting” and although she never done a photoshoot before, we were gonna just fly. i tried my best with make up haha but i really really dig the natural look so i guess the make up worked in my own favour :P and I just shot at the void deck against the walls, natural light and purely on film.
the results from the film really excited me, these are straight out from the camera, no touch ups from photo editing softwares or effects. and that i am glad :) i guess that’s the ultimate way i would want to shoot, an organic product that’s natural and soft.
i’ve found my blogging engine back. and i think it has got to do with a kind of freedom of saying “it’s ok, my blog’s no longer just a marketing tool for my photography business, I don’t have to care if what I blog doesn’t translate to a shoot anymore, I just want to share stories and thoughts through pictures and writing.” somehow blogging is truly a joy of mine when it comes with no pretense, no extrinsic motivation and only honest words - the marrying of photos and words hit the spot for me like an awesome cup of coffee on a cool quiet morning.
I’ve known Jo since our fashion blogging days and when we got in touch to work on the wedding floral bouquets, i said “yes”…quickly…confident of Jo’s taste (she had wonderful fashion tastes and style). But when I went home to check out their website I was ecstatic, i mean their flowers were an absolute dream!! the way the flowers were put together were just so artistic and beautiful…i kept and dried all the flowers :)