the twohill family.
- a snap with friends & family who served with love at the shoot -
mabel & nicholas are now husband and wife already!! haha (we’ll get to their wedding soon…). i’m always very touched by the help so self-sacrificingly offered by family and friends when a couple gets married and having been through the process myself, the help given is received with such gratefulness and cherished and i know it means a lot to the couple too.
i try to snap such pictures, i snap like how i would like to remember it if it were my shoot or my wedding and when the shoot’s a wrap, getting a shot of all the people at the shoot’s always a bonus. but sometimes i admit it slips my mind, there’s so many things going on during a shoot that my brain’s racing with thoughts.
and with this year ending, the photographs i snapped with my film cameras throughout the year really help to document and trigger memories of special times with the people i love. i couldn’t be more grateful and thankful :) and in this true essence and in this moment, i really love photography…i truly do.
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.
2014 is just around the corner and i must find the time to do my reflections before the new year comes. it’s something i terribly enjoy and feel it to be extremely therapeutic for my soul. sometimes it frustrates me when the world around gets too noisy and i cannot hear myself, my inner voice, i just feel like i need to hide and retreat to tune back in and only then am i ready to interact with the world again. yup, i’m “interesting” like that haha.
i feel very blessed to get paid for my time for photography and yet, i find myself yearning to just shoot for nothing but my own satisfaction. just owe me a favour, just send me something nice - a beautiful bunch of flowers, a voucher to a stay-cation with my hubby, a ticket to an adventure, a new thriller book, just a favour would be good. strange isn’t it? i don’t know…i’m still figuring it out. but i’ll get there eventually, i’m the kind of person who will dissect and construct a solution to my problems then test it and reconstruct again and i will find my way there and you’ll hear from me again on this matter but in the mean time, enjoy my photos on boats - i love sail boats!!
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 :)
i visited Jo to first chat about the pre-wedding floral bouquet and headpiece!!
more on the shoot on another post but in the mean time…check them out!!