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Family Portraits: A Malaysian-African Cutie Pie

Posted by | Family + Children Portraits, Portraits, Studio
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The shoot idea started out as a gift from Hui Teen, her husband (Njau) and brother (Jun Yong) to her parents so that they would have more recent formal family pictures. The last shoot they did as a family was almost 10 years ago! As the idea became more concrete they thought that it would be a good idea to do it on or close to Hui Teen’s son’s first birthday as it would be a lovely memory for all of them and they would actually have something to commemorate her son’s first birthday. And as it happens, the date they did the shoot was his first birthday.

As a photographer, I encounter many scenarios like these… I suppose the idea of bringing your family to a photography studio 10-20 years ago was really a luxury. In the past 10 years, the idea of photographing your family constantly and regularly became more of a norm, especially since the price of cameras have become more affordable and phone camera specs have improved by leaps and bounds! Personally, I think family photography should not be seen as a luxury that only a select few can afford. I believe every family should look at their family photos as an investment… an heirloom that they can give to their future generation. It’s a record of life!

 

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Maternity Portraits: Marieke

Posted by | Maternity, Portraits, Studio

One of the biggest gripes most pregnant women have is that they feel bloated, almost elephant-like in nature approaching their 3rd trimester. Feet sometimes start to swell, spots appear, or the linea nigra line appears right across the belly, together with a protruding belly button. With Marieke, she didn’t appear to have any of these problems! She just looks so gorgeous with a baby belly! Taken in our studio by Jamie, these images remind us that every pregnant woman is indeed beautiful, because she carries a precious life inside of her. Praying for a safe delivery and we look forward to seeing the little one in the future.

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Family Portraits: En Ruey & Jas Min

Posted by | Family + Children Portraits, Portraits, Studio

20161128-FAMILYPORTRAITS_ENRUEY_JASMIN-115I love my job because I get to see families growing. I got to know En Ruey and Jas Min in 2013 when we photographed their pre-wedding photos and then subsequently, their wedding. And now, with their little baby who just turned 1! In a way, we get to do life together. Our photos end up as their family legacy, which makes me feel really proud and happy. And of course, emails like these gives us the encouragement to keep on going strong!

“We were totally blown away by the photos from our session on Monday! We are amazed at all the beautiful shots you managed to get despite our son not being the most smiley of moods that day! How in the world did you manage to capture all that?! We were quite disheartened after the shoot that day being absolutely convinced the photos might not come out as nice thanks to Mr. Grumpy but you have once again showed that our worries were for naught. =) Just like our pre-wedding and wedding and family shoot, the photos you take are amazing.

And btw, I showed some sneaks of the baby wearing pictures to some of my baby wearing friends and they all LOVED pictures. You totally made me look like a professional baby wearing model. =D They all want pictures like that for themselves now, so you may or may not be getting some requests for baby wearing shots in the future. ;)

Please never stop doing what you do as the world will be a much sadder place without all your amazing smile inducing pictures. =)

Thank you so very much.

Regards,
Jas Min & En Ruey 

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Gifts for Christmas

Posted by | Family + Children Portraits, Maternity, Musings, Other Portraits, Parties & Events, Portraits, Studio, Tips + Ideas

GiftmemoriesIf any of you are looking for a unique gift for a friend or family this Christmas, why not purchase a photography gift pack from us? It works just like a voucher purchase; you buy the gift, write a personalised message, we post the gift pack out, and your friend can claim the shoot within a year of receiving the gift!

We have 3 different packages for you to choose from – priced at RM350, RM600 and RM800. Find out more about the details of each package and purchase a gift pack online through our store.

Also, if you are buying this gift for a family with babies under the age of 1, there is the limited edition First Year Baby Milestones book that comes free with package 1 and 2. To get the free book, you need to purchase these gift packs from 3 participating stores – Kiddie Casetta in Atria, The Baby Outlet, Tropicana City Mall and Babydash online store.

Now, this is a gift that will definitely be remembered through the years. STORIES_PHOTOSHOOT_PACKAGES-010 STORIES_PHOTOSHOOT_PACKAGES-011 STORIES_PHOTOSHOOT_PACKAGES-015 STORIES_PHOTOSHOOT_PACKAGES-018

Two cute girls belonging to Brian & Catheryn

Posted by | Family + Children Portraits, Portraits, Studio

Ten years of marriage is definitely a milestone worth celebrating! Since marriage is so much hard work, it’s always good to reflect on life and pat yourself on the back for making it thus far. Brian and Catheryn chose to celebrate their 10 years together with their very first family photo session at our studio with their 2 adorable girls, Isabelle and Gabrielle.

Both girls warmed up to me really quickly and I felt as if I had known them for years, when in fact, it was only 5 minutes! Being thoroughly adorable, it made me want to run home and cuddle my own 3 year old! 20160924_FAMILYPORTRAITS_BRIAN_CATHERYN-005 20160924_FAMILYPORTRAITS_BRIAN_CATHERYN-016 20160924_FAMILYPORTRAITS_BRIAN_CATHERYN-022 Read More