One of the many perks of being a wedding and family photographer is that you get to meet people from all over the world, at all stages of life! Yoko and her husband Kodai are from Japan and they were game for an outdoor maternity shoot. So we decided to show off the lungs of our city by taking them to…. you guessed it! The Botanical Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, a favourite photo shoot location of ours (and many other photographers too).
We come here quite often so it is always a fun challenge to make each shoot a little different from the previous visit. While there are some iconic spaces here, it’s also important that our clients receive something unique to treasure for years to come. One of the beautiful things about the Japanese culture are their Zen gardens. The landscaping here is quite different of course, but we managed to find a few little corners that paid homage to their culture – at least that’s what we imagined!
It’s always a joy to photograph multi-generational families, even more when they’re up for taking it outdoors! The Chen family led by Mi Ghent, together with siblings and spouses, nephew, grandpa… and us, spent a sunny morning at Lake Gardens before everything was closed. We usually have to wake up rather early to catch good morning light before the day starts getting too hot and bright. That day was no exception, and judging from the photos – it was totally worth it! Even grandpa had the biggest smile on his face at the end of the shoot!
Mike, Mi Ghent’s brother, left us a lovely note after the shoot too:
“My sister has been using Stories service for some time now and it’s a testament to how good and professional Stories are. Grace makes the photography session a breeze and makes us comfortable and most important look good on photos.”
More photos below!
Jonathan and Lay Choo celebrated their son’s first birthday with a cake smash photo shoot at our studio – complete with tub time after the mess! Grandpa and grandma came too.
They took advantage of our Behind-The-Scenes video promo at the time, and this was the result. We hope these little captured moments will give Aidan and his family lots to look back on one day in future. Scroll to the end to watch the video!
I’ve never really considered myself to be a very maternal person. In fact, there was a time in my youth where I wasn’t even sure if I wanted kids.
What changed? It could merely be the passage of time and the perspective gained along with it, or finding the right partner to parent with. Whichever it was, since making that decision to have children, it’s been such a journey of self discovery for me and my husband and I’ve realised that this is such a precious time that only happens once in our lives.
Below are the moments in the journey towards parenthood that I now look back on and savour. If I could go back in time, I would have done more to document this experience – especially taking many more photographs!