Turning 30: Joanne

How strange it is that the older we grow, we realize we’ve never truly left our youth? When my dad was in his 70s, he kept telling us stories of when he was in Kirby College, how he almost got frostbite during a particularly cold winter. Last year, I also celebrated my brother’s 50th birthday…and during that celebration, we partied like he was 20. I am also reminded of my 50+ year old aunt turning 60, but still doing bunny ears in photos.

I sometimes wonder if each of us really does have an inner child within us, even though our exterior doesn’t say so.

Joanne recently hit a huge milestone in her life. She turned 30. An age where you begin to feel that you have this idea of identity all figured out in your life. The 20s is an age where you discover the world is your oyster… you can do almost anything you want in life. Almost. (If only money was not a problem!)

But in your 30s… you feel more secure, confident, and wiser. I like how Joanne puts it…

“I wanted to do this photo shoot cause I’d like to have something physical to look back on, as the years pass me by. At 30, i feel wiser than i was at 20. At the same time, i know I’ve still got some way to go, and life has lots more to teach me. What’s in the year/years ahead?”

Joanne, I hope the years ahead will bring you to more places than you’ve ever dreamed was possible. I hope you also never lose your inner child. One that has innocence and wonder at the world around us. May God bless your journey.

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Christmas Special: Creating Memories


Our Lifestyle Portraits promo is now back, but this time, it’s even better than ever!

Book a portrait shoot for yourself and a friend (or get 2 shoots for yourself… the more the merrier!) during the month of December 2013 and you’ll get a special rate of RM500 for an outdoor lifestyle portrait shoot or RM380 for a studio shoot (per shoot). Then block a shoot date between the months of January till March 2014. Here are the details:

Lifestyle Portraits: Outdoor
1 hour photo shoot by one of the Stories photographers
1 location within Klang Valley
Limited to 8 people
35 images (printable up to 8R size)
12″ x 8″ matte photo print
RM600 for one shoot or RM1,000 for two shoots

Lifestyle Portraits: Studio
1 hour photo shoot by one of the Stories photographers
Limited to 6 people
25 images (printable up to 8R size)
12″ x 8″ matte photo print
RM480 for one shoot or RM760 for two shoots

Terms and Conditions:

Shoot dates subject to availability between the months of January – March 2014 only. Book early to avoid disappointment.
An extra fee of RM100 is chargeable for weekend and public holiday shoots.
Each additional person is charged a rate of RM30 (not valid for studio shoots).
Add RM150 to select Grace as the photographer.
Additional hours of coverage at RM400 per hour.
Do note that our studio is on the first floor of SStwo Mall and is accessible by stairs only.
Lifestyle portraits consist of maternity, family, newborn, individual and casual couple portraits.

Email us at hello[at]stories.my to make a booking.

Kids Fashion Photography – Goodies Garment

Recently, we got commissioned for a different type of photo shoot – a lifestyle shoot for a new kid’s fashion brand, called Goodies Garment. Their website and business is still in the process of being finalized, but I would like to share some of our personal favourites from this shoot. On the day of the shoot, it was drizzling, but despite the weather, the kids followed instructions really well, and I am really pleased with the results. What do you think?

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Lifestyle Portraits Promo April-May 2012

It’s official! We’ve moved into our new studio at SStwo Mall, Petaling Jaya! Even though it’ll take a while to completely beautify it, we’re already pleased about how things look (complete with a spiral staircase as well!). Since we’re in this loving, sharing mood, we’re announcing a special promotional rate for all our lifestyle portraits packages for April and May 2012. Read on to find out more!

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