This gorgeous looking family is easy to photograph! Though we photographed them some months ago, we think that this set is worthy to be shared. Mats, Chris and their daughter Emma live in Sweden. We clicked so well during this session and had a ball of a time. Interestingly, most of the families that come to us for a photo session have children below the age of 10, or above 20. It’s a really rare occasion where we get to photograph teenagers. I wonder why not many parents opt for a session with their teenagers – granted, they are no longer the cute 5 year old, but this age group is really fun too. Please make time to hug your children even if they think it might look ‘uncool’ to do so. Get them excited about doing a photo session together. If you make it a family culture, they will gladly welcome it and enjoy the time together!
I first heard about Janet through her mother, Joyce, at a BNI meeting I was attending. Joyce showed one of Janet’s paintings, which was translated into a beautiful top of the same design. As I got to know Joyce, I also got to know Janet. Janet went through many challenges as she was growing up… she had uncontrollable seizures due to epilepsy and was diagnosed as intellectually and developmentally delayed.
Despite her challenges, she displayed determination to succeed in life. In 2011, she started her own business selling artwork, home baked cookies and fashion wear using her paintings as her main design. After years of hard work, Janet also graduated with a Diploma in Small Business Management in 2017.
She dreams of being financially independent by growing this business and to be recognized and accepted as one of us.
Janet’s achievement in life has really inspired me! It goes to show that all things are possible if you truly put your heart to it. (backed by an amazingly supportive and entrepreneurial mother!).
If you would like to support Janet in what she does, please visit her website to view the products she has for sale. All the best to you in your journey, Janet!
Kirthi wrote to us saying that she was planning to come back to Malaysia from Australia to surprise her grandmother for her 90th birthday. As a family of 4, she said that they never had a family portrait, though they had wanted to do one for years. So this year, she decided that she would make it happen as a wonderful birthday present for her grandmother. When Kirthi shared her desire, it made our hearts swell with love and excitement. We absolutely treasure family photos and we’re so glad that Kirthi does too! These are precious family photos that will remind the next generation of this lovely grandmother and her beautiful smile.
They share a love for luxury sports cars, and how apt it was that the Sepang International Circuit was the background for their first meet up. Both Greg and Eunice are from Singapore, and when we met Eunice at an ibu event, she told us that she wanted portraits reflecting their life here in Malaysia. For expats living in Malaysia, I think it is a great idea to do a photo session at the country you are based at for a particular season of your life. Here are some of our favourite photos from Jennifer’s session with them.
Did you know that 1 out of 68 children are affected with autism? Autistic children face various challenges in life. We partnered with The Hope Project, the non-profit arm of Early Autism Project Malaysia to create a video about autism awareness.
So what is autism?
Autism is a lifelong development difficulty that affects how an individual relates, communicates and interacts with other people as well as how they perceive the world around them. In essence, they face deficits in social communication/ interaction and have restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour or interests. It is a spectrum disorder in which their symptoms and severity vary widely across the core characteristic symptoms. This means, while all individuals with autism share certain similar difficulties, these symptoms affect their lives differently. (extracted from EAP’s website)
If you would like to find out more about diagnosing your child, you can find out more information here.
Watch our previous video on how to create a successful environment for a photo session with an autistic child.
Photography & Videography team: Chi Yin & Grace assisted by Abigail