Just a few weeks before Chinese New Year, I got a call from Ivan, who is a good friend of my regular photography client. Prior to our first meet up, Ivan shared what he feels the ideal and best photography venue, clothing, style and etc for that day. He is a very detail and surely knows what he wants. In my heart, I know I am the right photographer for his family portrait, and the best way to explain is sometimes is to show some of my previous work that I have done. I also took the opportunity to explain and how to get the best family portrait on that day; which actually is the emotion, facial expression and bonding in the family. One day, sometimes in the future, when we look back at these photos, it will bring back a gentle and heart warming feeling to ourselves. And this special feeling will naturally glow on our faces.
Ivan even took a step further from others; he actually went to the venue that we talked about to check out the environment. This is actually very good, it helps everyone in the family to visualize how the photo shooting session going to be on that day. And on photo shooting day, we took almost 200 images, and below are some of my most favorite images.