Every so often, I get to bend babies and hope they don’t cry long enough for me to take a photograph. The joys of baby photography. It’s actually pretty fun. Turns out I like kids and they like me too. My secret is if you promise them chocolates, they’ll smile for you. Works every time, but you have to negotiate beforehand or else they’ll just flash one smile and be done with it. The nice part is I get to return them to their parents at the end of the session.... Read The Rest →
Christmas is always a great time to get the family together for portraits, but it doesn’t mean you have to go into a studio and sit with perfect posture in your holiday sweaters (unless that’s your thing). I went out with Jamie, Sinclair and Audrey to a nearby park and captured some quality family time. I remember photographing Audrey a few months after she was born and now she’s already running around. It’s amazing how fast babies grow up.
This was a first for me. I met with Quynh, her husband Hiep and their beautiful baby Ella at the Bronx Botanical Garden in New York for a family shoot. With babies, the best you can do ahead of a shoot is to make sure they are well-rested, well-fed and well-pooped. And then you hope that they still don’t need more sleep, another bottle, or a diaper change. About 10 minutes into the shoot, Ella decided she wanted more milk and then about an hour into the shoot, she was... Read The Rest →
The family this time is my own. My little brother and all my cousins. I’ve been taking photos of them since they were babies and it’s incredible how fast they’ve all grown. Kenny’s already grown a mustache at 13. It must be because I’m photographer because these kids are pretty comfortable in front of a camera. On the last day of their Thanksgiving break, I took them to the park and brought along my camera with me to capture them at play.
This is the 2nd half of my shoot with Jamie, Sinclair and Audrey-Mei. I chose to focus on Audrey and getting in a lot of details and close-ups in the first session, so I wanted to capture the whole family this time. We went for a stroll through Golden Gate Park and and took advantage of the falling leaves and the colors of autumn, which are just splendid. It’s this time of year that SF weather gets a bit of a break before the winter comes and laughs at me... Read The Rest →
It’s time for the holidays and that means family photos. It’s 2011. Sears is long bankrupt, but even if it weren’t, you shouldn’t be taking your family there to get your annual portraits taken anyway. I joined the Hendricksons at their lovely home in Alhambra to take photos of the family, and even more importantly, photos of their super cute and well-behaved daughters. That morning, I asked Siri if I needed an umbrella for the day’s photoshoot and she unfortunately replied with an remorseful yes. It sounded remorseful to me.... Read The Rest →
I am very excited to share photographs from my first baby shoot. It felt like just last week when I shot Jamie and Sinclair’s engagement photos a few years back and now I am photographing the newest addition to their family, little Audrey-Mei. I never really saw myself as a baby person since generally they just eat, cry, sleep and poop. All the time. But with Audrey-Mei, she was such a well-behaved subject that I couldn’t stop shooting. Jamie and Sinclair looked so happy playing and holding her, which made... Read The Rest →