Category Archives: Personal

Jay Roxas [Portrait]

Following on from my previous post, I decided to do another portrait post.  Jay Roxas is a professional mixed media designer, a very talented dj and a photographer in the making.  Check out his awesome website here.

with much luv.

 

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Love <3 [Portrait]

Hello!  How has everyone been?
Time flies and I can’t believe that we’re almost halfway through 2012.  Ok, maybe not quite halfway yet.. but we’re definitely more than a quarter way through.

It’s been a very long while since my last post and I do sincerely apologise for that.  Lots have happened (both personally and professionally) – work has been hectic and crazy as usual and it’s been rather difficult to find a little bit of “me time” let alone update this blog (alright, no excuses).  I hope that you do forgive me for the lack of updates though.

However, I’ve decided to do a late night personal portrait post – Thanks to a friend who reminded me today of why I first started this blog and my passion for photography.  Thank you CC.

Special mention: The last photograph is in dedication and loving memory of my beloved grandfather who was called home to the Lord in December 2011.  It was also one of the last photographs that I took of him at his 90th birthday dinner.  He was an inspirational man, a teacher and a great role model.  But above all, he was a dedicated father and a loving grandfather.

People say that “a picture is worth a thousand words”… well, the way I look at it is that “some pictures hold a thousand memories” and it is simply priceless.

People never know what they’re missing until it’s gone.  It’s true.  We take things for granted and never ever tell those who are close to us, how much they mean to us and how much we appreciate them until they’re gone.  We never take the chance to just slow down, spend a minute and say ‘Hello, how are you?’.  We’re often too busy working or doing something “more important” that we don’t make time for the really important things in life, for those that matter.  We often forget to take a step back and just be still and be thankful.

Don’t let this be you and don’t live a life of regrets.  Tell someone today that you’re thankful for them and/or that you love them.

Treasure each day, appreciate your family and be thankful for your friends.  Don’t let it slip pass you because you’re “too busy”.  Each day is a gift from God and be thankful to Him for all that you have.

with much luv.

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Back to basics – Project 101

It’s been 1 year since year since I set up this website and looking back at the past 12 months, I don’t think I’ve posted much (if any at all).

Having a full time job and still trying to keep an active, up-to-date blog is hard work! It requires a lot of determination, motivation, discipline and time to say the least. It’s especially tough when you’ve gotta work 10-12 hour days at times. That is why I have full appreciation and admiration for bloggers who are able to do exactly just that.

When I first started my blog, I told myself that I would give it 2 years for me to develop my portfolio as a professional photographer. Whilst I have been taking photos for many years now, to be a professional is a whole new ball game of it’s own. You simply cannot rock up to an event (a wedding especially) without the necessary training, equipment and skills to do the job right.

There is a big difference between being able to hold a pro-looking camera and go snappy happy versus being there at the right place and at the right time to capture the moment in style! It is definitely not about taking a million photos and spending hours on post-editing. It is about planning, anticipating, framing your picture and getting it right the first time round. Of course, this comes with years of practice and experience!

Well, I’m halfway there and I am most definitely not going to give up on my dream of becoming a professional wedding & food photographer. There is still a lot more for me to learn but I believe that “if you’re serious, you’ll get there”.

For all you aspiring photographers out there (or whatever your dream may be) – keep working at it, keep learning, be patient, be creative, establish your own style and most importantly – you’ve got to love what you’re doing! Your photos will speak for themselves 🙂

Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to B&W for giving me the opportunity to be their official photographer for their wedding reception recently (photos to follow soon). Thank you for trusting me with your big day! Wishing you both a lifetime of love, joy and happiness together as you embark on your new journey together as Mr & Mrs Chan 🙂 xoxo