pretty in pink | shanghai kids photographer

the older one said pink was her favorite color. so you can imagine how excited she was to see so many pink balloons!

i had a wonderful time photographing these two sweet sisters.  being a mom of young girls, it felt a lot like playing with my own kids. we had fun in our balloon jungle and dancing to their favorite tunes.

E – it was so nice to finally meet your family!  i had a great time running around with the girls — i was literally sore the next day.  haha.

six

a little over a month ago, my oldest turned six. of course, we did a few mini shoots in honor of the occasion. with life being more busy these days, my shoots are not always so well prepared or planned. this one was spur of the moment on the way home from school, when my previous slightly-more-thought-out-concept didn’t pan out for some reason already forgotten. that’s ok.

i think she has picked up some cheesy/cool poses at school, but i still manage to get some real smiles and moments out of her. a little more grown-up, a little more sure of herself, still sweet, still appreciates a bit of silliness and fun.

Popo - oh! she is so sweet & growing up fast !!! Love her !

lily - i can’t believe she’s six already!! happy bday H!

Joma - These are so great Anita! I miss her so much!

beginnings | shanghai maternity photographer

in honor of mother’s day, i thought it’d be appropriate to post this recent maternity session and the beginnings of motherhood.

i was introduced to this gorgeous mom-to-be through a couple mutual friends earlier last year.  at the time, O was looking for a photographer for her wedding reception in Shanghai. unfortunately, i wasn’t available, but in our conversations, she hoped we would have another chance to work together.

well, that opportunity came sooner than i expected, as O became pregnant very soon after getting married. so i happily had the privilege to photograph this lovely couple as they prepare to go from newlyweds to new parents!

O&H, i had a great time during our session. thanks for being willing and open to try anything. looking forward to meeting SJ at our newborn session!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there – new and seasoned.  And to Popo, Waipo, and A-ma — thank you for being such wonderful mothers and grandmothers to us.

Sharon - OMG – how did you meet O&H?! I was just browsing your blog and saw their photos – crazy! Miss you guys – come back to HK for a visit please. 🙂

dragon baby | shanghai newborn photographer

i had the privilege of having back-to-back newborn sessions this past weekend, and am loving getting my fill of these newbies. this handsome boy just turned one month old on the day of our session. i usually recommend photographing newborns within the first two weeks after birth, but mom did not hear about me until he was almost a month old.  so we decided to give it a try anyways, and he did wonderfully.  staying asleep through different poses, and even breaking into a couple smiles.
being born the year of the dragon, his nickname is 龙龙.

it was so nice to meet you and your family, 龙龙.  congratulations on your one month milestone!

hayden | shanghai newborn photographer

this lovely girl arrived smoothly and swiftly into the world. at just five days old during our session this past weekend, she was equally easy and a natural model. enjoyed trying different setups with her and incorporating many small meaningful items into the shots.

l+b, congratulations again on your beautiful girl.  here is just a small sneak peek for now.