Posts tagged Australia
Family Portrait: The Kongs

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
Ernest Hemingway

Australia, Thailand, Singapore and various parts of Malaysia - the inquisitive and smiley little J is one of the most well travelled almost-two-year-olds I know. It was serendipitous when Lareina contacted me to have their family portraits taken. It turned out that their Melbourne trip coincided with mine! 

Melbourne was heading into Summer, but unlike Perth (where it can get sweltering hot), the morning at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, gave the most ideal temperature for a family session.

It was such a joy to see little J humming, running, reading, chasing bubbles and getting chummy with the ducks in the park - all these without even breaking a sweat.

Family Portrait: The Francis

Family is a little world, created by love.

Loud infectious laughter and a huge heart for God - Winnie and I were part of the same all-girls life group, while I was in Perth. We also served in the Children's Church (Inside Out) for a number of years.

She now has an energizer-bunny little boy who makes cute grunts, indicating 'yes' and who stole my heart this visit back to Perth. It was so amazing that even after a decade, our conversation was easy as we picked up where we left off.

In true Winnie fashion (super sweet), she emailed me this after I shared her gallery with her:

Thank you so much for the photos , they are absolutely beautiful and looking at them brought tears to my eyes... We don't have many family photos as we don't get a chance to take them with all of us in them and these are the only family photos we have to date and they look amazing. Thanks for taking them, you are an amazing photographer and person.

Thank you for being an encourager and for sharing your family with me. Looking forward to our next catch up sesh over yummy cheese platter xx

G'day Australia 2015

Travelling is something which I'm happiest doing (coming in a close second to photography). If you asked me earlier this year, if there were any travel plans back to Australia. Chances are, I would have said 'No, perhaps next year'.

It's thus funny how God works, that I find myself, travelling not once, but twice to Australia (all in a span of 3 months)! 

If you would like me to photograph you or your families, I've got limited sessions (weekdays only, as weekends are booked) available. Interested? Get in touch!

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Love Day: The Fox and The Lamb

Here is my secret
it is very simple
It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I love weddings and everything about it. The palpable joy and peals of laughter and happy tears, celebrating the joining of two, are just some of the things which keep me inspired to capture the essence of the day through photos. It isn't every day that one of your best friends get married. So when she does, you pull out all the stops to ensure that you do the gorgeous bride, and the beautiful person that she is justice. 

I first met Kim in second year Japanese class while at uni in Perth. She was a first year Vet Science student, while I was in my final year. During one of our very first coffee breaks, she introduced herself, called me prissy... and we've became fast friends since. A gorgeous Vietnamese-Australian, Kim is a beautiful old soul with a level head on her shoulders. She is such a joy to be around, and always radiates warmth, happiness and positivity. All traits that I've come to depend on. 

When Kim first met Jase, she was every bit the gushing school girl. 

... i guess the highlight of my life at the moment is a boy named Jason, but as per usual it’s difficult to grasp all at once. he has beautiful red curly locks that bounce over his forehead, and unfortunately (but i don’t mind much) he has a goatee beard thing. otherwise i agree he would look like a little boy. i find him utterly gorgeous...
— (email from Kim in 2006)

I thought, it was highly probable, that this was someone with whom she would be spending a very long time together with. I first met Jase when the two lovebirds visited Kuala Lumpur almost 5 years ago. He is easily one of the most easy going person, who very obviously adores Kim. Fast forward to 2012, my heart almost burst with love for these two amazing people as I had the privilege of sharing in one of their biggest and most special day. Their Love Day was held on the very beautiful grounds of Abbotsford Gardens. The intimate ceremony reflected their individualistic personalities as they decided to keep it a private affair with family and people they loved. 

As they made their personal vows to each other, there wasn't a dry eye in the audience. It was simply so special, unique and magical.

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