Hong Kong is quite hectic to live sometimes. We escaped to Thailand for our birthday! Emi Wong and I knew each other since university. We did from engagement style shoot in Hong Kong to her real engagement in Phuket! And surprisingly to know Emi and my birthdays are in January with one day gap. We gather in one of our
Last time, we did the engagement shoot in
Something new this time is we did the shoot on film! Emi has never tried in film and we explored something new each time. They have some questions in mind while I was loading my film:
Chad: Why do you use film?
Amy: The colour is different! When you look at the skin tone, it’s more accurate.
Emi: What’re the differences between digital and film?
Amy: First, light tolerance. For the sunny condition especially in the afternoon in Thailand, it would be way too sunny and the details from the digital data would be lost. But
Second, the texture. From digital, the photos would be more flat while for film, the photos would be able to include a rich range of textures and dimension, especially because I use the medium format film camera, in which the film sensor is a lot larger than the full frame camera.
Third, the colour. Skin tone is what we care the most as portrait photographers. We would like to make sure that the photos can reflect and keep the true colours. Plus the colour tones that oringate from film stocks, that couldn’t be manipulated easily.
Chad: What do you get after using film? Where do you send to afterwards?
Amy: I would then send my film rolls to film labs in the U.S..
Chad: Why don’t you do it in Hong Kong?
Amy: It’s not as good as those in U.S.! Hong Kong has amateur photo labs while U.S. has professional graded photo labs which they do at least 100 rolls a day yet they can still keep the consistency in colours.
Chad: Wao! That’s expensive!
Amy: Yea… But the colour is significantly better. I do have clients who could see the differences, they do value the quality from film and happy to wait a bit longer for the stunning results!
Chad: Is there no more digitals in after using film?
Amy: There are two steps in film in the digital world nowadays. First, get the film rolls developed in the dark room. Second, scan the negatives to professional film scanners to turn films into digitals (jpg). So you can get films and digitals out from the files!
Photography & Styling | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Gown | Zaeem Jamal, UK
Bridal Shop | Daughter of Eve Boutique, Phuket
Hotel | Avista Grande Phuket Karon – MGallery by Sofitel
Film | Fujifilm Global
Film Lab | Richard Photo Lab
With lifestyle & fitness blogger Emi Wong & Chad Davis
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Photograph a Journey of Love
Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
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We’ve booked some flights for the travelling journey. Existing clients and subscribers can receive a special price for our shoot tour. May we warmly welcome you, friends, couples and families to join us for a relaxing and fun shoot.
Take a little break before the new year starts.
Japan (25 Mar to 7 April)
Kyoto (2 left)
Nara (2 left)
Tokyo (1 left)
Okinawa (1 left)
Easter time! What a great time from Spring to sneak out from home! We’re going to enjoy Cherry Blossom in the United States.
United States (April to May)
Glance over the magnificent buildings in Europe, enjoy a day with us by cycling around the town in Copenhagen, staring over the peaceful ocean in Nice.
Europe (May to Jun 2020)
Enjoy the ocean view in September, or a sky full of hot balloon in Turkey!
Croatia (Sep 2020)
Turkey (Sep 2020)
Hokkaido (early Oct 2020)
Is your ideal destination on the plan above? Welcome to jot us a note to tell where you want to go next, we may meet you there.
“We were together.
I forget the rest.”
– Walt Whitman
As ocean lovers, we have this engagement on the ocean with the beautifully crafted sailboat.
The bride-to-be Elizabeth who is a beauty blogger is excited to have the designer bridal dresses sourced worldwide by the owner of Hitched Bridal, Dana, for two unique brands – Made with Love Bridal from Australia and Limor Rosen from Israel, with delicate details on the dresses made out of love.
The styling direction this time is to create a fusion of art and engagement with a touch on fashion. Our vision comes true when everyone is on the same artistic direction. We communicated with the makeup artist Janice Chu who loves the creation of work in simplicity and elegance too.
Photography | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Styling | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Makeup & Hair Styling | Janice Chu Makeup
Bridal Dress |Made with Love Bridal & Limor Rosen available at Hitched Bridal
With Elizabeth & Perry
A Conversation with Jessica
When Jessica found me, she is in prep of the New Zealand trip for the amazing mountain view! It’s touching to know she would love to have some photos taken in Hong Kong so we decided to include some city landscape view in Hong Kong. It’s surprising to know she would like to take photos with us as she saw photos I took for her friend Jason before! We had a walk around the quiet artistic district in Hong Kong, to enjoy the city beauty and some lovely boutiques around the corner in Sheung Wan.
Photography | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Makeup & Hair Styling | Belle Mariee
Heels | Bride And You
“What keeps my heart awake is the colourful silence.”
– Claude Monet
We are a big fan of Monet’s Impressionism painting and it’s poetic to see the photos blown up from the imaginations. Blending artsy aesthetics into photography is such a beautiful thing on Earth! Thank you, Phoebe & Jean for having trust on us to go ahead with the artistic direction.
Phoebe is my high school friend and we’ve known each other for years! She is a sweet and considerate girl. Her fiancee, Jean, is sweet and calm. He has grown up in France and eventually chose to stay in Hong Kong for Phoebe! We chose this French heritage building of over a hundred years to witness the romantic love of the two lovebirds.