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:
Emi: 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.
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..
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!
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
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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.
“La vie est une fleur dont l’amour est le miel,”
(Life is like a flower of which love is like honey.)
Growing love from Paris
With baby girl Fleur (meaning of Flower in French), we can feel the lingering love all over in this family under the magic of “honey” in Victor Hugo’s word.
Rooted the seed of love from Baby’s name
Although baby Fleur is from an Australian family, baby Fleur got a French name as her parents Gabby and Tony got engaged in France back then! They named their baby as a way to celebrate and remember their engagement in France. It’s like a living fairy tale!
Let’s get drowned in love of this love story…
Shared parenting activity: Read with kids
We have so much fun in reading and playing with Fleur! Gabby shared with us that she loves reading, so she’s delightful to read over the stories over and over!
Precious Family Time at Beach
We enjoyed a lovely morning in Repulse Bay for the shoot, at G&T’s
I wish someone has taken pictures for me when I was a kid with my parents! So I know how much they love me ever since and then I would treasure the moment a lot.
Hope you enjoy as much as we do for the photo shoot with this sweet family!
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We work in collaboration with Boston University (BU) to cover on Valentine’s photoshoot for BU couples around the world.
It’s truly an honour to capture the love story between the two lovebirds Jane & Steve, who now lives in Hong Kong. They shared how they got together and shared their secrets for long-term relationships for us.
What interested to you for your husband?
We met in a Christian church fellowship on campus & became really great friends; we both had a common vision to go back to Asia & impact the people there instead of living the ‘material American dream.’ Steve is totally opposite in character. His strengths of great adventure, confidence, honesty, pioneering spirit & easy going nature balances out my weaknesses. Really grateful for his leadership & innovative spirit.
What interested to you for your wife?
Jane is the most joyful and committed Christian that I know. Her love for God and people attracted me the most and that deep down I know that somehow we were meant for each other! She fully supports us with a quiet & gentle spirit in all our missionary journeys without complaints or criticisms.
What is your key to long term relationship?
Spending consistent one on one time each week, clear boundaries & honest communication, giving each other forgiveness & more grace when we encounter friction; lots of laughter & travels together; ….these are some of the keys for our
Hope you can find/ have found your love and we would love to capture your little love story to
Kind Words from Jane:
“Thank you so much again for your work, passion
Click the link the featured coverage of love stories from Boston University.
“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