I have been asked by a number of people about family photography in my PJ studio, and so I decided to post up some shots from earlier today so people can see for themselves. I have chosen to go for a more modern look despite being asked fairly frequently for more traditional back grounds. People generally love the fresh clean look. Family shoots typically take about an hour, then they choose which photos they like the best which takes maybe 15 minutes or so. The whole process is fast and fun.
Lighting for the photos below utilized either 1 or 2 lights shot into my big white ceiling to give nice and even light. It is a fast and simple to set up, and less cables and stands for the children to knock down. I can go very complicated with set ups having perhaps 5-7 lights, but such setups are usually not used with families. These photos are pretty much unedited and direct from camera so you can see its an easy set up that provides some variety.
Pricing starts from RM300 for a session
BTW I do rent the studio out to photographers in need of a modern and clean facility.
Welcome to Arendelle! Queen Ayesha celebrated her 3rd birthday with a totally awesome “Frozen” themed party. Mum and dad made her a very special party….absolutely wonderful! The level of detail just made me go “Wow!” Please enjoy the photos included below.
The entry to Arendelle – BTW house number is obfuscated
I am going to show lots of detail photos of this Frozen themed birthday
…detail photos…everyone can be a prince or princess
…detail photos…the party favours pluckable from the walls
…detail photos…all edible!
Frozen themed door
Frozen themed door – the birthday girls room
Frozen themed door – Dad’s den
Christmas decorations are great for Frozen parties.
Frozen theme means it’s cold!
A lot of friends came
Princess Elsa Birthday Cake
Princess Ayesha and Princess Elsa
Everyone having fun
and more fun
Let’s unwrap the presents
Most of the gifts were aligned with the Frozen theme.
Bishop Popsons church gave him a wonderful 50th Birthday Celebration this weekend. Many of the congregation gave testimony of his dedication in helping them as well as the impact of ministries he is supporting back in his homeland of Nigeria. The church is multicultural, which is one of the beauties of this fine country. I really felt welcomed and it was a privilege to be part of the celebrations. The food afterwards was most excellent too!
Yi Hui’s 1st birthday party had a Hello Kitty theme. It was held at the “W” Cafe at the Encorp Strand. The pink Hello Kitty theme was perfect for a 1 year old girl. One of the good things about hiring a photographer to cover a birthday is so you dont have to worry about running around trying to shoot moments as they happen. It enables you to enjoy yourself and you get back a lot more photos than you would have taken.
Adriel’s 1st Birthday was held at home in Putra Heights. There is nothing quite like having a children’s party to fill you with joy. In Malaysia it is a long accepted custom to put up marquees onto the street when having a wedding, birthday or wake. All races do it and drivers respect the practice. One of the problems at night is lighting them sufficiently for photography. Sharp eyed people will notice the use of off camera flash in these photos. In fact I do point out in one of the last images of this post to take note of them. This is a technique I have used at almost every shoot I have done for well over a decade. It really makes the colour POP!
Thank you bags
Kids love sweets.
The very joyful birthday boy
Great food supplied by Big Raja
The grandmothers were very happy
Time to cut the cake
The joy of having a nephew
Note how using remote flashes enabled lighting up the inside of the marquee