Strolling through Autumn

Given the post “Autumn is almost over…” was very popular among my readers, I have decided to do another post of fall portrait with Vea.

As we were location scouting for ‘fall environment’, we thought “hmm… let’s try out few places that are close by” and voila! I present you Earl Bales Park near Sheppard Ave. and Bathurst St.!
Every time I was driving by Yonge St. and Hwy 401, I noticed the beautiful fall colours and when I got to actually shoot at Earl Bales Park, the park certainly did not disappoint me. Although I wish I had found the place a week earlier when there would have been more leaves on the trees but I guess I shouldn’t get greedy πŸ˜‰

Lightcatcher Exhibition Pt.2

Today is a continuation from yesterday’s post on the Lightcatcher Exhibition. I would like to thank all the guests who came to make this event such a memorable one!

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + AF-S 50mm f1.4 + SB 700

Ami Maternity Portrait

Although Ami is one of the most calm people I have ever met, we had a great time during the portrait session. Considering the fact that she was due in two weeks, she was such a good sport. Thank you Ami for not losing patience nor smile through out the entire 3 hour shoot and I hope to see your beautiful baby soon!

Unionville Portrait with Vea

Unionville was one of the very first locations I went to shoot when I first started photography. I still remember how excited I was with the photos I took then.
Well, my love for photography has grown even bigger since and I would like to believe my skills have grown along with my passion too (thanks to Vea, who has always been a very willing model in my photos!).

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + SB 700/600

Jenny & Thomas Pre-Wedding

It was a beautiful day for an outdoor pre-wedding shoot and Thomas and Jenny certainly seemed to enjoy themselves doing it.Β It was definitely a lot of fun shooting for this couple and I can’t wait to document their big day in a week’s time! πŸ˜€

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + SB 700(master)/SB 600 (remote)

The Old Spaghetti Factory

After the outing at the beach with Ian and Kelvin, we decided to have dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory.

After all the activities at the beach, everybody was hungry… so I am not sure if the food was actually good or if it just tasted really good πŸ˜›
Soon after the dinner, Ian and Kelvin passed out. Not surprising… considering the amount of activity at the beach + the jetlag πŸ˜‰

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + SB700

Beach outing with Ian & Kelvin

On the east side of Toronto, there is R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant. It’s a good location for a photo shoot but when we went this time, the area was heavily under renovation. Nevertheless, we had a great time πŸ˜‰

Next to the filtration plant, there is a very nice beach. Here you will find a lot of the locals out and about strolling with their dogs. Although Ian and Kelvin were quite timid in front of the dogs but they definitely weren’t very shy in front of the camera πŸ˜‰

The weather was really nice and the light wasn’t too harsh as it was getting late in the afternoon… it was approaching the ‘golden hour’ for portraits πŸ˜‰

The above selection of shots (especially the top left shot) is Vea’s favourite photo of the day. Ian was holding Kelvin’s socks, and he definitely showed that he wasn’t enjoying it πŸ˜›

It’s amazing how Ian and Kelvin entertain themselves by finding something of interest from the most ordinary objects… like…. stones πŸ˜›

Well… ordinary or not, it think it’s safe to assume that they are enjoying themselves! πŸ˜‰

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + SB 700 + (43″ Shoot through umbrella with SB600s)

Ian and Kelvin

As I have mentioned in my earlier post, Ian and Kelvin are here from Korea. As you will see in the photos below, they are adorable! πŸ˜€

Although focusing on ‘fast moving target’ wasn’t easy πŸ˜‰ … especially when I was trying to use shallow depth of field, I love how cute they look in the images captured! πŸ˜€

People generally tend to shy away in front of the camera but since both Vea and I have been taking photos of Ian and Kelvin for last few days, they have become pretty at ease now in front of the camera. πŸ™‚

Looking at Ian and Kelvin, I wonder…. what my kids are going to be like in the future πŸ™‚ I guess I will take a lot of photos then too? πŸ˜‰

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 50mm f1.4

Costco Outing with Ian and Kelvin

Lately, I have been extremely busy and haven’t been able to write up many posts on my blog. Hopefully, with my newly acquired D800, I will be posting a lot more frequently as I did before. πŸ™‚

Vea’s nephews, Ian and Kelvin are here from Korea. They are just adorable! πŸ˜€ I am sure you will get to see many more pictures of them in the future posts too πŸ™‚

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 50mm f1.4