My first entry for 2014 and if I do the finger counting thing, it has been 8 years now that I don’t take for granted everyday how blessed I am for the support from everyone around me that got me to where am I - in being able to do what I love for a living. I am humbly thankful.
You know the saying the calm before the storm, for Tina and Reggie’s lifestyle engagement shoot, we shot this a day before the ice storm in Toronto. Looking back now, it would have been pretty pimp if we got some pics with the all the ice.. or it would have been some dangerous times. Either or, it didn’t really matter, Tina and Reggie are a really a beautiful couple that can make any surrounding work as you’ll see in the pics. So on the day of the shoot, we met downtown and I planned to use a mix of indoor and outdoor since it was winter and that day...it was mostly raining all day. What I really loved about the both of them was for the outdoor pics was that the rain didn’t bug them one bit. From a photography perspective, I looooove wet surroundings.. it makes a pic that much more sexy… (random Leon Chai fact.. I once spent 5 hours splashing water on a streets (one small bucket at a time) for a film set to create that wet look)
Tina and Reggie are really perfect in front of the camera and it’s one of those, when they are together it seems so natural. We are excited to kick off our first wedding this month with this awesome couple. Thank you both and here are some pics from our shoot.
Your Friend, Leon Chai