Happy First Birthday Baby E! Seoul house birthday

It has been such a fun couple weeks with capturing all the milestone birthdays for our clients / friends.  For this shoot, I got introduced to this sweet family from our mutual friend Gina (thanks so much for the warm intro).  When I got to the Seoul house where they held E’s party, the place was all decked out... everything looked amazing.  The first thing I thought to myself when I met the birthday boy was… this dude has the best hair!  I say this with a little envy as I’ve been trying to grow out my hair forever now… Gi is not a fan..

I love the fact that the parents kept the tradition going as they all wore the Korean outfits and played the game where they their son chose his destiny.  One thing I personally appreciated for obvious reasons was all the pics they captured of their son growing up.  I found out after this event that E’s Dad is quite the photographer… which is super awesome in my books.

I want to sincerely thank my new friends J&M for having me capture this special occasion. M, keep up the amazing work in documenting your family… I really enjoy seeing all of your posts dude.  Here are just a few pics from the day.


Your Friend, Leon
View Thumbnails Previous Image Next Image

K’s First Birthday

We have been really busy with non-stop editing, meetings and shoots these past few weeks.  As always, I am insanely thankful and wouldn’t want it any other way.  During the mix of everything, I got to photograph some special first birthday events too. Since our daughter will be turning one soon, I’ve been soaking in all the ideas for her party.

I was happy to be contacted by my friend M who asked me to capture her daughter’s first birthday party. This was awesome since the last time I saw their daughter K was when we did her newborn pics… and now she is 1…crazy how time flies. On the day of their shoot, we met at their house first and captured some shots of family getting K ready for the party. It’s sweet that Mom and Dad had K’s outfit all prepared out and ready.  The party was right around the corner at  Kidnasium.  This was a fun spot for the kids as there were tons of things to run and jump on.  What was super sweet was the fact K parents insisted our daughter come and join the fun… which was such a win win for me as nothing beats having my 2 girls within eye sight as I work.

The theme of the party was Frozen and my friends at J’Adore Sweet made this gorgeous cake that fit the theme perfectly.  I want to sincerely thank my friend M&C for the continued support and having me capture their daughter’s first birthday. Great seeing the whole family. Here are just a few pics from the event.  Thanks,


Leon Chai
View Thumbnails Previous Image Next Image