Welcome D&A! Beautiful Newborn Twins.

T&J are good friends of ours and from the day we heard the news that they were expecting twins, we were so happy for them.  Too bad Gi wasn’t able to join me for the shoot as she would have also fell in love with D&A – they are so adorable.  Shooting these two babies side by side, it was cute to see how different their personalities are.  This parenting business looks so natural for both J&T.  Given that they were working off just a few hours of sleep probably (for the week) they looked great.

I want to congratulate and sincerely thank my friends for having me capture this beautiful family. D&A are insanely blessed to have you both as parents.  Here are just a few pics from our shoot.

Love, Uncle Leon

 
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A Lifestyle Photo Session for Mom.

I love working with babies… and if I had to choose a favorite age of a child to capture… I flipping love the toddler stage… so cute and just genuine.  What I also find fantastic and have a soft spot to capture are shoots like these, when children grow up and set up these shoot for their parents.  This shoot was a gift to the Mom and was set up by her daughter.  On the day of the shoot, we met up at the sister’s home where they had a beautiful spot that was perfect for pics. We kept the approach as always a lifestyle shoot and worked in some portraits. Everyone was game and willing to do anything which made this shoot fun.  I want to thank Natalia for contacting me and for setting this shoot up.. you are super kind. Wishing you all the best with med school!

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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1/18
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A Photo session gift to their grandparents.

This was fun.  What was sweet about this shoot, aside from the fact that the kids gifted this session to their parents, was that the grandparents were so into the shoot.  We all decided to meet up at Richmond Green where I met all of the family and the grandparents. While the focus was for the grandparents to have pics with their grandchildren, I wanted to get all the family into a good handful of shots… since everyone was there.

The grandparents of this family are awesome and they basically had a blast playing with their grandchildren and just having fun with the kids.  I want to thank my friend Debbie for gifting this to her in-laws and for all the support she’s given us in the past – thank you so much!

Your Friend, Leon Chai

 
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Hello Baby R! Newborn Photography

I was saying to Gi the other night… if we’re blessed with another child, I wonder how hard it would be to divvy up the love?  I know it’s such a dumb question but right now… it’s so easy to give all your love to one.  The most common answer I got from all my friends is metaphorically speaking… you just grow another heart. That works for me.

M&J and their adorable daughter C and now their newborn son are a beautiful family. On the day of this shoot, M’s parent’s were in town which worked out well as they got to squeeze in a few pics and entertain the eldest daughter as we got some solo pics of baby R. At the time of the shoot, baby R was a little over a week old…. And super co-operative.  We worked on some family shots with everyone and even got a chance to hop outside quickly for a few pics.   I want to thank our mutual friend/sister Erika for introducing  me and of course especially thank M&J for having me do this session for your adorable fam.  Here are a few pics from our shoot.

Your Friend, Leon Chai

 

 

 
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Pool Party! Happy 2nd birthday A

The one wicked part about doing all of these milestone birthday captures over the years is that I have gotten a ton of ideas.. which now comes in handy since our little girl is turning one soon.   This b –day capture is extra special for us since this family are our close friend …and we love their daughter dearly.   Funny enough, on the day the day of her party.. I some how missed the memo that it was going to be a pool party…not that it would make a difference for me in capturing the event.. since sadly I can’t swim. There was so much love and effort that went in to this party from all of A’s friend’s and family.  As expected, the presentation of everything was perfect.

I can’t be more happy for the fact that Gi and I have had the chance to see how wonderful and beautiful our little friend A has grown up to be. We hope that our daughter and A will grow up to be life long friends.  Many thanks to our friend M&R for having me capture these beautiful events.

Love, Uncle Leon
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Cutest fitness shoot ever. notummymommy

Before I get into the details of this cute shoot… The moment I got onsite, I realized 2 things: 1)I’m the most unfit person here and 2) it’s possible to suck in one’s stomach for 3 hours without popping anything internally =)

All jokes aside, everyone onsite was in amazing shape from the owner of the beautiful yoga studio(www.chijunky.com) we used, to the video person (strongeyestudios) if I’m not mistaken used to compete in bodybuilding and of course Trisha from Notummymommy.  I’ve been looking forward to this shoot since chatting with Trisha prior, since I think what she is offering is pretty awesome.  On the day of the shoot… her adorable daughter stole the thunder and won over everyones heart to who was there… she’s soooo cute!  What was even more sweet was seeing both mom and her daughter H doing fun fitness activities… which was so second nature to H.

For any Mom’s out there looking to get into shape or even want some motivation, give this fitness mom a shout (www.notummymommy.com)  She’s totally an easy going and friendly person that can definitely help.   Here are just a few pics from the shoot.

 

Your Friend, Leon
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