Newborn Puppy Shoot

Here’s a random fact about me.  I don’t really watch TV.  I haven’t watched TV in  oh.. say 6 years… coincidently the same amount of time I got into photography.. consumed by passion I say =)  So, if you see me in crowd one day and everyone is talking about The Voice, NCIS, Glee,  I would be that awkward guy nodding his head and agreeing to everything =)   BUT until recently there is one show that got me on the “blinking box” again – “Pick a puppy” … that show is  pimp.  Because of that show, Gi finally has a couch buddy (she on the other  hand… LOVES TV).    So needless to say, I’m a total dog person, but because of what we do  - its so difficult to own a puppy, as we’re gone on the weekends shooting weddings hours on end.  So.. my internal battle continues =)

With our business, there are few types of calls we get that make us happy in many ways.  Referrals from friends and past clients are the motors that keeps us in business (no words can ever express how grateful I am for people recommending us) but what really warms my heart is to see past wedding clients / friends calling us to document their new addition to their family. It’s always good to see friends that we have not seen in a while, especially when its good news.   When J&K ask me to capture some pics of their new addition a few weeks back… aww man… was this ever a cute session.   I literally fell in love with this little guy.  We’ve been so honoured to be asked to do many baby newborns which we love doing … but doing puppy pics is another level of cuteness.    To my friends J&K, I have not seen this little guy in a while… we will definitely be knocking on your door soon for a visit.

Happy Thursday everyone!!!

Your friend, Leon
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Brooklyn’s Lifestyle Shoot

My cousin Andrew asked me if I could shoot a few pics of his girlfriend’s dog Brooklyn.  They are planning to frame the images and giving them as a Christmas gift to her mom.    Before I get into this session, there is something you got to know about me.  I love dogs.  I want a dog…BAD… but as I try everyday to justify to the wife of how I can manage owning a dog, my rational and much better half always brings me back to reality of how my lifestyle really is… and how unfair it would be to have a puppy since I’m always out and about shooting and traveling.   In my last attempt to convince her last week, I even proposed to rebrand myself as the photographer that bring his dog to every shoot… y-e-a-h… she didn’t buy it… nor do I think any bride or groom would be cool with me bringing a lab to their house on their wedding day =)

Ok, back to the session…I told Andrew and his girlfriend Farica, that a lifestyle session would be perfect for Brooklyn.  Lets keep things candid and we’ll work on some portraits after.  I also suggested we do this so if she wants, we can create a coffee book table album as an alternative gift…opposed to one portrait picture.   So we started off the shoot inside the condo and worked our way around outside. Brooklyn was such a natural in front of the camera and super cute.

As always, I just want to thank Andrew and Farica for the support and here are some pics to story tell Brooklyn’s lifestyle session. – Enjoy!

Leon Chai
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