First, let us take a look of this 2 mins behind the scene video of how these images were created.. and then , will bring you to the Matting and Framing process
Be generous using big frame ! 16″x20″ is just about right to hang on the wall
Two customized matte for mounting these 2 images. Exciting !
When I finished the post production of this image, I knew I am going present this picture on a customized vertical frame with a horizontal opening, with a lot of negative space (white space) at the bottom to emphasize the impact of this image
For this cherry blossom dreamy scene, I love this panoramic 18″x12″ size matte, It exaggerates the whole view, like we always like to watch wide screen TV
Framing done, lets take a picture (PROUDLY) before delivered to Annalisa’s parent.
Art Piece ? Part 1 of 2 ??? So what is it all about ?
In the coming 2 posts , I ‘m going to bring you to the production of a portrait session. It is not just the behind the scene footage like I did for wedding photography, but what I really want to show you , are …..
Part 1 ( this post) :
** 2-3 of my favorite images in a portrait session of the beautiful eight year old Annalisa .
** A short behind the scene footage ( 2 mins ) of how this children portrait session was done in a park in Sunnyvale. With a Canon 5D mark II , 50mm f/1.2 lens , a reflector and NO flash.
Part 2 ( next post ) :
** A little production process and my thoughts in presenting the images to her parent the best it they will look . When I say “presenting” , it is not about how fancy I make the CD cover to be, not what box do I use to deliver the print to her, it is about a piece of art work that they will keep forever . Honestly, no matter how good a picture is if they are only going to sit in your computer hard drive forever, or they are going to be shared on facebook and be forgotten in like 2 weeks, it doesn’t really mean much. Annalisa can only be 8 year old once (365 days if you really need to be picky on me !!)
so… here are my favorite images in this session and also the behind the scene video in HD
San Francisco Children Photographer – Chung Li ??? Haha , don’t get me wrong I’m not suddenly switching from a wedding photographer to a children photographer , but well, if you have been following my blog, you realize I love to photograph kids during the wedding and in the low wedding seasons or for friends’ kids just for fun. I just love photographing people.
Here is a sneak peek image of a portrait session I did for the cutest Annalisa last week in a park in Sunnyvale at around 5-6pm. The reason I love this picture so much is that when I am looking at this picture, I just feel like Annalisa is also looking at me, I can feel her soul. I have more stunning images coming from this portrait session and even a behind the scene video footage of how this image was created . Oh, and forget to mention, I AM developing another website , it is going to be a subdivision of Chung Li Photography for Children and Family Portrait, I want to make it unique, very artistic, stay tuned !!! My goal is to have it up and running in a a month or two currently, I am still thinking the name of the site, any thoughts ? welcome to email me or leave me a comment here !!!
Chloe and Won are very good friend of my former wine making couple Cecil and David. Cecil and David love their pictures so much that we took back in November (here is the link), raved about me to their friends and wanted their good friends to have me to photography them. I met the mom-to-be Chloe about the end of last yr about the shoot, Chloe told me their wedding pictures by the other photographer when they got married were horrible and they really really wanted to have some pictures taken again before the baby due in April, how exciting :). However I was too busy traveling at the end of last yr followed by the trip to Hong Kong and Las Vegas in February and March this yr, we finally did it last week !!!!
Chloe and Won have some ideas in their mind already, they want view of golden gate bridge, they want some nature scene with bench and grass.. and also with their lovely dog Max
Couple days before the shoot, we talked on the phone finalizing the location we are going to shoot and also the outfit options…..we came up with an elegant evening dress formal wear and the casual engagement shoot style.
We shot this Fun portrait TWO days after Carla knew she was pregnant for 6 weeks. Carla knew she was pregnant on Friday and called me immediately and we did this portrait on Sunday.
Carla and Jamie were just so excited to know the pregnancy news and couldn’t wait to share this to their parent … in a fun way.
Is the Big Belly those kinda pregnancy pictures a wonderful way to capture this important journey in their life ?? Sure, no doubt.
HOWEVER, before we even capture the physical changes in a woman’s body, the ANTICIPATION, the EXCITEMENT RIGHT NOW is such an amazing moment for them to remember in the rest of their life , I think is very meaningful to all the parents-to-be !
This was my first time to shoot a family portrait in Hong Kong. I love this joyful and fun loving Ripley’s family . We first gather at their apartment , then Janet drove little Cameron, Daddy Sean and me to the Inspiration Lake which is just next to the Disneyland. After the shooting, we took the advantage of the location and went to the Disneyland Hotel and enjoyed a buffet with the Disneyland characters