“Hey Andrew, Cally! Go lie down!”
“I’m gonna climb up that tree!” and Arnold immediately started to climb the tree to get to higher ground after I asked Cally and Andrew to lie down, haha, it was epic how we pushed Arnold up and down. He injured and scratched himself a bit but hey! Photographers would do anything for a beautiful photo :)
With excitement we started off our wedding day (okay, there were some getting ready shots too but this part got both Arnold and I very excited!). It was insanely hot that day and it was difficult to search for a shade that works. Luckily Queen Elizabeth Park is full of trees (and other bride and photographer and tourist and students…) but we were able to find a spot of our own and enjoy a good solid 20 mins of our time there taking photos.
Most impressive thing about Cally’s wedding? Cally’s mom sewed Cally’s Chinese dress and her sister April’s dress as well as the flower girls dress all by herself! I was blown away because they look so well made that I was certain it was purchased elsewhere!
When we arrived we had (or we thought we had) a lot of time to take pictures of details so we grabbed Cally’s beautiful dress and gave a 20 minute portrait session of just the dress. It was my first time to ever pay so much attention on giving a wedding dress portrait session so it was fresh and new! We are usually only given 5~10 minute to take pictures of the dress before it is worn but we were given time to be creative.
We started off having tea ceremony then gave Cally’s dress a portrait session and finally we decided we made Cally’s dress as beautiful as it possibly could that we decided to return the dress to Cally. She happily started to put on her dress and immediately felt like super model and Arnold and I gave her paparazzi session. For an asian, she was brave. I’ve been asked to leave when capturing Asian (Chinese) bride getting ready too many times. Cally was good and relaxed and full of expression! Which i really enjoyed seeing!
Beautiful Swarovski necklace!