Sunday, November 21, 2010


Earlier this year, I did a studio session with my younger brother but didn't have time to process the photos. Recently, he uses one of these photos for his facebook profile which reminds me it's time to work on them.

When selecting photos for the blog post, I realized that most of the photos have very similar look. There isn't a lot of variety in terms of the subject's face as the lighting setup was unchanged throughout the entire photo session. It limits the direction where the subject's face can turn to. As you can see, most of the photos show the left side of Joseph's face. I should play around more with light placement during a session in the future.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rose & Ivan Wedding

It was a great day. It was nice and sunny. Everything ran smoothly except that I went into a traffic jam between the ceremony and the park photo session. The reception at night was wild! You can really see that everybody were enjoying the night: dancing, laughing, and more dancing!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Congratulations Allan Tam!

One of our business portrait client, Allan Tam, won the position of School Trustee in the recent election in City of Markham. His site is here. A couple of his photos are featured in our previous post.

A good portrait may not be the most critical element of one's success. However, it can definitely leave a positive and lasting first impression.

Cheers, Gary.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ryan and Baby Kaitlyn with Grandparents

We had a wonderful morning with two cuties - two years old Ryan and his several months old cousin Kaitlyn, along with their loving grandparents. Working with little kids is always a challenge. Nevertheless, it was a fun session.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Anna & Thomas Pre-wedding

Anna and Thomas travelled from Hong Kong to Toronto for their pre-wedding portraits. They want to capture the nature and scenic view of Toronto. We started the afternoon at a local farm in Richmond Hill and ended the session at Richmond Green Park. It was a cool, cloudy and windy September Saturday. The lovely couple showed their best under a less-than-ideal weather condition. Two thumbs up especially for Anna; she still had the sweetest smile while shivering in the cold.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Musicians

Penny, Jan & Frank are three talented musicians. Penny and Jan are the owner of Carlaw Conservatory of Music in Main Street Markham. We had a portrait session at the conservatory following their performance at Asoka Indian Restaurant next door.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

4 Young Bankers

We had a business portrait session with these 4 young bankers at our home studio.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Allan Tam

Allan is the candidate running for the York Regional District School Trustee for Area 3 (Ward 4 & 5) of the Town of Markham for the upcoming October 25, 2010 Municipal Election. We had a business portrait session with him for the use of his website.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


We had a business portraint session with Frank at our home studio.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

PPOC Accreditation - Image Manipulation

Gary received an Accreditation on Image Manipulation from the Professional Photographer of Canada (PPOC) in May 2010. The status was achieved by submitting 10 accepted samples of his work to the PPOC Board of Review Accreditation. In assessing Accreditation Submissions, the judges would consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Print/Image Quality, Technique and Story Telling.

Below are the 10 before and after images that were accepted by the PPOC Board of Review Accreditation.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vivian & Thomas Engagement

We and Alex (our photographic partner) had a fun day with Vivian and Thomas sometime in May 2010. Our day started in a cafe near St. Lawrence Market, Toronto. In late afternoon, we headed to Oshawa Lakeview Park. The sunset was breathtaking.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Blog Launched

Welcome to our blog. As new blogger, we are still finding our way around here. We are hoping to use this blog to show some highlights of our work samples and to share interesting things about our work as often as possible. Stay tuned.

Cheers, Elsa.