Mar 08, 2011

Session Share: My Little China Doll

Inspiration:

We were getting ready to celebrate Chinese New Year 2011 and along with it, came the time to buy new clothes and things for the household. So,  we bought for our little girl a few Chinese cultural attires as part of the preparation for the new year.  I make it a point to have special sessions for my own little girl for special occasions: birthday, family trip, first hair-cut and this celebration is no exception. 🙂

Favorite Element:

The location. We’re lucky to have such a beautiful park in the midst of the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. I shoot there every so often but there’s always a new angle or spot which we can use as a natural backdrop. Oh and the morning sun there is just BE-AU-TI-FUL!

Biggest Challenge:

Getting some expressions out of my toddler. She was busy exploring the outdoor and that kept her facial expression in a very concentrated and serious state. So what did I have to do? Sing some of her favorite nursery rhymes! One of them was the “If you’re happy and you know it, say Ha! Ha!”. That kept her all excited alright!

Photographer’s Last Word:

We also brought along some props to compliment the session, some Mandarin oranges (one of Chinese New Year’s common elements), “ang-pow” packets, my favorite white bicycle and a few colorful umbrellas. It was a tough job carrying them but they’re all worth it!

I’m going to have some of the images printed on wall canvases to decorate our living room pretty soon. They’ll always bring back some sweet memories of our special time together. 🙂

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About the Contributor: I wear plenty of hats in my life. I'm a mother to a fiesty-sweet toddler girl, a wife to a grizzly-soft of a man, a daughter to a strong-willed mother, and a self-taught female photographer. Sleep deprived but happy. That's who I am for now.

 

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laurel Wow, she's gorgeous... I love the bold colors and light in your session stream. Beautiful!

So clever n pretty heartwarming

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