Photo Shoot with Lucia

The shoot with Lucia, all of the looks and styles we used the dresses I designed. I absolutely love the dresses, they are so versatile and allow me to change them to different styles.

What’s the magical thing about these infinity dresses? They look different in different person. Different size and shape would actually look like a different dress. Β How cool is that!

I really had lots of fun using my own design for photo shoots. I love creating classic portrait looks, they are timeless, sophisticated and classy. I can see them as wall art in clients home. When you think about redecorating your house, why not hang up a beautiful portrait of yourself? I know it’s a bold move but trust me, it’s very empowering. πŸ™‚

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30s gorgeous! Photo Shoot with Maria

Maria is in her 30s, the same as me. πŸ™‚ I’m in my late 30s. When I look back to my younger 30s years, life is getting better and I am heading straight at my goals. It’s quite a lot of difference when I was in my 20s, trying to find my way and my place in the world.

30s is absolutely gorgeous years to be photographed. It’s often the life stage when people have their children and become more focus on children’s growth. I would like to photograph more women in the 30s. When you are busy looking after your family, you need to remember to take care of yourself, it’s such precious memories when you are in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s.

I loved photographing Maria, she did so well in her first photo shoot.

I would love to document your life for you, don’t wait another 10 years to find time to be photographed. πŸ˜‰

 

Dressmaking, adding gorgeous dresses to studio wardrobe

I never thought I would learn dressmaking and enjoy it so much. My job gives me a massive amount of opportunity to be creative and learning new things, I’m so grateful to be able to do the job that I love everyday.

This sky blue dress was made from stretchy cotton, thick, strong and very comfortable to wear.

The idea beginning with I want my clients to have the opportunity to experience the dresses and gowns that they don’t normally wear, something more of fashion red carpet, something not for every day, something for a black tie event. I also want to have the dress can fit all sizes and the possibilities of changing to different style, so I was searching online but it’s a bit difficult to find something nice and suit all sizes and shapes. So I decided to design and make it myself.


I picked up information about dressmaking and found some really nice fabric that I absolutely love. My design not only fits different size, shape and ages but also make everyone look super gorgeous in it! πŸ™‚
So far I’ve made several dresses in different colours and fabric, it was fun and joyful time making beautiful dresses. Then I asked my friends to come to the studio to try on the dresses for me. Here are some samples, absolutely love this infinity dress.

It’s a beautiful experience to be professionally photographed, styled and pampered. To discovery the possibilities and the different side of yourself, it’s beautiful.

What would you do?

“What would you do if you were not afraid?”
“What would you do if you know you can not fail?”

Taking risks is not our human nature, our instinct is to protect ourself from danger. But only if we take risks and try, things will change and you will change and gain experience.

I’m an expert on taking risks and fall on my face countless times. But I have gained so many great life experiences that I wouldn’t trade anything for.
“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller summed up it all.

What was the risk you took and it turned out well for you?

This is beautiful Rike. She is a professional bassoon player and an awesome mother to 2 beautiful girls. we absolutely love creating natural shots like this.

Beautiful Portrait Prints

I always get a bit emotional when I see my work in prints. I love to have them in my hands, I can touch them, I can see the details, they are so beautiful that they take my breath away. That the moment I feel my work is so meaningful, bring beautiful portraits to people’s life, giving the photo shoot experience to people, document their life, their growth and their journey.
If you haven’t been professionally photographed before and you want to challenge yourself to try new things, please go and take a look at my website, I would love to hear from you.Β Β 

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The courage to be in front of the camera

I first picked up a camera when I was 19, the funny thing is I don’t have many photographs of myself in my 20s and early 30s. I didn’t like how I look in front of the camera. If there is someone taking photographs, I have a highly sensitive radar for cameras, I would have an alarm goes of in my head and I would hide. If it was a friend taking photos, I would delete most of them.
People think I’m a portrait photographer. I know how to pose people so I know how to pose myself in front of a camera. But it’s not true. When I photograph people, I see every detail, where to put the hands, the angle of the shoulders, how to position the legs, I see everything so I can adjust accordingly. When I was in front of a camera, I have absolutely no idea what to do because I don’t see myself. I might know some tricks but it’s never perfect. I start to take my own portrait because I feel that I’m a portrait photographer if I don’t have a good portrait it wouldn’t be convincing to people that I can take good portraits of them. So I take my own portraits and I want people to know that if a person like me can do it, everyone can do it.
I wish I have more photos in my 20s. So now I take my own portrait regularly and I can see my own growth even it’s still an effort for me to do it. I know I will cherish these portraits and when I get to my 40s, 50s and later on, these memories would be priceless for me.
I have some clients came to me for their first photo shoots and I do appreciate their trust in me. I see after their photo shoot, they gain more confidence with the camera, later one when they are out with friends taking selfies, they have more confidence and actually having fun. I’m just so happy that I can help people in this way, enjoy life in all sort of ways.
I hope this will encourage you to step in front of the camera.

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πŸ”¬πŸ”¬πŸ”¬Watched this photo shoot behind the scene video in our studio.
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Why I have my own photograph taken?

Years ago, I used to hate being photographed. Now I don’t hate it but it is still an effort to put myself in front of the camera. It’s a journey and self-growth, I challenge myself to do something I fear and on the way, I learn a lot about myself.
I’m good at posing people but self-portrait is a very challenging task. There are too many things like angles, styling and posing to take care of and it’s definitely more challenging than photographing other people. I do it because “it’s challenging” and also because I know 10 years later I would be very happy to have the photograph, the memory that money can’t buy and it’s an amazing feeling to see my own growth and “ageing gracefully”. I hope this video will encourage people like me who don’t like to have photographs taken. I know how it feels and so I promise myself that I will make people like me, come to my studio feel more at ease in front of the camera and take the most beautiful photographs of them. And I am keeping the promise.

πŸ”¬πŸ”¬πŸ”¬Watch this video on Youtube:
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πŸ”¬πŸ”¬πŸ”¬Follow Amanda on Instagram, she shares beautiful portraits
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πŸ”¬πŸ”¬πŸ”¬See what we do in our studio:
http://amandahsu.com

πŸ”¬πŸ”¬πŸ”¬Watched this photo shoot behind the scene video in our studio.
https://youtu.be/TSV2n6kHOQA

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