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Nov 22 2011

This probably will be one of my last posts of the year. I’m already deleting my last 2011 photo shoots from my computer and making space for 2012.

I’ll be shooting Maria and Dimitri’s wedding next May and I really can’t wait. I had a great time with them during their E-Session. If I could post all pictures I took from them, I’d definitely would. It was really hard choosing my faves!!

More pictures of them can be found on my Facebook Fan Page. Don’t forget to join!
Nov 13 2011

I remember being all happy about creating my brand new website and business cards. After putting everything together, most of my close friends said: “Yuki, don’t you think that your website and business card are a bit too creepy for people getting married?” . Friends that weren’t saying that, were obviously thinking the same. I know some people might see it that way, but I really love my website, it’s totally different from all photography websites I’ve seen. It’s just the way I wanted it to be.

I heard everybody’s opinion and decided to make some changes to my page, but not too much – added some kind of rainbow to that “creepy” tree all my friends seemed to dislike, and when I thought about even changing my logo (after getting thousands of business cards printed), I decided that if people won’t book me because of that, then it wasn’t really meant to be.

There’s a coffee shop on Eglinton and Yonge that I used to go often since it was close to my old apartment. Probably half of my meetings were over there and I still meet lots of clients on that same place – I was just there today! Their hot chocolate is pretty good and it’s one of those places you can leave your business cards. And although most (probably all!) of my friends pretty much hated my card, at least someone visiting that coffee shop thought it looked good (or at least interesting!). And today, I’m posting her wedding photos here.

You might remember Kit from an e-session I posted a while ago. Definitely one of my favorites e-sessions ever! We got lost trying to get to an amusement park, but in the end, everything worked out and it was totally worth it going there twice. Not to mention they were pretty fun to hang out with.

Kit and Albert had an intimate wedding – the day started with a Chinese tea ceremony, then they exchanged vows in front of family and close friends at the beautiful Discovery Landing in Burlington. The day finished at the Oliver & Bonacini restaurant in Oakville. I think that was one of the last days of summer… that day was really really REALLY hot (and bright).

And look at that gorgeous picture of them printed on canvas. I wonder who took that… hmmm… ;)
The decoration at the restaurant was really cute!! Kit works with design and I can pretty much tell from her wedding decoration that she’s great at what she does.
So she came up with a great idea to give the centerpieces. Everybody had to pick an origami square out of a box and whoever got a star in it, was the person taking the centerpiece home. Super kawaii! This brings me back good memories when I used to make those origami squares to decorate my Barbie’s houses.
Congratulations, Kit and Albert! It was great meeting you both and I wish you a lifetime of happiness.
p.s.: No, I’m not explaining the Eggplant thing. ;)
Nov 04 2011

Some months ago I posted Marina’s maternity photo session. And now I’m happy to introduce you to their baby girl, Melina. She was just 12 days old when we had the photo shoot. Melina is the cutest thing and Marina is already looking so beautiful, after just 12 days of giving birth!! She is definitely one of those women that get that “glow” everybody talks about.

Congratulations on the new bundle of joy! And don’t forget to join my Facebook fan page to get my latest updates.
posted in Babies, Families, Kids
Nov 03 2011

It’s 11 am of October 26th – I usually don’t write on the same day I post – and I’m editing some pictures from an e-session. The one I had to cancel because of the rain two weeks ago, remember? Looking amazing so far and I’ll try my best to post them as soon as I can (who am I kidding? I’ll probably just post the pictures next year… lol. Sorry guys, but my priority is actually editing the pictures and uploading them to their private online gallery).

On this post, I want to talk about a section of this blog that usually goes unnoticed: the FAQ. If you’re thinking about booking a photo shoot with me, that’s a great place that answers most of your questions. There you will find answers regarding turnarounds, editing, my style of work, etc. These things are actually discussed when we meet up or talk over e-mail/phone (and they are also on the agreement you’ll sign), but it’s always good to check that out beforehand. This helps especially brides, that are usually talking to tons of photographers.

I’m talking about this because, every now and then, after the online gallery is up and you can view how your pictures turned out, I get requests for body modifications – “Can you make me look thinner??”. One thing that I always talk in meetings is how I dislike when photographers make clients look like plastic dolls or soap opera stars. I like people looking like themselves. And if you’re hiring me as your photographer, it’s because you liked my work and trust my point of view. A picture does not need to have a hot model to look amazing. If you go through my portfolio, you’ll see all kinds of people – and if you loved them, you need to know that those people over there are exactly like you see in the picture. You know what I dislike the most? When the white of the eyes are so white that if that was actually true I would run like crazy if you knocked on my door looking like that! Of course, as a photographer, I will for sure photograph you using the best angles, the ones that are most flattering to you! If you want to show your wedding pictures and then have people talking behind your back about how you were photoshopped thin, then I’m definitely not your type of photographer.

Now let’s actually talk about the pictures on this post! :)

Last summer I had the opportunity to work with Laura and Thomas again. I took pictures of them when they were six months old – you’ve probably already seen them here in the blog! – and now they are all grown up. But this time, instead of mom and dad, grandma and grandpa joined for some shots as well. :)


posted in Babies, Families, Kids

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