A dear friend of mine, Jamie, kindly gave us a voucher for the photography session with Hsu-Yin, as a present. (Many thanks, Jamie!). It was such a thoughtful and special present, to capture these precious moments with our first son Alexander, who is already almost 7 months old. My goodness the time does fly. Hsu-Yin contacted me with an idea for the photography session, to do the photos in our home and neighbourhood, as kind of "a day in the life of" style, rather than a sit-down, posed, sort of style. I really loved the idea and so we organised the date for the session.
Hsu-Yin came in the morning, after Alex's nap, and just snapped away as Shane and I went about our usual Sunday morning business, looking after Alex, having a coffee, reading the paper etc; as we chatted with her and got to know each other. It was SO lovely meeting you, Hsu-Yin, and we are sad that you and your beautiful family are moving back to Canada! It was such a lovely, relaxed photography session, so much so that Shane and I felt comfortable to be ourselves and act naturally. I loved this style of photography session as I find typical studio posing too stuffy and unnatural.
AND- the result is- beautiful, natural photos that capture us in a fresh and unique style! We are SO happy with these photos, more than I can express in words! I feel so blessed to have these beautiful images of our little family, of Alex at this gorgeous age, the age of "firsts"- first foods, first crawling steps, first teeth etc. When I first saw these photos I got a little teary- as if I was an old lady looking back on my youth and young family feeling nostalgic! (Is that strange??) There is something very unique about these photos. Hsu-Yin is brilliant with all things technical in photography- the composition, lighting, framing etc. But she also has a remarkable talent as an artist- this type of talent can't be taught in art /photography school.
Anyway- enough babbling by me, and time to show you the photos! Please go over to her blog and check out more of her amazing photos there.
The photos in this post are all originals by photographer Hsu-Yin Boo. You can find her through my links to her blog in this post, and also on her facebook business page, 'say boo'.
Thank you so, SO much Hsu-Yin! I can't wait to have these printed and framed in our home.
I hope you all have enjoyed seeing these as well.