Our good friends Thanh and Lindsay were having their 2nd baby. So they wanted some family photos with their son Harvey and use this opportunity to announce the gender to him. A beautiful way to celebrate boxing day.
I don't think Harvey was as interested in knowing it he'll be receiving a little brother or sister as his parents though.
We did the photo shoot at Khu Du Lịch Văn Thánh (Van Thanh Tourist Park) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
I used Thanh's Canon DSLR for the shoot was I was already undergoing camera upgrades with Sony, so I didn't have my usual equipment with me.
And as usual, Canon just wasn't for me. Nevertheless, it turned out well.
Huong's family is planning on selling their home and asked if I could help take some photos.
This is my first time ever shooting real estate, and unfortunately, I had no wide angle lenses at that time. I decided to take multiple shots and make a panorama for the wide shots.
I used my Sony a65 with 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens for this shoot and definitely learned a valuable lesson to not be afraid to take more than necessarily needed photos.
I've always wanted to go to New Zealand - I heard it was beautiful.
Well, lucky me, Sam asked if I could take their wedding photos, in Auckland New Zealand - you can already imagine my joy.
For this wedding, Sam lent me his Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM Lens to use alongside with my Sony A65 and Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Lens.
Though the Canon 5Diii was a powerful camera and took beautiful images, it only solidified my personal preference in live view and electronic viewfinders (EVF) - generally speaking, I'm a happy Sony Alpha user. Shooting in raw is certainly important also - I decided I'd work more in raw + JPG from now on.
Jenny finally found her soulmate and I had the privilege to take some engagement photos for her and Aaron.
I learned quickly that I shouldn't use vivid as the colours would be too strong and unnatural.
The gear I used was my Sony a55 and Sony SAL 18250 DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens.
While in Vietnam, Ashley was preparing to serve her mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before she left, she wanted to do a small photoshoot with her Mary and family.
It was the day before Lunar New Years, thus it was a busy day and lot of fun going around Nhà Thờ Đức Bà (Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica) and the park across the street to take photos.
I used my Sony A65 along with my Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Lens. One thing I wish I had was that I had a wider lens - you really can't take it for granted.
Tien and Loan got married and had a wedding reception in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) chapel
It was a fun and simple wedding reception with lots of joy.
The gear I used was my trusty Sony A55 and Sony 18-250mm Lens.
My first photoshoot ever after purchasing my first DSLR/DSLT camera, Sony A55.
Matthew Kea, who plays Spanish guitar - Flamenco, asked if I can help take a few photos for him at Bluestone Restaurant and I thought it'd be a good chance for me to work on my photographic skills.
This was the phase when I was just learning to use a DSLR/DSLT and really pushed the limits of the A55 working in a dimly lit environment.