the party gig

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to do another gig, which was to document a special birthday party. I was excited for this gig, because this type of photography, lifestyle photography, is exactly what I aim to specialise on, in my photography services.

I love this type of people photography because I love taking portraits of people. Period. And this type of people photography, it’s all about documenting real-life events, which tend to have more emotional value to those involved. It’s about documenting personhood and family life. It celebrates connections, life milestones, personality, sentiments, and natural pieces of life. Birthday party is one of the best life events in a person’s life for me to capture. Especially for milestone years, usually family members are putting more effort in making them extra special, and it would be even better if the whole thing is properly documented so that you can look back and re-live the celebration, remembering the fun memories and treasure other things that happen in the party that you don’t get to see at the party.

This party was taken place in The Scented Rose Garden and Teahouse in Bungendore, NSW. It’s a beautiful outdoor place surrounded by flower garden. The weather was perfect, everybody was well dressed and happy to be there. Everything was, dare I say it, picture perfect. Indeed.

Here are a couple of photos of the joint. It’s a beautiful place with many interesting details to capture.

Here is the birthday man! Did I mention that it was a surprise party? Well, in the end he kinda suspect something was up (it’s hard to hide all the cars parking outside the teahouse), but he was surprised to see how many people actually showed up. Including relatives from other city.

Everybody had a great time, eating and drinking …

..and game playing..and other merry-making.

It was a long day. But it was a great day. The party had ended, but the memory should stay with us as long as we want it, (hopefully) thanks to the pictures I took that day!

Again, Happy 50th, H!

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