Kai’s Maternity Shoot
Not often do I get the chance to shoot my wife. She just doesn’t want to get in front of the camera. But this was an exemption. The last month when our baby was still inside her womb we decided to document it. We went out and did an hour shoot just outside our new home. No plans, no pegs, no nothing! Plain and simple!
This was actually the first maternity shoot I did. I’ve had offers before but I wanted it to be special so I thought I’d reserve it for my wife and our first baby. Now that it’s all done, you can book me for this type of shoot whenever and wherever (shameless plug, I know! But a guy needs to make a living. LOL).
I did so many profile and personality shoots in the past but I’d say this one is of the simplest yet hardest I encountered so far. Yes! You read that right! Simple because this is my wife and there’s no pressure there. We were just like fooling around and snapping whenever. Hardest because it was different in a way that I have to take care of her while I was shooting. We were on a mountain top on this shoot and she was on her 9th month. You get the picture.
So why outdoor?
Initially, we’ve thought of doing a studio shoot for her maternity. Classic black and white’s, moody portraits, hand forming a heart shape on her belly type of shot. But then again, it was so not her! And it was a bit cliché as well. So I thought why not do it outdoor? Take advantage of natural light, make it more candid and unusual. So we went out and did our thing! The shoot lasted for an hour. We had more shots in mind but we called it a day because the heat from the sun was killing us and as I said, I have to take care of my wife. She was a bit exhausted and tired and I’m telling you, that’s something you don’t want to mess with. It gets rough when you try to push it to her extremes.
I’m thinking of doing some large prints, so Tumblr people, let me know what you think is the best photo from all the set I’ve posted (http://samlim.tumblr.com/)and help me decide! I’d appreciate it!
What to print? What to print?
Photo by: Sam Lim
Filipinos are always known for being hard workers. A classic example is this man who I saw was working on a hot bright sunny day, trying to fix a road inside the UP Diliman Campus.
FYI, unlike other countries, blue collar workers here in the Philippines only get a minimum base pay per day, sometimes even lower. Just to give you an idea, the minimum base pay here is around 400pesos (that’s around $9 per day or lower). Something that our corrupt government should look into.
What do you guys think?
Starworld: The Source (Season 2)
Photos by: Sam Lim
by Sam Lim
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One more from that Cirque Du Soleil Acrobat!
Cirque Du Soleil “Varekai” (Manila - June 21, 2011)
Photographed by: Sam Lim