by Kevin Lam
I’ve just added a slideshow of some of my very favourite engagement and wedding images that we’ve had a chance to photograph so far. Putting this together brought back a lot of memories for me as I reflect back at the nearly one hundred weddings I’ve been invited to be a part of. It’s been a real honour to photograph your moments and share your stories over the last five years and I’m definitely excited about the coming years. It was a real challenge for me to distill everything to just a handful of images that best represent our unique visual style, but I hope you enjoy looking at these images as much as we enjoyed creating them.
The soundtrack is “North by North” by Faded Paper Figures. Licensed through The Music Bed.
by Kevin Lam
It’s been a very busy summer wedding season so far, but occasionally I am photographing other commissioned work. Earlier this summer, one of my corporate clients invited me to photograph their work environment. As they are a pretty laid-back group, I decided to photograph their offices near the end of a busy workday. We didn’t worry about staging the scenes and making sure everything was cleaned up to make the space look pristine, as we thought that it wouldn’t convey the genuinely relaxed nature of their work environment. I loved the exposed brick, uncovered ceiling, and open concept offices in their downtown work space. It felt like a really cool space that people would enjoy spending time in, complete with foosball tables, sofas, and flat panel televisions!
by Kevin Lam
I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Japan, a country that I have been eager to visit for a long time. Although I have stopped in Japan while connecting on flights throughout Asia on many occasions, I have never had the opportunity to really explore the country until now. It is truly a surreal place that strikes a balance between modern life and rich traditions. Despite language barriers, it was the incredibly hospitable and well-mannered Japanese people that left a lasting impression on me the most. You couldn’t go anywhere without being greeted with a smile and eagerness to help. I made my way through Osaka, Kyoto, Hakone, and lastly Tokyo. It was wonderful to explore the unique character of each place. Some of the many highlights of this trip for me were seeing geisha and maiko perform a traditional dance, soaking in an open air hot spring (onsen) near Mount Fuji, experiencing the massive crowds at the Shibuya crossing, and eating the freshest sushi straight from the Tokyo fish market.
Before things get really busy with the wedding season, I decided to plan my visit to Japan for early April to coincide with the annual hanami celebrations. This is when Japan’s famous cherry (sakura) and plum (ume) blossoms appear all across the country. Whenever I get the opportunity to travel I try to go with a photographic project in mind. This time it was to document the hanami celebrations in Japan. It was very refreshing to photograph some personal work and I am looking forward to sharing more images from my travels shortly.