Grateful Project 365/009 – Kaho :)

Kaho, 26.3.12

Kaho, 26.3.12

I owe a lot to Kaho. A LOT. Here he is helping me out again in his computer shop. Thank you Kaho 🙂

Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production. 

Grateful Project 365/007 – Food

vegies for Baby Cat, 24.3.12

vegies for Baby Cat, 24.3.12

We took Chris (who shoots a lot for White Heights) and Dad out for dinner tonight cos’ we owe them a lot. Going out is a treat, and I’m grateful we could enjoy our meals with good company. I actually planned to take a photo of the food. But Catty was feeding vegies to Baby Cat, so I shot this instead 🙂
Such a cutie! But I’ll make sure not to make this project aaaaaall about her.

Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production. 

Grateful Project 365/006 – Weddings

White Heights Wedding

John and Julia's wedding, Friday 23.3.12

Chris and I just finished shooting today’s wedding, where we produced our 7th Same Day Edit (SDE). To produce an SDE, we shoot a wedding all day, and then edit the footage in time to screen it at the reception. The challenge is to produce a video in about 3 – 4 hours that looks and sounds as good as a video that usually takes us 8 – 12 hours… Not easy at all.

I’m so grateful for couples that book us to shoot their weddings, because this sort of work is a lot of fun and rewarding in so many ways. I usually spend 60 to 80 hours working on a wedding video project, with most of that time taken by editing. During that time I scrub through hours and hours of raw footage, looking for the strongest shots that push forward the story of the day. And having spent so much time listening to the couple, watching for the little details that define them during their wedding day, I always finish these projects feeling quite familiar and fond of them.

It was the same with John and Julia, the couple pictured above. They booked us within a few days of their wedding, having never met us in person and only knowing us by our work samples.  My point isn’t to flatter us, I mean to say that even though we only met on their wedding day, after producing their Same Day Edit, I felt like they were my friends 🙂

Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production. 

Grateful Project 365/005 – Canon 5D mkII

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Canon 5D mkII

Canon 5D mkII, 22.3.12

You won’t believe it, but this picture is supposed to be about the Canon 5D mkII – not the pretty girl. It got quite late tonight before I got around to taking my Grateful Project 365 photo, so I used a flash for this pic, and nice long shutter speed to make sure the background was evenly exposed.
I still think Catty distracts the viewer too much in this picture. That’s my mistake, not at all her fault. It just means that I’ll try to take another picture of one of cameras later.
Canon changed my professional life with their 5DmkII, and I’m grateful for the consistently  beautiful images this machine can produce.

Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production. 

Grateful Project 365/004 – Dad

Dad

Dad, 21.3.2012

We would have been in trouble without Dad. Thankfully he’s so helpful.
A few weeks ago he started learning how to tie balloon animals just for Baby Cat. She’s sitting at his feet in this shot, waiting for him to finish a balloon dog.

Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production.

Grateful Project 365/003 – Baby Cat

Baby Cat

Baby Cat, 20.3.12

Little Baby Cat was born on June 11th 2011. That was about 9 months ago, and she still doesn’t have much hair, or eye brows, or much of a neck… She limits most of the things we do in life, like sleeping and going out. And she requires a lot of (Catty’s) time.
But like true faith is a gift from God, so is our Faith. So we’re very grateful for her and love her very much 🙂

Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production.

Grateful Project 365/002 – Wife

Claudia Yeung, 19.3.12

Claudia Yeung, 19.3.12

I’m grateful to have a wife, and I’m particularly grateful that my wife is Catty. No one is like Catty. I don’t mean that in the common way, “everyone is unique”. I mean Catty is really really unique. No one could ever replace her.
Catty is a sweety and a cutey. Sometimes quirky. Sometimes skitty. Sometimes affectionate. Sometimes here, sometimes there, but always with me. See, that’s why I call her, “Cat”.
Did you know: I met her on Thursday, 11th of September 2008 at the Richmond train station. Perhaps I’ll tell that story another time. Catty has changed a lot since then. Grown and matured. Certainly more than I have…

Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production.

Grateful Project 365/001 – Grace Community Bible Church

Grace Community Bible Church, Melbourne

Grace Community Bible Church, Melbourne

I started my first “Grateful Project 365” today, which is a Sunday. I’m very grateful for this church. I wanted to show as much of it as possible in 1 picture, and of all the angles I could imagine, I thought this achieves it best.
In the foreground is Adrian, our Pastor, just about to begin his sermon. He included John 17:20 – 26

Kaiwin Yeung is a photographer and video producer in Melbourne. This is a personal project, partly for his work with White Heights Media, where he frequently helps with Melbourne Wedding Photography and Melbourne Wedding Video production.