I have taken two sets of family photos with Daniel. I had wanted to take our photos at Daniel’s studio the first time but my daughter was too small at the time and so we took the family photographs at home where she was familiar and comfortable. The photos were very nice and warm, so we went back to Daniel for our second set of family photos a year later at his studio when our daughter was a little older.
Before our session at Daniel’s studio, our daughter was very nervous due to the unfamiliar environment. However, thanks to Daniel and his assistant’s help, she relaxed soon after the session began. Daniel was very easy-going about the whole shoot, even though my daughter ran around non-stop and didn’t do anything Daniel had in mind for her to do. He never got anxious that he might not get a good shot nor did he get impatient with my over-excited child. Instead, Daniel simply followed my daughter around the entire time to take his perfect shot.
I especially appreciated Daniel’s flexible approach during our studio session. When he noticed my daughter’s interest in one of the props instead of the original backdrop, he just gave up on what he had planned and let my daughter try out what she liked. The photos turned out to be very lively with our family playing around in the studio instead of posing stiffly in front of a backdrop.
At the end of the session, my daughter was so happy she didn’t even want to leave the studio. Daniel and his assistant were really good with my daughter and it was evident that they both understood how to work with children.
Thank you, Daniel for not only the photos but also the wonderful time we spent at your studio!
Daniel thanks for being my family photographer! We had an excellent time with you. I smile everytime when I see the adorable album!
I came across with Daniel’s website and was then attracted by his pieces. Daniel has a very creative style. He doesn’t take just the typical family pictures but he is very much trying to capture a natural and relaxed environment.
Throughout the moments we were having fun. Daniel is very cool. Being a photographer of kids can be very upsetting because they will never follow instructions, but he was very much understanding the situation and adapting to it. Indeed, he was always trying to draw the attention from the kids with toys or games, but what is most important is that he knows how to capture the real moments. His pictures always show what happened, they are full of meanings. Our kids felt comfortable in front of Daniel and showed their lovely smiles in the photos.
The whole day with Daniel went smoothly. He gave us tips in facing the camera and striking poses. We enjoy every moment with him. We love the pictures Daniel takes, that much that we always come back to him. I cannot wait for another chance to work with Daniel!
I was planning to do family portray while I was conceiving my second baby. I have been searching for the ideal photographer, at the same time asking for recommendation from my friends. When I saw Daniel’s works on social media and his website and also compared to other photographers, I found that Daniel was able to provide great pictures for maternity and newborn.
This was my first time doing family photography and I was glad that Daniel, who was obviously experienced, was here to help and I was happy to work with him.
As a photographer, Daniel was not that kind of “master” who would only instruct without giving explanation, he was in fact quite the opposite, the communication between us was great proof. He would try to understand what did we expect in the photography. He had sent me some of his previous work for illustration, as well as to make sure that we were on the same page. He was patient enough to really spend time in communicating. After having consensus of what we wanted, he would then give suggestion of how should we do it. I could see that he tried to align with what we wanted and worked together towards that direction. During the shooting, he would suggest how should we stand in order to get the best angle. It was overall comfortable shooting event.
In summary it was a professional, and at the same great experience to work with Daniel, he could definitely help you to capture moment in a style you prefer.
Bonnie & Joseph (Hong Kong Prewedding)
A very convivial experience with Daniel. It always gives me an impression that taking photo might be a bit embarrassing. However, Daniel is very keen on chilling everyone out. My husband and I are very relaxed throughout the whole process and it has been totally reflected from the photos. They are all so natural!
Apart from that, he is also a very top notch photographer in this industry. When I had a request of using sea as the theme, he immediately came up with suggestions of the venue and other essence. The result turned out to be lovely. Since I have joined the pre-wedding photography package, I didn’t have to worry about my outfit. The designer was very good at showing the curve of my body. Together with Daniel’s professional photographical skill, I look slim and playful in the pictures.
What I also want to praise Daniel is that he is very patient. He always tried his utmost best to fulfill all our requests, not only during the preparation stage but also the editing part. We love all the wedding photography he has taken for us.
One of the most incredible moments of a woman must be pregnancy. Therefore, I really would like to record the precious memory. With my friend’s referral, I found Daniel. I experienced ‘love at the first sight’ when I saw the sample work of Daniel. His style was exactly what I wanted, which was with strong contrast of light and colours. I was not expecting something fancy, with laces or bubbles while Daniel just could fulfill my expectation! I highly recommend him for those mother-to-be who want to have pregnancy photography!
Daniel was helpful and thoughtful no matter before or during the shooting. About the outfits or styles that we wanted to portrait, he was totally open to ideas and tried his best to reach our expectation. The whole process was very relaxing as he was easy-going and humorous. But still, he was very professional and experienced. What impressed me the most was his sensitivity towards the best visual effects in front of the camera. He could swiftly discover which side of my face was more photogenic that I had spent a long time to figure out! No wonder why would him could become one of the most successful photographers in Hong Kong!
It was my pleasure to work with Daniel. Not only did him give us a perfect album, but also give us a chance to make a good friend. I am looking forward for another opportunity to work with him in the near future!
Hannah and Patrick (Hong Kong Prewedding)
Even though the whole photo-shooting process lasted for about half a day (with the preparation and commuting included), it was sort of from dawn to dusk. However, it was not so much of a torture but quite the opposite. Thanks to the efficiency and the professionalism of Daniel and his team, as well as the mutual consensus of what to expect resulted from the practical and sufficient communication between us, trouble was spared. Besides his undoubtedly expertise in photography, Daniel was also instructive in giving tips on how to pose in front of the camera. It was especially important and helpful when you were being shot outdoor, where it was already a challenge to stand properly with full wedding dress on.
Despite the fact that I knew Daniel personally before having him as my photographer, this does not make my comment a biased one. It had been a pleasure to work with Daniel as everything was well-organized. I was particularly appealed to his suggestion regarding the location of the shooting. I am kind of surprised when I saw the photos as I did not realise all those places of Hong Kong where I am way too familiar with could look so stunning in front of Daniel’s camera.
I would highly recommend Daniel as the photographer you have been looking for. Whether you are planning to do a (pre)wedding photography or family portray, Daniel can always capture your best moment that worth keeping.
Eva and Steven (Pregnancy)
Regarding the scheduling with Daniel, I would suggest to do so as soon as you have your mind made up. Originally I wanted to have Daniel as my photographer in my pre-wedding but it did not work out due to the short notice and his tight schedule. I am happy that we could come up with a suitable time afterwards so that he could done the pregnancy photography for me.
Daniel has been very friendly and attentive despite his expertise in photography. He gave suggestion according to my own preference instead of dominating the conversation. It simply would not go wrong if you follow his lead. I am particularly pleased by the lighting he utilised as well as the matching backdrop that brought out the best of the costumes. The significant pose in which the mother-to-be wearing a see-through dress, being the only object in the photo, with the dress hem fluttering is a must-do.
The shooting process had been relaxing. Daniel was particularly caring as he would ask me from time to time whether I would need a break (since I had to stand and remained intact for the same pose for quite some time, which was a bit demanding for a pregnant woman).
I would recommend Daniel for sure if you are looking for a professional photographer, in fact, I have already done so and some of my friends have already made appointment with him for (pre-)wedding photo shooting.
Kam and Jacky (Prague Prewedding)
Thank you Daniel for giving us one of the best gifts of our wedding – the stunning prewedding album. The style of the album is exactly what I expected and I could not ask for more.
I was hoping my prewedding album to be elegant and artistic. I was so lucky to see Daniel’s album online which differed from other Hong Kong wedding photographers. His work was strong and eye-catching. I immediately looked for Daniel without a second thought.
Apart from his excellent talent, other thing impressed me a lot was his attitude. Although we had jet lag in Prague during the shooting, he was so energetic and professional to demonstrate his photography skills from years of experience. He captured the right moment at the right timing and angles. From a customer-centric point of view, he was so nice and humorous throughout the days. He did not mind to work overtime for the best photos. Most importantly, he tried his best to cater our needs and arrange everything well beforehand. At last we are so satisfied with the products, including the canvas and the albums.
I cannot wait for another chance to work with Daniel, one of the best wedding photographers in Hong Kong. Hopefully we can have pregnancy shot in the near future. I will also introduce him to my friends!
Anna and Darren (Studio Prewedding)
When Darren and I decide to get married, our friend introduce Daniel to us.
We always like things simple. It must be very difficult for photographer to create any interesting effect when this looks so plain. However, Daniel takes into the challenge. He makes use of his professional technique such as the use of color and angels to give live to the photo.
Talking about the color of the photo, it is, in fact, another difficulty encountered by my husband and I. The style we want varies a lot. While he wants dark color to portray that cool spy style, I want light color to create that tender sweetness in the photo. These two contrast a lot but Daniel helps us to mix them together. With dark color, he chooses some very sweet pose to reveal the intimacy between my husband and me. For light color, it more about posture that show the stylish side of us. We are very happy with this arrangement as to fulfill the need of the two of us without losing color of character from neither side.
The whole process is very happy. Although my husband is so nervous that he can’t even smile at the very beginner, the studio turns into a house of laughter at the end. Daniel is just like a mood-tuner which can always tune the right mood of people for the right moment.
We adore the photo. They are simple but fun with love, happiness and excitement. We hope that Daniel will continue to capture other precious moment in our lives.
Tiffany and Larry (Wedding Day)
Our friend introduced Daniel to us when he knew of our wedding. Daniel has co-operated with him in some business events before and he trusted him. So we decided to meet with him first and see if he fits us.
In our first meeting, Daniel was very willing to give us suggestion and gave us a big picture of what should be included in the wedding. We felt his enthusiasm and he was very professional, so we immediately booked him.
Daniel was very professional throughout the whole day, taking perfect shots and giving us helpful instructions whenever we couldn’t pose right. We could follow them very easily and the photos were stunning.
Daniel is very experienced, but he did not limit what we wanted to do. He was very keen on listening to us and helping us to achieve the style of photos we wanted.
What surprises and touches us a lot was how he took gorgeous photos of our parents. Our parents definitely enjoyed the photo slideshow with their pics. Daniel is one of the rare photographers who does not only focus on the wedding couple but also take very good care of the ones around us.
Thank you, Daniel for the good work! We greatly appreciated it!