etain// lifestyle

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as part of etain’s modelling portfolio and in addition to the studio setup in the previous post, we made use of the rare sun in my garden and got in some lifestyle shots. as a way of creating diversity and range, i also edited the images using different styles to create softness or drama. i love how etain can pull off so many looks and by the end of the shoot we were utterly drained. awaiting for another creative outburst soon bbz!

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-heather sham

etain// studio

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this girl (@etainleung) is making a comeback on the blog. having been signed recently (thaaaats ma girl!) she wanted to take a variety of photos as part of her portfolio. it was a simple studio set up using a black and white backdrop and we also used a few flowers as props. so proud of ma bestie and how confidently she slays in front of the camera. much love!

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-heather sham

zunen// covent garden

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‘yooooo’ is how this guy right here starts all his convos, and all his posts on his blog lifefromdust.com (check it out now!). having attended his 22nd bday a few years back whilst not really knowing him, we followed each other on instagram, before zunen hollered at me a few years later wanting to do a collab. say whaaaat!!

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as creatives, zunen reached out to tell my story on his blog on how i keep my passion for creating alive, whilst i had the joy of photographing him around covent garden. we grabbed pub grub for lunch and then moved around for a chill, urban shoot. not gonna lie, i was put out of my comfort zone having to shoot in the heart of london and its buzz. surely i’m not the only one who feels weird when people stare at me shoot, or otherwise feel like i might get robbed whilst distracted shooting. but hey ho, at least i didn’t have to pose in the middle of london lol.

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tbh, i didn’t know what to expect before this shoot. firstly, i had never shot with a male model (i was searching for male poses on pinterest frantically the night before). secondly, i never saw covent garden as much of a grand shoot location. but man was i glad the sun came out (hello beautiful flare), and all fell into place. i guess the madness of this shoot was also owed to zunen who was dressed for this location – his green jacket and green sneakers literally match the market’s colour. see for yourself:

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i told you so. oh wait i turned two of them into black and white.

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we then moved to a cafe called le pain quotidien for a cappuccino and chai tea. it is sweetly located in covent garden and has a second floor so you can overlook the market.

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it was here that stories and testimonies came to life, and here that we exchanged encouragements to keep creating and refining our crafts. if there is one thing that zunen has reminded me, it is that we are created to create. amen brother.

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-heather sham

skye and reg// studio

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i was overjoyed that skye and reg paid a visit to my house a few weeks back for a cheeky photoshoot which has been long overdue. see here and here for the photoshoot we did when reg was still a teeny one!

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i got skye to bring along the cheeky man himself and his favourite toy, i supplied the bubbles, cornflakes and ukulele, and reg brought the fun and cuteness overload. we had a blast the entire afternoon and i’m so pleased with all the pictures we got.

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reg is such a joy to photograph. he is always smiling, he listens when i tell him to sit on a box and eat his cornflakes with his toy dog in front of him, and always looks into the darn camera. and did i mention he is literally the most handsome baby ever?

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skye also jumped in for a few photos holding the guitar whilst i handed the ukulele to reg. however halfway through, reg insisted on swapping for the bigger guitar with a kiss.

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skye and i had also planned to shoot some photos for her to paint that afternoon (skye is a v talented artist btw). it involved lemons and so reg, being reg, came back to steal the show by demonstrating how he could eat a lemon cutely.

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-heather sham