Before I tell you what my approach is in wedding photography, I would like to let you know who I am. I am not afraid to tell you about my personal life. I want to be your friend rather than just be your photographer. Because I believe that being comfortable with me and trusting me in front of my camera are the keys to make good images.
Who am I?
I am Kong Wai (江威). I originally based in Hong Kong and relocated to UK – Manchester in 2023 with my family and my beautiful wife. Here are a few our pre-wedding photos. (More blog posts about my personal life.)
Images and music have always been a part of my life. I started photo shooting with film when I was a little boy. I grew up in church, I have grown to love people around me and began to learn guitar-playing when I was 10 from my pastor. I formed my first band and received grade 8 in drums when I was in High school. After that I gradated from Visual Communication in BA Hons Degree, majoring in Design and Photography. I have been constantly pursuing ways to be creative. I still connect with music. I am the vocalist / guitarist / songwriter for my band. We play gigs in many Asian countries.
How I see Wedding photography?
“Just be yourself” – I believe weddings are love stories. I have my own story. I think you have one too, which is unique and attractive. No matter it is a wedding day or pre-wedding photo shooting, my goal is never create contrived poses but capture the real emotion instead.
For me, each couple have their own story. As you see on my site, I would like to show a series of quality photos describing a complete story rather than posting a few good images. I would like to be your friend to participate in your wedding and record the whole wedding by my observation.
I work as a witness, discreetly documenting the wedding without people’s awareness of the camera. Just forget me and enjoy your wedding. You can get the images like below – natural and real
Photo from Sarah & Wilson // wedding day
Engagement session / Pre-wedding
Capturing the relaxing moment of the couple is a master of art. Yes, I do give direction to my couple some of the time, but only some pose suggestions. After that they take the free rein to talk, kiss, laugh or do whatever they like. I simply tell them where to go or stand and then let them feel at ease at the camera. Real emotion or unnoticed expression will easily come out from this atmosphere.
Photo from Janice & Calvin // engagement session
As I think you are incredibly valuable, I think you deserve to have your emails and phone calls returned promptly. If you like my works, let’s get together and see if we’re a fit for each other. I want to bring beauty to life in your wedding photos.
t: +852 97461376, I often travel abroad for photo shooting, please use WhatsApp call if you can’t reach me by phone.
Member of :
WPJA – Wedding Photojournalist Association
History Studio Vimeo
My works were featured on:
TOP PICK ON HONG KONG’S FINEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER // Jan 2020
This Wedding at Intercontinental Hong Kong Has The Sweetest Moments // Jun 2019
The Repulse Bay Wedding Showcase 2018 // Mar 2018
Sweet Engagement Shoot in Shek O // Elaine & James // Apr 2018
An Enchanting Pre-Wedding Shoot // Sharon & Calvin // Aug 2017
A Bold Blush and Red Wedding at the Intercontinental Hotel // Sarah & Mark // July 2017
A Burgundy and Mint Wedding at Repulse Bay //Audrey and Ted // Apr 2017
Real Wedding //Audrey and Ted // Apr 2017
Japan – Okayama news // Apr 2017
An Effortlessly Relaxed Grey-Themed Lawn Wedding // Jeannie & Billy // Apr 2017
A Mint-Themed Country Club Wedding //Hilary & Leon // Mar 2017
Real Wedding // Sarah and Wilson // Feb 2017
Meet Me at the Cathedral //Caitlin & Jack // Feb 2017
25 Wedding Videographers you MUST know in Hong Kong // Nov 2016
The best moment of us // Queenie and Franklin // Nov 2016
SAKURA DREAMS IN KYOTO //Winy & Andy // Oct 2016
Amour in the air // Sandra & Adrain // Jul 2016
A road trip with your other half // Joanne & Ray // Apr 2016
Sakura Showers // Winy & Andy // Mar 2016
Stunning Sophistication // Ivy & Wilson // Oct 2015
Landscapes of Love // Alice & Ben // Aug 2015
A Wonderful Adventure // Joanne & Lung Kei // Jul 2015
10 Outdoor Engagement Spots in Hong Kong // Charing & Nick // Jul 2015
Elegant ever after // Janice & Calvin // Apr 2015
Bridal Portraits In Mount Davis // Janice & Calvin // Jan 2015
Old Hollywood Glam // Helen & Yohan //Jan. 2015
When Time Makes All Things Beautiful // Carly & Soki //Oct. 2014
Fall In Love With Hokkaido // Ginny & Eddie // Sep 2014
The wedding Note book // Vendor list // Sep 2014
20 Stunning Cathedrals And Chapels In Asia // Sep 2014
The wedding Note book // USB packaging & Photobook // May 2014
The wedding Note book // Karin & Simon // Oct 2013
BRIDELICIOUS // Karin & Simon // Jul. 2013
THE WEDDING NOTEBOOK MAGAZINE // Sarah & Willson // April 2013
PRAISE WEDDING // Man & Fu’s family // Mar 2013
THE WEDDING NOTEBOOK // Sarah & Willson // Feb 2013
whiter than white weddings // Sarah & Willson // Jan 2013
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST // Sarah & Willson // Dec 2012
Simply peachy // Sarah & Willson // Dec 2012
YAHOO HONG KONG STYLE // Sarah & Willson // Dec 2012
BRIDELICIOUS // Sarah & Willson // Dec 2012
YAHOO HONG KONG STYLE // Joanne & Kenneth // Nov 2012
WPJA CLIENT REVIEW // Mar 2012
ALL ABOUT WEDDING MAGAZINE // Joanne & Kenneth // Mar 2012
WWW.WEDCANDY.COM // Joanne & Kenneth // Wedding blog in USA
囍訊 NOV // INTERVIEW // Jan 2012
WEDDING EXPO 2011 // Jan 2012
囍訊 SEPT // INTERVIEW // Sept 2011
KAIAK.TW Design blog // July 2011