FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I have compiled a list of FAQs that may be useful for you. I will update this section periodically.

What does your company do?
I specializes in wedding and portraiture photography. I am qualified with international photography associations such as WPJA.

Do you provide videography services?
Yes, I specialize in wedding photography but I do provide this service by working closely with my partner.

Do you provide photo slideshows of the morning event to be shown during dinner?
Yes, but we require at least 3-4 hours in between to prepare them.

What type of photo album do you provide? 
For album: As I have been working in graphic for many years, I love to design photo album with minimal style. All of my albums are individually designed by me and printed on the highest quality fine art paper on nice thick pages and then hand bound. I highly recommend all our couples to get one, it’s the best way to remember your wedding day. You can have many options like cover materials, size and color…etc.

For Canvases: the canvases that I provide are true canvas print, it’s not like other do, it is not print on photo paper and machine pressed onto canvas to mimic the effect. The glass of traditional photo frame is reflective and is not truly transparent. It reduces your viewing pleasure and can be tiring to your eyes. With canvas photo print, no framing is required. You can hang it on your wall immediately and there is no glass on top like traditional framing. Finally, you can enjoy your masterpiece in its truest form that it well deserves.

How long does it take for you to complete my photos?
It takes approximately 40 – 80 working days to complete your photos, and another 20 working days for the album design after we’ve completed your photos. We shoot in RAW format and professionally process (colour correction, exposure adjustments and cropping) every photo before handing them over to you as digital proofs. Utmost care is taken during this process and we need time to complete them professionally.

What are low-res and hi-res proofs?
Low-res are smaller resolution files that are usually used for preview at your computer screen. Hi-res proofs are printable up to 10R or more.

How many photos am I expecting to get for my wedding?
A typical full day wedding can averagely yield 500-800 photos, but we guarantee a minimum of 400 photos.

Do you do table-to-table shots during dinner?
We do not do table-to-table shots during dinner. Firstly, it is rude to interrupt your guests during meals and secondly, they are less likely to oblige. However, we strongly recommend the bride and groom to go table-to-table with us to take group photos because the guests are usually more than happy to co-operate.

Must I provide you meals?
It is not compulsory but it would be awesome if you could provide basic meals for me. It is very difficult to work when I am starving. I will advice you on the suitable time for me to have my meals.

What camera/equipments do you use for weddings?
I use multiple Canon DSLR cameras and a wide range of lenses during an assignment. I mainly use prime lens to capture the ambiance and its natural lights. I process photos using Lightroom, Photoshop and tons of plugins on a Mac machine.

CAMERAS:
Canon 5D Mark3 x 2, Leica M3 DS, Contax 645 Medium Format, Rolleiflex 2.8c, Fuji X100

LENSES:
Canon 16-35/2.8 L II
Canon 35/1.4 L
Canon 45/2.8 TSE
Canon 50/1.2 L
Minolta Rokkor 58/1.2 ef mount
Canon 85/1.8
Canon 135/2 L
Leitz Summaron 50mm F2 Dual Range
Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm F2 T* AF Lens For Contax 645

COMPUTERS:
Apple iMac 27″ i7, Adobe software

Do you accept outstation or oversea assignments?
Yes, all you need do is cover our with traveling cost and accommodation.

Do you do pre-wedding or engagement portraiture?
Yes. All portraiture are done outdoor and I use various photography and lighting techniques in my portraiture assignments. Dressing, makeup and transportation fee are not included and should be provided by customer.

How do I book you for our wedding and how soon should I do so?
We prefer to have a meeting and get to know more each others before you book us. To secure your date with me, we require a 50% non refundable deposit (retainer) of the chosen package AND a signed agreement. Most of my clients book us from 6-9 months ahead. At times, I even booked more than a year ahead especially on popular dates.

What are your payment terms?
A 50% deposit (retainer) is required for your booking, and the remaining payment of 50% is due 7 days before the wedding day. We accept cash, credit card or local cheques. For cheques, please make it payable to “Kong wai”.

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t: +852 97461376

Member of :
WPJA – Wedding Photojournalist Association

Video channel:
History Studio Vimeo

My works were featured on:
FALL IN LOVE WITH HOKKAIDO // 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
囍訊 SEPT // INTERVIEW // Sept. 2011
KAIAK.TW DESIGN BLOG // July. 2011
WEDDING EXPO 2011 // Jun. 2012