Whether you’re here on a short-term assignment or have lived here for years, capturing your family’s moments in photos is always a good idea to preserve the memories. While we all take a lot of snapshots on our smartphones, getting a professional photo shoot done can change the game plan of the coverage we get. We chat with Hong Kong-based photographer JULIA BROAD about the options.
Every family deserves beautiful photos
The ethos of photographer Julia and her family photography concept Jules, Baby! is simple: every family deserves beautiful, timeless images to be cherished and passed down through generations. From bumps to babies, toddlers to cake smashes, and reunions to farewells, Jules, Baby! offers a range of packages to suit anyone’s unique style.
Awarded Bronze and Silver in the past two Expat Living Reader’s Choice Awards, Julia is clearly passionate about connecting with families, and she strives to make each session memorable through her knowledge of photojournalism, fine art portraiture and early childhood development.
Whether you prefer to work in Julia’s home studio, in the comfort of your own home, or create a masterpiece in the bustling streets or tranquil countryside of the 852, all bases are covered. The largest segment of Julia’s portfolio is pre- and post-natal, and she gives her maternity clients a $500 discount on their newborn sessions.
Best place to shoot families
They say home is where the heart is. But if you have little ones who just want to run then we love Hong Kong Park (Admiralty). It has a waterfall, trees, a koi pond, sweeping views of the city and its very own butterfly garden.
Maternity shoot advice
Maternity sessions should capture the most beautiful you. If you want to rock a ball gown, fantastic. If you’re more comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt, great. And remember, a good body lotion, lots of water and fresh vegetables 48 hours or more prior to your session helps with swelling and enhances that beautiful pregnancy glow.
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This article first appeared in the City Guide issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.