Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tanis & Chris

Tanis & Chris, originally uploaded by Jing Kao-Beserve.

Tanis & Chris

Congratulations Tanis and Chris! It was a lovely day for a wedding - not too hot (like yesterday) and the rain held off most of the day.

Here are just a couple shots as a sneak preview for now. I'm pretty tired, but happy so far with the results. This wedding is also my first wedding as a pregnant photographer and I really didn't feel limited at all (of course it helped having an assistant help shlep some of the heavier bags).

May 14 update - photos are now posted! If you know this couple then you would know the password to view their photos at

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sally & Sean


KAO_2271, originally uploaded by Jing Kao-Beserve.

I was back to the Wychwood Barns on Friday, this time to meet with Sally and Sean. As promised, I explored the other side of the buildings, making sure not to repeat myself from Wednesday's shoot and in fact, have lots more ideas for other parts of the building for future shoots.

Sally and Sean come to me by way of Sean's sister Adele, who is also friends with several of my past brides. Thank you Adele! Looking forward to seeing another familiar face next month.

This May wedding will be at the beautiful front lawn of Windemere House with Lake Rosseau as a backdrop. I got a sneak peak at Sally's dress (well, it was a sketch) and am excited to see it in person and to also catch Sean's face when he first sees her. No pressure.

Great job guys! See you again soon.  See more on flickr by clicking on the photos above.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rayonie & Rui

KAO_2088, originally uploaded by Jing Kao-Beserve.

I had a great time yesterday photographing, and actually meeting in person for the first time, Rayonie and Rui. This couples comes to me through the BMO connection where both the bride and my husband work.

They are getting married next month and really, couldn't be more laid back about it. They are also pretty funny, and almost tricked me into saying something undiplomatic about other people. Nice try!

This was also the first time I used the Artscape Wychwood Barns as a backdrop for a shoot. I've been aching to do it ever since it opened up in November (I did shoot the opening gala for the venue but every time I look at those photos it brings back memories of the stomach flu I was battling that night), and finally made good use of it yesterday. I will return there tomorrow for Sally and Sean and explore the other side of the buildings with them.

Congratulations and I'll see you in a month!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


imajing090406_172, originally uploaded by Jing Kao-Beserve.


Some of you may remember my cousin's baby Hewitt (would that make him a second cousin or a cousin removed?), who is now a toddler of 2.5 years old. He's the baby lying on his stomach with the totally contagious laugh.

Here's his baby brother Emmett. The family was visiting from NYC last week and I had a chance to meet the newest addition. It's fun to see the family resemblance but also the contrast in temperament and build (yes, I've been reading the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg in preparation for my own baby).

Click on the above photos to link to some of my favourites from last week's shoot.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


KAO_1959, originally uploaded by Jing Kao-Beserve.

Little George Gibson, who won't stay little for very long was a bit overwhelmed by the rambunctious behaviour of our Sixer and Kafrey (especially once you throw his sister Gertie in the mix). But despite his shyness I managed to get a few good ones of him.

More at

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

WNP March 2009

WNP March 2009, originally uploaded by Jing Kao-Beserve.

I've been meaning to post this for a while. Some of you may know that I'm lucky enough to belong to a professional group of photographers group that gets together to share creative vibes. Most of the photographers are from the Niagara-St. Catherine's area so it is a bit of trek for me (especially if it means braving the QEW at rush hour). But the shoot on March 31 was definitely worth it. We had two great models with hair styled by Mandy Wilson of Volume and make-up by Judy St. Angelo.

The models Caitlin and Porsche braved some chilly temperatures and were graciously posed for all 20+ photographers who swarmed them like paparazzi.

Click on the above photo to see more on my flickr site.

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