Fashion Family Portraiture
I chatted with Susan for a couple of months. Her family was going to take a trip and wanted a highlight of their time together to be a family photoshoot. The point of our conversation was to get to know each other and to hammer out the details for our portrait session. Though, after a productive thread of communication, I felt like Susan was more of a friend than a client.
Reading between the lines. I realized that the family from Kuala Lumpur did not want flowery scenery or a cityscape for a background. They didn't wish to be led through gardens or stroll by a waterway making cheesy faces at each other. It was obvious to me that the Hengs wanted portraits, not travel photos.
I could gather from our conversations that, though they were young, Susan and her siblings were refined. I wanted to give this young family a set of photographs that showed just how put together they seemed. A fashion inspired photoshoot would not only be classy, but would also accentuate the family's taste and demeanor.
When our session date arrived, I was thrilled to finally meet the Hengs. I could tell immediately that I was right. The family has a tremendous amount of style and class. Now the Heng family has the portraits to prove it.
Who Is Andrew Faulk?
Tokyo photographer Andrew Faulk specializes in portrait, editorial, event, and commercial photography assignments. With over a decade of experience living and working in Asia, he works with individuals, families, publications, and corporations to create timeless images under any deadline. His work is frequently featured in a variety of international travel and lifestyle publications. He is a husband, father, and lover of fried food.