The Story behind
Being a photographer since 18 years old, I have photographed many families.
Remember there was a period in time that I honestly dislike doing family shoots;
it just felt boring to take group photos of people posing for the camera. Because it felt so draining to me, I stopped doing it.
A year ago I started to begin family shoots again, but this time I decided to do it in a way that aligns with my passion for candid photos.
Using the same way of shooting my adventure sessions with couples, I am able to make my families less tense and open up to genuine candid shots between each other.
The family sessions are called “Relive Sessions”
The “Relive sessions” by Hong Ray are for families who treasure the time being together.
It is not a portrait session of everyone looking at the camera, intentionally standing in a stiff manner to look glamorous.
In addition to easy and relaxed group photos of different combinations, the majority of the photographs will be candid and unposed. As a photographer, I will guide you and your family in the process, to be less tense, be yourselves and open up to each other for meaningful candid shots.
Candid photographs of genuine love, appreciation, and life will be meaningful 50 years down the road, compared to traditional portraits of yesteryears. Each candid shot we create will hold a special memory and meaning, which I hope will become priceless long after the shoot is done.
Knowing that the images taken will be remembered by the families for a lifetime, I felt like this is the most meaningful job in the world, and as a photographer, it’s my job to do it well.