• Photo Shoot (and the last of Joel’s mustache)

    by  • May 28, 2008 • China, photography, Shaoxing • 10 Comments

    posted by Sarah
    We did this a while ago (March 28th, in fact), but it’s taken a few months to get the photos back.
    A fun benefit to living in China is the popularity of photo studios. Relatively speaking, these photo studios are a bargain, so we took advantage of this opportunity and booked a day with a photographer. The total package included four outfit changes, two inside and two outside scenes, a nicely printed and bound book, a large mounted portrait, and the photos on CD.
    Here are the results:
    We started out with a traditional Shanghai 1930s look. Sarah had fake hair, which was pretty cool. The Chinese are obsessed with having fair skin, so these shots are pretty bleached out so we both look incredibly pale.
    A happy couple
    The weather was absolutely perfect: sunny and warm but not sweltering. Spring, alas, is all too short here in Shaoxing, and now, two months later, we step outside and immediately feel hot and sweaty.
    Spring blossoms – beautiful!
    The next set of photos were shot in Fushan park. This area skirts along the edges of the park and has nice shadows and light.
    The stylist’s choice on hair and accessories lends, I think, a kind of “innocent first date” feel to these pictures.

    Below are (I consider) some of the best shots of the day (I get a big kick out that retro feel).

    I got a HUGE mane of hair for these shots.

    Joel’s mustache got waxed nicely. Quite the gentleman, I think.
    And finally… our last set up. We didn’t know what to wear, so the stylists told us to wear matching outfits (white shirts and jeans). The result: a family portrait straight from the early 90s.
    So, we had a lot of fun and we now have some great (and some really cheesy) photos to commemorate our time in Shaoxing!


    Sarah grew up in Colorado but considers herself a Chinese-Malaysian-English-American. Her favorite thing to do is read in bed, or some sunny spot on a couch.

    10 Responses to Photo Shoot (and the last of Joel’s mustache)

    1. Foosh
      May 28, 2008 at 5:31 pm

      Quite possibly the best photo shoot ever.

      I’m speechless.

    2. SuJ'n
      May 29, 2008 at 2:47 am

      these are GREAT!

    3. Nicole
      May 29, 2008 at 2:56 am

      This commemorates your time there…does that mean we may see you for a visit sometime soon?

    4. Mark Heng
      May 29, 2008 at 3:52 am

      Too funny! At the same time, I’m really impressed by the photography. Really good lighting, yo.

    5. Kendal on the Road
      May 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm

      These are so fun! Sarah, you look gorgeous! And Joel…the mustache actually looks fun. I admit it. Nice!

    6. Kathleen
      May 30, 2008 at 6:27 pm

      What great photos! They look awesome. You look gorgeous, Sarah, and Joel — I love the moustache!

    7. Foosh
      June 1, 2008 at 10:15 pm

      Love it! When do we get our wallet size 90’s shot?:) My favorites are the red dress in the park ones and the retro ones. Y
      You guys look fabulous!

    8. Foosh
      June 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm

      That last comment was MRS. Foosh to be exact.

    9. amanda + daniel
      June 9, 2008 at 4:40 am

      wow, these are incredible. please say you got huge prints to hang up in your apartment!?

    10. Missy
      June 13, 2008 at 12:31 am

      I LOVE these pics! You guys look FAB and like such a fun time! :)

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