When I went to Hong Kong a few weeks ago I did not go for a holiday. Candice and Tim are the reason I suddenly found myself stepping off a long flight and into this incredible city.
These two have a destination wedding planned for later this year and wanted their engagement portraits to show where they live – in Hong Kong. With inspiring organisational skills Candice put together a plan for the day that took us pretty much everywhere. We started out in Sheung Wan which almost reminded me of European cities in the summer, with people having breakfast outside in the sun, little boutique shops and new futuristic buildings rubbing shoulders with the old and historical. Except that suddenly there was a temple or a stall selling chicken heads and when you looked up into the dizzying jungle of towering buildings it wasn’t quite so European any more. Candice and Tim showed me the Botanical Gardens, the view from the Peak (hidden behind clouds as usual), the Kowloon skyline from Tamar Park and Hong Kong Island from the opposite river bank. We took the Star Ferry just as the sun was starting to sink into the sea, with a warm breeze in our hair and the golden glow reflected by all those buildings. Over on the Kowloon side we ended the day wandering the streets some more in this city that never really goes dark.
Thank you for welcoming me into your lives for a while and for sharing this amazing place with me, you two. I’m counting down the days until we see each other again.
All shot on Fuji 400h and Kodak Portra 400, developed and scanned by the FIND lab.