Amy Davies

Portraits: Team Chong & Buzzcut Chong with the Nikon D810


It’s pretty amazing how quickly the time can fly by, isn’t it? Trying not to think about that so much just lately… but these photos, for my shame, have been languishing on my hard drive for over six months.

This was the second time I’d photographed Team Chong (aka Sarah and Tzevai). They’ve started a cute tradition of having a portrait session every year of their married life – and although I’m only just blogging these now, these will obviously count for 2014’s shot. You can view 2013’s here – wow, 2013, that was, like, ages ago.

That's a bald head right there.

That’s a bald head right there.

Not content enough with being the day that she got to be photographed by me for the I don’t know how manyth time, this was also the day that Sarah shaved all her hair off. Why would anybody do that you might be wondering? Well, that’s a good question and one I found myself wondering too… however Sarah’s keen on a challenge and she shaved it all off to raise money for charity. In the end she managed to raise more than ยฃ2,500 – even more if you include Gift Aid – which is quite frankly phenomenal (*high-five*). You can read more about the reasons behind the headshave and the charities which Sarah’s fundraising donated over here.

Sarah asked me to photograph the process of getting her head shaved. Obviously I said yes because I’m totes awesome, but also it’s what I do for a living and all that. By the way, did you know that you can hire me by heading over here – I’m pretty alright, actually. Disclaimer – I didn’t charge for this gig, because it was for charidee, obvs.

Although Sarah’s hair has of course grown back (hair does that you know) in the intervening months, it’s weird to see it quite SO long in these shots. Once again, photographing a couple presented more of a challenge than a single person, but I think I’m getting the knack of it a little more…. I hope anyway. I think this makes for quite a cute set…. I hope you (and more importantly, Sarah and Tzevai, agree).

sarah-tzevai-august-2014-s-08I like to leave in photos which show less than happy expressions – I think that actually this sums up the person better than a forced smile… and I hope the guys won’t mind me sharing such shots. It probably helps that I know the subjects well in order to capture moments like this… or maybe people do genuinely get this bored during one of my photoshoots… ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and of course, I got them to do a couple of totes-cheesy poses, because I think it’s the law or something that you have to do that when you’re photographing a couple. Or something.

For those of you that follow my blog for the different cameras that I use, all of these were shot with the fabulous Nikon D810 and a variety of lenses. I had the pleasure of using this camera for a couple of months last year, and safe to say, it rocks.

You can take a look at the full set of shots from the day in the gallery below. As always, you can click on any of the pictures to see it in its full size. And, again, as always, any comments, thoughts, suggestions or viewpoints are very much welcome in the box below. It makes me do a little dance joy when I get an email notification saying a real person (and not a spambot) has commented on one of my posts. Sadly, you’ll never get to see that dance in person, but you can imagine it I’m sure.

Until my next post, adios amigos. ๐Ÿ™‚



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