Why I am passionate about photography

I honestly believe in this: There are only two things that truly last in our lives - the people whom we love and the photographs that we captured to cherish our memories. My family traveled often in my childhood. From age 6 to 14, we lived in South Korea, Switzerland, the Philippines, Germany, and lastly, in the United States.  It's not that we were wealthy, we had to move to different countries since my parents were missionaries and were asked to complete different tasks at different times. Whenever they had to move, they discarded everything except few clothes and at 10 to 12 picture albums. Other things that we owned could not come with us. 

Of all the pictures that I saw in those albums, the pictures that stuck out were the pictures that were professionally taken by a photographer. It was a picture of me and my mom when we were briefly visiting my mom's friends in Japan when I was at around 2. The well lit and composed pictures that captured the moment when mom was so happy to see her first child grow was priceless. I'll post a few pictures when I get the chance to visit my parents' house again next month. 

I have witnessed and felt the importance of the pictures, and I want my clients to experience the joy I felt when looking at their photos of themselves and of their loved ones. I believe that the real celebrities are the everyday people like you, who are living, experiencing, and feeling life. And I want to capture them for you. 

Here are some of the pictures of my wife, Sun Shim. We had few hours left after she had finished her dance performance in NYC. 

When was the last time you were photographed professionally?