Shierly and Iki Kondo – Surabaya Family Photographer

Shierly has been my model for a very long time. A very good friend of mine, we used to be inseparable in the past. She now lives in Tokyo with her only son, Iki, and hubby Hiro until he is assigned in another country. Last week she happened to be in Surabaya for the weddings of our mutual friends. So we took some time during our “busy” schedule to do a photo session. Here are the sneak peeks.

Iki is normally a shy little guy. But in this photoshoot he was so cooperative, thanks to the excessive amount of chocolate fed to him before. LOL

Isn't he sweet???

Iki and Shierly Kondo

With a balloon

Can you believe that she is thirty?

And do I have to state that she is thirty?

It is by all means a compliment.

:)

It was so fun to photograph this pair of mother and son. After hearing that Iki kisses like his father, why wouldn't any one think it was fun? I enjoyed every moment spent with you two, Shierly and Iki! Until next time!

Melody

I was warned by Melody’s mom that the 5-year-old was not so easy to take picture of. Ody – Melody’s nickname – is camera-shy, her mother says. I am not sure whether I have to agree with it or not. It was not the hardest photoshoot I’ve ever had but it wasn’t too easy either. Ody is by far one of the most beautiful toddlers I’ve ever shot but yet also one of the most reluctant to face the camera – at least by what she said hundreds of time every time I pointed my lens at her. But strangely even when she was saying, “DON’T TAKE PHOTOS OF ME,” she smiled or laughed when I pressed my shutter button. So that doesn’t fit the camera-shy theory. :P

Below are the sneak peeks.

Melody is pink-crazed. She thinks everything in pink is beautiful and other colours are ugly. Look, even her mother is influenced by her taste, proven by the flipflops they wear.

Melody at the "Up and Down" playground.

Melody at the "Up and Down" playground.

Melody at the "Up and Down" playground.

Melody at the "Up and Down" playground.

Melody at the "Up and Down" playground.

Melody at the "Up and Down" playground.

Melody at the "Up and Down" playground.

Melody

Melody

Melody

Melody at the "Up and Down" playground.

And here is Sisca, Ody's mom. :)

Birthday Party – One-year-old Trafford

Trafford or Tre was a happy one-year old boy on the 10th of December this year. His parents held a birthday party on the 13th inviting close relatives and friends. The theme was Mickey Mouse and friends as Tre would have liked and the food was delicious. There were more adults than kids but the small number of kids were having fun anyway with 100 balloons and the clown (without make up). Here are some sneak peeks.

Small adorable tasty cupcakes that attracted the little guests.

The happy birthday boy. Balloons are really a good idea as a highlight in children's parties.

Part of the Mickey stage and the cupcake.

The guests

Left: Tre getting to know Mickey Mouse better; Right: Tre trying out the motorbike toy he got as one of the presents.

The tiny clown juggling tiny balls

Daddy and Mummy helped Tre blow his candle.

Cakecutting procession. Sort of.