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a photoshoot that never was..

Aidan had a 'failed' photoshoot. It was an opportunity to be shot by an award-winning photographer and I gladly accepted.But the shoot was delayed for about 2 1/2 hours due to the non-arrival of one of the models. As a result, by the time the shoot started, it was around noon time and the afternoon sun was at its full force. The boy wasn't a happy camper by then and he showed it. Was restless & flustered and kept rubbing his eyes. So he was taken out of the shoot.

I have to admit, I was disappointed. And I showed it to Aidan by berating him for not keeping still. The boy could tell that I wasn't happy and kept apologising. It was only after we reached home that I realised that I was behaving like a petulant child.. I should have known better than to blame him for not being able stand still in such heat. And I shouldn't be comparing him with the other kid because different kids have different personalities and tolerance levels. I'm sorry baby :(. People may have the impression that I'm a rather bochap parent who takes it easy most of the time but I'm really just as kiasu as most of the other moms. Must remind myself that he's just a kid and not to give him unnecessary pressure and just let him enjoy his childhood.

Some pics taken at the shoot. These were taken during the waiting period. Took pics of the photoshoot itself but thought it's best not to show it as I would be revealing the concept for the shoot.

with the other models..

the' convent schoolgirl' is Esther..really pretty with very sharp features

Eye candy for this aunty here! Hope Aidan will grow up to be as goodlooking as them *grin*

This li' girl was in baju throughout the shoot and didn't fret at all! (okay stop comparing :P)

At the swimming pool this afternoon, the boy placed his swim board on the floor, struck a pose and said
"Look Mommy, Silver Surfer!!"

Cool eh :)

The pics above were taken with my new digicam, the 8 megapixel Canon Powershot S5IS. My colleague got it for me at a great price and threw in some freebies (in the form of 2GB SD card, camera bag with mini tripod and lens cleaning kit together with a GP battery charger with 4x2300 mAh batteries)! Yes, a departure from my standard choice of Nikon. No.. I'm not abandoning my DSLR but I wanted a digicam with video-taking functions, something my D40 wasn't able to let me do. My preference for cameras seemed to be more towards the bulkier, heavier sort. Slim, compact digicams have never appealed to me. This camera's image quality has a DSLR feel to it imo..very clean and I love the large LCD. The video quality is superb too, although June said it is probably because the lens is really clean for the moment.

Here's a video of Aidan doing some revision before the start of his chinese class at BerriesWorld :)

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Aug. 11th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
wow :D your new baby huh?

hee.. im sure he will be handsome (he already is!)

eh looking really serious in the S.S pic
Aug. 11th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
yah, my new toy! will b taking more videos now!
(no subject) - blissfultyrant - Aug. 11th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - angeliatay - Aug. 11th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
the silver surfer pose is cool! ♥

Aug. 11th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
yes i also say Aidan is a cool silver surfer! :)
(no subject) - angeliatay - Aug. 11th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - tiffanyx - Aug. 12th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
this powershot would probably be able to do 90% of what you could do with your dslr... i predict you will use it more often than your d40 now...

Aug. 11th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
hmm, could be. will probably take the powershot to my holiday instead of lugging the d40 along..actually, they both weight abt the same :P
Aug. 11th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
care to share how much u paid for it? :P thanks!
Aug. 11th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
got it for $700! :)
Aug. 11th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
If you decide to let go of your D40 do drop me a msg okie..heehee. Looks a lot like the camera I have, the Coolpix 8700,
Aug. 11th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
nah, probably not gonna let it go yet. ur coolpix takes pretty good pics too!
Aug. 11th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Aidan looks really cool as the sliver surfer.
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
heh, i think that's his coolest looking pose. the other poses cmi :P
Aug. 11th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
hi Angelia, sorry that things didn't work out today. would have loved to have aidan in the shot but it was really rough weather. Tell him uncle jing gives him a big hug.
yes the other kid was amazing she managed to tahan the heat...the shot looks good though. Will show you soon!Aidan is absolutely adorable. Perhaps we'll have the chance again next time in better settings.
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
Re: aidan
hey jing, no worries at all. i was actually paiseh that he was holding up the shoot! thanks for being so patient! would definitely love to see the final product! It was fun to see you at work!!
Aug. 11th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm sure there'll be other shoots for the handsome boy :)

That actually looks a lot like the Esther I know.. she's not really a convent schoolgirl is she?
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
nope, she's actually a 23 year old stockbroker babe by day! is she the esther you know?
(no subject) - msbrightside - Aug. 12th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - unpolished_gem - Aug. 13th, 2007 10:25 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 12th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Hey sorry it didn't go through :\ Aidan was perfect for the job.. nevermind..more to come. Jing has your contact ;)
Aug. 12th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
heh no worries. thanks for the recommendation. i'm glad to have the opportunity to see him in action!!
Aug. 12th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about the photoshoot. :P And cool toy! Yeah, it's fun to have a camera to take videos too. :)
Aug. 12th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
hub is complaining that i have more toys than him :P
Aug. 12th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
I'm sure there's gonna be many more opportunities for the lovely, adorable, handsome and cool Aidan! :)
Aug. 12th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
heh, im really not clamouring for more opportunities...honest! i'm happy that he's willing to pose for me:)
Aug. 12th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
wow...that little girl really has a very high tolerance to be wrapped up like that in the heat for so long!!! would have fainted with heat stroke myself haha :D

love the last photo of Aidan, very cool :)
Aug. 13th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
yah, solid right? i was perspiring like crazy in the heat but that girl was able to tahan!
Aug. 12th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
I suspect you would be leaving your DSLR in the lurch after this :P
Aug. 13th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
no lah..for event pics, the dslr is better!
Aug. 13th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
hehehehe... so cute, chinese class at "berries world". btw, i like aidan's shoes in the photoshoot! :D
Aug. 14th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
hee..i like that pair of shoes too..it's from zara!
Aug. 14th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
nice pics
hey, nice pics! I love my Canon Powershot S2IS. Tried to replace it with a panasonic lumix which is more compact and light weight but I still prefer the powershot. Think now can consider getting the S5IS. Think if want good quality pic, have to bear with the weight. ~4malmal
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