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I hope you had a lovely weekend. We had a BBQ yesterday for lots of my family, and luckily managed to just finish lunch before the rain started! This year we have really enjoyed doing lots of business portrait shoots and discovered a few things along the way. It started off as a “chat or an idea” to just have some family shots somewhere in Sydney and it made more sense to also have our product shot for My Blue Tea by very experienced photographers, Ian Neo of Ian Neo Photography and team.
So off to Sydney we went without any props or any ideas in mind, because remember it was a “family photo shoot session” until the BDM confirmed that yes they can do “Product Photography”, which was great. So we went shopping for props including wooden chopping boards (which we already had 3 back at home) new pots, lots of fruits, although only blueberries blended with the photos, cups and lucky we found lots of props from my late mother-in-law's house – lovely English tea cups that blended well with our lovely Blue Tea. Grandma as she was affectionately called by everyone loved her gardening so we added some gardening books as she was the President of the Kurring-gai Garden Club for several years.
This is one of the best shot – and that’s Ian drinking Blue Tea with Grandma's Australian Garden!
I love paintings and found this tiny one hanging in the TV room – brought it along as a prop for a perfect shot with the Roselle Tea. Know what, that is my sister-in-law when she was 4 maybe 5! Wow! What an heirloom. Love this photo very much. Plants and flowers – plants do bring out the best in photos. Even small steel watering cans and fruit bowl make good props. We also managed to make use of the hotel lobby to our best effort and captured the perfect views from the hotel room. Happy!
Portrait of Angela when she was 4 maybe 5!
Thanks also to Emma who graciously let us borrow her prized Bonsai plant and a few other plants for the photo shoot.
But not every client gets her “photo shoot wardrobe” done by the photographer or his Team! So out came this gorgeous dress and its Bluuuuuue – perfect with Blue Tea. Dress fits perfectly and the boys started “clicking” away and here’s my favourite shot! For such a short time and having flown in from Melbourne early morning; most of the photos were taken in the hotel, room and around Sydney Botanical Garden and various. Most importantly, we enjoyed ourselves and had a good time.
Blue on Blue!
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All in all, we are very happy and a big thank you to Sofie Lim and Ian Jeremy Neo of Ian Neo Photography for their time and dedication. Ian also made a very good video – he produced this without our knowledge and we LOVE IT. It garnered almost 3,000 views on Instagram and yes, if you have not followed us on Instagram - DO IT NOW! Lots of recipes and photos are there.
Butterfly Pea herb has been used in ayurvedic medicine for a long time in India
And yes, we "borrowed" some spices and herbs from Angela's pantry! I guess no curry for awhile. It was all worth the effort.
ABOUT IAN JEREMY NEO AND IAN NEO PHOTOGRAPHY
All the gorgeous photos were the hard work and brainchild of Ian Jeremy Neo of Ian Neo Photography – a quirky, Melbourne based photography company creating high quality photos lifetime memories.
Young Ian started photography as a hobby at 12 and he has decided to make his hobby something he can create his future with. He started when his uncle, who was a former Vogue and wedding photographer, placed his old camera in his hands and wanted him to do something with it. He started on that old hand-me-down, eventually moving up to professional gear, which is what he uses now. He has a burning passion for photography, evident in the work he does. WOW! Such dedication.
“I started photography because my great uncle, who used to be Indonesia’s biggest wedding photographer and former Vogue photographer, dropped his old Nikon D70 DSLR with a Tamron 18-105 F3.5-5.6 lens, and told me he saw the talent in me. I started by self-teaching myself, and also did mobile photography with the OnePlus One. I find that because I was working with old equipment, it made restrictions that benefit my unique composition and style, because I had to work around the limitations.” – Ian Neo
Ian Neo Photography specialises in business photography and videography, but his original passion lies in family, wedding and portrait photography! He is looking for clients that would like high quality work, and would like to support one another.
Ian now has the latest equipment and gadgets to help you to take your photos to the next level.
“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” – Ian Neo
You may contact Ian Neo Photography - or call Sofie +61 433 970 070.
Also a favourite photo of mine! Love Blue Tea
Everything look serene, peaceful and calm in Bluuuue.
To capture this photo and colour changing video a lot of preparation has to be carried out behind the scenes - watch out for Ian's photo later as soon as we can upload them.
These are Yum!! And new creations Kaffir Lime Cheesecake and a yellow Cheesecake.
We were quite surprised that Kaffir Lime actually taste good in desserts and not just curry or soups!
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Rainbow Cheesecake with combination of Blue Butterfly Pea Powder, Red Roselle, Kaffir Lime Powder and yellow colour (to be announced in the future). Taste yum in any colour. Best secret is there are some hidden blueberries or some with raspberries within the cheesecake. When you bite into it there's a burst of juice and flavours. Need more please Catherine!
Ian in action prepping Roselle Cheesecake for final shoot
More action pieces and Sofie found flowers and plants all over Sydney and around the hotel!
All in all we are very pleased with the photos and videos and will recommend Ian Jeremy Neo of Ian Neo Photography and his team to all our friends and relatives.
You may contact Ian Neo Photography on - https://www.facebook.com/neoskymedia/ -
and/or call Sofie +61 433 970 070