Tim Chin Photography + Design

December 20, 2008

We don’t live here anymore!

Filed under: News — timchin @ 1:18 am

We’ve moved this whole party to a sexy and swanky new locale HERE:   http://blog.timchin.com

So bookmark our new address, update your RSS feeds and come hang out at our new address! All the content on this blog has been migrated over to the new place. And don’t forget to leave us your comments at the new blog!

 

See you there🙂

Tim & Ange

December 11, 2008

Shout-Outs and Accolades!

Filed under: News — timchin @ 5:22 pm

 

We’re not not normally in the habit of pimping ourselves but I thought it was cool that we: 1) got a shout-out on the weddingbells.ca website (Thanks Rosie!) and 2) we placed 13th in the quarterly WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) in the cake cutting category.

 

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December 9, 2008

Baby Love: Wilbur and Carole’s Family Shoot

Filed under: Babies and Maternity — timchin @ 10:04 pm

Our dear friends Wilbur and Carole will be leaving Montreal before the end of this month with their darling baby girl Valerie for sunny California. We’ve known them for quite some time now – in fact Wilbur and Carole met for the very time at my backyard birthday party quite a few years ago! We’ve seen them through many different life changes and so it was our privilege to document them together as a family. We had Wilbur’s father come out for the shoot too to get some pictures with his first grandchild before she moves to the other side of the continent with her parents.

Tim and I are becoming big believers in the family portrait. Not the Sears type, mind you  – but a portrait that draws you back to a time in your life, that captures the simple love a family has for one another, the puts into tangible reality the ties that bind. We love the documentary aspect and the creative energy of photographing weddings and more and more we hope to pour out our passion into creating telling portraits.

Here’s a few of our favorites from the shoot:

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December 3, 2008

West Side Story (or, our trip to Vancouver)

Filed under: Personal,Photoshoots — timchin @ 2:14 am

Happy December! I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by already. Time to catch up the blog…

With almost the entire wedding season under our belts, Tim and I flew out to Vancouver last month to spend 4 days learning, listening and getting our world shaken up. We attended a seminar held by Bebb Studios, named by American Photo Magazine as one of the top 10 wedding studios in the world. And they’re Canadian….rock on! Jen and Steve Bebb are awesome photographers and great people. We had such much fun and so many laughs learning from them. It was good to spend the week with some a group of talented photographers from around Canada and the States. Tim and I were thankful for the chance to take time off to think about our studio, reflect on what we’ve been doing and get inspired! We’re so excited about all the cool things we’ve brewing up and looking forward to our next season.

We did a model shoot during the seminar on the one day that it didn’t actually rain. Here are my (Angela’s) shots:

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And…here are Tim’s shots! We normally work as a team when we shoot together but this was sort of a different situation for us – we couldn’t direct each other’s shots so it was fun to see that we came up with pretty different images although we were in the same settings. 

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November 26, 2008

Heidi + Levi: Married!

Filed under: Photoshoots,Weddings — timchin @ 12:19 am

Montreal in November is normally dark and dreary and not when one would normally expect to hold a wedding. But Heidi and Levi’s wedding was a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy time of the year. It was a beautiful blend of two different cultures and as they sought to honor the traditions they came from, and finally joining together under one faith. The wedding took place at the Centre de Commerce Mondiale under the vast, sweeping ceilings of the Ruelle des Fortifications. Following a beautiful and meaningful Jewish ceremony, everyone got their party on. Levi’s family was every bit as animated and energetic as he told me they would be when Tim and I first met with him and Heidi last year. Here are a few of our favorite images from the wedding:

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Congrats Heidi and Levi!

November 17, 2008

Chris + Laura: Engaged!

Filed under: Photoshoots,Pre-Wedding — timchin @ 11:23 pm

The bone-chilling cold and jarring winds in the past few days here in Montreal have made Tim and I almost forget what summer and fall were like. I know…its technically still “autumn” but gone are the golden and crimson hues for foliage and balmy weather.  Speaking of autumn, we did an engagement photoshoot with Chris and Laura, who are getting married next summer in the old Port. We couldn’t have asked for a prettier day or a more pictureque setting – Old Montreal never lets us down. Well, except when you start setting up an umbrella for some soft fill flash and then these security goons materialize out of nowhere and ask you to show them a photography permit! Excuse-moi?

Anyway, everything was fine once we put our lightstand and umbrella away. I gave the Old Port security person my trademark toothy smile, laughed it off with Chris and Laura and we continued on our merry way. We got lots of great shots of this adorable couple who remind Tim and me of ourselves….Laura is bubbly, talkative and energetic and Chris is quieter, but sweet and with a good sense of humor. They’re also great sports – Tim and I really felt inspired to do some shots under the Jacques Cartier bridge and we took a few shots in the cold. We’re really looking forward to shooting their wedding next year!

Here are a few of our favorites from the shoot:

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Thanks for being such good sports Chris and Laura. And keep warm, everyone!

~Tim+Ange

November 12, 2008

Brent + Helene: Married!

Filed under: Photoshoots,Weddings — timchin @ 12:42 am

Brent and Helene are a cute, quirky couple who we had lots of fun with when we shot their pre-wedding photosession back in the summertime. We had such a blast with them and their bridal party on their wedding day – it always reminds us why we love our job so much – Tim and I not only get to photograph the most emotional and beautiful moments and turn it into works of art – we get to hang with some of the coolest people around and feel like we are truly a part of the big day.

I arrived at the Intercontinental Hotel to get some shots of the girls getting ready and was greeted with some amazing views of downtown Montreal. The wedding ceremony took place at the hotel and we did the rest of the bridal party portraits in and around the adjoining Centre de Commerce Mondiale – which as I’ve blogged before, is the defacto locale for wedding photogs when it rains. We joined the bridal party for an intimate dinner at neighbouring restaurant Steak Frites before we headed to the Canvas Gallery in Lachine for speeches, toasting and….a lion dance! We just loved the vibe at the Canvas Gallery, with the one-of-a-kind artwork on the walls, slightly creaky wooden floors and exposed brick which give the whole party a relaxed and laid-back ambience. Here are some of our favorites from the wedding:

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There was a traditional Vietnamese banquet the next night…I really love this image of Helene and her mom:

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And…a parting shot from the first night:

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Congrats Brent and Helene!

November 2, 2008

Peter + Lei Lei: Married!

Filed under: Photoshoots,Weddings — timchin @ 12:52 am

I’m writing this post from our friend Phan’s place in Vancouver while looking out the window at the great view of downtown and the faraway mountains. We’re here to attend a seminar and I’ll post more details this week! And now on to our regularly scheduled program….

Tim and I photographed our smallest wedding so far two weeks ago. There were something really nice about being a part of a small, intimate celebration of two families coming together. We really felt honored to be trusted with documenting all of it, from the smiles of all the nieces and nephews to the beautiful details and to the small moments that unfolding in front of us. Peter and Lei Lei’s wedding and dinner took place the at gorgeous Hotel Nelligan in Old Montreal, here are a few of our favorites images so far:

Congrats Peter and Lei Lei!

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