It's been ages since I last shot with Sophie. I still remember when I first met up with her for a photoshoot back in 2012 (3 years ago!). At that time, I just started photography and had moved back from the States to Hong Kong so I had nobody to shoot with. Luckily, Sophie had been messaging me on Tumblr and we had sort of become online friends, so I decided to ask her to shoot with me. (One thing I often get asked is how I choose or find my models. Well, the answer is quite simple: they're all my friends!)
So after a few nervous conversations, Sophie and I had finally decided to do a proper photoshoot at the Peak - one of the photos from this shoot later landed as the cover for the Third Issue of my magazine, Ignyte. Needless to say, I was very proud of this shoot and it really helped me gain an audience in Hong Kong. Sophie and I also started hanging out more and soon became best friends (corny, but true).
Long story short, we've been through a lot and she's witnessed my page grow from little under 300 likes to more than 20,000 likes now. Honestly, Sophie's like an angel to me. She's cheered me up when I was sad and discouraged, slapped me whenever I made a bad decision, and was always there to hear me out when something was wrong. I never forget those who have made me happy, so even after these years, she still holds a special place in my heart.
Hope you like these photos!