BLOOM WORKSHOPS 2013 is HERE!

Announcement, BLOOM Workhops, Photography Workshop | 25 June 2013

Hello everyone!

One may wonder what is going on in my life this year and let me tell you this… it’ll take MORE than a post to list down everything that’s been going on this 2013! So, let me start with one first. Hahahaha…

This coming August 16th to 18th, I will team up again with my girlfriends Anna, Fiona and Grace for another photography workshop. This will be our first workshop for this year and our THIRD one in total. We had TWO awesome workshops last year and you can read more about them here: BLOOM WORKSHOPS I and BLOOM WORKSHOPS II

This year, our workshop will take place in the beautiful island of Penang! Yes! This will be our very first outstation workshop and we plan to make it an adventurous one! :D Below is our event poster and to know more details, do head on over to our website (http://www.bloomworkshops.my/workshop-details-please/) and you’ll be able to find our itinerary, schedule, contents and location details. :)


As you can see, if you sign up early, before 1st July 2013, you’ll be able to grab our early bird rate. You save RM200 there! ;) So think no longer! Come & sign up with us NOW! :D If you’re not from Penang, may this be the best excuse for you to do a trip to Penang & enjoy the food, the scenery, learn from us four girls, as well as have some good fun together with us!

Looking forward to seeing you there! ;)

xoxo
Asther

A + S + munchkins

Family, Parenthood Tips, Portraiture, Toddler | 5 June 2013

“When you look at your life; the greatest happinesses are family happinesses” – Joyce Brothers.

That is one of my favourite quotes and it holds true in so many ways.  My 3 children are very involved in our daily lives, filling us not only with pride and joy but also with frustration and a bit of insanity. Parenting isn’t easy. It needs a lot of patience. A lot of it. Otherwise I may as well give up and return the children… Oh wait a minute…. :P

However, the beauty of raising these munchkins is the endless love, hugs and cuddles even when you least expect it. My eldest is able to sense my mood even when I’m quiet, my second likes to compliment me even when I look like a drag and my youngest is just a ray of sunshine in my heart.

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

My ray of sunshine

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

My little romeo

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

My sweet loving first born

They may have their idiosyncrasies and tantrums from time to time, but they also have so much love and innocence in them that I believe we can learn a thing or two from them. These are the memories I want to cherish and remember because children do grow up very fast.

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

Just being our goofy-selves

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

And our crazy-selves

Having our family portrait is the best way to etch those moments. Capturing the fun and not so fun times. The session started out well with us joining in the fun with our kids at the playground. It felt natural and easy with each of us showing our own personalities. Asther made us feel comfortable and the least forced to smile. Half an hour into the session, we had a few meltdowns. “It’s hot” and “I don’t want to” constantly echoed but we managed to keep things under control with snacks! A whole bag of mini pretzels and water kept the kids happy and willing to smile or smirk at the camera ;)

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

Big bro & lil sis

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

I have zombie kids!

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

Lil KD having a meltdown moment while we were trying to work it out in-front of the camera. ;)

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

Yeah… He needed some time alone…

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

While the others continued to goof around…

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

Ah snacks! Always a good option to break the moodiness & serves as a good short break in between the session

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

And some cuddles will make it all fine again!

Those are the exact moments that remind us of why these little beings are so important in our lives. They help keep us grounded yet quick on our feet and just simply contented with what we have. And when we reminisce; our lives are filled with so much happiness; we know that we are living a good one.

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

My loves

A + S + munchkins (Seta Alam, 2012)

The kids doing their things…

“While we try to teach our children all about life; our children teach us what life is all about” – Angela Schwindt.

xoxo
Su

NEW! Splash & Play Session…

Announcement, Babies, Portraiture, Toddler, Underwater | 17 April 2013

I’ve been thinking, considering & planning for new packages this year as another stage of ALP’s growth. So finally, I decided to combine two of my passions (my two strengths) together and walah! I’m proud to announce our new “Splash & Play” portraiture session for our dearest clients & fans in our region. ;)

If you are a family who loves playing in the swim pool, or with children who are learning how to swim & dive, or pregnant & would love to feel the weightlessness of being in the water, then this package is for YOU! We can plan a fun & splashing session at our private pool OR at yours if you have one. ;) ALP will focus on capturing your water play moments, be it above water OR underwater, together with your loved ones AND your colorful swim wears. ;) Ain’t that smashing? :D

Here are a few images I managed to capture recently for a few little babies who are just starting to learn how to swim, an important must have life-saving skill for our new generation. It was an eye-opener as much as an amazing session. Just look at these awesome photos and you’ll get what I mean. ;)

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

Little J playing with water toys while being watched over by swim coach Moon Sha.

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

Isn’t Baby J too cute? Reminds me of a cute little marine otter!

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

My own little girl learning to kick & float with guidance from Coach Erika

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

More fun with water toys! :D

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

These are awesome toys to keep children happy in the water. :D

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

This was how it looks like underwater. ;)

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

Being cheeky!

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

Swimming confidently with her noodle

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

Blowing bubbles underwater! :D

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

Baby S (10-month) taking her first dip underwater & did brilliantly!

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

Baby E (10-month) concentrating hard to swim into his daddy’s arms. Good job! :D

AA Water Babies Swim Class (Petaling Jaya, 2013)

Little K (16-month) swimming non-nonchalantly towards her mother. :D

So there! Why not plan a family day with ALP and have some fun playing in the pool while having your moments captured for eternity keepsake? :D And maybe we can have a little picnic right after, hey? ;) Write to us (use the CONTACT ME form) or visit us at our Facebook Page for more updates & beautiful moments captured by ALP.

Hear from you soon! ;)

xoxo
Asther

 

 

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