Happy Chinese New Year 2013 from Our ALP Team!

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Yes yes… I seem to be doing a lot of last minute stuffs lately. Including this blog post which I meant to do a few days back… But oh well… Life is constantly throwing things over at me and I’ve to run, jump, catch & run again to keep going. But definitely NOT an excuse not to write this post today! In just 2 hours time, I’ve to finish cooking & attend our Chinese New Year family reunion dinner. So here goes this post…

Today I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce my family here in ALP. Today is the day when I’m going to publicly express my gratitude to these people… these beautiful people who have been helping me since ALP started. It is by fate that we met, and it is by trust that our relationship grew from as strangers to being friends and now as colleagues. It wasn’t easy at first… for me at least. TRUST & FEAR are two main reasons why many people who started their own businesses refused to find and get help. But I have the Lord to thank for bringing our paths together. I didn’t make any promises. Nor did they. But I’m lucky that we still stick with each other until now. β™₯

Recently I decided on an impromptu photography session for my team. It was filled with lots of laughter and silly doings. And with these photos, I’d like to introduce the ALP Team to you all, our dearest clients, fans, and supporters. Let’s see if you recognize any of them. πŸ˜‰ Without further ado, let me introduce you to…

ALP Team 2012-2013

Su-Aishah ~ ALP’s Personal Assistant & everything else in between. πŸ˜›

ALP Team 2012-2013

Ain’t she photogenic? πŸ˜‰

She’s the only “full-time” member in ALP and has been with us for 14 months now. She is the front woman that helps replies all enquiries that came in through our emails and Facebook messages. Sometimes, she is also my confidante and my personal shoulder to cry on. πŸ˜‰ This mother of 3 cheeky kids is always able to keep her cool even when in a crisis. She’s my Yin while I’m the Yang in ALP. Hahaha… Her other talents are script writing & making chocolate truffles! Oh! And collecting Hello Kitty collectibles! She is also the co-founder of ThreadBarn, an online Facebook retail shop offering luxury items from the USA. Imagine Coach US, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Tory Burch and many more! πŸ˜‰

ALP Team 2012-2013

Jessie Lee ~ ALP’s part-time photo editor and shoots assistant.

ALP Team 2012-2013

Looking pretty & sweet!

Only having joint ALP in October 2012 as our part-time photo editor, she is beginning to take on more roles in ALP as the time goes. At the current moment, she has been assisting me during my newborn shoots and if all goes well, you’ll be seeing & hearing more of her in the future. πŸ˜‰ Of recently, she’s taken the role of being my unofficial shopping partner-in-crime too! Hahaha… This mother of 1 cute 5yr old girl is also crazy about Hello Kitty. Su & Jessie gets along pretty well in their Hello Kitty world indeed. πŸ˜‰ Her other talents are website designing as well as a photographer. She is also the founder of Lovey Photography that specializes in portraiture & events.

ALP Team 2012-2013

Aaron Chin ~ ALP’s associate photographer

ALP Team 2012-2013

Yes… he’s very handsome & tall. But he’s also happily married. πŸ˜›

Aaron and I has known each other for some time now via our local photography community. I’ve followed his growth in photography for several years and he has shown so much development since he started. Soft spoken yet very smart, always open to ideas & humble in his achievements, I decided it is time I have him in as part of my team! πŸ˜€ He shoots for ALP on a part-time basis, focusing on our party & portraiture sessions. Heck, having a guy in our team sure helps create some sort of a balance indeed. Hahaha… His main talent is in wedding photography and he is the founder of Aaron Chin Photography. He also models for commercial shoots once in a while. πŸ˜‰

ALP Team 2012-2013

Sze Ning ~ ALP’s shoots assistant

ALP Team 2012-2013

Always with her sweet smile that can brighten anyone’s day.

She is the very FIRST person that came into ALP as a shoot assistant. To date, she’s my prop expert, especially in our newborn sessions. πŸ˜€ One of the most hardworking & dedicated person I’ve ever hired. Hahahaha… She’s also a very very dear friend to have and I’m just so lucky to have known this sweet girl. I can be myself with her because she makes it feel so easy to trust & to just open myself up when I’m with her. She loves traveling, working out at Pushmore Fitness and enjoys documentation in any form. She’s always finding reasons to be involved in activism which advances the causes of marginalized communities. By just following her documentary photography works, I am inspired to be a better person & to help others. You can check out more of her work at Szening.Com.

ALP Team 2012-2013

Sue Low ~ ALP’s shoots assistant

ALP Team 2012-2013

Ain’t she beautiful? With no make-up! πŸ˜‰

Sue attended our Bloom Workshops back in March 2012 and since then, a new friendship started. This mother of 4 has such big love of her own children, as well as newborns. πŸ˜‰ Hence, her role as my newborn shoots assistant since last year. She sings beautifully and babies (even us adults) will just melt along with the melodies that came out from her voice. She doesn’t talk much, but she’s a wonderful trustworthy person inside. She is also a co-founder of TwoPixels Photography.

So there… all 5 of them! My core team whom helped me bring ALP to where it is now. I’m forever in gratitude to them. No words can express how thankful I am for having them by my side in this journey of building up ALP. May we continue to grow in friendship, in trust, and as ALP grows, I promise I’ll make sure we grow together as well. Money I don’t have muchΒ  yet. But whatever bounty I can find, I will never forget to include those who has helped me along the way. πŸ˜‰

Here are some more images taken from our portrait session that day… well… not everyday we photographers get to be glamorous in-front of the camera! πŸ˜‰

ALP Team 2012-2013

Yup… that’s me with new curls for 2013. πŸ˜‰

ALP Team 2012-2013

Love these shots by Aaron. Thanks!

ALP Team 2012-2013

Here we are… trying our “demure” look. There were so much goofing around behind the scenes! πŸ˜›

ALP Team 2012-2013

They’re pretty good with the “demure” look, huh? πŸ˜›

ALP Team 2012-2013

The ALP Team for 2013!

ALP Team 2012-2013

Goofing around with our spanking new ALP attires! πŸ˜€

Here’s wishing everyone celebrating Chinese New Year 2013 a Prosperous, Healthy & Happy New Year.

新年快乐 , 万事如意 , θΊ«ι«”ε₯εΊ·, εΏƒζƒ³δΊ‹ζˆ, 如意吉η₯₯!

Translation: Happy New Year, wishing you the best with continuous good health. May your dreams come true and may you be showered with peach & luck!

xoxo

The ALP Team!