Although it may not show, Terence has been a photographer for the last decade, and thanks to his Asian genes, keeps looking young while he's at it, but he likely might be just Photoshopped anyway. With a background in studio work, Terence is masterful in helping his clients get comfortable in front of a blank space, whether it be babies or large groups of people. Focusing on genuine expressions and capturing memories, his skills have evolved since then to cover weddings, engagements and portraits, and he always carries the fundamental value that it is more important to click with the person than to click that shutter.
When he's not behind a camera, Terence enjoys spending time with his wife on food adventures and forced hikes after recently getting married in July 2018. He also has a passion for motorcycles although his very own was sold recently because of "responsibilities."
Terence is also one of the official photographers for the UBC, Douglas College, and Capilano University graduation ceremonies, and formerly led the official photography team for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, Rock n' Roll Marathon, & Granfondo Marathon races in the Lower Mainland.
Three things I love about my job. The first one being that I enjoy connecting with people, and learning about them as we go about our session. At the end of the shoot, we often feel like old friends and it becomes easy to catch up with them if I ran into a client on the street. The second is placing limitations on myself during a shoot can challenge one to yield better, different, and unique results. I am at a point now with my G.A.S. disease that I have acquired more gear than I need at any single given shoot. Sometimes, forgoing a light, or a lens here and there will challenge me to do something different in order to get a good shot. Lately, I've been shooting in the mid-afternoons to try something different, and I love that about photography - how I can go about different ways to achieve a great image. The last is the resulting image and how it makes my clients feel. To hear how much they love their image brings me great joy as I know that is something that they will appreciate for the rest of their lives.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
As mentioned in my previous answers, I have done weddings, engagements, portraits, marathons and even product shoots. Genuine expressions are a priority for me, and I will connect with people in order for them to feel comfortable. With children, sometimes, that means being super silly and getting down to their level/height in order to get their best looks.