I am Lai – the photographer behind Bokeh Story Photos. I am a full-time working mom, so I only book sessions in the weekends. My passion for photography started when I was in kindergarten, playing with my dad’s Nikon film camera. I took my first film photography class in high school and it sparked even more after I became a mother.
My expertise is a casual photo-journalistic style that strives to capture the true personality of an individual. Although I always take a few formal poses, most of my images are stolen moments that define the relationship among my subjects.
Besides lifestyle photos, I also specialize in creative portraiture. My aim is to shoot with intent, always planning my shots before they are taken and finding meaning in everything. By sketching out a concept or writing a storyline/script after interviewing my subjects, each image tells a story, and each story is part of a larger play running constantly in my imagination. These works are constructed before a camera is ever used through pre-conceptualization, and only when an image is planned will it be created.
A little more about me…