Brazilian-born Christiny (Chris) Coelho, the owner of Chris Coelho Photography and a Tung Chung resident of eight years talks shop
Tell us something about your business.
I launched Chris Coelho Photography in June 2009 and specialise in maternity, newborn and family photography. I seek to create beautiful images that can be treasured for a lifetime.
What is the secret of your success?
Photography has been my passion since I was a child. Over the years I have moved that passion to the front of my life and now I?m able to do what I love as a career. When taking photos, I like to go the extra mile to make mothers, babies and families feel as comfortable as possible. I also try and keep the photo styles unique and add an ounce of fun.
Do you have a funny on-the-job moment to share?
All I can say is that working with newborns, I have a Master?s Degree in poo and pee! In fact, I now carry a spare set of clothes just in case.
What inspires you?
That?s easy: the look on my clients? faces when they see their photos for the first time. It?s also great to see my work up on the walls in people?s homes. Several photographers inspire me, but American-born Ana Brandt comes out tops. I have taken several courses with her and she truly has a gift for taking photos of babies.
Tell us three things you enjoy outside work.
When I have free time, I spend it with my family: My husband, Paulo, my two kids, Mariana and Pedro, and our very spoilt dog, Zara. I practise Muay Thai to relax and I enjoy going on photography tours around Hong Kong with a group of friends.
How do you see your business looking in five years? time?
I hope to make Chris Coelho Photography the premier name in Hong Kong for maternity and newborn photography.
Call Chris Coelho Photography on 9258 0971, email [email protected], or visit www.chriscoelhophotography.com.