I am always very humbled by the generosity of the people who welcome me in their family home to take photos of them. If you think about it, that’s pretty amazing trust right there. We exchange a few emails, a few whatsapp messages, we share ideas, I make sure they understand how I work, I reassure them that it will be relaxed and that I will not ask them to act for me.
I tell them that I expect them to be who they are, do the things they do. I tell them I have a few tricks up my sleeve and everyone is, I think, pretty happy about that. No matter what, and I understand it, the day of the shoot, there is a black camera pointing at you and that could change everything.
Truth is, I am lucky, because you, beautiful people, you don’t only let me into your home, you really, just, let me in. Thank you!
And, since It is Mother’s Day just around the corner in Malaysia, I’d like to wish Tasleem a very Happy Mother’s day coming up, as a first time, gorgeous and fantastic mum!