Joey Chau is the photographer behind Ka Photoworks. The word ”Ka” (家) in Ka photoworks just happened to be her given name. Ka has three levels of meaning. The first is family. The second is home. The third is someplace you belong.
What inspired you to become a photographer?
Sometimes, something just happened in a way as it was so meant to be. Believe it or not, one day I heard a voice talking to me very strongly that I wanted to take my long-time passion into a career I love. That voice said that if I was not doing it now, I would never do it later. I listened very carefully to my inner voice and followed my heart. Now I am so grateful that I took that step to do what I am doing now.
How would you characterize your style?
I believe family portraits should be a lot more than a well-lit, well-posed, everybody-smiling type of images. I want you to see love, fun and the connection in your family from the image I took.
Who are your clients and what should they expect?
The families I work with want to have portrait art that is totally personalized and truly reflects the connection and interaction in their family. They understand that the whole process is not limited to the photo shoot. My clients and I will work as a team. They play an active role to make a session that will truly belong to their family. I plan the session with the clients to work out what they would love to do and to be captured in the images.
Anything else to share?
The idea of showing up in front of a stranger’s camera sounds quite intimidating, eh? I know … but let me show you actually it’s not the case!