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Golden Hour

Golden hour with Alice © Karine Kong Photography, All Rights Reserved

Finally the weekend and a little blog post.
I feel I haven’t written for ages but in fact, my last article was only five days ago.
To be honest, last week, when Mila was competing in the French Championships, I was fighting a nasty bug, and this week, my energy level was so low that I didn’t have the strength to write long blog posts.

However, I’ve started a cure of something with Ginseng, royal jelly and acerola (don’t ask me what it is, I have no clue). It’s the most disgusting thing to swallow first thing in the morning but it does seem to do the trick.

While in Hossegor, I also did a photoshoot with a beautiful woman, mother of two. This has inspired me to finish editing a few other shoots I had done over Summer, like these behind-the-scenes shots for an Australian fashion label, and upload them onto my photography website.
I also made a little video for my Facebook page if you care to follow it.

I always feel guilty when I spend more time on my photography than my blog. It’s like two small children that both require my attention and once in a while I have to spend more time with one than the other.

When I decided to launch myself this year as a Portrait Photographer, I never anticipated how difficult and time consuming, it would be to manage both my job as a Blogger and as a Photographer. Things may have been easier if I had chosen to specialise in interiors photography, but of course, why makes things easier when you can make them a bit more time consuming.

I can do interiors photography but to be honest, the thing that fires me the most is photographing women, emotions, life and showing all these women I’m photographing how beautiful they are in, inside out.

The other thing I hadn’t anticipated, was the emotional, challenging journey it would be. Each photoshoot I’m proud of, is followed by a few days of self-flagellation telling myself how bad it is and how much more I need to progress.
It’s exhausting (even more when you’re fighting a bug) but I’m working on a little strategy to change my way of thinking and I religiously collect all the lovely messages I receive about my photography like this heartfelt one, Julie posted on her instagram.

On the blog side, I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the Blog has moved back to the Mother ship and can now be found at www.bodieandfou.com so if you have it bookmarked, now is the time to change it.
I will move the www.karinecandicekong.com url to my photography website in a few months.

And that’s about it for now, I shot this image earlier today at the bottom of the Dune of Pyla during golden hour and it was magical.

I’ll be in Paris next week and available for photoshoots on 7 & 8th November and in London the week of 20th November. Have a great weekend xoxo

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