Khoi Le

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Hi everyone, I am Khoi Le!  I am a happy married man with a wonderful wife and a 10-year-old son who is really playful.

Having been through two of the most remarkable milestones of life, I know how meaningful these events are to everybody, and I always want to keep these beautiful memories forever. Hence, I’ve always yearned for creating something memorable, some visual legacies so whenever you look at them you can live those old good days again.

Cameras

Nikon Z6

Leica Q: I love the rich & signature colors of Leica.

Lenses

Nikon 35mm f/1.8

Leica 28mm f/2

Nikon 85mm f/1.8

Nikon 24-70mm f/4

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8

35mm is always my most favorite lens of all time after trying so many different focal lengths from 24-70mm for a dramatic approach to all kinds of prime lenses. 35mm always give back to me the sense of focus, enough to tell the stories with necessary information.

It could be the time of practicing street photography that has taught me a lot about controlling the frame and moments.

Lights/Triggers

Profoto: This is just right for me as I love how soft the light produces even when it’s a direct flash to the subject. Smart TTL & seamless control over options.

Godox AD200: I will use this flash for outdoor weddings together with MagBeam. This will amplify the flash in power & length. Faster recovery speed for continuous shooting & reduces the chance of missing my favorite moments from a wedding.

Bags/Straps

Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 2

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-50 Carry-On Camera Roller Bag (Black)

Think Tank Photo Camera Strap V2.0

Hardware & Software

Most of the time I use Adobe Lightroom to edit my photos after culling the favourite ones from Photo Mechanic. I use a mix of different DVLOP presets & make adjustments to suit the skin tone, atmosphere of local environment. It could be Christman Studios presets, Twomann Presets, Davina preset…

Misc.

MagBox

MagMod Wedding Starter Kit

MagBeam kit

Finally, here are some facts about me, in case you have just come to know me. Previously, I was an architect before quitting the job to pursue my photography passion. I was also a professional basketball player.

I had never thought that I would become a photographer until I shot my own wedding photos. Yes, we set up the camera, framed ourselves, and shot with a remote control. It was funny and memorable.

We were able to save some costs for the photo stuff but the process was not as easy as we thought. Having learned from our own experience, I aim to offer our couples a relaxing wedding photography session they could ask for, as well as applying my strongest skill of “photostory” to capture all meaningful moments in the most natural and artistic way.

I love candid moments. I know some instances that only happen once and I want to tell your complete story through my camera. Everybody wants their wedding to be perfect and it usually puts them under pressure just trying to “make” the day indefectible and even forget to enjoy their own celebration.

However, it is old-fashioned when everything is fully arranged and the ceremony is going on the same track as every other one. People now are more concerned about how they feel rather than how they look. Have you ever looked kinda weird in your photos?

I guess it happened some times, and for sure these images are usually not on your favourite list. But, if you remember that it is the biggest laugh you ever had hearing your partner telling everyone about how clumsy you were on your first date, or the happiest tears falling down when he said his vows, I bet you will keep those pictures as a treasure.

A wedding day is just for the bride and groom. You don’t need to prepare anything. It is all about the true feelings, the memory of love, and all the good things you give to each other. You are free to cry, laugh, and completely enjoy your big day or pre-wedding trip.

Obviously, it is not easy to find customers who share the same taste and point of view but once my clients and I find out we are a good match, we are not just customers and service provider. We become friends.

www.khoilestudios.com | @khoilestudios

Inside Khoi Le’s camera bag:

Nikon Z6

Leica 28mm f/2 

Nikon 35mm f/1.8 

Nikon 24-70mm f/4

Nikon 85mm f/1.8

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8

Godox AD200

MagBeam Kit

Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-50

Think Tank Photo Camera Strap V2

1 Comment

  1. Khoi Le on March 15, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you Shotkit for featuring me ❤️

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