If you’re a regular visitor to our blog, you’ll already know we are taking part in a fantastic Charity Soiree on Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at Jewel Piccadilly in London, with our friends Missy Mo Photography. We are extremely lucky to know and work with some amazing people in the wedding industry Lai-Ha Mo is an absolute marvel in her field. We caught up with her before the big charity event to have a chat about photography and shoes!
Tell us a bit about your company, who you are, where you started out etc
Oh my…I hate writing about myself! I was born in Hong Kong and raised in Darlington, Co Durham. After studying a Fashion Promotion degree for 4 years, I got a taste for photography. Having worked in retail for a while, I now specialise in wedding photography and also do a lot of still life shots for jewellery, accessories and beauty products.
How did you get into the industry?
My interest in wedding photography came after I was asked to do one of my best friends wedding a few years ago. I loved being a fly on the wall…and it was amazing to be able to capture her special day through my lens. She loved what I did as she felt the pictures I took, told a story of how her day unfolded!
Pretty soon I was photographing more and more weddings…and I loved doing each one of them!
Which peer from your industry inspires you and why?
I am inspired by many things, including artists, fashion designers, architecture and photographers.
Celebrity clients, anyone we know? Who uses your services or who would you love to see at one of your shoots?
Unfortunately I haven’t photographed any celebrities as yet! Most of my clients are brides, but recently I have started to do Glamour and Boudoir photography.
What are you looking forward to for the rest of the year? Launches, travel, shows, exhibitions?
I am currently in the process of planning a Charity Wedding Event. It’s not just another wedding fayre, but a Wedding Soiree. Brides and Grooms-to-be can enjoy a Bellini reception, array of supplier delights and an amazing fashion, dance and music performance.
I know how mundane wedding fayres are and I wanted to organise something that will be fun, creative and visually pleasing!
The first one is being held on Sunday 28th February at Jewel Piccadilly, London. For more information about the event or to book tickets you can visit the website .
Describe your personal photography style
I offer a fun, non-traditional approach to my photography and I like to put my clients at ease. I am very passionate about taking pictures and I have an eye for detail with an artistic flair.
What is your biggest fashion faux pas?
My biggest fashion faux pas was when I was 14/15 years old…I had these stripy green leggings and thought they were the best thing. I look back at pics of me wearing these and cringe at the sight of them!
Think back to your first ‘shoe’ purchase when you were younger, describe them please
When I was 11 years old I always remember I wanted to be like those girls you see in fashion magazines. I suppose it’s every girl’s dreams. One day my mum took my twin sister and me shopping and I fell in love with these bright yellow shoes with a 2inch heel. I knew then I wanted them! I begged my mum to buy them and wouldn’t give in till she gave in. Being a twin, it meant my sister got a pair too. Her pair was in orange!
What is your favourite pair of Rachel Simpson shoes?
I love Lilly…they are a perfect addition to the wedding dress. I used these for my fashion shoot and it complimented the dress beautifully.
Describe Rachel Simpson Shoes in three words
Chic, Desirable and Sexy.
Thanks Lai-Ha, we love love the photos, absolutely stunning!