About me

They say these years go by in a flash... well, I feel like they’re going by in a blur.

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I am Chui - pronounced 'Chay', the smile behind the lens. My 2 little girls are the sunshine of my life. I never tire of photographing them, and I imagine I never will.

I bottle up details and moments in photos because I want to remember everything about this time. To watch them discover, or zoom around the house, to hear their laughter, to remember the way they feel, or the gentle way that their father holds them.

One of my daughters was admitted to intensive care for a short time when she was one. It was an intense experience that initiated my pursuit to capture our real memories and our real emotions - of joy, closeness, chaos and comfort. In a beautiful way, as if it was a vivid dream. The best dream.

 
Real moments. Real feelings. These are the images that matter to me.
And it brings me comfort to know that my children will be able to step into these memories
and find comfort in them when we’re not around.
 

Anything else?

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  • I’m an Essex girl, born and bred. I love a good chin wag with pretty much anybody

  • I have a classical music degree, have flown the trapeze and adore magic tricks

  • If I wasn't Chinese, I'd definitely be blonde

  • I love being by the sea, warm or cold - it's my happy place

 
We had such a lovely time on our afternoon out with Chui. We all felt at ease and the children adored Chui, chatting away to her as if they’d known her forever.
— Steph Gore

Awards / Publications

Vogue Published
March 2019

 

International Competition Lemonade & Lenses 2018
Child category 1st Place

 
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International Competition Shoot & Share 2018
Sharing Joy Category 4th Place