Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography

Tsui Family | Downtown Tacoma


Meet the beautiful Tsui family. I spoke with Kenneth’s sister, Bee, who booked me as their family photographer for when they flew in from Hong Kong. I hadn’t realized at the time that this would be their first trip to America as a family and our session would be their first morning waking up in the good ole USA. I truly felt honored to spend that time with them and honestly hoped to make a good impression, as cultural differences were never more evident.

They couldn’t have been a sweeter family to work with – easy to laugh, smile, and play with their little boy. We talked about what was common for us here locally versus Hong Kong, how they take family photos each year, but in a studio because it’s so crowded and there aren’t many options out of doors. I imagine our playful session in the heart of Tacoma, Washington was quite a different experience for them! Although I couldn’t truly imagine not having options. It was humbling to think of all the options we have to explore outside and how we shouldn’t take that for granted.

They still have some great adventures left while they’re in the states for the next two weeks and it’s been so fun to see thanks to social media. Well, if I’m ever in Hong Kong, I’ll definitely see them again! Happy travels Tsui family, thanks for having me capture your first American based family photos!

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