My name is Christal Mai. I am a wedding and portrait photographer from Brisbane, Australia and an accredited professional photographer with the AIPP. Being a Southern Chinese, I speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Being a Fine Artist more than 15 years, sustained by all that inspires me – a craving for lovely things, my passion and desire to create beauty, curiosity for a great love story and my two master degrees, MA in Visual Arts and Digital Design.
In 2012, I resigned my Graphic Designer job and began following my dream in the new journey. I photographed my first wedding, my first family portrait and my first newborn! In 2016 I won two slivers in the Wedding category at QLD AIPP Epson State Awards and AIPP The Australian Professional Photography Awards.
In the last five years, weddings and portraits introduced me to extraordinary people and family. I enjoyed every second behind my camera. I smile when the newborn poo in my studio, I laugh when the family have fun during the photo shoot session, and I tear when the father of the bride gives a touching speech during the wedding reception. I am there to capture every hug, kiss, laugh and tear! And I am so blessed that people chose me to share in their joy as I provided a contribution that is a real and lasting art piece.
Though I am based in Brisbane, I also love travelling to photographed interstate weddings and destination weddings.
To see some of my recent work head on over to my blog.
That is me. Now I’d like to hear your story.
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