Hong Kong Portrait Shoot – Brendt + Saysana

Brendt and I met in Noosa, Australia way back when the year 2000 was just a young pup. We have hiked in the Himalayan mountains together, survived getting ill in India together, we’ve partied like rockstars in London and lived together in a West Hamsptead apartment reputedly own by George Michael. Whilst we were in India Brendt did a shiatsu course and I guess this sparked his interest in Eastern medicinal practice as it wasn’t too very long after that, that he returned to Austraila to study to become a Chinese Doctor. Upon the completion of his degree he decided he needed to do his Masters in Chinese Medicine in Tawain (!) and therefore also had to learn Madarin. He is that kind of guy!!!!!

12 years past and even though we have always kept in contact via the wonderful world of the internet, we hadn’t seen each other. My going to Hong Kong changed all of that, and it was if not one moment of our physical separation had ever existed. Brendt is truly one of my most favorite people on this earth. He radiates an inner light which draws people to him like moths. He inspires me to be a better person and be kinder to myself in the process and I love him more than words could ever say.

I was so excited to meet Brendts new partner Saysana as I had never heard him so enamoured over anyone before. After only an hour of knowing Says I knew why! He is a remarkable man with the heart of an angel and the presence of a prince ……. and I am just so very glad they have found each other.

Here are some portraits of these two very very special people. Love you both!


  1. Clee on December 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I am so inlove with these images…they seem so full of truth! (if that makes any sense!)
    Especially love the 4th image of Saysana! Beautiful beautiful beautiful

  2. sophia on December 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm


    You’re amazing! 🙂 I feel inspired. Love from Malaysia! 😀

  3. Lisa Bradley on December 12, 2011 at 8:46 am


  4. Erin on December 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

    So so beautiful!

  5. Henroux on December 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Just amazing… love captured beautifully….

  6. Kerin Burford on December 12, 2011 at 10:34 am


    Adore your beautiful words you speak with your camera.
    I can relate
    You are truly gifted girl

    Big fan, baby

    Kerin Burford Photographer

  7. Lucia on December 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

    SO beautiful! I am speechless… You are amazing!!!

  8. Liz Brown on December 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

    When I looked at these beautiful photographs, I literally felt my heart squeeze with emotion. Fabulous.

  9. Keri on December 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Very cool photos!

  10. Kate on December 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    absolutely stunning Jacki! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. well done.

  11. Tricia on December 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Lovely, sensitive pics of a beautiful couple. I can see just how much you love these two!

  12. Carolyn Roberts on December 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    For the short time I have followed your blog I have really come to enjoy your posts as you always have some interesting writing to go along with the pictures. This must be time consuming and can’t always be easy, but it really makes your blog stand out 🙂

  13. Anne on December 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    wow, those portraits are superb! you are such an inspiration.

  14. ryan cragg on December 13, 2011 at 2:07 am

    hello jacki

    how you ???

    pls can you tell me what size lens you used for photo number 7
    i love that style of shooting

  15. Tina Nance on December 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

    SiStar I l LOOOOOVE these!!! So very beautyfull. What special boyz have blessed our path! Huge Love 2u mama. Come play in Bali!!!! Infinite Blessings xxxoooo

  16. Catherine Mac on January 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love 4th last shot SOOOOOOO much! Beautiful set of images J!!

  17. […] My good luck bunny from Hong Kong! It reminds me every day of my wonderful friends Brendt and Says […]

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