Archive for 'WEDDINGS'

November 13, 2012

Charlotte & Phillip first came to me three years ago when they did an engagement session. Since they got married in Hong Kong they wanted to have some more photos in their wedding attire that would be different from their actual wedding day. A few months ago they contacted me wanting to do a day after session, so we headed over to Napa for a quick trip to grab these stunning portraits. Napa never fails! It was also cute that strangers would congratulate the “newlyweds” although they’ve been married for a few years!

The weather was amazing and the flowers were blooming. I honestly could not have asked for better conditions. I probably could have stayed in that little field a l l  d a y  l o n g. It was just that gorgeous!

Hair & Bouquet – Stephanie Lau (

November 07, 2012

I think I need to start prefacing blog posts with something like FTV (from the vault) for all the shoots I’m about to upload that have just been on my “to do” list for months. Ok, I lie, for over a year! It’s been awhile and a lot has changed in my life, which I will share later, but I’ve been itching to give my blog some loving!

It was my first time shooting at The Mountain Winery and I am in love with this venue. What makes this venue different is that they use it for concerts also! Shannon & Terry’s wedding had a lot of personal touches, but what I remember and felt the most was how much they both love their friends and family.

A huge thank you to my sister Zina, who was my assistant for this wedding!

Ceremony Venue – The Mountain Winery
Reception Venue – Pampas
Makeup for Bride – Christina Chen
Hair for Bride – Irene Byon
Hair for Bridesmaids – Carol Lee Shin
Videographer – Alven Shen (You can see his teaser video here)
Florist – Rita Tseng of Village Flower Shoppe

This flower girl had a bit of a meltdown, but it was SO adorable!!!

Remember the gingerbread man from their engagement session? Well, he made another debut at the wedding. Shannon had to guess which one was her husband by how he danced!


September 19, 2011

Naomi and Jin had a lovely wedding and reception filled with lots of fun! These guests knew how to have a good time! Naomi loves everything princess and when I saw her wedding gown I thought she got the princess part spot on. Jin loves everything Apple and when Naomi surprised him with a iPhone groom’s cake the way his face lit up showed that he was truly touched by her special gesture. I had a great time photographing your wedding! Thank you for letting us be part of your special day!

Ceremony – New Vision Church
Reception – Dynasty Seafood
Assistant – Zina Chung
Additional Assistant – Jim Kang

The First Look

Jin definitely looked surprised from Naomi’s gift!

A storm trooper made a special appearance on the dance floor!

May 21, 2011

Venue | San Ramon Golf Club
Assistant | Zina

April 18, 2011

Ceremony – Heritage Museum of Orange County
Reception – George Key Ranch
Assistant – Zina

Bianca & Cole got married in the Southern California summer heat, but they didn’t let that get in the way of having a relaxed and fun day! From the minute Zina and I arrived and we knew this day would be filled with love. Bianca is super soft-spoken and sweet, caring about how everyone was doing, even though the day was about her. Cole was getting ready at their new apartment and all the groomsmen were helping him clean! We even watched them do dishes, move a sofa, and vacuum! Now those are some loving groomsmen! They arrived at the ceremony site and even helped set up! I feel like that just shows how Bianca & Cole are. They care. About each other and about others.

The First Look

Chinese Tea Ceremony

Cole got really emotional as he saw his beautiful bride start to walk down the aisle. One of my favorite shots during weddings is that look the groom gives his bride when he sees her grand entrance!

Bianca literally had the biggest smile on her face the entire day! You could tell it was truly one of the happiest days of her life.

The long awaited kiss! (It was their first kiss on the lips after years of dating!)

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