Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Elaine + Daniel: Married! - A Sneak Peek (Napa, CA)

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Elaine and Daniel had their wedding hosted in Napa Valley. It was a rainy day, but I think the rain made this day even more romantic, special and memorable. Here's a sneak peek of their First Look, which was really cute and sweet! Special thanks to Joseph Tan for rocking the day with me! More pictures to come. Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Marina + Matthew: Say yes, say yes! (San Francisco, CA)

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Matthew and Marina live in Hong Kong (my home town) and they have planned for an incredible vacation, with San Francisco as one of the brief stops. Matthew wanted to propose to Marina here at Baker Beach in San Francisco during their half a day stay in the city.

And just within a week, Matthew amazingly planned out this little romantic episode as part of his trip with Marina. We exchanged quite a few emails to get down some of the details. And all this while, Matthew was getting ready to hop on the plane with Marina to start their vacation. I could feel the excitement in Matthew, and how he wanted to make this perfect. The whole process was so much fun and exciting, and we even get to make a prop for his proposal!

Matthew was hoping for some fog hanging over the Golden Gate Bridge on the day, which resembles the mood of the location he has in mind for their wedding. And I was expecting the same, since I thought the chances of having fog by the Bay early in the morning is quite high. But of course when you need it, Murphy’s Law will apply. On the day, the bright sun came out early on, and lit up the Golden Gate Bridge nice and bright, showing off the California sunshine! Nevertheless it was still gorgeous! And you can check out the rest of the story below.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christina + Derek: Happily Married! (Woodinville, WA)

I still remember the day when Derek and Christina managed to pull out some time from their busy schedule to come to San Francisco for their engagement session. We made quick plans while they were cruising the city and checking on the wedding gown and other wedding materials.

And finally it was their big day! Christina and Derek had their wedding in the beautiful Woodinville, a city in Seattle that has many wineries and breweries. The day started early with the traditional Chinese customs of receiving the bride and the tea ceremony. And of course Derek and his groomsmen could not escape the challenges planned by the bridesmaids! 

After the action packed morning, Derek and Christina strolled over to the neighboring vineyard of Willow Lodge to get some very nice shots. The weather was gorgeous and it was quite warm. Just perfect for some bridal portraits!

Lots of friends and relatives came to give blessings to this lovely couple and some flew in from many different places. Everyone had a great time celebrating the start of this wonderful journey of Christina and Derek together!

And I was especially happy and excited for one other reason - I was very lucky to have the fearless master, Huy Nguyen, to shoot this wedding with me and we had fun too!