Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jean + Chirag: Love in the City! (San Francisco, CA)

San_Francisco_wedding_photographer_Engagement_session_Press_Club_SF_Jewish_Museum_cube_Embarcadero_01 It rained the day before Jean and Chirag's engagement photo session, which made the bride-to-be a bit worried. But it turned out to be a gorgeous day in the city! We started off from the interesting architecture of the Jewish Museum cube and caught some special natural light amidst the forest of tall buildings. We then went next door to the Press Club of San Francisco. It is the couple's favorite hangout place, and was a great choice to include in their e-Session. It's a nicely decorated, cozy bar, a great place to get relaxed and capture some in style shots.

Jean and Chirag are easy-going and so much fun to hang out with. Chirag is also an amateur photographer himself, and as we went along, I shared with him some of my experiences as a photographer. Chirag felt especially excited to be on the other side of the camera. And with Jean, I think they made great models!

It was a great afternoon spent with this lovely couple, and I can't wait for their big day to come!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jane + Simon: A simply lovely engagement session! (San Francisco, CA)

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It was a beautiful day in San Francisco for an engagement shoot! We started off in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. It was a quiet and serene little town, and we roamed around the area to get some beautiful images. Simon is an amateur photographer and has good eye. It was funny we spotted a red Volkswagen at the same time and borrowed it as our prop! We then stopped by the popular spot with the City skyline as backdrop. 

After a short stay in Potrero Hill, we headed over to the Ferry Building and the nearby Embarcadero Center to get some more city shots. Simon, despite being a bit nervous at the very beginning, actually did so well. The sweet couple was so natural and we got some really nice moment shots! Jane and Simon are such a photogenic couple and I could just feel the love in the air!

Our last stop was Little Italy, when it was time to catch some sunset and city light. It was quite crowded and we weaved through traffic and crowd for some nice night shots to end the day. 


Special kudos to Jane. Even though she was not feeling well that day, she had really great spirit and did awesome throughout the shoot. 

Thank you both for a great and fun afternoon! Very much looking forward to your wedding!


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Sandra + Dominique : A One-of-a-kind Engagement Session (San Jose, CA)

Dominique and Sandra were both a bit camera shy and so they decided to have their engagement session at their residence, the place where they will host their wedding. It was a great idea as it helped them to be more comfortable and relaxed. 

 When I arrived at their residence, I realized we had one more pretty model joining the photo shoot. As I started to explore their wonderful and amazing place and their huge backyard, I found myself in the setting of the story 'Charlotte's Web', with our little model and all the adoring (and curious) animals fitting right in. Due to the rain just the day before the photo shoot, the ground was still wet and the mud made everything looked so much more natural and real. And I really thank my Foundation Workshop training to have helped make this so much easier for me! 

I really enjoyed the fun and loving interaction among Dominique, Sandra and Sasha throughout the shoot. It was a really unique engagement shoot. I'm really looking forward to their wedding day!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Nancy + Zack: Sweet Romance at the Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco, CA)

San_Francisco_wedding_photographer_Engagement_session_Palace_of_Fine_Arts_01 Nancy studies in Vancouver. Zack works here in the Bay Area. It is a long distance relationship that has blossomed. Since their wedding will take place in the Bay Area, Nancy took advantage of the week-long holiday to come here to prepare for the wedding and get as much planned and done as possible, including their engagement shoot on the last day of their 'vacation', and Nancy had to fly back. So I could understand they were pretty tired and stressed out. But to my surprise, they were in absolutely great spirit and all I saw and captured were the sweet and tender moments between the lovely couple.
It was a beautiful afternoon spent with Nancy and Zack. I'm very much looking forward to their wedding day!

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