Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ISPWP Contest Fall 2011

I'm very happy that one of my pictures was awarded in the latest ISPWP contest. Congratulations to Jasmyn and Jon! Congratulations to all!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Family Fun at Linda Mar Beach (Pacifica, CA)

It was so great to see Clara and Anthony again, and meet with their little guy, who has grown so much! I remembered last time I saw him, he was still a baby in Clara's arms. And that was almost 3 years ago! Come to think of it, I have known Anthony and Clara for almost 5 years. I first came to know the couple when I was the photographer at their best friend's wedding. Then later I was honored to be their wedding photographer at their wedding. That's one of the most satisfying aspect as a wedding and family photographer - being there to capture the important moments for my clients, and see their families grow.

The weather that day was warm, with a bit overcast, which was perfect for the shoot. The family had so much fun on the beach, in the sand and in the water. They even had a little visitor who was totally photogenic! I had lots of fun that day!

I am also very proud to publish my new branding logo and studio name as Chris Shum Photography. Stay tune for more upcoming changes!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Family Fun at Hidden Villa Ranch (Los Altos Hills, CA)

It was a beautiful day in Fall after an entire week of rain. The family decided to visit the Hidden Villa Ranch - a quiet farm with lots to explore. We walked through the ranch together,  enjoying the nice weather and fresh air after the rain, and had lots of fun looking at the organic garden and a close encounter with some farm animals too!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Jasmyn + Jon: Married! (San Francisco, CA)

Autumn has always been my most favorite season, especially for shooting. I just love the fall colors. After taking Jasmyn and Jon's lovely e-Session, I have been looking forward to their wedding day eagerly. It was another beautiful day in San Francisco, with a perfect blue sky. The wedding party started with the typical busy morning, and we had lots of great moments of the bride and groom while they were getting ready. 

The St. Patrick Church where the ceremony took place was just beautiful. It was a very touching and unforgettable moment to witness the lovely couple finally tied their knots. And the cable car ride around town following the ceremony was such a cool idea! It just happened it was Fleet Week in San Francisco, so it was exceptionally festive and crowded in the City. The gorgeous couple and their wedding party have attracted many envious looks from the passersby and we had so much fun walking through the crowd at Ferry Building and the Piers. Even the Marines joined us for a picture!

In the evening, we headed back for reception at the beautiful Terra Gallery. The place was already fully packed with guests and the air was filled with the wonderful aroma of good food. It was really impressive how Tiffany and Julene have organized the reception so well, attending to the finest details to make this perfect party

Congratulations to Jasmyn and Jon once again!

e-session blog post: Jasmyn + Jon e-session in San Francisco
Getting Ready at: Westin San Francisco
Ceremony at: St. Patrick Church
Reception at: Terra Gallery
Event Planner: Tiffany, Devoted Catering by AmieeAlan
Hair & Makeup Artist: Tommie, Joseph Cozza Salon, Inc.
Florist: Svenja, Chestnut & Vine Floral Design
Transportation: California St. Cable Car of San Francisco
DJ/Emcee: DJ Justin Credible