Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kim + Kevin: Wedding vow renewal! (Mercer Island, WA)

Kim and Kevin have started planning their wedding vow renewal ceremony for a while and we have been discussing the details of their big day. It was exciting for me as the day finally came. The day before their big day, it was raining with thunderstorm. As I just had the thought of a plan B being needed, the sky turned blue with scattered clouds, and a beautiful day was waiting ahead of the couple. As usual, I like to check things out ahead of time, so I arrived at Kim/Kevin’s beautiful house early. I was greeted with some exceptionally warm welcomes by everyone. After the busy morning and things started to settle, we headed out for the bridal shoot before the ceremony. Kim and Kevin took us to some nearby parks where Kim and her kids spent most of their wonderful time together on this island. Afterwards, their house was being decorated for the ceremony. It was a very touching yet ceremony and the whole family was kissing and hugging each other the whole time. The perfect day ended in the dark while everyone were having fun playing games and enjoying the delicious food. Thank you, Chou's family, for bringing me back to Seattle again to capture the precious moment of their life.

Ceremony and Reception at: Private Residence at Mercer Island, WA
Hair/Makeup Artist: Giao Nguyen, Giao Nguyen Bridal Designs
Event Coordinator/Catering: Brandi Scheffer, Twelve Baskets Catering
Florist Designer: Jodi Macko, Woodland Flowers
Musician: Jodi Bagge

Monday, August 27, 2012

WPJA Q2 2012 Awards

I am so thrilled two of my images got awarded within the top ten placement in the latest WPJA 2Q Contest. I found the contests getting more and more competitive every year and I am so proud to be one of the winners among the world's best photojournalistic wedding photographers. Congrats to all the winners!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Family Fun: A Lovely Afternoon with the Le's Family (Seattle, WA)

Seattle's weather continues to amaze me. It was a "usual" rainy morning and then a lovely afternoon right after. This was my first time meeting with the Le's family and I was very impressed by the close bonding in their family. We started with their cute little baby girl, who is only 3 months old. She was already quite well-behaved for a 3-month-old, while her adorable elder sister offered a lot of help in calming her down and entertaining her the whole time. She even volunteered to be my personal tourist guide, and later took me to one of her favorite parks nearby. We had lots of fun at the park! At the end, we decided to play some music at home to end our photo session. Thank you Le's family for inviting me to their beautiful house and neighborhood for a wonderful afternoon.