Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Katie + Rob: Furry Babies . Beach . Love (San Francisco, CA)

Due to unfavorable weather, it took us a few reschedules to finally meet up with our out-of-state couple, Katie and Rob, and their two huge furry babies, Luna and River, for their engagement session. Afterall, it is San Francisco, and we got the usual treat - the sky looked a bit gloomy, with a bit of fog covering Golden Gate Bridge, plus some drizzles off and on. However, it did not affect our spirit at all!   

When we arrived at Marshall's Beach, River was super excited! It was just the right place for him to run and jump around! And for me, this was my first time photo shooting a big dog the size of River, young and full of energy. It was just restless and moved around so fast! I like being challenged by River, and I actually found it a lot of fun too! 

The wind started to pick up quite a bit as the sun started to go down, and it was chilly. A high five to Katie for pulling through the session all the way, until she started to shiver! Luckily, Rob just knew the perfect way to warm Katie up - with the 'help' of River and Luna, Rob replayed his proposal to Katie in the same spot! That was so sweet. And this time it was caught on camera too! 

As an anecdote, Luna, the sweet mellow husky, has terminal illness. It's Katie and Rob's wish that she'll be able to make to their wedding. And I surely hope to see Luna again too, but that also made me wanting to capture their best, special moments together, now.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Katie + Anthony: Love as sweet as cupcakes! (San Francisco, CA)

San_Francisco_wedding_photographer_Engagement_session_Golden_Gate_Park_Japanese_Tea_Garden_0 Katie and Anthony run their own company and are a super busy couple, but we finally nailed down the date for their engagement session. The couple decided to go to the Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park, which is walking distance to their home, our second stop. It was a nice stroll in the tea garden, very relaxing with a good sip of green tea, which was just what the lovebirds needed. And just before we hit their apartment, Katie decided to make a quick stop at the bookstore, a place they frequently visit.

At their apartment, Callie, their cute dog, was waiting. She's just adorable! There in the apartment, in addition to make good use of their time to plan out their wedding, the lovely couple had some fun time making cupcakes, and they work so well together! Callie definitely enjoyed the end result! 

And the most adorable moment was when Anthony said "hi five!", Callie quickly put up her paw to Anthony! These two certainly did well to make Katie happy!

I'm very much looking forward to Katie and Anthony's wedding, which is coming up real soon!

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But check out where Callie's eyes are looking. One hilarious moment! Love this dog!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Collection 27 Fearless Awards

I am very happy to have one of my images awarded in the latest Collection 27 Fearless Awards. I'm so honored to be competing with such talents around the world at Fearless Photographers! It gives me the inspiration and drive to push and challenge myself all the time!

Congratulations again to my lovely wedding couple, Jane and Simon! This is their second image to be awarded in a wedding photography contest!

  Collection 27 Fearless Awards by Chris Shum

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Baby bump + furry babies! (Mountain View, CA)

It was a nice day at the park and I had fun with Karol and Andrew at their maternity photo session. Karol and Andrew are expecting their first child, and they are very excited about it! To many first time parents, it might be a bit taunting on what to expect, but I can see that Karol and Andrew are all prepared, especially trained by their two puppies, Lollipop and Miffy. These little guys are super cute and energetic, with quite different characters!

I'm sure Karol and Andrew will have their hands full with their baby coming to join the party, not to mention they just opened their boba store in Berkeley! Good luck with everything and I can't wait to meet their bundle of joy! I can already picture the super cuteness of their baby with the furry babies!

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