Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Nice Afternoon at Cuesta (Mountain View, CA)

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I had a wonderful time with the extended Kelly family at Cuesta Park (with grandpa and grandma visiting from Ireland!) It was a warm, relaxing afternoon, and climbing trees was fun! The kids  also brought their bikes for the rolling landscape of Cuesta, which is one of the more attractive features of the park, and kids always love the speed and the challenge up and down the slopes. I also got to meet our furry friend Java too!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

A fun afternoon with the Baker boys (Cupertino, CA)

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It was a gorgeous day for the Baker boys to spend a fun afternoon at the Rancho. The open space and the nature sceneries of this beautiful county park always help lift my spirit! And I found it worked the same for the Baker’s boys! Especially the brothers had so much fun with each other in the absence of electronic devices and screens, coming up with creative ideas to play.

One of the main reasons Gary wanted to have this photo session with his boys was because he sensed that the younger one would outgrow his brother in height any time. So he wanted to freeze that moment in time when his older one was still taller! I think that was a brilliant idea! And just how precious these memories will serve for the boys!

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Monday, November 6, 2017

A Happy Family Time at Rancho! (Los Altos, CA)

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Another nice day and fun time at Rancho San Antonio with the Kim family! This park never fails me with fantastic sceneries for pictures in different seasons! It's great to see the family having a nice bonding time, and helping them to freeze these precious moments with the kids!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Ashley + David: A hot and heartwarming wedding! (Carmel, CA)

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Ashley and David’s wedding took place at the beautiful city of Carmel - their ceremony was hosted at the lovely historical Mission Carmel and their reception at the rustic Gardener Ranch. Many guests flew in from different places to witness the union of this lovely couple.

The day was sunny, except the temperature threw us off a bit - it was in the 3 digits! Having a heat wave in Carmel was probably the last thing that would have crossed my mind. It was 110 degrees in Carmel Valley on this wedding day, and it's a record for my wedding photography career so far! Even though the scorching heat tried to melt away everything, it certainly did not melt the spirit of the lovely couple and the wedding guests. Everyone was a trooper embracing the heat while enjoying the great time together and celebrating the wonderful happy moments with the newlyweds. And one could see how much the bride enjoyed just watching her family and friends mingle!

The celebration ended with some fun big splashes and laughters in the swimming pool - the best place to be on this hot, hot yet lovely and amazing day!

My heartfelt congratulations to this beautiful couple, Ashley and David, wishing you an incredible journey as you build your new life together. Many thanks to the wonderful coordinator, Robin Bates, for being so caring and on top of things, and the entire talented team working on this wedding together! And most of all, big thanks to the talented Qing Zhao for rocking this wedding with me!
 
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San_Francisco_wedding_photographer_Carmel_By_The_Sea_The_Mission_Gardener_Ranch_Carmel_Valley_Outdoor_Wedding_74 Ceremony at: San Carlos Borromeo De Carmelo Mission (The Mission)
Reception at: The Gardener Ranch
Wedding Coordinator: Robin Bates of Robin Serving Events
Hair and Makeup: MUAH
Caterer: Aqua Terra Culinary
Cake: Just Cake
Band: Phil n'The Blanks, Jonathan Moody Band
Flowers: Burst & Bloom