This one is special to me. Lots of laughter, lots of selfies, and a lots of stories. It’s a special day for Cathy and Ricky. Yup, selfies, and I love the energy! =) It’s not a huge wedding party, but I love the bridesmaids. There is no one moment where there’s no laughter between Cathy and her bridesmaids. And here’s Ricky! When I first met Ricky, he doesn’t seem to be the super expressive kind. But boy, he’s funny. While the relatives and friends finish the tea ceremony and wait for the ceremony to start, they are playing mahjong to kill time. Being a CBC (check out urban dictionary if you don’t know what it means), no one expects Ricky to know how to play. But he just jump right into it regardless. Well, of course we can’t really finish one game, because the bride is ready and we’re heading out for our portrait session … =) While I’m having fun with Cathy and Ricky, Rika and Jessica are also having the own fun. And all fun are welcome!!! =D Getting ready for ceremony … Detail is what I love, and this one is EXTRA SPECIAL!While the girls are busy touching up for the ceremony, Ricky is busy touching up the wedding cake. Being a cook himself, it’s a no brainer for him. But to me, THIS IS AMAZING!!! I can’t stop but sharing this. Right at the moment when the bride is walking in, this little boy kicked the decoration the lantern rolled onto the floor. And here he is applying some just-in-time fixing. =) I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this one! Game time! Hello my friend, thank you for introducing the Cathy and Ricky to each other! A special dance performance …And let the rest of the celebration begin!Continue Reading
Meet Ariel and Kelvin, they’re getting married in December in Mexico. =) She likes to laugh. He makes her laugh. ie: They’re perfect to each other! A few pictures at Ariel’s cousin’s coffee shop. Simple and elegant. And Sweet! =) A switch in outfit, and more downtown fun. Absolutely beautiful! Working with them is a joy. We suggested different ideas with each other. And we get to have so much fun, including some water fun. =) Oh, how much I love shooting elements that tell stories about themselves! The first stuff animals they got together! I can’t wait to capture their memories in Mexico. See you there guys! =)Continue Reading
Congratulations to Cathy and Ricky, who will be tying the knots in less than 24 hours! =D Cathy is ONE SWEET GIRL! Her laughter made my day! =D Moments!! The weather wasn’t exactly perfect, but of course you won’t notice about it, because of the fun that they had. =DContinue Reading
Stephanie + Wun
1. What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Stephanie: Saying our personal vows. I had forgotten that there were nearly 200 guests sitting before us watching us say our vows. It was such a special moment listening to Wun Yan’s vows that all I can remember is seeing the love of my life in front of me!
Wun: During the speech when I cried as I haven’t cried in a while, let alone in a room full of people
Getting the ice cream photos at Richmond Green, it was a very random chance encounter and probably not a common as I’d like to think when it comes to wedding photos.
2. Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Stephanie: Your wedding will be perfectly imperfect. As much as you want to perfect every single moment of the day, there are some things that just don’t run as planned. Don’t let that bother you because your guests will never know about it. Just enjoy every single part of it!
Wun: Prepare and plan for your wedding leading up to the date. When the actual day comes, trust in the helpers you have assigned to carry out your plan. The day is going to go by fast and any small details or nitpicky items missing will go unnoticed as the only people who know about it will be those who planned for it.
3. Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Stephanie: Definitely every single time I was put into the car. It was a fruitless effort for me to get in by myself. I simply dropped myself in the car and let the rest of the wedding party shove the rest of my ginormous wedding gown in.
Wun: Leaving my parent’s house, Stephanie had to get into my car in her wedding dress. As her dress was excessively big, there almost didn’t seem to be enough car to fit her and the dress.
4. If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Stephanie: If I was the God of weather, I would have made it a cooler day. Although the pictures obviously didn’t show it, let’s just say that being in a poofy ballgown and 3-piece suit is anything but comfortable in 30+C heat.
Wun: If I could predict the weather, I probably would’ve had the wedding a week before when the weather was cooler and more cooperative so that we could have an outdoor ceremony. I also would’ve drank all the sparkling wine, wine, and eaten all the desserts and cupcakes!Continue Reading
Not the greatest weather these days, but Julianna and Behnam’s love story is EPIC! Breaking through different cultures and united by one God. This is one great story to tell.They are both gorgeous! So in love … and FUN! What a trooper these two are. To my future couples, weather does not effect how beautiful your story is. =) Getting ready for the ceremony and everyone is excited!! =) While the communion is taking place … here will have a snack break for a little girl.I love kids!! They’re adorable! =) and of course, these two also. Next round of celebration begins!!!!! Every speech comes with a gift, it’s a test of fineness for Behnam putting jewelry on Julianna. No worries, you have lots of time to practice in the future. =) If you wonder what this is, the speech is making a reference of an ancient king of Persia. And yeah, they look alike. A great and fun dance ritual during cake cutting ceremony. and the finale!Continue Reading
I love shooting in nature. But really love shooting beautiful people who are in love in nature, under this beautiful Fall color!The light is fantastic! And these two makes the perfect scene even better. Free your mind, and your love! This session truly makes me happy, it’s like a round trip to awesomeness. I can go to so many fun places, and I’m accompanied by beautiful people. =D And this place turns me on! Uhem … I mean photographically! =P
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