Category: Wedding

Ariel + Kelvin – {Married}

Hola from Mexico!  Super excited to capture the FANTASTIC moments of Ariel and Kelvin!!!!!  Beware, this is a LONG post, because of course, I can’t stop shooting. πŸ˜€  Hello handsome groom and the “Nick(s)”.  Yes, both groomsmen are Nick, so it’s plural.  πŸ˜›  Now over to Mrs Chan …  This moment is always emotional.  Given Kelvin’s personality, his message in the card must be sensational!  But let’s hold the tears for later. πŸ™‚ Mom and best friend need to allow some personal space when Ariel reads the card.  I love their first reaction when that’s over.  Pretty sure it’s not about them hearing the content of the card, but where they are hiding when Ariel is reading it. πŸ˜›  One of my favorite moments!  Everyone is so happy! πŸ˜€ Although we’re in Mexico, we are NOT going to forget the Chinese tradition … door games! Occasion like this, we certainly don’t lack ‘war correspondents’.  πŸ˜€ The rule of the game is to lick the cream off the plate, I guess this is an alternate solution?  But seriously, I don’t know how Kelvin can keep a calm and smiley expression in the middle of a push-up!  Speaking of strength!!  Let’s have a little photo fun before the ceremony!   I truly LOVE moment like this!  Done, it’s official!  Here comes Mr and Mrs Chan, YAY!!!! πŸ˜€Glasses clinking time, don’t worry, the boy is not holding anything alcoholic. πŸ˜€ And little girl, you’ll get your turn when you turn 18. πŸ˜€ Yeah, I don’t usually show group pictures, but these ones make me laugh. πŸ˜€  One thing GREAT about destination wedding, the party size is small, and everything can be done is one place.  So you have plenty of opportunities to take pictures.  And that’s music to my ears!! DEFINITELY ONE OF MY FAVS!  Fantastic light! When I take this picture facing the ocean, I really wanted to shout … ‘WILSON!!!!’ πŸ  Reception time!  The smaller the party is, the MORE intimate they are.  I’m truly honored to be part of it, and witness countless sweet moments throughout the night!  So many things are happening in this picture!  I LOVE IT!  Winner of the bouquet toss! And we’re not going to miss anyone! πŸ™‚ Moments overload!!!

Ariel and Kelvin

What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Ariel: It was between cocktail hour and dinner. Our family and guests were at the cocktail reception, and we just finished taking photos with Tony and had about an hour before we had to show up to dinner. Rather than rushing to the next place, Kelvin and I took twenty minutes to ourselves and sat at the veranda sofas overlooking the pool, holding hands and taking a moment to refresh with champagne while talking quietly about how the day went and how we’re feeling. It was probably the only unplanned moment of the day, but the most memorable for me because it was us, being together, and taking a moment to connect with each other.

Kelvin: Honestly the whole day was memorable and special. Running along the beach in 30 degree sunshine with my suit jacket and bowtie was surprisingly fun!

Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Ariel: Do plan and organize and set up an itinerary for the day – this helps to take advantage of the easy wins and reduces stress, but don’t agonize over the details and all the little things that can go wrong (particularly the night before!) When the day arrives, go with the flow and enjoy your wedding day for what it is.

Kelvin: Enjoy the wedding festivities and celebrations, don’t worry about the small stuff.

Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Ariel: When three of our friends decided that dancing with chairs and flowers as props was a great idea and proceeded to entertain us for twenty minutes with their body wave and water-bottle chugging dance moves.

Kelvin: The wedding party goes to eat at the Japanese restaurant after the wedding

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?

Ariel: No πŸ™‚

Kelvin: I’m very happy with my wedding day. I wouldn’t change a thing.

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Victoria + Kris – {Married}

Winter came early this year, but Victoria and Kris’ big day certainly warms it up!!  Not only the day is fun, but it’s REALLY action packed.  I LOVE IT!!!!  Usually the bride’s side have more actions.  But man … both sides are full of stories! Traditions are fascinating!!     Fun time for me.  I must admit, this is one of my favorite portrait sessions! Amazing strength from the girls!!!  So much fun with them!!  SWEEEEEET!!  Between all the actions, the little ones are also their own fun of blowing the candles =D      What, too much action?  Or music is too loud? No worries, this is the solution for the loud music. =D   LOL, I LOVE this baby’s face.  I guess the bottle is too cold?  =P

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Jenny + Edmund – {Married}

This one is full of fun!  Not only the wedding party are super fun, and I work with great friends!! =)  

Jenny, you look GORGEOUS! 

A little mom and daughter moment, always sweet!

Didn’t I say they are fun?  Absolutely stunning!

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Teresa + Ben – {Married}

I must admit, lately I’ve been having too much fun with Fall color and getting my son’s costume ready.  So I was a little being on my blogging. =P  But getting back to the pictures is like reliving those exciting moments all over again.  In this case, Teresa and Ben’s wedding.  They’re fun and they’re extremely nice couple.  I LOVE them!

We don’t know need a fancy room to make good pictures.  A cozy one will do just fine. 

Mom’s expression is priceless! 

Now comes the fun

Priceless moment!  

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Cathy + Ricky – {Married}

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!

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Stephanie + Wun – {Married}

 

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
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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!

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Julianna + Behnam – {Married}

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!

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Michelle + Jason – {Pre-wedding}

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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Nga + Kevin – {Married}

Introducing Nga and Kevin, as a lovely married couple!  They are so much fun to be with.
Sweet!! Sweet x2! Hello Finnagan!  I LOVE him!! πŸ˜€ And let’s have some portrait fun!   Time to eat! πŸ˜€    To see more of Nga and Kevin’s wedding, click here or check it out below:

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