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
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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A very hot summer day, sounds like it’s a rarity a few months ago. Here we are at the Bride’s house. And I’m ready to capture the moments of Xuan and Hoang’s big day! Hey, I must admit I learn something new every day. I actually googled what the sign means before I post this. =)
And this sign, I know what it means. I assume I was the exception…
Waiting for the moment.
Of course I know what this means, and we’re now on the groom’s side. =D
Why am I posting a normal picture of the boys?
That’s why. =D So cute!
I love this moment!
Tears from a man always have my utmost respect!
The BEST moon walk from this age group! =) Well done!
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Introducing my special couple, Tavia and Man. I first met Tavia in Wendy and Aaron’s wedding a few years back. And our path crossed in 3 more weddings afterwards … or 4 weddings, I lost count. =) So when Tavia invited me as her wedding photographer, it was like an old friend telling me a great news. I was extremely happy for them!
I LOVE mom and daughter’s moment. And it’s extra special in this case, as Tavia’s mom is also great in makeup too.
And here on the guys’ side …
This flower girl is Aaron and Wendy’s daughter. Wow … time flies! Oh, and I love this shot, so many things are happening at the same time. =)
They have the sweetest smile.
It has been a rainy season so far. And it was raining cats and dogs when we were supposed to have our outdoor session. No biggie, we can still have great time in the church, even though everyone thought there was nothing interesting to shoot. Thank you for trusting me. =D
We manage to have some great outdoor time after the rainy has stopped. One good thing about rain … the park becomes exclusively ours to shoot after big storm. =) And this is the first time I shoot in bare foot, as my feet were soaked when I tried to get into my car, which I parked right next to a flooded drain. =P
The ‘find the groom’ game is going to a new level!
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I’m not sure what happen this year. June this year has become tropical. This is one of the hottest weddings this season. But their fun and the emotion of the day trumps it all!
And the gorgeous bride!
I love capturing emotion of grandma. I can only imagine how exciting she feels when she saw her granddaughter in the Chinese gown.
Put your game face on!
Yeah, this face! =P
Did I mention this is an emotional day?
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