I would always suggest my brides to hire a wedding planner to take some pressure off themselves. If they are planning their own wedding, I would still suggest hiring a day of coordinator to make sure everyone is following the timeline, also for the vendors to have a 'point-person' to go to when there are questions during the wedding day.
I'm glad my couples always chose the San Francisco City Hall as their engagement session location. I just never get tired of photographing beautiful couples in this gorgeous historic building. Michelle and Tony also choose the City Hall for their engagement session, we met late in the afternoon when it's less crowded,
I love newborns! They are so tiny, cute and always sleeping so peacefully. I photographed Evalyn when she was less than 2 weeks old! She is so cute and has a full head of hair, I love her black hair, it's so shiny and luscious.
Chris and Anne are getting married in San Francisco City hall a day after Independence Day. They spent a lot of their time in the Sacramento area, so for their engagement session, we visited some of the landmarks in Sacramento to document their love for each other.
You might still remember Joanne and Mark's beautiful engagement shoot we did January this year. Fast forward to June, their wedding in the Shakespeare garden was just as beautiful as their engagement photos at the Sutro bath, and even better they were surrounded by family and friends.
I photographed Christie and Chi Wai a year ago for their SF city hall wedding. It's a year later and they are expecting a baby boy! I was so happy when they contacted me with the news! We decided to do the maternity session in their home, where they feel most comfortable. It was a nice warm spring morning, we were able to capture nice intimate moments of them. Their baby is due in July and I can't wait to meet him!
Ruth and Haig are engaged! Their wedding will be in July this year in the beautiful Ardenwood Historic Farm and I can't wait to capture their big day! We wanted to get engagement photos done early so they can start printing invitation for family and friends. Tips for my brides, schedule your engagement session at least 2 months in advance because it takes about 3-4 weeks to edit the photos.
December of last year I got to visit my friend in Seoul, we had the chance to put on Hanbok and walk around the palace. It was in freezing temperature but we felt like princesses and had so much fun!
When Sarah and Dan contact me with their idea of doing their engagement session in Hanbok, I was very excited. I am in love with the details and the color of Hanbok. They express the idea of having the
A beautiful private wedding ceremony in the lovely springtime inside the San Francisco City Hall. Carrie and Mike invited few close friends to witness this precious moment that was about to happen. I love how intimate the ceremony was, a
This post is a little overdue, I met up with my fashion blogger friend Ruhi Thind on Valentine's day for some yummy Chicken Sandwich from Starbird. The interior inside Starbird was super cute, so it only made sense for us to do an impromptu photo session with Ruhi's pink crochet dress from Shein.
April 2nd, 2018 was a special day for Sarah and Yale! It was their 7th year anniversary, they made the day memorable for having their engagement photos taken inside the prestigious San Francisco City hall and the most romantic outdoor location, Sutro bath.
This is my second time photographing Mark and Joanne, the first time was their engagement session back in 2017. As their June 2018 wedding approaching, they hired me for their pre-wedding photos, and it was so much fun!
Every year before the wedding session starts, I would attend WPPI. It is a week-long event featuring educational seminars from industry professionals, a trade show of manufactures from prints to camera gears to lighting, and networking events.
Backed in November 2017, I signed up for the Vivify Workshop to photograph a beautifully designed wedding set and models with photographers in the San Francisco Bay area. I've heard about the workshop from my colleague since 2016, so I was looking forward to signing up.
Happy new year everyone! I am so happy to share this engagement session I did at the end of 2017. J and M are my June 2018 couple, and I can't wait to capture their special day. They are a couple with great connection and personality. We started the session inside of the SF city hall, J was in beautiful mustard yellow maxi skirt from Morning Lavender.
I had the opportunity to collaborate with San Diego makeup and hair artist Cindy Tran from Noirbeaute back in June. She had a great concept of women in color and I wanted something bridal, soft romantic and something edgy. We met in Bing Haus, a cozy and modern spot for coffee and ice cream! I was surprised when I walked in and see their beautiful interior, which was perfect for our shoot.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Holiday! As there are only a few more days left in the year of 2017, I am catching up on my blogging at full speed. This wonderful family session at the legion of honor was one memorable one.
When wedding season slows down for me, I like to get with local wedding vendors/talents to create photos that I've envisioned in my head. This required some planning, first I contact Annmari who I have photographed once before to see if she would be interested in modeling for this shoot,
Katheleen and Aaron are from Malaysia, they are newly engaged and chose California as they fall 2017 vacation destination. I had the pleasure to show them a couple iconic San Francisco locations and take their pre-wedding photos for them.
Beautiful San Francisco City Hall Wedding! C and K are from France, they have just moved to America last 2 month ago and everything is new to them. I got to be their witness and signed the marriage certificate for them on this special day.
I've known Annie for a long time but this is the first time of us meeting in person. About 7 years ago we followed each other on a social platform called Plurk, from there we got to know each other at a good personal level but we never had the chance to meet in person. I am so glad photography brought us closer, it was
Joice and Ken’s wedding was absolutely beautiful! They are both wine lovers so it made perfect sense to hold their wedding at a gorgeous winery. I was very impressed with Joice’s planning skills. Joice and Ken both live on the east coast,
There are so many words I can describe the San Francisco City Hall, but what comes to my mind first is elegant and classy. My gorgeous couple was all dressed up for their civil ceremony, they scheduled an early appointment for
Lei Lei and Kevin are such a fun couple! They have relocated to Texas from the San Francisco Bay area for work but were back in town for their wedding. I met up with them 2 days before their wedding day for their engagement session.