JJ & Alex are probably the most incredible couple we’ve ever met. It’s just unbelievable how talented they are: both work in software by day and are skilled dancers by night (quite the combination!), Alex started a company that was later acquired, and JJ, the gifted artist, beautifully hand-painted a lot of their wedding items which you’ll see in the photos below. And they’re the sweetest and most thoughtful couple too [ read more … ]
Bob got in touch with me late last year for his upcoming proposal. He had a vision of a nighttime surprise proposal in the backyard of the house he and Kristin had recently bought, and he even sent over inspiration photos and a detailed document showing and describing how the setup would look. I was super excited to capture this moment for the two of them, and his plan finally came to fruition last weekend.
With the help of a wonderful lighting & decor crew, Bob had set up his backyard to look absolutely stunning. We thought his original vision was great, but the real thing was 10x better! [ read more … ]
Chung & Justin’s wedding absolutely amazed me. Everything was DIY — the escort cards, adorable ceremony decorations, paper cranes, aquatic centerpieces, and dozens of cute little green potted paper succulents for wedding favors. Even the wedding party’s bouquets and boutonnieres were picked from the couple’s garden and hand-crafted! It was all so well-made and put together, and most importantly, it reflected the two of them as a couple. [ read more … ]
A few days before their engagement session, Kristen and Mark emailed us and requested a change of plans — instead of shooting in the city, they wanted to have their engagement photos taken on a sailboat that they just bought. David and I said to ourselves, “OMG yes please!!!” We’ve always wanted to shoot some romantic and fun photos on the water, and a sailboat is such an ideal spot! The water at the Coyote Point Marina was calm and serene, the weather was clear, and the sun was golden. Kristen and Mark couldn’t have picked a better spot, and more importantly, they as a couple turned this session into perfection! They way they looked at each other and made each other smile and laugh was memorably cute. They’re such a great match! [ read more … ]
This is a love story about a French girl and an American boy who met in Japan and have been in love ever since. Lucile and Michael’s modern travel-themed wedding was held at CuriOdyssey, witnessed and blessed by their family and friends from all around the world. They have put so much effort into the details – Lucile handmade ALL of the origami bouquets, boutonnieres, guest favors, and the centerpieces herself, and they incorporated French, American, and Japanese culture seamlessly into their wedding. Oh, and the tie that Michael wore was made of a piece of fabric from Lucile’s wedding dress! I was in full candid mode for the entire wedding because M&L really wanted organic moments of their special day. So I promise you, there is not a single posed photo here. Now, let the photos bring you back to a perfect day for a sweet couple. [ read more … ]