For those who knows me know that I consider San Francisco bay area as my 2nd home, with friends and family it has always been a place where I can go for a quick weekend getaway. Though, with all my years of visiting the bay area, I never had the chance to spend a day to photograph an engagement session.. until recently. All thanks to this sweet couple, Silvia and Richie!
So this past Saturday my wife got a call from Stephanie checking to see if I was available to photograph their engagement session next weekend... given that I had prior obligations scheduled, I respectfully declined.. then few seconds later, Stephanie goes "ok.. so how about tomorrow?" So with that, THANKS Stephanie and Brain for taking away my Sunday nap time! Just kidding :)
Last second call for an engagement session is sort of an adrenaline rush, there's no real time to prep, just pack the available gears and improvise. For Stephanie & Brian's session, the colors of the sunset proves that we picked a great day for a shoot... nap time well sacrificed :) Congrats Stephanie and Brian!
I absolutely LOVE themed photo sessions! Regardless if it's an editorial, engagement or personal work, just throw me an idea and we will get the ball rolling! This was exactly what Tran did for her engagement session and she went beyond just ideas, she was thinking like an art director and planned up everything she wanted for this twilight theme shoot. We even spent couple weekends out scouting for the perfect locations, and found this secret area within the Cal Poly Pomona's campus. With all the props and location setup, it was up to me to frame and execute the photos! Hope Tran and James loved these photos as much as I love taking them!
An epic 13+ hours of Asian traditional wedding tea ceremony & banquet just seems too familiar to me, maybe because I personally just gone through my own's couple months ago, or maybe because I attended so many throughout my lifetime. Regardless, this was Ha & John's epic day... starting early from the morning preparations, decorations, red trays, roasted pig and the infamous "door games" just to name a few highlights from the celebration.
I am grateful to be part of it and honored to work with such a well-organized and talented photographer, Ben from F16 Photography. Here are some of the highlights from yours truly, hopefully I didn't disappoint you Ben :)