December 31, 2011

One More for 2011

As the year is coming to an end, I thought the following picture represents a good theme for 2012:  anticipation.

November 3, 2011

Diablo Country Club Wedding Photography | Song & Johnny (Part II)

Alas . . . the second half of Song & Johnny's wedding day at the Diablo Country Club . . . after the ceremony, it was time for some group shots with the bridal party.  While all the guests were inside enjoying some down time, CK of 39 East Photography took the group aside to get some formal and fun shots.  They were definitely having a lot of fun.

When CK was done it was time for some shooting with the Sigmund and his team from REB6studios.  I must say, they are a talented group of people.  It was almost as if I was watching a director creating a movie during the entire process.

And the rest of the day was history with the couple living happily ever after.

October 23, 2011

Diablo Country Club Wedding Photography | Song and Johnny

It's been a busy couple of weeks, but here is the beginning of Song and Johnny's wedding at the Diablo Country Club.  There are so many pictures to share that I decided to divide them up into different parts.  I have to thank the couple and CK Hwang of 39 East Photography for letting me capture all the details and joyous moments that day.  CK's work is truly amazing, and what I find even more incredible is his ability to create such memorable pictures using film.

When I arrived at the location, Song's wonderful team were hanging up the latterns outside where the ceremony will be held and putting the final touches on the chairs. 

Back inside, everyone was busy getting ready.   I love the bears that were incorporated throughout their wedding.

While Song was getting her hair and makeup done she was diligently reviewing her notes, and even while her bridesmaids were helping her with her dress she was still at it.

Song's dress was gorgeous with all the sequins and beading, and she truly looked like a princess that day.

A final moment before the ceremony.

I love her flowers, especially the orchids.

The girls were gorgeous with their purple dresses and bouquets.

And the guys were very handsome.

October 13, 2011

Rosewood Hotel Sand Hill Menlo Park Lifestyle Photography | Alina, Nataliya and Julia

Alina approached me back in the summer inquiring about a session with her best friends.  All three of them have been buddies for many years and wanted to get some shots of them having a good time.  They certainly had a lot of good laughs as we walked through different parts of the Rosewood Hotel.  When we arrived I automatically fell in love with the place for its wooden furniture, vast lounge areas, and beautiful greenery.  The interior is equally as stunning with its chandeliers and contemporary look. 

October 5, 2011

Diablo Country Club Wedding Photography | Song & Johnny Teasers

Here are some teasers from Sunday's wedding at the Diablo Country Club.  It was a long day, but everything was well worth it.  Perfect weather . . . amazing location . . . a princess bride . . . and a lively wedding party.

September 27, 2011

Watsonville Pajaro Dunes Beach Engagement Photography | Denah and Dominic (Part II)

On Saturday we did round two of Denah and Dominic's engagement pictures.  They had an engagement party that day, and beach at Pajaro Dunes in Watsonville was the perfect location for some outdoor photos.  Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate.  We were hoping to get some nice golden sunset shots, but when we arrived at 6:00 the sky was filled with grey clouds.  It was really weird because it was sunny in Capitola when we passed by it.  Nonetheless, we still had a lot of fun with the couple.

September 14, 2011

Newark Engagement Photography | Denah and Dominic (Part I)

Usually, I'll hear about couples meeting in high school or college, but this couple met in elementary school.  Amazing!  They wanted to highlight places that have meaning to them so we spent some time at Dominic's parents' home by their lovely pool, at a park next to the elementary school they attended, a small white church, and TILT at Newpark Mall. 

We'll have another session in two weeks by the beach so I'm really excited about getting some more fun and lovely shots!