Green Gables Wedding Estate – Elana & Tim

When asked about our ideal wedding, we imagine being surrounded by the most beautiful fresh flowers and all our closest friends and family. We hope to feel rejuvinated in a pool of emotions… from nerves while getting dressed, anxiety when the church doors open for you, joyful relief at the moment of your first kiss, romance all day long, and excitement when partying it off at the tips of your feet! These emotions were tugging at all our heart’s string at Tim & Elana’s fairytale wedding. To top it off, Green Gables couldn’t have been a more perfect venue for the beautiful newly weds!

Check out their amazing wedding film by The Raconteur Collective 🙂
Church: Saint Therese of Carmel

I’m so obsessed with bridal details, especially these adorable comfy bridal flats!

When you already have a beautiful canvas to work with!

Last touch with the veil.
These guys have an apparent amazing bond, they were all so emotionally supportive and excited for their man Tim! These floral colors are so so so delicious
Details, details, details. Green Gables… you never fail to amaze me. I always love encouraging my brides to have fun with their dress, after all, you can only wear it once!
Such emotional speeches all night!! All the feels 🙂
And of course, some romantic night shots… 

A Magical Union City Wedding – Sherri & Andrew

Something I really respect and look up to are people who can openly celebrate their true selves. We’re all born with hidden unique potentials. Its really up to us on whether we can embrace and grow with it. But its easy to get lost when we start conforming to an image we are not. Welps. Not for Andrew & Sherri! They don’t waste their time judging others or care about what people think. Sometimes you just have to do you. Focus on the things you enjoy and surround yourself with people who matter. When the right person loves you for that, life becomes magical.

At heart, Sherri’s an expression of art and Andrew’s a charming magician. They actually met online and Andrew won her over with magic tricks on their first date! By revealing his true self from day one, he found someone who appreciated him. And how could he not fall in love with the quirky smart women that she is.  They’re both such wonderfully spirited and successful people. After a few more extravagant and theatrical dates, they knew they found their soulmate. Together, there’s no stopping them! Never give up on loving yourself because only then, you will find someone who loves you too.

Hotel: Enchante Boutique Hotel
Florist: Chris Yen
Make-up & hair: Chloe Huang
Church: Immanuel Lutheran Church
Banquet: Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
DJ: DJ Twin Spin

ahhhh I just love the anticipations of First Looks!

They’re so sweet

The fellas looking fly

Sherri is adorable and adored and she owns it 🙂

Clever Wedding #Hashtag

Andrew’s vows wouldn’t be complete without a little touch of magic. In this case, a butterfly flight to represent their love 🙂

Gotta use that beautiful light cast from the church’s stain glass

The talented bride designed paper cutout center pieces!

A Magic Instruction manual for each guest, what a fun idea!

My favorite part, their charming first dance full of magic tricks. Omg I can’t get enough of them. It was the cutest!!

And the Crowd goes wild

A Magician stunning their guests during dinner, love love love.

Snow Goddess – Glamour / Boudoir Photography

In today’s media rich society, everyday can be a battle against our physical insecurities, especially for women. We glorify those picture perfect instagrams of girls who can pull beauty and charm off like a dime. But I’m more intrigued by the majority everyday faces who are just trying to get by. Its easy to get put down when you realize you’ll never be as tall, pretty, or thin as the girls you see online. But just because someone doesn’t “have it all” according to societal expectations, doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. After all, beauty glows from your confidence and love for yourself within. 

That brings me to my friend, Ruby! She’s a cutie with a big heart. I wanted to take the opportunity of this photoshoot to really push her out of her comfort zone. Over the years, she overcame many struggles like bullying, health conditions, career changes, and a major heartbreak. Yet every time, she comes out stronger and more confident in her worth and growth as a thriving positive woman. Today, many identify her as leader and she hardly shows vulnerability. 

In contrary, I wanted to challenge her to express her feminine side that little get to see… something glamorous, flirty, sexy, and delicate yet empowering. Its a side that every girl has, but holds back to show because of their insecurities or fear of judgement. But I think its an expression that should be accepted, embraced and celebrated. Thats the beauty of glamour/boudoir photography. I love the idea of taking a normal girl and helping her see how gorgeous she is. 

Overcoming challenges is no stranger to Ruby.. so to top it off, I decided to place her in the snow at Big Bear Lake 😀 It was unthinkably freezing, but she kept a strong attitude and killllled it! I’m so proud of her for transforming into such a goddess outside of her element! <3 

$50 off Glamour/Boudoir shoots til May 2017

Jackie & Khanh – Zion National Park Engagement

Happy 2017!

Its been a quite a journey of twists and turns for Jackie & Khanh. He was never her type or intention and yet he pursued her until her heart was eventually won over. After all, love works in mysterious ways. Jackie may be strong and polished on the outside, but sometimes a girl just wants someone who can treat her like his princess… to protect and love her like she deserves. I love that they make each other better: Jackie’s strong morals and faith and Khanh’s kindness and silliness. Together, they’re quite dynamic!

In 2016, Jackie made it her resolution to hike 42 times. Lucky for Khanh.. her goals became his, haha! They both really enjoy getting away from their chaotic lifestyle to enjoy the peaceful outdoors. It was no surprise we decided to go forth with Zion National Park’s Angel’s Landing hike for their engagement photos!  I was petrified I wouldn’t survive going up with all my equipment, but it was one of the most exhilarating hikes ever. We helped each other in the scorching sun, chain climbs, and death dropping cliffs until we all made it up where the Angels landed 🙂 Immediately, they whipped out her clothes and make up and violah!

Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Continuing their engagement into the deep Narrows! It started pouring down during our hike, these two were troopers and rolled with it! Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Zion Engagement Photos Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos Zion Engagement Photos

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding – Julie + Daniel – San Francisco

They had their careers set and was ready for love. But after many failed tries, it can become discouraging. Then they decided to take a chance and sign up for a profile on Match.com. After more failed encounters, it again becomes discouraging. Just when Julie was about to give up, she opens her profile and sees Daniel’s message… everything just matched up from there. Insert *Heavenly music* When you finally find your person who compliments your soul perfectly, you can’t help but get excited. She even went ahead and booked her dream wedding at the timeless Julia Morgan Ballroom before he got to propose, so cute! They’re probably the most organized and prepared couple I’ve ever worked with. They even planned how to do their first kiss for a better photo for me haha! And the wedding was just as perfect as them. Anyways, Julie and Daniel teach us an important lesson of never giving up on believing that there’s someone out there tailored made just us. It really doesn’t matter where you met, as long as just meet them already! For all you online couples (including myself), be proud of your story 🙂

Venue: Julia Morgan Ballroom
Photobooth: Mr Photobox
Coordinator: I Do x Two – Saundra Anderson
Make-up/Hair: Salt Spell Beauty
Videographers: Anchor Cinema
Officiant: Gary Tran (Bride’s Brother)
Cake Topper: The Rosemarry Toppers
Florist: Mochi’s Flowers
DJ: Twin Spin
Loving the venue’s intricate detailing She looked amazing, Andrea! Used their wedding invitation for this Bay ringshot

Their first look was everything and more. They looked stunning and couldn’t be more stunned.

Had to sneak them for some shots around Downtown San Francisco!
Just because she’s the most organized bride ever, we we had extra time for more photos!
Gary did a great job officiating for his own sister’s wedding!

San Francisco Wedding - Photobooth - Mr Photobox My clients get $50 off my Mr Photobox Photobooth! #Packagedeal 🙂

F a c e b o o k
t w i t t e r