Wedding at USD Immaculata Parish and Admiral Kidd Club

Get Ready, this is a long one. I can’t even begin to gush about how much I love Kat and Mark together. Their wedding was full of sophistication, fun pinks and gold, and a whole lot of love. I’ll let the photos speak for itself, enjoy!

Hair & Make Up: Gercy Galang and Annabelle Janaban
Coordinator: Amy June Weddings and Events
DJ and Lighting: Dennis Jones, aka The Creative Music DJ
Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel
Church: USD Immaculata Parish
Reception: Admiral Kidd Club

Always arrive early to photograph wedding details =)
Their Son, Jayce, made the perfect little ring bearer. Its been a long journey for this family and their son can witness their joining in marriage.  Love this church, shooting at San Diego’s infamous Immaculata never gets old.
Gotta block traffic for this awesome shot!
They ROCK!
The lovely ladies walking down this beautiful lit up staircase at The Hard Rock Hotel in Gaslamp.
Details, details, details… Amy June and Dennis Jones did an amazing job setting up this reception. It was just perfecttttt to the T. Lots of entertainment squeezed into that night! How could you not love the adorable, Kat and Mark.  It was no boring cake cutting =P It was so fun photographing people dancing within this colorful lighting DJ Dennis installed on the dance floor!

Wedding at the Palace of Fine Arts and Fairmont Hotel – San Francisco

Sometimes life can get a little crazy. Whether its drama at work, unexpected incidents, or ongoing stress, it can bring out the worst in us. Everyday becomes rushed, a routine you can’t escape. Soon enough, some forget the art of humanity and how to uplift the purpose of living no matter what comes. I’m talking about finding the inner essence that makes us grow happier and stronger. And then at times, you’ll come across people who seem to have mastered this. They’re filled with a light of some kind that instantly uplifts your spirit. Things slow down and for the first time in a while, you feel the sincerity and generosity of another. When I walked into the coffee shop for our consultation meeting, Johana and Matthew made this very strong first impression on me. =)

I began photographing while I was going through a busy time in college. I remember my days were a constant struggle between building my portfolio, sharing a car with my siblings, working long hours at the boba shop, social life, and sleepless nights battling my need to be a perfectionist in achieving those (not as important) straight A’s. Photography was my escape and I never thought it would turn out to be my full time career today! But when I met Johana & Matthew, they whole heartedly believed in me even though I was just starting out. This was almost 3 years before their San Francisco wedding last year!

They’re the kind of people who don’t come by easy.. just full of love, light, passion, kindness, and humor. Better yet, their love for one another is unlike any I’ve seen. They’ve very different in personality and but it just works. Johana is the passionate dreamer, believer and joker while Matthew is the supporter, rock, and gentle kindness. Put them together, expect a playful and loving relationship full of pranks and laughs. Together, they can overcome anything. I just love being around their energy and feel blessed to be a part of their gorgeous wedding in the Bay Area. October 06, 2013 finally came around and they flew us out to document their big day.

Videographers: Everlasting Video Wedding

Florist: Tess Fresh Flowers

Venue: Fairmont Hotel and Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco

We began with a Traditional Chinese Wedding Ceremony They’re so sweet! This prestigious Fairmont Hotel was where Matthew proposed to Johana so the location is very fitting!


And now, off to the jaw dropping palace… They decided to braid their marriage together , awesome idea! Love getting shots of parent/family reactions through the wedding I was a kid at a candy shop shooting at the Palace of Fine Arts =P Then of course, Matthew must a shot with his bridge at Crissy Field! Just married and now off to the party, SF style! Classy Dancers

Kay - July 13, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Wow! Love the color, background angles, and details captured in this album. My cousin got married at the art place too and her pictures don’t compare to this! Wonderful job.

admin - July 17, 2014 - 4:21 am

Thank you so much ! This venue was so inspiring :)

2014 Instagram Valentine Winners: Voleake & Danny!

And here are the other winners from Valentine. These two had a crazy number of supporters getting them votes on my new instagram @jennythaiphotography. After meeting and getting to work with them, I now know why! They’re infectious to look at and brought so much chemistry to the shoot. Its great to have the opportunity to work with amazing young couples who aren’t afraid of putting themselves out there and showing the world how much they care about each other. Here are some of my favorites from their shoot, enjoy!


2014 Facebook Valentine Winners: Emily & Simpson!

When I first began photographing, a large portion of my followers were young enthusiastic people/friends (high school – college), many of whom were heads over heels in love! I’m so thankful to have such strong supporters who understand my style and motive behind this art. But lets face it, photoshoots take hard work and can be pricey for some. So four years ago, I started my first Valentine Contest on Facebook for a romantic photoshoot giveaway. All couples had to do was submit a photo and write 5 facts about their relationship. I remembered how nervous I was because I didn’t know if any couple would even put themselves out there and enter. At the time, even questioned if it was even worth it. But to my surprise, the contest grew into a collection of beautiful love stories. Not only did it help me get my name out there, but I was so inspired by their love. Since then, it became a tradition for me to give a shoot to one lucky couple every year.

I relied on the “Like” button as a voting mechanism so at times things got competitive up til the last minutes. This year, I wanted to give two winners a shoot and make it more relaxed. I threw a random draw contest on my Facebook and placed the voting contest on my new Instagram (Follow me @jennythaiphotography). People were allowed to enter either or both. The winner on Instagram was Voleake and Danny! I remember they were head to head with second place. But to my surprise, I randomly drew second place out of a basket as my Facebook winner (proof video was posted on Facebook)! I messaged Emily and Simpson and they went from bummed out to ecstatic! Its just crazy how things work out. Thank you to everyone who entered this year! I will be posting both winner’s photoshoots. This is Emily and Simpon’s adorable vintage park shoot, enjoy!
Open Happiness =)

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