Completeness

I honestly believe there’s a mystery and beauty about the timing of meeting that person. We all grew up watching disney movies and fantasize about our own fairytale one day. We waited patiently.. then impatiently. We cried through heart breaks and question the challenges life throws at us. But as we grow and mature, there’ll come a time when we realize the fullness one can obtain by simply loving ourselves. You finally stop searching and start discovering. You find yourself instead and before you know it, you’re happy. Only then, the universe surprises you with a mystery that’ll complete you at a whole new level. It fills and consume you, you can’t live without it. It’s this time when you realize that everything has a purpose, that you have to go through the things you went through in order to be ready for moments like this. Some like to call it love, others call it destiny. When I met Danny and Binh, I knew they were meant for each other. They’re such wonderful people individually but together, its a completeness. This inspired me throughout their engagement photoshoot and I really wanted to capture and share it. The day was splattered with colors, warmth, and a giant red balloon.

Love at First Sight

It’s something you would expect to hear from a book or movie. Linda was working hard waiting table to table at her restaurant when Derrick walked in. Instantly, he was captivated by her beauty and charm. Throughout his entire meal catching glances of her, he gathered the guts to make a move. He was nervous but determined, knowing he wouldn’t forgive himself if he didn’t do something… So he slipped out a pen and wrote his number on a napkin for her before he left. She was flattered by the adorable gesture and it wasn’t long before she contacted him. Little did she know at the time, he was exactly what she was looking for and more. And now here they are, celebrating the beginning of their lives together in a sophisticated gorgeous wedding. Love always seem to catch us off guard, especially at first sight. =)

Morning: Hotel Palomar
Church: Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Coronado San Diego
Reception: Jasmine Seafood Restaurant 

 

Love the kimono wedding trend!! Sigh* the design of this hotel just inspires me.

Fabulously in Love

Sherilyn: #Fabulous #dressup #make up #heels #cutiepie. Ryan: #chucks #sweettooth #inlove #socool #sweetiepie. Together: #trueLOVE #spontaneity #romanticgetaways #gettingMARRIED. I absolutely love this couple. We took their engagement all over the streets in downtown San Diego. This was also during our crowded comic-con weekend and all eye’s couldn’t help but prey on their radiating love. Here are a few I would like to share, cheers!
This is how they roll.
One of my favorite shots of all time <3

Tiffany and Jay – Engagement with Architecture

Hello, hello! It’s been a while since I’ve had time to post. Business has been a whirlwind and I’ve been shooting non-stop throughout San Diego and LA for as long as I can remember. I’m  so thankful everyday to be able to do what I’m passionate about. It especially fullfilling to be able to meet and work with all these wonderful people who appreciate the importance of photography just as much as I do. And then, sometimes I have clients who challenge me with new approaches to the art. This is where Tiffany and Jay comes in! They wanted to incorporate their love for architecture and have more of an edgy look to their engagement photos. We decided to use the Salk Institute and Scripps Institute of Oceanography. I’m very used to carefree/cutesy photos in the beaches, fields, and parks so I had a lot of fun tackling this one! And Tiffany and Jay just looked great together. I gave them a lot of calm, emotional poses that they just sank into… and maybe even forgot I was there haha. These high school sweethearts are more than ready to begin their lives together, Congrats T&J!
My favorite shots of the day!  Working with lines

Sam - May 9, 2014 - 11:50 pm

These are amazing!!! My favorite is the one of the balcony and the ocean 🙂 it’s breath taking!

Distance make the Heart Grow Fonder

Meet the awesome, Mindy & Jared! They are an eharmony couple! After a few exchanged flirty chats and finding out that they have so many parallel foundations, these two hit it off so well that they’re endured their long distance relationship between San Diego and Arizona! Now, they’re finally getting married and happily moving in with each other. I had a blast during their engagement session. Mindy’s a photographer herself so I was a little nervous at first. But I’m really happy with how everything came out. They were so fun and my camera loved them! Congrats to M & J! Special thanks to Jake Pham for assisting me in creating some of these shots =)

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