It’s not everyday that I get requested an engagement portrait session in Disneyland, so when Kathryn and Taylor wanted to do theirs in the happiest place on Earth, I immediately fell in love with them as a client. Dreams really do come true! 😉
I don’t get the chance to go to Disneyland very much so I’m totally jealous that since Kathryn is a park ride engineer, she and Taylor get to go anytime as they want! They led me around the park for some of their favorite spots, and any nooks and crannies that weren’t filled with crowds. Surprisingly, there were a lot of them!
As a couple of adventurers, Brett and Rebecca wanted to have their engagement session in downtown Los Angeles, in spots that showed a bit more of the culture of the city. It was a location that stayed true to their wanderlust nature (they spent their past Christmas holidays in the Sarengeti!). They knew so much about LA itself that it made me question whether I personally lived in the city as well, haha.
Just after Valentine’s Day, I had the pleasure of once again being one of the many amazing sponsors of The Heart Series – a conference on business x bettering the world (view last year’s blog feature). Once again, it was an amazing conference to be a part of, and I had such a great time documenting all the keynote speakers from companies such as UpWorthy, EveryTable, Dizzy Feet Foundation, Yoobi, and Global Citizen, as well as the attendees and their fervor to listen, learn, and give back to the community. Thanks for having me as your Los Angeles business conference photographer!
It’s exciting to think that last year, I photographed wedding throughout three different state – California (of course), Texas, and for this wedding, Nevada! What’s even more special is that the bride is my long-time friend from ELEMENTARY! How crazy is that?! Excitements were definitely high when we photographed their engagement session at Huntington Beach, and I couldn’t believe that it was finally time for their big day!
In a sunny day in Las Vegas, Linda and Vince started the day with a Vietnamese tea ceremony at their house, then the lovely ceremony at Our Lady of Lavang, and the reception at the Rio Hotel. Linda and Vince, thanks so much for having me as your Las Vegas Vietnamese Wedding Photographer!
One Sunday morning, I entered one of the hotel rooms of DoubleTree Inn in Anaheim and saw that our bride Avani, with her red robe and hands covered in artful Henna tattoo, was getting her makeup done in the corner of the room. Soon, it was time to put her stunning wedding outfit on, and even with the help of her friend, this task was quite the ordeal!
But when all was said and done, and Avani met her groom Anuj for the first time that day, everything fell into place and the celebration started in an uproar. Anuj pulled into the hotel parking lot in an Ashton Martin while guests from his side of the family paraded around, dancing and playing music. Ah, the festivities! So much happening before the ceremony even started!
Arriving to Torrance Woman’s Club wedding, all of the ladies were in a frenzy getting ready. Except, that is, Kellie, the bride herself. She was as cool as a cucumber and had a go-with-the-flow attitude towards everything unplanned. The same was with Michael, her groom, and it made perfect sense how they can love each other so much.