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December 10, 2013

It was a sweet day when my good friends, Ann and Don, tied the knot here at The VIlla in Orange County. Check out their wedding photos filled with nothing short of awesome!

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Hello all,

This next wedding blog is sweeter than usual. This lovely pair have known each other since elementary school and did not date until they were both in college. Ann was actually my first friend that I made during UCLA orientation. She was kind enough to introduce herself during that time and we all kicked it off nicely after that. It was not long after we all graduated college that Ann and Don dropped a line and broke in the big news about their wedding. It was definitely an honor to be not only her wedding photographer, but attend as a friend.

Ann and Don kick started their morning bright and early for the traditional Vietnamese wedding tea ceremony where both families were greeted and were given tea for their blessings. With everyone in their traditional Vietnamese wedding outfits, the room was filled with so much color along with laughter. Every wedding photo during this tea ceremony was a sure money shot! Once the tea ceremony concluded for both families, everyone headed their way to The Villa in Orange County for their next ceremony where all the friends and family eagerly waited. Ann beautifully walked down the aisle and all eyes were on her, especially Don’s. The wedding ceremony was short and sweet along with a few tears in between. Once everything was concluded, everyone just mingled, partied, and danced the rest of the night. A nice little surprise that Ann and Don had for their wedding guests was once the reception started, they had lion dancers perform to get everyone pumped and ready to party! Check out their quick wedding gallery below and enjoy the show.

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6000 Garden Grove Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683-1976

http://www.thevillabanquets.com

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Don anxiously waited to see how Ann looked like in her wedding dress for the first time!

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I am always a sucker for lion dancers.

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Don’s attempt to pop the cork and their reactions afterward were just priceless!

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Of course, I cannot forget about James and how he represented our UCLA colors. He is one snazzy looking guy when he cleans up!

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I hope you all enjoyed their wedding photos above. Congratulations again to the both of you, love birds. It was an honor to be your wedding photographer here at The Villa in Orange County.

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

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October 30, 2013

Such a beautiful beach wedding in the summer with Amber and Mike! The temperature was pe

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It was a beautiful sunny summer day in Long Beach when my lovely couple, Amber and Mike, tied the knot! Since they were locals in Long Beach, it was more sentimental for them to host their wedding on the beach. What was really intimate about this wedding was that everything was hosted at the beach a block away from their house and the wedding reception was hosted at their backyard. Something about backyard weddings make things so sweet. I suppose it is because almost everything about their wedding was hand crafted with love and thought.

Amber and her girls woke up bright and early to get their hair and makeup done while Mike and the boys hurried up and finalized the last bit of the wedding details. Since the wedding was at the beach, the cool breeze rolled in which was nice and a bit of a challenge for the alter to stay in place. The alter actually blew down a couple times before we totally anchored it down and knotted every pillar! Wilson and I lent a helping hand and secured the alter with the boys after we wrapped up the photos with the girls. I suppose being an Eagle Scout came in handy with the knots and staking the alter to the sand! Check it out.

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The day cannot get any better than this! The sky was blue and not a cloud in sight. There were so many smiles and the love was abundant. Even though this was a wedding, everyone ran around all over the beach in their best dressed outfits!

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One of my childhood friends, Chris, showed up and looking good as always.

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Since the day was so beautiful, we took Amber and Mike around the beach for some wedding photographs of just the two of them. After running and jumping all over the place, we somehow wrapped up the wedding photography session up on a tree. Don’t ask how that happened.

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Off to party at the wedding reception!

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After everything was done and over with, Amber wanted to do a sweet photo on her friend’s motorcycle. Shows how spirited she is, huh?

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Congratulations again to the both of you. It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers in such an important milestone.

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

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September 13, 2013

Amazing wedding over at Westridge Golf Course in Orange County! Thuy and Tony were one lovely and really hilarious couple! Check out their wedding photos here.

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Our next wedding couple, Thuy & Tony, is one hilarious pair. I remembered when I first met these two love birds, it was one laughter after another. Now when their wedding came around, they had little subtle jokes throughout the day. To kick start everyone’s smiles, normally, weddings couples have flowers or some form of decoration around their car. In this case, Thuy and Tony hung a plaque of two wooden doves that said,”Game Over” engraved on the sign. One the other sign, it said,”Ball and Chain” and so forth. Each car in the wedding entourage had a funny and playful quote that put a smile even on the most conservative aunts and uncles. Thuy and Tony woke up bright and early for the tea ceremonies in each household to honor their parents and elders. During these tea ceremonies, it can get quite lively to say the least. There was a lot of cheering, chatting, and laughter in the background during the ceremony. With each passing of the tea cups to each respected family member, they each shed a piece of advice for a good marriage. In a nutshell, just listen to whatever your wife tells you and everything will be okay!

Once all the craziness settled down after the tea ceremony, Thuy and Tony changed wardrobe for their civil wedding ceremony over at Westridge Golf Course. While Thuy and the gals retouched their makeup and helped Thuy jump into her wedding dress, Phebe and I managed a few minutes with the boys to start off their wedding photography session. Although we only had a few minutes at the hotel while the girls got ready, their wedding photos turned out really awesome! Once everyone was all ready to roll out, we met up at Laguna Lake Park for a full on wedding photography session. We hurried up and fired away since it was blazing out that summer afternoon. We did not want our wedding party to stay out more than is needed. With the incentive to be able to jump back into their cars with the air conditioner on high, everyone ran around and took all their wedding photos and retreated back into their cars while we took Thuy and Tony around the park for some wedding portraits of just the both of them.

Before the wedding ceremony commenced, mother nature gave us a bit of a break as the weather cooled down a notch and the trees shaded the rest of the wedding guests as they sat patiently for the wedding party to make their appearance. The wedding party choreographed how they walked or danced down the aisle. As they performed down the aisle, all the wedding guests cheered them on and our lovely couple sealed the dance with a quick dip and a kiss. Once their intimate wedding ceremony concluded, champagne bottles popped and horderves were served while Thuy and Tony mingled with everyone. The party continued throughout the night from cocktail hour to the end of the reception. There were fun activities, games, and the DJ threw a sick beat as everyone danced the night away. Enjoy.

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3120 Lakeview Dr
Fullerton, CA 92832

Embassy Suites
900 East Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821

Westridge Golf Course
1400 S. La Habra Hills Dr
La Habra, CA

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Tony gave each of his groomsmen matching engraved wallet clips. Pretty nice touch!

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During cocktail hour, I met up with one of my good friend and photographer colleague, Peter Tran of Icons Photography. I have to admit, not everyone can pull off his awesome style.

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…talking about style, check out his moves in this next photo.

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Congratulations again to the both of you. It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers here at Westridge Golf Course in Orange County.

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

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September 12, 2013

Beautiful summer afternoon when Tritia and Desmond got married at Japanese American Cultural Center and Japanese American National Museum. Their love radiated throughout the day with nonstop laughter and smiles.

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Being an Asiam American Studies major during my stay at UCLA long time ago, photographing weddings at Little Tokyo, especially at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is a real treat. It was a sunny afternoon when Tritia and Desmond tied the knot here in J-Town (Downtown Los Angeles). While Tritia and her girls had a conference hall upstairs at JACC to get their makeup and hair done, Geoff and Wilson hung out with Desmond and his handsome boys. The best part about photographing the bridal party was that Tritia and her girls had plenty of snacks from Porto’s bakery! I had to refrain myself from eating too much and stayed focus on taking photos of the wedding. As for the boys, they all enjoyed a nice bottle of scotch to relax themselves before the big show!

After Tritia and Desmond were all prepped and ready to go, we ran around J-Town for their wedding portrait session. The decorations and ornaments hung around Japanese Village Plaza complimented their wedding photos perfectly! We ran around the streets afterward and took some wedding photos of just Tritia and Desmond from 1st Street to Far Bar located near their reception hall at JANM (Japanese American National Museum). Once their photo session was over, we had just enough time to take a short breather before Tritia took everyone’s breath away at the wedding ceremony as she walked down the aisle at JACC. There were fond moments here and there especially when they gave each of their parents flowers to thank each parent for raising them properly. Once the wedding ceremony concluded and sealed with a kiss, everyone took a short stroll down J-Town to JANM for cocktail hour.

The wedding party’s grand entrance was exceptionally impressive and finished off with Tritia and Desmond as they waltzed straight to their first dance. There were so much love and laughter as they greeted each wedding guest at their tables and thanked them for all their support. One of the best part of the reception had to be their dessert bar! They had a full ice cream sundae bar with so many delicious selections to choose from. After I clocked out and all their wedding photos were done, we could not help but grab a sundae to finish off the night! Enjoy.

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244 S San Pedro St #244
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Phebe acted her sneaky self as always

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Cheers!

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Not bad of an outfit. The best man and Phebe wore matching penguin outfits during their grand entrance to surprise all the wedding guests.

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Winners of the garter and bouquet toss!

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Glenn made his special appearance as Tritia and Desmond’s officiant.

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After the wedding was all done and over with, we took Tritia and Desmond for one last little wedding photography session right outside JANM. Not too shabby to wrap up the night.

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Congratulations to the both of you, Tritia and Desmond. It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers here!

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

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September 11, 2013

Amazing wedding photography at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu with my lovely friend and couple, Sabrian and William. The color selections for wedding dresses, suits, and bouquets paired perfectly in the wedding photos at Calamigos Ranch.

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It has been over a year since my good friend, Sabrian and William, tied the knot over at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu and I still remember all the fond moments and hilarious outtakes that happened at his wedding! To get a good idea, some of the outtakes were a bit too much to be included into their wedding photo gallery. To kick start their day, everyone relaxed over at Hyatt Hotel where the girls booked a couple suites for the extra space, while the boys were given only one room. Especially in weddings, the ladies deserve better treatment than the boys. For this summer wedding, Sabrina and Will wanted to add a bit extra color to the already colorful wedding venue at Calamigos Ranch with vibrant parasols for each of the bridesmaids to shade themselves from the sun. After the wedding party were prepped up and gathered at Calamigos Ranch for Sabrina and Will’s “first glace,” we ran all over the wedding venue for wedding party photos! The Ferris wheel, and merry-go-round complimented the wedding party’s colors perfectly!

It was a touching wedding ceremony at The Cottage Pavilion. I suppose it was an even more touchy ceremony since they are my friends and a handful of my friends were in the wedding party. Once the deal was sealed with a kiss, all their wedding guests were escorted to the reception hall to conclude the rest of the wedding with speeches, drinks, and laughter! Enjoy.

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880 S Westlake Blvd
Westlake Village, CA 91361

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327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, California 90265

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Congratulations again to the both of you, Sabrina and Will. It was definitely my honor to be your wedding photographer and friend.

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

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