From Starbucks cups to Spartan races, this pair of dynamic duo love to battle things out as a team. Sophia and Hawk first ignited their flame over a Starbucks where Sophia worked as a barista and Hawk as a patron. With each coffee date, their bonds grew stronger and took their relationship to the next level – Spartan races. These two love to push themselves to their physical and mental limit at these races. I have done the trifecta once, but these two prefer to do it as an annual thing. Sophia may be small, but her hugs alone squeezed the air out of my lungs once. Enough of going off on a tangent, we started off their engagement photo session bright and early in Downtown Los Angeles before the rest of the city woke up. With an empty city and our two love birds suited and gowned up, we cranked out a series of creatively sweet engagement photos. Check it out!
It has been a few years since I hung out with these two goofballs for their engagement photography session in Pasadena, yet that day was still rather memorable and filled with one hilarious joke after another. Wenji and Rommel flew in from the Big Apple to bask in our California sun, visit some family, and reserved one day to play around while we snapped some photos away. Since this was their hometown, taking their engagement photos here is rather meaningful. To start off, we ran around the alley ways in Old Town Pasadena and took pictures with anything that had color to compliment their playful personalities. Since these two are fans of biking around, the local bike shop nearby were generous enough to lend us a couple Schwinn bikes to cruise around this fair old town.
Time flies when you have time to reminisce about the adventures and memories you have created on your journey. My dear friends,Lena and Garrett, who were friends since high school finally tied the knot at JACCC (Japanese American Cultural Community Center) in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. What started as friends flourished into the best of friends and we had the great honor of photographing such a great celebration! Since we had mutual friends, it is always a real treat to see familiar faces – a little more wrinkles, maybe a little extra weight, but never losing our childish personalities when we all congregate together! This wedding with Lena and Garrett was more of a colorful party where anything can happen than anything too formal. I personally think weddings should be more fun in this manner!
In the midst of all the wedding photography business, it is always nice to enjoy a leisure photo shoot outside of weddings. With a weekend off, my dear friend, Luxi, and I decided to grab a bite to eat and fire off a few shots here in Chinatown Los Angeles. No pressure, no direction, no expectations…just pure improv for kicks. Instead of going to the popular areas of LA, we trekked into deep forgotten alleys of Chinatown to shed some beauty in the darkness. Check them out!
There is always a soft spot in my heart when I hear stories of couples’s adventures together and how they have met; sweet stuff that can give you cavities. In this case. Allison and Jimmy have been a pair for about a decade before finally getting hitched. Imagine all the awesome adventures these two have experienced prior to entering the next chapter of their lives. One of their favorite past time is camping and snowboarding. What better way to have a meaningful engagement photography session than to combine the stuff that they like into their photos, right?!