Archive for July, 2013

Seattle Wedding Photography | Linh+Celso | Olive 8 and Sculpture Park

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

One of the best perks about being a wedding photographer is having the opportunity to meet so many different kinds of people from many backgrounds.  It’s fun to learn about each individual couple, how they met, how they became engaged, as well as where they came from.  So when we met Linh+Celso, we were so excited to find out that they wanted to incorporate as many of their cultural traditions as possible in their wedding.

Me — being from Mainland China and growing up in the States since I was 8 — I did not really know what all goes into a traditional Chinese wedding.  Of course different parts of China have their own different traditions, but the tea ceremony is very widely practiced, and it is a symbol of paying respect to the couples’ parents, grandparents and other family members that have been a part of their lives up to this point.  It was so nice to be a part of that, and be able to capture that in photos.  Mix this with some fun groom games here and a lion dance there, and this absolutely becomes one of the most anticipated weddings we wanted to blog to date.  Judge for yourself!  Enjoy Linh+Celso’s wedding sneak peek below!

There’s more photos in Linh+Celso’s  slideshow below.  If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.

 

Seattle Portrait Photography | Olivia+Family (6 Months Later)

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Ever since I set up a little home studio, I’ve been really into shooting kids.  When Cynthia contacted us about taking Olivia’s 6 month photos, I was ecstatic to shoot her in the comfort of my studio.  Cynthia+Bryce are the type of parents who love to document their kids’ different stages of growth.  And thank God for that because I feel it is so important to capture photos of children more frequently than your standard milestones–birthdays and holidays–because they grow and change so fast.  It’s not only important for the parents but for the children as well.  I personally don’t have a lot of pictures of myself as a baby (hardly any actually) because my parents in China were poor and couldn’t afford a camera or have professional photos taken.  Parents nowadays are extremely lucky to have an abundance of resources to make sure these memories are captured.

Just look at this cute family!  We shot Olivia at three weeks old and just in a mere 6 months, she looks like a totally different little person.  It’s such a joy to see her grow into her own self and I hope I get to be there to preserve more of her memories in the future.

 

Seattle Wedding Photography | Jody+Joe | Washington Athletic Club

Monday, July 1st, 2013

When you think of romance, fun times, and unrestrained partying, naturally you think accountants.

Right?  Wait, no?

Well we do.  And if you don’t, you haven’t been hanging with the right accountants.

Jody+Joe happen to be 2 accountants in love.  And 1 in 4 at their wedding were also of the beancounting brotherhood (they did the math, of course).  Let me tell you, them accountants sure know how to do them some weddin’!

When we first arrived, Jody was calm and quiet.  Too calm and quiet.  Maybe it was nerves, or maybe it was too early, but this much composure on your wedding day is illegal in 48 out of 50 states.

It all changed when we reached the first look, and she and Joe set their eyes on each other.  You could see it all melt away.  We watched as Jody+Joe let loose and returned to being carefree in the comfort of each other’s presence.  That, my friends, is how you know it’s love.

There’s more photos in Jody+Joe’s  slideshow below.  If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.