Life’s been super busy after having a baby and I only have ONE baby! I can not imagine what moms of two or three must go through each day and I bow my head to them because they are amazing! Having a little family of my own has truly made me appreciate how great, fun, and important family photos are. Our kids are only small for such a short amount of time. How important it is to capture these times. I grew up in China so there’s not a lot of photos of me as a kid. The few I do have, I cherish so much. I wish I had more! So when Kathy+Angelo+Andre wanted to take photos, I couldn’t wait to help them capture this little fleeting moment of time for them. This was taking back during the fall still and I just had enough time to post. Andre is such an adorable kid and he’s lucky enough to have the most amazing, loving parents. We photographed Kathy+Angelo’s wedding about 3 years ago so we know what a great couple these two are. Now that we’ve seen them become parents, that same type of love they share with each other has spread and grown a million-fold for their little guy. I loved spending the afternoon with them and hope to see Andre grow into a handsome (and much loved) little man.
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I’ve always wanted to take advantage of Woodinville’s lavender farm because it’s close to where I live and it’s just so beautiful. Although we caught the lavender harvest towards the end of the year, it was still a wonderful shoot. Mainly because Jennifer and her family brought the best props! Props like these are like a photographer’s dream. Better than a kid at a candy store. More like me in a Chanel boutique, in the midst of Paris, and you told me I can pick all the Chanel bags till my heart’s content. Yeah…it’s THAT good. And I think the photos prove it…don’t you?
Almost exactly two years after Amy+Erik got hitched, we got together for Emilio, their first son’s one year photo shoot. I love my job as a photographer because not only is repeat business great, but along the way, we make awesome friends. Hanging out with Amy, Erik, and Emilio was the highlight of that weekend. It made me realize that I really need to hang out with them more!
Emilio has eyes that’ll someday break many hearts! He’s started to break mine when we had to say goodbye to him. Just take a peek of their photos and enjoy!
I love photographing families because it’s a great opportunity for me to play with kids. Every child is different and each and one of their personalities cracks me up. Theresa+Serimon are great parents, not because they’re personal friends of mine, but because I can see it through their kids. You can tell Chloe wants to be like her beautiful mom in every way. Anywhere from posing photos like her mom, to having matching boots and a mini scarf. She’s on her way to being a beautiful classy little lady…just like her mother. Christian thinks so highly of his daddy. He told me his dad is stronger than Marshawn Lynch and can lift a whole house. Now that’s a hero!
On a rare sunny Seattle fall afternoon, we went out to the park and took these lovely photos of the Strong family. Enjoy!
Priscilla+Dale will be getting married in about four weeks and a couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to spend a nice Sunday afternoon with them walking in the park and on the beach. Priscilla is a photographer’s dream. Why? Well, because she laughs on command! I’ve never worked with anyone that can laugh naturally as easily as she can. And although Dale is a little bit more serious, when we asked him to be a little silly infront of our lenses, he totally surprised us. I wonder what the wedding day will bring out of these two. Check out their engagement sneak peek below.
There’s more photos in Priscilla+Dale’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
Weddings like this don’t come around often. When the bride is dressed in her wedding gown…and also dressing the tables with table cloth. When rounds and rounds of Costco sized bottles of liquor are brought into the venue. And when one of the groomsmen falls into Lake Union dancing to All 4 One’s “I Swear”. Yes, I knew I was looking forward to Quynh+Paul’s wedding for a reason!
Quynh+Paul didn’t want a fancy wedding. Their wish for their wedding day was to have good food with good family and friends. And these are the weddings that I love to shoot. Most of Quynh+Paul’s friends, to this day, are from middle and high school. You have to admit, there’s something to be said about people who maintain close with high school friends. They’re the type of people that seems to always be there when you need them. It was quite an honor to be there with Quynh+Paul on their special day. Since I’ve known Paul for such a long time, it was heart warming to see him so happy. For as long as I’ve known Paul, he’s the type of guy that knows how to love. And he’s found, what I think, is his equal.
There’s more photos in Quynh+Paul’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
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.
As a wedding photographer, I love my job. Because I get to be by the sides of truly awesome people on the happiest days of their lives. Seeing people in love and how they interact with one another on a day they’re starting a new future together is truly a blessing. I couldn’t ask for a better job and I am lucky enough to work with the best people. Brianna+Jack are two of those people. Their wedding day was so stress free and went on without any hitches. It was probably one of the easiest weddings we’ve ever done.
You know that saying, you can often judge someone’s character by their friends? No? Did I remember that wrong? Well, if that saying is somewhat true, then Brianna+Jack are great people. I believe one of the reasons why their wedding day went so smoothly was because of their friends. The wedding party never strayed to do their own thing. They were present when they should for pictures and never left the bride or groom’s side when we needed them to be there. Jack’s best man made one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard and it was pretty evident that he spent a lot of time on it. Brianna+Jack were surrounded by all these people that loved them and it speaks volumes about how they are as people. Chris and I were so happy we got a chance to capture their happy day. Enjoy their wedding photos below!
There’s more photos in Brianna+Jack’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
On a nice Saturday afternoon, we went out on a stroll through SoDo with Samantha+Nicky. Leading up to this engagement shoot, we’ve only worked through and met with Samantha. Nicky currently lives in Arizona as he’s helping us serve our country in the military. Just for that, we should applaud Nicky for his dedication to our country! We should also applaud these two for doing one of the hardest things in a relationship…maintaining a long distance relationship. So we thought the song “Near or Far” by Carissa Rae would be suiting for their slideshow. Hopefully after the wedding, Sam+Nicky can finally live in the same city again.
Since we haven’t met, we didn’t know what to expect from Nicky. But we knew since Sam was such a sweet person, the person that she loves will probably be pretty cool as well. And cool he was. He was more than that…he was outright wonderful! It didn’t take us long to realize Sam+Nicky are a perfect match for one another. They are both the kind of people you meet and immediately feel comfortable to be with. There’s no awkward small talk with these two. They’re genuinely nice people who listens to what you have to say and laughs at your corny jokes not just to be nice but truly because they find you funny.
Sam+Nicky’s marrying this September on Whidbey Island at the gorgeous Fireseed Catering. It is truly a fabulous location and I just can’t wait for their wedding day. September is one of the most gorgeous months in Seattle and how fitting because Sam+Nicky are a gorgeous couple. Just take a look and judge for yourselves! Enjoy their engagement sneakpeek below!
Play the slideshow below for more of Samantha+Nicky. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
Jamie and Wai were two of the first friends I made in high school. I remember us as kids…just 15 years of age…hanging out in the lunch cafeteria. We didn’t have impossible dreams but we did dream. We knew we wanted to go to college and possibly work in the corporate world. And that we did. The three of us continued to college together. Jamie graduated earlier from the Running Start program while Wai and I graduated together a couple of years later. Wai and I also entered the corporate world together at the very same company.
Fast forward 10 years to current day and I can hardly believe they are both mothers. Sometimes when I’m around them and their two beautiful daughters, I think about our high school days. Back then, who knew what those naive, heavy makeup wearing, baggy clothes donning girls thought about children and kids. Because it feels like it really wasn’t that long ago that we were calling each other using 3-way to gab about our boy crushes. And every now and then, I have to remind myself that we’ve all grown up. But as always, I am so happy for my two friends because they are truly amazing people. Our friendship has lasted more than 15 years and I know it’ll continue until we are all old and gray. And I hope our kids will all be good friends like us when they grow up. Just check out these little cuties…they’ll make any one proud parents!