Jeffrey and Virginia Wedding | Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo
Jeffrey and Virginia Wedding was my last Wedding of March 2020 before everything was locked down due to Covid outbreak. They got married at the beautiful Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo (Monterey, California). The intimate Winter Wedding was attended by guests who travelled from from as far as Philippines and VietNam. The reception was held at the dining hall located behind the church, a quaint location perfect for a small Wedding. Their wedding was genuine and intimate, just as they wished for, with the ceremony and reception at the same venue surrounded by families and close friends. It was the most joyous celebration to start their marriage!
Document your wedding, Photograph your Feeling!! www.passionstudio.net
FEARLESS AWARD COLLECTION 58
2020 was a difficult year and receiving another Fearless Photographers award is definitely a huge achievement to us. The past year was the year of family staying home, backyard wedding, zoom ceremony and moments being treasured. Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks so much to all of the judges for your hard work in curating this awesome gallery
.Full Collection 58:https://www.fearlessphotographers.com/…/206/collection-58
Sally and Kabir ‘s wedding ceremony
I met Sally and Kabir about a year ago at one of my past couple’s wedding. They were planning 2 weddings. One of them was supposed to be a cultural and traditional Indian wedding in Yuba city for 3 days, another one was supposed to be at Minnesota where Sally’s family resides. Everything was planned perfectly but COVID 19 has changed the wedding completely. Consequently, they hold a small wedding in the Sacramento courthouse and were live streaming to their friends and families through zoom. One thing special on their wedding day was Kabir’s coworker, who works with him in Diamond nut company, waited outside of the courthouse, surprised, and celebrated the couple’s wedding when they were walking out. After the ceremony, we wandered in the redwood area at UC Davis’s arboretum for their vow exchanges and newlyweds photos. With all of that, it is proved that the pandemic may affect their wedding, but their love remains eternally.
DOCUMENT YOUR WEDDING, PHOTOGRAPH YOUR FEELING !
Marissa and Fernando wedding || Mount Diablo, California
08/08/2020 – this beautiful date was planned out for Marissa and Fernando to be married at one of the most fabulous resorts named Auberge du Soleil in Saint Helena, CA. However, due to COVID-19, Passion Studios had expected their wedding to postponed. Then, with a final push through, Marissa and Fernando decided to move forward with hosting their wedding as planned, but by scaling it down significantly to only close friends and family members. At noon on August 8th, we arrived at the new location where the wedding was held, and at which was also Marissa’s childhood place. It was a beautiful classical two-story home, where Marissa grew up until she left for college in New York.
The spacious and well-maintained backyard with blooming flowers was indeed the perfect place for their ceremony to occur.As we arrived, The Bride’s family members were getting ready and busy decorating their home for her big day. We started mingling with everyone and quickly got into documenting this intimate wedding.
The total number of guests was approximately 20 people, which set the ceremony theme to be small, intimate, but still very sophisticated. With the witness of close friends and family, our Mr. & Mrs. became official!The day went awesomely well for us and the beautiful couple, ending with a sunset photo shoot session on Mt. Diablo. They walked side by side and danced with each other, bathed in the golden sunlight.
These moments were truly priceless! It was our pleasure to be there and capture this very special day for Marissa and Fernando. At the end of the day, having a small or large celebration does not matter, because their love is true. We wish you forever happiness, Marissa and Fernando!
Your Love, Our Passion!www.passionstudio.net
PS: Thank you David Truong ( Always Us Studio ) from all the way Texas to California to help us with this wedding.
ISPWP awards – SUMMER 2020 CONTEST
THIS IS REPORTAGE AWARD PHOTO CONTEST COLLECTION 14
Thanks to the judges for a single image award ! The standard of the work in TiR contests is so high and that makes it such an honor to win.
Huge congratulations to all the other winners, this is a truly cracking selection of images!
Full gallery here :
Jennifer and Penang | Engagement session at Downtown Los Angeles
After hours of traffic, we eventually arrived in Downtown Los Angeles. We are lucky enough since the police blocked the main street for High school field trip. Because of that, the background was really empty during the session.
We started at the Disney Concert Hall, then went to the Broad, stopped by Union Station then ended up at Santa Monica Pier. I was very glad Jennifer and Penang didnt reschedule that day due to rainy weather. Just a little rain in the morning did not stop us from having a great photoshoot time that day!
6TH PLACE OF ISPWP – WINTER 2020 CONTEST
Falling in love is easy but Staying in Love is very Special
if you can recall one of my past blog posts, I was able to capture the true love of an elderly couple 2 years ago.
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have a chance of meeting and documenting the same senior couple. This time, it is extra special! Henry ( 90 year old ) and Erma ( (92 year olds) celebrated their 45 years together.
Connie ( their Daughter) told me Henry had stomach problem but they refused to go under operation because they know for sure he would not be able to recover after the surgery. During the session, Henry and Erma showed me their admirable love: they still called each other “bae,” and sang the song from their wedding’s first dance. They were the proof of my long time favorite quote, “falling in love is easy but staying in love is very special.”