ThyLinh and Vu | La Pavillion, Lafayette, Louisiana.
We arrived in New Orleans, LA, 2 days before the wedding of Thy and Vu. There was a tropical storm moving through Texas and just hit Louisiana so it was kind of cloudy. But that didn’t stop us from driving 2 and a half hours to the wedding venue to scout the location in advance. It was our first time to the Bayou State so we wanted to make sure everything would run smooth and being most prepared for the wedding. The checklist was scouting the church, looking for an outdoor location for bridal session, scouting the venue… and being aware of the distances between all of them. As we were checking off our lists, rain arrived. It poured down like Louisiana needed more water with all its swamps. We made it to the venue finally and to our surprise, we saw Thy and Vu. They were decorating the venue. Table by table, thank you card by thank you card. They carefully placed them down and made sure everything was at its right place. We noticed a little stressed on their faces but they definitely sounded happy!
The day of the wedding was finally here. We were ready to go at 5:30am from New Orleans to get to Lafayette at 7:30am. The girls’ airbnb, where they were getting ready, located in a quiet side of town. But as soon as we stepped in, we realized it was not so quiet.
They talked. They laughed. They made fun while telling one another how beautiful each one of them looked. When we talked more to Thy and her bridesmaids, we could tell Thy was a very caring person. She checked on her bridesmaids periodically while having her hair and make up done. She also checked on us to see if we were tired from our flights. Vu’s place was on the other side of town. He was surrounded by his groomsmen. Their morning was somewhat stressful but regardless, the boys kept being boys. Tea ceremony on the wedding day is one of Vietnamese’s traditions.
Thy and Vu had their tea ceremony that morning in the witness of their close friends and families. We knew that their parents loved them so much, both sides of parents teared up during the ceremony. Thy and Vu couldn’t hold their tears, either. They hugged each other tight. So tight that even us got emotional! After the church ceremony, we all headed to the wedding venue.
It started raining dogs and cats. We knew that Thy and Vu may have been stressed, and tired. But they never complained. They never once told us a negative thing. Instead, they was always smiling when we asked them to pose. I guess the stress never bothered them when they got to married their best friends. After the dinner, they had their special dances.
Thy and Vu’s dances with their parents showed so much love and respect. We believe that they will raise their family well given the relationships they had with their families. The whole ballroom with 200 guests got all choked up. Everything was as beautiful as it could be. Thy and Vu’s wedding is definitely one of our favorites. Not only because the emotions and raw moments that we captured, but also because of the wonderful personalities of them two. They have shown us, once again, a true love story when caring for one another throughout the entire wedding. And that’s why we love what we do. SO MUCH.
Thai and Lala | Wedding at Grand Island Mansion.
Roseena and Kevin || Carta vedera Golf Club
DWIGHT AND EMILY || NAPA GOLF CLUB WEDDDING.
With a ceremony celebrated out in the most beautiful lightning and a cozy reception of Napa Golf Club, we totally fell for Emily and Dwight’s wedding day. In the morning, we started off at the mighty Citizen hotel with the Emily and the bridesmaid. The morning shoot is nothing but passion and good laugh from the crew. After that, Dwight and his crew shortly showed up and get ready for one the most magical moment of his life, the first look.
After the ceremony, we were amazed the way the couple fit to each other in their newlywed photos. The way Dwight and Emily looked at each other expressed an indescribable feeling. The magical sunset in Napa also added to the beauty of the couple. At night, the wedding was a blast with fun game from the couple and all the guests. The couple also had shared a lot about how they got to know and developed their love throughout the times. The story of Dwight about the dream of Emily is one of the most memorable stories that we ever heard. How is it like to see a wedding that you wonder if the times ever run throughout the flow of nature.
This is exactly what I felt like: a classical, elegant and a fairytale story was written by the stunning couple Emily and Dwight. We would like to send out our heartfelt congratulation to both of you and thank you for choosing us to be your wedding photographer. Your happiness is our passion.
Monica and Jose || Hispanic Wedding, Palm event center.
Any time I get to photograph a wedding at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA I consider it a real treat. There is never a time of year that the property is not perfect to host a marvelous wedding meant for elegance, beauty and a real good memorable party! Monica and Jose took full advantage of all the beautiful areas the Palm had to offer and I can honestly say I may have cut a little rug of my own!
Ashley and Ryan’s engagement session | Carson city, Nevada.
Ryan and Ashley had the most gorgeous Carson Pass engagement photos. It was super easy to photograph this sweet, laid back couple. These two are from The Bay Area and love to escape to the mountains to enjoy the fresh air, hiking, and all the amazing activities Carson city has to offer.
Sometimes it takes a little bit for couples to warm up in front of a complete stranger, with a camera pointed in their face. like REALLY good in front of the camera.
3 ARTISTIC AWARDS FROM WPJA 2019 v03
Monica and Jose || Engagement session, San Francisco.
Katti + Dale || Wedding at Heavenly Mountain Resort,
On the majestic mountainous scenery of the famous Lake Tahoe, I was honored to capture the wedding of the beautiful lovebird Katti and Dale. Before the wedding day, we decided to meet the couple beforehand to spend some time with them on their rehearsal. The rehearsal happened on a beautiful day with blue sky and magic lightning from the golden hour. Lots of laugh and emotion were expressed. They ended it up with some walk along the beautiful ceremony site.
Planning wedding could be chaotic, and sometimes even worse. However, there’s nothing like those deep, emotional, connected moments between a couple when you can feel the entire world melting away around them. I love it when I saw the tear coming down not only from both groom and the bride but also by all the guest around them. We were touched from the core of our heart.
Deep in our feeling, we believe that every ceremony is a beautiful, unique reflection of the couple and never fails to leave us reaching for tissues! Oh, how could I forget, we also had a very special ring “dog” that added so much of laugh and characteristics to Dale and Katti’s wedding. Arriving just in time for sunset, the gorgeous couple’s natural beauty and love is reflected in the heart of Lake Tahoe. We are amazed by how natural the couple are.
Their touches and their eyesight expressed the passionate that they spent to each other. At the end of the wedding, right after the reception. We were thrilled to climb to the top of the Lake Tahoe at 2 A.M.
Under the wonderful sky full of stars, the milky way was rising on the top of the 360-degree view. We were really impressed by the couple who had successfully to manage to create magic under the cold of 32F. Their effort proved us that they can overcome any difficulties in life, as long as they have each other. Again, congratulation to Dale and Katti and thank you for choosing us to be your wedding photographers. Your happiness is our Passion.