Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone and their families a very Merry Christmas! :) I hope your holidays are filled with love, happiness and good health! Thank you blog readers for an awesome 2009! Can't wait to see you all again in 2010~!

And yes. I am recycling last year's santa pic. :)

Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jimmy YH Kim :: Los Angeles |portrait|

The one thing I really love about being a photographer is that you get to meet a ton of interesting people. And it works out well because not only do I get to meet awesome people, but I get to listen to their stories. Every time I photograph people, I seriously feel like a sociologist doing field research. With every click, I'm trying to figure out my subject and learning new things. And I gotta say, I love every minute of it. What's even better is when my subjects buy me delicious food afterwards and we get to talk about life. :)

Jimmy is one of those people photography brought into my life. His passion for music and pursuing his dreams is what I admire about him the most. And not only is he talented, he truly has a heart of gold. Seriously one of the nicest guys out there. And I can't wait to see what the future holds for him. Fo reals. You can check out his site here but his singles won't be out on itunes until late Feb or March 2010. :) Which is why he needed some headshots of himself! EnjoY! :)

I love this! I noticed Jimmy wouldn't smile for any of the shots even when I asked for one. But I broke him. He gave in. LoL.

Jimmy wanted a few shots with downtown as a backdrop and we found the perfect spot for that. :)

My fav.

2nd fav. :)

Thanks Jimmy for the yummy food!!! And Bonny for introducing us! :) Can't wait to hang out again and listen to your singles! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I must give big hugs & kisses to Lydia of Ever thine, Ever mine, Ever ours for featuring Maryanne and Lester's San Francisco engagement session! :) Thanks so much Lydia for the love! Much appreciated! :) XoXoooO!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ascher :: Los Angeles |1st birthday|

Hi everybody! Hope ya'll kept warm n cozy this past weekend. :) Remember the gorgeous and adorable Cha family? On Saturday, it was little Ascher's 1st birthday and I was honored to have documented the fiesta that was taking place at Yongsusan, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Imma keep this post short because my fingers feel like they're going to fall off cuz I'm so cold. lol.

You know what's so funny? I had NO idea the flowers (1st row, 2nd pic) were artificial until I got home and started filtering through the images. lol. I'm very impressed! Love all the details! It's like a mini wedding reception. :P

And below are collages of my fav images from the day. Ascher's such a cutie. Love the pic of Ascher and his grandma. :) Oh! and the one where Ascher's dad giving him a kiss. CUTE!

Ascher picked the pencil for his doljabi so he's going to grow up to be a famous scholar! :) Yay! Go Ascher!

LOVE this pic of the fam together. :) Happy Birthday sweet Ascher!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lawrence :: Fullerton |portrait|

Lawrence and I went to highschool together but recently started bonding over shared interests: photography. :) And as a thank you for being such a good friend, I repaid my debt with what I do best. Pictures! LoL.

And if you are curious of what happened, I'll gladly tell you with embarrassment.

The day I was supposed to sell my car, it disappeared. I had completely forgotten to safelist (it's basically a permit that let's you park overnight) my car the night before. And for those of you that live in communities where you can't have guests park overnight without safelisting, I feel your pain. Cuz seriously. It's annoying and it sucks. Anyhoo, I told myself to safelist and then 5 seconds later, I forgot. So the next morning, I look out the window and my car's gone. I just stare at the empty parking spot for a few seconds and then start dialing. I found my car in Garden Grove and now needed somebody to take me to the lot. Everybody I know is at work and I gotta pick up the car by 5pm if I don't want to be charged another day. Thankfully Lawrence was at a gas station 2 minutes away putting in gas... getting ready to go to school. I made him ditch, so I felt really really bad. I told him I'll buy him something yummy to eat and of all the things I could have bought him, he wanted a McRib sandwich. Hahahahaha. Lawrence cracks me up. So we totally bonded over the whole towing, Carmax and 'are you sure you just want a McRib sandwich' fiasco. Good times. Thanks Lawrence! You totally saved me that day.

Enjoy the pics!

LOVE this shot of law.

Looking good!

Hahaha. This one cracks me up.

Hahahahhaha. This one cracks me up too. His expressions are so funny. I love it! I had to stick my hand and camera in between the fence gate and just hope for the best without looking through the viewfinder. And I gotta say, it's one of my faves. Can't believe his eyes and mouth are perfectly outlined by the fence.

Hahaha. This is what Law thinks truckers do.

These are my favorites because they make me laugh. Thanks for being such a good sport Lawrence. :)

Lawrence is so hard-core. Love the shot on the right. Only he would lie down in the middle of Artesia Blvd.

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Cha Family :: Los Angeles |portrait|

Two weeks ago, the Cha Familia and I met in LA for some family photos and fun. And what better time than now since little Ascher will be turning 1 this December! :) Enjoy the pics! :)

Don't they make a gorgeous family??? Alisa! You are one hot baby mama!

Don't you just love the pop of blue? Alisa purchased the dress just for our photo shoot and had her makeup done by the ever so sweet Clara of Clara Kim Beauty. Now that's what I call an enthusiastic client! LoL.

Hahaha. SO cute. Perfect picture for a Christmas card.

So sweet.

I LOVE LOVE this!!! Ascher soooo didn't want to take pictures. He just wanted to stare at the fountain like the above picture. I love Alisa's laugh!

So we took a little break and let the little guy do his thing.

he's so CUTE!

Oh man. Look at his eyes and lips. Adorable.

Love these! Alisa, you look so beautiful and so happy. seriously. :)

This last one is my favorite. You can just feel the warmth, love and contentment in the photo.

Happy FRIDAY!!!!