Thursday, October 29, 2009

Janlee & Robert :: Los Angeles |tea ceremony|

I had the pleasure of shooting a tea ceremony for Rani Lu on 10/23. If you're a follower of my blog, you know I love culture and seeing families become one. :) Here are a few of my favorites from the day. Enjoy!

I started the day meeting Robert at a nearby park.

This shot makes me happy.

Here's Robert doing push-ups.

Here's a collage of some of the games Robert had to play. Eating a whole plate of cream with no hands and popping a balloon by hugging. I love it!

I love that you can feel the emotions of everyone in here even though you can't see any of their faces.

Janlee wanted me to capture Robert's reaction to seeing her and I think they came out so well! He looks so happy! :)

Ceremony details.


Lunch after the ceremony. I love how they set everything up in their front yard.

Some more details.

And then we took a little time towards the end to wander off and take a few pictures of these lovebirds alone. Isn't the light just divine? And as we were shooting, we found out that we all attended the same college at the same time! :) Good times.

So beautiful.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Sneak Peek

I can't wait to share this beautiful family/lifestyle shoot I did over the weekend. Make sure to come back to see more of this precious girl God gifted the world with.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Helen & Aeri :: Fullerton |portrait|

Over the weekend, I had a very fun time shooting a sister/senior session. We scratched our initial location because Helen suggested we visit our old stomping grounds at SHHS. Ok. Let me just clarify that Aeri did not want to shoot at the school. Her exact words were "it's too early for me." Meaning it's not cool to go back. Anyways, Helen and I were reminiscing about the cafeteria food, the senior tree in the quad and thought we were cool for wanting to shoot at the school. Can you tell it's been awhile since we graduated? :) So I promised Aeri after a couple of shots, we would go to a different location. Turned out, we had too much fun and ended up doing the majority of the session at the school. Aeri didn't seem to mind as much once we got the laughs rolling. :)

Aren't they cute? They even laugh the same.

I love Aeri's facial expression on the left! She's like 'do you THINK you're on ANTM?'

So very cute!


Love the picture on the right! Even though she's not sitting, her pose gives off a rebel-ish vibe.

LOVE LOVE this one! They have so much fun together.



Love this shot of Aeri.

Helen has one of those smiles that can brighten up any room. :)

I love this picture. 2 generations, same location, different memories and pasts.

After shooting at the school, we went back to this lot of land I had my eye on. It's a very small piece of land in a residential area, but the light never disappoints there.

Both Aeri & Helen are so stylish. Love it.

Love the pic on the right! You guys look gorgeous! And I wasn't kidding about the light!

LOVE this shot of Helen.

And I'll end with our lovely 'party animal' Helen dancing & laughing away. So cute.

You guys were awesome! It was so good seeing you Helen! And congrats Aeri on graduating and starting your new journey in life as a college student. Ahhh. To be 18 again.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sneak Peek!

I know this is totally random, but one thing I love about winter is that I get to wear my favorite perfume. I absolutely LOVE the smell of Burberry. I discovered the perfume a few years back when I was looking for Burberry Weekend. I bought Burberry on accident and hated the smell. I know hate is a strong word, but I hated it. Fast forward a few months and I suddenly fell in love with the fragrance. I don't know when or how exactly it happened, but it was all I wore. It's very warm, musky and vanilla-y (completely opposite of what I like) and it reminds me of fall and winter. MmmMMm.

All right. On to the real reason for the post. Here's a sneak peek at a sister/senior session I did over the weekend. Sisters are the best, aren't they? :)

Happy Monday!