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Chris & Grace

We enjoyed photographing Chris and Grace's wedding last weekend! And as an added bonus I got to work with two of my favorite vendors: Nicole Ha and Andrew Hsu! Chris and Grace are complete sweethearts and such joy to be around.


Wedding Date: May 24, 2008

Color Scheme: Brown, Orange, Champagne

Dress: Matthew Christopher

Ceremony: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

Reception: Sainte Claire Hotel, San Jose

Event Coordinator: Liezl & Michelle of Creative Elements

Floral Design: Nicole Ha

Hair & Make-up Design: Sherry Younge & Christina Aporongao, Art Studio

Videography: Andrew Hsu, Studio MSV

Photobooth: PhotoWorks Interactive

Cake: Margaret's French Bakery

While I was in Chris's room shooting the guys getting ready, Grace's daughter, Shamani, came in needing something from him. I guess it was the first time they had seen each other because Chris sort of stopped her in her tracks for a hug. It was a really sweet moment that I am thankful I was there to catch.

Grace was a gorgeous bride!

I just LOVE the way Chris looks at Grace.

While we were taking photos of the bridal party, there was a little wardrobe snafu so we had to think on our feet and ended up with something fun! Don't the guys look so cute?

I just love Grace's silhouette in her dress! So gorgeous!

Chris and his "Sexy Serious" look. Grace looking nothing short of incredible.

I adore this moment!

They had such a cute first dance! I love how they both got so into it!

And I LOVE how much passion Chris and Grace have for each other!

Family photos. Look at that sweet little pumpkin pie!

WHOA! One of the sexiest garter toss images I think I've ever taken!

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Ali & Sallumeh

I have WAY too many favorites for my own good! Lots of emotion, tons of fabulous details and one good looking couple!


Wedding Date: May 3, 2008

Colors: Red, Black & White

Ceremony & Reception: Round Hill Country Club

Floral Design: Asiel Design

Cake: Glass Slipper Gourmet

Videography: Glen, Thomas Hughes

Sallumeh's Dad was running around the entire day, we finally had him stand still for one minute to see his daughter for the first time. He stood there not really knowing what to do until he felt a little tap on his shoulder from Sallumeh. His reaction was priceless.

Absolutely LOVE this shot!

Their dog Fendi made a guest appearance.

Their dog Fendi made a guest appearance.

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Tiff WAS in Bloom

My good friends Tiff and Tim were here visiting family and friends from Richmond, Virginia where they recently moved to coach the University of Virginia women's soccer team. Tiff is actually a local celebrity here in San Ramon - some of you soccer players may recognize her :) A few days after her shower we scheduled some time to photograph her belly.

While my job is always very rewarding, it makes it even more special when you get to photograph such a special time in someone you care about's life. Every time I mentioned the baby to Tiff her face lit up and she got really excited. You could tell that she LOVED being pregnant! Little did we know that miss Layla Rose would arrive 5 days after our shoot - about 6 weeks early! {May 12th - yay for the new fellow Taurus!} Mom, Dad and Baby are all happy, healthy and at home enjoying life. Congrats you guys! I can't wait to meet her in July!

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Introducing the Couture Boudoir!

It just doesn't get much better than this. I am pleased to announce the fabulous boudoir shoot with hair and make-up by none other than the exceptionally talented Maria Chang of PMA. This is a 3 hour photo shoot where you will be pampered and left feeling like a star! More to come soon... Very Soon!

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Grace and Chris

Chris and Grace are getting married this Saturday!!! And we finally got a chance to get our schedules to align for a Lifestyle Engagement Session last week. I'm glad we got a chance to shoot together before the big day! Chris was so nervous at the beginning of our shoot but by the end he was loving the camera!!!! I'm so excited for this weekend!

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