Hello friends and happy 2015! I’m so excited for the new year but part of me is missing 2014 already. I hope your 2014 was filled with beautiful memories and that this new year will be an extra special one for you! I’m not a huge fan of resolutions because I often make small goals and try to evaluate them as I go along. I’ve recently started following Mark Zuckerberg, you know, the Founder and CEO of Facebook, and saw that he has made some awesome resolutions throughout the years. This year he is committed to reading a new book every other week, and in previous years he made other commitments such as learning Mandarin, be a vegetarian, writing a thank you note to someone each day etc. That inspires me to try out one big resolution each year…so…any cool suggestions for what I should commit to for 2015? 😉
Let’s start off 2015 with a beautiful wedding at The Vineyards, Simi Valley that I was fortunate enough to photograph with Tin. I grew up in the Valley so this is a mere 15-20 minutes from my parents’ house. To brides looking for outdoor venues, look either North of Los Angeles to Simi Valley and Malibu, or South of Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano and the Orange County vicinities for some elegant and rustic gems. I love me a wedding with details details details and this one doesn’t disappoint. I adore the white and mint theme and all the thoughtful little touches that ShanShan + Quan thought of. And omg, how gorgeous is that ombre wedding cake? Special thanks to Jenny from Kelly Zhang Makeup Studio for the bride’s beautiful hair and makeup.
Cheers to creating more memories and awesome photos in the next 12 months! <3
I took these portraits for Thanh right before her HS graduation, a little too late to include them in her yearbook (but hope she’ll enjoy them nonetheless). I’ve known this baby girl for a couple of years and she is truly a gem! I have never in my life met anyone her age who is as mature, smart, talented, and responsible as she is! Thanh is leaving sunny SoCal to snowy Boston for college next month, and I can’t wait to hear about all her successes in the future. Go get ’em, kiddo! 😉
We chose Orcutt Ranch in West Hills to shoot some portraits cuz it’s my old hood (the Valley will always be home!!!) Orcutt Ranch is so serene and beautiful—it’s a perfect venue for an outdoor wedding. On our way there, Thanh and I passed a gorgeous bougainvillea wall and had to do a double take followed by a quick U-turn to capture these vibrant colors. Le sighhh…
If you’d like to have your senior portraits done for graduation/yearbook, please email me at [email protected] for a special rate!