engagement | chenlu + don

A room is not a room without natural light, and in this case, there is room with a natural light of love for ChenLu and Don. These two share a love for architecture and actually met at work in their architecture firm. To make their session extra special, they wanted to revisit the firm they used to work at to recreate some of the scenes of their everyday interactions at work that eventually led them to fall in love.

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engagement | angelique + jason

Love comes when you least expect it.

After not seeing Angelique since our teen years, I remember sitting at dinner about a year ago when she was telling me about this guy she had a date with. Fast forward to now and she’s in front of my camera with the same guy for her engagement photos 🙂

Congratulations to Angelique and Jason!
I can’t wait to shoot your big day!

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engagement | amber + alex

Amber and Alex have are dear friends of ours and we’re so excited they’re going to tie the knot. We had the pleasure of meeting them when we both shot a wedding together many years ago. Alex owns Alex Vo Films and is a very talented cinematographer. His lovely sunshine, Amber, is a talented artist as well. It’s a very heart-felt honor when they asked us they wanted us to photograph them. We love them both and are so excited for them!

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Make-up + Hair by Minna Duong

engagement | patrick + thomas

When we first spoke with them on the phone for their consult, we already sensed their sheer happiness in being together and enjoying whatever life throws at them. It’s not a big surprise that they’re even more wonderful in person. As the session progressed, there was nothing but love, laughter and smiles. We’re so excited for Patrick and Thomas to say their vows to each other on their big day!

Congratulations to them both ❤

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candice + matt


Finally the rain stopped and the sun got a chance to shine through for Candice and Matt’s engagement session at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. Their two furry friends also joined us for some delightful fun. Although I think both dogs had a little too much fun rolling around in the grass and an all-you-can-eat grass buffet that they were not feeling so well toward the end of the day. Poor things!

engagement | vanessa + emmanuel

March 29th, 2009:
vanessa + emmanuel
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Vanessa and Emmanuel are the high school sweethearts that you hear about from friends that have been together for almost what seems forever. It was fun seeing them warm up to the camera as the engagement shoot went on and at times when Vanessa wasn’t quite sure how to pose, Emmanuel simply told his bride-to-be that she looked beautiful and to just kiss him. They made me smile a couple times with their sweetness.