Archive for September, 2015

It was a chilly San Francisco Saturday, with the air whipping all around us. The skies were partially cloudy, but it was moving fast, as the wind was carrying the puffs of white with the pace of a runner. Spirits were high and happy, it would be the day that Jenn married Robbie. Meeting down in LA, while working together in a fashion company, their lives eventually brought them to their current city of San Francisco, where they would tie the knot, surrounded by their favorite people in the world.

Wearing a stunning gown and jewelry refashioned from her grandmother’s ring, Jenn walked down the short aisle at the top floor of the historic City Hall. Robbie waited for her at the end, and together they sealed their promises and declared their love for one another. Afterwards, they celebrated with food, drinks, dancing, and easter egg hunts. :)

Here is the story of that day.

Bridal Gown: Essence of Australia from Janae’s Bridal Boutique
Bridal Shoes: BHLDN
Bridal Jewelry: Earrings and necklace made from paternal grandmother’s ring, designed and reset with the help of Derco’s Jeweler’s
Bridal Veil: Janae’s Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Aimee Lam
Bridesmaids Gowns: Donna Morgan
Tuxes: Vera Wang Black Collection
Cake: Whole Cakes & Bob’s Donuts
Videographer: The Film Squad

TBD Fest . 2015

September 24, 2015

Moving back to Sacramento has definitely been an experience, re-learning the city I grew up in. Things have definitely changed, one being TBD Fest! Music festivals have definitely been popping up everywhere, and we had our very own this past weekend!

Confession time: Before TBD, I have actually never been to a music festival – or a rave! This may be something that lots of other people can relate to, but being a really huge music fan (specifically an electronic music fan), I have even said to myself that I can’t believe I hadn’t gone to one yet. The awesome thing was TBD felt like a mix of both. Part rave, all music festival.

It had been a while since I have been to a live concert, and by being at TBD, I kind of remembered how much music really inspires me. Live music especially. I walked away after this event feeling a new surge of life and inspiration, and awe for everything around me. Not only that, but the sense of community, and creative juices that were flowing there really made me feel incredibly inspired, and stoked to create some new things!

Here are some of my favorite images from the event, which I hope captured the joy, emotion, and vibes that I experienced there. My favorite acts of the entire event were definitely Porter Robinson (live), Madeon, Purity Ring, and Tycho. If you want to see the rest, be sure to check out the day recaps on City Scout Magazine (day one, day two, day three).


Performer: Toro Y Moi

Performer: Purity Ring

Performer: Chance the Rapper


Performer: Cut Copy

Performer: Porter Robinson

Performer: Tycho


Performer: Shy Girls

Performer: Madeon

Performer: Chromeo

Anneberg Community Beach House
Santa Monica, California 

Amidst the warm glow of the Santa Monica sunset, Emily and Carl were married. This wedding was different than others that I had shot, for several reasons. First, Emily is a dear dear friend of mine. I’ve known her since we were elementary school youngins, and pretty much grew up together in church. We reconnected after college, and she even worked for me for a short time, helping with the business. She was priceless to me back then, I owe so much of how smoothly my business went thanks to her those years. We still keep in touch, and I still consider her one of my favorite people.

Secondly, this wedding was shot pretty much entirely on film on my end. Emily had requested it and I was happy to oblige. I whipped out the digital for a few dancing shots (like the last three photos), but for the most part, I had my handy Mamiya 645 & Hasselblad 500c/m for everything. This was a first for me, and largely something I was able to do, because the amazing Jasmine of Let’s Frolic Together was the main photographer, and covered all the essentials.

All in all, I am so happy that I got a chance to give this lovely gift to Emily & Carl, & do something I’ve been wanting to do for some time, which is shoot an entire wedding on film. I’m glad I got a chance to dip my foot in the water a little deeper!