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Let me explain.

I have to get ready by getting all my equipment and cleaning it, and I also have to make sure is everything is working properly.  Then I organize it in a matter that it will fit into my backpack in the most efficient way possible.  Furthermore, I go through the schedule and all the details of the wedding to make sure that I know what I’m doing. It is imperative that I do not forget anything, because even the tiniest piece like a memory card could ruin everything if I don’t bring it.  So I have backups, and sometimes I have backups for back ups.  I also have to make sure I have enough water and snacks (food) because I know that once I am out there, it’s all about survival.

It’s kind of like getting ready for military combat right?
Then I all suited up and make sure I am all clean cut. I don’t want people to be distracted by a some unshaven facial hair or even worse a daring and protruding nose hair because those are the worst.   Shoes are important too! I have to make sure that they are nice and clean, dirty shoes are a runner up to the visible nose hairs.  Now that I think about getting ready for a wedding is pretty meticulous. On a side note, today I’m bringing a few items that I normally don’t bring but I’m going to try it out: pocketwizards and walkie talkies.

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With that being said, Briana and Devon.  Here I come.

Philip welcoming CNN with a wave.

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Prepping for the interview.

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The interview.

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WongFu Members: Wesley Chan, Philip Wang, and Ted Fu

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I don’t normally shoot fraternity or sorority events mostly because everyone’s drunk except for me. That mean’s everyone’s having fun except for me. Plus, I was never in a fraternity or sorority so I don’t know the greek alphabet (alpha, beta, omega etc. ) therefore I easily offend those who are because I butcher their greek alphabet (not on purpose of course.)

For those reasons I was a little reluctant to shoot this event, but my good friends Tiffany and Carol were there as well and I heard it was at a mansion icon smile Phi Delta Epsilon Spring Banquet And it turned out to be a very worthwhile event.  The mansion was aammaazziingg (amazing with two of each letter.) Beautiful. Gorgeous. Enormous.  And every time I see a house like this I always tell myself “One day, one day.”  As in one day I’ll have a house like this.

Here it is. This beautiful residence has a swimming pool (that changes colors at night), a spa next to a bar, outdoor upstairs patio, a balcony, a view of Newport Beach, a putting green, spiral staircase, bushes cut into the shape of dolphins, a semi-waterfall and a lot more.
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These are snippets from the very long night.

Signing a thank you.

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She was picking up salad that fell on the staircase.

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Gift exchange: They gave each other different team gear. Lakers vs Magic

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This is what $1600 worth of alcohol looks like.  I heard the receipt for this looked like Santa’s check list.

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They made a cake in the shape of a Bugatti Veyron, and it was pretty well made.

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This is a little teaser of their beautiful wedding.  The sweet bride has an idiosyncrasy of making very detailed lists which has been an on-going joke with our relationship.  She has a list of and for everything.  So I’m going to make a list of what I love about her, the groom, and their wedding.

1. Thao has an amazing ability not to blow her cool, even when no chairs were present at 4:40pm when her wedding was at 5pm.

2. Austin’s complacency with everything, and willingness to do anything makes him the ideal groom to work with.

3. I got to ride around in a golf cart driven by an accident-prone lady who would laugh when she knocked things over at the Arboretum.

4. Thao’s mother smiles all the time, and her smile is very contagious. It’s adorable.

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