Archive for Nov 2010

What I really love about my job is being around people in love. It’s pretty much the same feeling you get when you a watch a really good romantic comedy. Not that I watch those often, but when I do it’s got the feel-good feeling that I indulge in occasionally.

And if love were measured in loudness and volume than Tamara and Edward are clearly madly in love. These two are non-stop craziness like Ken Jeong in the movie Hangover. Edward cracks the jokes, and Tamara laughs hard (sometimes before he even finishes the joke), and it’s a continuous cycle. Watching them two is analogous with watching a hilarious sitcom or a stand-up. And I love it. It’s pure laughter and good energy. I can’t keep up sometimes icon smile Meet Tamara and Edward (Engagement)

Tamara laughs a lot. Edward told me during his first kiss with Tamara his lips landed on her teeth because she was laughing, isn’t that cute? I think so. You’ll probably be able to tell in these photos she loves to laugh. It was so freaking easy photographing them, it was barely any effort capturing these moments. I love these photos! Thank you guys for being some awesome!

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Erich Chen Photography. Occidental College Engagement Photographer. Los Angeles Engagement Photographer. Creative Engagement Photographer. Modern Engagement Photographer. If you are interested in your own engagement session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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November 20, 2010 Meet Jaelyn! (Baby)

I’ve come to the conclusion that babies live like royalty. They spend most of their time sitting and eating and napping continuously. I would love to live that life very much.

This is Jaelyn. She’s very young, but she’s rather chunky (and I say that in the most adorable way ever) for her age. I loved poking at the different segments of her arms (as shown in the third photo.) Not all babies have the rare and highly-coveted arm divisions so I had to take advantage of it by pinching every single one. I loved it, it was super incredible!

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Erich Chen Photography. Riverside Portrait Photographer. Los Angeles Portrait Photographer. Baby Portraits. Baby Photos. Orange County Portrait Photographer. Creative Family Portrait Photographer. If you are interested in your own family portrait session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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November 12, 2010 Mad Rock Climbing

I haven’t had a personal blog post in a while, and even though this is still ‘work’ related. I recently picked up rock climbing! So the first half of this post I shot about 5-6 months for Mad Rock Climbing which is a company based in Orange County and they sell…rock climbing gear of course icon smile Mad Rock Climbing

I have a few pictures of in their 2011 catalog which is kind of exciting, I photographed these images during one of the team’s excursions and at that time I didn’t do any rock climbing, but as of three weeks ago I’m a rock climber icon smile Mad Rock Climbing I’m all decked out with climbing gear now and I think I’m doing okay thanks to my friend who are experts icon smile Mad Rock Climbing Last, last time I climbed, I took on a 5-10 (even though it took me a long time and I had a lot of help) I was pretty proud and tired after that. I plan on climbing more and more!

At the end of the post, I attached a few photos of me and my friend climbing at Hangar 18 in Upland.

I’d like to thank Mark, Kenny, Winnie, Lisa, Michelle, for helping me out and teaching me to climbI look forward to climbing with Brian Wu, Julie, Elnie, and Brian Chu!

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I’m coming down from a climb that I couldn’t do, haha. This is my fail-smile.

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Okay honestly, I don’t even know where to start with this post. How can I possibly sum up an extraordinary week with Juanita and Billy in just a paragraph or two? I can’t.

Meet Juanita and Billy. This photogenic couple resides in New York City (the city that I’m in love with) and came to me inquiring about having a shoot in Europe. Yup. I grabbed the contract and a pen so quickly I yanked it out of the printer before the contract was even done printing. Well not really, but needless to say I was very excited. And although the story didn’t really go like that I do remember using a lot of capitalized letters followed by exclamation marks and a lot of  “:)” in my email exchanges between them.

During our trip in France, I basically spent three-four days with a couple that I had only met with once.  Usually trips like these end up could end up either really good or really bad. But this trip was EPIC. I was traveling (sightseeing), photographing, and meeting people all at the same time. That’s pretty much a bunch of my passions in life all smashed into one trip. And really, what more could a photographer ask for when he’s given a beautiful and awesome couple with an environment that is simply astonishing. The beauty, history, vastness, detail of European architecture easily blows away any of the architecture in Los Angeles. The abundance of columns, cobble stone streets, archways, stone walls, etc. etc. is any photographer’s dream! Thank you Juanita, and Billy for giving me this opportunity! I must’ve thanked them about a million times already for taking me there to photograph in such an amazing place. Speaking of thanking, I think it’s funny when people thank me for taking photos of them, because really, people pay me to do what I love? No, no, no, thank you!

Anyways, I digress. Juanita + Billy + France = eye-gasmic photos. We drove (or Billy drove) hours away from Paris to visit a number of Chateaus to photograph at (A Chateau is a French fortress, castle, estate, in case your vocabulary is a little rusty like mine.) And all of them were just jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

If you’ve never been to Paris, here’s my two cents. Food is expensive and terrible, but the desserts make up for it. Prior to this trip, I didn’t have a sweet tooth. In fact I avoided sweets, but on many of our trips Billy would take detours just so that we could visit a certain bakery for a dessert run. And you know what? I now like desserts. There, I said it! I can’t remember how many dessert places we actually went to but it just seemed like we were going to them all the time! And I was totally liking it!!

Yeah I think I’ll stop here, because I could probably go on forever.

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