Archive for Jan 2011

I wouldn’t be surprised if both Erica and Andy both had abs of steel, because they’re always laughing. And they’re laughing all the time because they are hilarious! Anyone who knows Erica can tell if she’s within a half mile of their vicinity because that’s just how loud Erica laughs. Anyone who knows Erica’s sisters probably realizes that her and her sisters have the exact same laugh, which is pretty fun. When you’re in the same room with the three of them laughing at the same time, it’s quite a trip.

Let me tell you about Andy. Andy and I share one very important thing in common: we both love Super Smash Brothers (N64, Gamecube, and Wii). The first time I met him, that’s all we talked about. Every conversation I have with him involves that game. In fact, he loves that game so much he had a full on tournament on the day of his wedding with his groomsmen. They had a tournament bracket, rules, and beer, pretty much everything you need to have a legitimate tournament. I’m quite confident in my smash brothers skills but after watching them play a couple of rounds, I wasn’t as confident. But anyways…

Their wedding was off the hook, their new years eve party was lots of fun, and the after party was a poppin’!!!

Beautiful wedding. Beautiful couple. Beautiful venue in Ponte Winery in Temecula! Congratulations you two!

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This is the best cake topper I have seen, and let me explain it to you in case you don’t quite understand it. It’s a bride pulling a groom away from his video games (call of duty)

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Erich Chen Photography. Temecula Wedding. Ponte Winery Wedding Photos. Inland Empire Wedding. San Diego Wedding Photography Creative Wedding Photography. Modern Wedding Photography. If you are interested in having your wedding photographed by me please visit my contact page through my website www.erichchen.com

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Part of my job as a photographer allows me to travel, which I am so thankful for. Just this past year in 2010 I was able to travel to New york, San Francisco, Hawaii, and Paris. Aside from the photography during the traveling it’s the random adventures, the food, and the people I meet on my travels that make traveling so interesting, fun and unique. And sometimes it’s the random people that I meet and talk to on my flights that makes my traveling so much more interesting. This post is dedicated to all of the people that I’ve met during my trips. Thank you for making my trips so much more awesome.
Meet Josh (the one on the right)! He’s from Australia. My friend Jon (on the left) and I call Josh: Aussie Josh.  It was pretty clear to Jon and I that Aussie Josh was going to be pretty fun to sit next to when Josh tried to order alcohol before the plane took off. And in case you didn’t know, no alcohol is allowed to be served until the plane is in the air. But a after few hundred feet in the air, and a few drinks later Jon, Josh, and I became the life of the party in row 27. It was awesome. I have no doubt in my mind we were loud and probably very obnoxious to the whole plane, if not, at least to the our neighboring rows. This was the beginning to what turned out to be a very epic New York Trip. Thank you Josh!

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This is Jonathan. I met him on my second trip to New York and I didn’t meet him on the plane but rather afterwards at the subway station adjacent to the JFK airport.  He came up to me and started talking to me first, and just like any paranoid Angelino I thought he was a creeper. But he turned out to be quite awesome and super friendly. He eventually invited me and a couple of friends to a stand up comedy show in New York that he was hosting called “Buns and Puns.” Since he was so cool my friends and I actually showed up to it and check it out, they actually serve you cinnamon buns when you go there, hence “buns and puns.” I love food.  When we arrived we got stuck up at the front row which is my number one fear when going to a stand up comedy show. But Jon assured me that I’d be alright, but I really thought he was lying and I was going to get cooked by all the stand up comedians for sure. But he was right, thank you John!

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On my third trip to New York, I got to meet the naked cowboy, and although my conversation with him didn’t really get past a couple of sentences I thought I’d put up a photo of him anyway. For those who aren’t familiar with the naked cowboy, he’s quite the attraction (for obvious reasons) in Times Square. He’ll play the guitar for you and pose for you if you tip him. It a little uncomfortable for me to ask to take a picture with a naked cowboy, but it was worth the $1 that I tipped him and it makes for a good story and a cool picture. I also hear that there’s a female version of the naked cowboy somewhere in Times Square, I tried to look for her  but I think it was her day off. Shucks.

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This is Alexia, and I met her on my flight back from Paris a couple of months ago. I found out that she’s a model and she’s been to more countries than I have. I was very jealous, but anyone who’s traveling that much is generally cool. And she was! She was so nice and very helpful on the entire trip she’d always help me with the my stubborn tray that was in between our seats (we sat in a front row where trays were stashed in between arm rests.)  We had all sorts of random conversations that involved language, culture and countries. English isn’t her first language, but I think we did pretty well communicating. And obviously her first language was French so I’d tried to eaves drop whenever she was talking to a flight attendant or some other person not because I was nosy, but just because the french language sounds like sexy poetry. Thanks Alexia!

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This is Vincent, he was my flight buddy on my last trip this past weekend from New York City. That same day my friend Scotty (in NY) pointed out that I haven’t met anyone random on that trip to NY, when he said that I realized he was right and quite frankly I was a little sad, but luckily on the way back I happen to sit next to a pretty awesome person. Even though we didn’t talk until the end of the flight we had some really, really good conversation. We talked mostly about his life and God, and it was definitely the deepest conversation I’ve ever had with a random person in such a short period of time. Finally at the end, I gave him my sandwich because he was really hungry and if you know me at all, you know that I love food and that was a big sacrifice, but he was an exceptional airplane friend. I hope that I made his day.

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So if you ever bump into me at a subway station or on the plane, I think I’m a pretty good flight buddy so come and talk to me!

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Erich Chen Photography. Newport Beach Wedding. Yacht Wedding. Southern California Wedding Photographer. Creative and Modern Wedding Photographer. If you are interested in having your wedding photographed by me please visit my contact page through my website www.erichchen.com

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January 18, 2011 Vintage Liberty Shoot

I’ve been waiting to post this for a while, but I didn’t want to post anything until the website was officially launched! And here it is! Vintage Liberty, a new clothing line designed for women by women. It’s fresh, fun, spunky, loud, and awesome. Check them out on myvintageliberty.com

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