Archive for Mar 2011

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For every engagement shoot I do, I really really really try to make them unique, creative, fun, and contain at least one shot I have never done before. I definitely think I hit all those points in this shoot, with Groupon-shopaholic Brian and rock-climbing-guru Julie.  I was ecstatic,like eye-bulged-and-jumping-up-and-down excited, when I found out that they would have access to a yacht in Long Beach Harbor! I’ve done quite a few engagement shoots by now, so any time I get a cool new location I get pretty excited.

This shoot lasted a little longer than usual for a few reasons. One, Brian and Julie are pretty amazing people. Two, we had a lot of cool locations. Three, I forgot to set my watch an hour back so I thought it was a lot earlier than it was.  But at the end we ended the shoot at a nice sit down lunch at Island’s (the burger joint) where I thoroughly indulged in a mouth-watering Hawaiian burger complete with pineapple slices. Yummmmmm!!! Thank you guys! Congratulations!!! and ENJOY!

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Erich Chen Photography. Long Beach Aquarium Engagement Session. Southern California Engagement Session. Creative Engagement Session. Fun Engagement Session. If you are interested in having your wedding photographed by me please visit my contact page through my website www.erichchen.com

I only photographed this two days ago and I rushed to put this up because I heard…
that Michelle’s having her baby today!!! I thought it might be kind of weird to put up maternity photos long after the baby is out.

But I mean, is it hard to believe that the baby just came out today? Look at her! It looks like she stuck a VW Beetle to her stomach. She’s huge!!! I’ve done a number of maternity sessions now, but it never ceases to amaze me (and sometimes scare me) how big stomachs can get! Michelle’s innie-belly button is now an outie! My mind still thinks her stomach is fake, even though Ive poked it (gently) a few times. Congratulations to Juan and Michelle! Their baby girl’s name is Elena Grace icon smile Meet Juan, Michelle, and the tummy.

It’s such an amazing experience to be with a couple before they get married, when they get married, during their pregnancy, and..I’m certain I’ll be a part of their lives when the baby comes out. What other job allows one to do this? I love my job icon smile Meet Juan, Michelle, and the tummy.

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Erich Chen Photography. Montrose Maternity and Portrait Session. Pasadena Maternity and Portrait Session. Creative Maternity and Portrait Session. Modern Maternity and Portrait Session. Southern California Maternity and Portrait Photographer. If you are interested in having your portrait photographed by me please visit my contact page through my website www.erichchen.com

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Any time I have to photograph in the same location twice I find it challenging because I’m naturally gravitated toward certain elements, so going back to the same place challenges me to try harder and think differently. But that’s alright; I love challenges! This was photographed at the beautiful Santa Monica Pier. The first time photographing here was with Michelle and Brian.

This is Connie and Ryan. I’ve known them for a couple years now but it wasn’t until this day when I really really got to know them and learned things about them that I’m flattered they were comfortable enough to share with me. I love good conversations and good stories. I love being inspired. I love being moved. And I had a little bit of all of those that day. It was very and truly incredible.

After our shoot we had some good ol’ grub at Bubba Gump, where I chowed down on a Shrimp po’ boy and they chomped down on some ..actually I’m not sure what they had. I was too busy consuming my sandwich. icon smile Meet Connie and Ryan! (Engagement) When I’m hungry, I don’t talk very much, all I do is stare at my own food.

Anyways, check out these engagement photos!

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Erich Chen Photography. Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session. Los Angeles Engagement Session. Creative Engagement Session. Fun Engagement Session. If you are interested in having your wedding photographed by me please visit my contact page through my website www.erichchen.com

So all you viewers out there, this is what I would like for you to do. I want you go to through all the photos, and inside today’s blog post you’ll find a story. You’ll know when you see it. Try to figure out what’s going on. I’ll put the answer at the bottom.

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If you have trouble reading Son’s sign below don’t worry I did too. It says “I love Maritza because I can by myself with her.maritza son engagement 027 copy Meet Maritza and Son (Engagement)

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So this engagement session is basically the story of how Maritza and Son met! And the reason why there’s laptops in this shoot is because they met online! On eHarmony to be exact!  You know what I love about this couple? They totally embrace the fact that they met online, and they’re truly a loving couple!

Let me explain the photos we took at Cal Poly. Son was a member of eHarmony and he had been on a few dates but didn’t have any luck with them, so he decided that he was going to leave it. But then! But then Maritza just signed up for it. Her first date off of eHarmony was with Son, and obviously it worked out really well! Maritza’s first eHarmony date and Son’s last eHarmony date. So awesome! I hope you enjoyed it! This is definitely THE most conceptual engagement shoot I’ve ever done in my life, and I love it! They brought props and everything!

Erich Chen Photography. Cal Poly Pomona Engagement Session. Inland Empire Engagement Session. Creative Engagement Session. Fun Engagement Session. 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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