Archive for Apr 2011

Sometimes I find myself just staring in awe at the details of a wedding because the wedding details are incredibly amazing. James and Tina’s wedding had some of the most beautiful details I’ve ever seen at a wedding, including some of the most delicious details as well. Some of the details were made out of asparagus, broccoli, and artichoke!! It was hard for me not to try and snack on some. You’ll see a lot of the details in this post, and by far more than any other wedding post I’ve ever had.

But details weren’t the only thing that they had. I experienced some new cultures!!! It was my first time witnessing a Thai Water Ceremony! It was so incredible! The colors and details associated were so beautiful. I felt a little bad for James and Tina though. It was a rather cold day and they had what seemed like freezing cold water poured over their hands over and over again. During the reception they had a group of Samoan dancers wearing traditional garbs perform a very nice dance.

Last but definitely not least, they had some amazing food. Amazing food. I’ve had really good food had weddings, but this is definitely at the top. Lobster pasta, lamb chops, steak, and other foods with fancy names that I can’t remember. But I certainly do remember what they taste like, and they tasted amazing!!

Congratulations to James and Tina who had their wedding at the La Venta Inn!!

Thank you to Nathan who second shot the wedding with me!

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Erich Chen Photography. La Venta Inn Wedding. Palos Verdes Wedding. Los Angeles Wedding. 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

As I see it, there are people who have regular smiles, and then there are people who have big smiles. The ones that are ultra-contagious. You find yourself smiling for no reason other than witnessing a ‘big smile” from somebody else.  Fortunately for me, Cynthia has one of those really big smiles :). When she smiles her whole face lights up, and not only does she smile big, but she smiles a lot. It makes taking photos of her such a joy.

Reggie picked a female friend to be one of his groomsmen. So awesome! What what could you call her anyway? A groomswoman? I plan to have one myself for my own wedding (whenever that may be)!!!

At every wedding I shoot, I always find something that I’ve never seen at any other wedding. But at this wedding I saw something that I’ve never seen in my entire life! I saw an Asian dad proudly sporting a full lime green suit! He also had black and red boots. I really want to know where he got them. Also, I’ve never seen a father walking her daughter down the aisle, with his daughter’s arm in one hand and a thumbs up on the other. And to top it off, he got on the dance floor and busted out moves I don’t even think I’m capable of, and probably no one else is capable of. Incredible!

This wedding took place at at the Admiral Kidd venue in San Diego. Not only does the Admiral Kidd offer a panoramic view of the ocean but also complementary cheers and whistles from passengers on boats passing by.

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Thank you Kaysha for second shooting with me again! Thank you Amy Vargas of First Comes Love for coordinating such an awesome wedding!

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Erich Chen Photography. Admiral Kidd Wedding. San Diego 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

Elena’s a few days shy of being two weeks ‘young’ in this photo, and she’s super adorable!! She also has an incredible resemblance to her father!

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

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve got a new blog!!! And Sukari and Larry are the first residents of my new blog!!!  Some obvious differences you may notice are larger photos and new morphing banner. It’s something I’ve been longing for a LONG time, and finally for my recent birthday I bought myself a new blog! Happy birthday to myself! There might be a few kinks in it here and there, but I’m working on all of them. I also took off the logo for my photos just to change it up a little bit and to keep the series of photos closer together.

So meet Sukari and Larry!

Probably the most ambitious couple I’ve ever photographed, they’re both getting Master’s degrees, with Larry’s getting one in business and Sukari getting one in Chinese medicine! When I was at their apartment, I took a glance in their book case, and Sukari owns more books with Chinese characters than I do (and I’m Chinese)! I think that’s incredibly cool! I also found out that they play Xbox, and I thought they would be playing games like Call of Duty and mindless violent games like the ones I currently play (and am addicted to) but they told me they play Monopoly. I didn’t even Monopoly existed for Xbox, and I haven’t played Monopoly for years mainly because it’s way too long and it never ends, but the way they described it made it seem exciting enough. From the photos you can probably they’re also an extremely active couple and very, very good looking too! They were always laughing and smiling the whole time, and thank you guys for doing that! Thank you guys for being such an awesome, inspiring, and funny couple!
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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Engagement Session. Athletic 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