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Meet Cynthia and Reggie. I would tell you how fun this engagement session was, but their faces tell it all.

This engagement session took place in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Although I love southern California, there’s something about San Francisco that I truly love. I think it’s the people, the food, and the (cool) weather.

This San Francisco engagement session ended up at Hooters, where we chowed down on delicious wings and watched The NBA Finals Game 6. Lakers won of course.  In the middle of our dinner a fight almost broke out inside the restaurant, and I think it carried out outside eventually. That situation was a very difficult for me to be in because my limited A.D.D. brain didn’t what to focus on: the food, the finals, or the fight. They were all so exciting. But eventually we devoured the food, the game finished, and the fight dispersed, and the food coma was setting in. So we all took a walk down Pier 39 to burn off some of those calories and walk off the coma. Kinda romantic. Haha. I love it. Thank you Reggie, Cynthia, and Jason for making this such an awesome engagement session.

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Erich Chen Photography. San Francisco Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Northern California Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Ghiradelli Square Engagement Photos. 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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This is news that I’ve been holding back for a while, because I didn’t want to announce it until it was published. But recently I entered into the Look of Love Photography Contest associated with American Photo Magazine and also Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine. and I won! I won!

I am very esctatic to tell the world that I won for the “Getting Ready” Category and received runner-up for “Couples Portrait” Category. Considering it was my first photography contest that I won, I was very surprised to win. When I got the call one morning I was speechless, it was one of those moments in life where you’re really happy and your brain has so many thoughts going on but nothing comes out of your mouth.

This is the winning photo for “Getting Ready”

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Runner-up for Couples Portrait

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These photos are also published in American Photo Magazine, and when they get published I’ll put up another post, but for now these will do icon smile Published in Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine.

Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Orange County Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Look of Love Photography Contest Winner. Published in American Photo. Published in Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine. If you are interested in booking me for a wedding please go to the contact page on my website www.erichchen.com

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This is another engagement that I photographed in NYC. This lovely young couple is Serena and Mark and arguably one of the most fashionable  couples I have photographed in my career. I have to give it up to Mark for his strikingly sharp jacket, I love it.  Mark and I had a considerably long conversation about fashion which is not something I’m used to having with guys. But it was actually really fun and interesting. But before that conversation we had a very exciting conversation about camera gear and camera backpacks. He showed me his Canon 7D with this cool eye attachment that he uses to shoot video. Mark shoots for MTV, by the way, which is pretty incredible. Then I busted out my favorite camera backpack of all time, the Lowepro Flipside 300, to show him, and he was impressed, I think.

After the shoot we all went to Central Park to go ice-skating. It was a lot of fun despite having to pay a whole lot of money for for rentals and lockers. :(. There are photos from their shoot. At the request of Serena, this was shot in a fashionable way.

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The shot below is kinda cliche with a blurry moving train in the back, but I’ve always wanted to do it.  So yay!

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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. New York City Destination Photographer. Creative Wedding Photographer. Modern Wedding Photographer. If you are interested in your own destination engagement session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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I’m back today from a 1 week trip from NYC, and it was a very wonderful, interesting, exciting trip! I’ll post some of those photos soon.  But as much as I love traveling, it’s becoming harder and harder to enjoy traveling when TSA makes it harder and harder to get through security. I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually one day everyone has to go to the airport in their underwear, and in their underwear only. That might be easier than waiting in line to strip down and put it into plastic tubs just to put it back on again after you wait till everyone in front of you does the same. Bleh. Today, TSA pulled me aside to do a ‘random’ search, which only made my traveling experience less fun.

Anyway, this is Patty and Randy, they’re a happily (and sorta newly) married couple.  In case you can’t tell, Randy’s in the Air Force which is why I shot him with jets, airplanes, and hangars in the background. I loved this shoot! This is some of my best work yet, I had a great looking couple in front of aircraft. Uber awesome.

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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Orange County Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Creative Wedding Photographer. Modern Wedding Photographer. If you are interested in your own Trash the Dress Session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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