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So prior to their engagement session I was shooting everyday all day for about two weeks, and as a result I got sick. So during this session I was all congested, messed up, and ugly. It was my first time being sick during a shoot out of all the years I’ve been shooting, bleh.

Fortunately for me I got to photograph this easy going, Lakers-loving, food-loving, basketball-loving couple!  I might’ve been all disoriented and unenthusiastic on the outside, but inside I was like “Yes!!!!!!” Eri and Jun are pretty awesome people! PLUS they went to my high school, albeit they were a few years ahead of me, and I didn’t know them, but it’s always fun knowing that people came from where I came from.  And even though we got kicked out a couple of times from places we shot during this session, the funny power from Eri, June, Evelyn (our make up artist), and Paul (our bouncer) made it all good! Thank you guys for being so fun icon smile Meet Eri and Jun. Theyre engaged.

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Erich Chen Photography. Lakers Engagement Session. Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session. Creative Engagement Session. Fun Engagement Session. If you are interested in having your engagement session photographed by me please visit my contact page through my website www.erichchen.com

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Heres how I see it, there are two types of people in the world: those who like Mexican food and beer, and those who don’t. Erica and Andy are the former, and so am I. I like that. After this shoot we had some good ol’ artery clogging food a.k.a carne asada fries and beer. If you’ve had those two together, then you’ll know exactly how glorious that can be.

I’ve known Erica for a while, we went to college together, and we were also coworkers in Housing. Erica’s known to be loud (in a good way) and very very funny. Then she met her match, both in personality and in funniness. She met Andy… Garcia, oops, I mean Andy Aros, but he kinda looks like Andy Garcia. Right? Andy and I get along well because most of our conversations are about Super Smash Bros (Wii). We had talked about it all day, so finally we played against each other. I won’t tell you who won, but I’ll tell you I was very rusty icon smile Meet Erica and Andy (Engagement)

Our session was shot at the Ponte Winery in Temecula and downtown Riverside.

Presenting Erica and Andy!

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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 engagement session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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I love this couple. I love!  I don’t even know where to begin with all my excitement.  Allison and Hok are authentic New Yorkers, and they’re some of the nicest people I’ve met. They are awesome. In fact, they are more awesome than awesome itself.

Let me tell you a little about the couple. Allison’s a Brooklyn girl, and she loves food, traveling, and everything wedding. Everything. That’s how she found me actually, she found me through my blog. The more I got to know her the more I realized she’s a lot like me. Both of us can’t seem to lie, and we both wear our feelings on our sleeves, meaning if we’re unhappy we’ll show it unintentionally, and there’s nothing we can do about it. She’s also very sociable, very cool, and very hip.

Hok likes seafood And I like seafood. Anyone who likes seafood is cool, period. And I think he said he’s going to have seafood at their wedding. I look forward to eating it, and I think Hok’s gonna make sure it’s gonna be some damn good seafood. icon smile Meet Allison and Hok. Theyre from NYC :) (Engagement)

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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. New York City Destination Engagement 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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