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I tell people my two favorite parts of weddings are the vows and toasts, but you know what? I think I really like a lot of things in weddings, like receptions as a whole. Really good receptions are so incredibly fun! I love the dancing, the performances, the games, the food, and the atmosphere.

With that being said, meet Jessica and Jordan. They had a very entertaining reception!

During the reception, Jordan was blindfolded and put in the middle of the room where he was told that all the bridesmaids and, of course, the bride would kiss him on the hand/ cheek. Then he would have to guess which kiss came from his bride. I remember thinking “OMG, what a lucky son of a…” Then I noticed that all the groomsmen stepped up to go in for the kiss instead. “This is going to be epic,” I thought.

The girls were clever! They would approach Jordan, who was still blindfolded, and swish their dresses around so that it sounded like they were going up, then quietly step back so that the guys could finish the job. It was pure awesomeness. I think Jordan may have thought he was clever by asking for another round because he couldn’t decide. The groomsmen were of course more than willing to abide, and that created quite a hilarious commotion among everyone. To top it off Jordan picked the wrong person, and when he realized that there were a bunch of guys kissing (and licking) his hand and face, it was worse than the walk of shame, but a whole lot of fun for everyone else to watch.

Congratulations to Jessica and Jordan!

These shoes are freakin’ cute. I’m trying to say that in the most manly way possible.

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Erich Chen Photography. Claremont Presbyterian Wedding. Claremont Presbyterian Ceremony. TAPPS Brea. Brea Reception. 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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Out in the middle of the desert (Yucaipa area), there’s this nice little oasis called Serendipity. It’s one of those places that my GPS doesn’t register and has no major roads leading to it. But just like any other oasis, it was a very beautiful place.

While we’re on the subject of beautiful, I present to you an amazing couple and their wedding: Judy and Chris. Chris cried several times during his vows, which is one of my favorite parts of a wedding (the other being toasts.) Because he cried, my eyes got a little bit sweaty.

Judy is like whoa. Incredibly pretty and beautiful. Fun-loving and awesome. She was the first bride that I asked to do some bed jumping shots, and she did it really well and looked good at the same time. Only a few can do that. I also had her to do a few poses that also pulled off quite well. Some of her bridesmaids should work at the laugh factory, because they’re non-stop comedy.

Together, they make a great couple. Their first look was a joy to watch and photograph as Chris was smiley and antsy the entire time.

I also got to work with my wonderful friend Jessica Limantaro who was the amazing wedding coordinator and my friend Daniel Chin as my second photographer.

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Erich Chen Photography. Inland Empire Wedding Photography. Yucaipa Wedding Photography. Serendipity Wedding Photography. Judy and Chris Wedding. 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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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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