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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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December 24, 2010 My first Laker Game :)

I have been to a few Clipper games, but I’ve never been to a Laker game, mainly because they’re expensive and I can’t afford them. And I only go to Clipper games when they’re on sale.   You might view me as a cheapskate, but after additional costs like $25 parking and $4 bottles of water a Laker game can get pretty costly.

So I’ve been so lucky and fortunate to have Edward and Tam as a 2011 wedding couple because well, they popped my Laker-cherry. I’m so thankful for them to have taken me! They could’ve taken anybody in the world, but they chose me. So reason #230591 why I love my job: I get to go to Laker games.

Thank you SOOO MUCH Tam and Edward! My Laker experience wasn’t complete of course without a cinnamon pretzel (courtesy of Troy), a gigantic Championship ring (courtesy of Chris), and a Nov-Dec 2010 Laker magazine/program (courtesy of Edward) Tam and Ed are veterans at Laker games so it was nice to have people who are so knowledgable about the players and history, especially for a newb such as myself. Thanks also to Troy, and Chris!

 My first Laker Game :)

 My first Laker Game :)

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 My first Laker Game :)

 My first Laker Game :)

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Before I begin, let me give you a quick update on what’s going on in my life. I just came back from the beautiful city of NYC, I’ve gotten published in Popular Photography Magazine, I’m shooting an entire commercial campaign soon, I’ve shot a back to back wedding, and I got a new camera. So there’s quite a few things going on, which is why I haven’t blogged for about a week and a half.

So, moving on I am excited to present the  first half of Desiree and Claudell’s Wedding. Usually there’s a thing or two I love about a wedding, but for this wedding there were at least three. 1) Desiree presented me with delicious Porto’s bakery when I got to her bridal suite 2) Both Desiree’s parents and Claudells parents boogied-down on the dance floor and 3) Claudell’s a Laker fan. With a combination like that, you really can’t go wrong.

Desiree’s got to be one of the sweetest and most adorable brides I’ve ever worked with. When I arrived she said some of the most beautiful words I’ve ever heard: “These are for you.” She pointed at a table full of delicious foods. Then she briskly sat down with her hands clasped in her lap, and then looked up at me and asked, “What should I do right now? what else do you need? ” I just looked at her and I said “Relax, it’s your wedding day. Enjoy it!”

You know a man loves his shoes when he brings different pairs to his wedding. Of course I’m talking about Claudell. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has more shoes than Desiree, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he has names for his shoes. During the reception he had a wagon that had pretty much only one purpose, which was to carry his shoes. That was pretty epic.

Here are a few images from their awesome Laker-fied wedding. More to come tomorrow!

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Photography: Erich Chen and Kaysha Weiner . To see her photos click here

Venue: Westlake Village Inn

Coordinator: Jennifer Lau of Indulge in Memories Rock ‘n’ Rrapasody Events

DJ: Corey Parker of Feet First Events

Donuts provided by: The Fry Girl

Erich Chen Photography. Westlake Village Inn Wedding Photos. Westlake Village Inn Reception. Thousand Oaks Wedding Photography. San Fernando Valley Wedding Photography. Agoura Hills Wedding Photography. 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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Continuing on from part 1, this wedding was beautiful and very very very exciting. I will explain. This day landed on the same day as the NBA Finals! Many of the guests at the reception (mostly men) were either staring at their phone or absent because they would be in the next room over glued to the screen. At one point, Michael was guilty of this too icon smile Chona and Michael are Married in Half Moon Bay Part II (Wedding) Haha. And of course the Lakers won, so Michael actually had two things to celebrate that day, his wedding and the Lakers Championship! I was guilty for finding myself zipping back and forth (occasionally) from anyone who looked like they had updated scores on their phone.

All in all, this was a beautiful, intimate, and fun wedding. Thank you Chona and Michael for having a beautiful wedding in Half Moon Bay. I love traveling!

For the rest of the images click here

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Erich Chen Photography. Half Moon Bay Wedding Photography. Oceano Hotel and Spa Wedding Photography. Oceano Wedding Photos. 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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