Tagged with: ‘wedding photography’

First off, I’m back from Hawaii, which may be a surprise to some of you because I didn’t really announce it on my blog.  Aloha! It was amazing and I will be blogging about that later.

I am very excited to introduce to you all Diana and Alex! And let’s talk about excitement! Diana was so excited when I got to her house for photos. She was wide-eyed, super-smiley, and jumpy. Probably similar to how a preteen girl would act if she was waiting in line to see Justin Bieber. She was also extremely eager to help me with all the detail photos. It was kind of funny, and it made me smile.

When her father came to the house to bless her it was the most beautiful thing I’ve heard, and even though I couldn’t understand a word of it (because it was all in Spanish) it was still very touching and moving. There’s a silhouette photo below of the moment right after the blessing.

The first post for their wedding covers from getting ready to the Mass. I’d say it’s pretty normal so far, but wait till I get to the reception photos. It is by far the craziest reception activities I’ve ever seen in my life.

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Erich Chen Photography. St. Jaoquin Catholic Church Wedding Photography. Catholic Church Mass Photos. Garden Grove Community Center 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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When Mylinh told me that they would wear traditional Asian outfits for their engagement session, I told her to send me some photos to see what these outfits were all about. After receiving the photos through the e-mail, it hit me. There was only one place I could think about that might make these outfits work and make an awesome session. I told them to come to my place so that I could slap them onto some intergalactic transporters to teleport to Asia. Okay. Just kidding.

Meet Mylinh and Alfred. This beautiful young couple is having their wedding in Hawaii in two weeks! You want to know how excited I am to be able to photograph that?! Oh, did I mention they’re having crab legs and filet mignon buffet at the wedding?! I am as excited as a fat kid would be tumbling down a double fudge mountain with whip cream.

So the first few photos below with the outfits are a little bit, cheesy I admit. So shoot me, I don’t care, it was fun. Speaking of fun, Mylinh face-planted herself at the temple while trying to walk around in stilettos and then got up laughing, that was fun to watch. I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of that, I was more concerned about her safety icon smile Meet Mylinh and Alfred (Engagement)

Hand-crafted jewelry in this engagement shoot provided by Kiku Jewelry

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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles and Orange County Engagement Photographer. Uptown Whittier Engagement Photos. Temple 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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Although you’ve probably seen my winning photo below, I just got the magazine version of this from American Photo, and of course I am very very excited!!!

So the package comes in this large white mailing folder with some light contents in it. When I held it, I kinda had an idea of what was inside, but I wasn’t sure. For a few moments I was brought back to days where I would wait around for acceptance/rejection letters from college that came in in very freakishly similar folder/envelopes.

Anyways, I know the news isn’t new, but it’s super nice holding a published magazine around with my name on it and a photo that I took in it.

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The photo below is the cover of the magazine that I won, I didn’t photograph the cover of the magazine, I’m just showing you in case you run across a Barnes and Noble or Borders and see this magazine and decide to peruse it…because..oh..I don’t know..maybe you’ll want to see my winning photo!! AH!!! just kidding. maybe not.

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The weird looking line on the right side of the photo below is where the spread splits. I also had to stitch the photos together because the magazine is bigger than my scanner. American Photo Magazine gave me a very beautiful page and a half for my photo, and a nice little blurb at the bottom icon smile American Photo Magazine Tearsheets!

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American Photo Magazine. Erich Chen Photography. Creative and Modern Wedding Photographer. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Orange County Wedding and Portrait Photographer. If you are interested in your own engagement session please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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Meet Nicole and Daniel. Say hello. This might be hard to believe, but they aren’t models, they’re just regular non-model-y people just like you and me. But man they photograph well, don’t you think? Nicole and Daniel actually got married years ago, and they were one of my first few weddings that I’ve ever photographed in my entire life. They probably don’t know this but they helped me get my career off the ground by hiring me. A few years later, they decided that they wanted to do a trash the dress session, and here we are.

This shoot, in case you can’t tell is very fashion inspired. Daniel is a tall handsome man with freckles. Nicole is a young and beautiful woman, also with freckles. Freckles = fashion, duh! No just kidding but they are a really beautiful couple, and thats why I wanted to do a fashion type of shoot with them.I’d also like to describe this shoot, as “romantic, rustic, gorgeous, eye-gasmic, peaceful, and uh-may-zing.”

There’s a video coming out for this too, so you’ll be able to see what it was like working with them and in that environment, but better yet, this video is going to be very very different from the rest of my videos, so you’ll just have to wait to see what I’m talking about. Anyways, enjoy!

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Erich Chen Photography. Los Angeles Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Orange County Wedding and Portrait 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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