Wednesday, 24 February 2010
MammothWe took a quick trip up to Mammoth with Jeremy's family over the weekend. It's been a long time since we've had the chance to go up to Mammoth because we've all been so busy, so it was nice to take a little road trip up to hit the slopes! I'm not really any good at boarding because we don't get to go very often (plus I'm a big wuss), but the powder was pretty amazing and I'm finally starting to get the hang of carving! Too bad there was a storm on day 2 so we couldn't hit the slopes a second day. If anyone wants to go up to Big Bear for a day with me, let me know!Here are a few snaps from my iPhone using the Hipstamatic app. The only iPhone apps I ever pay for are camera apps, and I'm really digging this one!
It was pretty cold so I was super bundled up!
Super low visibility on day 2 so we headed back to our condo to relax instead.
During our drive up, Jeremy thought he hit a bird. We didn't believe him so he told us to check the grill of the car when we stopped, but by the time we got to our condo it was dark and we had forgotten. The next day, after we got back from boarding/skiing, I noticed this on the grill. =(
Mini icicles hanging from the car.
Jeremy playing with his new toy.
And a couple of shots taken from the car on our way home.
Thursday, 04 February 2010
Ngan + Donald
San Francisco - Part 2Now onto part two of Ngan & Donald's wedding day! We had 3+ hours to take portraits of them all around San Francisco. It was amazing to have so much time with the bride & groom and their bridal party! I absolutely loved it! We went to the Japanese Tea Garden, Legion of Honor, and Palace of Fine Arts. They closed out the evening with a Chinese banquet filled with lots of food & drinks, and some crazy singing & dancing!
So many cute kids at the wedding! Alice grabbed these great shots!
Tuesday, 02 February 2010
Ngan + Donald
San Francisco - Part 1
I recently had the chance to fly up to San Francisco, accompanied by the wonderful Alice Hu, to capture Ngan & Donald's wedding day! They didn't have your typical wedding ceremony with an officiant and the exchanging of vows and such. Instead, they celebrated with traditional Chinese ceremonies & festivities.
As Ngan's bridesmaids helped her finish getting ready, a caravan of cars carrying Donald & his groomsmen made their way up to Ngan's house, a flurry of honking horns announcing their arrival. As food and gifts wrapped in red poured out from the cars, the bridesmaids quickly ran out to stop the guys from entering the house. Donald, with the help of his groomsmen, had to earn the right to see his bride. From a window upstairs, the girls yelled orders & heckled the guys as they completed tasks to prove Donald was worthy of Ngan's hand in marriage. It was all quite hilarious to watch!
The morning festivities continued with Ngan & Donald serving tea to their families and receiving lots of money & gold jewelry! Here's a peek into the first part of Ngan & Donald's wedding day.
And be sure to stay tuned for Part 2!
Reception: Canton Restuarant
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo
Videographer: Aaron Lee Films