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Sail away

Just wanted to share these quick photos of Emmy and Robert’s wedding day. I just loved their nautical themed details!

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Gates of Thread in Stone released!

I have been spamming helping promote my sister’s new book, Gates of Thread and Stone, for the past couple of months but it’s been entirely due to the fact that she dedicated this book to MEEEEEE (and May). Well, actually I had no idea she was going to dedicate this book to me and I found out just a few weeks ago. I cried so bad. And then after I stopped, I felt so grateful to have these two amazingly loyal and loving sisters that help me keep it together. Love ya’ll!

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Posted in: News   |   Tags: author photo, Gates of Thread and Stone, Lori M. Lee, pretty authors, YA author   |   6 Comments

Lakeside bride

When we first moved to Oregon, we had the opportunity to meet this wonderful couple and their sweet and creative family. Their family owns a flower garden and their florals for their special day were just amazing! We were thrilled when we heard they were planning a gorgeous DIY wedding and that they wanted us to capture their big day for them–we couldn’t wait to be a part of it!

Just wanted to share a peek into this little family’s wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes. Congratulations again Shoua and Wang! Can’t wait to share with you the rest of the captured memories from your special day.

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Posted in: Photography, Weddings   |   Tags: Bridal Veil Lake wedding, outdoor wedding, Portland Wedding Photographer, sneak peek, wedding   |   5 Comments

CA Wedding: Christina + Esmond

Hi world… meet the fabulous Kims! (hashtag: #kimkimwedding) A little story: Our first thought when they mentioned that they both have the same last name was: “Wow that’ll make it EASY… no paperwork changes needed afterwards!”. I guess this just reflects on how we both are: we love the simple things in life. And I think this is why we’re so in love with Christina and Esmond’s beautiful wedding at The Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa, CA. It was simple, yet fabulous. Large, yet still intimate. Glamorous, but still understated. Scroll through and see for yourselves!

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Posted in: Photography, Weddings   |   Tags: CA wedding photographer, kimkimwedding, Nikon D600 photos, Nikon D700 photos, Orange County Wedding Photographer, outdoor wedding   |   1 Comment

Modern romance

How beautiful are our bride Sara’s eyes?! Exceptionally gorgeous we’d say! Just had to share a few sneak peeks from Sara and Tim’s lavender themed wedding!

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Just loved their first look moment!

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Posted in: Photography, Weddings   |   Tags: Abernethy Center Wedding, Modern romance, Portland Wedding Photographer, sneak peek   |   1 Comment

A sweet thankyou note

We have been so blessed to be a part of so many special weddings and we are very grateful we get to do this for a living! Thank you again Nancy and Chuezheng for the touching card. It made our day! And as you can see, it also inspired us to go out to the garden! lol.

Haven’t seen their wedding gallery yet? You can browse it here: Nancy & Chuezheng wedding.

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Engaged: Puppy love

When I was younger (maybe a little too young actually–middle school! lol) I use to looooove reading romance books. Each love story to me was unique and thrilling and a wondrous read. So, I’m thinking it must be destiny that now I get to see real and truly beautiful relationships through our amazing clients. Speaking of great loves stories, we’re sharing Lucy and Yee’s fun engagement today full of pretty florals, cute fluffy things, and a stunning ring! The puppy and the gorgeous ring came as a package deal for the proposal, how sweet is Yee?!

We are quite happy to have met this lovely couple. Ty was particularly happy when Yee was nice enough to take him night fishing after their session! lol. We had a fabulous time getting to know them both and we hope they love these photos as much as we do!

Big thanks to the amazing talents of Tiffany Xiong for Lucy’s flawless make-up. It was a pleasure to finally meet you my dear!

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Posted in: Couples, Engagements, Portraits   |   Tags: CA beach engagement photos, CA Engagement photographer, CA Engagement session, engagement photographer   |   3 Comments

Sister! sister!

A quick post from the mini-session with my sisters we did earlier this year. My older sister turned 30-something today! I’ve been storing things away (and forgetting where I put them =/ ) for the past few months in anticipation of sending my sister a care package for her birthday…and it was so worth it because she loved it! My sister May has always been a great gift-giver. If there was a secret santa exchange, she would be the one you secretly hope would get your name! And she would take that extra effort to wrap it up so beautifully you wouldn’t even want to open it. Every detail on the outside would be as lovely as what was inside. That is how I remember birthdays and Christmases growing up with her and as a spoiled little kid, I loved her for it! ahah.

I’ve picked up many things from my older sister throughout the years but one of the things I’ve learned from her is the joy of giving to others. I’m so happy I was able to make her smile on her special day! Happy Birthday my dear!

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Posted in: Photography, Portraits   |   Tags: outdoor photography, sisters portrait   |   3 Comments

Afternoon at the Garden

Here’s a quick sneak peek of Susan and Kevin’s beautiful garden wedding. When we arrived there, the cutest little boy walked past us and gave us the friendliest “HI!” We had met their son, Dylan, through video chat a year ago and he’s grown so much we didn’t even recognize him at first. Susan and Kevin seriously have one cute as a button little guy! We really enjoyed sharing this special day with this awesome little family.

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Some of our favorite moments of the wedding day was when their little Dylan was in the frame. <3

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Posted in: Photography, Weddings   |   Tags: Green Bay Botanical Garden, green bay wedding, Green Bay wedding photographer, sneak peek, Wisconsin wedding photographer   |   Leave a comment

Berry Hill Wedding

We always love visiting the Midwest, especially so when we’re covering weddings. Just wanted to say goodbye to Minnesota with a proper sneak peek of Rachel and Vichai’s Berry Hill Farm wedding in Anoka,MN. Can’t wait to share the rest! By the way, if you haven’t seen their super cute Engagement session yet, make sure you take a look!

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Just wanted to quickly add… Rachel and Vichai did such a beautiful job in decorating their reception! Loved this photo of the bridal party.

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