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Monday, September 29, 2008

Robyn + Jon's Wedding = Patience

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Yesterday night, we came back from an awesome weekend at Vegas to attend Robyn and Jon's spectacular wedding. These two have been together for 9 solid years, and they finally said their vows in front of all their family and friends at the grand JW Marriott resort on September 27th. Robyn spent a long time planning for her destination wedding, 17 months to be exact. She did a fantastic job on all the little details and the overall organization. This girl can definately be the next wedding event coordinator!

I had the honor to be one of Robyn's bridesmaid, which meant that I had other duties besides taking pictures :) But here are a few that I took behind the scenes. Suzy Min and Mike Fulton from Tricoast Photography were the professional photographers of the day! I was soooooooooo ecstatic to finally meet the two of them in person, and they were so nice and down to earth!

Here are some of my snapshots of the day:

Our beautiful bride getting ready
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Robyn looked absolutely stunning in her hand made traditional chinese dress
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An elegant and beautiful wedding gown
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Words cannot describe how perfect of a bride Robyn looked that day
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Robyn's youngest cousin Kaylie made one of the cutest flower girls :)
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As Robyn and Jon were doing their First Look pictures with their photographers, I snapped a shot of the beautiful bridesmaids
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Randy even helped me take some pictures of the details since I was busy following the bride and groom all day. He's my assistant and he did a great job!
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Here's another photo he took as the father and bride walked down the aisle
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A few more reception details that Randy captured
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When I was done with my bridesmaid duties, I was back to taking more pictures of the evening :)
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Robyn and Jon's first dance
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Father and daughter dance
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It only took Robyn 4 tosses before someone decided to catch the bouquet :)
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I love this sequence as Jon was trying to take off Robyn's garter, look what he found instead! It was hysterical!
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This picture of Randy and I just makes me laugh :)
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This is a classic Robyn Fong face pose!
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Me with Mike Fulton and Suzy Min, I love you guys -- you ROCK! Suzy, the grey goose shots we took whooped my ass at the end of the night!!! LOL
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wedding Album Spreads

I'm getting more inquiries from prospective clients who are interested in professionally bound wedding albums. There's nothing more exciting than to hold the actual product in your hands so you can examine the quality and beautiful craftsmanship. There are literally thousands of companies that specialize in wedding albums. But I want to choose the right company who can create the particular style that I want to offer my own clients, which is simple, classic, and elegant. I'll announce the company when I finally receive my order, which is hopefully in another 2 weeks. I'm so excited!

I'll leave you with a few album spreads that I designed, I can hardly wait to see how the finished product will look!

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Viva Las Vegas!



This morning, Randy and I are leaving to Sin City on Virgin America! I've never flown with them before, but I've heard only good things about them so far! This Saturday, our good friends Robyn and Jon are getting married at the upscale JW Marriott Resort in Las Vegas :) I'm going to try and take as many pictures as I can, but it will be somewhat difficult since I'm one of Robyn's bridesmaids! Don't worry though, Randy is my assistant/2nd photographer at the weddings I'm hired to do, so you can have the chance to see his own raw talent in photography (as a guest)! LOL

I'll be gone from September 25-28, so I'll have limited Internet use. But I will have a blog scheduled to post while I'm gone! Just be patient though if you email me :) Thanks and have a wonderful week! There will be lots to post when I get back!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Spicy Miso Noodle Soup

Two good things happened to me tonight! First, instead of going into work I received a phonecall telling me that I'm on call :) We have this thing called "wishlist" where you sign up when you want to get cancelled from work when there are more nurses than patients. Being on call is exactly that, I didn't get cancelled, but I'm on standby at home for the regular 8 hours that I'm supposed to work.

The Second good thing is that my husband made a yummy spicy miso noodle soup! I'm lucky that he cooks for me all the time anyway, but tonight's dinner looked yummy enough that I wanted to take a picture of it!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

When Randy met Cathy...

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It's fun to look at old pictures :) This is the very first photo that Randy and I ever took together when we were at the tender age of 16! I still remember that day when Joanne helped us snap this picture outside the front doors of Sears! Back in high school, we would always meet after class and hang out at Richmond Center :) I believe the term "mall rats" was coined for a reason!

Eleven years later, and we are finally celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary on 9/22! Except, we're actually going to celebrate it in December when we go to our Italy trip to visit Rome, Florence and Venice. I can't wait!

Today, I love you more than yesterday and ever before. You sacrificed your family and friends to be with me in San Francisco, and I am who I am today because of you. Thank you for your understanding, love and support throughout all these years. I wish I could be half as good of a wife as you are a husband to me. I look forward to our future together as we grow old with many, many grandchildren together!

I wish I had more old school photos to share, but all my photo albums are in Vancouver and these will have to do..

Cathy at 4 years old
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Randy looks so adorable :)
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Our Grade 12 graduation photo in 1998! Do you love Randy's slicked back hair? LOL
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December 31, 2004....New Years Eve!
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Trip to Playa Del Carmen in May 2005
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After our engagement in 2006
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Finally married!
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Now offering Slideshows

My friend and fellow photographer from Vancouver, Mika Inokoshi Photography, gave me a brilliant idea to start offering music slideshows! For my future clients, I will no longer give out your picture files on CD, but you will receive a music slideshow when you book a portrait session or wedding package with me! What a wonderful way to share your favorite photos with your family and friends!

Here is a sample slideshow that I created for a past family session. Check it out!
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Newborn Session: Baby Reann

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Baby Reann was sleeping soundly as we got her ready for her first photoshoot at just 10 days old! When I first laid eyes on this little cutie, I was surprised at how much hair she had! What's even more cute is her pouty lips :) Congratulations to Stephanie & Steven for bringing this miracle into the world! I can't wait to watch Reanne grow into a little person!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wedding: Kristy + Mike = SUCCESS

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Kristy and Mike is another couple who matched sucessfully on E-harmony dot com. If you're a skeptic on Internet dating, Kristy and Mike can prove that it really does work! On 8.31.08, they said their vows in front of their close family and friends at Kenwood Farms and Gardens. When I met the two of them together for the very first time, the love they had just exuded from every smile and glance they exchanged, and I could see that they were really meant for each other. Randy and I wonder if they will be the next couple you see on T.V. for the E-harmony commercials?

Thank you Kristy and Mike, for giving me the honor to participate in your wedding!


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Kristy's bridesmaids made sure that she looked just perfect

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Mike looked quite handsome and he made a dashing appearance too!

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Kristy's mother, Nancy did an amazing do-it-yourself job on all the details and decor. Everyone loved the candy bar, it was so colorful and fun for the guests!


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Details, details, details -- how I LOVE them!


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Flowers were provided by Rhapsody Floral Design


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Kristy's daughter, Ashley gives a speech to her mom and new stepfather

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Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Morrison!


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One of the biggest and most fun bridal parties!


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Kristy's father made a heart warming speech that left Kristy in tears & laughter

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