A&B| Elliston Vineyards Wedding

Angelina and Ben got married at the romantic Elliston Vineyards in Sunol, Northern California. Elliston Vineyards was established in 1890. It is currently a historic site and a favorite wedding venue in bay area. Angelina and Ben planned this wedding far away because they were still in Asia until two weeks before their wedding day. They found me thanks to their sister Helen’s help. This wedding turned out to be one of my favorite weddings, because Elliston Vineyards is such a pretty wedding venue with many photo opportunities. Moreover, both Angelina and Ben were great working with and they posed really well. This was an intimate wedding with small bridal party, which gave us plenty of time for bridal portrait photos.

The following are some selected photos from this winery wedding at Elliston Vineyards. Congratulations to you, Angelina & Ben!

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David Zhang - May 23, 2015 - 3:40 pm

You are welcome Angelina and Ben! You looked great on the wedding day :)

Chen Tan - May 23, 2015 - 12:34 am

Congratulations dear … this picture is very beautiful and very nice ..

Angelina Chong - May 22, 2015 - 8:54 pm

Love the light, angles that David captured for us! These are only preview. I’m so excited to see the rest of my pictures!

Chen - May 22, 2015 - 4:39 pm

congrats dear you are beautifull

C&T| Montalvo Arts Center Mini Engagement

I had pleasure working with Cheryl and TJ for a mini-engagement session at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. We had an engagement session at Byington Winery early this year. Because of the heavy rain last time, we decided to add a mini session for a better weather:)It turned out to be a cloudy day but still great for photos.

The following are a few selected photos from this engagement session at Saratoga, south bay area.

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P&D| Immanuel Lutheran Church Wedding

Paula & Derrick got married! The wedding ceremony is at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, and the wedding reception is at Asian Pearl Seafood Restaurant in Fremont. It was super fun working with Paula and Derrick and I learned it from the engagement session at Pleasanton. So it was great working with them again for their wedding. This is a big wedding with lots of guests. Paula got ready at Hyatt in Fremont and Derrick got ready at the church directly. Because they planned to take lots of group photos, they did the first-look session in the church. It helped a lot on the schedule so that we had a smooth wedding day. The bridal party also helped a lot from the beginning to the end. The wedding coordinator Lynn from the Immanuel Lutheran Church gave lots of good ideas for photography spots around the church. So a shout out for her too.

The following are some selected photos from this wedding. Congratulations to you, Paula and Derrick!
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Featured on Brown Sparrow Wedding

We are happy to announce that Hodan & Jama’s wedding is being featured on Brown Sparrow Wedding! Brown Sparrow Wedding is dedicated to showcasing weddings and engagement sessions featuring couples of diverse backgrounds. Each week, they feature real weddings and e-sessions to inspire brides-to-be. Hodan & Jama’s wedding was held at Crothian Grand Ballroom in San Jose, CA.

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J&R| The Mountain Winery Engagement

Jen & Ryan got engaged! I had pleasure working with them for their engagement session at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga. The Mountain Winery is a beautiful wedding venue located on top of the Saratoga Mountains. It offers an amazing view of the silicon valley and San Jose downtown in a sunny day (pretty much everyday, because the weather is always so nice in bay area :)). I come here pretty often for engagement photos. Jen & Ryan brought a blanket and we had some adventure into the tall grass. The reward is well worth the effort. After the photo session in the Mountain Winery, we went to Saratoga Springs for the last set of pictures. Saratoga Springs is another beautiful wedding venue inside Santa Cruz mountain.

The following are some selected photos from this engagement session. I can’t wait to work with them for their weddings.

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Conni Collins - April 24, 2015 - 11:02 pm

Beautiful