Irene + Clark // Director’s Cut

We started the day at the luxurious Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach where they rented out a large 2 story unit where Clark got ready downstairs and Irene prepared upstairs. After Clark was finished, we got to do the first look at the community pool along the edge making it look like an infinity pool first look. I was able to get my super wide shot with no obstructions! Afterwards we headed to Fullerton.

The Summit House is one of my favorite venue locations because for 1. it’s on a hill that oversees all of fullerton, 2. the service and food is amazing, and 3. that Classic Creamed Corn Au Gratin!! I also love how everything is so close together making this a great place for both vendors and guests. I was also able to get some great aerial shots with the drone.

Irene and Clark were such naturals at our given direction. Also working with Erich Chen Photography made the day run by so much smoother. Such a beautiful couple together and so much fun to work with. It was seriously an honor to be part of this wedding team. Anyway, check out their edit!

Preparation: Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Beach CA
Ceremony + Reception: Summit House, Fullerton CA
Photography: Erich Chen Photography
Music: Licensed by Music Bed

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Shannon + James // Wedding Highlights

I’ve known Shannon well over a decade now and when she got engaged to James, I was so happy for them. They immediately reached out to me to cover their wedding day at the chic and stylish Colony House in Anaheim. The architecture and design are truly unique. From the fully exposed brick wall in the Great Room, to the wall-to-wall windows in the the Loft, this place is amazing. They outdoor porch even features a fireplace. Everything has this modernized homey feel to it. Speaking of which, the food, by 24 carrots, had a delicious homey feel to it too! All of the vendors there were so accommodating and fun to work with. To top it off, working with Joseph from Lin & Jirsa always brings a pleasure and synergistic work flow.

I haven’t made a Wedding Highlights in a while, but in case you are wondering, it is similar to a same-day edit but it’s only difference is that 1. it’s not produced the same-day; and 2. it includes more events (such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc). Although it was quite a warm day, it didn’t stop our ambitious couple to acquire all of the beautiful shots needed for photo and video. So sit back, relax and hit play below =)

Coordinator: Cindy Wu @ A Touch of Flavender
Venue: The Colony House, Anaheim CA
Photographer: Joseph Anthony @ Lin&Jirsa
Photobooth: Dennis @ Fun Studio Photo Booth
DJ/MC/Light: Elevated Pulse
Music: Licensed by Music Bed
Music: Licensed by Song Freedom

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Jennifer + Khoa // SDE

What a great day! We got the opportunity to try some new types of equipment. The DJI Phantom 3 and the DJI Ronin. All I can say is WOW! Can you spot the difference between these SDE aerial shots versus my previous edit with aerial shots?

Anyway, this entire day went by so well! There were so many things great things: Lovely couple, Fun Wedding Party, Enthusiastic guests, Stars Wars themes grand entrance, Transformers themed tables, Lego man topper cake, Erich Chen Photography, the list goes on! Sadly, I couldn’t fit all these things in the SDE, but that will bring you back when I finish the Director’s Cut!

Check out their SDE!

Annnd reaction!

Preparation+Reception: Hyatt Orange County, CA
Church: Beatitudes of our Lord, La Mirada CA
DJ/MC: Chris Chan AKA DJ Xiang Z
Photography: Erich Chen Photography
Make-Up/Hair: Sharon Han @ Joyce Luck Style
Music: Licensed by Music Bed
Music: Licensed by Song Freedom

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Aurora + Victor // Wedding Highlights

When I first heard they were going to do their portrait/film session at “Descanso Gardens”, it didn’t sound familiar. It wasn’t until I pulled up to the parking lot when I realized I’ve been here before! I shot an engagement here a couple years ago! This place is gigantic and filled with lots of sites for great shots! There’s so many places to capture great shots without worrying about people traffic. With all the great areas here, the permit price to shoot makes it worth it.

We wrapped up the day with the ceremony and reception at the country club! With lots of space on the top of a hill, it marked a perfect spot to fly my drone! Although the venue itself had multiple levels with steep hills, we had the convenience of golf carts to take us (and our equipment) up and down =)
The venue and all the vendors today were so great to work with.

The hardest part of making this highlights edit: too many great shots to choose from! I felt like the shots themselves were having a competition on who gets to make the cut! Anyway, check out which shots made it to the finish line in this week’s Wedding Highlights featuring the beautiful couple, Aurora and Victor!

Venue: La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Session Site: Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Photography: Jenny Thai Photography, San Diego, CA
Music: Licensed by Song Freedom

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Josephine + Jason // SDE

Another great wedding day at the Beautiful Serra Plaza in San Juan Capistrano! Jason and Josephine were so much fun to work with, including Chloe! We had such an amazing event with great vendors making this day such a success! We started the day at their humble abode in Irvine, then we spent the majority of the day at their wedding venue, the Serra Plaza. At first, I told the couple, I’ve never been here but once I got on site, everything looked familiar! (I got to start keeping track of the venues I’ve been to, I know). So we instantly knew where to shoot the best shots. I even got a chance to fly my drone!

Despite the hot weather, our couple and team were great sports to do whatever we got to do to get “the shot” at the Mission. After sundown, the heat went away and the venue lit up. It was beautiful! I love the ambience and lighting. The couple did a great job setting the mood here at this venue. One of my favorite vendors was the live violinist playing music throughout the wedding AND the reception dance floor!

Anyway, check out their SDE! and Reactions!

Reactions!

Coordinator: Cindy Wu @ A Touch of Lavender
Venue: Serra Plaza, San Juan Capistrano CA
Make Up/Hair: Vivian Tran Make Up/Hair
Violinist: Yennie Lam
Officiant: Mack harris
Harpist: Hee Jin Yoon
Caterer: Seafood World
DJ/MC: Let’s make a Memory
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Music: Licensed by Song Freedom

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