May + Carlos

May and Carlos are one of those couples who are genuinely easy going and FUN.  They definitely are one of the easiest couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with.  I cannot express how much fun we had shooting this wedding and being able to be a part of their wedding.  They truly brighten up when they are together.

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Yanyi + Jed: Engaged

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I have never laughed so hard during an engagement session.  These two welcomed us to their family’s ranch in Bolinas, CA and immediately treated us like family.  They are definitely one of the goofiest couples I’ve ever met and we had a great time shooting this engagement session.

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Jade + Greg: Engaged

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I’ve known Jade and Greg separately for a very long time knowing they were both really awesome people and would have never thought they would cross paths.  But under my radar, they met and created one of the most inspiring relationships.  They both truly deserve each other and I don’t know many relationships that are so obviously happy.  Being in their presence and witnessing their closeness is something to aspire to.  So happy for these two and CANNOT wait to witness their wedding.

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Danny + Amanda: A Seattle Wedding

 

The A. C.Cinema crew and I traveled to Seattle for this amazing wedding! Check out their highlight film.

“Your camera takes really good pictures.”

Concept inspired by Eric Luis Photography

Most of us photographers have been absolutely haunted by the comment given to us: “Your camera takes really good pictures.” If you are one of these people, we do appreciate the compliment, but you’re sadly mistaken. When we hear this, we haven’t the slightest clue as to how to react. So if we just stare in silence, it’s truly nothing personal. But please understand that the camera doesn’t have nearly as much to do with the composition of the photograph than we do. You would never go up to a painter and tell him/her that their brush makes good paintings or tell a sprinter that their shoes run fast. Yes, our camera’s vast abilities surely help on a professional level. However, I’m here to tell you that

You don’t need a professional camera to take great photos!

Anyone with any kind of camera matched with any kind of lens can take great photos. Whenever someone asks me for advice for a new camera, they seem far more concerned about megapixel count than anything else like ISO range (which in my opinion is far more important). Unless you’re going to blow up your pictures into a poster or billboard, you won’t use all of those megapixels in the first place. Your best friend as a photographer is the camera that’s on you. It’s your creativity that you have to exercise. Not the camera. So grab the nearest camera around and start walking. You’ll be surprised by what inspires you.

In the meantime, here are some pictures I took with my iPhone to prove that your most convenient camera is capable of taking great photos. (Please click on the title of this post to get the full quality of the pictures)

 

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Rory + Alexis

The crew and I were able to spend the weekend in beautiful Bass Lake, CA to shoot Rory and Alexis’ wedding. It was a beautiful venue and an even more beautiful couple. Enjoy their wedding highlight film!

Sonya + Steve

Last year, we filmed Sonya and Steve’s wedding in Pleasanton, CA for Love Story Pictures. It was an awesome, cool day with nice weather and colorful cloud cover. Koreans know how to throw a wedding!