Elisa's Portraits | Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA

I hope everyone’s 2019 is off to a great start! Last month I had the pleasure of working with my friend Elisa on her portraits and headshots for her upcoming acting role. About a year ago, Elisa messaged me on Instagram asking if I could set up a shoot with her when she is back in Los Angeles since she is living in Japan. At the time, it was really hard to match our schedules so we decided to hold off on it until her next trip to LA. A few months later, she messaged me again saying that she was coming back but unfortunately, our schedules didn’t match up again. Fast forward to November of last year, I get a message from her saying that she will be in LA for 3 weeks. Since I had a lot of free time, I gave her my available dates and we were finally able to set up a shoot! I guess you can say that this photoshoot was 1 year in the making. Elisa currently works as a language teacher at an elementary school in Japan. She also sings in choirs for different churches around Japan as well as taking photos and video for Gong Min and his band.

If you want to book a portrait session, engagement, wedding, or any kind of event, you can book me HERE. I have limited availability for this month so please contact me as soon as possible!

Yiling & Kheo's Engagement | Big Sur, CA

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Yiling & Kheo’s engagement session alongside my friends Andrew and Terrill. Yiling and Kheo are such a sweet couple and I feel so blessed that I got to capture their special moment in one of the most beautiful places in California: Big Sur.

As you can already tell from these photos, they are a natural when it comes to posing. We rarely had to direct them and just kept capturing the emotion that they had for each other. As we were heading back to our car, we saw these light rays peaking through the trees. We stopped dead in our tracks and began shooting this fascinating scene in front of us.

After our adventure in the woods, we did a quick photoshoot in the backyard of our Airbnb. Andrew and Terrill were prepared as they brought sparklers and candles. Perfect props to set the intimate mood.

We woke up bright and early next morning to get to the coastline of Carmel-By-The-Sea a small town in the Monterey Peninsula. It was still a little dark when we got to our location but after a few minutes we could see the sun start to rise. Although not pictured here, Andrew got the drone up and got some amazing footage of us from up in the sky.

Our final location was Point Lobos State Park. I’ve never heard or seen this place so this was quite the unexpected surprise for me. After exploring the park, I can say that this was one of the most beautiful state parks that I’ve ever been to. Yiling and Kheo mentioned to us that this was actually the spot where Kheo proposed to Yiling about a year ago. It was just the two of them that day expressing their love for each other with the sound of the waves in the background. The perfect spot for a proposal if I say so myself.

Thank you Andrew and Terrill for inviting me out to shoot this engagement session with you guys. And of course thank you Yiling and Kheo for just being the cutest couple! It was amazing working with you guys and you all me feel welcomed and confident in my ability to capture this special moment.