HAKONE GARDEN SARATOGA CA PRE-WEDDING SHOOT: JACQUELINE+FRANCISCO

With my busy schedule, sometimes I dont have  the luxury of time to looked for a perfect photoshoot venue that fits to my clients preferences and personalities .But whenever a client would ask me whats the best place to hold a pre-wedding or family photo shoot , the first thing that comes to my mind is Saratoga California. The serene, homey, romantic atmosphere makes me want to come back there often. Its like a one stop shop and everything that you need is there.

Ive been to many beautiful spots and gardens in saratoga.The first time I went to Hakone Garden was with my family. I told myself this is the place I wanted to shoot next. The zen calming feeling of this place was amazing and I can’t wait to do a photo shoot there someday.

So when Jacqueline emailed me that she wanted to do her pre-wedding shoot with me,I was so excited. There were lots of ideas coming out on my mind that time. I even did a little research of Hakone ‘s colorful history. Getting to know the place better fueled my excitement more.And whats a better time to shoot than spring. So on the first day of spring, we did the pre wedding shoot . The weather was just perfect. Just the way I wanted it to be. The place was blooming with so much greens and pretty foliage that surrounds the garden. I love the walkthrough bridge in the center of the mini pond. And whats not to love the cascading  mini waterfall as well. It compliments everything about the place.So much calmness. All the elements are there. Feels like yin and yang at its best.

I had a wonderful time with them. They had been together for so many years and making them posed in front of the camera wasn’t hard at all. It was my first time to meet Francisco but damn he rocked that day. The natural moments was just so overflowing and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding soon.

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ANDREW+YVONNE ENGAGEMENT PARTY

I personally love engagement party. I am inspired to share with you the engagement party of Yvonne and Andrew. We had a fine perfect weather. A nice and cozy garden ambiance for the guest. The host uncle john and his wife are the sweetest and most accommodating people I’ve met. Families and friends came in from different places to celebrate this wonderful event.
It was my first time to meet the couple. I have no doubt in my mind that they really are in love with each  other. They have their own stories to tell. Yvonne’s father Uncle John was the coolest. Proposing to marry his daughter I think would be the hardest part a father to deal with. The party turned out to be beautiful and memorable. The couple prepared menu  that they love, uncle john made his bbq masterpiece which is awesome. Everybody else was having a good time.YA_1 YA_2 YA_3 YA_5 YA_4 YA_17YA_21YA_33YA_6 YA_7 YA_23YA_19 YA_8 YA_9 YA_28 YA_29 YA_30YA_10 YA_11YA_27 YA_12 YA_13 YA_14 YA_15 YA_16 YA_24YA_22YA_18

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San Francisco Engagement Session: Darren+Andrellie

One of the greatest moment in life is to be in love. Im featuring Darren and Andrellie’s engagement session. Andrellie had been my frequent client since then. Ive never been so happy when she told me she’s engaged. I know this guys are adventure loving and charm seeker,no wonder they chose San Francisco as their venue for love. They love to hang out here more often. They share to me their story,their love for food, their hiking adventure and shopping galore they had in this place. I really had a blast last weekend.
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Jonathan+Dulce Las Vegas Engagement

I cant wait to post some of the pictures that happened this week even though Im still having vacation fever at this moment. Im breaking it now. Not all stayed in Vegas. Who can’t resist in sharing this awesome pictures of the lovely couple Jonathan and Dulce took a days ago in Vegas. Both were shy at first but somewhere along our shoot who cannot be tempted in being captured with such an amazing and picturesque spot in Vegas. The shoot was held at Ninang Rose’s lovely house and at the strip of Las Vegas.

After all the plans and long awaited moment to come,finally they became one. Here are some of the sneek preview of their moments together took during our casual “strip” strolling in Vegas.And by the way they got married in TI the following day.

P.S. wedding moments to follow…..