Evan Chung Photography: Blog http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Evan Chung Photography evan@evanchungphoto.com (Evan Chung Photography) Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:17:00 GMT Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:17:00 GMT http://www.evanchungphoto.com/img/s3/v42/u291260852-o78972165-50.jpg Evan Chung Photography: Blog http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog 120 80 Stanford Memorial Church Wedding | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/8/stanford-memorial-church-wedding-teaser Yesterday's wedding was such an incredible event. Few Bay Area wedding venues rival the majesty of Stanford Memorial Church as shown in the first photograph. The beauty of the wedding vows matched the beauty of the church and laughter fills every little corner of the day. There was wonderful attention to detail throughout the day including a few wedding details I'd never seen before. There were DIY paper bouquets in the shape of puppies, plus actual puppy-shaped flower bouquets, and of course there were the puppies themselves. 

After our time in the church, we made sure to spend some time on Stanford campus. As they entered the reception at the Palo Alto Sheraton, the resulting choreography was amazing! (photos to come later) 

It was a lovely day with wonderful people! Thank you so much for having me be a part of yesterday's incredible celebration! Enjoy these few teaser shots and I can't wait to share the rest!

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Sunol Wedding Teaser | Nella Terra Cellars http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/8/sunol-wedding-teaser-nella-terra-cellars I feel as if I just photographed a dear friend's wedding. I love that feeling as it points to a connection with a couple that goes deeper than the photographs. Their joy for one another and their wedding was contagious. Nestled into the hills of Sunol in the East Bay, Nella Terra Cellars had a beautiful space for their wedding with vineyards, getting ready space, rolling hills, gardens, and an elegant white marque tent to celebrate in.

Sarah and Feras' Bay Area wedding was decked out with gorgeous details. The details extended to the bride's embroidery on the dress matching her jewelry, her nail color matching his bow tie which matched his custom french cuffs, which matched the socks. The yellow and gray theme ran through the reception table decor as well and made for a stunning party. But my favorite part was catching the afternoon light so often sought in California weddings. I hope you enjoy these teaser photos as much as I enjoyed making them. 

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Calamigos Ranch Wedding in Malibu, CA | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/7/calamigos-ranch-wedding-in-malibu-ca-teaser What an amazing wedding to be a part of. This southern California wedding was so much fun and everyone involved was amazing to work with. Although the day was warm, nothing could lower the spirits of this amazing couple. Ryan and Aimee were constantly laughing and that laughter trickled down to their wedding party and guests. As a wedding photographer, I'm always thrilled when laughter is a main theme for a wedding. It brings out natural smiles and entertaining moments making the day incredibly enjoyable to shoot. That was the case for this beautiful Malibu wedding - hilarious people, gorgeous venue, and incredible details. Take a look at this teaser and I can't wait to share the rest of the images. 

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San Geronimo Wedding Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/7/san-geronimo-wedding-teaser What a joy it was to shoot Louis and Kaitlin's wedding. San Anselmo Church was a quaint little church with lovely character. The old wood and stained glass windows mirrored the traditions and texts chosen to bind the couple in marriage. After the ceremony, they jumped into their classic car to join their guests for the reception at the San Geronimo Golf Course. What a perfect spot to throw a party, and with grounds like that it's hard to get a bad shot! Check out these teaser photos and I can't wait to share the rest!

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Berkeley Memorial Stadium Wedding - Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/7/berkeley-memorial-stadium-wedding---teaser With Berkeley Memorial Stadium, there is no bad area to shoot in. From the incredible Bay Area views on the deck, to the 50 yard line, everything is striking and picturesque. Add a beautiful couple to the mix and you can't go wrong. These two were married on the Stadium plaza out front with the reception to follow at the top of the stadium in the glass walled press box. The breathtaking views from the deck during the reception are the kind that a Bay Area photographer looks for for years. Take at a look at a few of these portraits and I hope you enjoy this teaser! More to come soon.

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Country Wedding in the East Bay - Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/6/country-wedding-in-the-east-bay Congrats to Allison and Jerreod on their recent wedding. It was such a joy to shoot with them and their family. The Easley Family Farm was in full bloom with orchards, barns, fields, a dry stream bed and a country house. I had such a good time shooting and it felt so natural to move through the day with them. Their guests were a hoot as well - full of life and love! Take a second to enjoy these teaser images from their wedding and I can't wait to share the rest!

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San Francisco Engagement at the Golden Gate Bridge and Legion of Honor | Teaser Post http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/6/san-francisco-engagement-at-the-golden-gate-bridge-and-legion-of-honor If you know me, then you know I love to laugh. This little trait helps me thoroughly enjoy photographing couples. The real magic happens when the couple loves laughter just as much as I do. When this happens I find myself smiling so much that I can feel my cheeks pushing up against the back of the camera as I shoot and laugh with them. Simply put, it's wonderful. That was how I felt with Sarah and Feras this weekend. We shot their engagement session at two of the most iconic spots in San Francisco - The Golden Gate Bridge and the Legion of Honor. The clouds by the bridge helped us show off the cool and foggy nature of a true San Francisco summer, but thankfully the sun finally came out when we got to the Legion of Honor. What a treat it was to laugh and play with the two of them. I loved their joy for life and their impeccable style. Check out these teaser shots from their engagement shoot and keep an eye out for the full post coming soon. 

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Maui Beach Wedding | Hawaii Wedding Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/4/maui-beach-wedding-hawaii-wedding-teaser Today's teaser comes to you from my portable office in Maui, Hawaii. I may or may not have spent all day next to the pool and going down water slides with my son. All that fun in the sun aside, I was finally able to sit down with some of yesterday's wedding photos. Crystal and Lance traveled with all their family and loved ones to celebrate their wedding nuptials on Maui's Wailea Beach. The sand was hot and so was their love! After 12 years, these two love birds finally tied the knot. They day was full of laughter and I loved every minute of it. Here are few teaser shots from the day. Enjoy!

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Portola Valley Presbyterian Church Wedding | Mickey and Sabrina's Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/4/portola-valley-presbyterian-church-wedding-mickey-and-sabrinas-teaser Surrounded by redwood trees, Portola Valley Presbyterian Church made for a scenic ceremony. There were tons of tears during Sabrina and Mickey's vows and the celebration was capped off with a bubble receiving line. The redwoods created a perfect backdrop for photos of the newlyweds before we headed off to the reception at Chef Chu's of Mountain View. Here are a couple of teaser photos and I can't wait to share the rest of them with you. Enjoy!  

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East Bay Engagement Session | Lake Chabot with Yi and Kailyn http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/4/East-Bay-Engagement-Session-Lake-Chabot I shot an engagement shoot this weekend with a lovely couple, Yi and Kailyn, at Lake Chabot in Castro Valley, CA. We started in the main picnic area but with the beautiful weather, the grounds were packed with people. After a few shots, we left the main area and went wandering up in the hills. What a thrill it was to photograph among the high grasses and gorgeous trees.

The iconic image that summed up this session for me was made when we came across large ancient-looking tree with a sideways reaching limbs as long as a bus. It made a perfect canopy to shoot under. Check out the final images below. 



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Garden Court Hotel Wedding, Palo Alto | Cedric and Christina's Wedding http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/4/garden-court-hotel-wedding-palo-alto-cedric-and-christinas-wedding

Nine years of courting culminated in this beautiful Palo Alto wedding. Christina and Cedric held their wedding at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto – a gorgeous building located right off of the main boulevard in Palo Alto, near to Stanford University. This hotel has a unique mix of styles, with quaint little ivy covered nooks, stunning balconies, and elegant décor.

As a wedding photographer, I always like it when the couple and their family are easy-going. So let’s just say that I loved working with Cedric and Christina. Everyone was ready ahead of time, which gave us plenty of time to rearrange the furniture in the suite and take some great photos before family members arrived. The first item on the agenda was a traditional tea ceremony, a perfect opportunity for the bride and groom to not only honor their family, but also for them to receive gifts and congratulations as they enter into marriage.

Photographing in the heart of the Palo Alto downtown was gorgeous, but it came with a unique set of challenges. Being centrally located meant that the location was fairly busy, with a restaurant full of people on the ground floor. As this area was where some of the best shooting spots were, we had to get creative. We played with the columns to stay out of sight of the crowds, and retreated to the outside façade to prevent being accosted with hugs from loved ones arriving for the ceremony.

There were, in fact, so many family members and guests that we had two sessions of family portraits – both equally amazing! However, with so many loved ones to see, tea ceremony to host, and portrait sessions to rock, it was amazing that Cedric and Christina could even walk by the time that they arrived at the reception! Despite all of this busyness, the day was in no way stressful. The crowd was relaxed and ready to party (check out the flip photos at the end of this post!). Congratulations to Christina and Cedric – all the best to you in your marriage!



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Crissy Fields and Sutro Baths | Mickey and Sabrina's San Francisco Engagement http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/4/crissy-fields-and-sutro-baths-mickey-and-sabrinas-san-francisco-engagement Spontaneity is an ingredient often overlooked in engagement sessions. As a wedding photographer, I spend so much time planning the shot and preparing for the day, I sometimes forget to let go and see what kind of images are produced when the shot list isn't over scheduled.

Mickey and Sabrina's San Francisco engagement was planned for the iconic Crissy Fields and Sutro Baths. Like any good San Francisco wedding photographer, I have photographed these locations many times, but something about this shoot was different. Maybe it was the fact that they chose to wear their wedding day attire for the shoot, or perhaps it was the creative ideas that the couple brought with them. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there was definitely an excited vibe to the day. 

Mickey and Sabrina were wonderful to work with. They had done their own homework on how to pose and were amazing at taking what little direction I needed to give. Combining this with the day's spontaneity and the beautiful weather, we were able to get photographs like the ones of the golden light streaming through the trees. As we drove from Crissy Fields to the Sutro baths, we saw an awesome wooded grove with sunlight shining through. We made a sharp u-turn and started exploring. This would throw us off schedule, but I listened to my instinct to follow the light and captured some of my favorite shots of the day. Little did we know that this would also give us the perfect light when we arrived at the Sutro Baths. 

The Sutro Baths were as beautiful as always and the lighting couldn't have been better. Mickey and Sabrina had seen a silhouette shot I'd taken previously and they wanted to create their own version of it on the seawall. I agreed but the whole time I was nervous that they would crash into the water on one side or fall onto the rocks on the other. Thankfully their feet remained steady and the shot we produced took our breath away. Mickey and Sabrina were amazing, and I can't wait to shoot their wedding later this month.         

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Westerbeke Ranch Wedding | Nolan and Andi's Sonoma Wedding Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/4/westerbeke-ranch-wedding-sonoma-wedding-teaser Nolan and Andi's wedding was one of the classiest weddings I've shot in recent memory. With a playful wedding party, a gorgeous couple, and elegant venue, it just doesn't get any better. 

As a wedding photographer in the bay area, I periodically shoot in a new location that takes my breath away. Tucked away in Sonoma wine country, Westerbeke Ranch is a gorgeous wedding venue with plenty of natural ambiance and elegance. 

The day started with one of the sweetest first looks I've ever been fortunate enough to witness. She was dazzling in her wedding dress and veil and he was perfect in his response - utterly speechless. The same magic of their first look punctuated the rest of the day with lovely moments and emotional tears. Here are just a few teaser shots and I can't wait to share the rest with you. 

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Lake Chabot Engagement Shoot Teaser | Yi and Kailyn http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/3/lake-chabot-engagement-shoot-teaser-yi-and-kailyn I did an engagement shoot this weekend with a lovely couple, Yi and Kailyn, at Lake Chabot in Castro Valley, CA. We started in the main flat area but with it being such a beautiful weekend, the grounds were packed with people, picnics and parties. So we left the main area and went wandering up in the hills. We had a blast shooting up in the high grasses and the gorgeous trees. Here are a few shots for their engagement teaser and I can't wait to share more!

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Gorgeous Baby Portraits | San Mateo http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/3/gorgeous-baby-portraits-san-mateo This post is a real treat to share with you. As a Bay Area wedding photographer, I rarely get to photograph tiny babies, not to mention their amazing parents. My wife and I recently had our second child and some friends had their daughter at about the same time. It was fun to see their family in the same stage of life as my own family. I was able to join them one day and take a peak at their morning routine. Their daughter is incredibly sweet and made taking baby pictures a breeze. With such an expressively cute face, it was hard not to put the camera down and simply coo back at her. Thankfully old habits die hard and we snapped away all morning and came out with some adorable baby portraits. Congrats again to my very proud friends for their beautiful little girl!

Oh, and did I mention that she has AMAZING hair?

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Garden Court Hotel Wedding, Palo Alto | Cedric and Christina's Wedding Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/3/garden-court-hotel-wedding-palo-alto-cedric-and-christinas-wedding-teaser What a fantastic day I had with Cedric and Christina on their wedding day. This wedding was nine years in the making - NINE YEARS! But they made it to the alter and it was a beautiful day to be a part of.

The venue for their wedding was the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto. It was a gorgeous building located right off the main drag of Palo Alto that leads into Stanford University. The hotel had cute little corners, arches, and balconies to shoot in which make the work of a wedding photographer so much nicer. Bay area wedding venues are plentiful but this one had the perfect combination: central location, beautiful details, and a great staff. 

With everything that Cedric and Christina packed into their wedding day, it's amazing that they could walk by the time they arrived at the reception. Although busy, it was in no way stressful. Their wedding day was loaded with family and friends who wanted to celebrate with them and celebrate they did. It was an exuberant bunch (that's the way we like it) so I can't wait to show you the rest of their photos. Enjoy these few teasers shots and congratulations to Cedric and Christina!

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Sutro Baths and Crissy Fields Engagement Teaser | San Francisco, CA http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/2/sutro-baths-and-crissy-fields-engagement-teaser-san-francisco-ca I had such a blast shooting with Mickey and Sabrina this week for their San Francisco engagement. The best part about it is that we shouldn't have any of these images at all. Any Bay Area wedding photographer knows that when you schedule a San Francisco engagement, there is always the possibility of having to reschedule due to bad weather. The problem is that Mickey and Sabrina were only town for this week and they were leaving on a jet plane on Friday and of course the weekend we originally scheduled the shoot for, it poured down with rain. Thank goodness, in true California fashion, later that week the skies parted and gave way to sunny weather in the mid seventies. Perfect for a city engagement shoot.

They chose to wear their wedding day attire for the shoot and don't they look stunning?! Check out the rest of these teaser shots and I can't wait to share more. 

The Golden Gate Bridge photos were just the beginning. As we made our way from Crissy Fields over to the Sutro Baths, we came upon a section of trees beside the road that just screamed to be photographed. We turned the cars around and went back and I'm incredibly glad we did. These forest engagement photos with the light through the trees made for some of the most fun and creative photo opportunities. 

We finally made it the Sutro Baths and right in time for the sunset. What a gorgeous location! It has to be one of my favorites to shoot in all of San Francisco simply because there's no where else like it. The iconography of the pools connect you with the past while making new photographs for the future. I love it!

This close up portrait is pretty much straight out of camera. The sunlight bursting past his head and the warm glow on their skins was even more striking in person. 

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Fremont Wedding Palmdale Estates | Jessica and Shane's Wedding Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2014/10/fremont-wedding-palmdale-estates-jessica-and-shanes-wedding-teaser Wow, what a party! Shane and Jessica really know how throw a celebration. The Palmdale Estates in Fremont, CA was an amazing setting with beautiful gardens and perfect lawns. The interior had all the airs of a classy, vintage mansion that has been modernized to be the perfect wedding venue! Take a look at these teaser shots and I can't wait to share the rest!

Oh, and did I mention that they are the biggest San Jose Sharks fins (I mean, fans) on the planet? Here's the power play CHOMP!

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Golden Gate Park Wedding in Shakespeare Garden | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2014/10/golden-gate-park-wedding-in-shakespeare-garden-teaser Tony and Sanna's beautiful garden wedding could not have been more stunning. A San Francisco wedding cannot ask for better weather than what they had on their wedding day. This lovely couple surrounded themselves with amazingly fun friends and my team felt welcomed into the celebration as if we were invited guests! 

After the ceremony, we went for a spin around the fountain and amphitheater near the California Academy of Sciences and De Young Museum. We had some competition with the Blue Angels flying over for the San Francisco Fleet Week, but it just added to the wonder of the day. 

Sanna changed into a stunning red dress for the reception that really pulled in the traditional Chinese elements with a modern twist. Can't wait to share the rest!

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Barn Vintage Chic Wedding Teaser | Santa Cruz, CA http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2014/9/barn-vintage-chic-wedding-teaser-santa-cruz-ca Chris and Erin are my brother and sister in-law, so needless to say this was a very special wedding. Being a San Francisco wedding photographer, I shoot Bay Area weddings all up and down the bay. So, it's a joy and a surprise to shoot at a hidden gem like Stones and Flowers Retreat Center. Tucked up in the Santa Cruz hills, the venue had an amazing rustic chic barn and Chris and Erin brought in their own beautiful vintage details. Here are a few shots from this weekend but I can't wait to share the rest of them with you!

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