Evan Chung Photography: Blog http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Evan Chung Photography evan@evanchungphoto.com (Evan Chung Photography) Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:46:00 GMT Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:46:00 GMT http://www.evanchungphoto.com/img/s2/v59/u394570350-o78972165-50.jpg Evan Chung Photography: Blog http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog 120 88 California Coast Wedding | Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn & Intercontinental Clement Monterey http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2016/6/california-coast-wedding-hyatt-carmel-highlands-inn-intercontinental-clement-monterey Henry and Kristen's oceanside wedding was absolutely gorgeous. From the moment we starting shooting at the Intercontinental Clement Monterey, we had no shortage of beauty to photograph. Her lovely makeup, Vera Wang dress and Cartier jewelry were a pretty good start, but the breathtaking view of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn overlooking the ocean during the ceremony was incredible and left me speechless (which is hard to do)! What a great day and with so many fun people to share it with, it made for a perfect wedding day!

Here are a few favorites from the day. Please enjoy and I can't wait to share the rest!

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Garden Court Hotel | Mike and Kami's Palo Alto Wedding http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2016/5/garden-court-hotel-mike-and-kamis-palo-alto-wedding Kami and Mike's Palo Alto wedding took place in some of the prettiest Bay Area wedding venues on the San Francisco peninsula. The ladies got ready at the Garden Court Hotel, where the reception would later take place. Then we made our way over to the Elizabeth Gamble Gardens for the couple's first look. I can't think a more gorgeous location to take garden portraits. The wedding ceremony was at stunning St. Thomas Aquinas church, then back to the Garden Court Hotel to party with friends and family.

Mike and Kami were a perfect couple to photograph with and I can't wait to share the rest of their photos. In the meantime, enjoy these teaser shots!

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Piedmont Community Church Wedding | Ariella and Daniel's summertime wedding http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2016/5/piedmont-community-church-wedding-ariella-and-daniels-summertime-wedding Last week's wedding at the Piedmont Community Church was one of the most fun weddings I've shot in a long while! There is something about an amazing wedding party that can really define the wedding day experience. As an East Bay wedding photographer, I get to see lots of different wedding parties and this group was definitely one of my favorites! When friendship is so deeply entrenched in love and loyalty, it's hard not see the fruits of that come through in the photos. The same goes for the bride and groom. Daniel and Ariella were a hoot to photograph and their love for one another was apparent by their infectious laughter. Here are a few favorites from the day and I can't wait to share the rest!

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Portola Valley Estate Wedding | Aaron and Marcia's Backyard Wedding Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2016/5/portola-valley-estate-wedding-aaron-and-marcias-backyard-wedding-teaser As a San Francisco wedding photographer, sometimes a backyard wedding can mean tight spaces with limited photo opportunities. This is why coming down to Portola Valley for this casually elegant backyard wedding was a true delight. Aaron and Marcia held their wedding at the home of one of Marcia's family friends. The home was the perfect setting for the bride and groom's relaxed atmosphere. The nuptials were in the front garden while the reception was held in the backyard. Lush gardens covered the entire property and they were perfect for couple portraits later in the day. 

The evening was such a blast! Cocktail hour glided easily into a gourmet dinner while drinks and dancing punctuated the night. Bay Area wedding photographers like me love shooting with such amazing clients in such gorgeous locations. Thank you for making me a part of your incredible wedding day and I can't wait to share the rest of the images. Enjoy these sneak peak photos!

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Monterey Wedding at Lover's Point and Cannery Row | Annie and Diana http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2016/4/monterey-wedding-at-lovers-point-and-cannery-row-annie-and-diana This Monterey wedding was an absolute joy to photograph! The best part was spending time with fantastic people and the constant laughter that filled the day. The location didn't hurt either. Annie and Diana's wedding at Lover's Point Park in Monterey, CA was a breathtaking view and an incredible sweetness to it. They emphasized the meaning of the occasion rather than the formalities of a typical wedding day. It was a honor to see these two beautiful woman embrace their lives together as one along with all the happiness and challenges that will come with it. 

The wedding day started by capturing their preparations in a gorgeous house in Pacific Grove. The place was perfect for getting ready separately on different floors so as not to see each other before the ceremony. Soon we made our way over to Berwick Park for wedding portraits. The long grasses by the cliffs were amazing to photograph in and the views were spectacular. The actual ceremony took place at Lover's Point Park by the beach with the crashing waves giving everything a storybook feel. After snapping some shots with the couple on the beach at Lover's Point, we met up with the wedding party for the reception at Wave Street Studios on Cannery Row.

What a treat to be a part of such a fun day! Congratulations to Annie and Diana. Enjoy these teaser photos and I can't wait to share the rest with you. 

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Half Moon Bay Engagement Photos | Daniel and Ari's Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2016/2/half-moon-bay-engagement-photos-daniel-and-aris-teaser Redwood tree engagement photos can be the most dramatic shots with the tall trees reaching to the heavens. However the colors of a fading sunset over a sandy beach certainly rival the beauty found in the redwoods. Instead of choosing one or the other, we choose a location that had both nearby. I say that as if it were all my choice, but in reality, Daniel chose the beautiful Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve as the memorable place to propose to Ari, so this became our engagement shoot location as well. Way to go, Daniel!

We spent half of our Bay Area engagement session taking photos among the redwoods and the other half playing down by beach in Half Moon Bay. Take a look at these teaser photos and I can't wait to share the rest!

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Geyserville Wedding at Trione Winery - Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2016/1/geyserville-wedding-at-trione-winery Yesterday's wedding was nothing short of fantastic! We started at the H2 Hotel in downtown Geyserville for the getting ready photos. It was a perfect starting point with it's stylish furnishings and elegant decor. The ceremony followed at the United Church of Cloverdale, but most of the day was spent at Trione Vineyards and Winery. Trione Winery held the large reception in its huge banquet hall which featured a beautiful central staircase - perfect for the couple's entrance as they were being announced.

Paul and Joy were probably the best couple ever! They were awesome through the entire day and soon I'll have the music video that was created from their reception introductions. Yes. You read that right. They made a music video when they entered the reception. With only one take, they produced a music video that would take them to each of their guests' tables with a montage of amazing songs. I've never seen anything like it before and I can't wait to share the video from the amazing videographer. Until then, enjoy these teaser shots from the day and there's more coming soon. 

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Berkeley Engagement Photos at Caesar Chavez Park and the UC Redwood Grove http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/12/berkeley-engagement-photos-at-caesar-chavez-park-and-the-uc-redwood-grove Yesterday's engagement shoot was a complete success and an absolute joy! Wonderful couple, amazing light, perfect locations and ideal weather conditions. In fact, I've never taken photos at Berkeley's Caesar Chavez Park when they hasn't been blustery wind. So despite the cold temperatures, it was a perfect day to shoot. We could easily see all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge.

We went from the UC Botanical Garden redwood grove where they would usually have a wedding ceremony, and made our way down to the Berkeley marina, where Caesar Chavez park's view is unrivaled. Here are few teaser photos with Dan and Kristina during our "engagement shoot journey". 

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Wente Winery Wedding - Smith Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/11/wente-winery-wedding---smith-teaser Wente Winery was the perfect backdrop to Sylvia and Joe's wedding. They are the sweetest couple and their love was apparent from the moment I saw them together. Their Autumn wedding was the perfect mix of classic elegance amidst a comfortable family reunion. The leaves were turning fiery colors on the grape vines and the rolling hills provided an epic scenery of these two love birds to proclaim their love. Thanks for having me join you on your big day and I can't wait to share the rest of the photos! Enjoy the teaser post!

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San Francisco Engagement | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/11/san-francisco-engagement-teaser What a lovely photoshoot with Paul and Joy. Their San Francisco engagement session started in front of the vibrant murals found on the streets and alleys of the San Francisco mission district. We followed the fading light and made our way to Dolores Park for a hillside picnic. Here are a couple shots from the shoot. More to come. 

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Backyard Garden Ceremony - San Carlos Wedding | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/10/backyard-garden-ceremony---san-carlos-wedding-teaser Shirley and Sean were married in the beautiful hills of San Carlos, CA. However, it wasn't your typical San Carlos wedding. They chose to get married in the groom's father's home and as a result, this backyard wedding was anything but traditional. With a pebble bottom pool at the center and lush greenery surrounding them, the ceremony was stunning! The food was phenomenal, the DJ was great, and the couple were troopers. We went on an outing to find some nearby scenery to change it up and the not-so-short hike was well worth it. As a bay area photographer, I'm always in search of the best locations and lighting and thankfully my couples are likeminded. I loved shooting with Shirley and Sean and can't wait to share the rest of the photos. 

Did I mention that there was an amazing photobooth, or should I say photo bus! Das Bus!

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Garden Wedding at the Allied Arts Guild of Menlo Park | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/10/garden-wedding-at-the-allied-arts-guild-of-menlo-park-teaser The gardens of the Allied Arts Guild of Menlo Park were the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous marriage of Shumyla and Ryan. The vines, trellis, archways, and manicured hedges comprised a natural beauty that reflected the love of the two getting married. Their vows were simple and hilarious. Their honesty was refreshing. I'm so grateful to be a part of such a lovely celebration and can't wait to share more photos with you!

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Muir Woods and Muir Beach Engagement | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/10/muir-woods-and-muir-beach-engagement-teaser I'll bet my weekend was better than yours. :)  Saturday took me to some of the most gorgeous locations California has to offer with two of the most awesome people I've ever met. They were tons of fun to shoot with and up for anything. 

Muir woods engagement photos were a challenge only because the Muir Woods National Monument was such a popular destination. We had to get off the beaten trail where fewer hikers were seen, but I can't think of a prettier place to go hiking. We took the hill trail which found us walking among the redwood giants - absolutely stunning. 

After the redwood trees awed us, we headed out to the nearby Muir Beach. A little wine, a couple of glasses and daring dog named Vader made for a perfect outing! Check out these Muir Beach engagement photos and I can't wait to share more with you soon!

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Palo Alto Hills Country Club Wedding | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/9/palo-alto-hills-country-club-wedding-teaser What an elegant affair! The Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club was the perfect place for these two love birds to tie the knot. There were amazing places to photograph among the redwoods and over the grassy hills. The ceremony included music sung and played by members of the bride's extended family and laughter flowed freely throughout the night. Evan and Laura are the kind of couple that slows down to take joy in the small things like low conversations with loved ones, playing with kiddos, and initiating laughter throughout the day. Thanks for having me be a part of your beautiful day. Enjoy these teaser shots!

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Rockin' Mountain Winery Wedding | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/9/rockin-mountain-winery-wedding-teaser Anthony and Katie were married at the one and only Mountain Winery in Saratoga last weekend. This fun-loving couple had Star Wars themed socks, eye-popping colors in their flowers (and matching shoes!), and the classic Silicon Valley getaway car: a Tesla.

Enjoy this teaser from this rockin' Mountain Winery wedding!


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Kohl Mansion Summer Wedding | Teaser http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/9/kohl-mansion-summer-wedding-teaser Kailyn and Yi's wedding at the Kohl Mansion last weekend was a truly classy affair. The wedding party looked so good and the mansion so dramatic that we couldn't help but take a "Vanity Fair" style shoot. Enjoy these shots from the day; more to come soon!


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Artistic DIY Summertime Wedding http://www.evanchungphoto.com/blog/2015/9/Artistic-DIY-Summertime-Wedding Allison and Jerreod's wedding had it all: beautiful couple, perfect California summer light, tons of creative details, and wonderful guests! As a San Francisco Bay Area photographer, I'm always excited when I get to explore a new venue, especially one as gorgeous as the Easley Family Farm. The house was beautiful and the grounds were in full bloom, making for some spectacular photo backdrops. Congratulations, Allison and Jerreod!

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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. This couple's joy for one another was contagious. Nestled into the hills of Sunol in the East Bay, Nella Terra Cellars had a beautiful space for their wedding with vineyards, rolling hills, gardens, and an elegant white marque tent for the post-nuptial celebrations.

Sarah and Feras' Bay Area wedding was decked out with gorgeous details, which all tied together beautifully. The embroidery on the bride's dress matched her jewelry; her nail color matched his bow tie, which matched his custom french cuffs, which matched his 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 Californian 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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