I can not even begin to tell you how useful and comforting it was to have a second shooter at the wedding. I had asked a good friend of ours, Fritz, to come be my second shooter for the wedding. We both use different cameras so it was challenging but, we did a lot of pre-planning and going over schedules that I think it went off smoothly for us! He was a trooper - working third shift on Friday night into Saturday morning and then driving almost 2 hours to come help me for the day. I recommend for you bride's out there to seek a photographer that has a second shooter because you'll capture more at different angles. Plus, if you're on a tight schedule, having 2 photographers can be useful - while the main photographer is photographing the girls, the 2nd photographer can be photographing the boys. You get the picture? Well... we certainly worked as a team at Betty & Chong's wedding to help capture as many moments as we could. (The photos that Fritz took will have captures at the bottom saying so.)
Betty and Chong held their special day in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their ceremony was at the beautiful Pilgrim Congregational church and their reception was at The National Railroad Museum. It was the perfect, sunny day for a wedding - especially in September in Wisconsin. If you plan a wedding during that month, you're either going to get humid weather or cold weather. Luckily, that day had just the perfect amount of breeze. Their ceremony was nothing short of spectacular! They had amazing performers come play and sing. It was one of the best ceremonies I've attended because of the music. It was pretty hectic when you have a large family but they both did a wonderful job incorporating talents from both their families to help out with the day. From hair and makeup to music - they both had an amazing support system behind them every step of the way. You truly did feel the love beam from wall to wall in that church hall!
The Bride's gown was perfect on her and the layers of ruffles were so dreamy. It made me want to redo my wedding all over again! She did an amazing job with all the small details - from the shoes, earrings, even the sash! It was all gorgeous.
Stay tuned for the rest of the pictures!
Vendor List: Ceremony - Pilgrim Congregational Church; Reception - National Railroad Museum; Bridal Gown - David's Bridal; Bridesmaids dresses: Wedding Shoppe; Grooms Suit - Macy's; Groomsmen Suits - Macy's; Cake - Manderfields; Guest Cakes - Manderfields; Bouquet - Bride's own
If you're new to this site, then you probably won't notice but I have been doing a lot of updates! For the next couple of weeks, I will be adding more photos and more content. Please be patient as I update my website (most likely on a day-to-day basis). I promise that once the website is complete, you will have lots of tools and valuable resources at your fingertips.
As for now, enjoy these photos I found in my fault. Sometimes the best photos are the ones captured by design and/or experience. For example, we all have that one (or 2 or 3) kid(s) that ALWAYS seem to blow out the birthday candle before the actual birthday person does. This usually happens right after the last part of, "Happy birthday dear Su-san. Happy birthday to..." wheeewwww! <--- There goes the fire on the candle. Hahahaha. You know what I'm talking about... ;D
Sad to say this but, Summer in Wisconsin has come to an end. With the cooler weather nowadays, I find myself pulling out the sweaters and cardigans more than the sleeveless tops. I've been pretty busy this Summer. Here's what I've been up to (in Instagram photos):
My husband and I try to fly (or drive) out of state every Summer. Last year, we flew to California and then took a road-trip out west to Yellowstone National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. That was quite an experience! One I hope to do again before I get old-er. This year, we flew out to California again. My sister lives there so it's quite easy to visit since she knows her way around and there's just so much to do there! Plus, it's cheaper because we just stay at her place. Next year though, we are planning on visiting the East Coast since both of us has never been there. Any suggestions?
I have always wanted to be one of those cool photographers that blog about EVERYTHING in their daily life. I always wanted the cool street photos of people and those cheesy food photos but something held me back from being one of them - fear of ruining my DSLR. You see, I'm extremely picky about the bags I carry. Because of my pickiness, I only have about 4 purses, tons of totes (grocery and beach bags), and tons of clutches/wallets. I don't like to spend more than $50 dollars on a purse because I get bored of them fast and/or they always end up deteriorating on me. I admit, I don't always take the best care of my purses because I just toss them wherever I can find an open spot but, that doesn't mean I don't like to be fashionable! So, in an effort to be more like the photographer-blogger that I aspire to be, I splurged a little and bought myself this bag from TJ Maxx. It cost me $70 bucks! But, I received tons of compliments already on it and it is SUPER-FUNCTIONAL. I love the double-strap and usually I don't because I have small rounded shoulders that can't hardly hold anything in place. Plus, I like how structured it is as well as the soft, lush fabric and the simple metal accents. Most of all, I like that I made my own foam insert that fit perfectly in this bag for my DSLR! Now I can carry it with me wherever I go and not miss a single moment!
Thanks to awesome DIY bloggers such as:
for the tutorials and inspiration!
After months of research into finding the best products for my clients - I am happy to announce an option with my wedding packages for a custom, finely crafted, Cypress Fine Albums DVD Folio. They are individually hand crafted using Japanese book binding fabric and Swiss ribbon. I only offer my clients the best products to archive their digital negatives and photos. Contact me for wedding package rates - firstname.lastname@example.org
I received a bunch of stuff in the mail today, including my custom "bride" hanger from LilaFrances ... again - I'm very happy with the quality. I can't wait to start using this as a prop when I shot weddings because sometimes, you'll never know what the wedding dress will be hung up with! I take care of my clients! ;D
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