Last week, I turned twenty - four! It was a pretty normal day. But at night, my good friend josh and my new friends surprised me with a cake. It was a good time. I'm so blessed and thankful for them.
Also, my girlfriend sent me a wonderful letter. Thanks baby. you are so amazing.
After the VA Wedding, I flew over to Vancouver to go hang with my family! Right as I got in, my grandma took us to Dim Sum which is like a chinese version of tapas..
I have been eating so much the last couple of days!
Spent some time with family and with some friends! Good to see everyone! Also I have been reading Game of Thrones since I'm tired of waiting for the next episode on HBO. I cannot put the book down! It's so good!
Fear not, I have been also doing some editing/work so I don't get behind.
So this vacation has a been a combination of eating/working/sleeping/reading/relaxing/eating
I took some quick simple portraits of my grandma/mother yesterday and I wanted to share them with you all.
It was an overcast day and it had just rained also. Tip for you guys, the best soft portraits come from overcast days. The reason why is that it is just like a giant softbox. It makes for even lighting.
Canon 5d mark ii | 50 mm 1.2L | iso 100 f2.0 1/500 sec
I honestly don't like shooting wide open because it is so hard to get photographs tack sharp. People move, you move and in the end you miss moments because you are refocusing.
Canon 5d mark ii | 50 mm 1.2L | iso 100 f2.8 1/160 sec
I got to photograph my friends Sean and Katie's Wedding! Sean was my boss at Red Bull when I was working there. He works now at Team Challenge for Crohn's and Colitis. Amazing guy! The ceremony was set at the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory. The reception was held at the Audubon Center. If you can recall I had photographed them earlier for their engagement session. Although it was cloudy/gloomy/cold/rainy that day, their spirits were on an all time high!
Katie and Sean: Thank you for letting me be a part of your day. It was an honor documenting your wedding. I had a blast! Blessings on you two! Yip Ya!!!
Sean getting his bow-tie on
The groomsmen were a rowdy/fun bunch.
Paul Woo is my second shooter for this season! He's great!
It was raining but luckily we were covered! The light in that place when it's cloudy is amazing!
This flower girl was awesome!
My view of the exit
Paul's view of the exit
Worried about the rain?
The conservatory is known for their butterfly house so we made a quick pit stop in there to see if we could get a butterfly...we did!
Katie is a designer! Look at these amazing details! Those are hand cut leaves on the table cards. Amazing!
Catering was done by MASS APPEAL
Let me take yo picture!
Enter with a bang! This is why I encourage a second photographer for all weddings! If it weren't for Paul, the couple wouldn't have an awesome shot like this. I was located in the back to get a long shot, but none of them ended up working 0ut.
Helmut couldn't make it to the wedding, but he was there in spirit!
Here is a nice long exposure of the Audubon center!
At the request of the couple, we had a photobooth that was run by Paul. I normally don't run a photobooth, but I think it was a nice addition to the ceremony!
The reception was DJ'ed by DJ Easy Jake Oven (middle). Amazing DJ! I would recommend him for all weddings. He has some great taste in music.
Of course Paul and I had to hop in for a photograph.
-Victor Huang Photography