Monday, December 29, 2008

Brianna + Terry Wedding 12.27.2008

If you are living in Vancouver, you should know we had a bad snow storm during X'Mas period. We were trapped at home at least a day or two. Brianna and Terry's wedding was right after that. We drove about an hour to Brianna's home and then another hour to Terry's home. At the same time, our car couldn't move in snow for many times. We spent almost an hour in total to get our car out of the snow on the day. Jessie, Brian, and I were extremely exhausted after the shooting. Without Brian's help this time, I don't think we could have finished it smoothly when Plan-A didn't work. (Thanks again, Brian)

The shooting locations were at Maple Ridge and Aldergrove, BC. Because of the ice on river, Albian Ferry service was closed (main route between these 2 locations). We circled around from Maple Ridge to Mission, then back to Aldergrove. I had no idea where I was in that trip and followed my GPS only.

Besides the usual No-Flash-Rule in church, we were not allowed to move during the ceremony. Yes, NAILED on floor. It was lucky that we had a team of 3 people to cover different angles. I really can't imagine what kind of photos will come out from a single photographer working in that church. Luck was on our side again during photo session. Rain stopped for a while.

I must mention one thing in my blog is that Terry's dad made a great breakfast for us. "Wow... It's so tasty!", I told Brian. Alsolutely it was the best wedding day breakfast I've ever had. Thanks.


We were very lucky this time. Even though we had bad weather and terrible road condition, we had good people. Terry and Brianna are a great couple. They could do whatever we asked them to do and helped us to make the photo session done nicely and smoothly. The wedding party were composed of beautiful girls and handsome guys. Their fun made our photos full of joy and energy.

I must give special thanks to our good friend Brian, who played an important role in our photo shooting. This was his first wedding shooting, but he did a really good job. Because of the "no-walking" rule in the church during the ceremony, we could only take shots from limited angles. Brian covered an important angle and captured some nice moments. Moreover, he did a great job in helping us with the remote flashes in the photo session and banquet.

We selected some photos to post here, and more photos can be viewed on


Sunday, December 14, 2008

X'Mas Event

X'Mas is getting closer. I think 2008's December should be our busiest one. Here are 2 of the shots that I really like. It was a musical chair game in party.

Look at the facial expression of the audiences... (and Jessie if you can see her)
*Also look at the red shirt guy on the very right side of the photo. "Yes! My girlfriend won!"


Hey... What's that?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Little Mr. Kien Lin

Irene and Kevin's baby is finally here. I brought a few prime lenses and Jessie's camera to visit the cute little Kien. Because of work, I couldn't shoot in daytime. At the same time, I couldn't flash a week young baby. It was quite hard to capture an active baby with limited shutter speed at night.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December's Photography Life

2008 is going to end. We still have some projects and shootings in this month. A few layout and design jobs deadlines are coming. The last wedding shooting of 2008 will be on 27th. I hope the commercial shooting can be earlier than the week of 21st (please... don't delay until January).

After that, RJP will have a short trip to Leavenworth, WA.
(Snow + X'Mas Lights + Photos)