Two weeks ago Brian emailed me saying he is getting married in less than 1 month and looking for a photographer for his wedding. I had no idea he is a photographer himself and is circulated with bunch of photography friends! We sat down at bubble world and he introduced himself a little bit and I was blown away how well we got along together! We kept talking about our experience, our passion, and some business; and related our life as a photographer with each other. It was an awesome talk and he basically just told me what he needs for his wedding and it was a done deal.
Brian casually asked Mandy if she was fine with his decision and Mandy didn’t give any second thoughts and agreed. To me they are the type of couple that I can never imagine having conflict! They are just so synchronized! It was hilarious when he brought up how he was planning how to shoot his own wedding and his own engagement because I was thinking of the same thing!
We scheduled the engagement to last Wednesday and I was blown away by how prepared he was. He said, “Yeah, we got our outfit and we will get some balloons for our shoot. We want to shoot at Steveston, is that ok for you?” At first my mind was like, “mmm, ok, this shall be my 6th time shooting at Steveston in 3.5 months; but mmm alright. I guess I haven’t done a balloon shoot there yet, I wonder if I could come up with anything original…” On the day they brought A LOT of balloons and GIANT Hello Kitty and props I was BLOWN AWAY by their preparations! He is indeed a hardcore photographer! I guess I would have done the same if I were engaged! But GOSH it was fun! The weather turned out perfect again! It was just awesome sauce with awesome sauce! Yay!
So yeah! There we go! I’m quite pleased with the photos and it was fantastic that Brian and Mandy would synchronize with each other and pose perfectly. Brian had some specific poses and ideas he wanted to do, it was awesome as I could pay more attention to composition.
Flower from The Flower Factory
Their wedding is coming up in less than 2 weeks, it’s going to be my first time shooting a wedding at Hycroft so I am SUPER excited about their wedding! I am very close with Jennifer (manager for Hycroft) as well as their vendors after the Stylized Shoot that got featured on Wedluxe. So I am really looking forward to their wedding! Brian specifically told me he knows how it is to be a wedding photographer and he wants to make their photographer’s life as easy as possible. I am sorry Mandy that I didn’t get to know you as much I wish I could! But Mandy and Miya got along quite well with each other after the shoot as they realized they know a lot of the same people! Brian would call Mandy “Meow meow” and I would call Miya “Nyannyan” which basically means the same thing except that it’s Japanese way of saying meow meow.
Meanwhile, I usually don’t post pictures of us…but I just had to this time! Throughout the shoot Miya was more interested in the Hello Kitty balloon more than anything else, and she was several times happier than average I would say! Usually she concentrates too much on photography and talk very little and too serious, but she was smiling so much that day haha!
So i decided to join the photo session at some point of time as well