Christina & Dong were filled with love while posing for their Engagement Session at San Juan Capistrano taken by Karen French.


Oanh and Eddie love to party, and so do their friends! The reception took place at the Huntington Beach Hyatt, where a professional rap dance company performed to get the evening started. A KROQ DJ then took over and played great music throughout the night. The 10-course Vietnamese dinner included lobster, duck and shark fin soup. Did I mention Oanh, Eddie and their friends like to eat, too? The ceremony was more low key and took place at a Buddhist temple with a monk officiating. Oahn wore a traditional ao dai tunic. After the morning ceremony, the couple and wedding party headed over to the Hyatt where Oahn changed into Western apparel for the evening reception. I love my job and one of the best things about it is taking part in cultural weddings.

Hunting Beach Hyatt/
Regent West Restaurant/

Peter’s family does mariachi music competitively and Tara is very involved and competes in traditional Mexican dance. So, we had fun incorporated these very important things to them in their engagement session. The San Juan Capistrano Mission was the perfect setting. We’ve done photoshop effects to help emphasize the beautiful detail of the clothing.

Vivian and Bogdan’s wedding was held at the St.Regis Monarch Bay in Orange County. The ceremony took place on the Botanical Lawn and the reception at Club 19. This venue offers a great variety of backdrops for photos. The two staircases, one curved and one linear, have several angles that work well in pictures. Vivian is of Korean decent, so after dinner she and Bogdan changed into traditional Korean Hanbok attire. The Hanbok, which is worn for formal events, is characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines. Venue: St.Regis Monarch Bay /

Coordinator: Lisa Simpson /
Florist: Enchanted Florist /
Cake: It’s All About the Cake /http://
Bridal Shop: The White Dress/http://

Black and white works excellent with locations that have architecture. At Hummingbird Ranch we had a combination of garden settings but also areas that had architectural elements. The printing process is very important with black and white, detail should be kept in the highlights and shadow areas. It takes someone very skilled in photoshop to do black and white correctly, but when it’s done right it’s absolutely beautiful! We had a fun time working with Brytanie and Brian and Hummingbird Ranch was a location with many wonderful backdrops to choose from.




Yoshihiro is a professional sports and celebrity photographer. During my career, I have shot over 40 weddings of professional photographers. In addition to Yoshihiro’s wedding this year, I also photographed a paparazzo and wedding photographer’s wedding. I enjoy working with people who are in the visual arts― they are discerning and appreciate my technical and artistic talents. Another perk is that after shooting their weddings, we often become good friends!

One could not ask for a sweeter couple than Jenny and Aaron. Both have a heart of gold. Jenny’s convertible Bug was the “get away” car from Community Congregational Church in Corona del Mar. It gave us some fun photo opps. The tent wedding on the golf course at Oak Creek in Irvine was beautiful, especially as the sun set. Jenny’s two brothers did one of the funniest best man toasts I’ve ever heard.


Ceremony: Community Congregational Church /
Reception:  Oak Creek Golf  Club /

Peter plays in a mariachi band with his family and Tara is a traditional Mexican dancer. They also compete in their respective disciplines. We had fun incorporating these family customs into their engagement session, and the San Juan Capistrano Mission was the perfect backdrop. Our Photoshop effects highlight the beautiful details in their clothing.

Shannon and Dallas had a large wedding party of nine bridesmaids and eight groomsmen. Such a big group often makes things really fun, as it did at this wedding. The ceremony took place in a gorgeous garden setting at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel.  The bridesmaid wore soft pink—one of my favorites to shoot. The Trojan band also made an appearance, which made the many ‘SC alumni in attendance go wild.

Hotel: Beverly Hills Hotel /
Coordinator: Carrie Zack Events /
Florist: Square Root /
Bridal Shop: Whilshire Bridal /
Band: James Gang /