Linda + Hiep : Engagement Session : Peohe’s

They met over 6 years ago, he saw her and knew he had to swoon her with his charm, his patience, and with food. Yup, he brought her lunch almost everyday. My kinda guy. I am definitely impressed. She was not. Not just yet.

… Til one day, he disappeared. He just stopped showing up. And the lunch treats… no more. This made her realize what she was missing, how much his friendship meant to her, how much she really did care for him, plus who was gonna feed her?

But it was all part of his plan…

A year after their first encounter, they had their official date at Peohe’s. And today, I was lucky enough to be part of their lunch date.









Okay, now kiss… or you can skip?? I was sitting quite a bit away giving them instructions while I was photographing them. I thought what a perfect moment for them to lean in and kiss. I yelled out, “Kiss!” but instead I got the 2 of them to skip. Now how else would I have captured this?

Did I mention how much fun they were to shoot, Hiep would not stop giggling. Sorry Hiep, I hope I did not take your man card away.

He’s blowing her kisses.



Mmmmm.. YUM! Thanks for feeding me.

He is trying to convince me that this is his natural smile. ?????

I enjoyed you two. Thank you.
Skip. Kiss. Love.

Family & Friends: Please feel free to copy and paste these images to share on your online album, myspace, and/or facebook.

 

Stephanie Torres & Nick Detorres : Engagement Session : Little Italy

Over 12 years ago, Stephanie and I worked at Robinsons May in the shoe department. Yes, I said shoe department. I was THE top seller of women’s shoes and Stephanie was my sidekick (seasonal ringer). I was the female version of Al Bundy but in a dress and nylons. And yes, I said Robinsons May. I miss that store. Okay back to Stephanie, she moved to San Francisco and we did not reconnect til we bumped into each other at a wedding I was photographing, Quyen and Adam’s wedding 2 years ago. She said to me: Sina, when I get married, I want you to photograph my wedding.

2 years later, we are getting married. I mean, she is getting married and I get to capture it. YAY!

Nick, it was so nice meeting you. You are quite a gentleman and I can see why the two of you fell in love. I had such a good time. You jumped right in while Stephanie, a bit on the shy side, tried to jump out but you wouldn’t let her go. In fact, I think throughout the film, you two would not stop giggling or looking at each other. Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree? Singing…singing!

Here is more than just one.



A classic Stephanie expression.



A perfect sign for a perfect wedding.


And of course, you have to end a blog with another classic Stephanie expression.

Oh yes, and chocolate. Delicious chocolate from EXTRAordinary Desserts

Ashlee + Sean : Engagement Session : Old Town San Diego

Prior to the shoot, Ashlee was so nervous about being in front of the camera. Nervous because she dislikes having her picture taken. Fidgety, nervous, but stunningly beautiful Ashlee. Less than halfway through the shoot, both Sean and Ashlee were posing like they were on a cover of a fashion magazine but the best shots captured were taken during their moments of silliness and the comfort of being themselves and with each other.

You did it and you both are PROs!  And you two are great together, I like that you two only want the best for one another.  No argument there Sean.  =0)

Here are my picks from your shoot. Enjoy!






I had to,  you two look cute.

Joy + Caesar {E-Session}

This was an exciting shoot for all of us. When I first met these two, they were talking to me about their common interests including their love for music, one of the reasons they fell in love. He plays piano and she sings. It is really sweet and could not be more perfect. I could not help but smile when I saw them walk in, congrats you two. Congrats. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I would like to write more but these images says it all. It really does.  Here is your sneak peek, I can’t wait to show you the rest.



Special thanks to:
The Shout House
Tom Bagley – such an extremely talented and sweet guy. I don’t know if I can thank you enough.
Scott N – I am always grateful for you.
and of course Joy and Caesar – for your patience and for making me laugh that a snort made its way out!

This all came together perfectly because of you. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Enjoy their engagement montage here, it is the cutest thing.

Monica + Steve {Engagement Session}

Time flew by so fast. I just wanted to walk, sit, eat yogurt and talk wedding with you. It felt too easy chatting about your upcoming wedding plans, your goals and all of what we both want in life. Oh wait, we’re not getting married are we?

So easily distracted, I think we just ended up confusing each other during the paperwork process. Ha. Love it!

I think I know why Tine said .. Monica & Chandler from friends??  Shhh…. don’t tell her I told you she screwed up on the name (wait, now its on blog).  Well I did too, I guess that makes the two of us.  A day we won’t forget, I like the little things.

Here is a sneak peek of your E-Session and {Your Moment with Me} video.  Oh and by the way, I think we are both in love with colors.. I don’t know, what do you think?

Speaking of colors for anyone who does not know what to wear for their E-Shoot, Check out webspace.com called Have the Perfect Shoot for some ideas. Do not be afraid of colors cause it really is the new black.

Location:  Beautiful Little Italy

So I was laughing a bit here.  Monica is totally enjoying herself here.  Oh and Steve… you should really see the other photos…

I love shoes, what woman doesn’t love shoes?  ….She’s lying, check the trunk of her vehicle.  Its there.

The rest will be online for viewing by the end of this week.  Thanks and thank you.