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lian + mark: married!

you can’t run from love.

take it away newlyweds!

lian + mark’s absolutely epic celebration marked the end of another year of fantastic weddings and surpassed all my expectations as the perfect grande finale for 2009!  fabulous and exciting, the day was filled with so much love + energy for this incredible couple. guests from around the world honored the union of lian + mark filled with great anticipation and elation.

the day was a fabulous mix of chinese, filipino, and catholic traditions, as well as modern twists that made it perfectly unique! lian is my first bride to ever have FOUR pairs of shoes on her wedding day – one pair for her wedding gown, gold flats for her red + gold chinese gown, black chuck taylors to match mark + the bridal party at the reception, and sassy red cowboy boots to represent her texas roots – yee haw! in fact, the entire day was full of fun details, like lian’s redskins garter and mark’s turntable grooms cake (he’s an awesome DJ!) and of course the entire casino-themed reception!

from the gorgeous catholic mass to the intriguing chinese tea ceremony to the wild filipino money dance and the dance floor/photobooth antics – it was truly an epic wedding. i was so thrilled to have the one and only jessi ringer shooting with me and we had the time of our lives documenting it all! lian + mark rocked our world and totally sent 2009 out with a bang!

looking back on the day, there were so many amazing moments and so much happened that it felt like a whirlwind of happiness, and i still feel like i am reeling from the experience. as always, it was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful celebration and i feel so lucky to have gained two amazing new friends in lian + mark. they are both crazy fun, have huge hearts, and make an outstanding couple. i absolutely love them and couldn’t be happier or more excited for their life together!

CONGRATS to lian + mark and CHEERS to 2009!

*enjoy* this BIGGEST blog post ever with 80 fabulous images – WOOHOO!

*crazy amounts of fun were had by all in the photo booth-o-rama!*

me, ringer + renee with the newlyweds!

HUGE thanks to the ever-amazing chantal rotondo of cherry blossom events for her superb wedding coordination skills!

lian + chantal!

*ridiculous* props to my fave ninja cohort + amazing amiga jessi ringer who trekked up from TN to shoot with me!

ninja photogs in disguise.


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you can’t run from love.

grand finale: 2009 wedding season!

lian + mark: married! chinatown – washington, dc.

last night i photographed lian + mark’s absolutely epic celebration in dc’s chinatown! from the gorgeous catholic mass to the intriguing chinese tea ceremony to the wild filipino money dance and the photo booth antics – it was amazing! one of the guest’s summed it up perfectly when he offered a hearty congrats to the newlyweds and declared “you guys know how throw a party!” it was the perfect finale to an outstanding year of love + excitement – more photos to come soon!


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jennifer tress: headshots!

hello chinatown!


jennifer tress is fabulous.

and while there are many other words that describe jen – funny, sassy, talented, expressive, gorgeous, smart – the first word that comes to mind is always fabulous. i was so thrilled when she asked me to do a session for her to commemorate the work of her first book. she forwarded me the first few chapters and i *love* it – funny, poignant memoirs that made me laugh out loud and totally fall in love with her. as a result, our session was nothing short of absolutely fabulous and incredibly fun. we hit the streets of chinatown for a spontaneous lifestyle-type headshot session and got the most amazing images! and since jen is *fabulous* the shots are so fun, so full of her expressive personality, and even include a few strangers who wanted some camera time with this soon to be *very famous* author. stay tuned for info on her forthcoming collection of short stories! enjoy!














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snow falling on the district.

a snow day in chinatown.


the district succumbed to stillness today under a few inches of snowfall. chinatown – or “times square” as we lovingly refer to it – was quieter than i’ve ever seen it this afternoon. honestly, it was surreal, and kind of nice. hello snowy march!








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