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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wedding | Monica & Ben | San Francisco, CA | March 24, 2012

When the first time I met Monica and Ben at Peets Coffee last summer, it was quite well, and I’ve been having a good feeling about their wedding photos since that time. Some time in the fall, they showed me around Terra Gallery where would be holding their wedding ceremony. It is a spacious contemporary, […]

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March 30, 2012 - 3:42 pm

ritachung - Amazing and dazzling! Lovely pictures…and each time I wanted to see more…ha! And from the video and fabulous music background, it’s like a story telling video! And without hesitation or second thoughts, another great job done! I just wish I have more weddings to refer you to…you take such wonderful and sweet pictures that capture all the love shared and feelings and happiness from within…! Beautiful! Awesome with great memories shared! Thank you for sharing this!

March 31, 2012 - 9:42 am

sake09 - 这组照片跟上一组比,有中年人的雍容厚重感,色彩和气氛的营造都很大气,和前组的亮丽年轻很不同。婚礼照片切忌千人一面,JJ做的很好。另外赞一下新郎,真像巍子。

March 31, 2012 - 9:46 am

sake09 - 这组和前面年轻亮丽的一组比,有中年人的雍容端庄感,很深远浑厚,喜欢!婚礼照切忌千人一面,JJ做得很好。另外赞一下新郎,长得真像巍子。

March 31, 2012 - 10:30 am

jazzcat09 - 小酒眼睛真锐, 说到我心里去了. 因为他们两个人的特点, 我选的地方希望是适合他们的. 新娘是哈佛毕业的, 聪明爽直. 谢谢小酒的点评!

March 31, 2012 - 10:32 am

jazzcat09 - thanks for all your supports! dear

April 9, 2012 - 5:23 am

ritachung - Another job more then well done…what happy moments captured! Every week all these lovely couples uniting brings more happiness to this world and made mark by you! Lucky couples and not only their unions but also having you to help record them for great memories to share!!!

Lightings are excellent as always, then the locations of the shots really makes it al so perfect! Greatest performance! The happy children expressions are so well seized really express joy that was shared!

I look forward to the next post of another happy couple!! It’s addictive!!

Best of luck with tons more happy couples to be shot by you!!! You go JJ!

April 9, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Maggie - Love your new blog!

April 9, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Cindy - Nice website! Looking forward to more achievements and beautiful moments that will captured by you.

May 18, 2012 - 3:33 am

Annie - Beautiful ! Your pictures is also a story teller. Every shot has a soul in it and truly captured the moment. You have a real talent with Children! Excellent job well done!

Wedding | Jessica & Robert | Palo Alto, CA | March 17, 2012

One week before the wedding day, the forecast came out and predicted a cold rainy day, which was freaking flew Jessica (the bride) off her rocker. She was very stressed out. To help calm her nerves, I told her my “game plan”, the strategy set for the rainy weather, as well as scouting the locations […]

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March 22, 2012 - 8:16 pm

Xiaoyan - What a beautiful couple! How amazing the lighting! JJ, it’s just getting better and better! Cheers!

March 22, 2012 - 10:14 pm

pkt - Wow, such a masterpiece. The composition and lighting are both amazing. Wonderful couple, spectacular pictures!

March 22, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Cindy - WOW~ The pictures are FANTASTIC! A lot beautiful details, and every single moment is so vivid, in which are taken by the talented eyes when it comes to choosing the right angles, lights and capturing moments others might not have noticed. Life’s most sentimental and exciting time is reflecting here in these perfect shots.

March 22, 2012 - 10:21 pm

ritachung - Sweet wonderful moments captured on this joyful union by you JJ! As always, all the natural and unpretentious expressions totally shows all the intimacy and happiness from within. Just from the viewing of all these beautiful pictures, the excellent photography truly seized the inner feelings. I must say that there are a few of these pictures projected a classic China Beauty. With the unpredictable weather, you’ve created miracle shots together with great lightings! Excellent job as usual! Congrats not only to the new couple but mostly a job well done!!! I shall look forward to having my happy moments to be captured by you!!! Thank you for sharing this!!

March 22, 2012 - 11:49 pm

alder - Very impressed! This is just fantastic. I have to say you two
are so lucky to have found such a great photographer to
capture this once-in-a-life-time moment. What an incredible job!
The couple look so happy and the bride is so gorgeous. Great photos
and beautiful wedding! A picture is worth a thousand words!

March 23, 2012 - 10:50 am

ntnke - Fabulous! Beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures. Look at those shots of whether subtle, funny, or touching moments. They really brought us the innermost feelings of the brides, her family and friends, and we can easily share their happiness through the photographer’s eyes! Great congratulations on the happy new-weds! Great Job of the photographer!

March 23, 2012 - 11:03 am

Feng - JJ they are beautiful wedding photos! The photographer captured all the elements of a wedding – excitement, joy, tear (of happiness), fun. Love the one of best men jumping. Congratulations on the newly-wed!

March 23, 2012 - 11:04 am

ZhaZha - This set of wedding picutres was completed with elegance, fun and sweetness. A variety of motions and feelings were captured by the camara. We see a modern while traditional oriental family overwhelmed by the happienss of the unite of this couple. I love the black and white pictures with family most, especially the one with granny. Nice work.

March 23, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Jessica - Thank you so much, JJ! Thanks for the compliments in the comments 🙂
The moments you caught are really touching! Even right now, when I see these pictures, I still can feel my heart beating fast and tears.
All of the pictures are full of tears of joy and smile of happiness; those with my husband reflect the first beautiful scene of becoming a wife; those with my mom and my bridesmaids show my excited mood when I was still single
Also my husband, Robert’s joy, hyper, humor are grabbed perfectly; the one with all the groomsmen is really funny, different face, different look!
We will cherish these precious moments forever!
Thank you Rachanee for the beautiful make-up and Qiqi, my good friend, for the great re-touch 🙂

March 23, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Julia - JJ is Phenomenal and these pictures are Amazing!!! She provided quality photos that truly captured the essence of the wedding…. After looking at all the photos she has ever taken, I can say she is consistently professional, reliable, and personable. I asked JJ to take me some pictures (not for wedding) at the beginning of this year. After meeting her, I knew she had the personality i was looking for. Not only was she incredibly nice and easygoing, but she knew *exactly* what she was doing – something you just can’t be sure about with other photographers. Under her design, you’re guaranteed someone who knows how to capture perfect images and knows how to make you look good. That’s priceless, and it’s well worth the money –
I couldn’t be happier. If you’re looking for the best photographer for your wedding, and want to make you look good, JJ is the one.

March 23, 2012 - 3:21 pm

D - Very impressive! Happy moments to last forever…

March 23, 2012 - 3:48 pm

pauline - Use my co-workers word “its really stunning”. You are getting better and better now, JJ. I really “jealous” the people who hired your doing their Wedding. it’s so so pretty!!!

March 23, 2012 - 5:07 pm

SuSu - Simply Amazing! You really captured the essence of all those special moments with your professional and talented artistic sense. The pictures are so… GORGEOUS and the couple look very BEAUTIFUL. I’m so proud of you, JJ. ^.^

March 25, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Hocc - The photos are so beautiful! I love the bride’s smile, JJ, you caught it so precisely! Also, the color tune is very nice, very classic and warm, very suitable for a wedding. I also like the photo for the kids! 🙂

Thanks for sharing JJ!

March 26, 2012 - 12:01 pm

karen - I love each and every picture! First three are my favorites! The light was so gentle, romantic and beautiful coming out of JJ’s shooting, touching the hearts and making the pictures perfect…then the details of these photos are totally fine arts…these pictures are more than professional! So well done, JJ!

March 27, 2012 - 5:38 pm

sake09 - 浪漫,温馨,亲情,精致。阴天变成暗色的背景,更凸显被拍摄对象的精彩,这是化不利因素为有利的生动例子。顺便说一句,新人太~~~有夫妻相了!

March 27, 2012 - 9:53 pm

zz - The first one is a master piece! I really like this set of photos. Cloudy weather helped a lot, 🙂

I still remember few years ago JJ began to learn photographing. From the every beginning she devoted herself to this area so much and her enthusiasm never declined. At that time I told her keep doing this she would be a good photographer sooner or later. I mean at least as good as a professional, if not better. With these photos I will say all this came true…

Really proud of you!

Story — 在雨中 (外景写真)

Finally We made this shoot in the rain, my lovely Rita looks stunning! Photography: Me Model: Rita

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March 20, 2012 - 2:09 am

ritachung - Well it’s so natural and lovely without my face…ha! It’s such a romantic shot! It is a beautiful shot and everything just perfect… Do you think we should send this to DKNY for a fab ad?! So nice…super thanks!

March 20, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Feng - Beautiful shot! Love it…The subtle drizzling and the atmosphere!

March 21, 2012 - 9:04 pm

jazzcat09 - sweetie, you look even better with your face! ah…buy me this umbrella as birthday gift.

March 21, 2012 - 9:06 pm

jazzcat09 - Thanks, Feng! Raining day does bring special atmosphere. Hugs

March 22, 2012 - 8:07 pm

Xiaoyan - Wow, like a movie scene, an elegant lady with royal beauty!

May 4, 2012 - 3:17 am

Jacqui - 雨中的情调 加上悠美的线条 迷人!

Personal Work: Hunting For Lights (2)

It was 5:00pm in the afternoon with warm lights. Every morning when I woke up, I tell myself I am going to make a good picture which can satisfy myself. 下午室内的光线,光圈开到1.2,85mm的锐度的确很棒!

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March 11, 2012 - 9:25 pm

cindy - love these pic, look warm n very sharp. Leo seems serious or too into reading, so cute~

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