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Bridal Photo

Judy and I have planned this Asian Bridal Photo shoots for long. Finally we made it! Judy is the organizer for whole thing, from scheduling, picking up accessories to makeup. Judy, thanks so much for everything you did! You are wonderful. The shoot starts with the hair style and make up in my studio, since […]

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March 14, 2011 - 3:15 pm

艾西 - Great shots! 我太喜欢你对于色彩的把握了,照片看上去真是身临其境!

March 14, 2011 - 4:28 pm

Breeze - Again, these are beautiful!
Sometimes I wish you could disappoint me just once.;)

March 14, 2011 - 4:36 pm

Jin - These pictures look fantastic!!!

March 14, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Judy - JJ, these are beautiful! Love them!

March 14, 2011 - 5:27 pm

Mark - Beautiful photos! The bride is cute!

March 14, 2011 - 5:43 pm

AC - Poetry! I can smell the Spring in the air!
I love these beautiful pictures as always…:)

March 14, 2011 - 8:38 pm

piaopiao09 - haha, 还是你最会说话,if you need someone to disappoint you, then next time ask me to shoot a picture of you!

March 15, 2011 - 11:14 am

Zhazha - Love the bright vivid color! the smell of srping

March 15, 2011 - 1:12 pm

shaoyen - JJ, I have seen Judy’s name everywhere in your blog. Finally I see her today, happy! I love all the fantastic makeup she did. Can you please pass the compliments so probably she will consider to give me a free lesson on doing makeup 🙂

March 15, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Hess - Wow, lovely bride with forsythia! Beautiful!! I wish I could be there:)

March 15, 2011 - 9:10 pm

Cathy - I love all the girls in your pics:) I love the color and emotion you bring to us as well!

March 17, 2011 - 4:15 pm

jhzh2005 - I saw Judy’s name everywhere in the blog too.
JJ, maybe you should shoot a 正冠照 for her and put here haha…
These pictures are beautiful…

March 18, 2011 - 9:09 am

zoun - Really love those pictures, would like to see the picture of the photographer.

March 18, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Zhazha - What a wish! good luck.

March 22, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Rita Chung - Beauty & Nature! Great concept! The models present a very happy mood…which were very natural! The exchanging of models in different characters…perfect for shooting! Great posting and portfolio! Then, comes the still shorts…the best! Great eyes…! The best memories of the hair and makeup is a definite keeper for any wedding albums! You’re the best!

Seriously, when I do find that prospect and having any possibility of a chance in wearing a wedding gown, you’ll be my shooter, I mean photographer!!! You go JJ!

Best of luck with all your wedding & fashion shootings!

April 13, 2011 - 1:50 pm

karen - Love the shooting! So fresh, natural and real! Just like JJ’s style.

Like the bright color, ray of sunshine, right capture of models’ natural facial expression and body gesture. Couldn’t love it more!

Expecting to see more and more to come! (But don’t get exhausted! :))

Engagement | Mike & Danae

It’s a great pleasure to shoot lovely couple Mike and Danae in a wonderful Saturday afternoon. We were surrounded by trees, bridge, grass and blue sky. They both look so happy and so much in loved. My camera loves them for sure. Great thanks to Judy for a awesome make up, Danae loves it. Mike […]

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March 12, 2011 - 10:23 pm

Mike - Thank you so much, we love these photos. What a great surprise to go on this shoot today! We had a lot of fun.

March 14, 2011 - 3:27 pm

Eleanor - What a lovely couple! These pictures are so delightful, I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures coming this summer!

March 14, 2011 - 4:22 pm

Breeze - Very nice pictures! I’m impressed as always.:)

March 14, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Jim - This is gorgeous!!! I like the way you present the elegance of daily life. Looking forward to see your wedding shoots!

March 14, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Feng - Love is in the air! JJ you did an awesome job of capturing the emotion of the engaged couple in the beautiful settings. Like the pictures a lot. Congratulations to Mike & Danae! Cannot wait to see the wedding pictures!

March 14, 2011 - 8:18 pm

Mark - Congratulations to the happy couple! Beautiful image, beautiful setting and beautiful day!

March 14, 2011 - 8:41 pm

piaopiao09 - Nice pictures, lovely couples!

So what is MUA standing for?

March 14, 2011 - 8:46 pm

AC - Sweet couple! Cannot wait to see more beautiful pictures!

March 14, 2011 - 8:56 pm

jazzcat09 - Piao: MUA stands for make up artist. 🙂

March 15, 2011 - 11:19 am

Zhazha - Like the first foto most, lovely blend and blance of nature, objects and ppl

March 15, 2011 - 12:49 pm

shaoyen - I found this lovely poem on the internet to match the story about Mike and Danae which JJ trying telling us, don’t you agree JJ delievers the message successfully!

I love the way you look at me,
Your eyes so bright and blue.
I love the way you kiss me,
Your lips so soft and smooth.

I love the way you make me so happy,
And the ways you show you care.
I love the way you say, “I Love You,”
And the way you’re always there.

I love the way you touch me,
Always sending chills down my spine.
I love that you are with me,
And glad that you are mine.
(a poem by Crystal Jansen)

Good job, JJ! waiting to see more beautiful love stories in your future wedding shoots.

March 15, 2011 - 12:53 pm

shaoyen - Thanks Piao and jazzcat, I have been wondering the same thing for a while but never got chance to find the answer.

March 15, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Hess - Nice poem, beautiful shoots! Love is not more to wait.
Waiting for more JJ’s beautiful wedding captures!

March 15, 2011 - 8:59 pm

Cathy - When I look at these beautiful photos all I see is sweet love. Nice capture!

June 12, 2011 - 10:03 pm

Dima Ivaȵov - great pictures!


兔年的大年三十, 温暖如春, 加州仿佛已经过了冬天. 一家人喜滋滋吃了年夜饭. 希望这个2011年的兔年健康顺心. 也祝福身边的朋友!

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February 11, 2011 - 11:10 pm

MissLK - Happy New Year of the Golden Rabbit!!!

February 19, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Sue - 這年菜看起來好吃好看又健康,有两道鱼呢!

February 21, 2011 - 2:26 pm

jazzcat09 - MissLK and Sue: Happy Ne year to you too! Cheers!

March 18, 2011 - 9:11 am

zoun - 啧啧啧啧… 一地的哈拉兹…

圣诞夜 Christmas Eve

第一次在圣诞夜和朋友聚会, 做为厨师, 自然很有成就感, 尤其看到桌上的菜都吃完了. Rita, Karen, Feng, thanks for coming over, it’s one of the best Christmas I had.  

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January 4, 2011 - 5:29 pm

Feng - I had a very good time JJ! Loved the food, Rita’s singing, and the atmosphere of your home… Happy New Year to you and your family!

February 8, 2011 - 10:27 am

jazzcat09 - I had great time too! thanks Feng…let’s get together soon!


两周前开拍的一组, 先从泰国妹妹说起, 这个泰国妹妹Rachanee自己有个新娘化妆发型店, 生意还不错. 一直想找个摄影师和她合作, 然后找到了我. 我们第一次见面, 我完全没有想到她也和我见过的模特一样, 高和瘦. 这个泰国妹妹工作起来很认真, 从前通常在开拍都是我call meeting, 这次不一样, 她样样事情都很操心. 定下来拍的这组照片, 是为了明年的Bridal Events, 这算是系列一. 模特选了一阵子, 最后选到phebe. 这个专业模特为很多服装牌子做过广告, 最少说话最沉默最slim的一个. 开拍的那天是周三, 没有assistant, 这些设备从停车的地方运到我们拍的地点, 差不多就是我两天的运动量了. 因为是大白天下午2点, 光线是最直最刺的那刻, 好在火车的高可以挡住最直接的光线, 然后用灯和自然光打出想要的效果.

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林子题材的照片终于开拍了, 所谓的300小时的准备就为了拍的那一个小时, 一点也不假. 最先的inspiration来自GA的香水广告, 被深绿色的林子的幽静吸引. 8月份Vogue Magazine Steve M大师拍的一组皮毛质地的衣服也是以林子为背景, 那是清晨起雾的背景, 清冷的环境下, 暖和的秋冬的衣服, 一切都很呼应. 拍林子最大的挑战是灯光, 如果完全用自然灯, 光线不够不说, 而且没有层次. 拍前在实地experience后, 最后自己摸到了感觉. 这组照片的光线和色调自己都还比较高兴. 开拍的那天出了一点小意外, 打灯的时候的model light一直开着, 很费电, 最后powerpack的电源跟不上. 已经买好的Fog machine也没机会用. William扛着30磅的power pack拿回studio充电, 大家在实地等, 一直快到天黑, 最后还是没成. 晚上庆祝, 庆祝大家合作的开心, 也庆祝意外和错误. 特别感谢Judy, 唯一的一次MUA从头到尾都陪着我们. Model: Maddie MUA: Judy Peng Photography: Me Assistant: William Style/Cloth: Me

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可能从记事起就渴望有一个自己的房间, 一个属于自己的空间. 现在自然更是如次, 简单布置的这个房间, 不大不小, 书桌正好大到可以放下我的两个电脑, 可以摊开我喜欢的杂志, 如果要放上一个茶具也行. 沙发也是不可缺的, 累的时候可以休息一下,闭目养神5分钟也是对眼睛最好的保护. 终于如愿, 把 27inch iMac搬进自己的空间. 在这个屋子里, 我可以放松, 思想上的放松; 也可以空想, 创造性的空想. 我是自由的精灵, 哪怕只是几秒钟, 几个小时, 在自己的房间里.

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August 16, 2010 - 6:49 am

MissLK - ㄧ個完全屬於自己的空間, 是靈感的sanctuary!

A good one with Maddie

Last weekend, I worked with Maddie and Audray(MUA) for one day studio shoot. It was fun, but having an almost serious accident, one of my monolights fell down when I took off the sand bag. very fortunately it’s still functional! The beauty shoots in studio could be very challenging. The lighting I created is all […]

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沙漠旅人–Desert Theme Photo Shoot

5月份开始计划这个拍摄, 一直没有看到合适的模特.直到碰到Maddie, 第一眼看到Maddie的时候, 我就知道她就是我脑子的那个人. 一定是缘分, 我和Maddie有着很相近的审美眼光. 第一次和她合作, 我没有选择拍 “沙漠旅人”这个主题, 因为我想先和她磨合一下, 看看镜头下的感觉. Maddie从18岁开始做模特, 快2年了, 拍她很顺利, 沟通起来很轻松. 沙漠旅人里, 没有高跟鞋, 没有浓重的化妆, 最粗糙的环境, 沙,土, 植物的自然背景,最让人不能抵抗的人的魅力,冒险的, 性感的, 野性的. 和Maddie讲了这个主题后, 她就去翻看类似的图片, 找感觉. 我的任务是准备衣服, 首饰等等. 想来想去, 人还是跳不出自己的框子, 我最喜欢白色, 自己的衣柜里最多的是白色, 这次还是选了白的, 亚麻的面料. 首饰是有那么点非洲特色的, 带着golden的金属色. 拍摄的那天, 我把衣服拿给Maddie的时候, 她给了我一个拥抱, 和我说:” 这就是她想象的, 太感谢了”. Maddie是个漂亮的衣架子, 穿十么都好看. 拍的那天, 我们3个人, 背了常人不能想象的多的东西, 两个脚架, 一个灯, 相机,三个镜头, 膨大的吹发器(其实后面完全没用到),当光板,测光器,手电,衣服两包,首饰围巾一包, 半箱水,食物一包,行走了2miles,到了开阔的类似沙漠风格的空旷地. 拍了不到30分钟, 开始起风,一下子冷了下来, 我让Maddie批着毯子小跑,热下来后, […]

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July 7, 2010 - 10:42 pm

MissLK - Nice job, JJ!

這輯沙漠拍的很有質感, 我喜歡Maddie背光赤足站在沙丘的那張… 優雅的蒼涼的.

July 8, 2010 - 11:01 am

jazzcat09 - 谢谢点评,这次也是自己觉得拍的比较有感觉的一次。

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