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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wedding: Lisa & Erwin, Oneonta Congregational Church, South Pasadena

It’s a very hot summer day, but an absolute blast to work despite the heat because it’s finally Lisa & Erwin’s big day!

How often do you come across a bride who forgets her wedding bands before the wedding and would still smile about it? Yep that’s Lisa.. easily one of the cheerful, caring girls who’s marrying the love of her life. It’s definitely not my average day – 300 McDonald’s nuggets, groomsmen dancing around the groom, then watch them play tennis (don’t ask), having a dozen people jump at the Pasadena City Hall, watch the bridesmaids and kids dance around like you would back in pre-school. And after countless laughs and many drops of tears of joy, congratulations Lisa and Erwin! =)

Here’s a few pictures taken that day to share:

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Big Thanks to the following vendors at the wedding who made everything go smoothly! :-)

  • The very experienced and talented Joyce Luck and her team who took care of makeup and hair
  • Jennifer Skinner @ Oneonta Congressional Church who made the ceremony go so smoothly
  • and of course, DJ Konrad with the stellar sound setup

Herman Au is a Wedding Photographer located in Los Angeles, California

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August… Wedding Season!

Boy, it’s HOT in SoCal the past couple of weeks. I’ve been a little overwhelmed lately with all the projects unwrapping in July, August, September.

  • I have a farmer’s (photographer’s) tan… and it’s getting more serious by the day
  • I bought an old Miata to reward myself and to save the earth (some gas), but the convertible driving is making my photographer’s tan even worse
  • This week marks the first time that I’ll be shooting 4 days a week
  • Helen & Alex’s album arrived along with Venetia & Steven’s and Forbeyon delivers once again, they never fail to impress! I am a proud photographer to deliver these quality albums to happy customers
  • I’ve been receiving prints from WHCC several times a week these days, and the UPS man is wondering what’s up with all the odd sized packages *grin*
  • WHCC prints are out of this world… for your reference that’s what I deliver if you order prints from the a la carte menu. Trust me, the print quality never fails to impress.
  • Totally out of context again, but I bought Wii Sports Resort and I’ve been getting e-exercise… the sword fight gave my wife a sore arm, and thanks to the Wii I’m getting some morning exercise every day to kick start the day!
  • A few weeks ago we went Segway Riding with Segwow. It’s F-U-N, and I think once of these days I’ll try to persuade my brides to do a segway engagement session! =)
  • Oh, and congratulations Lisa & Erwin, you guys are totally awesome and your wedding has been a blast to photograph! Keep an eye out for your pictures coming up very soon!

And… New blog design update should be on its way… :-)

Herman Au is a Wedding Photographer located in Los Angeles, California

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Wedding: Helen & Danny, 7/18/2009


Helen and Danny had their e-session just a few months ago, and I still remember the worried look on Helen we she picked up her canvas print. It was one of the hottest days this summer, and we had more guests showing up at the Chapel of Roses that was packed! But then again, everything went smoothly and the sweet couple had a great and happy wedding day in the end.

I have to thank you two for getting us ahead of the line to give the photo booth a try, boy it sure was a hit that day with guests lining up in front of it all night long!

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Big thanks to Helen and Danny taking great care for us the entire day, making our job easy and enjoyable! :-)

Also thanks to all the vendors who made it a very successful wedding!

Herman Au is a Wedding Photographer located in Los Angeles, California