Newborn Family Session // Los Angeles, CA

August 12, 2014

The #10 item on Regina + Yong’s review on our wedding photography services said,  “I think we might try to have a kid just so we can use them again.”

And so they did! Congratulations on your little princess!

Intimate Beach Wedding | Marina del Rey, CA {Ashley + Lauren}

August 8, 2014

Ashley and Lauren came to the Los Angeles area from Arizona, gathered up their closest family and friends, and decided to tie the knot. We were called at 12pm that afternoon and about six hours later, we documented their love.

Simple and easy going is what makes Ashley and Lauren so wonderful. Congratulations you two! Thank you for having us be a part of your intimate and special day.

ps…thank you to the wonderful Elysia from LA Wedding Woman for officiating and connecting us!

Mountain Mermaid House Wedding | Topanga Canyon, CA {Tania + Kevin}

July 7, 2014

We are really at a loss for words right now. You see the bride in this post is Tracy’s sister, Tania. After 8+ years of dating and the occasional long-distance relationship, she married her love Kevin, and finally tied the knot. Their beautiful celebration took place nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains in the quaint town of Topanga Canyon, California. The Mountain Mermaid House was so fitting for the duo especially with the venue’s laid-back, California vibe and it really reflects on the simplicity that is Tania and Kevin. Family and friends from all over the country and world came to celebrate and it was great to reunite with old friends and meet new ones in the process.

We’ll let the images do the storytelling…but we just wanted to say how honored we are to have documented a wedding so close to our hearts.

Tania shared her ideas to come up with the concept for the invitations while Tracy designed them and matched them for all the signage throughout the wedding.

A huge thank you to our associate shooter for the day, Lizzi! We really couldn’t have done it without you!

We really recommend first looks prior to the ceremony and so glad that Tania and Kevin decided to do one. Since Tracy was off matron-of-honor duties for a bit, she was able to sneak in a few shots of the first look. It was really awesome to have three points of view for this, especially since the venue has various angles to work with.

So stunning, Tania!! 

Another special note here to add. Tracy and Tania’s uncle who is priest and currently serves for the United States Army, was the one who officiated their ceremony. We appreciate him taking time off and flying in from Germany to be here with us! 

Since Kevin is from the East Coast and Tania is from the West Coast…they decided to incorporate freeway and subway signs for their table numbers. Also major props to their dad for doing the calligraphy work on the seating chart. This is probably where the artist in both sisters stem from. 

The awesome thing about Mermaid Mountain House is all the rustic decor that comes with the venue without needing to hire an entire staging company. Suitcases, books, and card house is all from our studio…However, the gorgeous birdcage belongs to the venue and we loved how Tania and Kevin incorporated wedding photos of their immediate family. (see if you can find us in it).

The signature cocktail of the evening was a calamansi mojito that Tania envisioned. After Tracy and Tania’s trial runs on the mix, Cam had to save the day to come up with the right concoction. For those who don’t know what calamansi is, it is a small lime-like fruit that is widely grown in the Philippines and in other parts in Asia.

Tracy was incredibly busy the weeks leading up to the wedding and didn’t have a chance to write her speech until the cocktail hour – hence the classy laptop. However, she ended up not reading her speech that she wrote. Instead, spoke from her heart and did a wonderful job making almost everyone cry.

Tania’s aunt and uncle who flew in from Hawaii have been married for more than 40 years shared some words of wisdom for the couple.
Auntie’s advice, “You have two choices. Do you want to be right? Or do you want to be happy?”
Uncle’s advice, “Listen to your wife.” :)
Gotta love them…they are so funny….


Tania, queen of the robot.
Ending the images with this one here. We love you guys!!!

We know most of you personally and professionally and we want to thank you. Seriously couldn’t have done this without you guys! Thank you for making my sister and brother-in-laws wedding such a huge success.

Wedding and Ceremony Venue | The Mountain Mermaid House
Day of Coordinator | Priscilla de Vera and Megan Jacobs
Floral design | Flower Blush
DJ and Emcee | Nate of NateBoogee Entertainment
Make-up and Hair Artist | Beauty in Motion Studio
Videographer | Rad Media Films
Caterer | 21 West Catering
Mini-Bundt Cakes | Nothing Bundt Cakes, West Hills
Guitarist | David Gibson
Associate Photographer | Lizzi Beduya
Photography and Photobooth | Cameron Leung Photography

 

Santa Clarita Mountains Engagement Session | Lizzi + Paul

July 3, 2014

We’ve known Lizzi for a number of years now and our relationship with her first started out at WPPI. She’s a fellow photographer and our trusted 2nd shooter. Lizzi in a nutshell is super creative, fun, and has this energy about her that makes everyone around her amped (well for us anyway!).  So when Lizzi asked us to shoot her wedding, we were honored and even more so when we knew it meant getting to know her other half, Paul a lot more. :) They are a simple couple who knows exactly what they want.

As we planned out their engagement session, they wanted something different and at a place no one has shot at. Based on this session starting at 8pm (hooray for the sunsetting later) and for some intense off-road travel up the mountains of Santa Clarita, we definitely got our mission accomplished. Stay tuned for their wedding photos next month! We can’t wait for their big day. <3


Redondo Beach Engagement Session | Redondo Beach, CA {Alicia + Oscar}

June 20, 2014

Meet Alicia and Oscar friends! Their love for sports (Go Lakers! Go Dodgers!) and the beach is what connected these two special individuals. Later this summer, they will be getting married at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes and we are more than thrilled to be there to document their celebration. Check out some of their fun images from the shoot a few weeks ago! 

The Gardens at Los Robles Greens Wedding | Thousand Oaks, CA {Patty + Warren}

June 13, 2014

Patty and Warren…two people who are just simply in love. We’ve gotten to know these two over the course of almost two years. From the first time we met at the Phong Diep Fundraiser, to Patty’s surprise proposal, to their engagement session, and to their wedding day. It’s been quite a journey and we’re just in awe of all the DIY touches Patty and Warren incorporated into their wedding day.
A few of our favorite things from this wedding were:
*The DIY Florals…the bouquets were just so unique and so crafty!
*The tree ceremony. We haven’t seen this done at a wedding at all. Patty + Warren incorporated an olive tree that they poured soil in together to plant in their future home. Such a great idea!
In all, this was such a sweet and fun day. We loved hearing their heartwarming vows to one another and left us a bit teary-eyed. Patty and Warren, stay wonderful you two…We’re in such awe of how beautiful you guys are together. Congratulations!

The awesome team that worked on Patty + Warren’s special day:
Wedding Venue + Catering | Greens at Los Robles
Floral Designs | All DIY by Patty’s Bridesmaids
Officiant | Arielle Haze from LA Wedding Woman
Make Up + Hair Artist | Beauty In Motion Studio
DJ + Emcee | Michael Press Productions
Cake | Skiff Cakes + Cheesecake Factory
Videography | RAD Media Films
Photography + Photobooth | Cameron Leung Photography