Hong Kong Wedding of Cristal and David at Island Shangri-La

I've always believed that the the most important part of a great wedding are the guests. Even as the center of attention on the wedding day, the bride and groom can still be themselves if they are surrounded by their closest people. Cristal and David had their friends and family that they grew up with in Discovery Bay in attendance for their autumn wedding at the Island Shangri-La. As a photographer, I love weddings like this because something magical happens when everyone you love in your life come together - the stories shared are authentic, speeches are told from the heart and emotions rise to the surface. 

 

Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bridesmaid helping bride with wedding gown
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography early morning prep bride getting hair done
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride and bridesmaids getting ready laughing together
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride smiling happily
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography mother of bride tears of joy looking at bride
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography morning prep bride flowers and flower girl smiling
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride shoes wedding dress patterns
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography groom and bride getting ready in morning
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography groomsmen putting flower on groom morning prep
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography groom and groomsmen toasting before day begins
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography groom and groomsmen relaxing before day begins
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride groom marching in overhead view
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride and groom exchanging vows groom laughing happily
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride and groom exchanging rings
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride groom marching off newly wed
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography groom and groomsmen portrait session
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride and bridesmaids portrait session
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride and groom portrait session outdoor holding hands smiling
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride and groom portrait session outdoor holding hands
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography guest group shot overhead
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography dinner banquet bride groom laughing at speech
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography groom feeding bride cake after cake cutting ceremony
Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Atrium Library wedding day photography bride groom together with cake newly wed

Atlanta Wedding of Serena and Blake at Piedmont Park

I met Serena and Blake for the first time for their engagement session in Hong Kong, nine months before their wedding day. We had a great shoot and I was floored when they invited me to photograph their wedding in Atlanta, Georgia. It was my first time visiting ATL, and I was greeted at the airport by the busy bride-to-be herself. Her southern hospitality set the tone for the entire weekend - from the rehearsal dinner to the reception - it had the joy and jubilation of homecoming and the warmth and intimacy of a small family reunion. Its a vibe that hard to describe but its the type of stuff I miss living away from home.

Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography invites white rabbit candy
Atlanta wedding W Atlanta Hotel big day photography bridesmaid getting ready in morning drinking champagne
Atlanta wedding W Atlanta Hotel big day photography puppy ringbearer with bride in gown
Atlanta wedding W Atlanta Hotel big day photography bride and bridesmaid hugging
Atlanta wedding W Atlanta Hotel big day photography flower girl playing with puppy
Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography flower boy getting attention
Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography bride and bridesmaids laughing together during morning prep
Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography groom and groomsmen waiting for bride march in
Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography bridesmaid during ceremony
Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography wedding ceremony bride groom exchange vows
Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography bride groom holding hands exchanging rings
Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography bride and groom march out happily
Atlanta wedding W Atlanta Hotel big day photography bride and bridesmaids portrait session
Atlanta wedding Kairos Church big day photography groom and groomsmen portrait session
Atlanta wedding Piedmont Park big day portrait session photography bride and groom together
Atlanta wedding Piedmont Park big day photography bride and groom portrait session in park afternoon
Atlanta wedding Piedmont Park big day photography bride and groom portrait session couple walking together holding hands
Atlanta wedding Piedmont Park bride groom portrait session photography high fiving each other
Atlanta wedding the Greystone Piedmont Park big day photography bride and groom wedding party portrait session everyone cheering
Atlanta wedding the Greystone Piedmont Park big day photography evening reception dance floor guests mingling
Atlanta wedding the Greystone Piedmont Park big day photography bride groom first dance kissing each other
Atlanta wedding the Greystone Piedmont Park brid  and groom kissing outside portrait session photography

NYC Wedding of Rina and Elliot at Gary’s Loft

My heart has a soft spot for New York City - its rustic and modern, its gritty yet romantic. Its where I grew up and where I met my wife. Needless to say, I love photographing here, and one of my favorite NYC gigs was photographing the wedding of two native NYers - Rina and Elliot. Venues included prep at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, first look at Central Park and more portraits at Grand Central Terminal. Ceremony on the rooftop of Gary’s Loft. Makeup by the talented Jina of JAC Beauty.

NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography morning getting ready groom and groomsmen arriving to pick up bride
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography groom cufflinks stuffed animal
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography groomsmen getting ready bowtie
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography groom and groomsmen in new york subway laughing together
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography bridesmaids getting ready bride wedding day shoes
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography bride getting hair makeup done
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography bridesmaids helping bride with wedding gown
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography bride putting on wedding gown and wedding shoes with bridesmaids
New York City Central Park wedding day photography portrait session bride groom holding hands together
New York City Central Park wedding day photography bridal party outdoor portrait session laughing together
New York City Central Park wedding day photography portrait session bride holding bouquet of flower
New York City Grand Central Station wedding day photography groom and bride portrait session kissing together against wall
New York City Grand Central Station wedding day photography bride and groom kissing while holding hands
New York City Grand Central Station wedding day photography bride groom portrait session kissing
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography bride portrait session smiling with flowers
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography bride groom riding car to venue smiling together
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography venue rooftop outdoor ceremony Empire State Building
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography ceremony groom and groomsmen waiting for bride entrance
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography ceremony bride and father of bride marching in
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography ceremony flowers held by bridesmaids
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography outdoor rooftop ceremony Empire State Building background
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography rooftop outdoor ceremony ring exchange between bride and groom
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography outdoor rooftop ceremony bride and groom first kiss after vows
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography outdoor rooftop wedding sunset golden hour
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography decorations beer bottles from bride and groom
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography wedding details table tops souveniers gifts for guests
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography after ceremony reception cocktail
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening dancing groom and mother bride and father first dance
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening bride and father dancing laughing together
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening party bride and groom first dance laughing together
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography bride and groom first dance doing spins
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening party bride and groom playing games with guests laughing together
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography bride and groom toasting to guests on the dance floor
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening portrait session bride groom kissing on rooftop outdoor