Joan + Michael | Westbury Manor Wedding

Joan and Michael's wedding took place on a warm June afternoon at Westbury Manor. The picturesque venue was chosen because it reminded Joan of her years in England - a beautiful Victorian mansion, with an equally beautiful backdrop of landscaped gardens, waterfalls, and bridges.

I think what struck me most about their big day were the small in-between moments that revealed who they are as a couple. In the midst of all of the usual wedding day hustle and bustle, they always stopped to show concern and kindness to each other, their wedding party, and even their vendors and servers - that says a LOT!

Joan and Michael, thank you so much for inviting me to capture your big day! You two are the very sort of clients I dreamed of photographing when I began my business - thank you for making my job such a joy :)Cheers!

Bride’s Dress | Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes | Kate Spade
Venue | Westbury Manor
Bridesmaids Dresses | BHLDN
Florist | Florist at Westbury Manor
Hair + Makeup Artist | VickyC5
Ring Designer | Tiffany and Co

Sarah + Sam | Anaheim Packing District Wedding

What a JOY it was to capture this wedding! I've known Sarah since our college days, and even as a freshman, I knew Sarah had a wisdom and maturity beyond her years. She is the kind of person who does everything with intention and purpose. I've always been challenged by single-mindedness and heart to honor God by seeking him and loving all those around her. From serving our community together to living in the same suite my senior year, it's been such an honor to be part of her journey!

Sarah and Sam met in 2013, but it wasn't until 2014 that they began dating - on a KCCC staff cruise to the Bahamas! It may sound fancy, but Sarah says Sam was sick most of the time! They were long-distance for over a year until Sarah moved to California because of her expanded leadership role on staff. They finally got engaged in November 2016!! They are so beautiful together. You can see their engagement session here.

 Sarah + Sam's wedding day was a dream. From the details, to the emotion, to the setting, and the joy that was felt by all, it couldn’t have been more amazing. I've always been such a fan of couples doing first looks, but I think Sarah sold me on first looks with Dad!! Nonstop waterworks. There was such a depth of tenderness and love as her Dad saw her for the first time that day, and it continued all the way to their dance together at the reception :)

Sarah and Sam, we love you guys and wish you nothing but the best! Your wedding day was more beautiful than I could have imagined, and it was an HONOR to serve you. You guys are such a power couple and we know you will be such a blessing in your ministry together and beyond. Now, move to the east coast so we can see each other more often!! :)

Bride’s Dress | David's Bridal
Bride’s Shoes | Chinese Laundry
Venue | Cook's Chapel at Anaheim Packing District
Coordinator | Esther Park
Florist | Esther Park
Hair + Makeup Artist | The Face of Beauty
Ring Designer | Jennie Kwon Designs

Annie + Michael

A Green Industrial DUMBO Wedding


I had the absolute honor of capturing my dear friends’ wedding just a couple weeks ago. I’ve known them for over a decade, which is crazy because Michael and I are THIRTY this year! I still remember being on worship team with Michael during our freshman year of college. Between class, church, and other meetings, I literally saw him every single day. The first time I spent time with Annie as Michael’s girlfriend, I remember being immediately drawn to her endearing, refreshing, and honest personality. I pulled Michael aside and whispered, “I really like her!!” I’m pretty sure after every reunion or get-together, I always bugged him about when he was going to pop the question! This wedding has been a long time coming, and I am blessed to be able to have a friendship with these two that spans over so many different stages and seasons.

Speaking of seasons, it’s said that March is “in like a lion, out like a lamb” but did Winter Storm Stella prove us wrong! Not only did Stella drop two feet of snow days before the wedding, but sleet and hail started coming down in the middle of bridal party photos! Mike, Annie, and their bridal party (including the ring boy and flower girl!) were serious champs for braving the cold and the hail. You’d never guess by their smiles and genuine interactions that they were actually shivering from the freezing temps.

 When the hail gave way to snow, we were glad to have moved on to the warm and welcoming venue, 26 Bridge. Mike and Annie churned out some serious DIY magic to turn the former factory into an elegant ceremony and reception hall that was SO uniquely them.  The green industrial theme of the wedding came to life as the organic colors of fresh flowers and eucalyptus leaves contrasted beautifully against all the exposed brick and structural steel. In that place, in front of all of their dearest family and friends, they worshipped with all their hearts, made their vows to each other, and celebrated into the night, complete with a selection of their favorite NYC eats and custom cocktails!

Annie + Michael, no one deserves this beautiful, genuine, joy-filled day more than you two. Your love and adventurous spirits are contagious and I absolutely loved being surrounded by it on your wedding day (through rain, hail, snow and all!) Cheers to many more decades of love and seasons of friendship!

Bride’s Dress | Eddy K
Dress Store | Designer Loft NYC
Bride’s Shoes | Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Attire | Kent Wang
Bridesmaid’s Attire | BHLDN
Venue | 26 Bridge
Coordinator | Events by Parties N’ All
Florist | Starbright Floral
Hair + Makeup Artist | True Love Wedding
DJ | Eric Lum, 74 Events