Baby Graham

One of my favorite emails to ever receive is when a couple emails me with an awesome announcement to capture their next big moment in life! This was totally the case with Julie and Steven!

Today it suddenly hit me that I get the ultimate privilege to be a part of the most intimate and personal moments of people lives. I’m simply floored. I’m not family, I haven’t been there through thick and thin, and I haven’t known them since childhood. Yet by some amazing miracle, I get this privilege normally only allotted to the closest family and friends: to witness births, to see proposals unravel, to see families grow, to celebrate their 100th birthdays, to be with them during their wedding from morning till night.

I just need to pause, and… Wow… I have such an awesome job. I feel so undeserving to be a part of such intimate beautiful moments, sometimes I even catch myself desperately trying to make up for lost time talking, bonding and laughing with my couples and their friends in hope for making myself “somewhat” worthy of being able to be a part of that moment..>>What am I doing?<< I try even though it seems impossible..and wouldn’t trade these opportunities for the world.

Here I am, with the best view to catalogue these precious moments in life. I feel so privileged and inspired. I will continue working hard to be worthy of this privilege and be the best photographer I can ever be!

Welcome to the world Baby Graham! You have the best parents ever!

HIs little toe!!:D

 

 

 

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Daphne and Chris | Yorba Linda Maternity Session | Orange County

Chris and Daphne!! I love you both so much! Congratulations on the new edition to your family!:):) Thank you for being a part of my journey as a photographer. You both have been there from the beginning!!  I’m so excited to share your maternity session, that light and dress we’re magical!:)

xoxo

Michelle

 

 

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Nicole and Jon | Destination Engagement | Hong Kong | Tsim Tsa Tsui

Nicole and Jon are two of the sweetest and most thoughtful people I’ve ever met!  Imagine my surprise and joy to discover their heritage stems from Hong Kong as well!:D:D Thought initially it just started out as a crazy idea… I was so excited they actually wanted to actually do their engagement session in Hong Kong!!!

Hong Kong is a bustling city that somehow beautifully blends skyscrapers, sea and nature. Credited with the number 1 most beautiful Skyline in the world, we knew our first destination had to be Tsim Tsa Tsui (area with the most beautiful skyline view)!  With little time to spare, and in extremely hot and humid weather, the three of us adventured through the early morning streets of Hong Kong together!:):)

Nicole and Jon– Thank you so much for giving me the privilege of being your photographer!! I had such a great time and I can’t wait for your wedding!!  Enjoy!:)

This particular photo was exceptionally special as it happened to capture all three forms of upper ground transport in Hong kong: Taxi, Bus, and “Ding Ding” (cable car)


 

 

 

 

 

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Jenn and Lizhou | Los Angeles Engagement | Griffith Park | Grand Park

Jenn and Lizhou are super dear friends of ours! And two of the most easy-going, fun-loving, and food-appreciating people we know!  We had so much fun on this engagement: building a tent and frolicking around Los Angeles. Complete with a delicious dinner afterwards. Can’t wait till your wedding!! Doctors throw the best parties!:D

Thank you so much to Herman Au for shooting with me!! He’s amazing and will be photographing their wedding!! Looking forward to their wedding photos from him!:D

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Melody and Andy | Orange County Wedding | Orange Hill | Newsong

One of my favorite part of weddings are the speeches, you learn so much more about the couple, life, and hear great advice in general!:) For me, I developed a greater love and appreciation for Andy and Melody that I already had. They truly are remarkable people!:)  My favorite quote of the evening was:

“She has found the jelly to her peanut butter, the cream to her coffee, the sauce to her rice, and the tail to her whale.” – Nicole (Maid of honor)

Enjoy this beautiful wedding and beautiful serving couple!!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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