Tag: ‘outdoor’



Baby’s First Birthday Party :: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

September 25th, 2013, written by Isabella Li
Found in Events

It was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in Mission Viejo at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, and Daddy Henry and Mommy Haej pulled out all the stops to create an enchanting, festive celebration for baby Dylan’s first birthday. I wanted to make sure to blog and share images from this set because the event was one of those special celebrations at which I kept catching myself thinking:”I wish I am attending this as a guest!” (and a kid!) I love the venue, with all the greenery outside, and the rustic wood doors and ceiling beams throughout the banquet room. Haej, with her wonderful aesthetic senses as a talented designer, created custom posters that served both as decorations and boards for party games. There were all sorts of whimsical pieces and thoughtful touches everywhere — vintage airplanes, birdcages, topiaries, crayons for the little ones to draw with, a variety of munchies to choose from as desserts and favors. In additional to the main Dojabi ceremony, kids were lining up to get custom created balloons, and towards the end there was a puppet show set up outside under the shade, complete with ice cold lemonades to compliment the viewing experience! What a lovely and fun-filled day!

Baby Dylan in his handsome gentleman outfit:

He had just woken up from a nap when we started shooting…


I love the mix of simple whimsical and classy vintage:


Details galore:

And the birthday cake:

View from the head table towards the banquet area:

Baby Dylan, mingling:



These lollipop things were a big hit with the little ones:




When the balloon lady came, all kids flocked to this end of the room:

Hello Kitty!

Dylan was initially shy and crying at the Doljabi ceremony, but quickly recovered and made his choice – book (scholar)!


Happy Birthday Dylan!


A puppet show on wheels (this is a self-contained theatre on wheels, modeled after an Italian Opera House in Milan) drove in and set up stage:



I wasn’t watching the show as I was focused on taking pictures, but there were Pirates and Dragons; and at one point, it was raining bubbles!

Dylan clapping for the show:


I also love that they provided ice cold lemonade and tea for guests to enjoy with the show:

Outdoor Maternity Session:: Reena and Hero Part II

August 26th, 2011, written by Lucia Li
Found in Maternity

Awhile ago we blogged about Reena and Hero’s first maternity session. For those of you who haven’t read the post, Hero bought a maternity photo package as a birthday/anniversary gift for Reena.  The package entails a mini 30-min studio session every month to document the changes during pregnancy, as well as a full portrait session outdoors to celebrate and capture their love for each other at this exciting time of their lives.  Last Sunday we held the outdoors portrait session at the beautiful El Dorado East Park located in the city of Long Beach. Reena and Hero went earlier during the day to picnic with friends, and joined us before sunset for the photo session. They looked adorable and full of joy with the anticipation of their baby girl!

Without further ado, here are some of our favorites from the day:

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They opted for a casual everyday look, to let us capture their genuine, natural, fun-loving personalities.

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Love Reena’s glowing smile:

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One of my faves of the day:

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Listening to the baby:

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Hmm… wonder what secrets did the baby tell?

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Sweetness:

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You can see how much Hero loves her by the way he looks at her:

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I think Reena is a gorgeous mommy-to-be:

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A perfect relaxing day with perfect light…

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Sunflares:

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Hero just told her how proud he was of her, and here’s her reaction:

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Love!

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Reena and Hero — thank you for the fun day! Congrats!

Marie and Andy’s Wedding

June 13th, 2010, written by Lucia Li
Found in Weddings

After much anticipated excitement, the big day finally came last weekend — Marie and Andy got married at the beautiful Rose Garden in Cal Poly!

We started off with some couple and wedding party portraits at the nearby Japanese Garden:

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I love this bouquet by Wen Floral Design Studio.  An elegant combination of ivory-colored ribbons, pearls, and pink roses.

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With Maid of Honor Connie :)

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Shortly after, the ceremony began at the Rose Garden.
This is the part where I always get a bit emotional and teary-eyed… when the bride and her father is about to walk down the aisle.

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They had Star Wars music for the recessional.  How cool is that?!

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A couple more portraits after the ceremony:

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After that, we headed over to East 180 restaurant in Diamond Bar for evening reception.

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There were a lot of beautiful details, from the sign-in table displays, dinner table settings, to the cute whimsical cake topper.  The favor boxes, which the couple and their friends made themselves, also sport a flower-petal theme! :)

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Cherry Blossom! I had wanted this for my own wedding!! I just adore this feminine and elegant look.

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Love this little series:

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It was a festive evening with lots of entertainment lined up.

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And Marie’s brother hijacked DJ JoJo’s station for just a short moment. I think he looks very sleek here :)

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Thank you Marie & Andy, for allowing us to take part of your wedding! It was beautiful, romantic, and filled with joy and laughter. What a perfect way to start your new life together! :)

A special thanks also, to my 2nd shooter this time, Nick Yutaka. We enjoyed having such a talented photographer shooting with us. Thanks Nick for all your help!