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Birthday Girl Trevona :: Urban Lifestyle Portraits

November 5th, 2011, written by Lucia Li
Found in Anytime, Our Stories

My first job interview.

The trip down memory lane conjured up mixed emotions.  It was stressful as one can imagine, but it was also a day where I gained a lifelong friend.

Having a more introverted disposition, interviews were never easy for me, no matter how well prepared and qualified I felt for the positions sought.  I remember I was only 20 years old, sitting in the lobby, nervously peeking at all these people rushing in and out of the offices, wondering if any of them would turn out to be my interviewer, or maybe a close colleague later on, all the while trying to drown out the startling sound of shrieking phone rings that never seemed to stop.

Then, a beautiful lady with big eyes and friendly smile walked toward me.  “Hi, I am Trevona!”  She greeted me and showed me the way to the meeting room.  Doors were shut behind me, and once again I found myself sitting in a chair feeling alone, and dreading for what I had felt like was an impending doom.  But somehow, that warm friendly smile Trevona emitted worked magic to ease my nerves.  I calmed down and was able to sail smoothly through the interview, consequently landing my very first job and marking the beginning of what came to be a 15-year graphic design career.

Naturally, Trevona and I became close friends. We both worked in the marketing department, and sat right next to each other.  Very often we would stay out late after work, exploring new places to eat and scouring the shops for the next fashion fix.  Life was good and simple, and time passed by as our friendship grew.

10+ years later, both of our lives have had significant changes.  We changed jobs, we moved, but we remained in close contact.  And no matter how time has changed, Trevona stayed the same — she’s that girl with a pure heart — sweet, independent, optimistic and passionate about life.  This year, before her birthday, she asked me if I could do some portraits for her.  I was more than happy to oblige!  Trevona took a day off work, and together we spent one fabulous afternoon being girly — chatting, eating, gossiping ;), shopping, giggling and taking photos — having fun and making memories!

We started off by taking some pictures at her apartment complex :


Did I mention she’s a great dancer too? :)




1st wardrobe change:



Her collection of beautiful shoes deserves to be showcased as well!


2nd wardrobe change. We moved indoors for a more intimate, softer look:



3rd wardrobe change.  I told ya we had fun! ;)


My favorite from the set:

Happy birthday my dear friend! Wish you joy and happiness always!

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:




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


With Maid of Honor Connie :)



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.






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


A couple more portraits after the ceremony:



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



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! :)



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




Love this little series:


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



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


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!