portraits

NEWBORN: Baby Joziah

We've featured Pauline & Johnny back in July for their Paternity Photoshoot and since then we've all been on countdown for the arrival of Baby Joziah early last week and he's finally here! Check out our latest birth photo session with Baby Joziah and the lovely parents Pauline & Johnny. Congratulations to the new mommy & daddy and welcome Baby Joziah. 
Baby Joziah Birth Photo Gallery

A Summer Desert Road Trip

Our recent visit to Josuha Tree, CA and Grand Canyon, AZ was an eye-opener, from stargazing under the night sky at Joshua Tree to the vast land and two billion year history of the Grand Canyon.

Pauline + Johnny Lifestyle Paternity Photoshoot [Glitter Edition]

We had the opportunity to do a lifestyle paternity photoshoot at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco with our lovely client Pauline and Johnny. They kept the baby gender reveal a secret until the photoshoot and now the would like to announce their newest addition to the family. Check out the link here to see their gallery: 
Pauline + Johnny Lifestyle Paternity Photoshoot [Glitter Edition] 

Mark + Jeianne's Engagement Photoshoot

A night out at the Embarcadero~ 

Learning Cantonese & Eat More Pineapple Bun - The Hong Kong Adventures

Hong Kong is indeed a city to visit once in a lifetime. The vibe in Hong Kong are a mix of traditional and new cultures.  You have the awesome eateries in Mong Kok (get the roast duck and pineapple bun), great shopping deals in Shum Shui Po, bars and nightlife in Hong Kong Island.  This city has it all! I hope to return to Hong Kong someday. 

Eason's Baby Portraits

I was in Hong Kong this Spring and I got a chance to visit my good friend Meiling who recently gave birth to a baby boy Eason and is now a happy and proud mama. In the Chinese tradition, mothers who just gave birth are recommended to stay indoor to recover, eat ginger-vinegar braised egg and pork 豬腳薑醋 for nourishment, which in my case I was unable to meet the parents and baby outdoor for a portrait shoot.  Eventually I got to visit the family in their lovely apartment home and when it was time to bust out my camera I find baby Eason sleeping soundly. Without waking him up, I took few snapshots while he dozes off and then mama comes in and snuck a few props for enjoyment, hence I named the dolls "Eason's 5 Plushy Guardians".  He eventually woke up and immediately fell back to sleep...this occurred THREE TIMES! "Baby the day is young! Let Uncle Wooolis take some photos of you smiling, crying and laughing," I said. He did not comply. Eventually Eason was being fed by papa and mama, after a quick burping session, food coma kicks in and back to sleep he went.  Needless to say what you see in the gallery is why it's all sleepy photos of him.  The next time I visit Baby Eason, I hope he can schedule his nap ahead of time so we can take some selfies together instead. 

See Full Gallery Here: Eason's Baby Portrait Gallery

Princess Ryan - Lifestyle Photoshoot

We had a fun lifestyle photoshoot with the amazing and beautiful Princess Ryan, she is a Filipina-Irish TV personality who you may have seen in some shows with ABS-CBN and Star Magic.  She is currently a Zumba instructor in San Francisco Bay Area. If you would like to get your dance moves on then check out her Zumba classes.  
See details on her instagram and our full photoshoot gallery here: Princess Ryan - Lifestyle Photoshoot

Patricia + Lawrence Maternity Photoshoot

I got a chance to help Patricia & Lawrence do a maternity photoshoot.  Patricia was about a little under 2 months due so we wanted to take the opportunity to take some stills before the baby arrives.  Shot around a small townhouse neighborhood in my hometown, Hayward. 
Check out the full gallery here: Patricia + Lawrence Maternity Photoshoot

Girl & The City Life

Strolling around the city and gazing across the evening glow, I was inspired by my friend and bay area artist, Hsin-Yao Tseng from his latest art exhibition, "Disconnect". His recent paintings offers moments reflection on our current lifestyle and the ever persistent changes technology imposes on our living routines. While technology is the nature of our era, it is still important to make time to disconnect and enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings.  Check out his latest work at Hsin-Yao ART.