August 2008

Shooting wedding outside San Francisco bay area is always exciting and refreshing. This weekend I will be shooting Mike and Lindsay’s wedding in Santa Monica , LA . The venue is Sheraton Delfina. I’m getting very excited already. The wedding is actually on Sunday, I’m planning to get there with my 2nd photographer on Saturday, just kick back and hangout , check out the ceremony and the reception location. After the wedding on sunday, will stay 1 day longer and get back on Monday. Perfect ! and I will upload some highlight pictures probably mid next week. Stay tuned.

santa monica la wedding sheraton

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Due to overwhelming wedding photography request from all clients , I have just updated the basic package price on my web site www.chungliphotography.com , new package price starting from $4000 .
Also, in 2009, in order to balance my time on teaching digital photography classes / travel / have fun with my friends and some other adventures , I will only sign up 25 weddings max. to make sure every brides and grooms will be well taken care of. Clients who are interested in my service please contact me 9 – 12 months in advance.(OR contact me for availability before you confirm your wedding venue).
Now it is only 2008 August but I’m so excited for my 2009 shooting life already :)

The new package price 9hrs for $4000, included :

1) Complementary engagement portrait session (with enlargement print)
2) 2 photographers on wedding day
3) Hi-resolution images on DVD
3) Customized online album with music
4) 4″x6″ print or Proof book

Albums available at additional cost
3 types of album are available now , please see the following images

Details will be updated on my web site soon also.

chung li photography new package price
chung li photography wedding album
chung li photography wedding album
chung li photography wedding sample

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I have been using my 22″ monitor and 19″ monitor on my image editing computer for a while and it is time for an upgrade. Just bought two Samsung 24″ monitors specifically for image editing. After I carefully calibrate with the Spyder 3 PRO monitor calibrator, and they are ready to go. Bigger monitor is just making my image editing work more fun and the dual monitor mode of lightoom is awesome .

Very excited for two of my new 24″ monitor for my Image Editing Computer

Carefully calibrate my monitors and they are ready to go.

Using Lightroom with two monitors is just HAPPY. Making the image editing process more fun

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Working with Sue and Andrew was a lot of fun , the really treated me like a good friends in the whole process, they have both their wedding ceremony and reception at San Francisco City Hall. It was actually a long day for me and two of my 2nd shooters. We started at 10:00am at Sue’s parent’s place for the Tea Ceremony. Then, we went to the Mark Hopkins Hotel for another tea ceremony with Andrew’s Family. After that, was my favourite outdoor portrait part. Since they rented a cable car , we got a lot of fun shot with it, but the best part was the whole bridal part shooting in Downtown San Francisco near Union Square. With overwhelmed greetings and “Woo Hoo” from the people on the street. The ceremony started at around 5:00pm in San Francisco City Hall, I was very excited to see my favourite floral designer Annie Siu again, as last year I worked with her in the same location and our worked has been published in the weddingchannel.com .
Not only met Annie, I also got to know an amazing videography team Lumitone . They provide instant editing service, it was almost unbelievable they can have the whole wedding day highlight video edited before the dance floor opened and be able to show all guests with projector screen . I am very impressed with the quality and the speed.
Pls look at the following wedding highlight pictures and slideshow I just finished Sunday morning.

http://www.chungliphotography.com/w/sue_andrew/slideshow/showit.swf

san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco city hall wedding
san francisco city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

Here comes the Groom ! Andrew !
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

San Francisco Downtown
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

Windy Day in SF
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
On Cable Car
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

My new videographer friend Christina from Lumitone Videography
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

Our fun shot in front of Victoria Secret when
the bridsmaid and bride on a bathroom break :P
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

Before the ceremony in front of City Hall
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

Magnicificent San Francisco City Hall, lighting was awesome
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
Floral Design by Annie Siu (Getting ready for the table center piece)
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
Two of my 2nd shooters did a wonderful job in the wedding and got some Chung work in action shot for me.
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

Susan insisted getting me a shot during reception :) Sure, we are all party people !!
san francisco downtown city hall wedding

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It always made me feel excited when my work go public, June and Greg is my all time favourite client and constantly referred me a lot of cool clients because we have such a great connection since the first time we have the meeting in their condo.
This made me feel even more excited when their wedding I shot for them last year (San Francisco City Hall) has just been picked by the editor of the Weddingchannel.com and published on their website main page, featured in the real wedding category. YEAH !!! and also included 16 images .

here is the link
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding
weddingchannel san francisco city hall wedding

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On Monday, I attended the workshop “Free to succeed tour” by David Jay and Jasmine Star. Great workshop and very informative. Also, I got to hang out with my good friend Caroline & Dan From Tinywater photography , wonderful night and a lot of fun. Also got to say hi to the famous destination wedding photographer Gene Higa,, I was like a little fans asking for a picture together :P

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I know I know, It is hard to believe this is a house’s wedding . It is just too big to be a house. Just came back from my client’s house wedding at in Hillsborough .

Now I know why YuWei and Nelson choose to do their wedding at their house instead of going to the hotel or golf course, because every setup that the hotel / golf course would have, they have it already. It is really no reason not to do it at home :)

I particular like the valet parking service they provided to all the guests. The ceremony was beautiful set up at the backyard , well, I dun know if I should use the word “backyard” as I felt that it was a golf course. The reception was a tent setup and the lighting was just awesome. The whole pink theme worked out Perfectly

YuWei & Nelson, you guys are Great to work with ! Awesome couple ! Wish you sweet & happy life forever :)

http://www.chungliphotography.com/w/yuwei_nelson/slideshow/showit.swf

Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

YuWei’s evening dress hanging in the “lobby”
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

I specifically like the valet parking service for all guests visiting their home wedding
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

I was really careful when I took this ring shot, because the size of the diamond scared me :P
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

Groomsmen shot near the house front door
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

NICE backyard
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

Pink theme setup
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

My awesome client YuWei and Nelson
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

It was my honor to shoot a wedding in this amazing house in Hillsborough
Hillsborough home wedding Chung Li Photography Nelson Yu Wei

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As I don’t like to photo shoot the same location over and over again, If I got to choose a location for my client ( I’m glad most of my clients trust me so much) , I always like to come up some new ideas and have some fresh idea. this time, this portrait for Janelle & Russell was taking in another urban location , Redwood City.

this shot was taken in front of a restaurant, asked Janelle to walk backward and to pull Russell crazily while she was walking . I like the door shape and color


in front of a restaurant, like the perspective of the light and background

One challenge of shooting in urban area is.. we always get a lot of attentions from the crowd.. but FUN !

asked Janelle and Russell to stand on each side, then walked towards each other and meet in the middle to create this dynamic shot



a shop under remodeling, but i actually like the glass window with blue masking tape, very colorful

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