February 2009

I just loved the fact that Michelle and Collin decided to sign me up for their wedding after they have interviewed totally 8 photographers. LOVE THEM !

This engagement shoot was done in Palo Alto downtown and a park in mountain view. I always try to make usual shooting location unusual to impressive myself and clients. I like the downtown scene with interesting color shops and also the sunset view in a park in mountain view . How do you like the scene ??





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Here is the great opportunity to learn from the real Pro. My mentors in 2008, Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World, Alisha and Brook are having their A+B School Workshop again in their studio in Santa Cruz. They are going to share how they have developed their strengths, promoted their brand and made it on American Photo’s list: Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World. Plus you get to shoot side by side with them for a live photo shoot with their actual client.

I cannot express in words how much I wanted to thank them after I attended their small group workshop last yr. 1 yr ago, I was still struggling with my pricing and branding and I got so inspired by their workshop. I particularly like the 1-on-1 consulting part that helped me on my pricing structure and work flow. They just made my career path so much easier. For all my photographer blog readers here, I here highly highly recommend Alisha and Brook’s A+B workshop .

Workshop Dates :

Monday, May 11th

Wednesday, June 25th

Thursday, July 30th

email them quick to reserve seat : info@alishabrook.com

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I cannot express myself in word how much I love Crystal and David’s images , Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous , everything from the emotions, the lighting , the posing, all images were taken with my 24-70mm f/2.8….natural lighting plus some using Lowel video light to warm up the skin tone a little bit. Fell in love with my subjects.

chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas

chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas
chung li san francisco wedding photographer contemporary las vegas

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It is such my honor and I’m so proud to be published in the SF City Hall 2009 wedding brochure. If you have been following my post, probably you still remember in 2008 I’ve shot an awesome wedding for Sue and Andrew in SF City Hall. Couple months later, I got a news from my florist Annie Siu that the SF City Hall Marketing director had selected many of my images to be published in their 2009 Wedding brochure . and one of the magazine in New York is also planning to feature this wedding . Here are some pages in the brochure with my images on it.

Here are the 2 blog post of this particular wedding if you are interested :

http://chungliphotography.blogspot.com/2008/08/2008-8-16-sue-andrews-wedding-at-san.html

http://chungliphotography.blogspot.com/2008/10/2008-10-1-after-day-shoot-for-sue.html

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It was an awesome 5 days tour for me in Las Vegas. Got an opportunity to attend a 2 days workshop with one of my all time favourite Australia wedding photographer Yervant, just can’t describe the feeling…. shooting side by side with him and learned some cool photoshop skills from him. One of the reason I admire him and respect him so much is not just he is good in wedding photography, but he is also passionate about wedding photography and willing to share his knowledge and experience. Be able to learn from him for 2 days was like a dream comes true experience for me.

In this trip, I also got to know many talented photographers from all around the world , had a lot of fun. I also had a chance to see my mentors, Alisha and Brook again in the Kodak booth. They are one of the Top 10 wedding photographers in the world ~ American Photo 2007. Can’t thank this couple enough for giving me great advise in my last year photography business, Alisha and Brook made my life so much easier and I’m so blessed to have not one, but TWO top 10 wedding photographers in the world to be my mentor in my career. Here are some more photos to share for my 5 days trip.

The WPPI 2009 was held in MGM Las Vegas this year.
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

Taking a 2 days workshop with Yervant the best
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

Photo of me and my idol.
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

Another top photographer Joe Buissink (shot Jennifer Lopez’s wedding) teaching us lighting stuff.
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

Hanging out with my roomate Irwin from Alabama
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

Hanging out with 2 new Australia photographer friends at the Penthouse suite MGM Hotel
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

Said Hi to the staff at one of my album company’s booth , the La-Vie Album, all hand-made in Japan, their albums just WOW me everytime, LOVE THEM. If you want to see some samples, and want to know why I like their albums so much ? visit my gallery in Belmont, CA :P
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

My photographer friend Jennifer Longaway , we were in finao album company’s party, with all these beer in the bath tub.
chung li wedding
photography wppi 2009

chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

At the trade show.
chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

chung li wedding photography wppi 2009

alisha and brook wppi 2009

Visiting my mentor Alisha and Brook ( Top 10 photographers in the world ~ American Photo 2007) at the Kodak booth

Alisha and Brook’s work and the cutest baby Giada ( their daughter )

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I’m heading to the 2009 WPPI event( Wedding and Portrait Photographer International ) today and will stay in Las Vegas until 2/17 Tuesday. I’ll be there for 5 days check out some new cool albums, network with some wedding photographers all over the world, also will attend some classes . Please stay tuned !! Its Vegas time baby !

If photographer blog readers here see me there, say HI to me :)

wppi 2009 san francisco las vegas photographer

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Ok, Finally, after months of planning /searching for locations, and another 1 month and 1 week of decoration, the new Chung Li Photography Gallery is ready to ROLL !!!

My new Photography Gallery is located in Belmont, California close to 101 and 280 . This is going to be the place for me to meet the wedding couples , showcase my enlargements and all kind of wedding albums / coffee book albums. At the same time , the best spot for me to hangout with my friends and all wedding vendors . I’m planning to have the Grand Little opening in March, stay tuned . And if you are interested to be in the invitation list, just email me chung@chungliphotography.com

Wedding couples PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be welcome to drop me an email or just call me (510-265-4223) if you want to set up a time to discuss about your wedding and check out the coolest albums.

Area for meeting wedding couples
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
Flat screen TV for slideshows.
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
Love these black and white images on white frame.
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
Another view of the meeting area.
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
I call it the Happy Wall.
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
Complimentary Drinks.
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
My favourite hangout area.
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
Come on, just relax and have a cocktail drink first….
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
Who said artificial flowers cannot be pretty ????
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
The hardcover coffee table book album.
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
The premium metallic cover flush mount album
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
More coffee table albums
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio
This restroom is only for Male, Female and Alien, if you are none of the above ? sorry, wedding photographer is not magician :P
san francisco wedding photographer gallery studio

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What a wonderful sunday to spend whole day with three passionate students at my Workshop. This is my first workshop in 2009 and at the same time, the first group of students to visit my new photography gallery in Belmont.

Everyone was so excited about the workshop and arrived early to my gallery while I’m still getting some complimentary starbucks coffee for them :) We spent the whole morning from 9:30am to around 1:00pm learning some digital photography concept and camera settings. With the help of the big TV and all the images on the wall, it just made the demonstration so much easier. We then went out for an hour lunch , after that , we start shooting outdoor from like 2:00pm to 5:00pm. We just love shooting outdoor in a beautiful sunday and applied those skills we learned in the morning. We then went back to my gallery for some photos critique and review everything we learned for the whole workshop. I had as much fun as three students Mely, Ryan and Sharon. It is just great be able to share my experience and help beginners to jump start their skills and ease their frustration during their learning process.

The next workshop is on 2/22 Sunday, it is again a 7hrs intensive workshop, interested individuals/vendors email me chung@chungliphotography.com

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san francisco digital photography class lesson
san francisco digital photography class lesson
san francisco digital photography class lesson
san francisco digital photography class lesson
san francisco digital photography class lesson
san francisco digital photography class lesson
san francisco digital photography class lesson
san francisco digital photography class lesson
san francisco digital photography class lesson



Here what made this workshop even more rewarding to me was that… Mely wrote me this notes the day after…

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