December 2009

I know there is a good numbers of photography hobbyists or photographers come to my blog everyday. I call them CDROM (read only :P ),

Hey, u know ? I really want to know you , I encourage you , YES, YOU !!! Write me a comment here , introduce yourself, or even add me on your facebook or Twitter !! Come on , I won’t bite you thr the internet ! Let me know what do you think of my work , what do you want to see more or ask any questions , I am a big believer of sharing information. Looking forward to talk to you all !!!

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This is a screen capture of the system I used to capture the demographic distribution of my blog readers, for example, yesterday I have readers from 70 different places visited by blog…. :) thank you !!
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Mentioned in the last post how much I adore the flush mount leather bound wedding albums from Leather Craftsmen , I am just so excited to receive Jayni and Patrick’s wedding album before Christmas, they were like my own Christmas gift.

The bigger one you see here is the 11″x14″ distressed brown leather bound album, the smaller one is the parent album which is exactly the same in design and material, just smaller, 9″x7″.

Not only I just brought in Leather Craftsmen as one of our album making vendor, but I also changed the whole design layout in all the albums I’m designing from now on .

So, whats the new design concept ? one word : “Minimalistic”. You probably saw some of my “Magazine style” albums before which you see more number of images on a page, pictures over pictures and pictures over a background with different opacity things like that. However I started to feel the magazine style was a little too “busy” , I figured every image that we selected to put in an album deserves a whole page or as much attention as possible on each of them.

You see some of the pictures I attached below, you will see fewer images on every page, on average one or two pictures in one page. Also another design concept that I apply is using more “Negative Space”, that means I use more white space in background to draw more readers’ attention to the image itself. The result is a more clean, contemporary , artsy and fashion cataloge style album book. Loving it ! I think is the perfect way to demonstrate my work.

The main album 11″x14″ and the parent album 9″x7″ , distressed brown leather cover
san francisco wedding photographer chung li leather craftsmen wedding album

Perfectly embossed name on leather cover
san francisco wedding photographer chung li leather craftsmen wedding album

san francisco leather craftsmen

san francisco leather craftsmen

san francisco wedding photographer chung li leather craftsmen wedding album

san francisco wedding photographer chung li leather craftsmen wedding album

Lay Flat design allow easy reading
san francisco wedding photographer chung li leather craftsmen wedding album

san francisco wedding photographer chung li leather craftsmen wedding album

san francisco leather craftsmen

san francisco leather craftsmen

san francisco wedding photographer chung li leather craftsmen wedding album

san francisco wedding photographer chung li leather craftsmen wedding album

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I know in this internet age /facebook age we can easily share pictures online and keeping all the images in a DVD, however, I think be able to hold a physical wedding album in your hands, feel the leather, flip through every page and this feeling just can’t be replaced by any form of the digital media.

I am pretty picky on all the wedding albums I design and order for my clients. I want to make sure all album covers and pages are perfectly printed and binded for the couples to pass to their children and children’s children. The albums are not for them, they are really for their generations.

In order to provide the best quality albums I could provide to the client, I’m constantly looking for album products and seeking the best in the industry. I recently just added one of the best album company , Leather Craftsmen , to my list. They are the best in the industry with 60 yrs album making experience serving solely to professional photographers, their leather bound flush mounted albums demonstrate the best craftsmanship and just blow me away .

Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album

Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album

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Just received Janelle & Russell’s 11″x17″ super size album/with Metal Cover from my lab.
It’s never too big for a wedding album, is like we always like a bigger LCD TV. It is just too awesome to flip thru every page on your lap with 11″x34″ of images (full spread open). I especially like this wider format as it is just FUN to enjoy all the wedding images this way.

I attached some pictures with a traditional 12″x12″ album together to compare the size difference .

san francisco wedding photographer flush mounted album

san francisco wedding photographer flush mounted album

12″x12″ vs 11″x17″
san francisco wedding photographer flush mounted album

san francisco wedding photographer flush mounted album

12″x12″ vs 11″x17″
san francisco wedding photographer flush mounted album

san francisco wedding photographer flush mounted album

san francisco wedding photographer flush mounted album

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Right on time for Ayesha ‘s Birthday !

I just hand delivered this album to Ayesha and Matt in San francisco , on Ayesha’s birthday. I originally planned to ship this to her, but considering the shipping cost and I will be in San Francisco area on that day , I decided to hand deliver this beautiful album to them and visit their new born baby !!!!

This album I started using a more simplicity design and want to emphasize more on every single picture.

Nothing too crazily fancy on the cover, we used the classic black leather cover and have their name embossed on the cover. Beautifully done.

san francisco wedding photographer flush mount wedding album

san francisco wedding photographer flush mount wedding album

san francisco wedding photographer flush mount wedding album

san francisco wedding photographer flush mount wedding album

san francisco wedding photographer flush mount wedding album

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Right On Time for Christmas !
Heather and Tom had their destination wedding in Martha’s Vineyard earlier in Sept this year, while they are still selecting photos for their own album, they really wanted to get 2 parent albums done for their parents as a Christmas gift.

This is a 10″x10″ hard cover album, 30 pages, lay flat design and all pages are laminated . Very decent and affordable parent album options !

want to see their wedding day hightlight slideshow ??
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san francisco wedding photographer wedding album press printed

san francisco wedding photographer wedding album press printed

san francisco wedding photographer wedding album press printed

This is one of my favourite pictures of Heather’a dad kissing her at the ceremony, so touching
san francisco wedding photographer wedding album press printed

san francisco wedding photographer wedding album press printed

Heather’s Dad, Grandma and Mom ‘s grand entrance to the reception :)
san francisco wedding photographer wedding album press printed

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Nintendo NES ? If you are 30 yrs old or older , you know what I’m talking about !
Classic 80′s Video Game ! A lot of awesome memories !

Come join our NINTENDO NES X’mas Party

San Franciso Wedding Photographer

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Bic and Henry’s wedding in the Hakone Japanese Garden no doubt one of my favourite weddings in this year, look at all the detail decoration ,the color combination, the wedding dress and the 2.5 carats wedding ring , you will understand what I mean. We have all been looking forward to this wedding for so long, Bic (the cutest dentist) has spent a lot of effort on the details, the butterfly and bird cage theme was perfectly put together by the awesome florist, Laura of Poppy Petal Works

I began shooting Bic’s preparation in the Presidential Suite at Four Season Hotel in Palo Alto . Love it, plenty of light coming from the full length glass window, best spot for Bic’s individual portrait. After we did some portrait of Bic and Henry in the hotel area, then we went straight to the ceremony/reception venue – Hakone Japanese Garden in Saratoga. This was my 2nd time shooting in this location this year, still feeling very excited, this venue is just so special and has a lot of beautiful scene and great details for portrait.

Click here for the highlight slideshow : <<<<<<

Interested to see their engagement portrait we did earlier this yr ????
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Thanks all AWESOME Vendors :
Florist: Poppy’s Petals Work
Videography: Lumitone Video
Lighting: Elle Music and Events
Catering: Le’s Kitchen Catering

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san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

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san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

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san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

san francisco wedding photographer hakone garden

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