October 24th, 2014:
I recently had the chance to photograph Eileen and Adam around some of their old haunts -UCLA, where they first met and the Santa Monica/Venice area, where they lived together for a while. It’s wonderful when couples incorporate places that have significance to their relationships into their engagement session, so it made for an extra fun time hanging out with these two, getting to know them and hearing their stories.
Thanks for the great afternoon and I’ll see you soon at your wedding!
November 8th, 2012:
During our consultation with Serina & Chih-Hao a couple months ago, we were tossing around ideas for an engagement session when I casually said, “For example if you both went to UCLA, doing a shoot around UCLA would be pretty cool.”
This was met by stunned looks from the both of them. “We both DID go to UCLA!”. At this point, I had to assure Serina & Chih-Hao that I certainly wasn’t a stalker, and it was a happy coincidence.
And so it is, we started their session at the beautiful UCLA campus, dodging the multitude of young ladies who were there for what seemed like a huge sorority event, then took a scenic drive along PCH to El Matador State Beach for the second half of their shoot.
March 23rd, 2012:
Marie & Huong found us a few months ago through our listing at SoYoureEngayged, and when we met them on a Friday evening for their consultation, we hit it off immediately, talking about anything and everything under the sun. When we finally parted ways, I glanced at my watch while walking to our car, and I said to Felicia, “Shoot. I think my watch battery died yesterday.” The hands on my watch indicated 11 o’clock. We met up with Marie & Huong at 7pm.
Felicia checked her iPhone, and we realized, no my watch wasn’t broken: but we had been hanging out and talking to them for FOUR HOURS! Holy crap! We were thrilled to find clients who became instant friends, but also somewhat embarrassed for taking up their entire Friday night. Oops.
So last Sunday, though we cautiously tried not to take up Marie & Huong’s entire day, we still spent more than 5 hours with them for their shoot at UCLA (where they met) + dinner afterwards. The greatest perk of what we do is really the fact that we get to meet such awesome people and make new friends that we otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet! Thanks Marie & Huong for such being so awesome. Just as we were putting together this blog post, Felicia looked at me and said, “I REALLY like them!”.
There you go, a rare seal of approval from The Felicia Wong.
Congrats, Marie & Huong! Can’t wait to see you both again soon!
February 2nd, 2012:
Mirza went to UCLA and Anthony went to USC, but when they met six years ago they didn’t let the standard school rivalry get in the way of getting together. They both love their Alma mater though, so when it came time to plan their engagement session they instantly knew they wanted photos at both schools. Both USC and UCLA have amazing campuses, so Felicia and I happily agreed to spend a gorgeous Sunday afternoon wandering about these schools.
Fortunately there weren’t any hardcore fans around when Anthony threw on his USC jersey at the UCLA campus.
Congrats again Mirza and Anthony! We can’t wait for your wedding!