Laura + Haoqi's Wedding

This was one of the most intimate and thought-filled weddings I have ever photographed. Only the closest friends and family were there to witness their exchange of vows. Although Haoqi spoke his vows like he had painstakingly scripted them months before...when the ceremony ended he opened up the notebook he was "reading" to show blank pages. I guess when you really believe the words you are saying you don't need a cheat sheet. They are such a sweet couple. Kind and deliberate with their gestures and words with each other. They may both be attending Harvard but are really just kids at heart. Their playfulness and creativity showed by handcrafting games for their guests to play before dinner.

I left that wedding thinking, "this is what weddings should be like". Genuine and heartfelt.

I was honored to play my part. I've said it before and I will continue saying it, I have such an amazing job. With weddings like this I am reminded of the importance of what I do.

..and they gifted our sweet bean with a stuffed puppy. They really are such a sweet couple. Lots of love to both of them.


They hired an amazing team:

Wedding planner & coordinator: Esther Kim of My Bride Story
Videographer/Cinematographer: Paperback Weddings
Hair stylist: Mish Mucho
Makeup artist: Rita Nyugen
Ceremony officiant: Debby Davis
Ceremony harpist: Amy Lynn Kanner
Catering: EcoCaters
Florist: Kristine Shin
Ceremony site: Torrey Pines Reserve
Reception site: parents' backyard have to tell who made that passion-fruit cake? Was it EcoCaters? I would like to eat a piece of that cake everyday until I die.