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Archive: September, 2009

Manh-Dan + Chris Wedding, 5 Sep 09

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Certainly one of the most interesting wedding ceremonies I’ve shot for. Manh-Dan and Chris are from New Joisey but wanted to have a wedding celebrating in Manh-Dan’s hometown of Rochester for her family. It’s complicated, but this actually is wedding #2 of 3 for them.. who gets 3 weddings? How lucky! Anyway, I was glad to participate and help out, as Manh-Dan is the sister-in-law of my former nanny (nephew’s cousin’s former roommate? <– points for knowing where that quote came from).

The ceremony was done in a traditional Vietnamese style, where the bridegroom’s family presents gifts (the dowry) to the bride’s family before he’s allowed to enter the bride’s home. After accepting them, the bride then is presented by her father and they are then married. After their ceremony they went to the Shanghai restaurant for a small reception with the funniest cornball MC I’d seen in a while.

Anyway onto the images:

Groomsmen prepare the gifts down the street from the bride’s parent’s home.

Unfortunately, the bride’s brother Khahn left the keys to his car in his parent’s house.. and couldn’t go get them.. so I had to. Why is this important? Because sitting inside his black car with dark tinted windows in the sun with the windows down is a full sized roast pig. Not only would the car reek for days if left inside, they would have no feast for lunch! So here I am giving them all the keys that were on the hook (I didn’t know which ones to get). I’m such a nice guy, helping people out with their wedding :)

After presenting the gifts, the father goes upstairs to get the bride. How funny is it when she was bizusted paying bills online while she waited! Ha!

On with the ceremony :)

And she comes down, hooray!

Exchange gifts between families and the bride and groom…

Tea ceremony

Manh-Dan’s parents giving gifts, with both grandmothers and Chris’ parents in the background.

Seeing that their traditional American-style wedding is next week in NJ, we didn’t do many formal portraits per the couples’ request. But I had to sneak a few in, how could I pass that up with such wonderful outfits? :)

My friends Laura (the nanny) and Khahn

Different angle for a change…

I can still hear the MC (who’s singing in the background) telling her that she is the most beee-you-tiful bride ever (tounge firmly in cheek). Are you ready New Jersey!?

And a nice one to wrap it up:

I enjoyed the 11-course dinner and party, thanks for a good time and a unique wedding to photograph.

— Andrew

Senior Portraits- Chelsea 2 Sep 09

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
I got into contact with Chelsea (since she is a friend of Zach’s) to do her 2010 senior portraits and I was excited to work out in Spencerport with her. She brought two friends along for entertainment and moral support (thank you ladies for assisting), which always makes the session go easier. I couldn’t have asked for better weather either, not hot, not cold, sunny, clear skies and nearly no wind… topped off with a gorgeous rainbow of a sunset.

Chelsea, you were easy to work with and very patient while I set up my next shot- and I know you will enjoy this set of photos :) The Greece Canal park is lovely for photos- great suggestion. Thanks for a good time!

I like the lodge a lot, great place for photos

Yearbook food :)

Looks like an actress’ headshot.

Her friends obliged Chelsea’s request to jump into one photo. It was funny, put the three of them together and they turn into a giggle-fest. Made for some fun shots :)

A little goofing around while we wait for the sunset

Love the colors, matches her shirt

— Andrew

Senior Portraits- Lindsay 1 Sep 09

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
Lindsay (West Bloomfield class of 2010) wanted to get back together with me to do some more outdoorsy nature style shots, so we met at Mendon Ponds park which has some awesome scenery to do the session. We both had a fun time and Lindsay’s mom helped by holding the reflector for me. Always a pleasure to work with repeat customers! Enjoy the photos…

Mmm flare-i-licious :)

I’d been wanting to do some portraits like this one. Lovely!

Too cool!

Yup, that’s the moon she’s holding there :) Looks like a glowing orb of magic or something…


— Andrew


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