san jose wedding |tenh + derek|

One of the reasons why I seriously love being a wedding photographer is getting to meet so many awesome people I probably never would have if it weren't for my job. I know I say this all the time, but I really have the sweetest couples EVER. I have been waiting very, very patiently for Tenh and Derek's wedding ever since our San Francisco engagement session. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. 3 weeks ago, Tenh + Derek flew me out to San Jose to be part of their special day and I couldn't have been more honored. It was a day filled with laugher, love and very happy tears. I was actually referred to Tenh by one of my brides Esther (who was also in the bridal party) and I couldn't be happier and thankful to have met both wonderful ladies. Tenh + Derek! You know you guys rocked my world, right?! ;) Seriously had a blast documenting your love.

All right. The part you've been all waiting for. The Eye Candy:


How adorable are her Kate Spade shoes? And don't get me started on her dress! GORGEOUS.

Getting all beautified by make-up artist Linda Ngo.

Sigh. Her dress just melts me.

Tenh looks like a ballerina princess here. Just stunning.

Handsome Derek getting ready at the hotel as well.

Some images while we were waiting for the limo to pick us up for the ceremony. LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow flowers and black bridesmaid dresses!

A bouquet of yellow orchids never looked so good.

Hellooooo gorgeous light! And hellooooo gorgeous bride!

I totally love this image. Classic limo. Classic bride.

I was debating if I should post this image since it was a test shot and was underexposed, but I just love the way it came out. So I just had to! The ruffles on her dress is just to die for.

The recessional is always such a happy moment.

After the ceremony, the bridal party and I headed out to a gorgeous park Tenh + Derek had scouted for photos. And I gotta say, it is awesome when brides schedule plenty amount of time for portraits. Love it!

They do fierce so well.

This has to be one of my all time favorite bridal party image ever. Tenh looks so happy and you can just feel the love and support from everyone.

After the bridal party images, it was time for Tenh + Derek to do their thing.


Half the bridal party chose to stay with us for photos and I think it was the first time the bridal party was having more fun than the couple. ;) It was like I had my own cheerleading team with me. One of the groomsman was next to me the whole time ooh-ing and ahh-ing, taking photos with his i-phone and emailing them to their friends. It was seriously so much fun.

I just might have to move to San Jose. The light is just gorgeous!

Love the next series of images!

My fave shot of the day. So serene and beautiful.

And I end this post with a few of my favorite and intimate shots from the reception.


Don't you love how Tenh is wiping away her happy tears?

Tenh+Derek! Congrats and thanks again for having me be part of your special day!

And ofcourse, HUGE thanks to my friend Serena for shooting with me! You're the bestest!