Monday, August 30, 2010

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding | Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral

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I have so many so many great images to share in this ultra elegant wedding of Kelly and Scott. I knew this wedding is going to be beyond awesome before I even shoot, because I am working with a team of superb vendors.

Slideshow : http://www.chungliphotography.com/w/kelly_scott/highlight_vendors/



Wedding Planner : Duncan Reyes Events and Design
Wedding cake : Jen’s Cakes
Videography : Thomas Hughes
Catering : Thomas John events

Dance Instruction:
Cynthia Glinka – On The Dancefloor with Cynthia Glinka
www.cynthiaglinka.com

Entertainment:
Pop Fiction c/o Natasha Miller – Entire Productions
www.entireproductions.com

Equipment Rentals:
Amber Solomon & Emily Caughell – Hartmann Studios
www.hartmannstudiosrentals.com

Linen Rentals:
Whitney Werts – La Tavola Linens
www.latavolalinen.com

Alana Bournas – Napa Valley Linens
www.nvlinens.com

Lily Yeung – Wildflower Linens
www.wildflowerlinens.com

Floral Designer:
Linnae & Jon Gomez – Asiel Design
www.asieldesign.com

Hair Stylist:
Lisa Prompongsatom

Hotel Accommoodations:
Tseday Aklilu – Omni Hotel San Francisco
www.omnihotels.com

Lighting Design:
Hayley Bramble – Got Light?
www.got-light.com

Make-Up Artist:
Ericka Brannon

Photo Booth:
Gavin Breber – Photoboof
www.thephotoboof.com

Photographer:
Chung Li – Chung Li Photography
www.chungliphotography.com

Printing & Stationery:
Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez – Creative Designs By Mimi
www.creativemimi.com

Transportation (Shuttle & Cable Cars):
Danny Finale – Bauer’s Transportation
www.bauersit.com

Transportation (Rolls Royce):
Carl Payne

Venue (Ceremony):
Rev. Peter G. Shea – Old St. Mary’s Church
www.oldsaintmarys.org

Venue (Reception):
Linda Hylen – The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange Building

Videographer:
Lisa London – Thomas Hughes Video

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

St Ignatius Church Fisherman's Wharf Hyatt Wedding | Red Rose Inspired

Charity and Jay's red rose inspired wedding at the USF Saint Ignatius Church and Fisherman's Wharf Hyatt was one of the most enjoyable wedding I had this year. They hired me and trusted me all the way from the engagement session couple months ago to wedding day. Beautifully beautifully done.

Great Client Testimonial says it all. Below is something Charity and Jay wrote for me on YELP after the wedding :)

"We were fortunate to have Chung be our photographer for our wedding on August 7, 2010. He truly captures every moment and every detail. He sees things that no else would..from lighting to how the body should be position even to how the colors/background compliment the photograph. I know that most couples who are getting married say that they need to trust a photographer who will capture this once in a life time moment and Chung did that for us.

We put our trust in him and allowed him to direct us for our pictures and our engagement pictures and wedding pictures have turned out to be beautiful and amazing! Chung is also customer-oriented and he will never make you feel pressured to do things that you don't want to. He is easy to talk and we can say that Chung has become not only a well known photographer to us but a good friend. Although the wedding is done, we know that our paths will meet again in the future and when it does we know that we can trust Chung.

Thank you Chung for everything. You truly have a gift and we are glad that you have decided to share it to the world!"

Thank you so much Charity and Jay !!!

Click here for this beautiful wedding slideshow <<<<<<

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Makeup : wowpretty
Event Planning : A2 Imagine Events
Ceremony : St Ignatius Church (USF)
Reception : San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hyatt

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sneak Peek - Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding | Kelly & Scott

Sneak Peek - Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding | Kelly & Scott on last Saturday

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Monday, August 16, 2010

20% Price Adjustment. | Wedding Package starting price $6000

Thank You ! Thank You ! Thank You ! Thank you for all of my former client's and all wedding industry vendors' support thr the years . It has been a fruitful 2010 year to me already.

I'm blessed to have so many awesome clients' trust and support to allow me to keep creating my photography art work and be able to continue to capture all couple's most important day in their life.

My goal has never changed : Provide the best customer service and provide detail oriented creative work.

When you hear "best customer service" you may think thats just a repeatedly used phrase on all business website, but I hope my perfect score YELP review will change your perception on what a GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE should be.

In order to provide the best qualities of my work , I only take limited number of weddings and commercial clients a year . It is a little overwhelming to me now to handle all of the wedding works and commercial works. It is time for me to make a little adjustment on my price ( so that I can have a life and little more free time to breath :P )

Starting 15th Sept ( all contract signed after 15th Sept) , the wedding package price will be increased by 20% , i.e. the starting price of the wedding package will be increased from $5000 to $6000 .

I wish I could take all the clients that are interested in my art work no matter how much they can afford, but given the free time I have now , just doesn't allow me to do that .

Thanks for all of my former clients and thanks for all of you who appreciate photography and the creative work behind every image.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Hands On Portrait Photography Class on 10/3 (Sunday)

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Side Note : For those who were asking, the beginner class on coming 8/22, 8 seats were all sold out, but the next beginner class will be on 9/26 , email me if you are interested to sign up.

Monday, August 02, 2010

2010-08-02 When good is not good enough | Sausalito Wedding

I'm a wedding photographer with high expectation. I have expectation on myself everytime I go out to photograph, no matter is wedding, portrait or babies.

When good doesn't satisfy me anymore, I'm looking for something Extraordinary, at least can wow myself.

Here are couple pictures of Jamie and Randall, they put on their wedding gown and suit again after their honeymoon for this "After Shoot". I love doing after wedding shoot for couple reasons :

First, we never need to rush from locations to locations , we can totally take our time .
Secondly, we can go to the location where it is very difficult to go on the wedding day, may be it is far away from ceremony and reception site.
One more reason is that I can totally be creative in terms of picking locations and time of the day to shoot.

The first pic is my favorite of that shoot, when I saw this scene, I told Jamie and Randall, "I am not leaving without an awesome image !"

Oh ,Hey, remember I have an intermediate portrait class in Sept/Oct , 1 day intensive. If you are interested, email me and I will put you on my interest list before I confirm all details ! chung@chungliphotography.com :P hehe

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

8/22 Digital Photography Beginner Class - SOLD OUT



Thank you ! Thank you so much for asking , the 22nd August Digital Photography Beginner Class all seats SOLD OUT. Before the class on 7/17 , I didn't think of I would have another class that soon and the response was great .

Here are 2 student's review on their blog, see what they have learned.

Stacie of the Flirty Guide : <<<<<<


Diane of DKdesigns : <<<<<<

Thank you so much for all former students' awesome testimonials , I think the intimate , small group (8 students), and most importantly the hands-on format attracting many photography beginners to jump start their skills and feel comfortable with their new equipment.

I still have couple students on the waiting list / interest list, so, here is the good news , I 'll have one more beginner class in Sept/Oct, email me first, I will put you in my list, but I will definitely post details here later also ! Oh, forget to mention, I am also having an intermediate class in Sept/Oct also which focus more on dynamic posing , lighting and Photoshop/Lightroom editing ! EMAIL ME first !!! chung@chungliphotography.com

To see all previous posts , images for all beginner class we have before, CLICK HERE : <<<

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010-07-29 Featured in the Valley & Co | Japanese wedding

One more wedding featured in the Valley & Co blog, go check it out !!!! Thats Toshi and Yukari's wedding I shot in Tokyo in April.

the link to this particular wedding is :
http://valleyandco.blogspot.com/2010/07/round-world-real-wedding-japanese.html

If you haven't seen the slideshow of this wedding yet ? click the below link !!

Highlight slideshow : <<<<<<

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Monday, July 26, 2010

2010-07-26 Honor to be invited and featured in Valley & Co's blog

It is really my honor to be invited and a wedding I just shot in Martha's Vineyard to be featured in the Valley & Co's wedding blog . It is pretty exciting to see my work reaching out to different area and more people outside San Francisco are interested in my work :) Have too many good pictures in this wedding they have to split it into 2 different posts , they just post part 1 :)

Valley & Co. is the creation of Nick + Aleah Valley, owners and principal wedding and event planners of Fine Line Management & Events, Seattle, and the Good Life Special Events, San Diego. They are also the Little Black Book Vendor of the Style Me Pretty wedding blog , locate in Southern California.

Click here for this particular post link : <<<<<<


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Upcoming Introduction to Digital Photography Class 8/22

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Click to see all previous classes posts: <<<<<<

My upcoming workshop date has been confirmed , 8/22 Sunday . The class format and content will be same as the one I have before, 7 hours from 9:30 to 5:30pm with a lunch break. In the morning, we will go through theories and get familiar with your camera, after lunch, we will go outside to practice. I have a lot of tips to share with you, since it is an intimate workshop, you can ask whatever you want , about wedding shoot, about business, about how to get in to the industry :) Willing to share everything with you.

Photography needs a lot of practice and a lot of thinking behind, what I'm teaching you , is the fundamental things you MUST know to get it started, and most importantly is I'm going to show you a systematic way to practice, not just shoot a lot without purpose. When you get out of my workshop, you know what exactly you need to do with you camera and know what to practice to get better !

Do you prefer to spend months or years to try to figure out the features of the camera/lens by yourself or spend 7 hrs straight to get your hands dirty and ready to shoot some awesome images for your friends and family ??

email me to sign up chung@chungliphotography.com

See what Stacie said /blog after attending my class last saturday

http://theflirtyguide.blogspot.com/2010/07/chung-li-beginners-dslr-photography.html

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2010-07-21 Introduction to digital photography class last Saturday


Last Saturday had a lot of fun teaching this 7 hours introduction to digital photography class at my gallery in Belmont. 8 students were all excited to get to know their camera better and get some hands on practice .

Like the previous classes, was held at my gallery . In the morning, after we had breakfast, we spent the whole morning from 9:30am - 1:00pm learning about theory and get familiar with their own equipment . The theory part include all the basic of photography... like aperture , shutter speed, iso, lens characterists/usage, composition, depth of field, flash .... . Then we all have lunch together.

Theory means nothing without practice, so after lunch , we went out for some hands on practice from 1:00pm - 4:00pm . We all practiced and applied what we learned in the morning using our gear. We practiced the combination of shutter speed/aperture to archive different result that we want. Everyone was required to use M (manual) mode to practice.

I designed this class to only accept 8 students because I have to make sure every student got enough attentions from me and ask questions and guidance when they need.

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See what one of my student Stacie said and blog about this class. <<<<<<

I'm now scheduling the next class to be on 8/22 , if you are interested , please email me to sign up, class fee is $180 per person for this 7 hrs intensive class.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2010-07-14 Sneak Peak of the Martha's Vineyard Wedding | Massachusetts Destination Wedding

Just came back Sunday from the fairytale Martha's Vineyard destination wedding of Meredith and Michael. Believe of not , I even have the sneak peek slideshow ready for everyone to view !! Yay ! This is when I said I CAN'T WAIT to edit :)

Wedding Ceremony : Saint Elizabeth Church in Edgartown

Wedding Reception : Beach Plum Inn

Click here for slideshow : <<<<<<


I will post some of my favorite images here first and will upload some more in the coming few days :)

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