“Sometimes you get lucky and finds a soul that grooves with yours.” – Anon

The quote above holds true in two ways for me.

One – it is how I would sum up Ceci and Michelle’s love. It’s evident in so many ways – from the way Ceci looks at Michelle when she teases her every other nano second, and the way Michelle would laugh when she’s around Ceci are enough body language to feel the depth of the love they both have for one another. What they have is real love, unsurpassed.

Two – it is how I feel about our 11-month friendship; except I found two souls that grooved with mine. Boooom! Double bonus! I can’t explain it, we just clicked from the minute I introduced myself at a wedding show, and like fine wine, our friendship just got better with time.

So cheers to you both, my darlings, on your upcoming wedding in 11 days!!! Can’t wait to be a part of the celebration!

Here are some of my favorite images from our engagement sessions in Columbus and Indianapolis. We started with a surprise proposal at The Commons (Michelle said yes obviously! Yay!) then we adjourned to a few places in the city and thereafter, to Indianapolis.

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  • 3 May ’16 - 8:16 PM

    Donna Beck - Gorgeous couple, love this engagement session! Beautiful work!

  • 3 May ’16 - 10:25 PM

    Taris Gonzalez - Those arw awesome

  • 13 May ’16 - 5:53 PM

    Janet Voorhees Bartlett - So beautiful to see two people so much in love. I wish the two of you the best life has to offer.
    Congrats Ceci and Michele on this special day and God bless!
    Janet Bartlett

  • 29 Jun ’16 - 11:56 AM

    Sourav Das - Good captures !

Hi there! This is my first post in 2016, and I will be working on the blog posts in reverse, starting from the newest work to unshown work completed in 2015. Lots of interesting stuff, I kid you not.

It’s been a month since my epic trip to Arizona and Utah. Words can’t fully describe how I feel about this trip. For a start, I think “epic” would describe it aptly. I love to travel and I am most happy when I’m traveling, seeing new places and meeting new people from different background and cultures. This trip was organized by Don Giannatti, a successful commercial photographer with 40+ years of experience, and a gifted educator whom I have followed since 2011. It was only in late 2014 I was blessed to know him personally by taking his 8-Week Portrait classes and thereafter the Project 52 Pros 2015 class when I decided to pursue commercial photography…making a full circle to return to my background in advertising.

This annual P52 trip lasted 8 days, inclusive of one day for meet-and-greet. There were 12 of us, who flew into Phoenix (the starting point of the journey and also where Don is based) from various parts of USA and one each from Canada, Sweden and Norway. It was fun hanging out as new friends and as peers in photography, while enjoying God’s great artistic work and creation on this planet we live in. It’s during this trip that I realized that I really enjoy landscape photography too!

I can’t wait to go back again! Here are some of my favorite shots from the trip.

Vermillion Cliffs
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Lee’s Ferry
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Zion
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This is my first time photographing the milky way.

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Bryce Canyon
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Horseshoe Bend
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Antelope Canyon
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Can you spot the bear?
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Monument Valley
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This photograph reminds me of Morgan Freeman in the bus scene in Shawshank Redemption…somehow I imagined him being in the bus.
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  • 9 Mar ’16 - 9:40 PM

    Terrill Bodner - Lovely shot! So fun to meet you too on the trip.

  • 10 Mar ’16 - 10:17 AM

    Fong - Thanks, Terrill! I’m so happy we finally met and had so much fun together! XX

  • 10 Mar ’16 - 12:01 PM

    b - Beautiful shots. I would love to visit this area some time

  • 10 Mar ’16 - 12:34 PM

    Fong - Thanks, Brian! Yes, you must visit the Southwest region – it will blow your mind. 🙂

  • 10 Mar ’16 - 5:00 PM

    Audrey - Wow what beautiful images!! The sunrise one with the weed in front of the lens is my favorite I think. I bet that was such a great trip!

  • 10 Mar ’16 - 11:52 PM

    Fong - Thank you, Audrey!

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Taylor is one of the few teenagers whom I connect with instantly. In many ways, he reminded me of my younger self in high school (or secondary school, which we call it back home.) I meant that in the most positive way – he’s a thinker, very wise beyond his age and has great parents who are his biggest supporters. He’s also decided what he wants to be and do after graduating. Hence, I know he is able to venture into new territories and be great in whatever he sets his mind and heart in. When that day comes, I will stand proud to say I had the honor to have taken his high school senior portraits.

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  • 18 Aug ’15 - 11:55 AM

    donna - Great session, I love that I can look at his pictures and his personality really comes through…nice work!

  • 18 Aug ’15 - 4:04 PM

    Marita Cord-Mergenthal - Incredible photographs of an incredible young man!

  • 21 Aug ’15 - 2:16 PM

    Ashley Durham - Love that moody black and white shot.