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Bailey Island Wedding: Flor & Ri.

22 Jun

When I drove to Bailey Island to scout Flor and Ri’s wedding, I almost didn’t want to get out of my car.  The region was hit by a Nor’easter storm with heavy rain and gusty wind that lasted for days.  I didn’t have any rain gear on me.  I sat in my car, listened to the howling wind, and said a prayer hoping the sky would clear tomorrow, then jumped out and braved the rain.  As I talked to Flor, who seemed to be in impeccably happy spirits despite the weather conditions, I couldn’t help staring at the majestic ocean with soaring waves.  It was truly mesmerizing.

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Luckily, the weather gods cooperated.  The storm blew through overnight, and by Saturday afternoon, there were little patches of blue in the sky. 

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The wedding was an intimate affair, put together with the help of friends and families.  Flor and Ri have tons of awesome friends who took care of the catering, flower arrangement, decor, and even the wedding cakes. 

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By the time the bride walked down the aisle, it was a beautiful summer day in Maine.

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Crystal Cove Beach Engagement Photo

15 May

Photographing Ava and Bruce was like reading a romance novel.  When they lock eyes with each other, the love is so thick that it makes me melt!

Ava & Bruce

Ava & Bruce

We picked a slightly European setting for the first part of the engagement photo session.  Who knew Orange County could double for cobblestoned Paris?

Then we moved to the Crystal Cove Beach for a more casual feel!

Crystal Cove Beach

Crystal Cove Beach

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Family Portrait at the Huntington Library

31 May

Meredith was one of the first Groupon customers who contacted me after she purchased a Groupon for Marie Chao Photography.  Since she has an annual pass to the beautiful Huntington Library, she suggested that as the location for her family portrait session.  It was a perfect spring day: light breeze in the air, puffy clouds in the sky, flowers blooming… I was surprised how many people were waiting in line to get in when we arrived at 10:30 am!

Since the Groupon deal is for a 30-minute portrait session, Meredith already had a location planned – the Lily Pond.  We found a quiet corner by the pond, and off we went.  Doesn’t it look like an image from a fairytale story with his fiery red hair?!

Charlotte is a three-week old (!) beautiful baby girl.  She was super cooperative and I captured some tender moments between her and her family.

I wished that I could’ve stayed at the Huntington Library to walk around… but I had another shoot to run to!  A lady’s 90th birthday party!

Groupon Deal – $50 Portrait Session in Los Angeles!

18 Dec

I’m launching my first ever Groupon Deal!

Many friends have mentioned Groupon to me for the past few months, and I decided to check it out myself yesterday.  Turns out that they have all kinds of cool deals: Segway ride, Food Tour, Pole Dancing class?! Pretty awesome.  So I decide to start my own Groupon store and launch a deal too!  It’s a mini portrait session (30 minutes) for up to 3 guests (so you and your friends can all chip in for the $50 price- totally affordable!), redeemable for up to 6 months after purchase.  I think this will be a great way to meet new people in the LA area!

Here’s the link to the Groupon deal: http://www.groupon.com/merchants/marie-chao-photography/deals/50-for-200-worth-of-portrait-session-at-marie-chao-photography

Looking forward to meeting you!

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