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Valentine’s Day Inspiration | Viceroy Palm Springs

My Valentine, Nancy Liu Chin, designed some modern day romance for this beautiful Valentine’s Day inspired photo shoot.  The iconic Viceroy Palm Springs made for the perfect backdrop with it’s charming bungalows and perfectly lit white rooms.  Add in a shopping spree at the local Target store for some props and there you have it.  I love all the little romantic vignettes that Nancy created and so will you.  It will surely spice up your upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration!

 

Viceroy Palm Springs

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All photos shot with my trusty little travel camera, Sony RX100II.
 

Art For Art with Anna Wu

I was contacted by fellow photographer, neighbor and friend Anna Wu to participate in her Art for Art project.  It’s a personal project that Anna does monthly with other photographers.  It’s an exchange between artist to photograph each other.  I can see how educational and interesting it would be to see how other photographers work.  So of course I was thrilled to participate.  Here are the photos of Anna that I shot here at my studio.  It’s been awhile since I’ve used my studio setup so this gave me a chance to dust off the studio strobes, switch gears and do something different.  
 
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I love the photos that Anna captured of me.  I know everyone says they don’t like photos of themselves but I REALLY don’t like photos of myself  because when I smile, my face usually looks all scrunchy.  Anna had her work cut out for her and she did a fabulous job making me look relaxed and normal.  My job photographing her was definitely easier then her photographing me.  Haha!
 
Art for Art photography exchange | Anna Wu x Kevin Chin
Art for Art photography exchange | Anna Wu x Kevin Chin
 
Art for Art photography exchange | Anna Wu x Kevin Chin
 
Click here to see more of Anna’s Art for Art collaborations.
 Makeup and hair by Susie Chhuor Studios
 

Instagram Maui

 
I thought I would share some Instagram photos from a trip to Maui last December to warm up the winter chill.  Bundle up, hug someone, and stay warm tonight!
 

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Happy Mother’s Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share some of my favorite Mom photos from some past weddings.  I love weddings and I love capturing all of the emotions of the day.  As you look at these photos, you can really feel the love and joy that these moms have for their children.  Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful moms that I have had the pleasure of photographing.
 
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mother dancing with son at wedding