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Wedding | Monica & Ben | San Francisco, CA | March 24, 2012

When the first time I met Monica and Ben at Peets Coffee last summer, it was quite well, and I’ve been having a good feeling about their wedding photos since that time. Some time in the fall, they showed me around Terra Gallery where would be holding their wedding ceremony. It is a spacious contemporary, and elegant event venue, which is also my favorite style. As you can see in the first picture, a peep from Terra Gallery on the big wedding day.

Back to the wedding day, early in the morning when my assistant and I were on our way to the Palace Hotel, it didn’t rain; it poured. And it didn’t even pause for a while when we arrived at the hotel. I believe rainy day brings good luck, like tempting fate. To me, shooting in rainy conditions can be very creative, presenting unexpected, extraordinary opportunities to capture lovely and funny pictures.While Monica was talking to two little cuties, Kate and Mia, I saw her naturally glowing beauty. I let my assistant move the furniture away from the window so that they could keep chitchatting in a bigger space. This is true affection that doesn’t need any retouch.We drove along the hustling traffic to the Legion of Honor, where still can shoot good pictures on a rainy day. Monica and Ben were very cooperative. With a bit of encouragement to each other, they ended up laughing and having fun in the rain boots even though the bottom of the dress was soaked. It was like a venture out into the rain. What a lovely couple!

Wish Monica and Ben all my best! Happily ever after! Thank them again for choosing me to be their wedding photographer. In the meanwhile, thank my dear Rita for introducing me to Monica and Ben.

第一次见到Monica和Ben还是去年的夏天,我们在San Metro的Peets Coffee交谈甚欢。几个月后,我们一起去了他们选择的婚礼点Terra Gallery,一个开阔的时尚的场所,是我喜欢的简约风格。第一张照片就是他们婚礼那天装饰后的Terra Gallery的一角。回到婚礼的那天早上,是个灰沉沉的雨天,我和助手开车去三番的路上,大雨倾泻,到达新娘住的Palace Hotel时,雨还是在顽强地下,这会是一个很有挑战的拍摄,但我心里依然很乐观,说不定在很特别的情况下会有特别的创造力。

走进酒店房间,看到Monica和可爱的两个小女孩聊天,我觉得她的神态很生动美丽,便让助手把窗前的家具挪开,让孩子和Monica在窗前继续他们自然的交流,这是个意想不到的充满温馨亲情的画面,不需要任何修饰。从酒店出来,我们顺着繁忙的车流缓慢地开到了Legion Of Honor, 一个在雨天依然还可以拍摄的地方,Monica和Ben都很配合,从照片里可以看到他们在一起的快乐是那么动人。不得不说,Monica穿的雨鞋也是颇有特色,这就是生活,快乐的雨天的快乐的一对新人。


Wedding | Monica & Ben | March 24, 2012 from JJ Photo Studio.

Photography: JJ Photo Studio
MUA/Hair: Rachanee

  1. March 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Amazing and dazzling! Lovely pictures…and each time I wanted to see more…ha! And from the video and fabulous music background, it’s like a story telling video! And without hesitation or second thoughts, another great job done! I just wish I have more weddings to refer you to…you take such wonderful and sweet pictures that capture all the love shared and feelings and happiness from within…! Beautiful! Awesome with great memories shared! Thank you for sharing this!

    • March 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

      thanks for all your supports! dear

  2. March 31, 2012 at 9:42 am


    • March 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

      小酒眼睛真锐, 说到我心里去了. 因为他们两个人的特点, 我选的地方希望是适合他们的. 新娘是哈佛毕业的, 聪明爽直. 谢谢小酒的点评!

  3. March 31, 2012 at 9:46 am


  4. pkt
    March 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Very elegant presentation of memorable celebration! The stylish capture fits great with the graceful couple. Awesome work!

  5. Hocc
    April 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Really great pictures!! I like the one bride sits on the blue chair. Very elegant smile and atmosphere ! JJ you are really outstanding on using natural lights! 🙂
    Congratulations and Keep on going!~

    • April 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      thanks Hocc! one day I will work on your portrait when you need it for your book:)

  6. Cindy
    April 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

    What a beautiful video!!! countless lovely moments. The bride looks so wonderful and genuine. Kids are adorable. Love the reflection in the picture. The couple are made for each other and being married to each other,there will never be a dull moment. Wish them all the best and many,many years together!! You captured the day wonderfully and do excellent work.

    • April 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      thanks Cindy! Hopefully I can be your wedding photographer when it comes 🙂

  7. karen
    April 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    JJ’s shooting for each and every couple is different, every one is unique with its own character and highlights, that’s why I love JJ’s shooting so much; she never lets me down!:) This set looks simple, but immersed with sophisticate and elegancy. The lights always touch my heart.
    Keep it up, JJ!

    • April 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Karen dear, you are my first model, remember? thanks for all supports!

  8. zz
    May 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm


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