Tuesday, September 30, 2008

first she insisted that he be in the picture...

(these two are inseparable sometimes.)
visa take 1

then she insisted that she get out her camera too...
visa take 2

then she was just being a ham...
visa take 3

...before i finally got a normal, boring shot for her visa application (not shown here). =)

So I was "tagged" earlier today by the lovely Jen, a fellow photographer. Fun! So here's how it works:
The rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Write 7 random things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post.
4. Pass on the tag.

So here's my stream-of-consciousness list.

1) In one week, me and my family are up and moving to China (thus the visa photos) !!!!!

2) Contrary to somewhat popular belief, we are moving to China and not back to China. None of us have ever lived there, except for one summer I spent in Shanghai during college.

3) I tend to blog as a form of procrastination (thus blogging the night before the movers are coming rather than packing or sleeping)

4) I used to be an engineer

5) After studying Materials Science & Engineering for 6 years, I realized I actually wanted to work as a Mechanical Engineer. go figure.

6) The common theme among a lot of things I like to do (e.g. photography, cooking, knitting, craft projects, engineering) seems to be this insatiable need to create

7) When I got married, I only had to add one letter to my maiden name to get my husband's last name... and I didn't even need to change my signature. Convenient.

OK, jean, rebecca, wendy, sarah, julie, michele, joanne... your turn.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

if you give a child a cookie...






...he'll work the camera for you.

Btw, I could get lost in those deep brown eyes, can't you?

Friday, September 19, 2008

what happens when your child doesn't nap...

well, most of the time it just makes for a grumpy afternoon and evening for everyone involved.
But sometimes, surprises happen.

Like this afternoon, after waiting almost 2 hours for Hannah to fall asleep, I finally was going to give up and get her. (Yes, I am stubborn too, and can wait it out that long) But I got momentarily distracted by something else, and when I went to her room, she had finally fallen asleep... at about the time she normally wakes up from her nap. But I'm not complaining, I'll take the extra break anytime.

Or sometimes, they just fall asleep right in the middle of eating...


Thursday, September 18, 2008

just in time for my birthday/Christmas...

So after years of rumors, Canon has officially announced the release of the new 5D Mark II. It won't be out until end of November (conveniently right before my birthday and Christmas). I guess that gives me a couple months to devise a plan as to how I might afford to buy one. Canon, if you're reading this, I'd be more than happy to "test-drive" one for you. hahaha.

For those interested, you can read more details here.

Ok... off to read more and continue with my obsession. =)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

wide-eyed and red-y

Had the privilege of photographing this lovely newborn recently. She had the biggest eyes and greatest red hair for a newborn. She must've been extra excited for her session too, because she stayed awake as long as she could.


But we outlasted her and got some sleeping pictures in the end too.



I love the proud look on big brother's face.



This family may look familiar to you, as they are all over my website. Mom was one of the first people to take a gamble on me as a photographer, and I am so thankful for her faith in me! I may not have gotten to this point otherwise.

Friday, September 5, 2008


We're back from Boston. And had a wonderful time there, just soaking up Boston.
Will try to post more from our trip later, but for now here is a couple beautiful sisters, whose different personalities shine through in these images. I know mom is faithfully checking. =)