Growing up, I have always been an introvert. I was that kid that sat on the side lines watching everything around me. I enjoy observing the intricate details of life - the color, the smell, the personality, how people move in it, etc. As I got older, that joy in details grew into an admiration for photography and the ability to tell a story in a single snap shot. So whenever I get a free moment to pick up my camera, I do it! It's been a long time coming, but I am officially done with school (FOREVER, woot woot)! I'm a full time sonographer, working two jobs, trying to balance my career and my love for photography. I spend all day imaging people's insides and during my spare time I like to image people's outside :) Photography is one of my favorite past times, but with only so many hours in a day, it remains my hobby. Thus, I will be available for limited portrait sessions.

That's a little about me... now, tell me about you! I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

San and Tammi Married!

I cannot put in words how much I love these two. In San and Tammi's engagement post, I talked about how San is good friends with Chris, and how when I met Tammi, I felt like I was meeting a long lost sister.

Well, the day came and went, but it will not be easily forgotten by those involved. At least not for me. Somehow, this wedding was very close to my heart. I definitely shed my fair share of tears. It was too hard not to with all the beautiful words spoken by both parents, and the bride and groom. Even the silent tender moments were a tear jerk-er.

I hope I did the day justice!

*sigh* Her dress...and her shoes! Amsale meets gold Louboutins. What more can a girl ask for?

San gave Tammi a card to read before they saw each other and he must have said something really good because the tears just came flowing. It was so sweet to see.

Do you see why I kept crying?

It was finally time for both families to formally meet and for the bride and the groom to exchange wedding rings.

After a tea ceremony at the bride's home, it was time for the groom to take his new bride to his home and to continue with the ceremony.

A quick change and some girl time.

I love Tammi's reaction to seeing herself after the girls put on the finishing touches. She looked absolutely stunning!

We had time to sneak in a first look and I'm so glad we did. This is hands down my favorite part of the day. I just melted when I saw San's reaction to seeing Tammi.

Then we were off to California Citrus State Historic Park for some photos. It was in the 90's that day, but the bridal party were a breeze to work with!

Finally, it was time to party down!

Congratulations to the newlyweds! To see the slide show, just click here!

Wedding coordinator: Infinity Weddings and Events
Centerpiece, cake and sweetheart table: Lifetime Weddings
Lighting and Drapping: Platinum Peaks
Hair: Jay from Hampton Salon, Newport Beach
Make-up: Katie B.

Special thanks to Catherine for helping me throughout the day.


  1. Loved this wedding! The photos are amazing! *high five sista*

    San & Tammi are such a sweet couple. I teared up way too many times, too.

  2. high five indeed Crystal!! Such a nice elegant wedding. You and your team did a great job!

  3. Dung Quach WilliamsJune 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    Crystal, fantastic work! It radiates of tender, loving care you have for San and Tammi. Loved your superb snapshots, Tammi's fabulous shoes, ao dai, table settings, among many others. And, the slide show with its so apropos music..Ocean of thanks!

  4. Crystal!!! Your photos are amazing!!! They are making me tear up because you have not only captured how beautiful everything was including the gorgeous bride, but you have captured all the emotions of the day. You are one spectacular photographer. It was an honor working with you. I hope you do not mind me sharing your splendid work! Your fan, Katie B, Esq

  5. oh, thank you katie! you're so sweet! i looooove your makeup!

  6. The pictures are stunning... And I am obsessed with the brides earrings... Any idea where they are from? It's exactly what I'm looking for.