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  • Christine Chang

    Wedding Photographer. Adventurer. Ninja.

    Lover of brussel sprouts, chubby dogs, and theme parks.

    My interest in photography began in grade school. I would set up my "portrait studio” in the living room by hanging a bed sheet and shining house lamps toward it. Fast forward 20 years and today I am living my dream as a worldwide photographer based in Los Angeles.

    Here you will find some of my recent work along with adventures, personal growth, and other random banter.

I think blogging is one of the best things in this world.  It give you the opportunity to share what you’re passionate about and create your own little community.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a dinner hosted by Beauty In The Bite and This Yuppie Life, and met women who have a passion in all areas of life – cooking, mixology, parenting, travel, and fashion.

Feel free to check out these ladies’ blogs for some inspiration!  Some photos from the dinner below.

Cooking:

Ragan Brookswww.beautyinthebite.com

Pamela Salzmanwww.pamelasalzman.com

Mixology:

Jordan Catapano & Jocelyn Dunn Muhlbachwww.thisgirlwalksintoabar.com

Travel & Lifestyle of a Celebrity Publicist:

Molly Schoneveldwww.thisyuppielife.com

Fashion:

Veronica Taylorwww.thelookbyv.com

Parenting:

Beth Navarrowww.bethnavarro.com

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  • Jordan - October 20, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    Such amazingly beautiful photos!! So lucky to meet you and to be exposed to your gorgeous work. ox Jordan

Balancing work and personal life doesn’t happen one day and then stay perfect forever.  It takes constant awareness to make sure all the areas in your life feel good.

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My struggle with work is that I love it too much.  When I was starting my business I neglected my health and relationships because EVERYTHING was about photography, networking, and getting my business up and running.

Here are 2 things I’ve found that help balance work and personal life:

1.  Separate your home and work space.  I worked from home for 5 years.  It was SUPER convenient but not productive, not to mention depressing.  A good friend of mine says, “The problem with working from home is that you either can’t stop working, or you never start.”  This generation has many entrepreneurs who all face the same problem so office spaces are opening to fix that.  At the office space I rent, their slogan is – Because working alone sucks.  It’s true.  Investing in an office space is 1000x worth it if it means you’ll be happier.  I go to the office to answer emails, edit photos, and make phone calls.  At home I do none of that.

2.  Make time for the things you love (besides your job).  Outside of photography I REALLY like eating, yoga, and adventures.  When I’m not working I call a pal and do one of the above activities (this way my relationships get nurtured too).  My Monday and Wednesday evenings are dedicated to yoga (making sure my body feels good).  My friends and I make an effort to try new restaurants or explore parts of the city we’ve never been to.  Right now we’re talking about doing a road trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon, and a bigger trip next year to Iceland or Morocco.  The important thing is to make time and effort to do personal things you love.  Keep your soul nourished!

If you’re feeling burnt out or not good, look to see which area of your life needs more (or less) attention.  You only have one body and one life.  Make it count.

  • rachel - October 16, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    I love this.. Thank you!

Sarah + Danny’s Wedding Rehearsal Dinner at Boulevard in San Francisco.

We took some photos along the Embarcadero before heading to dinner.

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This little boy had the BIGGEST crush on one of Sarah’s bridesmaids Annie.  See the necklace she’s wearing?  He used his allowance to buy it for her in the hotel gift shop.

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The guy on the left being punched . . . is Annie’s boyfriend.

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Boyfriends & Husbands = Delegated picture takers for girl group photos.

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To see Sarah + Danny’s engagement photos at The Huntington Botanical Gardens, click here.

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