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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.

Caroline and I were in Venezuela having a nice talk on the porch one evening.  It was beautiful.

Ok so we weren’t in Venezuela but we pretended to be, and the beach was just over the mountains.  Hehe.  We were in Silverlake and technically the beach is just over the mountains, give or take 10 miles.  How lucky we are to live in LA!

If you’ve never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame. ~Adam Duritz  (“Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby” by the Counting Crows)

Pick up the current issue of US Weekly Magazine for a sneak peek of my photos from Dexter’s Julie Benz & Rich Orosco’s wedding.

The wedding was so much fun to photograph!  If there is one word I could use to describe Julie & Rich, it would be plain and simply: FUN.  Playful and goofy couples are my favorite!! ;)

Can’t wait to share more!

I turned 30 this week.  Besides feeling awesome-r (hee hee), it’s given me a chance to reflect on the things I’m really grateful for.  Is it possible to be grateful for the opportunity to feel grateful? :)

The things that friends are willing (or actually WANT) to do always get me.  There are so many little things I want to write about here but I’ll just do an overview to save everyone from reading a novel.

Mark, Jessica, and Kevin planned a perfect, seamless day at Disneyland because WHERE ELSE WOULD A 30-YEAR OLD CELEBRATE HIS/HER BIRTHDAY?!  Mark & Jessica got engaged last year at the park and were able to whip out some fairy dust.  We had lunch at Club 33 (it’s an exclusive members club at the park and word on the street is there is a 12-year wait list), did not have to wait in ANY lines all day (they arranged for the same VIP tour that celebs get), got to drive the giant steamboat and toot the horn (!!!), and received VIP seating for the World of Color show.  On top of that we ate churros, pretzels, looked for hidden Mickeys, and all that usual good Disney stuff.  It was a GOOD DAY. :)

Carla threw me a dinner party and if there’s anything I know, it’s that Carla’s dinners are Awesome with a capital A.  She knows I tend to eat “healthy” (with the exception of the occasional sweet tooth) so she prepared a baked Moroccan chicken, cous cous, and a kale/brussel sprout salad.  In the end, all of that was canceled out by the decadent PEANUT BUTTER chocolate cake she made for dessert, specially made with Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted PB because she knows it’s my favorite.

I got to see some of my closest friends who I haven’t seen in a while and have quality conversation until 2:00am.  Now that’s the good stuff!

I have some really amazing people in my life.  I’m excited because I am heading up to the Bay Area in a bit to see my family, and you know that will be the icing on the cake!  I am way too lucky.

Dear new decade:  I am ready for ya!

I’m still amazed at the awesome photos that the iPhone can take.  How lucky we are to have such technology?!

Taken in my kitchen with the iPhone 4S.  Edited using the Instagram App.

P.S. When I post pictures that involve my hands, I often get asked what color the nail polish is.  O.P.I. – Mermaid’s Tears. ;)

  • Jamie - May 9, 2012 - 9:59 am

    I have to say I’m addicted to the iPhone camera as well, as sad as it may seem I have often ditched my DSLR (I should punish myself, but I promised myself and my DSLR that I would start using it again) but the iPhone camera has amazing DOF!

    BTW love your nail polish! It looks a lot like my favorite from Essie – Turquoise & Caicos :)

    Jamie
    Jeighmee K. Photography & Island Soapery

Dainee’s sister Kaity did an AMAZING job planning her bridal shower.  She contacted me far in advance and provided bullet point details about the event.  She was on top of it and I was so impressed!

I had my first role as MOH this year and it is not an easy job.  Kudos, Kaity.

Stylish group of girls. :)

The shower was held at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills.

Dainee and her sister Kaity.  There is always something very satisfying about a simple, classic, B&W portrait.

Bouchon’s brunch menu is insanely delicious.  Looking at these photos again makes me HUNGRY!

Dainee’s fiance Steve stopped by at the end to surprise her.  So sweet!

Girls are so thoughtful and crafty with presents.  I love it.

They will be honeymooning in Bora Bora (one of my favorite places on this planet!), so she received a lot of beachy gifts. :)

Steve even received some Speedos.  Ha!

Congratulations Dainee & Steve!  Best wishes for your wedding and beyond!

  • Ivy - May 4, 2012 - 10:36 am

    FYI, you should’ve posted a disclaimer at the top of this post:

    WARNING – IF YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A JUICE FAST, DO ***NOT*** LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING PICTURES OR YOU WILL NEED TO BUY A NEW COMPUTER AFTER ATTEMPTING TO EAT YOUR SCREEN.

    That is all.

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