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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 awesome banter.

Some of my photography tips will now be in short video form. :)

In addition to weekly tips, I will also be making more elaborate how-to videos.  If anyone has something specific they’d like to learn, leave it in the comment box or shoot me an email!

  • [...] come with a light meter inside the camera so you can see where your exposure is.  Here is a video I made that explains how important it is to learn to shoot in Manual [...]

  • Shayne - January 9, 2014 - 2:28 am

    Hey Christine, love your Q &A sessions and have learnt a lot. I just have one problem. I dont really know how to adjust correct exposure for indoor photography with my flash (Canon 430 exII). I mean, im confused about all of it. Help would be appreciated

There are so many personal touches you can put into a wedding.  One of my favorite things to see is what kind of flowers the bride chooses.  Not just flowers, but nowadays you can use anything to make your bouquet!

Some bouquets of my past brides.  It’s fun to see them side by side.  Each one definitely reflects the bride. :)

  • Eng - March 15, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    They are all GORGEOUS!!!

  • Arlene - March 21, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Ahhhhhh the peacock bouquet – that wedding got me hooked onto your photography!!! :)

I like leaving myself little notes around the house.

A reminder never hurts!

  • Carla - March 14, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    Ha! This makes me smile every time :)

  • kd - March 14, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    i like the before and after…cleary, you read the note!

  • Jessi - March 14, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    I love you!

  • Ciji - March 15, 2012 - 10:46 pm

    Love this! I’m inspired to do the same!

Mallory & Kobe flew in all the way from Hong Kong to do their engagement session with me!  It’s always such an honor when people fly in just for their engagement pictures. :)

For their session, we took advantage of some of LA’s greatest landmarks.  We started on Hollywood Blvd, ventured to Union Station, and then finished at the LACMA!

They love Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head. :)

Love this!  Aren’t they cute in their little outfits?

Hollywood Blvd. gets really trafficky and at first I thought, “Why on earth did I choose to shoot from across the street?!.”  I waited a bit for the cars to pass but then remembered that improvising is the way to go.  They happened to be wearing really cute, bright, orange shoes and those really cute, bright orange shoes looked fabulous under the bus. :)

Back in their hotel room for an outfit change.  I like getting ready photos.

Mallory was set on doing things that were very “them” (as it should be!), and eating chocolate in bed is very much so.

Channeling 007.

Union Station.

We found this giant fan.  How can you NOT have fun with that thing?!

“High fashion?”

The LACMA.

Kobe likes taking pictures too.  The in between moments . . . always my fav!

  • mai - March 13, 2012 - 11:57 am

    too cute. i love it.

  • Webbi T - March 13, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    What a cute couple!

  • t - March 13, 2012 - 12:43 pm

    when I grow up I want to take pictures as fabulous as you.*heart*

  • Firdaus - March 16, 2012 - 9:14 pm

    I love the warm tone in the pictures. It brings that sweet and delighful feeling.

  • Keisha J. - March 17, 2012 - 5:56 pm

    The orange and blues are soooo VIBRANT and RICH!
    My fav picture: Mr. Potato Head presents, The Rings. <3

  • [...] shot some of Mallory & Kobe‘s photos at the W Hotel where they were staying (they flew in from Hong Kong).  Mallory [...]

  • Andy - October 18, 2012 - 11:11 am

    Great shots! The bow tie really adds a nice touch.

I tried a new lens today – the 85mm f/1.2.

It is fantastic for portraits!  I typically use the 50mm f/1.2 for portraits but the 85 allows you to step back to give your subjects some space (I like to be close but understand that sometimes space can be good), and the 85 will also give you a tighter (narrower frame) shot.

Dave Baez and his daughter June.

If you take a lot of portraits, I would highly recommend the 85mm f/1.2 but if you are looking for more of an all around general lens, I think the 50mm f/1.2 is more suitable. :)

  • carleigh - March 12, 2012 - 10:21 am

    i am in LOVE with my 85 :) I love this father daughter photo. beautiful!

  • t - March 12, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    So would you say a better general lens is the 50 or the 85?

  • Christine C. - March 12, 2012 - 6:32 pm

    The 50 is definitely a better general lens. I’m going to add that into the blog post now. :)

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