The season is starting up again and the first round couldn’t have been any better. Amy and Jonathan are friends who have been together since I have known them. Their brilliant minds crossed paths and resulted in a pairing full of laughter, scientific discussions and wit. I loved the engagement session we shared. I could literally watch these two for hours debate about scientific research. Speaking of, we started off in Amy’s lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and made our rounds throughout the amazing architecture. Following the colorful display of test tubes, we found ourselves on the streets of South Lake Union enjoying the best Spring has to offer with cherry blossoms in each direction.
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Excitement is building up for Amy and Jonathan as their special day quickly approaches. But in the meantime, we hit the streets this past Sunday to South Lake Union to visit Amy’s lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for some colorful explorations. Even if we are in our twenties, who says we still can’t have with test tubes and water colors?
More photos will be up soon. I’ll give you some hints: textured walls, cherry blossoms, bamboo and a whole lot of laughing. I can’t wait to share!
Handcrafted gifts are the best. Unfortunately, my hands are only good at typing and twisting the barrel of a lens. That’s why I enlisted the help of my friend, Tiffany Hall, to help me make the perfect gift for my Valentine this year. After some quick decisions, she was on her way in making a beautifully polished, black precious stone necklace that in my opinion, balanced elegance and class. You could wear it with jeans, or with a dress, which was why it was such a savior. The necklace completed Lucy’s little black dress right before we went to dinner. Thanks Tiffany! Check out her other work at Tiffany Hall Designs.
What’s more exciting than the day of the wedding is the album that contains all the images together in one story. The couples that I work have all been excited about the photos that they see once they are uploaded onto their gallery, but nothing really takes them back to the moment they said “I do” than something printed in hand. It’s such a powerful experience that is impossible to understand until you go through it yourself. I encourage everyone to ask about albums and what it will take to get one made. It will be one of the best decisions you have ever made.
Special thanks to my dear friend and talented designer, Katrina Mendoza for helping me with the layouts and album covers. More albums to share but check these out for now!
Rheesa and Kevin Paluay from San Diego, CA
Felise and Ben Park from Bellevue, WA
First, I wanted to say thank you to all my friends and family members that supported me in beating my $500 goal. We not only beat my goal, but I also received contributions from 10 people. Even if you didn’t donate, spreading the word and passing the message along helped too. In total, the event raised $62,000 towards research and program costs that battle more than 100 different forms of muscle disabling diseases.
If you didn’t know, MDA in Washington is partnered with some of the leading institutions that fight diseases and cancer including University of Washington Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Seattle Children’s and the SCCA. The money is being put to good use. Once the code has been cracked with this disease, it’s going to help eliminate a lot of pain, struggle and heartache many families like ours face today.
I wanted to also say thank you to SmugMug for sponsoring my campaign by providing me with free prints for the posters and postcards that I will be sending to my generous donors. SmugMug is my online gallery and printing service for KVW Photo and has provided an amazing service for me and my clients for the past two years. If you’re ever in need of a reliable, friendly, affordable printing solution, check them out. I couldn’t be more happy with my experience with them.
[Originally posted on kvwong.com, my personal blog]
Beautifully sung Star Spangled Banner.
Our fearless leader and MDA Executive Director, Liz Truong with Seahawk Roy Lewis