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!
Back in January, my dearest friend Billy Shih did something amazing for his birthday. He inspired friends, family members, and strangers to make a difference when Haiti was struck by a tragic force leaving the area in ruins. Billy stepped up and helped raise over $16,000 from over 100 individual in donations for Doctors without Borders. How did he do it? Well read below from an old family friend, Jamie Hsu:
I think this is a great story, because I remember how I was 10+ years ago, and I was not as selfless.
Back when Haiti experienced that devastating, Kevin Wong (www.kvwphoto.com) and some of his friends wanted to find a way to procure donations for relief efforts to Haiti. They started pimping themselves out to help people move or “whatever” in exchange for donations.
I have known Kevin all of his life as we grew up as family friends. And I know that Kevin is an extremely talented photographer.
So in exchange for a donation to Doctors Without Borders, Kevin agreed to take some family photos for us.
We went for the Fun Forest as the setting because of its impending closure.
Thank you Kevin for capturing these for us. Treasure!
Again friends, it’s www.kvwphoto.com. He’s local and he’s available for you and your family.
***Edited to add: They raised over $15,000!
More to come!
Engaged. Happy. Lovely. Check out these two, Jennifer and Byung, with a small cameo from Rocco, your friendly neighborhood chihuahua.
Aaaaand we’re back with Cori and Matt, except this time the focus was baby Layla Trahan. If you recall, it was only a few short months ago that I was taking photos of Layla in the form of a belly. She was so cooperative and calm for the majority of the session, which I think we were all grateful for, making the whole process a breeze. We made it through three different outfits, with only one casualty by spit. Enjoy the monkeys and tutu!
It’s early morning and we were hanging out at Hotel Max in downtown Seattle. The sun was hitting the side of the building just right giving us a couple hours to use the natural lighting. My friend slash international super model, Jessica, was happy and willing to help out with this boudoir project. The collaboration was set up to show off a softer side of sexy and beauty – at least for my part. There were a few key themes that I wanted to deliver: softer / warmer lighting, relaxed nature, strong postures and some close up comps.
Taking on this project was an incredibly educational process and my main take aways were this: 1) sexy doesn’t have to be explicit, 2) women and all their being are beautiful, 3) oh, and my friends are pretty awesome. Thanks to Jessica and Billy for being a part of the learning process. If you have questions or are interested in having your portrait taken, please contact me by email: hello [at] kvwphoto.com.
Please be respectful and don’t copy, reuse or alter these images. Thanks.
If you made it this far, here’s a small image of the board I made that inspired the work above: