Shooting Leslie-Ann and Gary’s wedding wasn’t nearly as difficult as deciding to shoot their wedding. It’s my first time involved in a full wedding, and first time visiting the United States to add. I was caving under the pressure and wrote them a letter to decline. This was Gary’s response:

“…by emphasizing that Leslie-Ann and I care a lot about our wedding photos, we are not at all worried about your “performance.”  Loving photography and having ridiculously high standards for a photographer are two different things.  We love photography.  But we do not have unreasonable expectations. As a challenge for a photographer, it is nothing more than a small party.  It’s a practice round for your wedding portfolio, and you have a rare opportunity to have free reign on a wedding armed with digital and film Nikon (again: “Nikon, right?”) gear, with a couple of people (me and LA) who are not tightly-wound douchebags who will get all bent out of shape if their photos are not exactly perfect.  We will love whatever you do.  I promise.”

And to think I almost didn’t want to go.


those intimate backyard wedding with family and close friends are always fun! love it!

Fabulous coverage! What a fun wedding!

Super cute couple and very artsy style to your photos.

Seriously awesome coverage… love the moments you’ve captured!

I enjoy your style! Very interesting perspectives that you capture.

I can never get enough ironing shots. Fun times!

Great job capturing all of the wonderful details!

Seriously?! This is amazing, every little detail and more importantly, every moment you captured is just right! Huge congrats to Leslie and Ann.

absolutely gorgeous! I love all the small moments and details you noticed here.

Incredible. Love the way you see, and the post work is awesome. Well done!

Absolutely adorable couple – you did a great job! Love it.

Nice details on this wedding, you did a great job with coverage!

You’ve captured so many beautiful moments here; and could that bride be any more stylish? Love her hairpiece and her dress. Rock on. =)

I love your point of view. I felt like I was there with them. Awesome job! ~emma

Dayum. This is wicked.

I so adore this wedding. I wish this is what I’d done for my own! And yay for an NC wedding 🙂

such a beautiful celebration, great work!


Crap. Now I have to get married so you can shoot my hypothetical wedding. Annoyingly, that will be like 4 years away, and there’s no way I can afford you then! love love love love.


Harvard no shashin iine!!
I don’t find your photos “lonely” at all(I am not just talking about the wedding photos).
Every object and moment in the photos are a part of life.


Thank you Mari-san. 😀

Love em Love em Love em Love em Love em