Archive for 2012

2012 Fall Winter NYC Bridal Market

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

New York. The capital of everything cool.

I had to pleasure of returning to the Big Apple to photograph and film for Grace Ormonde of Wedding Style Magazine. Here is the highlight film I produced that documented a weekend with Grace.

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SF Ritz Carlton Wedding: Jane and Jack

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Jane is a foodie. Jack is a techie. The two of them met while working at Yelp. How befitting!

It was just another Monday in San Francisco when Jane was trying to take an artistic photo of her lemon cake dessert at work – a habit she and I aren’t about to kick. After struggling with poor lighting and impatience, she threw her hands up in the air flustered. Jack, bemused the entire time and enchanted by her chestnut hair, mustered up the courage to walk over and offered his help.

A Beautiful San Francisco Wedding

What started as a shared lemon cake led to this weekend’s beautiful wedding at San Francisco Ritz Carlton … Their engagement photographs can be found here.

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Despite the rain, it did not dampent anyone’s spirit. In fact, just like water, tears of joy trickled in equal quantity.

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If one picture could epitomize their union, it is this round lemon cake – coming full circle.

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The rest of the wedding reception was full of dancing, laughing and more dancing!

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Thanks, Ray, for having me as the second shooter.

Cheers,

Lawrence Chan

Le Thai Drunken Noodles

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Noodles!

In a recent trip to Las Vegas for some editorial photo shoots, I Yelped a Thai restaurant and came upon Le Thai. It was a tiny joint that looked like a strip club from the outside.

The place was modest, but the taste was anything but that. I ordered drunken noodles and Julie ordered garlic fried rice with a “Ladyboy Cocktail” to wash everything down.

When asked how spicy, I said four on a scale of five with five being the hottest. The kind server noted that food cannot be returned if inappropriate to taste. I heeded the warning and chose a level three spicy. She smiled in agreement.

A level three spicy was delightful. Any more would have made the searing pain unpleasant. I was so enamored with the flavors that I wolfed down Julie’s bowl as well before returning to Grace Ormonde‘s Las Vegas party.

Lover of food,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. Sorry for not posting adequately. I’ve been busy.

Feng Shui

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Ray Santana

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Wicked. My buddy, Ray Santana, invited me to second shoot with him at an awesome wedding in Miami Mandarin Oriental in April 2012. The last time I was there was when I was working with Grace Ormonde of Wedding Style Magazine launch her new book.

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Looking forward to working with a published wedding photographer like himself. It’s going to be a wild time!

Ciao,

Lawrence Chan

Lake Tahoe Snowboarding

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Wicked.

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30 Dr Seuss Quotes to Live By

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Considering today’s the debut of The Lorax the movie, I thought I’d share some quotes from Dr. Seuss to live by.

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Cheers,

Lawrence Chan

Leap Year Means a Free Day

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

What You Do Today is Important

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

We are always posed with the dilemma of how to maximize our day. Considering the life of a photographer, we are exchanging our days to capture another’s.

This is why a photo is more than just a photo. It serves as a portal to happy memories.

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Carpe diem!

Roman Colosseum

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Despite having access to the world’s most advanced technology, I sometimes envy the old world’s history and entrenched culture.

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
- Lucretius

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The Roman Colosseum is a testament to a once great empire.

Everybody is a Genius

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I stumbled upon an interesting quote that resonated with me.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

- Albert Einstein

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