About a month ago, I ran into an old friend at a local tea house. It's not random, because he practically lives there. But it is rare that I go, and it was great to catch up since I haven't seen him since his fiance was just about to pop out their baby Zoey.
A few weeks after, Ivy (his bride to be) came over early in the morning to get glammed up for her engagement session she had later that day. They took their photos at one of my favorite venues which is also where Daniel proposed to her. It was such a beautiful day as the weather was phenomenal there (other than the winds), and the view is just breathtaking.
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On Saturday, I had to privilege to be a part of the JLS Associates team that was working at the Miss Taiwan American Pageant. Pageants are always fun but definitely a much faster pace.
We all had a total of 6 contestants and there were 4 stylists including myself. We had to tag team the girls and get their hair and makeup done in a matter of a couple hours before the pageant began. Throughout the event, they had to switch into several gowns and it was our duty to make sure we touch them up, alter hair styles, maybe even intensify their makeup more in short amounts of time between each look. Overall, it's always a wonderful experience because we get to meet a lot of people, make new friends, and even have a friendly competition between ourselves.
I'm so proud of our contestants because they each were able to place on the court as well as ambassador. My main contestant I was working on was contestant #10, Tiffany Chu. I did her makeup and Myline Cabacio-Diaz (JLS Associates) did her hair. We had a preview session the week before to set up exactly all the looks she will be doing. I'm so glad that we were able to nail the looks on the pageant day and she looked stunning up on stage.
Unfortunately, I was unable to stay till the very end of the pageant to see the results. But I did get a text from Tiffany at around 1:30AM letting me know that she was crowned as FIRST PRINCESS!!! I was so ecstatic and proud of her and also for myself and Myline. Each of these ladies are beautiful and talented. We didn't do much but glam them up for stage, but I can't help but be happy and proud of us as well that our main girl for the night won first princess!!!
Event: Miss Taiwanese American Pageant 2015
Location: San Gabriel Hilton Hotel
Client: Contestant No.10 (Tiffany Chu)
Hair: Myline Cabacio-Diaz (JLS Associates)
Makeup: Sharon Han (JLS Associates)
Location: San Gabriel Hilton Hotel
About a month ago, Ryan and I went to help Annie and Eddy with their engagement session. I think I told ya the full story of our day so no need to repeat myself. Though out the day, I was busy keeping an eye on the two to make sure they’re picture perfect, touching them up, helping with their poses, changing outfits, etc. It really just felt like friend hanging out. After seeing the final work, Harmony really captured the true essence of their love that I couldn’t see that day (too busy laughing and working). Here are some of the final work by her wonderful photographer Harmony Loves. I have to say the pictures look UH-MAY-ZING!!!… Way better than my iPhone photog skills.
Just an FYI, I’m a sap! So I’m getting really emotional looking at these pics!
WOW… 80 more days and counting!!! That’s less than 3 months till my bunny gets hitched!!! I’m sooo excited for her but that also means crunch time for me so I can fit into my bridesmaid dress!!! LOL =)
This last weekend, I had quite some work but was able to make enough time to be there for one of my bestest friends engagement shoot.
We started off by lagging on the meeting time!!!…. not surprising considering we’re the 2 out of our group who are notoriously late to all group events!!! We had a lovely dinner at Pete’s Cafe & Bar in DTLA. OH MY… my mouth is water just thinking about those fries!!! Then we hung out and spent the night at the new LA Hyatt Hotel.
The next day, I got our bride-to-be dolled up for her engagement shoot and headed down towards fashion district where she rented a studio for our shoot. Unfortunately, the studio was still in use when we arrived so that did put a little delay. Funny thing… when the owners called to advise us they were running late as they’re doing a shoot. We told her fiance Eddy and Ryan that they’re doing a shoot still and maybe it’ll be like a Victoria Secret shoot. All in jokes as the boys seemed excited! But little did we know, their shoot was literally models in lingerie. HAHA… so the boys sure were in for a treat. I believe they were shooting for an upcoming music video because we heard the intro of the song like 200x’s!!!
Anyways, so our adventure started on the roof top. Oh was that scary or what! We had to climb out a window onto a fire escape and climb a ladder that’s on the side of the building up to the roof. This isn’t those newer buildings, it’s an old old building in LA. But the view was unbelievable! After doing some shooting on the roof, we then proceeded to the studio where Annie and Eddy got to take some glamorous photos of them doing some cool yoga moves!!!
Here’s a sneak peak of what I was able to capture. I can’t wait to see the final work from the photographer!!! Who by the way was sooo sweet and so fun.
A few years ago... This little gem spotted me out at a demo we did for the LA Miss Chinatown Pageant. I was hired to be her stylist for the pageant and once again for her wedding day. Out little friendship sparked instantly, being she's as silly as I am. There is never a quiet moment w/ this gal! I joke, she laughs! We're the perfect duo!
It was such a privilege to not only be there for her during the pageant, but also for her BIG day! Although, the drive was long it was all worth it be there for her and to see her look absolutely stunning.
CONGRATULATIONS ERIN & BRANDON!!!!
Bride Hair & Makeup: Sharon Han w/ Joyce Luck Style
Bridesmaid Hair: Belinda T. w/ Joyce Luck Style
Bridesmaid Makeup: Vicky C. w/ Joyce Luck Style
Photographer: Nicole (Shannon Lee Images)
Here are some photos from the wedding day.
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Oh my! Is it true? We’re only 3-days away from Ying and Kevin’s wedding? I cannot believe the big day is already here.
Ying and Kevin are dear friends of mine that will be tying the knot this coming Saturday, March 15. Technically, they are legally married, but the real deal isn’t till after the wedding anyways, right? I am so honored to be part of their day. Not only will I be dazzling our lovely bride to be up, but I will also be officiating their wedding! *GASP* … I know. I’m definitely not prepared and I really need to crack down on perfecting my speech. But more details of wedding to come.
Before the wedding, there’s always an engagement period. And during the engagement period, there’s a PHOTO SHOOT!!! It was a super early morning and already long weekend. So I was pretty beat. But the good thing is they were a great and fun couple, had the amazing Manya from Manya Photography there to shoot, and I love this job! So it sure didn’t feel like work. It was a day of fun with good friends. Oh I do have to give credit to my boyfriend Ryan for being there to assist me and support me and entertain me during any down time. I lucked out w/ having a free assistant since Ryan is the best man in this wedding. So I told him he had to be there, bestman duties! =) Shhh… don’t tell him that’s not real.
The photo shoot took place early morning on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at UCLA campus. It was such a perfect day! The sun was shining, the sky was so blue, and the temperature was just perfect. A cool breeze would pop up here and there to check in on us, which was so nice. This campus suited these two structural engineers so well. The lovely old buildings, the architecture, the nature, and the atmosphere. Perfect combo for a perfect couple!!
Couple: Ying Xiao & Kevin Yang
Location: UCLA Campus
Hair and Makeup: Sharon Han
Photographer: Manya Kesloff w/ Manya Photography