Business Dinner | Event Photography | Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA

Just sharing a little bit more from my work with TFC. This event stretched between two days in San Francisco and Los Angeles last June. It was a dinner for advertising partners and friends of TFC, and a fun little event I enjoy working on. Located within the LA Live sports & entertainment district, Club Nokia's VIP Lounge has the true ambiance of LA's scene: dark, lights and intimate. Delicious hoeurs d'oeuvres prepared by Wolfgang Puck, too! 

Regency Ballroom's classic and historic decor was a change of scene. It was real nice to work a venue like this that isn't a concert. So much space, yet, intimate enough for downtown clients.

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June 9 | Club Nokia | Los Angeles, CA

June 18 | Regency Ballroom | San Francisco, CA

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Faces | Lifestyle Photographer | San Francisco, CA

It has been nearly a whole year since we said that we would do more photojournals. Looks like it didn't turn out the way we planned to. But in keeping the word, this is to share our latest work in the photojournal series. We took these on an afternoon out to Green Apple Bookstore on Clement Street in San Francisco and followed by dinner at our favorite family eat-out spot, Mel's Drive-In. This series focuses on G and A's facial expressions, showing the beauty and not-so-beauty of being children. Our objective with these photojournals is to improve our storytelling (or just writing, in general). 

Our last photojournal session can be seen here.

A's first time eating out, ever, was at Mel's Drive-In. She was just under 1 year old when she finally got her own seat at the table, and her own plate (mac and cheese). 
To this day, our family still enjoys eating at Mel's. It's a guaranteed happy place for us. These days, A no longer eats mac and cheese but she loves to order a good ol' hotdog. She always eats slowly...and oftentimes we have to pack her leftovers to finish at home. 
G wasn't having a great time, however. What was he so mad about? No one remembers, really. But he did not want his picture taken. We played a bit of hide and seek, but this face always melts me. No. Matter. What.
The dynamics between these two can drive us crazy sometimes because they are so close in age, and they love to get in each other's business. Most of the time. But this night, A did quite well minding herself while G gave us madface for the most part.  
Pull down the beanie, don't show the eyes. That he did. Anything to throw me off. 
Pull the sweater over the head. Just. Stop. Mom! Pleeeeease?
Through it all, as this boy's mother, I have to keep him in line without throwing a fit in public. I turned his madface into a smile, just by being cool about what he was mad about. The madface lifted. Once our orders were brought out, we enjoyed a true American diner meal as a family. Thank you, Mel's, for being a huge part in our lives! 

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One Kapamilya Go | Concert | Calgary, AB

My work in event logistics keeps me very busy, but I sometimes have the pleasure of taking a few shots at our events. This past August 2015, the team headed to Calgary in Canada, and we mounted a fun concert for our customers. The venue was at Calgary Stampede Arena, and the artists are from the cast of the Philippine show, "Your Face Sounds Familiar" in where these performers channel a famous singer's act. In the TV show, they wear prosthetic makeup. But for this live event, it was not possible. Featured artists are comedian Pokwang who hosted the show, Your Face performers Jay-R, Edgar DeGuzman, Nyoy Volante and Melai, TV couple Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, and show stopper Jed Madela. I do not function as an official event photographer at our events, but I bring a camera and take these shots for me to use with my work. Can't help but try to take concert photos that I would be happy with :) Here are the highlights from my shots.

I shot with a 5DII, 24-70 2.8L, and fed off stage lighting.

It must be said from time to time, that my work at TFC is how I got started in event photography. ;-)

File under: the filipino channel, tfc, tfc canada, one kapamilya go, your face sounds familiar, event photographer, event photography, calgary, calgary stampede, san francisco photographer pokwang, jed madela, enrique gil, liza soberano

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Sid and Marilyn | Wedding | Pinole and Berkeley, CA

In June, I assisted and performed as a second shooter for PXL Photography. The bride and groom preparations were at Double Tree in Berkeley Marina, and the ceremony was at St Joseph's Church in Pinole. The party also took place at the Double Tree.

Official photos are presented by PXL Photography. These are my selected highlights I shot for them.

File under: wedding, wedding photographer, wedding photography, san francisco, oakland, berkeley, san pablo, pinole, double tree marina, double tree berkeley marina, church wedding, catholic wedding photographer

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MJ and Dennis | Wedding | San Pablo, CA

Back in May 2015, I covered this beautiful wedding in the east bay. The preparations and pre-ceremony photos took place at the Double Tree in the Berkeley Marina. The day was mostly overcast, but the blue sky also appeared. I have always appreciated an overcast day for photos as it gives me a natural filter to work with. The ceremony was about 15 minutes away in San Pablo's Rockefeller Lodge.

This is the first time we've been able to present a gallery as a slideshow with music. It is a very fun way to present still photos in form of a video, as the storytelling of the day unfolds. Guests of the wedding may also check photos in the official gallery here. For the password, please contact MJ.

File under: wedding, wedding photographer, wedding photography, bay area wedding photographer, san francisco wedding photographer, berkeley wedding photographer, san pablo wedding photographer, double tree marina, double tree berkeley marina, bay area event photographer

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Piedemonte 50th Anniversary | Life Event | Photobooth | San Mateo, CA

Thanks so much to the Piedemontes for having us at their 50th Anniversary event! The milestone was celebrated by family and friends at the Peninsula Golf & Country Club in San Mateo. Their guests had a lot of fun getting their formal and silly photos taken.

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File under: bay area photobooth, event photobooth, outdoor photobooth, san francisco event photographer, san francisco photobooth, san mateo photobooth, san mateo event photographer

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Hedda Gabler - Closing Night | Production Photographer | Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco

Hedda Gabler had a production run of three weekends. After shooting cast promos and its opening night, Egan had covered its closing night as well. From different angles this time, here are more scenes from Hedda Gabler as presented by Bindlestiff Studio.

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