Monthly Archives: September 2009

Wedding Bells

I spent this past Saturday photographing my first wedding as a second shooter/assistant with a colleague of mine from the Boston Herald, Matt Stone. My job was basically to provide a second look to complement Matt as he went about getting the “bread and butter” type shots that you would expect of a wedding photographer, as well as assist with some of the lighting set ups for the formal portraits. It was fun, and being able to try out different looks was certainly artistically liberating, for sure!

Here’s a selected look at some of the photos I captured as the second shooter:

Coolest centerpieces ever.

Coolest centerpieces ever.

The flower girl and ring bearer.

The flower girl and ring bearer.

So while Matt was off getting photos of the bride getting ready, I was hanging out with the groom and his groomsmen. Nice laid back bunch, though things got a little stiff as time ticked closer to the ceremony…

Beautiful day for a wedding!

Beautiful day for a wedding!

It's go time... GULP!

It's go time... GULP!

But of course, everything worked out in the end:

The new Mr. and Mrs. Darren Gastrock!

The new Mr. and Mrs. Darren Gastrock!

All-in-all, it was a ton of fun, and I’m definitely looking forward to shooting another one!

COLLEGE!

It’s not every day that you get to dance in the middle of Boylston Street in Boston. But here they were, a bunch of Emerson College move-in “street team” members, dancing along to that awful Black Eyed Peas song

9.7.2009 — BOSTON — The Emerson College move-in 'Street Team' was having an impromptu dance party as they waited for the remaining four students of the incoming class to move into the dorms on Boylston Street on Sept. 7, 2009.

9.7.2009 — BOSTON — The Emerson College move-in 'Street Team' was having an impromptu dance party as they waited for the remaining four students of the incoming class to move into the dorms on Boylston Street on Sept. 7, 2009.

9.7.2009 — BOSTON — Junior Brittany Parro, 20, left, of Northbridge, senior Molly Goodman, 21, of Newton, center, and Cherylynn Tsushima, 20, of Pasadena Calif., and the rest of the Emerson College move-in "Street Team" was having an impromptu dance party as they waited for the remaining four students of the incoming class to move into the dorms on Boylston Street on Sept. 7, 2009.

9.7.2009 — BOSTON — Junior Brittany Parro, 20, left, of Northbridge, senior Molly Goodman, 21, of Newton, center, and Cherylynn Tsushima, 20, of Pasadena Calif., and the rest of the Emerson College move-in 'Street Team' was having an impromptu dance party as they waited for the remaining four students of the incoming class to move into the dorms on Boylston Street on Sept. 7, 2009.

Ah, college…

My take on the family portrait

Here are some samples from a portrait project I’ve had sitting on the backburner for quite some time. Basically, it’s portraits of my family. Having been away from home for the better half of the decade, it’s been somewhat of an impossibility, given the equipment needed. But, now that I’m home with all my gear, now’s the perfect time, especially with my sister being home for the weekend.

Got most of the family done over the weekend, with a few stragglers left to get before Thanksgiving. Let me know your thoughts!

My grandfather, Chun Don Wong.

My grandfather, Chun Don Wong.

My grandmother, Hau Har Wong

My grandmother, Hau Har Wong

My cousin, Sera Tapia.

My cousin, Sera Tapia.


My cousin, Savina Tapia

My cousin, Savina Tapia

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