Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tony & Sonya's NYC Engagement!

Here's the slideshow from Tony & Sonya's amazing engagement session in New York City! It was their first trip to The Big Apple, and they were so excited to be here. Can't wait till you two come back to visit! Enjoy the slideshow!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tony + Sonya: Engagement on Ice at Rockefeller Center!

Here's the slideshow from Tony & Sonya's amazing proposal at Rockefeller Center's ice rink. What makes this series extra sweet is how Sonya had no idea we were capturing the memories. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tony & Sonya's NYC Engagement!

What an unforgettable weekend this has been. On Friday night, Tony proposed to Sonya on the ice at Rockefeller Center! It was super romantic: Tony was able to clear the ice, play the first song they danced to (Joe - I wanna Know), and then got down on his knees and proposed to Sonya in front of New York City! His "Engagement on Ice" at Rockefeller Center, was very emotional, and the crowd watching the excitement below was roaring with joy. And so were we!

Putting the ring on...on the Rockefeller ice rink! Go Tony!

To cap off the magical weekend, the next morning before their flight back home to Houston, Texas, we went out for an engagement session. I could see it in their eyes how happy they were, and we felt so lucky to get the opportunity to share this special moment in their lives with them. I can't wait until we meet again, and it feels awesome to have two new friends out in Texas now! You two rock!

They looks so happy together..

I love both of these (above & below).

This shot was so much fun

Sonya looks beautiful!

Thank you Sonya & Tony for being a great couple! Also thanks for Tak and Thai for helping out with some great second shooting, and thanks for Phil for being a great assistant on the day!

More of our engagement on ice photography

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Photo Fun

03.16.08 - We took a break from eating chocolate cookies, watching youtube videos, and dancing around the house like silly fools, and we decided to take out the camera. :-)

As we were out in the backyard for some fresh air, Tak spotted some nice soft light to take some pictures in.

And of course I had to return the favor:

It didn't take long for me to run back into the house, for more chocolate cookies:

Saturday, March 15, 2008

St. Baldrick's 2008: Finding a Cure for Children's Cancer

03.13.08 - Congratulations to Team General Re for raising $100,000!!! What a great cause this is; St. Baldrick’s is a head-shaving event to raise money for childhood cancer research. Each "shavee" collects donations from friends and families to support the cause. Children in cancer treatment typically lose their hair, and through the St. Baldrick’s event, businessmen, businesswomen, moms, dads, friends and others now shave their heads to show the world they support children with cancer and that it is okay to be bald. The funds collected support the Children's Oncology Group - the world's foremost network of childhood cancer researchers.

I feel so honored that I was invited to be a part of this special night. We were at the Bradford's Bar & Grill in Stamford, CT. It was hot, jam packed, and there was hair all over the place, but what a blast! :-)

I had a chance to meet Stamford's Mayor Malloy, a lot of really cool Gen Reinsurance employees, and was lucky enough to capture the magic that night as well.

Enjoy the slideshow! (click the image to play)

Haircuts by: Salon Wayne

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Anna Chlumsky + Shaun So: Brooklyn, NYC

03.08.08: : Anna + Shaun got married in Brooklyn, NY at the beautiful Queen of All Saints Church. We then proceeded to Grand Central Station, in a wild limo ride :-), and ended the night in Flushing, NY at The Ocean Jewels restaurant for the reception with their close families and friends. The pan fried noodles there were one of the best that I have had in a long time. I covered the wedding with the ultra cool, ultra hip Yun Gen Yang. It was such an awesome day.....Enjoy!

Wedding Photos by: STAK Photographer Duo

The father of the bride:

Cake: Sweet Melissa Patisserie
Flowers: Emily Thompson Flowers

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Moonlight Night Colors

Fun Night... Here's a few photos on our way home after dinner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you ever are in the Williamsburg area, Sea is a great Thai restaurant to eat at. Very cool food, people, and atmosphere. And if you make it down there, make sure to order a "Mad Dragon" for dessert! Yummy!! Also do try to get there early, because it can get pretty crowded.

As we were heading home, I decided to take a couple of photos. One of the things I absolutely love about my camera is it's ability to perform in demanding low light situations. Take a look at this ultra cool Moon shot that I grabbed (if you look real close, you can even see the American flag waving, haha):

And then my good buddy Raymond decided to give me his best mean guy pose on the street corner.

Doesn't ray look slick in this one?