Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This is a first!!

We met with a couple today, Mylene and Marnie. They are a little stressed out... Their wedding is this upcoming Sunday, and apparently, the photographer they had booked fell ill. Not exactly sure what happened, but seems like he was hemorrhaging from the nose! So they were looking for a replacement with less than a week to go!

Luckily, we were available, and we were more than happy that we could offer our services to this couple. We are sure it will all work out, and afterwards, they will have a good story to tell people and be able to laugh about it afterwards. This is a first! And now, we have another interesting story to tell too!

We look forward to working with this nice couple. Despite the stress they must be feeling, they were still very respectful, polite and considerate people.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Kathryn and Will

We just finished editing Kathryn and Will's photos, which we shot at the beach a couple of days ago. What a lovely couple! We are glad to have met them; they were such a pleasure and so much fun to work with!
They were such great sports, especially Will, since he was kept in the dark about the whole thing until we were actually at the beach. There he was, dressed in shorts, which he claims that he usually doesn't wear, driving to an unknown location, but completely trusting Kathryn and just going along with it.
They are one of those few couples that you can just look at and not only see, but also feel their genuine love for each other and feel inspired by it. A truly picture perfect couple to boot! It's rare for us to finish a photo shoot and come out of it feeling more energized than we did before the shoot, but that's how much fun this couple was.
Here's to you, Kathryn and Will! To many more years to come!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

An interesting email

Today we got an email from Iowa. It was from a lady called Kathryn, who sounded (or read, actually) very lovely. She and her husband are coming to Los Angeles this week to celebrate their wedding anniversary, and she would like an engagement-style photo shoot at the beach.

We look forward to working with them... They sound like a lovely couple!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lori and David

We met with Lori and David for the second time today, and they have decided to hire us for their wedding. At our first meeting, we got the impression they were very genuine people, and they were very easy to talk to. So we are glad for the opportunity to work with them. It should be a beautiful wedding, in an outdoor, garden setting.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Meatballs with Sticky Rice

Here is a recipe for a simple Chinese dish that we enjoyed. It's steamed and on the lighter side, for those of you who care about that kind of stuff. We don't know how authentic it is, but it seems pretty "Chinese". Julia found this recipe somewhere, she can't remember where, but it was done with beef, which tasted a little funny to us. This time she made it with pork, which we all agreed tastes much better. We hope you enjoy it. (Recipe under the photo)

Meatballs with Sticky Rice

-1 cup glutinous rice

-1 lb. lean ground pork

-2 tsp. minced ginger

-1 small onion, chopped finely

-1 egg

-1 tbsp. soy sauce

-1/2 tsp. cornstarch

-1/2 tsp. sugar

-1/2 tsp. salt

-1 tsp. rice wine

1. Place the rice in a bowl and cover with water. Let it soak while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2. Mix all the other ingredients thoroughly, making sure the onions are chopped finely, or the meatballs will fall apart.

3. Roll meatballs into walnut sized portions and set aside.

4. Drain the rice. Roll the meatballs in the rice, gently pushing down so the rice will stick.

5. Steam the meatballs for 20 to 30 minutes.