Why I Love Weddings:
For me, knowing I get to capture someone's special day gives me a chill because telling their story through my work is so exciting. I want to be able to capture everything. The moment when the Bride looks at her dress and it finally hits her "Today is the day." I get to capture that face and that emotion. It's an honor to have this intimate privilege. When her parents see her for the first time in the wedding dress. When the Groom is having fun with the boys but nervous inside. And so much more. There are an absolute million reasons why I love weddings but the most important part is being part of it and being able to capture every moment and detail for eternity.
A Little Bit About Myself:
Hi, My name is Jean. Born in Manila, Raised in Hawaii. Proud LGBT destination wedding photographer. I have a beautiful daughter, wife, and sassy chihuahua name Lady Gaga. I travel for fun and a morning smoothie is the best for me. I fell in love with photography when I was 12. All I want to do is keep learning about wedding photography because I love what it does to my soul: it's very fulfilling and self-improving, it's being in my element.
Most Memorable Wedding Moment:
The most memorable wedding moment for me was a day when the couple decided to do their first look in front of a catholic church. It was so romantic and meaningful. The feelings were elevated for both bride and the groom. I could feel the genuine emotion that was going around as the groom waited for the bride's reveal , especially when the bride's father was watching everything. That was the day I discovered that I love what I do.
My photography style is old-fashion and modern at the same time. I like to keep those natural poses; but I also like to incorporate the "looking-at-the-camera" style, so the couple can send those photos to families. Of course, I'm always open to adapting myself to what my clients want, to create the beautiful memories they are looking for.
When I'm not a photographer, my family and I love to travel. Road trips, eating new kinds of food, and teaching my puppy new tricks, are my favorite hobbies.