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I am so excited to see my work in print for the first time!  When I first wanted to pursue photography (or anything creative for that matter), my parents just couldn’t understand.  As I juggled photography with teaching, my parents often said, “It’s nice that you like photography, but don’t let it affect your real job.”   When I quit teaching, they said, “You’re just taking a break, right?  You can go back?”  Of course I always just smile and nodded.  With my limited Chinese and their limited English, it’s hard to really talk about things.  It’s hard to express how happy and fulfilled I feel every time I capture the memories and tell the stories of my amazing clients.  When I received a preview of the new Ceremony Magazine a few weeks ago, I bookmarked all the pages I was on and gave my dad a copy.  My dad has always been a reserved man with his emotions and thoughts, so all I got was a slight smile and a nod from him.  From that simple gesture, I know he is proud.


I love that full page spread of Pamela from their engagement portraits!  Pamela, if you’re reading this, congrats!  Email me and I’ll send you a copy!


I had to get Jonathan to take a quick photo of me in our driveway the day before my profile picture was due.  And I love the engagement photo they chose for Ngoc’s article about planning her own wedding.  She’s the owner of Sky Box Event Productions.


Above is the table top shoot I did for Rolling Hills Flower Mart.


Congrats to Betty & Brandon and Pamela & Scott on having their engagement photos featured!


Also congrats to Kristin & Eric for having their wedding featured!


And last but not least, congrats to Angela & Charles for their 3 page feature!!

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Brian Khang - February 1, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Congrats Caroline! Believe it or not, I was in the same boat as you with my parents, so I understand. I’m sure they are proud of you and now they know that our job isn’t just a hobby! 🙂

Jen Arthur - February 1, 2010 - 12:09 pm

Good for you! Congratulations. I’m sure your parents are very proud : )

Lily - February 1, 2010 - 12:16 pm

This looks amazing! Congrats!

Piejie - February 1, 2010 - 12:18 pm

sooo gorgeous:0 you deserve it!

jenny - February 1, 2010 - 12:32 pm

Congrats Caroline!! It’s awesome to see your photos on ceremony magazine!

Susan - February 1, 2010 - 12:43 pm

As your readers and fans, we are proud of you too!

serena - February 1, 2010 - 12:43 pm

that is so awesome, caroline! congrats!!

Alexander Mo - February 1, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Congrats! You seem to be getting published a lot these days. My dad would kill me if I’m anything besides a medical doctor. I’m sure you understand 100%. Even if I become an Optometrist, I would still be a failure to them. Whatever. It is my life, not theirs. Congrats again, and I hope to be published someday, too. alex

nancy {so happi together} - February 1, 2010 - 1:07 pm

Wow! truly deserved – your work is amazing and I can’t wait to work with you someday soon. Congratulations! The spreads are beautiful – a true reflection of your talents!

Nicole Fields - February 1, 2010 - 2:10 pm

congrats on the publication! looks beautiful!

Therese Dozier - February 1, 2010 - 2:32 pm

OH MY!! Even the pics of the pics rock!! You are awesome Caroline, Congrats!

Nhu (Lumiani) - February 1, 2010 - 5:10 pm

CONGRATS!!! So, very excited for you! You make SOOOO (me included) many people happy with your presence and ability to capture beauty, love, smiles, laughter, friendship … list goes on. You’re special. Enjoy every moment!!

Andreanna - February 1, 2010 - 10:41 pm

Huge congrats to you Caroline! What you’ve done with your work is amazing and inspiring 🙂 Much love!!!

Pamela - February 2, 2010 - 3:19 am

OMG! Caroline!!
My friend had facebook’d me lastnight telling me she saw me in a Bridal Magazine, and I was like… “???” Caroline must have gotten published!!

I really cant tell you how happy I am for you!! You truly deserve it!!! Hooray hooray! <3
Again, I cant tell you how thankful I am for the engagement photos you took of Scott and I. We display them all over our apartment and talk about you all the time 🙂 Lots of love to you!!! And conrats again!

Ili - February 2, 2010 - 3:26 am

Congratulations, Caroline! Truly well deserved. You produce such beautiful and inspiring artwork. I’m sure this is the first of many to come 🙂

Van H. - February 2, 2010 - 7:20 am

Congrats!!! I’m excited for you too

Jennifer Petrini - February 2, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Caroline…Your work is incredible and speaks for itself! We are so honored to have you in Ceremony! I wish I could be there for you open house tonight!!! FYI – I can also send you PDF pages from the magazine for your use 🙂

Carolyn Egerszegi - February 2, 2010 - 6:21 pm

Gorgeous work Caroline… all of it! Congratulations. The publication of your delicious work is well deserved. I especially LOVED the engagement session of Betty and Brandon. Still one of my all-time favourites. Huge Congrats!!

jomygoodness - February 2, 2010 - 10:35 pm

isn’t the magazine amazing? your photos are beautiful! totally well-deserved.

jeret slack - February 2, 2010 - 11:50 pm


Bullet Salvador - February 3, 2010 - 10:27 pm

congrats on the 13 page spread. you’re truly an inspiration to many photographers.


Susy - February 16, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Felicidades Caroline! Your confidence, professionalism, faith and creativity are an inspiration! Thank you so much for your sensitivity in sharing these special moments with us.

lizet - March 9, 2010 - 11:56 am

how cool!! congratz 😀

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