Author archives: Anna

  • Ilyssa Lu

  • What a great session yesterday! I spent two hours with Ilyssa shooting in different spots around her beautiful apartment complex in Mission Bay, San Francisco. I actually met Ilyssa through a mutual friend you may have seen here before-- actor Henry Chu-- they both have engineering degrees from the [...]
  • Paul Yen & Stacey Blase

  • Paul Yen! Paul is one of my good friends from Duke. He was home in Cupertino for much of the summer but is about to move out to New York City. Whether he decides to go to Parsons for design or work in advertising, he'll also be ready for any acting gigs that come along on the side. He promises to se[...]
  • Yasuko Tsunoda

  • On Saturday, I got to meet Yasuko, a pianist from Cal State East Bay for a brief headshot session. We ended up having a cool spontaneous adventure on our shoot. Walking up Oak Street from the Lake Merritt BART, we saw a restaurant with a cool brick and window facade. When someone from the restaurant[...]
  • tafLabs & tafMedia

  • I've been working this week at Taiwanese American Foundation, the summer camp I've attended since I was ten years old. I'm serving as part of tafLabs, a new program in which we develop projects to make awesome things happen in our community.To see some of the multimedia work we've been doing, fo[...]
  • Behind the Scenes: TAF 2009

  • Welcome to Taiwanese American Foundation 2009: Sprout! After a two-year absence on my part, I am very happy to return for my 13th year at TAF, this time as a member of the TAFMedia crew.Our first project of the week: given 24 hours, produce a video to be used as the Intro/Theme skit for the orie[...]
  • Amy Gillingham & Holly Attar

  • I had a wonderful double session with two lovely ladies at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Apparently we have a lot in common: we discovered that all three of us had lived in Michigan and gone to school in North Carolina. And then we all converged in Cincinnati! haha. Amy, cellist, and[...]
  • Reviews on Yelp

  • I just set up a page for Anna Wu Photography on yelp.com: Anna Wu Photography on Yelp.If you've never heard of Yelp, it's a review site where people can post about their experiences with anything from restaurants to dentists. Yelp is based in San Francisco, so it's especially popular in the Bay [...]
  • Stephanie Isidro

  • Stephanie's back! You might recognize her from the anti-iPod shoot I did with her for Mochi Magazine a little while back. Stephanie Isidro is a young aspiring actress, so look out for her in the years to come. Best of luck!
  • BAYAC/OASES AmeriCorps

  • A brief life update from me: I just accepted a position in Oakland Chinatown as a BAYAC AmeriCorps member with OASES, and I'll be working with the QUEST After School Program. Not enough acronyms? The short story is that I will be working at the Oakland Asian Students Educational Services helping to[...]
  • And then there was one

  • Ok. This is admittedly a very silly thing, but I'm ok with that.I monitor my website using Google Analytics, and every so often, I go in to take a peek at the data--all sorts of nifty graphs and charts. Today, I looked at the lifetime map and noticed this one last bastion of uncharted territ[...]
  • Website Revamped

  • Over these next few days, I will be dedicating oodles of time and efforts to establishing my photography business here in the Bay Area. There are so many things I'd like to do-- projects and plans I've been saving for this summer-- and I'm excited to share the journey with you.The first step[...]
  • Napa

  • Getting a bit restless in the apartment, we decided to head up to Napa Valley for a day trip. First stop was a tour of Robert Mondavi's winery. We also hit Chandon for some bubbly and Jaccuzi/Cline for free tastings.Perhaps the best part of the Napa trip was that all the good wines i[...]