Category archives: behind the scenes

  • Valentine's Day with Hawthorn Flower Studio

  • What's one to do when she's dumped by her boyfriend of almost two years just one week after her birthday and two weeks before Valentine's Day? Well, hanging out at her friend's adorable pop-up flower shop is not a bad place to start. I don't have much to say about my breakup or my ex. But I will say[...]
  • My 30th Birthday, Featured on Style Me Pretty

  • One month ago, we were all gathered in the beautiful backyard garden at my office in San Francisco, dining under the string lights and kicking off my 30s in style. My party is now featured on Style Me Pretty, which is usually known as a wedding blog, but showcases lifestyle posts too. You can[...]
  • Best of 2014: Favorite Books

  • I absolutely love reading. In the last couple years, coupling my self-employed lifestyle with two library cards and an endless supply of ebooks, I've really gotten to indulge my inner bookworm. Usually, I do a brief recap of my favorites in my annual year-end reviews (2014, 2013, 2012, an[...]
  • Houston in December

  • At the beginning of December, I got to travel to Houston, Texas to photograph my friend Amy's newborn baby. And of course, I made the most of my time while I was there! I stayed in this beautiful artists' compound that I booked on airbnb, I had a rental car, and I explored all around town. See the b[...]
  • Thanksgiving in Tiburon

  • I got to spend this past Thanksgiving with my friends Dan and Paul, and Paul's whole family. It's actually a bit of a Thanksgiving tradition for all of us (or various combinations of us) to gather together in California. Though Paul is from Cupertino, his parents now live in Singapore, so they rente[...]
  • Jesse's Birthday | Manhattan in November

  • I headed toward the freezing cold chill of New York to celebrate Jesse's birthday back in November. During the week, I made small excursions around his 'new' neighborhood in Midtown (my last visit, Jesse was still living downtown). And of course at night and on the weekends, we had plenty of foodie [...]
  • Benu | San Francisco Food Photography

  • Back in November, we gathered a small group of friends and set out to try the newest three-star Michelin restaurant here in San Francisco: Benu. Chef Corey Lee is a French Laundry alum, and the concept at Benu is all about taking that culinary background and adding a strong Asian influence. It's ins[...]
  • Best of 2014: Travels, Food, Books, & Photography

  • I bid farewell to my twenties and look back on a wonderful 2014. View my annual infographic below: Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco but often traveling and working around the world. She creates beautiful, soft, and timeless imagery while capturing the most[...]
  • San Francisco Staycation | October Travelogues

  • Thanks to an awesome hotel deal, I snagged a $25/night stay at Hotel Tomo, an adorable boutique hotel in San Francisco's Japantown. Sure, it was a random Tuesday in the middle of the week, but I am not one to pass up the opportunity to enjoy a "staycation" right here in San Francisco. So I packed a [...]
  • Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

  • Alcatraz is just one of those tourist destinations that I've never really felt compelled to visit. It's right there in the middle of the Bay, so close and yet so far. But the thing that finally pushed me to buy a ferry ticket was hearing about a new art installation that just opened on the island: A[...]