Category archives: behind the scenes

  • 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[...]
  • San Francisco in October

  • For Jesse's October visit to San Francisco, I got to do two tourists' staples that I have still not managed to do in the six years that I've lived here: ride bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge and take the ferry out to Alcatraz Island. We'll save Alcatraz for another post, but here's our bike ride [...]
  • Sonoma Crush Wine Harvest Festival

  • Today, we take a little break from the midst of wedding season to head up to Sonoma Valley for a harvest celebration, California-style. It was actually last week that I made this little day trip with my friends Tiffany and Dan. We spent the day touring and tasting at four different wineries-- all pa[...]
  • Michelle & Xavier | Heirloom Wedding Album

  • I just love seeing a finished album, the perfect way of capturing a wedding story for generations to come. We created a beautiful silver silk album for Michelle and Xavier. It's a 10x10" size, debossed with their names and wedding date. Michelle and her mother share such a special relationsh[...]