Category archives: lifestyle

  • Ernie Ng | San Francisco Lifestyle Photographer

  • It was during onboarding, the second day of training, that I first noticed you. Stylin in your dark green cardigan & coordinated tie, wearing the orange backpack I'd eventually steal from you, talking it up and already making a name for yourself. We were strangers then, all possibilities still o[...]
  • Cami & Eric

  • She teaches preschool in Arizona; he teaches high school here in California. They fly back and forth, often to meet back home in Seattle, sometimes for a vacation down in Mexico. But they are doing the long-distance thing, and doing it with grace. Even when Cami studied abroad in Italy, Eric still m[...]
  • Sierra & Steve

  • Wow. Are these two not gorgeous!? Sierra and Steve were married last month, and though I wasn't at the actual wedding, I was so excited to shoot this special session with the two. Steve and I taught at the same school last year, and we also shared a special connection since we grew up in neighboring[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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!
  • Karla

  • Karla was one of our eighth grade students this year at United for Success. Back in May, by the light of the campfire on the last day of our school camping trip, Karla performed this poem. I was absolutely wowed, impressed, proud, inspired...The next week, back at school, I videotaped Karla doin[...]
  • Rachael

  • So much of our relationships depends upon context. I'm reminded of  that moment in grade school when I first saw a teacher at the mall and was stunned to realize teachers went shopping just like normal people. Or this year, when we (as teachers) brought our 8th graders into the woods for a 3-day cam[...]
  • Stephanie

  • I did a really fun test shoot today with young aspiring actress Stephanie Isidro. I know it may look very iPod-ad-esque, but it'll actually be on an article for Mochi's blog titled "The Anti-iPod." I just think her hair looks awesome!
  • Light Writing

  • Armed with flashlights, cell phones, tripod, and my camera, we headed up the hill for some light writing fun. These photos always turn out super impressive because the camera documents what we can't see in front of us. But it's just physics! And all it really takes is a very slow shutter (as long as[...]