Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan

It’s been over two months since I posted the previous part of this Midwest tour, but I’ve finally circled back to continue with the next leg — Detroit! We stayed at the Shinola Hotel, happy to support the Detroit-based watch & lifestyle brand. There was a very nice library in the nook right outside our…

Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor

Off we go, on our second Midwest trip of the summer! Alex is on his quest to visit all 30 MLB stadiums, so we decided to travel to Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh all in one fell swoop. But first things first, we pay a visit to my hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Go Blue! Old…

Chicago
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Chicago

We had a very brief double visit to Chicago, since we flew in and out of the city to attend the Taiwanese American Foundation summer camp in Indiana. So we were in town for just one night before camp and one night after. Here’s a look at our very brief visits to this very nice…

Milwaukee
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Milwaukee

After we found out that I would be going back to the Midwest this summer to attend the summer camp I grew up going to (more on this to come), we decided to tack on another ballpark for Alex’s quest to visit all 30 MLB stadiums. Since he has already been to both Chicago stadiums,…

A Mendonoma Road Trip
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A Mendonoma Road Trip

For Memorial Day weekend, Alex planned us a wonderful road trip through Anderson Valley and over to the Mendocino Coast. We have gone on countless road trips all across California, especially in the last couple years, but this trip was extra special! We started with a visit to the town of Sonoma, happening upon this…

Los Alamos, California
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Los Alamos, California

Were it not for Alex, who spotted the Skyview Los Alamos boutique motel on a previous road trip to Southern California, I may have never found about this town’s existence. I certainly had never heard of a Los Alamos in California, knowing only of its counterpart in New Mexico, which is famous for being the…

Denicia & Mark | Westin, San Jose Wedding Photography

Denicia & Mark | Westin, San Jose Wedding Photography

Between Denicia’s three jobs and Mark’s parenting and demanding job as a lawyer, these two might never have met were it not for the magic of modern dating apps. But thankfully, after connecting online, they immediate clicked in conversation. After setting a date for a Friday, they got so eager to meet each other that…

Maddi & Kangway | Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park Wedding Photography

Maddi & Kangway | Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park Wedding Photography

Maddi and Kangway first met on a graduate school visit weekend in Urbana, Illinois, Kangway’s hometown. The chemistry (yes, that’s what they were studying) was apparent. They have since moved together to Pasadena, Boston, and now the Bay Area. They are always there for each other, nerding out on Harry Potter and superhero movies, debating…

Priyanka & Karthik | Intercontinental Chicago | Indian Wedding Photography

Priyanka & Karthik | Intercontinental Chicago | Indian Wedding Photography

We are back with part two of Priyanka and Karthik’s beautiful wedding! Here on the main wedding day we have the baraat (complete with a horse ridden down the police-cordoned street), the ceremony (with gorgeous ombre chairs set in the round), and the reception (with a heartfelt father-daughter dance, lovely speeches, and a special performance…