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Halong Bay, Vietnam

January 19th, 2016 Comments off

Highlights of my trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World

Vacation videos vs photos

January 8th, 2016 Comments off

Selfie sticks are a big hit today because, well, we want to document and remember ourselves, what we look like and where we have been. A video, on the other hand, showcase motion, tells a story and transport you back with all the sights, sound, taste, smell, touch, intact. Well almost. But it’s close.

I had the honor to spend 13 long days with old friends in Hong Kong, Niseko and Osaka. It was about the same time right after I purchased the new DJI Osmo, which made carrying a steady camera so much easier.

Long story short, we made up our minds to just memorialize this absolutely wonderful vacation we had. 99% of the footages were shot with the Osmo and it wasn’t that hard. I wasn’t shooting all the time, just occassionally and the edit? Took me 3-4 hours to complete. All in 4K!!!

How often do you try to remember the beautiful vacation in Hawaii or Italy you had and can only bring back mini fragments of memories? 20 years down the road, I’ll be looking at this video and it’ll bring me back to the powdered slopes of Niseko, drinking the luscious, creamy Sapporo Classic with old friends, hearing the screams and laughters of the little ones, holding the tender hands of my beloved.

Luck be a Lady at San Pablo Lytton Casino | Corporate Shoot

November 14th, 2013 Comments off

One thing these players have in common is the shared exhilaration of risk-taking.

Playing the slots at Lytton Casino

From small bets to winning it big at the VIP table, nothing quite compares to the feeling of laying your earnings on the line for the instant gratification of cold, hard cash.

Hitting the slot machine jackpot at Lytton Casino

Our photo shoot takes us to San Pablo Lytton Casino on a cold and foggy evening, in less-than-ideal lighting conditions. Well, when nature does not cooperate, there is always our good friend, PhotoShop. Read more about how we applied some advanced techniques to these architectural shots below.

(roll your mouse over to see the Photoshopped image of the foggy day)

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Some behind-the-scenes footage of the team hard at work:



At the very least, a night at the casino is a good time out with friends, letting the stress of the workday melt away and fantasizing about how you’re NOT going to spend time at work when you win your mega-millions.

Relaxing and having a good time at the Casino slots

For the gamblers out there, let’s play a round or two. All for the chance of winning the jackpot. Get dealt that winning hand. Go double-or-nothing. Take a stab at those lucky numbers. Roll the dice—Lady Luck be with you tonight.

Winning BIG at the Casino Slots

“Destiny demanded it!” – Wedding at Nestldown, Los Gatos

November 8th, 2013 Comments off

It all started with a simple computer that John had put together and was hoping to sell to a fellow college student. After a missed encounter when Jean thought about—but did not answer—the classified ad, they finally did meet several months later, as destiny would have it. Capture the Love is honored to follow John and Jean in their journey, from their pre-wedding photo session to their fateful wedding at the lush and tranquil outdoor venue, Nestldown. Despite all the near-misses that life is determined to throw at them, some couples are meant to be together. John and Jean is one of them.

Photography : Capture The Love
Cinematography : Capture The Love
Venue : Nestldown (180 acres of lush landscape retreat at the Santa Cruz Mountains)
Makeup Artistry & Hair Styling : design HER image
Florist : Nicole Ha
DJ : Big Fun DJ

Vernazza of Cinque Terra, Italy…back into landscape photography

August 5th, 2012 Comments off

I have not photographed landscape images in a long, long time. Well, engagement sessions come close but not close enough. Here’s one, photographed just last week at Cinque Terra, Italy. The city of Vernazza. Their seafood is fresh, olive oil, top notched and the temperature in the ocean, perfect for a pristine swim. If you do go, be sure to hike between the five cities. The view is perfect for anyone with a camera. Bellissimo!!!

Vernazza of Cinque Terra, Italy