Tim

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by my page! A little about myself.... being an engineer by day, I like to think photography/cinematography is my lone creative outlet. There's something about being able to capture even the most simple aspects of our day and turn it into something engaging which has kept me intrigued in this art. It is my goal to be able to tell a story through my pictures and videos, and I hope you guys have as much fun viewing them as I had while taking it.

Outside of photography, my #1 passion would be traveling. I love experiencing new surroundings, cultures, foods, and customs. Put me into a new country, and I could walk for days exploring every aspect. Even with aching feet, I'm always driven to discover what's around the corner and finding that hidden gem. Hong Kong has constantly been one of my top destinations due to personal reasons, but outside of that, my favorite country would have to be Thailand. The people, culture, and food has kept me coming back time and time again.

Stay tuned as I intend to update this page with my own personal experiences and travel stories!

Oceano Hotel & Spa Wedding Highlight, Half Moon Bay CA // Matthew + Melanie

I met Matthew one day when he was visiting the church that I attended. I’m still a little unclear on how he came to the church and I’m still a little unclear on how we became friends. What I do remember was us having a conversation about him going to optometry school. When I asked which one, he said S.C.C.O. (Southern California College of Optometry) which is now Ketchum University. I responded that my aunt and uncle were professors there and he replied that my aunt was actually one of his professors. So bam! Instant connection. Then I also found out that he was classmates with my wife’s brother’s wife’s sister. So I guess my brother-in-law’s sister-in-law? Eh. Whatever. If anything, we are brothers in Christ.

Matt became one of those friends that I looked forward to seeing whenever he had break from school. We would catch up and I would see how my aunt was treating him because once in a while I would purposely tell my aunt to give him a hard time for kicks. Matt had such a genuine care for our friendship and I appreciated that he even checked up on my spiritual life.

I got the privilege of meeting Melanie through Matt and from there I could see that they both care about their friends and family. One of their friends in their speech mentioned that Melanie was asked what she would do if she won a million bucks and Melanie’s response was to use it to take care of her family. It wasn’t to go on a vacation or to splurge on herself but she thought of family first.

This post and video is also dedicated to Melanie’s father who is no longer with us here on earth but as Matt mentioned, even though he’s never met him, he has gotten to know his love, humor and kindness through his wife and children.

Congratulations Matt and Melanie, thanks for sharing your love with us on your wedding day!

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Twin Oaks Garden Estate Wedding Highlight, San Diego CA // Kim + Dean

I initially thought that writing this post was going to be a piece of cake but it turns out it’s harder than I thought so I told myself that I should just type what I feel and not worry about proper grammar and syntax and whatever. For some reason it’s just so hard to write about someone you’ve known all your life. But here it goes.

My sister, Kim, and I didn’t exactly grow up together our whole lives and even when we were under the same household, college separated us and we found ourselves having a long distance relationship again. I can’t exactly remember when we started getting closer but as I look back on the years, it dawned on me how she was always there for me as a little sister. From playing video games with me, to watching “Days of Our Lives” for her, she was always there. Now that we’re older I see so much more of her character. She is thoughtful, driven, and has a fierce love for family. These are the same characteristics that I also see in Dean. So it was such a joy and a privilege to be able to film Kim and Dean’s wedding. Their wedding was one that really reflected the love that the two had for one another. I’m glad that I was able to film their wedding with the help of our cousin Tim. And although it was close to 90 degrees and we were filming in suits, it was worth every drop of sweat to see her walk down that aisle marrying the love of her life, Dean. I couldn’t have hoped for a better person for my sister to marry. As the older brother, I find comfort in knowing that Kim has someone who cares deeply about her and will do whatever it takes to protect her. The wedding reinforced my feelings about Dean because as I was looking through my lens, I realized I’ve never seen my sister as happy as she was this day.

Congratulations Kim and Dean! I love you guys very much!

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Boulder Ridge Country Club Wedding Highlight, San Jose CA // Rachel + Diwei

Rachel and Diwei kicked off their wedding day at the lovely Fairmont hotel in downtown San Jose. When Diwei arrived in front of Rachel’s door suite, he was pleasantly greeted by her bridesmaids. Okay well, maybe Diwei and his groomsmen didn’t think so because the demands for him to see the bride was high. He needed to provide a substantial amount of cash, complete numerous push-ups, write a haiku, and say “I Love You” in at least 8 different languages. But none of these challenges stood a chance and in the end Diwei made his way to his bride.

Our team had a blast filming their wedding at Boulder Ridge. It’s been a while since we’ve been there but once we were there, we were reminded of how beautiful this venue was. The sun was out, the sky was blue, and the clouds were incredibly white. It was such a joy to see these two get married in front of all their close friends. It’s evident by their wedding party that they are loved greatly by their friends and it speaks volumes about who they are as a couple.

We are so happy for the both of you and congratulations again! Thank you for having us at your wedding. We had a lot of fun listening to your maid of honor’s “girls don’t cry” speech and your best man’s speech where he revealed all of Diwei’s secret thoughts on Rachel. :)

Photographer: Sasha Photo – sashaweddingphotography.com

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