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Photography is my passion. I do not only take wedding photos but also do portraits, landscapes, and street photography. This section represents my perspective on how I see the world through the lenses.

Kodak Gold 100 - BOLD and WARMTH

Maintaining your editing style is very important for wedding photographers. Jeremy Chou wrote a good article about The Top 5 Reasons Wedding Photographers Fail and y'all should give 5 minutes break reading this. Here is the number 4 of the reason Wedding Photographers fail.

4. Inconsistency in your work.

When a photographer is starting out, it’s natural to want to experiment with everything under the sun. Different editing styles, aperture, lens… you name it. Especially nowadays with the abundance of information on social media, it has become increasingly difficult for a photographer to nail down a look that is unique to their brand. For me personally, it took well over a span of 3 years to really start to know what my aesthetic is. And to this date, I am still constantly refining my work.

When a photographer’s portfolio is filled with inconsistent styles, a potential client can get easily confused and have less trust in the photographer. Different style can be defined as editing, framing, composition, use of light, mood, or any other number of factors that make a photograph. My suggestion would be to experiment with different style as you wish; but only post on blog or website the most consistent work you can produce. Overtime, you will start to fine tune your style and eventually will be able to curate your way to a recognizable brand.
— Jeremy Chou

When it comes down to editing, I have two presets I choose for my works;

  1.  Kodak Gold 100 from VSCO - $59
  2. Fuji Pro from Mastinlab - $99

I chose Kodak for many family sessions and portraits. Kodak is very outstanding in skin tone and natural warmth, fine grain, and contrast. I want audiences to feel the love of these families. The combination of warmth color and the contrast of Kodak makes everything look perfect.

Also, I also chose to use Kodak when the sessions are in towns or tall yellow grass. Also wood works can get along with Kodak very easy. 

I'll be talking about Fuji Pro preset on the next blog. :)

 Grandparents from the Vu, the Tran, and the Pham families.

Grandparents from the Vu, the Tran, and the Pham families.

 Mother and Son.

Mother and Son.

Malek and his train toys.

 The Trotters

The Trotters

The Chittamais

 Daniel Hester

Daniel Hester

 A wood desk from Daniel Hester.

A wood desk from Daniel Hester.

Olivia and Elise from the DeLaneys

 The Gilberts, 20th Anniversary

The Gilberts, 20th Anniversary

 Grandparents from the DaLaneys

Grandparents from the DaLaneys

 Araceli

Araceli

 Reimer Ranch Park, Austin TX

Reimer Ranch Park, Austin TX