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I am so excited to see my work in print for the first time!  When I first wanted to pursue photography (or anything creative for that matter), my parents just couldn’t understand.  As I juggled photography with teaching, my parents often said, “It’s nice that you like photography, but don’t let it affect your real job.”   When I quit teaching, they said, “You’re just taking a break, right?  You can go back?”  Of course I always just smile and nodded.  With my limited Chinese and their limited English, it’s hard to really talk about things.  It’s hard to express how happy and fulfilled I feel every time I capture the memories and tell the stories of my amazing clients.  When I received a preview of the new Ceremony Magazine a few weeks ago, I bookmarked all the pages I was on and gave my dad a copy.  My dad has always been a reserved man with his emotions and thoughts, so all I got was a slight smile and a nod from him.  From that simple gesture, I know he is proud.

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I love that full page spread of Pamela from their engagement portraits!  Pamela, if you’re reading this, congrats!  Email me and I’ll send you a copy!

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I had to get Jonathan to take a quick photo of me in our driveway the day before my profile picture was due.  And I love the engagement photo they chose for Ngoc’s article about planning her own wedding.  She’s the owner of Sky Box Event Productions.

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Above is the table top shoot I did for Rolling Hills Flower Mart.

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Congrats to Betty & Brandon and Pamela & Scott on having their engagement photos featured!

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Also congrats to Kristin & Eric for having their wedding featured!

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And last but not least, congrats to Angela & Charles for their 3 page feature!!

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  1. Felicidades Caroline! Your confidence, professionalism, faith and creativity are an inspiration! Thank you so much for your sensitivity in sharing these special moments with us.

  2. Gorgeous work Caroline… all of it! Congratulations. The publication of your delicious work is well deserved. I especially LOVED the engagement session of Betty and Brandon. Still one of my all-time favourites. Huge Congrats!!

  3. Caroline…Your work is incredible and speaks for itself! We are so honored to have you in Ceremony! I wish I could be there for you open house tonight!!! FYI – I can also send you PDF pages from the magazine for your use :)

  4. Congratulations, Caroline! Truly well deserved. You produce such beautiful and inspiring artwork. I’m sure this is the first of many to come :)

  5. OMG! Caroline!!
    My friend had facebook’d me lastnight telling me she saw me in a Bridal Magazine, and I was like… “???” Caroline must have gotten published!!

    I really cant tell you how happy I am for you!! You truly deserve it!!! Hooray hooray! <3
    Again, I cant tell you how thankful I am for the engagement photos you took of Scott and I. We display them all over our apartment and talk about you all the time :) Lots of love to you!!! And conrats again!

  6. CONGRATS!!! So, very excited for you! You make SOOOO (me included) many people happy with your presence and ability to capture beauty, love, smiles, laughter, friendship … list goes on. You’re special. Enjoy every moment!!

  7. Congrats! You seem to be getting published a lot these days. My dad would kill me if I’m anything besides a medical doctor. I’m sure you understand 100%. Even if I become an Optometrist, I would still be a failure to them. Whatever. It is my life, not theirs. Congrats again, and I hope to be published someday, too. alex

  8. Congrats Caroline! Believe it or not, I was in the same boat as you with my parents, so I understand. I’m sure they are proud of you and now they know that our job isn’t just a hobby! :)

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