February 14th, 2011

Cupid draw back your bow…

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Here’s a preview from this weekend’s engagement shoot with Mary and Luigi, who have been struck by cupid in a big way. Rest of the engagement set to follow soon!

February 12th, 2011

Annabelly becomes Annabelle

Stacey and Jan asked me to photograph family portraits, both while Annabelle was in the belly and soon after making her way into the world! We had a lot of fun–I love working with people with a sense of humor and Annabelle is already taking after her parents.

January 22nd, 2011

Thanks for dropping by!

This is the new blog for Lydia Chen Photography, built with the help of my friend Tony,  who jumped in when I was looking for a better template for sharing photos. Hope you’ll enjoy your visit, and pardon the old material as I populate this page with some wonderful memories from the last year.

September 18th, 2010

Denise & Matt

When I met with Denise and her wonderful wedding planner/bridesmaid Michaela to talk about Denise and Matt’s upcoming wedding, they told me that the focus would be on family. I met Matt and Denise’s sons Ryan and Colin during the engagement shoot, as well as Denise’s mom–they all proved to be as charming as the bride and groom themselves. September 18, 2010 was an exciting day at the Sausalito Women’s Club with their family and friends, who were so warm and welcoming, and truly a joy to photograph!

August 17th, 2010

Walking on Sunshine

I am really looking forward to photographing Denise and Matt’s wedding next month. My assistant/second shooter Cheryll and I met the beautiful couple and their adorable boys at Matt’s favorite park, which had a stunning view of San Francisco and plenty of room for the little ones to run around!

Denise’s mom came by to pick up the boys, at which point Cheryll and I remarked on the great genes that obviously run in this family! We were left with Matt and Denise, and it was time for romantic, kissy shots…

except that it was the beginning of Shark Week, so we had to snap this. Ok guys, for reals this time!