Ah…. Honeymoon… One of the good thing about being a wedding photographer is that I get to remember the weddings I’ve been to, especially MY WEDDING! I got married in Chicago and we stayed at the Trump Tower in Chicago. Still now, the experience at the Trump Tower was the best hotel experience I’ve ever had, hands down… Seriously, the hotel suit itself was super pimped since it’s a brand new building, and the doorman and the staffs at the hotel remembered that it was my wedding day and asked us how my wedding was even though I wasn’t wearing my wedding dress at that time! Plus the rose pedals in the bed and champagne and chocolate cake and etc… I just wanted to live there and Francis and I ended up staying one more night before we went honeymoon.. To where? Disney World! No joke.. That was the first time I’ve ever been to the Disney World as well as FL. We had such a great time there..( I wish I am there now.. haha) We were at the park everyday, die hard style, make our money’s worth..haha… Also gave away some desserts to the random families since we were on dining plan and Francis and I both are not a big sweet tooth. We were saying, ” Have a magical day!”, and we loved giving away free desserts to the family who were sitting with many kids. One of the coolist moment was when Pluto proposed to me before taking a group photo. It was really magical and I am so glad that they captured this moment… I love photography…
As you might know, I now live in downtown Chicago by the Navy Pier and Fox and Obel Food Market. I love this location and it was my dream since I moved to Chicago from Michigan to live in downtown by the lake and beach. I think it’s because the beach and the downtown life brings me back the memory of living in California and Seoul. I remember whenever I feel good or bad, my friend Sarah and I would take the Beach Blvd and drive down to the Huntington Beach. Ah~~ Those high school days~~ Anyways, today, I was waiting for my husband to come home after his BB game and started watching people on the street from my condo. I know this could sound crazy but it’s kinda fun and interesting. It makes me feel like I am in the zoo watching people. ( or the other way) I check people’s body movement and interaction and what they are wearing so I know how cold outside is and etc. I also look for Cash Cab ever since I heard about it taping in Chicago. I soooo want to ride the Cash Cab Chicago although I am really bad at the trivia game, and I even thought of making a website to track where the Chicago Cash Cab is… Let me know if anyone has seen the Chicago Cash Cab in real life…
I was driving back from Church today, blasting music and singing my heads out… (No harm no shame..) As I was exiting I-90 on Ohio exit, this one phrase suddenly hit me. ’I am original until I start to follow someone else.’… It was my Aha moment! Sometimes, people get caught up with the success of other people and try to imitate them, losing their true color. Instead of imitating, I think learning and transforming them into your style is necessary as an artist… REMEMBER Jae!
Rachel and Lorenzo had their wedding on a beautiful day in fall. Their theme color was orange and brown! When the asked me to take their post wedding portrait, we had a discussion on the location of the portrait session and came up with the idea on taking photo at the park by Lakeshore drive and Irving park Rd. in Chicago where the couple had some special memories.
The bride looked so beautiful. Couple weeks later, the couple gave me a red pair of gloves as a gift. It’s the one that has open flaps for the fingers so I can wear them and take photos at the winter time! How smart and thoughtful is that! Thank you so much!
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