Stephanie Fong Photography: Blog en-us (C) Stephanie Fong Photography (Stephanie Fong Photography) Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:43:00 GMT Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:43:00 GMT Stephanie Fong Photography: Blog 80 120 Jiaxi & Wei Jiaxi and Wei may be quiet at times but their wedding spoke volumes. Jiaxi's art background made their wedding nothing short of beautiful. From her dress, to her flowers, to the stunning dessert table, Jiaxi had a vision and was able to execute it in the most elegant way. I instantly fell in love with her flowers as they were just the right mix of delicate pastels. Their dessert table was done so exquisitely, I could not stop shooting it. Thanks to their incredible vendors, Michelle with Creststone Events, Nadine with Studio Fleurish, and Peggy with Peggy's Kitchen, these talented ladies went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was picture perfect. 


Venue: The Dana on MIssion Bay

Makeup/Hair: Flora Ngai

Florist: Studio Fleurish

Photographer: Stephanie Fong Photography 

Cake/Desserts: Peggy's Kitchen 

Coordinator: Creststone Events

Dress: BHLDN



hand painted cake toppers by the bride!

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Jen & Scott Orange County Engagement Being a 3rd wheel never felt so great! Jen and Scott were so incredibly natural in front of the camera, it was as if I wasn't even there. Their love is so apparent, so full that it seriously makes me love what I do even more. We started the day at their first date, A La Minute Ice Cream Shop. The window light, the decor, and especially the delicious ice cream was a perfect start to getting to know Scott and Jen. We then headed to Oak Canyon Nature Center which was full of beautiful oak trees and wide open trails to get away from the city life. Our final destination was the infamous Pirate Tower in Laguna Beach's Victoria Beach where as you can see, was nothing short of a romantic ending to an amazing session. Thank you Jen & Scott and all those who helped make this an unforgettable day!

Photographer: Stephanie Fong Photography

Location: Orange County, Anaheim, Laguna Beach 

yep, it was as good as it looks! The type of love we dream about <3

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Phoebe & Guillermo Wedding What can't I say about Phoebe and Will's wedding day. There was so much thought put into every detail that we just had to capture it all! Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club was the perfect mix of elegance and romance. The classic white interiors with wrap around windows and charming gold chandeliers matched seamlessly with every detail. They added vintage furniture and decor to keep with the theme and had everything laid out beautifully thanks to their amazing coordinator Nicole. Even with the change in weather, Nicole and the Country Club team moved the ceremony indoors and worked flawlessly to transform the space to their reception area. Thank you to all the incredible vendors who helped make this day as perfect as it could be. Thuy and Grace with their flawless makeup, I seriously love this team! Mandy and her team at Ruby Bloom for the stunning floral arrangements. Nicole for all her hard work before, during, and even after the wedding day! It could not have run smoother as it did thanks to her! Danielle for sharing your talents and assisting me with the day. And of course Phoebe & Guillermo for having me be apart of their special day. I love you guys!


Photography: Stephanie Fong Photography & Danielle Alexandra McBrayer

Venue: Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club

Event Coordinator: Nicole Manalo Events

Flowers: Ruby Bloom 

Makeup: Thuy & Grace with FreshFaceEra

Hair: Serina Tiller @loving_3v3ry_min

Furniture: With Love Event Decor

Dress: Unveiled Bridal 

Alterations: Primos Alterations Mission Gorge

Tux and Dresses: JD Events

Cake & Baked goods: Edelweiss Bakery in Rancho Bernardo

DJ: @djtempoe

Officiant: Jason with Ceremonies by Bethel

Invitations: Katelyn from Paper Plum Co. On Etsy

such talented and beautiful ladies <3

Mandy and her team hard at work!

such beautiful captures by Danielle!

Nicole did an amazing job coordinating everything!

​​won't be the last time I work with this talented lady!

Congratulations Phoebe & Will!!!

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Lexi + Grant Oregon Wedding I got to visit Portland, Oregon for the first time earlier this year and I fell head over heels <3 .The waterfalls, the greenery, the hiking trails, the mountains, trees....EVERYTHING was just breath taking! I couldn't get this city out of my head and then months later, my good and talented friend Ferdie Morales asked me to help shoot a wedding with him in Mount Hood! My excitement shot through the roof with just the thought of documenting someones wedding day in such a spectacular setting, it was seriously a dream come true. Not only was this venue beautiful but Lexi, Grant, and all their friends and family were incredible to work with. Their love for each other and nature really shined through with this outdoor wedding, and I would not have changed a thing. Thank you Lexi, Grant, and family for having us and especially Ferdie for taking me on this adventure!


Location: Mount Hood, Oregon

Venue: Miller Farm Retreat

Photographers: Stephanie Fong Photography & Ferdie Morales

could this wedding get any cuter!

Mount Hood

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Phoebe & Will Engagement Phoebe styled my hair a few years back when I was a bridesmaid for one of my best friend's wedding. That day went by incredibly quick but I felt pretty the whole day lol. Her work was just beautiful and the entire bridal party could not be happier with our makeup thanks to Thuy. Since then, I've recommended Phoebe & Thuy to brides every chance I get and even find excuses to pamper myself when I can. Their skill and passion shine through with all that they do in making us ladies feel extra special! It is such an honor to document the wedding of a fellow artist, I cannot wait for Phoebe & Will's wedding in February!  

When Phoebe said she wanted an unique location for her engagement, I would of never thought of a lavender field ^_^. We had the whole farm to ourselves and it was just BEAUTIFUL! Thank you Phoebe & Guerillmo and Keys Creek Lavender Farm  for an amazing session! 


Photographer: Stephanie Fong Photography

Location: Keys Creek Lavender Farm

Hair: Phoebe Tran

Make up: Thuy with Fresh Face Era


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Bonnie & Alex Wedding There are so many things about Bonnie & Alex's wedding day that I loved but what warms my heart the most is all the loved shared between their families and especially the two of them. Just seeing the excitement in Alex's eyes when he saw his bride for the first time was a highlight in itself. His face lit up, his smile big as ever...these moments are what make me love what I do and I can't thank all my couples enough for having me on their special day. Congratulations Mr & Mrs. Guinto...may the smiles never stop growing <3
Venue:  Admiral Kidd Catering & Conference Center
Photographer: Stephanie Fong Photography
Make up: Thuy with Fresh Face Era
Hair: Phoebe Tran
Videographer: Nico Agapé Films
Flowers: Elegant Touch Floral Designs
DJ: Ryan with Dominant Entertainment 
Photobooth: Pixster Photo Booth 
<3 Can't forget about Bowser and Bentley!
her parents must have been so proud lol
This girl's parents were ecstatic when their basketball playing daughter caught the bouquet! lol


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Monique & Tanaya "Do all weddings here end up in the pool?"

"Not all but the best ones yes"

I met Monique years ago at my families restaurant. We became facebook friends instantly and ever since she found out I did photography, she's been nothing but supportive and really great friend. When she told me about Tanaya, we all knew she had met the woman she was supposed to spend her life with. Together they bring so much love and happiness into this world, I just can't get over how wonderful their day was. They had the entire Pearl Hotel to themselves and boy was it worth it! They were surrounded by their closest friends and family and you know that feeling when the room is just filled with love...this entire day was it! Nicky & I felt so blessed to have been apart of this amazing day...just see for yourself! Great big shout-out to Cynthia and the amazing staff at the Pearl Hotel! They went above and beyond to make this day as perfect as can be! 


Venue: The Pearl Hotel
Day of Coordinator: Cynthia Peterson at The Pearl Hotel
Photographers: Stephanie Fong Photography Nicky Alexandria  
Hair & Make-Up: Jessica Valtierra with Disconnected Salon
Dress & Veil: The White Flower 
Tux: Jcrew
Cake & Desserts: Azucar 
Rings: Jareds & Robbin's Brothers
Flowers: Wholesale Flowers and Supplies
Succulents: Shop Succulents
Nails: Beauty Lounge
Nay's Hair: Antjuan at Vibe Barbershop 
Garter, center pieces, bouquets: put together by brides & family <3
mandatory nap before ceremony
how adorable was their entrance! so in love with these shots that Nicky captured! father-daughter & mother daughter dances!
let the shenanigans begin...
all the Jenkin's siblings! save the wine!
when you try and throw an athlete in lol Cynthia & the entire Pearl Hotel staff was AMAZING!!
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Diana & Jason I've known the Thai sisters for quite some time but to witness them all together on such a special occasion was an honor in itself. The bond and talent that this family shares is simply amazing. From the bouquets and boutineers, to center pieces, alter, cake toppers and more, this bride took DIY to a whole new level. Their crocheted filled wedding was as unique and adorable as they are and I couldn't have been happier to witness it. This family parties as hard as they work and it was a blasts to capture it all! Congratulations Diana & Jason, I cannot wait to see where the road leads them next <3 


Photography: Stephanie Fong Photography
Venue: Marina Village
Wedding Coordinator/ Rental: Events by Wendy Decorations & Designs
Hair/make-up: Uyen Nguyen
Cupcake Tree: Twiggs Bakery
DJ: E. Starr Entertainment

sisters <3

each rose took up to a month! 

our handsome groom!

one of the best speeches ever...we all laughed and cried at the same time

the shoe game! raise your shoe if either you or your wife is the one to do this...
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Thu Hoa & Tuan Maternity I don't do a lot of maternity sessions but when I do, I love having my soon-to-be mama's be as adventurous as Thu Hoa :). Thu has one of those smiles that just lights up a room. For as long as I've known her, she's always been the kind-hearted and easy going just like her hubby Tuan. Their love of Star Wars will forever be apart of their family as they welcome little baby Anakin <3 Congratulations Thu & Tuan!


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Marie & William Wedding Thinking back at Marie & William's special day, I can't remember a moment where she did not have a smile on her face. From the very start of the day, Marie was glowing with excitement. Now I know William, their families and friends had a lot to do with it but with the help of their awesome vendors, this day could not have gone more smoothly. They transformed their Uncle's beautiful Chula Vista home into a stunning reception site along with a photo booth and gelato station to end the night. Thanks to their amazing coordinator Amber, she made sure the day flowed perfectly, allowing Marie & William to enjoy it at its fullest! Marie & William are some of the sweetest people you will meet and deserve nothing but the best! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Toribio!


Coordinator:​​ Amber Lay Events,

Photographers:​ Stephanie Fong & Nicky Alexandria

Florist: ​Flowers by Coley,

DJ:​ Renato Palma and RJ Palma,

Hair: ​Michelen Mucho,

Makeup: ​Dorianne Bati,

Catering:​ Personal Touch Dining

Cake:​ Flour Power

Gelato: ​Gelato Paradiso Catering

Photo Booth:​ BryTy Photo booth Rental


the beading on this dress was spectacular!

how great are these custom tie clips!

Nicky found the best secluded area to do more private portraits! Who would of thought this was just down the street ^_^ Can never get enough of Nicky's ring shots!

Amber did an incredible job of transforming this backyard!!!

gelato station....yes please!!!
there's an uncle in every family ;-)

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Bonnie & Alex Engagement Beautiful light, a stunning couple, and an adventurous location...3 of my favorite things in any shoot! Bonnie & Alex were open to all ideas for their engagement session. We initially wanted the modern lines and architecture at Salk Institute but realized a more dog friendly location would be better. We decided to venture around Julian where Alex had proposed and could not be happier with how the day turned out! With his love of camping and nature, I knew I wanted wide open spaces and tall trees surrounding them so what better location than Lake Cuyamaca! We climbed hills, trekked through bushes, and pulled over on the highway for an amazing day. I can't wait for their wedding in April!


Photography: Stephanie Fong Photography

Location: Lake Cuyamaca/Julian

Make up: Thuy with Fresh Face Era

Hair: Phoebe Tran



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Marie & William Engagement I've always considered my photography style to be more on the photojournalistic side. Usually my favorite images are the ones where couples are looking away from the camera with huge smiles on their faces. Nicky on the other hand is a master when it comes to portraits. She captures the inner beauty of a woman portraying their soft sensual side yet brings out a sexy confidence that all women should be proud of. She has an eye for details and I absolutely love calling her my wedding partner. It's the best of both styles of imagery when its the two of us so keep us in mind for your special day :)


Photography: Stephanie Fong & Nicky Alexandria 

Location: La Jolla Cove

Make up: Thuy with Fresh Face Era


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Vivian & Thinh Some of my favorite things to see while working as a wedding photographer is how couples look at each other. There's something so special and rare how one person can look at another and just through their eyes, can convey a world full of love and joy. I had met with Vivian a handful of times before meeting Thinh for their pre-wedding shoot but once I did, I fell in love with how he looked at her. Just see for yourself!


Location: Balboa Park

Dresses: BHLDN, David's Bridal


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Rosa & Ryan Wedding I met Rosa back in high school and I'm happy to say she is still the easy going, funny, strong willed yet light hearted person I met over 10 years ago. I loved every little detail from this day that I'm just going to have to share more photos than usual! There were a lot of familiar faces at this wedding which made it all the more fun and memorable. I'm glad to have stayed to the very end to see the craziness in full effect! Cutest dress and shoe combination goes to the Mrs ;-) Enjoy!

Special thanks to Nicky Alexandria for helping me capture this beautiful day!


Venue: Marina Village, Seaside Room 

Event Coordinator: Jimmy Tran

Bride makeup: Tisha Arterberry with Vanity

Bridesmaids & Hair: Uyen Design

Flowers: Nobutama Wedding Studio

Officiant: Robert L. Naranjo

Cake/Cupcakes: Elaine McElhinney

Cake topper: Ngocreations

Dj: Ardy R-type Ison 


one of my all time favorite shoe & dress combinations! 

time is beauty <3 how cute is her dress! absolutely perfect for Rosa!
special mother-daughter & father-daughter glances that just make me smile :)
groom getting ready photos all done by Nicky! I love this lady!
gotta have your bromance 
handmade centerpieces! great job bridal party team! dessert table! how adorable is their cake topper!! the beautiful bridesmaids!
can't forget about the lovely Miss Summer our fun-loving groomsmen! I know where she gets her smile :)
so much joy! if this doesn't melt your heart....I don't know what will can't forget about Sasha! puppy love! stunning capture by Nicky!


Jimmy did an amazing job coordinating! Start your own business already!

brotherly love!
that's a wrap folks!


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Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary Joanna & Michael! It's been a whole year since I shot this amazing couple's wedding day! Since I've already blogged about it, I feel the need to take it back to their sexy romantic engagement session! 

When I first met Joanna, I asked her to describe their style and she said "rock...romance...whiskey...unconventional." To this day, they are still one of the edgiest couples I have worked with and for that I love them even more. When they suggested an engagement shoot at Polite Provisions, I was all for it! They were so easy to capture with their natural chemistry, we could of closed the place down. But instead we headed over to the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge and ended the evening with some of the most beautiful light of 2014. Enjoy!


Location: Polite Provisions & Spruce Street Bridge

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Hiro & Peggy's Hawaiian Getaway Back in 2008, I landed a spot in an internship program known as MAIP (Multicultural Advertising Internship Program) and was given the opportunity to spend a summer in NYC. I was hesitant to accept to say the least since I had never been away from home let alone lived by myself before. But with the encouragement (and threats) of family and friends, I made the move that would forever change the course of my life. It was that city, those friends, that really pushed me to pursue photography for more than just a hobby. They are some of the most inspirational, influential, determined, hard working, and adventurous lovers of life I have met and am happy to call them family. Six years later, here we are gathering to celebrate the union of our fellow interns....Congratulations Hiro & Peggy!!


Ceremony Location: Haiku Gardens, Oahu


missing all that beautiful lush greenery  

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Ha Family Shoot Hetty is one of those people who as soon as you meet her, you will instantly love her. She is filled with so much positivity and has one of the biggest hearts (and smiles) I know. I had the pleasure of shooting her and her family back in June and loved every moment with them. Hetty was such a big help coordinating outfits, bringing her own props and organizing this shoot with everyones schedules. It brings me great joy to give something back to someone who is so kind hearted and generous herself. She even made Holiday cards to send out!


Location: Old Poway Park

can you tell who couldn't sit still and who just wanted to play with love her kiddos!

Colin is one of the most energetic kids I know and capturing this shot made me quite proud ^_^ how cute are her parents?!

Holiday cards!


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Katja & Kirby There's something to say about smaller weddings...that I love them. I love the intimacy of just having close friends and family, the ease of not feeling overwhelmed to meet and greet a ton of people, and to really enjoy the day for what it is, a celebration of your love for one another. Katja said she knew she wanted to meet me when she read that my bio was full of foodie facts and of course when I heard that, I loved her even more! Katja & Kirby had a lovely outdoor ceremony, followed by a romantically delicious dinner at Wine Vault in Little Italy. Did I mention I got to have the incredible 5-course dinner as well ;-)


Ceremony Location: Cuvier Park, La Jolla

Reception: Wine Vault & Bistro

Hair: Becca Hanratty at enVus in Pacific Beach 

Cake: The French Gourmet in Pacific Beach 

Dress: Davids Bridal

Dress alteration: Fran Rikhoff at Blue Button in Fort Collins


that kiss uh-oh here comes the tide....
sparklers need to be required for all exits!

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Peggy & Erwin Most relaxed couple of 2014 goes to Peggy & Erwin! Peggy & Erwin had an intimate Hawaiian wedding earlier in the year and wanted to celebrate with friends and family once back home. I loved every little detail put into their reception. From the soft flowers, to all the beautiful succulents, to the Hawaiian themed table numbers, and lets not forget the jar of pineapple gummy bears! 


Venue/Catering: Coronado Cays Yacht Club

Wedding Planner: Amy June Weddings and Events

Florals: Organic Elements

Photobooth: Pixter Photobooth

DJ: Events by Dj David Cutler

Hair and Makeup: Jaime Lake Weddings Pro Makeup and Hair Artistry On Location

Cake: Kona Kakes Tropical Cake Bakery


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Joanna & Michael Wedding I cannot to begin to describe how much I enjoyed working with Joanna & Michael. There is something so effortlessly romantic about these two, I could of photographed them for days. Michael doesn't necessarily love having his photo taken but when he's in the presence of Joanna, they bring out the best in each other. Joanna has the style, grace, and best of all one of the biggest hearts I have come across. She had a vision for their wedding and gave herself plenty of DIY projects to keep her busy till the big day. They opted for a smaller, more intimate wedding which made the day all the more special for the beautiful couple. Thank you Joanna, Michael, their incredible family and friends for having me on this amazing day <3


Ceremony Location:  Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach

Reception Location:  BO-beau kitchen + bar, Ocean Beach

Officiant:  Bride’s Brother

Florist:  Flowers of Point Loma

Catering:  BO-beau kitchen +bar

Cake:  BO-beau kitchen + bar

Hair & Makeup:  Flora Wade

Wedding Dress Shop:  Here Comes The Bride

Dress:  Wtoo Bridal

Hair Piece:  Etsy Shop “Amoretto”


Brother slipped during this line but it made it that much more awesome..."for richer or pooper"  Is there anything this bride doesn't do?? Joanna made the center pieces, table numbers & that wine cork board!   Yeah, ridiculously good looking...I know
Infamous brussel sprouts!


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