Deciding on your photographer can be a daunting task and also the most crucial decision (and investment) you make during your planning process. We had about a year to plan our wedding and we had the pleasure with working with Eugene for about six (6) months up to the big day. We used him for our 1) engagement photos (seen on our save the date), 2) my boudoir photos 3) our Laotian traditional ceremony and American ceremony and reception 4) and holiday photos (our wedding thank you card).
The first thing you need to get out of your consultation is CHEMISTRY! When we met Eugene and his wife, Andrea, we were very comfortable with moving forward. It wasn’t until our engagement photo shoot that we noticed what sets them apart. We were extremely nervous and stiff, but Eugene and his wife gave us guidance, direction, and made it completely fun! As a newly engaged couple, it was refreshing to be in the company of another couple that was just being themselves (loving and patient with each other and with both of us).
Eugene has a gift of capturing the chemistry of a couple on camera. Anyone can take photos and videos, but it takes talent and tenacity to evoke those emotions in a candid setting. He has an extensive range – whatever your vision is, he will make sure to deliver. We had a cross section of artistic, portrait, and candid photos. The best part for me (personally) was my traditional Laotian morning ceremony. Eugene and I worked on a journalistic style vision where he captured all the carefully curated details of the ceremony that tells a story about my culture. I’ve seen thousands of Pinterest photos, YouTube videos, but hands down, no one will have moments and the details captured like my Laotian ceremony. Eugene made that possible for me and my family. For me, it was not just photos to admire years from now, but it was about forging history for my family. Whatever your goals are for your wedding, I can assure you, Eugene and his team will make that happen for you!
Aside from his grandiose artistic talent, Eugene collaborates so well with our other vendors/coordinators. We wish we could clone him for everything, but if you want a dream team for the wedding, start with this gem here!