Lush & Classy Wedding at Camarillo Ranch House


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Keeping my writing short and sweet, as I’m working on a new website!  I just have to say that Carl and Min’s wedding was a dream!!!  What a beautiful couple, with such genuine chemistry, not to mention style.  Check out their epic day!

This stunning wedding couldn’t have come together without the extraordinary talent of the vendors!

Venue: Camarillo Ranch House, Camarillo, CA

Coordinator: Claudia of One Darling Day

Florals and Event Styling: Jeany of Shawna Yamamoto Event Design

Hair and Makeup: Kelly of Kelly Zhang

Lighting: Ambiance AV

Video: April Story Films

Catering: Hungry Bear Catering

Rentals: La Pinata Party

DJ: DJ Cito C





Aviation Engagement Session


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Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_26-EditDiane and Ben met while she was interning abroad, and they’ve kept the flames going across the Pacific Ocean.  What’s even more fitting about this aviation engagement session is Diane works in design for the airline industry!  For a woman who draws, dreams, and designs for the experience of flying, I couldn’t have been more inspired by their nostalgic outfits and their world traveled vibes.Cal Aero Field_Diptych_Vivian Lin PhotoVintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_6Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_35Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_40Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_45Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_58Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_60Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_77Cal Aero_Diptych 2_Vivian Lin PhotoCal Aero_Diptych 3_Vivian Lin PhotoVintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_83Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_93Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_100Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_105Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_131Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_138Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_141Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_154Vintage Airplane Engagement_D&B_Vivian Lin Photography_163
Special thanks to Les and Kirk at Cal Aero for taking such great care of us on this engagement session!

Cal Aero Events, at the Chino Airport


A Thousand Oaks Engagement


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Thousand Oaks Engagement_C&M_Vivian Lin Photo_02Carl is a very popular guy.  We had met because he was in not one, but two, bridal parties of previous weddings.  Since their engagement session, I’ve had numerous people tell me “I know that guy!”  It’s absolutely no wonder, since spending some time with Carl and Min, I can attest they are hands down one of the most fun and easygoing couples to spend time with.

I often say that “modeling is hard work (especially if you’re not a professional model)!”  My best advice to couples being photographed is you have to stay in the moment, focus on the positives, and block out all the negatives or any distractions.  I love, love, love this engagement session because Carl and Min do exactly that, all while 100% being themselves.  The day we shot, it was nearly 100 degrees, the flies couldn’t get enough of Min’s tulle skirt, and we kept hearing this eerie rattling sound that made us paranoid of snakes (no joke, we are thigh deep in the grass).  Carl and Min were able to look past all of that and roll with it.  They never lost their sense of fun, or their love for each other.  They have effortless chemistry, killer fashion sense, and a joie de vivre that is simply infectious.

I had a blast at their engagement session, I can only imagine the fun in store on their upcoming wedding day!

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Thank you, always, to Kelly Zhang Studio’s terrific team for hair and makeup!