Cham Kao: Blog http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog en-us (C) Cham Kao ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:17:00 GMT Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:17:00 GMT http://www.ckaophotography.com/img/s2/v50/u689055994-o133059916-50.jpg Cham Kao: Blog http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog 105 120 Vinh & Heidi http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2015/10/vinh-heidi The Fall shoot with Vinh + Heidi at the Auboretum in Seattle.

 

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Auboretum Engagement Seattle Wedding http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2015/10/vinh-heidi Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:14:47 GMT
Reathana and Somally's Engagement Shoot http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2013/5/reathana-and-somallys-engagement-shoot Meet Reathana and Somally. With the days getting near for the big day in Las Vegas, they've decided to do a session with me.  They wanted a shoot somewhere on the beach so we decided on Discovery Park in Ballard.  Two things that make any engagement session shine - an adorable duo and a beautiful backdrop of the sunset.  It was windy and chilly in the beginning but with some relaxer juice they brought with them called Crown Royal; it kept em relaxed and warm.  I had a great time with them and best of luck to you both!

 

The choice of lens:  Canon 16-35mm f2.8 and Canon 85mm 1.2ii

 

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2013/5/reathana-and-somallys-engagement-shoot Fri, 17 May 2013 18:50:05 GMT
The Pentcholov Family http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2013/5/the-pentcholov-family Meet the Pentcholov family. We decided to go to Richmond Beach in Shoreline for the shoot. The sun was trying really hard to pierce through the clouds but never made it.  It was windy with no sun but still a beautiful view.  Fun times...

The choice of lens: 85mm 1.2ii and 16-35mm f2.8

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2013/5/the-pentcholov-family Mon, 06 May 2013 19:23:26 GMT
The Baraback Family http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/11/the-baraback-family The Baraback Family

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Family Photoshoot Portrait Seattle http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/11/the-baraback-family Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:02:41 GMT
Samual and Elise http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/10/samual-and-elise Finally the sun decided to give the rain a break so I took my kids to the Arboretum in Seattle. I was introduced to the area by a friend of mine who loves to shoot landscape. So I had to make sure I packed the right equipment since I might have to chase my babies around. I decided on taking a softbox, light stand, a speedlight and my pocket wizards.  The go to lens for the evening was my Canon 16-35mm 2.8ii lens and a couple shots with my 85mm 1.2ii.  Enjoy the photos.  Press Control +/- to view it this larger or smaller.1 IMG_9037 IMG_9101 IMG_9131 copy IMG_9158 IMG_9170 IMG_9176 IMG_9221 IMG_9241 IMG_9308 IMG_9348 IMG_9348 IMG_9380 IMG_9484 IMG_9503 IMG_9536 IMG_9426

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) family photo shoot http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/10/samual-and-elise Tue, 30 Oct 2012 04:33:39 GMT
The Cheng Family http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/10/the-cheng-family A fun evening at Discovery Park with the Cheng Family....

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Family Pictures http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/10/the-cheng-family Sun, 07 Oct 2012 20:54:22 GMT
Natalie's Senior Pics http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/10/natalies-senior-pics Natalie's Senior Pictures

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Pictures Seattle Senior http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/10/natalies-senior-pics Sat, 06 Oct 2012 04:57:07 GMT
The Blackham Family http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/9/the-blackham-family Meet the Blackham family. One of the greatest things about being a professional photographer is meeting new people. Today, I had the pleasure of meeting two beautiful little people; Niko and Jesse.  Both are identical twins and they are just too adorable!  In the beginning after meeting me, they did not want to be there and did not feel like taking pictures. But after I mentioned the word “lollipop” boy were they inspired!  It was a blast! 

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 85mm 1.2ii, 1 580exii in a softbox.

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/9/the-blackham-family Sun, 09 Sep 2012 07:24:00 GMT
Rachel's Senior Pics http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/9/rachels-senior-pics Rachel's Senior Pics

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/9/rachels-senior-pics Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:57:03 GMT
Jarett's Senior Pics http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/9/jaretts-senior-pics  

Jarett's Senior Pictures at Discovery Park.  If the image is too big on your monitor, click Control + or -.  Enjoy!

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Pictures Seattle Senior http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/9/jaretts-senior-pics Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:23:17 GMT
Laura Senior Pictures http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/8/laura-senior-pictures Laura's Senior Pictures

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/8/laura-senior-pictures Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:53:55 GMT
Judo Senior Pictures http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/8/judo-senior-pictures Judo Senior Pictures

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/8/judo-senior-pictures Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:21:37 GMT
Kiram and Sokhon http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/8/kiram-and-sokhon Kiram + Sokhon

What a blessed it day it was for Kiram and Sokhon. Although things didn’t really go as planned at the ceremony; they were in high spirits and always smiled and giggled.  The wedding took place at the Rose Garden in Tacoma - Point Defiance Park. The weather was as perfect as it could be; the sky was cloudy with a tint of sun shining through.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and capturing their day.

 

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Wedding http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/8/kiram-and-sokhon Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:04:32 GMT
Edwin + Monette http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/8/edwin-monette Edwin + Monette

A new beginning for this high school sweet heart...

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/8/edwin-monette Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:55:37 GMT
Gerald + Angie Wedding http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/7/gerald-angie-wedding Gerald + Angie | Seattle, WA| Mt. Baker Community Club

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Photographer Seattle Wedding http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/7/gerald-angie-wedding Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:39:06 GMT
Edwin + Monette Engagement Shoot http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/6/edwin-monette-engagement-shoot Edwin and Monette are engaged and will soon to be married next month.  They like to do things last minute so here we are shooting an engagement just a month before their special day.  Monette loves the water and Edwin just goes with the flow.  I shared the “S” curve with Monette, so let’s see if you guys can see it.

We walked around the UW Campus waterfront and Lake Washington.  Edwin and Monette were naturals in front of the camera and I was completely giddy the whole time.   I had such a hard time of narrowing down my favorites, but below are a few of them.

I used an umbrella and a flash, with various lens for this shoot.

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Engagement Seattle Shoot http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/6/edwin-monette-engagement-shoot Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:20:55 GMT
Christopher + Beza's Wedding http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/6/christopher-bezas-wedding  It was a true pleasure to be able to be part of Christopher and Beza’s wedding.  Both side of the family were fun, fun, fun!  I told Beza to press the “play” button on the day of the wedding when she woke up.  At 9am in the morning, I texted her to remind her to press the play button.  Surprisingly, I received a text back thanking me for the reminder but she had already did it.  I thought for sure she would be too busy to even have a cell phone by her.  The day of wedding was full of laughters and happy tears and things just happened when it happened. The food was to die for and the mix of culture all blended into one.  The dances; all I can say is WOW! The music was full of energy and kudos to Christopher for holding his own.  

I was so blessed to be able to be a apart of their wedding day.

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Seattle Wedding http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/6/christopher-bezas-wedding Sun, 17 Jun 2012 08:08:25 GMT
Karim + Sokhon Engagement http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/6/karim-sokhon-engagement Karim and Sokhon are getting married in August. When I first met with the couple I told them that I wanted to shoot in the middle of the street in Downtown Seattle and wondered if they were up to it. Both were very excited of the idea, so we met at 7am on Sunday morning. Traffic was light but it was bearable.  A Police Officer drove by us a couple of times and just smiled; I knew she was probably thinking I was crazy. All I can say is that we had a blast!  Shot in downtown and then visited UW campus to finish off the shoot. They really are smitten with each other and I'm so honored to get to know them and be a part of their upcoming wedding!

I used 2 flashes and a 45 inch umbrella for most of the shots here.  I used my 24mm 1.4 lens for the wide shot at the Convention Center and the rest was my 85mm 1.2ii.

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Engagement Photography http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/6/karim-sokhon-engagement Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:44:07 GMT
Dina Pin http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/6/dina-pin Meet Dina Pin - Modeling has always been a natural for her and she is currently doing it as a hobby. Right now, she is building her portfolio and I am happy that I can be part of that process. Besides shooting pictures for fun, she will be graduating from school in less than a year and hopefully transfer to UW to get a degree in Sports Management. She's a total girly girl, but growing up with her 2 brothers brings out her tomboy ways.  She was a total natural when the camera and lights were on her.  Makes my job easier as a photographer since she knows what she wants.

Special thanks to her sister in law and brother (Monica and Thet) who came along for the ride to assist with the lighting.  For the most of the photos here I used my canon 85mm 1.2ii and 2 flash; 1 for rim and 1 for main light.

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) Modeling http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/6/dina-pin Thu, 07 Jun 2012 07:43:04 GMT
Imahni Chanel Santiful http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/5/imahni-chanel-santiful Imahni is currently a Freshman at Franklin Pierce High School. Her Passion is Fashion & Music. She's been playing the Violin since she was 10 years old. In her spare time she loves to draw, paint, spend time with her family & friends. She would love to become a Buyer for Nordstrom one day and is hoping to attend the University of Oregon for College.  She is just simply beautiful...

The lens I used for the shots here was my 16-35mm just to capture the beautiful sunset.  I also used 2 canon bare flash for fill light.

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ckao227@gmail.com (Cham Kao) http://www.ckaophotography.com/blog/2012/5/imahni-chanel-santiful Sun, 20 May 2012 18:46:43 GMT