Featured on 100 Layer Cake: The Modern Asian Bride: A Tale of Two Sisters

There was someone before him.

Someone who stood up for me, laughed with me and guided me through life. She was strong and wise and constant.

She was my sister.

Illustrating this was very personal to me. I have three sisters and each one helped shape and counsel me throughout my life. Showing the vulnerability of the bride as she gets ready was very relevant. She’s beautiful, sweet and calm— but she’s alone. When her sister arrives to help her get ready there suddenly appears a strength, safety, a reverence. The bond between sisters is mighty. Showcasing that relationship in an environment adorned in tradition, respect and history was so fulfilling and humbling for me. I felt every pose, every subtle meaning and every intentional detail. Having someone as sacred as a sister should be celebrated, cherished and poignantly remembered. This project was oh, so special to me and I am overcome with gratitude for the sisters who have stood besides me throughout this life and all the sisters who have yet to touch my soul. I see you, I remember you and I thank you.

To see the feature on 100 Layer Cake’s wedding blog click HERE.

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photos: Mylyn Wood Photography

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florals: Chas Thomson of Wildflower Portland

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gown: Halson Design

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gown: Asos US

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model: Angelica Caluza

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model: Siegred Emery

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film processing: The FIND Lab

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event planner: Anela Events

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art direction: Mylyn Wood

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hair: Jaycie Kerr of ASH Salon

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makeup: Elaine Naulu Artistry

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venue: Lan Su Chinese Garden

Portland, OR

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