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    I create pictures that tell stories...your stories. I love hearing my clients stories and I can't wait to talk with you about what stories we will create together. Please take a few minutes to look through my work and get to know my style.

    I love being around people; so babies, children and adults are all my favorite subjects. I love documenting people’s lives. Animated and Spontaneous people? I love them. Most of all, I love taking emotional pictures; the ones that give me the goosebumps while taking them behind the camera. Through this process, I also learn new things about life as well ...about love, passion, friendship, and what makes people tick and sets them alive. So, it can be said that I do take Photography pretty seriously.

    This blog serves as a showcase for my work. Please scroll down my blog to view favorite pictures that I have taken recently. To view the older posts please look on the right column just below this post, where you can find links for those Archived posts all the way back to 2007. Or hit the link that says “Older Posts” on the bottom of the screen. You can also navigate by clicking the links located the right column of the screen. Please feel free to leave comments located below each post as I would like to hear from you. Any questions? Please write me an email to harry@harrywhophotography.com.

Wedding at Casa Bella in Sunol, CA.

Photographing a Wedding at Casa Bella in Sunol, CA, is really fun.   A beautiful location for an intimate Wedding with great places to take beautiful Wedding portraits.  Tessa and Dynaton finally tied the knot at the cute Casa Bella Event Center witnessed by their loving friends and families. Their family members flew from all over the world to celebrate them tying the knot. The whole day was very memorable, full of laughter, big smiles and many happy tears.

We begun the Wedding Day coverage at the house for their getting ready and then we drove to Sunol to have the first look.  At their first look Tessa became very emotional where she shed a few tears, but I am pretty sure those were happy tears. The whole bridal party was on site to watch this beautiful moments.  We then proceed to take a quick family photos and then intimate outdoor ceremony started. The ceremony was cute and officiated by one of their high school friends. This seems to be very fitting since they met each other and started dating and fell in love while they were in high school.  Some people just knew exactly that they would be forever together as in the case with Tessa and Dynaton. There were laughters and smiles exchaged at the beautiful ceremony.

The ceremony was followed by the super fun and action packed reception at the same location.  You can really tell when bride and groom are from a big and close knit family.  The reception party was full of emotions, fun and laughters all night. A lot of hugs were exchanged through out the night, and the dance floor was full all night with the young ones all the way the older generations.  Well, please browse these images below to imagine the fun they had with their friends and family at their beautiful wedding.  

If you would like to check out their fun Engagement Session images, please click here

A groom combing his hair in front of a mirror getting ready for his wedding at casa bella in Sunol
A collage of images of Wedding cake and deconrations at a Wedding in Casa Bell in Sunol, CA.
A collage of images of Wedding Decorations at a Wedding in Casa Bella in Sunol, CA.
A groom putting on his tie with a help by one of his groomsmen

 

A happy bride surprises her bridesmaids with present at the getting ready
a black and white photo of a bride getting her make up done
a collage of images of a bride getting help to get ready for her wedding
A groom with his groomsmen posed wearing their sunglasses
A groom and his groomsmen posed at the Sunol Park
Groom and his buddies bonded before his wedding started
Groom and his buddies bonded before his wedding started
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A collage of images of a bride approaching her groom for the first look at the park
The rest of the bridal party watching the first look of the Bride and Groom
a crying bride at her first look
A crying bride overcome with emotion
A groom wipe tears of his wife to be at their first look prior to their Wedding at Casa Bella in Sunol, CA.
Smiling bride having her hand kissed by her groom
A collage portrait of bride and groom
A close up picture of a wedding couple
A bride and her bridesmaids pose for the camera
A gorgeous image of the bride and her bridesmaids walking on the park prior to her Wedding at Casa Bella in Sunol, CA.
A fun portrait of the bridal party and the flower girls
A great portrait of the bride and groom with their bridal party
 
A collage of interior decorations of a Wedding and a wedding cake
Bride is walked down the aisle by her father at a gorgeous Wedding at Casa Bella in Sunol, CA.
A collage of bride and groom and happy parents at their wedding
A happy couple kissed at their wedding
A super happy and fun newly wed walked out of the aisle as husband and wife at their Wedding in Casa Bella in Sunol, CA.
Happy newlywed walked out on the aisle after being announced as Husband and Wife.
A newly wed kissed on the aisle
The bridal party posed for a toast after the ceremony
A photo of a newly wed crosses the street
An image of a newly wed smiling to each other in front of a door
A photo of newly wed kissing in front of a yellow wall
A collage of a bride getting a ride on her husband
A photo of a newly wed waving at a passing train in Sunol
A newly wed husband dipped his wife for a Weddng portrai in Sunol
A photo of a newly wed under the Wedding gazebo at Casa Bella in Sunol
A photo of a groom kissing his bride from the back
A collage of 2 cute pictures of a newly wed
A bridal party hyping the entrance of the newly web into the reception area
A happy newly wed danced their way into their reception hall
An image of wedding guests laughing watching a newly wed
A photo of a newly wed welcoming their guests at their reception
Mother of bride giving a hug to the new daughter in law
Both fathers of newly wed giving speech at the reception
The whole wedding family stood side by side at the reception
A collage of images of best man and maid of honor giving speech
An image from the table visit during the wedding reception
An image from the table visit during the wedding reception
A funny image taken during the table visit at the reception of their Wedding at Casa Bella in Sunol, CA.
A newly wed danced their first dance
A triptych of images of newlywed danced with their parents and sibling
An emotional friend cried during the money dance
A newlywed cutting their wedding cake with excitement
Friends cheering the newlywed during their cake cutting
Bride licking cake of her husband
Happy guests danced on the dance floor during the wedding reception
A funny image of guests dancing at a wedding reception
An image of guests dancing at a wedding reception
A photo of a groom dancing with his friends at his wedding reception
A cool image of a newlywed under the neon sign that says Love
A great image of bride and groom surrounded by their friends and family during the last song dance at a Wedding at Casa Bella in Sunol, CA

Are you getting married soon?

If you are planning to have a Wedding at Casa Bella in Sunol, CA; please contact me.  I would love to be considered as your Wedding Photographer. Please email me at sessions@harrywhophotography.com.

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Japan Town Mixed Use Ground Breaking – San Jose Event Photographer

If you are looking for a San jose Event Photographer, you have come to the right place.  In January 2019,  a ground breaking ceremony for Japan Town Mixed Use was held in San Jose’s Japan Town.  Among the attendees was the current Mayor and also the ex Mayor of San Jose.  Many of City officials and long time Japan Town residents are also presence for this important event.   The legendary Yosh Ushida was there and I couldn’t help to get a selfie taken with the friendly, down to earth, and smiley Olympic Judo Coach. I also had a long conversation with many of the Japan Town residents and learned a few things about the history of Japan Town.  It used to be a Chinese Town in the early 1900.   Food was provided by my favorite Japan Town places such as Kazoo’s and Roy’s Station.  Here are some of my favorite images from the event.  My name is Harry who and am a San Jose Event Photographer, catering the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.  Please check out my Event Photography Samples here on my website.

 
A view of ground where San Jose Japan Town Mixed Use will be erected.
 A view of ground where San Jose Japan Town Mixed Use will be erected.
 A view of ground where San Jose Japan Town Mixed Use will be erected.
A candid photo of guests at a ground breaking ceremony mingles.
A candid photo of guests at a ground breaking ceremony having conversation.
 A candid photo of guests at a ground breaking ceremony having conversation.
 A candid photo of guests at a ground breaking ceremony having conversation.
Crowd gather outside the tent prior to Ground Breaking event.
Artistic shots of the hard hats on display at the Japan Town Mixed Use ground breaking ceremony.
2 City officials pose for a camera during the ground breaking ceremony in San Jose Japan Town.
The Energetic San Jose Taiko gave a performance at the Japan Town Mixed Use Ground Breaking ceremony.
The crowd being entertained by the San Jose Taiko at a ground breaking ceremony in San Jose’s Japan Town.
 The San Jose Taiko Drum group performed at the Japan Town Mixed Use Ground Breaking ceremony.
 The Amazing San Jose Taiko Drum group performed at the Japan Town Mixed Use Ground Breaking ceremony.
A triptych of San Jose Taiko drummers giving their all at a Japan Town’s performance.
Members of San Jose Taiko drummers giving their all at a ground breaking ceremony at Japan Town’s performance.
Attentive crowd listened to San Jose Japan Town history speech.
A speaker at the San Jose Japan Town Mixed Use ground breaking ceremony.
Crowd of guests clapping at a ground breaking ceremony.
Japanese Buddhist priest leading a prayer ceremony a ground breaking ceremony.
A group of City Officials and business blessed the ground .
Mayor of San Jose with long time Japan Town resident.
 
San Jose Japan Town Mixed Use Ground Breaking attedees.
Speakers at the Japan Town ground breaking ceremony.
Guests at the ground breaking having fun during a casual conversation.
The Legenday Yosh Uchida with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.
Ground breaking attendees posing for the camera.
 
 
Sake toast at the end of the Japan Town Mixed Use ground breaking ceremony.
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Toys for Tots | San Jose Editorial Photographer

As a San Jose Editorial Photographer, I love getting assignment like this.  Faith, a teenager who born and raised in San Jose, has been organizing a Toys For Tots drive on her Birthday for the last 7 years.  When she was 6 years old,  a daughter of a Marine Father,  determined to help others on her Birthday.  She asked her parents to give her presents to the Toys for Tots drive.  And since then, she had a community Birthday Party at a local park in Santa Clara and invited many of her highschool friends, her basketball team, and neighbors to the point that the party is too big to hold at her house.

Posted below are my favorite images of the party.  If you’d like to see the article published by Santa Clara Voice, please click here to read the article.

An image of a Birthday Cake.
An image of a teenage girl preparing for her Toys for Tots drive on her Birthday party at a park.
An image of a teenage girl riding her grandfather electric chair.
A man hugged his young relative at the Toys for Tots drive.
A girl high fiving her male friend.
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An image of a girl receiving toys donation from her friend.
Image of Faith being interviewed by the local news.
 Image of Faith being interviewed by the local news..
Image of a girl carrying Toys for Tots donations from her friend.
Faith stood in front of her Toys for Tots donations.
Faith surrounded by her family at her Toys for Tots drive.
Faith surrounded by her Toys for Tots donations.
The Toys for Tots group picture.
A birthday girl blowing the birthday candle surrounded by her friends and family.
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Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia

Chrissy’s husband contacted me to photograph the fun Birthday party for Chrissy at the Hotel Valencia in Santana Row shopping center in San Jose. CA.   He mentioned that he also regard photography as his main hobby and he loves candid images with a lot of punch, saturation and candid emotion.  So I promise him that I will do my best and use my best interpretation of the scene that I am trying to photograph just what I always aim to do.

Hotel Valencia recently added a tent cover in their roof courtyard which is a great move, because you can have a great party on the courtyard even on a wet winter evening.  The tent was well heated and plenty of room to host more than 100 people in that big tent.  Chrissy’s family flew in from all over part of the country, the lively Birthday Party was atttended by kids all the way to the older generations.  I began the night with taking step and repeat photos of the family then I roamed around the room.  I have included some the images down below.

A great jazz band provided the music playing some old classics from Ella, Jobim and Nancy Sinatra.  What a fun night it was and you can tell from the posted images below.  I added my own strobes gelled with colors to add some punch to the images, and Chrissy’s husband was very pleased with the result.  You can see his review of my work here on yelp.

If you are looking for a Photographer for your Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia in Santana Row. please contact me at sessions@harrywhophotography.com.

Step and repeat photo of a couple in front of a custom background photo taken at a Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia
 Step and repeat photo of 2 young boys in front of a custom background photo taken at a Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia
 Step and repeat photo of a happy couple in front of a custom background photo taken at a Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia
 Step and repeat photo of a group of boys in front of a custom background photo taken at a Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia
 Step and repeat photo of a lady with a cute baby in front of a custom background photo taken at a Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia
 Step and repeat photo of a 3 happy ladies in front of a custom background photo taken at a Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia
An image of a happy family posing with their friend
An image of people clapping while listening to a speech
An image of a female overcome with emotion while listening to a speech on her Birthday party at Hotel Valencia
An image of a lady laughing while listening to a speech on her Birthday party at Hotel Valencia.
A photo of a lady kissing her husband at a birthday party at Hotel Valencia.
A photo of a lady hugging her husband at a birthday party at Hotel Valencia.
 A photo of a lady kissing her husband after his speech at a birthday party at Hotel Valencia.
A cute photo of 2 toddlers kissing each other while held by their family
An image of a lady giving speech at a Birthday party at Hotel Valencia.
An image of a lady cheering her friend at her Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia in Santana Row
A photo of a lady cheering her friend at a Birthday Party
A photo of a group of friends during a speech at a Birthday Party
A couple dancing at a Birthday Party at Hotel Valencia.
A collage of people having fun dancing at a Birthday Party.
A photo of a lady dancing with her son at her Birthday Party
An image of a lady dancing with her daughter.
An image of a man snapping picture of his 2 lady friends using the cell phone.
A cute image of kids dancing on the dance floor.
An image of families hugging each other.
A photo of 2 females having a conversation at a Birthday Party.
A photo of a mother showing her daughter their photobooth picture.
A cute image of a female with her friend at a Birthday party.
A cute photo of a female kissing her husband on the forehead.
A couple slow danced while touching forehead.
A cute picture of a toddler danced with her mother at a party.
A cute picture of a father danced with his toddler daughter.
A black and white picture of a Jazz drummer and bassist at a party.
A great image of a saxophonist playing jazz.
Artistic image of a saxophonist and guitar player.
Great black and white image of a bassist with his shadow on the wall.
A candid image of a female dancing at a party.
A group of friends kicked their feet up in unison like the Rockettes.
A candid image of a couple dancing at a party.
A feel good image of 2 friends smiling big at the camera.
An image of a family hugging together at the mom’s Birthday Party.
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Fun SF Engagement Session with Tessa and Dynaton

Tessa and Dynaton met while they were in highschool and they quickly became high school sweethearts. After a few years of courting, finally decided to tie a knot at a beautiful Casa Bella in Sunol, a beautiful location locate in Sunol on the East Bay. When I first met them, I knew right away that these 2 kind and good looking people were meant for each other. They always show up with their best smiles and positive attitude. For their Engagement Session, they chose San Francisco and we started at the mustard field next to their apartment and then we headed down to the mission area. We spent a few hours there and then we proceeded to the Presidio’s Lovers Lane. It was such a pleasure photographing this two lovebirds because they are so easy going. Here are some of my favorite images which they use as part of their Guest Sign in Book for their Wedding.

A man runs across his high school
An engaged couple posed in front of their high school
A couple posed on a mustard field
A couple posed on a mustard field
An image of an engaged couple smiling as they stand face to face illuminated by a beautiful natural daylight
An image of a couple having fun in front of a blue wall
An image of a couple having fun in front of a blue wall
An image of a couple having fun in front of a blue wall
A cute image of a man throwing kisses in the air while his fiance smiling and catching them
A cute image of a female kissing his fiance on the cheek while sitting on the door step
A great image of a couple embraced in front of painted garage door with the word LOVED
A great silhouette image of a couple embraced in front of painted wall
A collage of 2 fun images of a loving couple doing a piggy back and being kissed on the cheek
An artistic black and white image a groom kissing his fiance
A couple walked on SF
An image of an engaged couple with SF
An image of a man dipped his fiance on SF pier taken in the evening
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