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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.

Maria and Arnel – Wedding at The Ranch Golf Course San Jose

The higschool sweethearts, Maria and Arnel, got married this year. Their 50s theme fun engagement session was featured on my blog a few months back. For their ceremony, they chose the Five Wounds Church near the downtown San jose. I have shot a few times in this beautiful and gorgeous church. The decor in this church are just amazing and I love this church because I can move around the side of the altar. Of course, as a photographer we have to be quiet, stealthy and respectful during the ceremony. That’s one thing we have to bear in mind because some of my favorite churches now banned photographers to move around which is very sad.

After the ceremony, we headed out to the Ranch Golf Course in Almaden, San Jose. I also have Photographed a number of Weddings there so it is nice to go back. We managed to squeeze in the time to get the large group of the bridal party and also a lot of the Bride and Groom’s picture. Then we went inside for the announcement and speech and then I stole the Bride and Groom for a 15 minute trip to the top of the hill for more portraits. The sunset in May was spectacular and you can see from the pictures below. I really enjoy photographing Maria and Arnel, because everyone was so friendly and happy. It is so easy to capture the unforgettable moments so they can go back and reminisce their big day. During this Wedding, I was assisted by my coleague, the talented Lisa Stone. Let me know if you have any questions, as always I’d like to hear back from my blog visitors.

A groom being helped by his best man to get ready for his wedding
A groom kissing an unopened bottle of whiskey before sharing it with his groomsmen
A groom kissing an unopened bottle of whiskey before sharing it with his groomsmen
An Image of a groom adjusting his cuff link
A bride getting her make up done
Bride getting ready into her Wedding gown helped by her maid of honor
Bridesmaids help zipping up the back zipper of a bride
Close up of a bride getting ready for her wedding
A maid of honor helping to put on the bride
A bride quiet moment caught on camera
A bride putting her shoes helped by her maid of honor
A crying bride reading a letter from her fiance on the day of the wedding
Close up image of a bride
A quiet moment as bride look out to the window
Parents helping a bride to get ready
Bridal party opening up their presents
Excited bridesmaids looking at their presents
Groom and his groomsmen walking to their limo
The groom and groomsmen pose in front of the church
The flower girls plays outside the church
A bride smiles as she waits in her limo
Beautiful shot of the inside of Five Wounds Church
Beautiful shot of the inside of Five Wounds Church
Mom looks at her son
Father and mother walks their son on the aisle
Groom receives blessing from his dad on the altar
Groom cries upon seeing his bride entering the church
A crying groom wiping his tears upong seeing his bride
A happy Father walks her daughter on the aisle
An elated father lifts up his daughter
Bride and Groom holding a bible and rosario
Wedding couple receiving blessing from the Pastor
Groomsmen and ring bearers holding hands during the Catholic ceremony
A beautiful shot of Wedding at the Five Wounds Church in San Jose
The ring bearers plays in the middle of the Wedding Ceremony
Groom looks at his bride while kneeling in the altar
Beautiful shots of the Wedding Ceremony at Five Wounds
Bride and Groom happy face after being announced as Husband and Wife
A picture of 3 cute little ring bearers
A cute formal picture of the Wedding Family on the altar
A cute formal picture of the Wedding Family on the altar
A collage of Bride and Groom
Wedding couple receiving blessing from the Pastor
Wedding couple pose in front of the church
A Wedding couple showing off their Wedding Rings
A photo of the entrance to the Ranch Golf Course in San Jose
A shot of a page in the Guest Signing Book
Bride and her bridesmaids chit chat on the fountain
A shot of the Bridal Party standing between beautiful pillars
A great shot of Bridal Party at the Ranch Golf Course Fountain Square
Bride and Groom pose for their Wedding Pictures
Bride and Groom standing back to back between a pillar
An artistic photo of a wedding couple taken behind the rose bush
A beautiful photo of a groom kissing his bride with the lake in the background
Happy couple doing the happy dance
Bride looks back to the camera while the groom looks on and smiles
A fun collage of WEdding pictures
A picture of Bride and groom walks up the hill
Bride pulls her husband across the filed
A beautiful silhouette of bride and groom walking across the field with the sunset sky in the background
A picture of a couple hugging with a gorgeous sunset sky in the background
A collage of interior decor of Wedding Reception tables at the Ranch Golf Course in San Jose
A Collage of sweets and deserts at a Wedding
A collage of a beautiful Wedding cake
A couple dances as they enter their Wedding Reception
Father of Bride hugs the Groom during his speech
Groom looks up at his Father in Law during the speech
A picture of the Wedding couple laughs during the speech
A picture of happy newlywed during the speech
An laughing couple got toasted during the speech
Guests filmed the Wedding Reception
Bride and Groom posed in front of their Love Table
Newlywed during their first dance
A child on his father shoulder during Wedding dance
A child being held by his father on the dance floor
A man laughs at the bride while dancing with her
Father of bride dances with the bride and laughs incontrolably
A small guest dances with the bride during the money dance
Bride dances with a Guest doing some funky routine
Groom dances with best man
Groom making faces while a guest pinning money on his suit during the money dance
Groomsmen pinning his money on the groom
Two Guests hug the grooms during the money dance
Two ladies dance with the groom
Bride got spun around during money dance by her girlfriend
Father of Groom showing his happy emotion during the reception
Wedding Guests being happy at the receptions
The single ladies lining up for the bouquet toss
The flower flew during the bouquet toss
Rowdy Single guys hyping the groom to get his garter from the bride
Groom slides on the floor towards his sitting bride to get her garter off
A bride laughs while looking towards his kneeling groom
Groom slides on his back towards his sitting bride during the Garter retrieval
Groom took the garter off with his teeth
The Single Guys watching Groom enthusiastically while he retrieves the garter
A picture of single guys waiting to catch the garter
A group of guys trying to catch the garter on the flight
Cute picture of Bride and Groom cutting the cake
People having fun on the dance floor
People having fun on the dance floor
Bride and Groom singing a song while dancing
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Award Ceremony – San Jose Corporate Event Photographer

Every year the Yellow Pages hold their award ceremony, the Annual Wollley Awards, for their West Coast employees at various location in the Northern California. As a San Jose Corporate Event Photographer, I cover Award Ceremony held last year at the Westin Hotel, which is located in Downtown San Jose. Yellow Pages is known for their annual fun award ceremony and you can clearly see how much fun they had at the ceremony from the images below. The CEO of the company really knows how to entertain the audience. Everyone were appreciated for their service and dedication to the company. Last year, they held the ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Downtown San Jose. This year, they will held the ceremony in Monterey and I got to spend a weekend with them to cover their event. I can’t wait to photograph their fun award ceremony again.

An image of the front entrance of Westin Hotel San Jose
A collage of close ups of Yellow Pages Pin and Wine Glass
A collage of Executives introducing another executive at an award ceremony
A collage of Award Ceremony attendees watching the video being played
A collage of executives watching a video
A collage of executives watching a video
A picture of collection of awards waiting to be handed out
Award Ceremony Guests putting their hands on their heart during the national anthem
An award recipient being elated by opening her arms on the stage
An award recipient shows funny pose
An award recipient dances on the stage while being announced
Guest smiling while watching an award ceremony
Guests being entertained at an award ceremony
A presenter annoucing the CEO of the company on the stage
Picture of the crowd during the award ceremony
Picture of the crowd during the award ceremony
A presenter hyping the crowd on the stage
Crowd looks on as the presenter talks to them
Crowd welcomes the CEO on the stage
the CEO gives out a speech
CEO thanking his one of his executives
An award recipient pose with the awards while people in the background photo bombing
CEO goofs around on the group picture
An award recipient high fiving her coleague
An award recipient pose with her manager and CEO
An award recipient dances her way to the stage to receive her award
An award recipeint dances with the presenter on the way to receive her award
An award recipient dances with the CEO on the stage
Award recipients laughs on the stage
Award recipients clapping and welcoming the new recipient
CEO dances while displaying the award on the stage
Award recipients and Executive pose for the award picture
A presenter shouts and shows his excitement during the award ceremony
A funny CEO lays down for the group picture
A funny CEO kneels during the group picture
3 Award recipients showing off their trophies
A collage of people having fun at their company party
People dancing during the company party
Guys lifting their arms up in the sky while dancing
a collage of fun people dancing
A group of people dance and while some are dancing on the stage
People dance on the stage
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Andy and Gina are ready for their Wedding at the Capital Club

I have met Andy and Gina about 24 years ago in Downtown San Jose. Introduced by a friend, it was definitely love at first sight. Andy is a very skilled martial artist known in the Vietnamese Community and had a career as a Hollywood Stuntman. Currently he runs the ChokeOut Cancer Foundation, a non profit organization aimed at helping the community. Gina runs the day to day operation of the Foundation. Indeed a colorful couple who likes to joke around, and spontaneity is one of their trademarks. For their Engagement Session, we headed to downtown San Jose where they actually live. We went to a local bar, the Continental, and then to the San Jose Civic Hall. Their dog comes along to the shoot. Below are the favorite images from their Session shot before their Wedding at the Capital Club next month.

A picture of a couple sitting at a San Jose downtown bar
A cool picture of a man kisses his fiance
A fiance kisses his girlfriend hand
A couple pose on the sidewalk in front of a bar
A cool silhouette picture of a couple on the doorway
A fun photo of a couple having fun
A couple pose in front of a classic car in downtown san jose
A picture of a couple leaning on a beautiful classic car
A couple walk in front a graffiti wall art in downtown san jose
Beautiful image of a couple and his dog at the San Jose Civic Hal1
Hugging Couple with the San Jose Civic Hall as a background
A beautiful bride to be poses for the picture in time for their Wedding at the Capital Club
Beautiful photo of a couple in downtown San Jose - Civic Hall
A Nighttime image of a couple on the stairs
A cool picture of a couple in downtown san jose dusk
An Artistic Photo of a couple standing against the wall
ESession Images in Downtown San Jose
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Immersed in Love

Meet a couple that so immersed in love,  she is a pianist studying for her Masters in Music in IL and he is an who Engineer who moved to work in the West Coast. They met at school and fell in Love, When they got together last week, they decided to get eloped here without their parents who live in China. They called me for a last minute session on Christmas Eve’s morning to send pictures to their parents. I thought they were interesting so off we went for the shoot last Friday. We were shooting in downtown Los Gatos, and people were honking, clapping, wishing them the Congratulations. It was super awesome. Here are 4 of my favorites from the Brrrr Early Morning Session.

An urban Wedding picture of a couple
An image of a couple walking on the edge of the lake
A photograph of a couple reminiscing on the lake
A beautiful image of a bride looking back
A wonderful image of a couple in love
An artistic image of a newly so immersed in love
A sensous photo of a beautiful bride kissed by her husband
A collage of a couple in downtown scene
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SF Bay Area Corporate Event Photographer – Fun Holiday Party

It is Christmas Time, and it is time for the Holiday Party Season. As a SF Bay Area Corporate Event Photographer, this month I have been busy photographing and providing Photobooth service for many companies in the Silicon Valley. Last week, I was asked to photographed a Corporate Event at the last minute. The event was taken place at the beautiful Poppy Ridge Golf Club located in the beautiful Livermore Valley which is a great drive, populated by great wineries like Concannon and Wente. This last minute Corporate Event turned out to be one of the funnest party that I have photographed as a SF Bay Area Event Photographer. For the evening’s entertainement, they feature a local magician who calls himself the Amasingh Magician. His last name is Singh, got it? He was wowing everyone with many of his tricks and some of which made scratch my head. At one time, he asked 2 boys in the audience to assist him. He gave the little one a spoon to hold inside a thick napkin. Then he asked the other boy to hold a card with a spoon drawing. Then using his mind, he asked the little boy to unveil the black napkin. There it was, a bent spoon. Then he turned aroound to the other boy, his spoon drawing was also bent. Then he asked the lady in the crowd to hold 2 bunny rabbits made of foam and held them tight in her hands. When he asked her to open her hands, there there was 4 additional little bunnies apeearing out of nowhere. The night continued with fun dancing, where the DJ played fun dance Bollywood and popular dance songs. You can see how the night went from the images below. If you are looking for a San Jose Corporate Event Photographer for your Company Holiday Party. please contact me at sessions@harrywhophotography.com. I would love to hear from you and possibly work with your company.

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