Weddings, Family, and Portraits by Leah and Isaac Hsieh
Ojai, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles

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A peak at what we have been doing lately.

Wedding of Chen & Shaf

No matter how dreary and rainy it is, when two of your best friends get married, there’s no way the day can be anything but beautiful.  Chen and Shaf spent the night before their wedding in the cutest little bed and breakfast in Northern California, The Inn San Francisco, which is a Victorian LGBTQ+ friendly hotel with tons of beautiful photo op locations.  After the squad got ready, complete with flower crowns from their talented fashion designer friend Andrea Schwartz, we moved on to the San Francisco Courthouse.


Tom, the best officiant ever (who we still need to set up with a good man!) married these two surrounded by their six closest friends as we all cried over their beautiful vows and then laughed when Chen gifted Shaf with lip balm from their favorite anime Yuuri on Ice.  


After some photos at the courthouse, we all moved on to have a reception lunch at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco and of course took many more photos.  Chen and Shaf have a deep love of Lolita Fashion, a type of Japanese Street Fashion, which is just so elegant and perfect for their wedding. Shaf looked stunning in their Lapin Agill dress and Vivianne Westwood shoes (which smell like candy!) and Chen looked gorgeous in her Baby the Stars Shine Bright dress, a fashion designer they have both modeled for and made their matching wedding rings.  To pay homage to Shaf’s Pakistani heritage, both got mehndi on their hands from Mehndi Zone and Shaf sported a beautiful corsage and Chen a flowing bouquet from Farmgirl Flowers.


Take a look at their beautiful photos and find where the sun shone down on them for just a moment during this rainy but perfect San Francisco wedding day!

Isaac Hsieh