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    I aim to 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; and love documenting people's life. Animated and Spontaneous people? I love them. Most of all, I really enjoy creating honest, heartfelt pictures cause the emotional response for my subjects or the viewers; the images 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. I have done a lot of career throughout my life, from Software Engineer, Record Store Owner, Party Promoter, Raves and Clubs DJ, Massage Therapist, Meditation Teacher (right?) but I have never been happier than to be a Photographer. I am sure a lot of Photographer would agree with me. :)

    This blog serves as a showcase for my work. On the top menu, you can see the Categories and you can click on the categories of your interests. Once clicked, you will be presented with an array of posts in that particular category. I try to blog regularly, but due to my busy schedules it is hard for me to update my blog regularly. Please scroll down my blog's post to view favorite pictures that I have taken recently. To view the other/older posts, you can click on the Categories again. 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 sessions@harrywhophotography.com. Thank you for stopping by.

Sarah and Jason – SF Fun Engagement Session

Jason and Sarah hired me as their Wedding Photographer through my Wedding Clients, Daniel and Monica. It proves to you that the words of mouth are the best form of advertisement, and that is why as a Photographer I thrive on giving my clients the best service. In fact, Daniel and Monica has recommended me to another couple. Thanks Daniel and Monica.
Now back to Jason and Sarah. 🙂 For their Engagement Session, they would like to bring their 3 dogs to the session, so we divided the 5 hours session into 2 sessions. Lake Vasona is the perfect location for the first session for the couple and their 3 dogs. For the 2nd session they opt for a SF Fun Engagement Session. We went to the Mission Area and then head back to the Palace of Fine Art. Please check out the images from their Engagement Session below. If you have any questions or inquiries about having me as your Photographer for your Wedding, please contact me via my website: www.harrywhophotography.com.

A man and his fiance looks away at the Lake with their 3 dogs
A man and his fiance pose with their 3 dogs
A cute picture of a girl kissing her fiance
Beautiful Black and White image of a girl snuggles with her fiance
A man hugs his fiance on the red bridge
A girl dress in black and white standing in front a black and white graffiti wall in SF
A man standing in front of a wall that says Man
A collage of a couple posing at a graffiti filled alley during their SF Fun Engagement Session
A couple sits on the sidewalk as a part of SF Fun Engagement Session
A couple kisses for a photo in front of a classic car
A girl hug her fiance from the back
A collage of a couple possing at the Palace of Fine Art in SF
A girl leans on her fiance at the Palace of Fine Art
A cute couple climbs up the Palace of Fine Art structure
A cute couple posing on top of the Palace of Fine Art
An engaged couple sits and pose at the Palace Of Fine Art SF
An engaged couple embraced under the dome of Palace of Fine Art in SF
A fiance lifts his girlfriend

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

The high school sweethearts, Maria and Arnel, tied the knot at their Wedding at the Ranch Golf Course in San Jose. 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

Westin Hotel Award Ceremony – San Jose Corporate Event Photographer

Every year the Yellow Pages hold their award ceremony, the Annual Wolley Awards, for their West Coast employees at various location in the Northern California.   As a San Jose Corporate Event Photographer, I photographed their Westin Hotel Award Ceremony 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.

San Jose Westin Hotel Sign
A collage of close ups of Yellow Pages Pin and Wine Glass
Award Ceremony at San Jose Westin Hotel
Award Ceremony at San Jose Hotel Westin
Award Ceremony at San Jose Westin Hotel
Award Ceremony at San Jose Westin Hotel
Event at Westin Hotel San Jose
San Jose Westin Hotel Event Photographer
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 at San Jose Westin Hotel Award Ceremony
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
Hotel Westin San Jose Event Photographer
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
San Jose Westin Hotel Corporate Event Photographer
Corporate Event Photographer San Jose
Fun Event Photographer San Jose
Westin Hotel Event Photographer San Jose
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

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

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