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Steven Lam Photography Featured on The Bride Counsel

We are so honored to be featured on

The Bride Counsel

blog page today. We met Patricia Sohn a few months back when she stopped by our studio to interview us and to see more of our work. We had a great time talking about photography and the wedding business. More importantly, we've became friends which is always lovely when that happens. Patricia dug deep during her interview about our studio's work and we are so happy that she is so generous to share her findings about our studio to the world. Read more on Steven Lam Photography featured on >>

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L.A.'s Snappiest Wedding Photographers

We are so blessed and honored to be featured on's L.A.'s Snappiest Wedding Photographers and we humbly accept their nod. There is no greater compliment than being featured amongst our industry peers. We want to congratulate everyone that was featured along with us : Joe Buissink, Puman Bean Photo, Fifty Foot Films, Bonnie Tsang Photography, Feather Love Photography, Annie McElwain, Rebecca fishman, Love Me Sailor, Robert Evans, and Sweet Little Photographs.



Leah + Gene Featured on POWD

Yeah, another gorgeous wedding from one of our lovely client Leah + Gene got featured on

 this morning.

Leah + Gene's beautiful wedding was held at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Arts. The day was filled with beautiful light, love, laughter and endless smiles and happiness. Plus a tons of treats for all of their guests. Days like this makes all of our hard work well worth the effort and we are so please with all of the beautiful moments we have captured on camera. Enjoy the blog and the wedding images.

The dream team:

Wedding coordinator:

Kelley @ Picture Perfect Events

Wedding Dress: Lazaro at

Klein Feld Bridal


Badgely Mischka

Floral design:

Lola Flowers

Bridesmaids Dresses:


Custom invitation design:

Invited Ink via Etsy

Hair & Make-up:

Theresa @ TH Makeup Design


Loyd Calomay Films aka Red 5 Studios


Auntie Em's Kitchen

Wedding Cake: 

Auntie Em's Kitchen

Custom made hot air balloon cake topper:

Anna Craft via Etsy


PMCA / Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Arts



Jill Scott, Bring it On!

This month, our studio has been running at full steam creatively. By the look of things, it's probably not going to slow down anytime soon. We started the month with the release of YWD Magazine Fall/Winter 2011 issue hitting the news stand featuring our photography of these wildly creative out of the box wedding bouquet design ideas. Next up, we photographed a wedding on a yacht then flew over to Cabo, Mexico for a magical destination wedding.

Then I got a phone call from Hidden Beach Recordings telling me that they are releasing a new Jill Scott CD titled "from the vault". The CD will be featuring tracks that was previously recorded for her debut album but did not make it to the original release. I am sure this CD will be filled with gems. We were ecstatic to find out our iconic archived images of Jill Scott will also be accompanying this release...woot woot!

I remember back in 2000, when I was handed an advanced copy of "Words and Sounds Vol. 1" from Hidden Beach after our initial creative brief. I became an instant fan after listening to the intro track and was totally hypnotized by her beautiful and effortless vocals on "Gettin' in the Way", "A Long Walk" and "Brotha".

Being such a huge fan of Jill Scott music, I am honored to have the chance to meet and photographed miss Jill Scott for her first album "Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1". During the production of the photo shoot, I spend the whole prep day touring and location scouting the streets of Philly with Jill (which was alot of fun). We even visit her family in the neighborhood. When the album dropped, it hit double platinum and earned several Grammy nominations and eventually winning a Grammy Award for best urban/alternative performance.

With so much excitement and activities in and out of the studio, we are ready for many more blessing coming our way now. Bring it on!



Jeanne + Russ Stunning Wedding

We just got back from an amazing destination wedding shoot this past weekend and was so stoked to see our photography featured on Picture Perfect Events' latest blog, yippie! We had so much fun photographing Jeanne + Russ romantic wedding at the Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. The day was filled with so much energy and excitement from the guests and the entire creative team behind the scene making things happen all under the guidance and vision of Kelley Gin at Picture Perfect Events. Enjoy these out takes from J & R's luxurious wedding celebration.




The creative team:

Wedding coordinator: Kelley @ Picture Perfect Events
Floral design: Fleuretica
Custom invitation design: Tiselle
Hair & Make-up: Theresa @ TH Makeup Design
Videographer: Living Cinema
Cake design: Vanilla Bake Shop
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Venue: Hotel Casa del Mar


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YWD Out Of The Box Bouquets photograph by Steven Lam

Yeah, YWD Fall/Winter 2011 issue is finally hitting the news stand this month. We had a great time shooting this beautiful story for Your Wedding Day magazine back in June with creative director Cathryn Vanbreene and Stylist Krista Jon at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach. We want to share these stunning non-floral fresh idea bouquet designs with brides to be. This is an amazing collection of unique bouquets showcasing so many wonderful concepts from vintage items to feathers and gemstones to seashells. We also have added additional out take detail photos featuring each bouquet to show the intricacies of these labors of true love. There were too many great photographs and we wanted to share it all with you. Lastly, we want to give a special thank you to Thea Hargrove, publisher of YWD for inviting us to be a part of the contributing team for this issue. We hope you will find these alternative modern bridal bouquet inspiring.

For more info, visit YWD Blog about this story and pick up a copy of YWD fall/winter 2011 for complete details.



Our photograph featured on the table of content page.

Opening spread.


Vintage Flea Market Bouquet / $500 / Design by R. Jack Balthazar (previously featured on our blog Parker Palm Springs Bling.) Made with book pages, Scrabble pieces, crocheted details, fabric and button roses, vintage postcards, black and cream ticking ribbon, skeleton key.

What a Gem bouquet / $300 - $600 / Designed by Noaki Jewelry. Made with fabric hydrangea petals, rich pearl heirloom brooch, one-of-a-kind pearl and rhinestone estate pieces.

Handheld Harvest bouquet / $250 / Designed by Belle of the Ball Designs. Made with walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, cinnamon, curly willow, pheasant feathers, bird's net, chocolate ribbon.

La Boheme bouquet / $ (price upon request) / Designed by Dolce Designs Studio. Made with natural and white goose feathers, colorful brooches, delicate ostrich feathers.

Wild at Heart bouquet / $425 / Designed by Dandelion Ranch. Made with dried plants, feathers, kried king protea, pheasant feathers, dried loofah, rams head, kiwi branches, faded peacock feathers, lotus pods, dried rubrum luecadendron, dried mini safari sunset luecadendron, okra shells, pussy willow, grass bundles, dried pecans, eucalyptus pods, trumpet pods, palm cups, reindeer moss.

Succulent bouquet / $295 / Designed by Krista Jon, also the stylist for this fabulous story for YWD. No succulent description available.

This one is a bonus bouquet detail shot. Too bad this bouquet did not make it in the story but we also love this bouquet. Sorry we don't have the designer's info or materials. Still, a gorgeous creation with seashells, sand dollars, ribbons and gold buttons.

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Steven Lam featured on Papercuts

We are so stoked and wanted to share a few of our detail photos from Cathy + Vernon's wedding in Beverly Hills. Cathy + Vernon worked closely with Cathe (pronounced Cathy) at Feterie to come up with a beautiful modern custom invitation design theme based on the Craspedias aka billy balls for their beautiful spring wedding. More info on Feterie's blog Papercuts.

More info on Feterie's blog Papercuts



Marcel's Quantum Kitchen "Rules of Engagement"

Congrats to our friend Summer Simmons of Hullabaloo Event Design and Eddie Zaratsian of Tic Toc Couture Florals on their fabulous collaborations on the second episode of Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, "Rules of Engagement" which was aired last night on SyFy. We were thrilled to photographed the details from this event.

For more details, visit Tic Toc Couture Florals blog and Hullabaloo blog

click on the link to see the complete episode of Marcel's Quantum Kitchen "Rules of Engagement"


Florals by Tic Toc Couture florals

Custom invitation, menu and graphic design treatment by Annie Carolin of Flite Design

All rentals by Classic Party Rentals