I spent almost two decades playing professional table tennis in China. I started coaching when I moved to California in 2007, and as of today, I am still a table tennis coach.
Fun fact: one of my students has made the Olympics and five of them are in the US National Table Tennis Team.
My photos have been published in the Huffington Post, the Master of Wedding Photography North America, the Wedding Photojournalist Association, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, and the Fearless Photographers.
How did this all happen? As I started traveling around to coach my students, I was fascinated by the aesthetic views around me. Having the urge to pick up a camera and take pictures, my passion for photography started growing. Soon enough, I became attached to photography and was so devoted that I set up a studio in my table tennis club!
I decided to do wedding photography because the wedding day is a special day where all the best memories are made. With lighting and angle adjustments, a camera can turn a traditional view into something unimaginable.
I love saving the most valuable memories for all the couples out there, for my favorite memories are made with my wife and my son.
While growing up, I always had an interest in art and music, and I didn't know that being a photographer was possible. And before I knew it, thirteen years have passed since I picked up a 'real' camera. Funny things happen when you take your first step.
I enjoy being a photographer and love freezing those moments for the people around me. Fun fact: I love taking photos of people, but I, myself, can look very uncomfortable in front of a camera.
What's the biggest lesson I've learned as a photographer?
I once saw a nice screensaver on my desktop. For one of my birthdays, my brother and I made a backpacking trip to see the screensaver in real life. How was it? Let me tell you that Dell fooled me! The lesson I've learned is that we may have a lot of reasons to take photos, but the main one is to remember the priceless stories that lie behind each photograph. We traveled 4639 miles to Huacachina, Peru, to get this photo, which is nowhere close to being as beautiful as the screensaver photo:
What kind of photography do I like to do? I love family sessions and weddings. I love capturing that real, fun, super hilarious moments. And I think that's why Siliang and I work well together because both of us believe that photos shouldn't be posed and stories shouldn't be falsely created. We are there to capture the 'real deal.'