Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The New Business Cards from

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Hot and Sexy are the only two words to describe these cards. That's right folks. My new business cards from has arrived. These are the minicards. Are they awesome or what?!?! I met Su-Lynn over the summer, who by the way is just an amazing photographer, introduce these minicards to me. They are so cute I just had to order some for all my potential clients. All the cards have different images on them. Too Cool!!!! Also, I just wanted to thank my good photog friend, Robert from the UK who force me to think... otherwise I wouldnt have been able to have my logo on the text page. Thanks bro!!!
Moo Minicards, johnlo photography

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Lo Family Labor Day Weekend getaway @ Boston, MA (Recap w/ video)

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It's so great to spend the time with the family away from the city you live and work at everyday. As I mentioned in my previous post last week, its my wife first time visiting the town and since I haven't been there over 10 yrs, everything is new to me. We had an awesome time just to see the city and its history. The city is so much cleaner comparing to New York City. hahaha!

Just to be clear, the t-shirt my son is wearing is NOT (i repeat), is NOT a Boston Red Sox T-shirt... it's a concert T-shirt of Phish, who recently perform in Fenway Park. Thanks Jill & Ryan for the T-shirt.

Please check out the photo slideshow I've put together.... and you get to see Dylan's 1st time on a Merry Go Round. hehehe. Thanks!! :)


Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9/11

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I still get the chills when I think back about what happened 8 years ago today….
Here’s a
post I wrote last year.

7 years ago around this time, I was driving a friend out into the city to her job because she was late getting up and needed to be in the office by 8:30am for an important meeting. At that time, I just got laid off from Clear Channel Communication, so my schedule are FREE. I decide what the hell, I got nothing better to do anyway. I normally do not take the Tunnel out into the city, because of the $3.50 fee. But because we were running late, she told me to take it and will pay me back, plus the drop off spot was downtown area. So make sense to do that.

I remember traffic were pretty back up. and once we came out of the tunnel I happened to look up and said “oh world trade center is on fire”. I didn’t think much of it at that time… but once the 2nd plane hit the second tower, I knew at that point New York was under attack. I am not going to get into details anymore, but I will always remember what happen that day. Many of my friends do work in those buildings or in that area. Just so happen that Tuesday, they all decided either to take the day off, or they were running late into work.

Remembering 9/11

Edit: I will fix the images that’s missing on last year’s post tonight. I moved to a new webhosting server recently.. forgot to add some of the imgs folders back in.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weekend Getaway @ Boston, MA

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Its been ten years since I visited Boston. So many things have changed since. But one thing haven't change is the history, the historical landmarks.. and of course the FOOD.

This past Labor Day weekend, we decided to head up to Boston. It was Amanda first visit and of course Dylan too. We had a great time. The weather was just perfect. Great City, Great Clam Chowder, Great Blue Points Oysters, Tasty beer and yummy lobster. We even got to visit Amanda's old friend and her family who live just outside of Boston. Good Time!!!!!

Here's some pics I like to share.. Will have some more later this week. maybe a slideshow or something. heheh! :) Enjoy it!!!


Boston Fire Department Truck

Freedom Trail

The Fill-A-Buster Restaurant

Boston City Toilet

$0.25 to use Boston City Toilet. hehehe!

johnlo and amanda

Thank you!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Locations: blog and website

Ok everyone. I got some good news and some bad news. The good news is I finally have live. the bad news is I am moving my blog elsewhere.. that's right, so if you RSS this blog, you need to update your link. my new blog location is now at ALl my previous post from blogger was moved smoothly. YAY!!!

Also has been with me for 10 yrs now. No, I am not selling it or anything like that. I'm gonna be using that domain name to showcase all my photography work. Its more personal then business. I still need to work on the site, so give me a week or two and it will be done. will be all business from wedding, Portrait, Events, to watever you like me to provide.

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john lo

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lisa & Jon's Wedding: Slideshow

Lisa & Jon's Wedding
July 4th 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Photog Session - Lower East Side

Wow, three blogs this week. My new records. LOL!!! I had the opportunity to lead a group of awesome photographers yesterday. I had such a great time helping people with questions they had, posing the models and got a few images captured as well. I'm never taken photos on a theme like this, but as a Rock n Roll guy from back in the days, i know images like this need to be dark, scary and lots of attitude. It helps to have such awesome models to make images like these possible.

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Friday!!!!!

Finally Friday has arrived. I've been pretty busy lately with all the editing/processing images, a few shooting here and there, some projects I am working on... and even without my family here, I still have a lot of things to do around the house and at my parent's house too. Hopefully I will get everything done before they return. I do miss both of them so much.

Saw this yesterday on YouTube and just had to share with everyone.

How awesome is that!?!?!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Portrait Session with Rachel

A very simple portrait session with Rachel. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Location: Meat Packing District

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lisa + Jon's Wedding (July 4th, 2009)

On this 4th of July, instead of attending a BBQ with my friends like we normally do every year. My wife Amanda and I drove up to New London Connecticut to document a very special day for Lisa and Jon. With all the rain we have been getting in the last 30 days. You cannot get any more perfect then the day Lisa and Jon had. Word can not decide how beautiful the wedding was... so on that note, here are some photos of Lisa and Jon. Congratulation!!!! and thank you for sharing your special day with us!

Also, I like to thank my beautiful wife Amanda for shooting the wedding with me. You are awesome wifey. Love ya ;)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NYC Photog ShootOut

Awesome day. Met alot of new friends. Learn alot about using flash. Just being out there with my camera having fun. Good Time!!!

Thanks Rob for making this event happen.

Friday, May 15, 2009

This week in John Lo's Life... :D

Its been a crazy week. Over the weekend, we went up to Windham, NY (Catskill area) for the weekend. Amanda's friend has a place up there and invite us over to hang. It was great. Dylan had an awesome time as you can see in this beautiful pic. On our way home, we stopped in at Target to greet Daniel Hom. Thanks to Facebook for connecting us. It was great to see Daniel... Good Time

I like to give a quick shout out to Yvonnie and Ray... Congrats to you both being a new parent. WOOHOO!!!! Can't wait to meet Baby Chloe!!!

Look what I got? heheh! That's correct. It's the new Canon 5D Mark II. What an awesome camera. OMG! the high ISO is just totally amazing! and not to mention the movie mode. A whole new world for photographers now. heheh! I still need to take the camera out and do some more shooting..... hopefully this weekend.

Rest In Peace Mr. Kim

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lisa & Jon's Engagement Session

What can I say about this couple! A match made in heaven. Amanda and I spend the Friday afternoon and evening without our son and drove up to Connecticut to meet up with Lisa and Jon for their E-Session. I've known Lisa for almost 10 years now.... but it was Amanda first. We had an awesome time chatting, walking around town, taking pictures of them. We also had dinner and stopped by one of their favorite bar. All I can say about this couple is "They ROCK!!!!" We can't wait to photograph your wedding on 4th of July. YAY!!!

Here's the slideshow of their E-Session. what a sweet and cute couple!!! :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mr. Chocolate

I know its been awhile since I posted anything here. I've been pretty busy... and when I get home I need to entertain my son. By the time everyone is asleep and I tried to use those time to do whatever I need to do from online to processing all my images.. I am just too sleepy to blog. If only my day time job will let me blog. (proxy server BLOCKED all blogs... another reason why I cannot comments....)

This past Tuesday, my buddy William Eng invited me to help him on an event shoot. I've never did an event, so I didn't know what to expect. To sum up my experience, it was fun. Here are a few pictures from the night. This was held at Le Cirque... and I got to photograph and meet Mr. Chocolate himself Jacques Torres! Chocolate was GOOD!!! Thanks Bill for inviting me to a fun event.

Here's a photo of Jacques and me... thx Bill for taking the photo.

I will be posting more pics later this week from Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and the Cherry Blossom from Brooklyn Botanical Garden...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Its been 365 days.....

Happy Birthday Dylan!!! Daddy loves you. and all your little friends will be coming on Saturday to celebrate your 1st birthday. YAY!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Entertainment system

This week Amanda has off from work. School is closed in NYC, the kids are on their Midwinter Recess and the teachers are on vacation. Also this week is WPPI and unfortunately I am unable to attend due to other duty I need to be part of. That's ok. I get to be with my son and I get to play with my new toy. :D

That's right, its Blu-Ray/HD DVD drive. WOOHOO!!! well i still need to buy a blu-Ray movie and see if it will play smooth. I am not used to running Vista. So different from XP. But I can say this HTPC is super fast now.

Here's the spec to my HTPC:
Shuttle SP35P2V2
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0ghz
Asus EAH4550 Radeon HD 4550 512MB
4GB RAM DDR2 800
LG Blu-Ray/HD DVD Drive 6x also DVD Burner
Running Vista Ultimate x64 bit

We finished our taxes for 2008. We are getting back a nice amount of money, and few dollars more for having Dylan.

I just realized I never posted the pictures I took from Chinese New Year few weeks ago. AHHHHH.. I didnt even process them yet.. they are still in the card. I will post them tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Season Finale of The Longest Day

5 days ago, I posted about The Longest Day. After finally caught up with all the 9 Episodes from my iTouch. I got to watch the finale today. WOOHOO!! so funny. OMG it was funny. I love both of them. So if you havent seen it yet, please go check it out. and after you watch all 10 episodes, dont forget to vote your favorite. Its all for a good cause.

Thank you Rod Dawson for putting together such an amazing show. You ROCK!!!!

This year I wont be able to attend WPPI.... hopefully my schedule will allow me next year.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Longest Day...

I have been so behind with my blogging that I even forgot about posting this. To make the long story short, you just gonna have to watch it for yourself. 24 of the most AWESOME Photographers making a reality online TV show for good causes. The winner will be announced at WPPI which again I will not be attending this year... sigh!!! If you haven't watch this yet... you have too. Its pretty good.. and funny too. hehehe!!!

Please visit The Longest Day other episodes at F-Stop Beyond Experieance and Don't forget to check out WPPI

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Gong Hey Fat Choi

It's that time of the year. A time to celebrate the tradition and the culture. I love this time of the year. All the food my parents cook that i get to eat. Also get to watch the Lion Dance in Chinatown.. and just celebrate our Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Ox, which is my bro's year. YAY!!!! For the first time, I'm gonna have to give out Red Envelope to all the kids.. hehehe!

We had New Year's Eve dinner at out parents tonight. My brother and his family didn't get to join us because they are all sick... Stomach Flu. For sure my niece didn't get it from us. hehehe

Gong hey fat choi everyone... Happy Lunar New Year!!!!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

1st Blog of 2009

This is my first blog for 2009. So before I even begin, I like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I know, I know, we are already half way into January. Just been busy being a dad. ok, where should I start?

My family and I spent the 2008 holiday season in Georgia with my wife's (Amanda) family. We started driving on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 evening at 8pm and didn't arrive until about 4pm on Christmas eve. Normally it would take us 16 hours from New York to Georgia, but because we have a kid now and our body are not as young as it used to, we decided to crashed at a Hotel somewhere in Virginia. we did the same on our way back... so much easier and better.

The visit were very nice. Everyone got to see Dylan and he seem to enjoyed himself very much. He got some awesome gifts.. one was a waterproof digital camera. I didn't have the time to check it out yet. I wonder how many megapixel is in that device?!!

We also looked at some land/houses when we were down there. Even spoke with a loaner and got some numbers to play around in our head. I have a weird feeling that this move might happen sometime this summer. As much as I don't want it to happen (A New Yorker all my life - over 30 yrs), I think this move will be good for the family. The amount of land you get for the $$ you pay, you can only get a closet space in New York City. LOL!!!!

We got to see and spent the New Year's Eve with our good friends, Mandy and Justin. They are such an awesome couple. I finally saw their wedding photos. Very nice. Their wedding photographer, Jared Baker got some really cool shots and got a REALLY awesome one of me and Dylan. hmm, need to ask them for it. :D

Oh almost for got to tell you. After arriving in Georgia I had to call Toyota Service because the engine light came on. It turns out the Air filter wasn't install correctly and things went inside the engine. No damage were caused but I will tell you who caused all this. Juffy Lube on Coney Island Avenue (near 18th Avenue/Ditmas Avenue) in Brooklyn New York. DO NOT GO THERE. I went back the other day and told them what happened, they said I should have let them check the car when the engine light came on. HAHAH!! It was my first time using Juffy Lube and it will be my last. NEVER NEVER AGAIN.

After returning from Georgia, Dylan did some damage to the Lo Family. He got sick last Monday. Amanda took the day off to care for him and she ended up getting sick too. Then on Wednesday morning, I got sick and my company had to sent me home early in a cab... and I slept until the next days. When my wife returned home from work and picked up Dylan at my Mom's on Wednesday, she informed me that my mother was also sick. Thursday afternoon we took a trip to Dylan doctor to make sure he was ok and not too dehydrated which he wasnt. YAY!! Finally by Sunday morning I was pretty much back to normal. and I believe my mother got better sometime on Saturday. I just been informed yesterday night that my Dad is now sick too. LOL!!! My bro and sister in law wanted to visit my parents this week. she's planning to tell them not to come just in case germs are still in the air. Crazy week it has been. What we had you might wanted to ask!?! A Stomach Flu. We have no idea how and where Dylan got it. Amanda thinks Dylan got it at Stop & Shop on Sunday when we were doing food shopping. I'm just glad I no longer have to spent my time in that toilet. hahahah!

What is my goal for 2009??
1) Love my family - Spend time w/ Amanda and Dylan.
2) Be organized.
3) STOPPED wasting time and just do it.
4) To get more bookings in my 2009 calendar.
5) To provide and give my bride and groom their best wedding day to remember.
6) Save money.
7) Network with more people and other photographers out there. (facebook, Twitter, Forum, or wherever)
8) Improve the lighting skills (photography related)
9) Carry my camera out more and USE IT.
10) Win the lottery?! - but 1st I need to start buying lottery.

As briefly mentioned last year. I'm gonna have two websites up. will be about Wedding Photography, and will be everything else, of course photography related. I am still working on it. Don't have the time, especially when I got sick last week. Hopefully every soon.

Oh I got a new toy today... went out and purchased myself a Netbook. What's a Netbook you asked. well its a laptop, but its not. its a notebook, but its not. A Netbook is a light-weight, low-cost, energy-efficient, highly portable laptop. I got myself Asus EEE PC 1000HA - white. its a 10" screen. Weight about 3lbs with battery attached. Very small and portable. Planning to use this for presentation to the potential client.

Two more weeks, its gonna be Chinese New Year!! YAY!! Another New Year celebration. Oh great, now that I have a kid, it means I have to give out Red envelopes to my friend's kids. Anyway, I'll blog more about that next time.