My friend Jamie Chung invited me to join her at this year's 10th anniversary of the VCPC. As Freida Pinto said when she came over to the table, "Most celebs ignore you when they see you at events even if you have met before. But Jamie goes out of her way to come over and say hello." That couldn't be more true. Her kind and warm personality is contagious.
This is one of the few times I got to attend an event like this as a guest. Usually I am in all black and geared out as I mingle through the crowds trying to capture every moment. I brought my camera along to shoot some looks of Jamie, but that was all captured in the first 10 mins. Jamie told me to put my camera down and have fun. I struggled to separate my personal life from my work life. So use to being glued to my camera, I continued to shoot for fun, capturing unique moments of the day. I left with a more personal collection of images, not the typical celeb red carpet focus I am often hired to shoot.
I hope as you look at these images you feel the intense sunshine of the day and the laughs between my friends and I.