Nga & Jay

I took a little break from our move last week to shoot Nga and Jay’s engagement session.  And it just happened to be at one of my most favorite places.  UCLA!  Nga and Jay meet there and graduated just a year after I did.  And they just so happened to meet in the same lecture hall that Chuck and I had our only class together in.  

As we were walking around campus we were all reminiscing and I had them tell me about how they met.  Jay said that he walked into the lecture hall and caught Nga checking him out.  He flipped his long, flowing hair back and forth and checked her out too, while carrying his motorcycle helmet.  Later he saw her in the Kerckhoff coffee shop and asked her to do his homework.  The reason this story is so funny is because later Nga told me he didn’t have long hair and he didn’t have a motorcyle.  See, Jay has a wild imagination.  I imagine he was a handful as a child.  But, he made the session so much fun.  And he was sick!  I can’t imagine what he would have been like if he felt one hundred percent ;)  Nga has her hands full :)

Nga and Jay didn’t start dating after they met.  They were “just friends” for a few years after college and one late night they finally confessed their love for one another.  You can really tell how much fun they have together.  They are constantly laughing and goofing off.  They actually remind me a lot of Chuck and myself.

Sadly, I will not be shooting their wedding :(  But, I know it’s going to be amazing!  How could it not be with two people this much fun???  Good luck with your wedding, Nga and Jay!  I can’t wait to see the pictures!  For now, here’s your slide show!

First off, let’s start with Jay’s shirt.  I mean, you have to be a pretty funny guy to pull this off!

It all began in this building

In this coffee shop 

I love shooting at UCLA because I find new spots every time

The lecture hall where it all began

I remember sitting in a lot of boring lectures in this hall.  Chuck got a better grade than me, which isn’t shocking.  He has the book smarts, but I have the street smarts ;)

This is Nga’s cake cutting dress.  Isn’t is so cute?

My favorite shot of the day

I lie.  This may be my favorite shot of the day.

See, there’s funny Jay again!

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15 Responses to Nga & Jay

  1. Briony says:

    these are wonderful….i love love love the one where they are walking away from the building! and the third one down and pretty much all of the other ones….such an adorable couple! lots of fun settings too :)

  2. ashley sung says:

    you guys look so cute together!!!
    i wish Jay and Nga all the happiness in the world.

  3. JayC & NgaN says:

    drew .. thank you for spending the day with us and risking a ticket.. we came down to lot 6 (i’m guessing that’s where you parked) to look for you.. in the event that you got a ticket, i would have tased the UC narc issuing the ticket.. i would have called all my homies from canyon point over and we woulda staged a coup and dropped it like it’s hot..

    we would then take siege of the campus and immediately impose Cheng law across all the dorms.. i really don’t know where i’m going with this one.. but hope it was comical to this point..

    these pictures are super cool and super beautiful.. thank you so much.. i would write something inappropriate to you, but i’ll spare you the humiliation until we meet again, at which point i will reveal to you all of my uber awesomeness that will overwhelm you to the point of near death, only to be revived to life by my casting of level 87 white mage reviver spell.

    okay.. yeah.. nga is pulling me away from the keyboard. we love you. :) you’re the best!

  4. Those are beautiful as usual. You do such an amazing job capturing the spirit of the couple. If only I lived closer to California!!

  5. Bobbie Brown says:

    Oohhhh! love these!!! Your favorites are mine too, but, there are more that I would tag as ‘favorite’! Like, the one with the blue sky behind them… the coffee shop – LOVE those windows! And the one of them walking towards you… I could go on, but I’ll stop!

  6. Amazing pictures! I loved reading their little intro, and then I read Jay’s comment! He is too funny! Her little cake cutting dress is adorable!

  7. Rachel says:

    these are absolutely gorgeous! i love the close-up of them kissing over the table at the coffee shop. im sure they are thrilled with these!

  8. Christy says:

    Love, love, love this shoot, Drew!!! This is by far one of my favorite engagement shoots EVER. One of my favorite shots is the one of them kissing with Royce Hall in the background. Such a cute couple! You are unbelievably creative. Great job, Drew B!

  9. Navy Sou says:

    Love these! The dress is cute, it reminds me of the Betsy Johnson dress and I always love it when couples put on their jerseys….matching ones at that!

  10. Jenn Mac says:

    Oh, I LOVE these!!

  11. Gillian says:

    Love, love, love these! Great job!

    Annnnd I am DYING to know where she got her frilly dress … oh, it’s too cute and I’ve been looking for one like that!!

  12. drewb says:

    Nga’s dress is from Betsy Johnson. Super cute, right?

  13. nicole green says:

    what a fun couple! :) love the shots with the books. soo cute!

  14. Andi Hawley says:

    I love the UCLA shoot! SO awesome! Too bad my boyfriend went to USC…

  15. Maberry says:

    What a fun couple! and so beautiful and handsome! Wish Jay and your wife all the happiness in the world!

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