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Welcome to my blog I'm a wedding photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a very simple philosophy and style:
I shoot life, as it happens. I thrive on shooting split-second moments that mark
life-altering experiences: an extended gaze, a touch of the hand, a tearful smile.

I capture the details that few people notice, the moments everyone wants to remember,
and ultimately the feelings that can be relived, over and over, for years and decades to come.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. I hope it gives you some
insight into my skills, experience and professionalism. Please contact me if you
have any questions or are interested booking an appointment.

 

Email: tylervu@gmail.com   ::  Phone: 408.888.9180


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Before Drew Brees, there was Archie Manning, the most beloved Saints ever without ever taking his teams to the Playoffs. We all watched and enjoyed his two off-springs become Super Bowl MVP's. Though we, New Orleanians, still love Archie and his boys, we are very blessed that Drew Brees came to New Orleans and gave us a Championship. This award could not have given to a more deserving man. Drew may doe snot have to win another game in New Orleans and he would still be the city's  the most beloved athlete of all time.
Congrats to Drew Brees!

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Drew Brees and past cover photos: Sports Illustrated

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

For not only leading the New Orleans Saints to the first Super Bowl title in the franchise's history, but also for helping lead the city of New Orleans' rebirth after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, quarterback Drew Brees is the recipient of Sports Illustrated's 57th Sportsman of the Year award. Brees will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday evening in New York City.

The SI award comes as Brees and the Saints have won four consecutive games and, with an 8-3 record, moved solidly into playoff contention in defense of the championship they won a year ago in Miami. Brees, 31, was the MVP of that Super Bowl game, but he wins SI's highest honor for much more than just his ability to play football.

Jessie Aney, a 12-year-old tennis and hockey star from Rochester, Minn., was named Sports Illustrated Kids' SportsKid of the Year. The No. 1-ranked tennis player in the USTA's 12-and-under and 14-and-Under Northern Section, she was runner-up in Minnesota's Class 2A high school state singles championships as a seventh grader. A 4.0 student, Aney school five goals in her varsity hockey debut for Century High.

Nearly five years ago, in the early spring of 2006, Brees was a broken player. After surgery to repair a catastrophic shoulder injury, the Saints were the only team that offered to make him their starting quarterback. Meanwhile, New Orleans was a desperate city, trying to find traction after one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. Brees would later say his landing in New Orleans was much more than just an athlete's change of venue. "It was a calling,'' he said. "We were brought here for a reason.''

Brees and his wife, Brittany, showed love for New Orleans when the city felt abandoned by so many others. Not only did Brees help the Saints make the playoffs in his first year in the city and begin the four-year climb to last year's title, but he also threw himself into helping the city recover, and its people to feel like they were not alone. "He symbolizes the people of New Orleans in many, many ways,'' says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. "Drew believes in that community. He believes in doing what's right. He's one of the most genuine people I've ever met.''

Upon settling in a home in Uptown New Orleans, Drew and Brittany Brees established The Brees Dream Foundation, with the goal of "Advancing research in the fight against cancer and providing care, education and opportunities for children in need.'' In the ensuing years, Brees's foundation has helped raise more than $6 million, primarily in and around New Orleans, but also in San Diego (where Brees began his career and played five seasons with the Chargers) and West Layfayette, Ind. (where Brees played college football at Purdue, and met his wife in 1999).
"New Orleans was the perfect fit for Drew,'' says Brian Schottenheimer, who coached Brees in San Diego and is now offensive coordinator of the New York Jets. "There were questions about Drew and there were questions about New Orleans. But things happen for a reason.''

The steady revival of New Orleans owes to the efforts of many civic leaders, but none are more visible than the quarterback of the city's beloved Saints, so long lovable losers, but now on top of the football world. "You could see it in Drew from the beginning,'' says Billy Miller, who joined the team with Brees in 2006 and played four seasons. "He had this attitude that just said: `If I lead, people will follow.'''

Most poignant of all, Brees has dug deep roots in a city that opened its arms when he was wounded. He and Brittany have two sons: Baylen, who will turn two in January; and Bowen, born Oct. 19. Two weeks ago Brees held Bowen in his arms and said, "Life is a miracle.''
And some would say the same for what has happened since Brees arrived in New Orleans.



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Lauren Cartwright:

Hey there Tyler! Glad to see that you are a fellow Saints fan... or at least a Drew Brees fan. I lived in Lousiana and was lucky enough to be there for the big win!!! Love that you posted this up here... :) :)

(12.20.10)
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Palm Event Center in The Vineyard Preferred Vendor Showcase
"Romance in the Vineyard"

The Line-up: The Flower House, Pleasanton Rentals, Jen's Cakes, Harpist: Krista Strader, Rhee Bevere Photography, Natural Images/Monina Wright Makeup, Delford West Flowers, Cards de Luxe, Cake Creation by Bev, DJ Amos Productions, Jennifer Skog Photography, Thomas Hughes Films, O'Hara Films, Professional Makeup Artistry by Maria Chang, The Flower House, Amazae Special Events, Nicole Ha Designs, Wildflower Linens, Unveiled Bridal, Cake Delight, YJM Photography, IQvideography, Officiant Patrick T. Doohan, An Elegant Touch of Strings, Get Your Do Up! Make-up, J'aime Bridal, Corinthian Parking, Tyler Vu Photography and Fantasy Sound. I apologize if I'd left anyone off.

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Event Lighting:

Thank you Tyler! I love how quick you are to post the images from last night. Also, the Nachos in the photo were really good.

Kevin

(11.04.10)
Thomas Hughes:

Tyler, Beautiful, beautiful images. It was great seeing you last night. -T

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Winnie Forbes Photography:

OMG!That first shot is absolutely stunning! Simply gorgeous. It's such a great pleasure to watch you grow as an artist.

(11.24.10)
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I had a great great day photographing a former colleague, Stephanie, and her fiance( P.J.) in San Francisco. Not only did I get to re-unite with one of the sweetest friends, but experienced the electric atmosphere in San Francisco before a Giants playoff game.

We met up at The Mandarin Orient Hotel, where P.J. had booked a room as a surprise for his beautiful future wife. I knew it was going to be a special day once I found out the gift was for their Third Year Anniversary. On top of that, P.J had arranged a wonderful driver, Dean with Andiamo Livery Management, to take us around on locations. Very Convenient. Yes!

We ended shooting at multiple locations throughout the city nearby the Piers, with plans of finishing up at AT&T Park to capture the energy and ambient surrounding the park before the start of the game. I think the only people more excited than me (a sports fanatic) are Stephanie and P.J. as they entered the gate with front row tickets. I think their day experience could not have ended on a higher note as the Giants won on a thriller, 6-5...one win away from reaching the World Series.

Thank you Stephanie and P.J. for letting me part of your Special Day. I cannot wait to photograph your wedding. Go Giants!

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Steph:

Thanks for everything, Tyler, we had a great time!! Can't wait to see more, of course :)

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Winnie Forbes:

OMG! What a uber cutie! Love her pink outfit.

(10.28.10)
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