Edwina + Roland// Engaged // San Francisco Wedding Photographer

A few weeks ago I had the joy of shooting Edwina and Roland’s engagement session in beautiful San Francisco. We started in Golden Gate Park when traveled over to the Embarcadero at sunset. Edwina and Roland met each other in their first year of college and were inseparable since. Finally, 7 years later, they’re ready to get married! I had such a fun afternoon with them, an afternoon full of love, laughter, and a whole bunch of glitter. There’s no one other than Roland who can make Edwina laugh the way she does and you can see it through the pictures. Congratulations E & R, I can’t wait for your wedding in March!

Chiarashine Photography by Isabell Lin

San Francisco Engagement by Chiarashine Photography



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Whimsical Wood Bohemian Inspiration Shoot // Sneak Peek

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If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably been seeing a lot of #WhimsicalWood posts. Starting off the 2014 on a strong note, I put together a bohemian glam inspired photoshoot in the woods along with some incredible vendors. I can’t wait to show you all the rest! Here’s a few photographs from our shoot for now, more to come later!

In the meantime, check out the behind the scenes video that Karen O, one of our amazing models shot! (P.S. she’s also an amazing YouTube star!)


Want to see more? Let me know what you thought below in the comments!


<3 Isabell


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Modern Rustic Inspiration Shoot // Featured

Our Modern, Rustic Inspiration Photo Shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake!

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In case you missed the video Chiarashine Photography created from the shoot, here it is :]

K&L Modern Rustic Inspired Bridal Shoot from Isabell on Vimeo.


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Event Planning & Design: Lorraine Lee of Harvesting Love Events
Megan Tsang of Megan Tsang Studio
Isabell Lin of Chiarashine Photography
Annaliza Arteaga of Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals
Make-up and Hair: Design Her Image
Model: Emily Kirkland Mangini
Cake: Sweet Tooth Confections

<3 Isabell

Joan + Kevin // Engaged // San Francisco Wedding Photographer

I had the honor of exploring San Francisco with Joan & Kevin. We had originally planned their engagement session in December but with the busyness of holiday cheer and chilly weather, we decided to scoot the shoot it to January and it couldn’t have been more perfect! Perfect weather, stunning locations, and a gorgeous couple! Joan and Kevin are so beautifully in love — just look at how they smile at each other! Enough to warm anyone up in the brisk SF weather!

Thanks for having me take your engagement photos! I can’t wait to shoot your wedding in May!


January 14, 2014 - 2:35 am

Joan - Absolutely love <3 <3 Can't wait to see the rest!

Thank you!!

31Bits | Jewelry that Empowers

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a little brunch party hosted by the lovely Alison Tsang of Wonderflower Press featuring jewelry craftings from the women of 31Bits. 31Bits is an organization that works closely with oppressed women in Uganda providing with a jobs and life counseling and mentorships. When they leave their five year program, they leave empowered, educated, and ready to thrive in their world.

What a beautiful organization! I absolutely love their vision–

“Using Fashion and Design to Empower Women to Rise Above Poverty”

Support them by hosting your own little house party or by buying their products through their website! I’ll vouch — they’re absolutely gorgeous pieces! So chic and trendy! I actually ended up picking up a good handful of pieces for myself and returned another time to pick up more for my friends :] Attention Brides!! Wouldn’t some of these statement pieces look absolutely lovely with a gown or perhaps worn by the bridesmaids?

Here are some shots of the display at our brunch.

I can’t wait to see what other amazing things the ladies behind 31Bits bring!



PS: If you are or know of an organization with a mission to use fashion for change, I’d love to chat with you! Chiarashine Photography participates and organizes several styled shoots a year and would love to feature your pieces!

December 25, 2013 - 8:06 am

Lacey - I like your style very much. And have a Merry Christmas!