Thursday, December 10, 2009

Peggy - Alee Wedding

Peggy - Alee Wedding, originally uploaded by Don Le.

One of the most beautiful, vibrant weddings I've ever attended. It was a private affair for Peggy and Alee as they got hitched on a yacht alongside the Newport Beach harbor.

The wedding MC was John Paul DeJoria (Co-creator of Paul Mitchell + Patron), and he did a fabolous job livening up the activities. Above all, Peggy and Alee created a wonderful atmosphere where all the guests would remember the occassion for a great while to come.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shari - Sergio Wedding

Shari - Sergio Wedding, originally uploaded by Don Le.

Shari and Sergio are great examples of sugar, spice, and everything nice... great people with humongous passion about who and what they are in life.

I shot them w/ my associate, Paolo Ongkeko, in Monterey at a executive golf course near the San Francisco area. It was a delightful destination wedding w/ memories overloaded, including their little groomsman Jordan who pretty much stole the show.

Truly, a wedding for the ages.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Musician Liz Paige - Photo Shoot

Musician Liz Paige - Photo Shoot, originally uploaded by Don Le.

Liz Paige is an amazing recording artist that I had the great fortune to shoot with, thanks to my friend Jess Hana! Paige was a delight to photograph, going the full nine yards with me from morn to night. She rocked every look with sexiness, poise, and pure class!

Subject: Musician LIZ PAIGE
Photographer: Don Le
Strobist: Vuong Nguyen
Hair Stylist: Danielle Starkweather
Makeup Artist: Kirstin Ryan
Special thanks to Quinn B. for location + Nate F. for equipment assistance.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Location Scout 2007

Location Scout 2007, originally uploaded by Don Le.

Old location scouting pictures from the old "Resistance Series". Digging the past!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jen Ho - Paul Tran - Couples Retreat

Shot some pictures for my good friends, Jen Ho & Paul Tran. It was a nice, sunny day and we got some cool outdoorsy + indoors type pics around some buildings we found. Sweet day indeed!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Marie Digby - Hotel Cafe

Marie Digby - Hotel Cafe, originally uploaded by Don Le.

Marie Digby is always a fun singer to watch. She's a complete sweetheart and she sings her heart out for the audience. Check out the pix I took of he while she was at her Hotel Cafe residency.

Labor Day 2009

Labor Day 2009, originally uploaded by Don Le.

A time for fun, relaxation, and family... I love holidays! Labor Day this year was no different... except I got in a few shots that I dug to death!

UCSB Halloween Madness!

UCSB Halloween Madness!, originally uploaded by Don Le.

UCSB is where it's at on Halloween. This is when the crazy kiddies come out in the middle of the night... Trust me. It's like nothing you've ever seen. Decked out madness at every turn. Hope to see you there next year!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

CNN Primetime!!!

We landed on CNN's Screening Room, which was aired on CNN television nationwide! I co-directed the intro to this one w/ Peter Stoll, as well as worked on some of the other footage. Peter's accomplished quite a feat and I'm so proud of the team! Big ups to Peter Katz and Mindsign Facility in San Diego, as well as my team of filmmakers including Paolo, Peter S., Nate, and our subject, Brigitte Buny, for making all of this happen.

Here's the link to the video...


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

John Woo's Red Cliff Premiere

John Woo's Red Cliff Premiere, originally uploaded by Don Le.

John Woo in the flesh. He was gracious enough to premiere his amazing new film, "Red Cliff" in Orange County. It was a treat to finally meet him, after adoring all his previous action movies, including "Face Off", "The Killer", and "Hard Boiled". The man is a legend!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Music Video: A Soldier Never Dies

I hadn't produced a real narrative piece since "The Resistance" last year, but this was the first time producing a solo project this ambitious in so long. It was great testing grounds and I had an amazing team behind me, including my executive producers Henrietta and Daniel Han, my director Paolo Ongkeko, and D.P. Nate Fu. BIG thank you to Ralph & Ruthie Gutierrez for letting us use their compound for the marine compound scenes on the 2nd day of the shoot.

Overall, it was a 2 day shoot that I won't soon forget. We went into the battlezones and shot something everlasting w/ music stars like Vince Ayon, Jon B (Babyface / "Someone to Love"), and Battlecat (producer for Snoop Dogg, The Game, Xzibit). It was unforgettable and we hope to have the video done this November (mid/late). In the meantime, the rest of the pictures by our amazing BTS photographer Sarah Lee can be seen here:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Swim For Your Life!

Another fun swim event, this one in Irvine... none of this stuff was long lens/telephoto. Up close, fun, and personal!

The rest of the gallery:

Thursday, October 8, 2009


They're amazingggg specimens of strength, fury, and calm.

Sumo is such a fascinating sport that couples tradition, culture, blood, sweat and tears into a culmination of power and passion. It was a sight for the senses to watch these incredible hulks take it to the max and show the world what they're made of.

Check the full gallery here:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Marie Digby LIVE!

I went on a jaunt w/ my friends to the Americana at the Brand in Glendale, and caught a performance w/ the one and only Marie Digby (Hollywood Records, Youtube sensation). The group All-4-One (OG!!! I swear!) performed before her, and sounded pretty good live. A great night of fun and music.

Also wanted to add that Marie has an amazing visual memory. She actually remembered me from the Thirteen Minutes Magazine interview we did w/ her & Adrian Zaw... Astounding!

Interview Link:

The event was sponsored by, an organization dedicated to promoting the cause of becoming an organ donor.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We Landed On CNN!

CNN & YahooTech! covers neurocinema on these articles. On the CNN article, which is so explosive I don't know where to begin, we have Peter Katz discussing neurocinema and the wonders it may bring to the entertainment industry. In it, there's also my team's pictures... Nate's is #1, mine is #2 w/ Brigitte Buny in it.

The CNN article can be seen here:


The Yahoo article can be seen here:

Yahoo Tech Article

Once again, amazing stuff and BIG thanks to Peter Katz and the rest of my team, Nate Fu, Paolo Ongkeko, and Brigitte Buny for participating in the project.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - Brainscan Spectacular!

My team and I landed on the front page of with this one... our pictures and video on one of the biggest websites/magazines focused on tech ever. Special thanks to Peter Katz, Nate Fu, Paolo Ongkeko, Peter Stoll, Brigitte Buny, and the Mindsign group for making all of this happen. I'm so excited. Here's the link to the article:

If any of you are out there and can, please digg the article here:

We need the diggs! We also got on (another big site w/ a huge following). If you're interested in that article, here that one is:

Thanks for all the support and see ya on the other side!

Wedding: Scott & Hiromi

My friend Nate and I shot a wedding over the weekend and it was truly a treat to watch these two get betrothed and spend the rest of their lives together. They were absolutely adorable and just great fun to be around. There was never a dull moment on this shoot. At the ceremony, they had a woman play a beautiful song on the flute that was lifted you to another level. All in all, an unforgettable ceremony between two very lovely people.

Jason Finn: Freedom Writer

Photos: Don Le
Lighting Director: Nate Fu
Photo Assistants: Uyen Vu, Jon Pierce
Special thanks to IMatrix Inc. and Quinn Bui for studio!

I did a photo shoot w/ my old buddy, Jason Finn, who is a great actor. I seriously mean that, too. He starred as one of the leads in "Freedom Writers" w/ Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, and recording artist, Mario, and he just took the screen by storm. Check out the movie for his brave, harrowing performance. See if you can locate him on the poster... amazing stuff:

Poster by Paramount Studios

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Brittenay - Tamara; Dynamic Duo

My first, most ambitious shoot ever. Thanks to everyone who helped make this shoot possible; you guys are UH-MAZINGGG!

Producer: Don Le
Co-Producer: Nate Fu
Wardrobe Designer: Kristin Don
Makeup: Linda Ngo (
Hair: Danielle Starkweather
Jewelry: Timberly Matonic & David Nicholson
Production Assistant: Jasson De Leon

Dance Dance! We're Falling Apart...

Some images from the fun BTS photo / video shoot that I did for Jason Poon and Nate Fu's dance video. I love it when I FINALLY get around to projects I've been wanting to work on... So busy busy busybee...

Special thanks to for usage of the facility!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Mixmaster Is In The Building!

In the studio sessions with producer Battlecat (Snoop Dogg, the Game, Xzibit) and rapper Vince Ayon. I'm producing a music video for them... a track called "A Soldier Never Dies". Took this shot while the mixmaster was at work. The Paramount Studios Recording facilities are dope.


Friday, September 11, 2009


I was fortunate enough to be invited out by my friend Nate Fu to film behind the scenes of a dance ministry group in Santa Ana. The group's called Urban Arts Outreach. They were a pretty dope bunch consisting of poplockers, breakdancers, and other eclectic groovers. I did some BTS and put together some setups of the dancers and got a video together that I myself really dug as well. The dancers and other seem to have responded really well to the video too, so I'm sailing over the moon!

Without further adieu, the video...


Special thanks to Ginger Ying, Dan Emmerie & 5Eleven for letting us film there!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lan Pham Photo Shoot

Lan Pham, my makeup artist Kirstin Ryan, and myself all went to a nearby nature retreat to get some splendid shots in nature. She wanted a shoot that was drenched in the spirit of forestry and I hope I did it for her. I wanted to shoot her in a way that was natural, vivid, and serene. Hopefully I did her justice.

Subject: Lan Pham
Makeup Artist: Kirstin Ryan

LINK to the rest of the pix:


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Camille Le - Photo Shoot presents a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot of a talented young actress/singer/dancer triple threat named Camille Le ( Be sure to check her out now before she explodes into the stratosphere.

The rest of the photos can be seen here:

Video can be accessed here:

Music Track: Miley Cyrus - "Party in the USA"
Subject: Camille Le
Main Photographer: Don Le
Makeup Artist: Anha Nguyen
Stylist: Jade Le
Lighting Director/Additional BTS Video: Nate Fu
Production Assistant/BTS Photography: Jon Pierce

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ashley Tisdale Official Site


The same picture of mine can also be found on her official site. Thanks to her marketing team:

My Pic On Ashley's Official Site

Ashley Tisdale Press


Pretty cool... Just found out that Ashley Tisdale's using my picture on her Facebook event for endorsing her next event in the Los Angeles area. There it is in the right hand corner. I think that's amazing.

Check out all the pix from the event here:

Check out the event flyer here:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Xin Breaks The Mold!

Did some photog for Paolo Ongkeko on the set of Xin Sarith Wuku's (Jackie Chan's Disciple, American Gladiators) promo for his flick called "Break". Check it out here:


Here's links to the rest of the photography:



It was great fun working with Xin again. Always a blast cause he lives it to the fullest!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Photography Ad

This is my new photo ad!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mama's Bday + Fourth Of July Party

The fourth of July bash at Don Vice's place was chill. After me and the GF and friends survived the snore-inducing Hollywood Bowl event with the famous (?) Jon Fogerty, which had 2 seconds of fireworks, we joined Vice and friends. Wish I coulda stayed longer and chillaxed, but for the time I was there, I got a few ok pix.

Celebrated my Mom's 4th of July bday at our favorite Dim Sum watering hole, Seafood Paradise in Westminster, CA. Dim sum was a bit whack today, which made no sense to me, but nevertheless, I got to take pictures of my family eating, which was pretty cool in and of itself:

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ashley Tisdale / V-Factory

I had a great time photographing these two amazing upcoming youth music acts as they embark on the early stages of their careers on Warner Bros Records. Ashley Tisdale of High School Musical fame is coming out with her 2nd album, an infectious record full of dance/pop medleys that will make you press the repeat button. V-Factory is headlined by Asher Brook, who's going to become a big star b/c of the "FAME" remake in September.



I got a chance to attend a seminar with some of the greatest writers in Hollywood, including David Goyer, writer of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight!

Click the link below to check out the pictorial series:


Sunday, June 21, 2009



Haven't been to the beach in a while, so it was a welcome pleasure to just kick back and take in the fresh air, cool water, and appreciate life's little things. For this picture, I laid on my back and shot at Uyen from the bottom. She told me I was upskirting her... but really, that makes no sense seeing as how she was wearing pants leggings.

BTW, if you haven't checked out the site yet... it's

All the best!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Hey everyone,

I'm on Yelp now... so if you love my photography, be sure to throw up a sweet review for me and whatever it is you experienced with my work. THANKS!

Wedded Bliss

Finally got around to fixing up wedding photos from for some friends. It's the wedding of one Andrew Zaw and Rosaline Welly. Enjoy!