“Kim Lan and Sean Grout did a great job photographing our San Diego wedding. They got very intimate shots of each stage of the wedding and reception without being disruptive or intrusive. In fact, they integrated themselves very well into the event, making all of our guests feel comfortable. As a result, the photographs they took captured our experience elegantly and precisely. They were professional and on-time, and their photos are consistantly high quality, displaying excellent composition, focus, lighting, and color. We would definitely use them again, and recommend them to our friends and family.” -Katherine and Jeremy
“As a world champion boxer, I chose to work with Kim Lan and Sean to take very professional sports photos. They really worked to bring out my personality and the shots that I got were top quality! The photos I took with them have been used all over the world.” -Melissa McMorrow, World Boxing Organization and Women’s International Boxing Federation World Flyweight Champion
“Kim Lan is a fun and energetic photographer, always willing to capture great shots, no matter what it takes. She’s made every session – from our anniversary shoot to my maternity photos to my son’s newborn and six-month portrait sessions – an experience not to forget.” -Jennifer
“Kim Lan is a consummate professional, but is definitely not above a fart joke to get a group to laugh or rolling around on the ground to get the best angle for a shot.” -Joel
“I needed a new headshot after a facial reconstruction surgery. Needless to say, the prospect made me incredibly nervous. Kim Lan put me at ease throughout the entire process, and made sure that my personality came through.” -Sheri
“I was referred to Kim Lan and Sean by a friend. I was amazed by their pictures and called right away. The entire experience was incomparable to other photos shoots I’ve had. It often takes some warming up to get comfortable and connect with the photographer. Not at all the case working with this team. Both are kind and warm with their own endearing sense of humor. I was comfortable right away first communicating with Kim Lan via email. I was taken aback by her passion and efforts in preparing for the best possible shoot. She suggested sending as many pictures and ideas as possible to produce the best possible photos. In the weeks leading up to the scheduled shoot, Kim Lan and Sean spent much time scouting out locations and figuring out exact weather conditions. Testing the lighting on different days at the exact time to assure perfection through rain, shine, or city fog. On the day of the shoot, they had everything down to a science.
It went smoother than I could have ever imagined. They both went out of their way to assure my comfort. Photo shoots always feel like work especially with a stranger photographer, but not the case here. I felt as though I was out with friends, which made it so much easier to bring out specific emotions for each photo.
In prior shoots there are less than a handful of shots that I love, if even one or two. With this shoot I am overwhelmed with favorites and just cannot, for the life of me, choose.
My deepest gratitude to Kim Lan and Sean for such amazing photos. I highly recommend them for any type of photos.” -Casey