Who We Are
Evonne Wong Raised in Hong Kong, Evonne is a world traveler and has lived in London U.K., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mau`i and O`ahu. She is fluent in both English and Cantonese. Evonne’s interest in photography was shaped from her years selecting photos for press kits while working in marketing for major motion picture studios in Hollywood. She is also passionate about all things weddings. After earning her MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco, where she also met her husband Darren, Evonne started a successful boutique wedding & event planning business, Events by Evonne . She began to seriously pursue photography out of a desire to feature better photos of her events on her award-winning blog, Away Soiree . Fortunately, Evonne’s husband, Darren, also fell in love with photography at the same time and they have been photographing weddings and lifestyle portraits together ever since. Evonne is now a partner and photographer for U Me Us Studios . She now divides her time between the Bay Area and Hawai`i with her husband, Darren and their 2 lovely Scottish Fold cats. Other things that Evonne loves: (1) All Apple products, especially the iPhone and the iPad; (2) Food in general, but desserts in particular – dark chocolates, crepes, gelato, fro-yo, sorbet, pastries, and anything fruity; (3) Lychee martini (Darren makes the BEST ones!); (4) Cats, and dogs too; (5) Traveling and visiting family! Please also follow Evonne’s personal Facebook page and Twitter page.
Darren Wong Darren’s approach to photography was inspired from his lifelong interest in visual and performing arts. Raised in Daly City, CA, Darren was classically trained as a violinist and played semi-professionally in both orchestra & string quartet during college. He went on to earn his MBA in International Business from the University of San Francisco, where he met his wife, Evonne. After spending years working in sales management for luxury hotels & resorts, Darren discovered his passion for photography while living on Mau`i, surrounded by the natural beauty of the valley isle. He shot his first wedding in Hawai`i for free as an assistant photographer and was hooked. Fortunately, Darren’s wife, Evonne, also discovered her passion for photography at the same time and they have been photographing weddings and lifestyle portraits together ever since. He is so blessed to do what he loves with the woman he loves. Darren is now a partner and photographer for U Me Us Studios . Other things that Darren loves: (1) All things Bruce Lee, Jet Li and martial arts movies; (2) Cooking, and barbequing on our Weber grill; (3) Vegging on the couch with Evonne after a long day working; (4) Guiness and 18-year-old Scotch (from Evonne’s dad); (5) Sushi and sake! Please also follow Darren’s personal Page and page.