amy + shawn | intimate backyard diy wedding | pearland texas

This was one of my favorite weddings to capture to date! The amy and shawn are so humble, fun, and are such DIYers! every little detail had meaning and was thought out thoroughly. amy wore two amazing wedding dresses: for the ceremony, she wore her mom’s wedding dress, which was made by her grandmother. amy’s mom passed away two years ago, and amy made a few changes to modernize it. she looked amazing walking down the aisle in her mom’s dress that her grandmother made. amy went to school for fashion design so for her second dress, she designed a reception dress that was non-traditional and fun.

the ceremony location was at the bride’s grandmother’s beautiful backyard in pearland, texas, where her late grandfather and grandmother built their home and backyard garden, and weathered greenhouse from the ground up. the reception was at a reception hall that they were able to transform to a super fun southern bbq dinner. here are some of my favorites from amy & shawn’s “best day ever” intimate southern texas diy wedding!

photographer// mimi nguyen
ceremony Location // bride’s grandmother’s backyard – pearland, TX
reception // billy’s hall
handlettering // katy therese
invitations & programs // mandy saenz
hair design // april cavendar
wedding dress // mom’s wedding dress – refashioned by bride – amy collins
reception dress // amy collins – bride
bridesmaids’ dresses // rummage style
groom’s attire // men’s warehouse
photobooth // photobomb photobooths
catering // gatlins BBQ
cake // 300 cakes
floral design // an nguyen xuan and janis bui (friends of the bride and groom)
dj // mel huckabee
band // hoss mayfield and the silverado band

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the mais | family | oak canyon nature center


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holiday mini session specials | new york city + brooklyn

hooray for mini sessions specials! the holidays will be here before we know it and i will be offering sessions in nyc and brooklyn this fall! the mini sessions are great for any occasion: engagements, anniversaries, portraits, maternity, and especially family as it is the perfect time to update your photos for the upcoming holiday season! if you’re visiting new york city in august or september, this is also an opportunity to get photos of your vacation in!

the special includes:
20 mins session at one location designated by me
15 digital hi-res color corrected images for download
up to 4 people – $20 for each additional person
20% off prints

saturday, august 27th | dumbo/brooklyn bridge park
saturday, september 3rd | central park

there are limited spots available, email me today for pricing, available dates & times, and to reserve your time slot!

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debbie + ken | 25th wedding anniversary | san juan capistrano

debbie and ken celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to bora bora. debbie also wanted to capture a session with a newly updated wedding gown before they leave to bora bora to share with family and friends. debbie and ken own a vineyard in sonoma and brought a bottle to share during our session. here are some of my favorites from their adorable 25th anniversary session!

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the lucas | family | laguna beach orange county

how adorable are the lucas’? quyen and edson brought the family to vacation in sunny socal and visit disneyland from seattle. while on here in orange county, they wanted to capture a family session on an iconic california beach. here are my favorites from the lucas’ family session in laguna beach:

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