thy + jimmy | wedding | historic old towne orange + royal restaurant

thy & jimmy’s wedding was such a fun celebration, especially since it was on 4th of july. thy & jimmy had a traditional vietnamese tea ceremony in the morning before the church ceremony to introduce each other families & welcome each other. during the tea ceremony, jimmy’s family presents thy’s family with gifts that were brought in by his family members & thy & jimmy also pray to the ancestors. afterwards, there is a luncheon for both families until they head to the ceremony at la purisima church.

the beautiful reception was held at the royal restaurant in westminster. jimmy has mc’d a few weddings for friends and family and hosted a game during the reception and also presented his new bride a surprise special rendition of “because of you” by ne-yo that lead into their first dance. the celebration continued with an after party at a nearby dance club. it was truly a night to remember. here are my favorite images from thy & jimmy’s beautiful wedding!

venue // royal restaurant
church // la purisima church
photographer // mimi nguyen
assistant photographer // tommy huynh
wedding party portraits // historic orange circle
florist // ven nguyen
hair & makeup // gordon banh
cake // final touch bakery
wedding dress // maggie sottero
bridesmaid dresses // nha khanh
dj // lam nguyen

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upcoming travels | taiwan, philippines, vietnam, thailand

wedding season has been in full effect and i will be traveling to palawan, philippines in november to capture trang & kris‘ tropical destination wedding! i am super excited since this will be my first time in asia & will also be traveling to taipei, manila, saigon/ho chi minh city, nha trang, bangkok, & krabi during my stay in asia!

if you or if you know anyone who’s interested in a session (special rate) or if you’d like to meet while i’m in the area, please email me!

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the perez’ | family | downtown santa ana arts district

it has been such a pleasure and an honor capturing the perez’ for the last 6 years…i have seen this family grow one by one and it has been such a beautiful process. the kids are adorable and have the cutest personalities. i remember asking the oldest, makenna, a few years back if she knew my last name and she said “hmm…photo?” haha. this year, my beautiful good friend, chantelle, decided to have the pictures taken at downtown santa ana arts district and here are some of my favorites from their family portraits session.

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the mabesas | family | coto de caza

the mabesas are such a fun and beautiful family. little ezra is adorable and loved being in front of the camera. we met up at one of my favorite south orange county locations and the light was just amazing! my favorite part of the day to shoot is “golden hour” or “magic hour”, which is about an hour and a half before sunset. here are some of my favorites from the mabesas family session below.

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