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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vi + laith | engagement | orange

vi & laith, aren’t they a gorgeous couple? vi is my cousin and i remember meeting her for the first time when she first came from vietnam in 2000. she was so shy & and now she has become such a beautiful and confident woman and is about to marry the man of her dreams! back when i was starting out, vi & laith were my models for a couples session and am so honored to be capturing their wedding in october at the fullerton arboretum.

here are some of my favorites from vi & laith’s pretty engagement session in orange below.

hair and makeup // beauty by angelina

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jennifer + quoc | wedding | pelican hill resort | newport beach

jennifer & quoc celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary by having a beautiful reception at the pelican hill resort in newport coast, california. since jennifer & quoc didn’t have wedding celebration when they got married with friends and family, they wanted to make this the wedding reception they never had 10 years ago. family and friends flew in from all over the us and vietnam to celebrate with jennifer, quoc, and their adorable son, johnathan.

here are my favorites from jennifer & quoc’s 10 year wedding anniversary at the resort at pelican hill in newport beach:

venue // pelican hill resort
photographer // mimi nguyen
florist // three petals
calligraphy // honey honey calligraphy
caterer // pelican hill resort
invitations // reb peters press
cake // sweet & saucy shop
string trio // seaside strings
dress // james clifford collection

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morning lavender | women’s fashion boutique | corona del mar

my friend, kim le, over at lace & locks, opened up an adorable and affordable online women’s boutique, morning lavender, a few months ago and they just had their first pop-up shop in corona del mar a couple of weeks ago.

i love that kim le curates all the beautiful pieces herself and also styles her own lookbook. the pop-up shop was a great way to see, feel, and try on pretty clothes and also meet kim le. my current favorite pair of jeans are from morning lavender and they’re named after me! so sweet! seriously, the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans. check them out here.

below are some photos from morning lavender’s first pop-up shop:

venue // social beauty lounge
clothing & jewelry // morning lavender
hair & makeup // beauty by angelina
photographer // mimi nguyen
florals // flowers by helen
cupcakes // taylor cake creations
cotton candy // dollys cotton candy
linens //
music & dj // djz productions

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