julie + johnny | maternity | san juan capistrano

julie and johnny are one of the sweetest couples i’ve ever met! i was honored to assist in capturing their fun and lovely wedding in san francisco a couple years back with my friend, kim le pham. julie and johnny adore each other and it definitely shows how much they love each other by being around them. for their maternity session, we headed out to san juan capistrano, at one of my most favorite locations. here are some of my favorite images from julie and johnny’s lovely maternity session:

hair & makeup // angie hair and makeup

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allison + colin | engagement | laguna beach

laguna beach is one of my all time favorite locations that has a great california vibe. allison and colin met in college in texas and will be getting married in san francisco at the end of the year. allison will be moving to california after receiving her masters to join colin since he is currently getting his phd. i had such a great time capturing and getting to know allison and colin during their engagement session! nothing beats a gorgeous beach and lovely light that california offers. here are some of my favorites from allison and colin’s beautiful & fun engagement session in laguna beach.

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nikki + jimmy | wedding | vietnamese tea ceremony + the villa | orange county

nikki and jimmy are such a stylish & beautiful couple! jimmy had the biggest crush on nikki since high school but their love story didn’t start until after college. nikki and jimmy had a lovely traditional tea ceremony at the mother of the brides home. nikki looked gorgeous in her traditional vietnamese dress called an ao dai.

during a traditional vietnamese tea ceremony, each family gets introduced and the grooms family offers gifts to the brides family. nikki and jimmy also paid respects to their ancestors and also offered tea to their parents as the parents give advice and well wishes to the newlyweds. after the ceremony, we captured the wedding party in huntington beach before arriving at the villa for the fun reception. here are some of my favorite images of nikki and jimmy’s wedding day!

venue // the villa
photographer // mimi nguyen
2nd photographer // jessica castro
getting ready // the hyatt house
hair and makeup // vincent tran
videographer // encor studios
florists // kim chi flowers
dj // michael kuo
caterer // furiwa restaurant
cake // givral bakery
wedding dress // mori lee

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wesley’s 1st | camping themed birthday party | orange county

how adorable is this camping birthday theme?! camp wesley was such a fun 1st birthday to capture! there were so many activities for the kids and adults to do…from making customized tie-dye shirts as party favors, to playing games such as bean toss, archery, & ladder toss, an animal show by the critter squad, and a music performance by the nick and jen show! delicious food was catered by wood ranch bbq with lots of yummy sweets from the great dane bakery and sweet and saucy shop.

here are some of my favorites from wesley’s camp themed 1st birthday!

photography // mimi nguyen
planning, flowers, & decor // vanda events
graphic design // katie lang
cake & mini cupcakes // the great dane baking company
dessert shooters // sweet & saucy shop
caters // wood ranch bbq
animal show // the critter squad
music performers // the nick and jen show
rentals // harbor party rentals

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