kim + andre | engagement | big sur | central coast | pt 1

kim and andre’s engagement session in big sur was definitely one of my favorite sessions this year. we started out the session near their home in orange county to capture a few photos with their adorable four-legged baby, freddie, then headed out to big sur for a day of adventure and fun! kim and andre decided to have their engagement session in big sur since it was one of their first trips together and big sur means a lot of them.

we started out the engagement session with the amazing redwoods at pfeiffer big sur state park and then headed out to the pfieffer state beach for that california golden light that was so perfect. afterwards, we drove over to the famous bixby bridge to capture the last moment of the sunset…right at dusk. the next day, we headed out to monterey….more on that on the next blog post! here are some of my favorites from kim and andre’s big sur engagement session…we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!

hair and makeup // beauty by angelina

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vandai + chris | desert wedding | cree estate | palm springs

vandai and chris’ palm springs desert destination wedding at the historic cree estate was such a beautiful and intimate gathering of family and friends. vandai and chris wanted friends to enjoy and relax with them during their stay in palm springs during the weekend of their wedding. they had a fun bbq pool party the day before the wedding and also a brunch the day after the wedding. here are some of my favorite images of vandai and chris’ palm springs wedding:

venue // historic cree estate palm springs
photography // mimi nguyen
2nd photographer // kim le pham
hair and makeup // hannah choi
caterers // soho tacos and chef giovanni
florals // oceanic flowers
cake & cupcakes // tiffany’s sweet spot
dj // dewey ninh
custom made traditional vietnamese dress – ao dai // oanh nga
custom made groom suit // design by tailors

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betty + michael | engagement | old town alexandria virginia

virginia has a special place in my heart since i spent a several summers back in my grade school days canoeing & fishing on the potomac and enjoying the outdoors with family. virginia is also known for lovers and that’s how betty and michael’s story began. betty and michael are originally from orange county, california, and met about 2 years ago while they both were and still are attending school in virginia. it was a no brainer that we would be capturing betty and michael’s engagement session in virginia and old town alexandria was the perfect location.

here are some of my favorite photos from betty and michael’s old town alexandria engagement session and am looking forward to capturing their wedding day in california next year!

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kaleb’s 1st birthday | party | superheroes themed

how adorable is this superhereos themed birthday party? the birthday boy, kaleb aka superman, was such a cute superman and loved how his mama decorated and accessorized kaleb’s 1st birthday! no detail was left untouched! kaleb enjoyed seeing his superhero friends, wonder woman and captain america, who made a special appearance! here are some of my favorite captures from super kaleb’s superheroes themed 1st birthday party!

photography // mimi nguyen
caterer // kogi truck
cake & smash cake // rooneygirl bakeshop
cupcakes & cakepops // sweet and saucy shop
macarons, cookies, & preztels // great dane bakery
ice cream // confetti ice
superhero characters // party princess productions
superhero capes // the party momma
backdrop // kutz party boutique
birthday boy outfits // sew ecstatic boutique
custom painted birthday sign // art by gillian
centerpieces // the paper girl by anm and birthday boy’s mom
printables // bsquared design, amys design shoppe, & red apple studio
highchair banner // eclectic soirees
superhero flag banner // hill koe designs
invitations // laurel cove creative

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jessica + jon | maternity | palos verdes + los angeles

jessica & jon’s maternity session started off at their beautiful home in los angeles. jessica and jon’s nursery for their little bundle of joy is super adorable! jessica wanted to do a couples maternity boudoir session in some of jon’s doctors coat as well as some lifestyle portraits nearby at an outdoor location. here are some of my favorites from jessica and jon’s maternity session in los angeles:

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