alek’s farm theme birthday | zoomars | san juan capistrano

** this session has been featured on on to baby **

zoomars in san juan capistrano is one of the coolest petting zoos in orange county. they also rent out areas to have birthday parties, which include train rides, petting zoo, pony rides, etc. i would have loved to have my birthday party here when i was younger…or now…haha! i have been so fortunate to see this little fella, alek, grow up through the years. i have been photographing him since he was in his mama’s belly! it’s such an honor to capture his special moments and his mama amazing! melita, alek’s mom, should be an event designer/coordinator because her parties have such awesome details and decor. check it out for yourself…

venue // zoomars petting zoo
photographer // mimi nguyen
caterer // hot dog on a stick
invitations & signage // the chirpyloft
chalkboard art // watermelonstand
birthday cake // beverly’s best bakery
pie pops & cake pops // sweet & saucy shop
bamboo utensils // pinklemonade party
birthday banner // the burlap girl
milk cartons // the sonshine company
clothespins // the papered crown

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erin + justin | maternity |central park | new york city

i’ve been meaning to feature this maternity session as well as others in new york city. nyc has a special place in my heart and am really excited that i will be moving and doing the bi-coastal (california & new york city) journey for the rest of the year. the move has been in talks for awhile and can’t really believe it’s actually happening! for clients, it means there are no travel fees for california or nyc. i’ll write another post about the move & journey soon. now, onto the featured session…

erin & justin were pregnant with their first bundle of joy and decided to keep the sex of the baby a secret. we went to central park on a nice but chilly fall day (before the polar vortex arrived) back in november. i love fall/autumn in nyc! the changing leaves make everything so much prettier. here are some of my favorites from erin & justin’s maternity session in nyc.

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the trans | family | trabuco canyon

capturing family portraits is one of my favorite sessions to shoot. i love the dynamic of a family and how they interact & show their love for each other. i’ll be featuring sessions from the mini session specials that were offered during the holiday season in the next few posts and will making a special announcement soon as well! =)

here are the trans. they were so fun to capture and here are my favorites from their family session:

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nayon + angel | anniversary portraits | los angeles athletic club

i love when clients have a vision for their sessions and nayon & angel definitely had an awesome one for their anniversary portraits. nayon & angel booked a room at the beautiful la athletic club in downtown los angeles and it was the perfect backdrop. angel is a contractor and constructed on of the buildings that can be viewed from the rooftop. i love the old hollywood feel of the la athletic night club…it gives off a dramatic yet vintage touch. we had a great time shooting around the hotel/club and the staff are extremely nice! here are my favorites from nayon & angel’s anniversary portrait session:

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helen + ray | wedding | spring field banquet | downtown fullerton

how adorable are these two lovebirds? helen & ray are college sweethearts and wanted to incorporate their alma mater, cal state fullerton, into their wedding day. they rented out a cool trolley
to chauffeur the wedding party to and fro & we rolled around downtown fullerton to capture their bride & groom portraits. here are some of my favorites from helen & ray’s special day:

venue // spring field banquet
photographer // mimi nguyen
assistant photographer // hanh nguyen
videographer // 8 kinds of smiles
getting ready hotel // hotel menage
church // st. pius v catholic church
florals // diy by bride
cake // givral bakery
hair & makeup // tuyen tran & liza coggins
dj // elevated pulse
trolley // california trolley

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