janine + kiet | engagement | laguna beach

janine, kiet, & i get along so well especially since we all love to eat! we had such a fun afternoon capturing their engagement session in downtown laguna beach. we started out in the downtown area so that we could grab some yummy gelato and afterwards headed to a nearby park & the beach to capture the amazing golden californian sunset. below are some of my favorites from janine & kiet’s laguna beach engagement session.

makeup // maida le
hair // jessica taylor-boisseranc

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theresa + jerry | engagement | downtown santa ana + costa mesa

i have known jerry for over 15 years and couldn’t be happier for him that he found his love & best friend, theresa. theresa & jerry are the sweetest and kindest couple & complement each other very well. they came up from san diego for our session and theresa and jerry wanted something a little more urban so we headed out to downtown santa ana arts district for their first location and afterwards went to a nearby trail for a change of scenery.

i am really looking forward to their wedding in november in downtown san diego gaslamp and here are my favorite images from theresa & jerry’s engagement session in dtsa.

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jenny + jeff | engagement | laguna beach

laguna beach is one of my favorite beaches in socal. there are so many different beaches in laguna and each of them are unique & beautiful.

for jenny & jeff’s engagement portraits, we decided to go to one of my favorite beaches & started out with a picnic since they love to eat. the california light is just amazing, especially at sunset and this day was no exception. here are my favorites from jenny & jeff’s laguna beach engagement session.

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kim + andy | wedding | old orange county courthouse & pinot provence

kim and andy are college sweethearts and met during freshman orientation. they wanted an intimate wedding and decided to have a civil ceremony at the lovely old orange county courthouse in downtown santa ana. kim & andy got ready at the westin costa mesa and opted to do a first look before heading out to the ceremony. the ceremony took place upstairs in the gorgeous historical courtroom filled with family & friends. afterwards, we headed back to the westin for the reception at pinot provence.

here are some of my favorite pictures from kim & andy’s wedding day at the old orange county courthouse & pinot provence:

venue // pinot provence
ceremony // old orange county courthouse
photographer // mimi nguyen

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lily + lee | destination wedding | w hotel miami south beach

destination weddings are one of my favorites to capture. i feel they are more intimate, fun, & guests, as well as the bride & groom, also get to enjoy & relax.

lily & lee are from chicago and since their wedding was in the winter, they wanted their special day to be somewhere with a touch of tropical weather and chose to have their wedding in miami, florida. they had festivities for all the guests, including a welcome dinner and a pool party at their venue, the w hotel, in south beach.

lily and lee’s wedding day was not too humid/hot and slightly overcast…which is perfect for a beach wedding. the details were gorgeous & loved all the vendors! here are some of my favorites from lily & lee’s south beach destination wedding at the w hotel:

venue // w south beach hotel
photographer // mimi nguyen
assistant photographer // kim le pham
wedding coordinator // eileen morales // beauty in the making
florals // beauty in the making
hair & makeup // south beach makeup studio
officiant // jason fevig
dove release // wings of elegance
cake // ana paz cakes
band & dj // lourdes valentin
wedding dress // reem acra

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