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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jackie + isla | family | central park nyc

how adorable is little isla? jackie. her daughter, isla, & jackie’s sister, traveled from alaska to new york city for the first time and came during cold front last month…they mentioned it was even colder than alaska at the time! haha. since it was their first time in nyc, they wanted some portraits taken and also explore part of the city at the same time. we decided to have the family portraits taken at central park. spring was just starting to bloom so it was the perfect spot. here are some of my favorites from jackie & isla’s mother and daughter session at central park.

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