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Annaly’s Soukhouane/Day Thang


It was our joy and pleasure to be able to be there to capture Annaly as she celebrated her first Lao ritual Soukhouane and Vietnamese Day Thang ceremonies. A little more information on the ceremony just in case anyone curious about it. The ceremony is a ritual used to well-wish for many events: marriage, birth, travel, etc… A number of people sit around the Phakhouan (the spirit tray), which is decorated with flowers, folded bananas leaves and branches with white cotton strings hanging down; bananas, boiled eggs, pastries, liquors and money are placed surrounding the base of the PhaKhouan as […]

A great article on “Wedding Photography”


Two days ago Scott and I had a meeting with our prospective bride and groom and they came up with a few excellent questions. One of them was about our gear; do we have back up, what kind of equipment we have and etc?! I couldn’t help but have to tell story about how Scott fell into the decorated chest-deep pool at Misti and Rob’s wedding and that we have plenty of back up equipment (here is the blog post for more detailed info. on the dunk, lessons learned and our gear) and proceeded to show and tell about our […]

The Castellanos Family


Check out some of our favorites from Leticia, Rodrigo, and little Sebastien’s family session at the Dallas Arboretum. We were joined by Rodrigo’s parents who helped us play with Sebastien and even get to pose a little for some photos of just them as well. Thanks guys! We had fun!

Valerie and Patrick: Save the date!


Valerie and Patrick are getting married next year! I can’t tell you where and when but we know it is going to be a great event at an exotic location ;p They want to send out their save the date cards to families and friends soon so we went out and here are some of our favs from the shoot.

Daniel’s Bar Mitzvah


Warnings: there will be a lot of images in this post ;p I can’t help it. There were tons of great moments and details and we had such a good time photographing Daniel Sanders’Bar Mitzvah. The Ceremony was held at The Ritz Carlton in Dallas. We also would like to give some props to Mary-Frances Hurt and Karen Rector from DFW Events, what a wonderful job you ladies did. Check out some of our favs. Explaining the meaning of some of the ceremony. An overall shot of the ceremony. Daniel’s dad was saying how it’s much harder these days to […]

Cocktails for a Cause


I am honored to a part of “Cocktails for a Cause” fundraiser, a charity fundraiser benefiting ATG Against The Grain Productions’ community outreach initiatives and orphanages in Vietnam. Their theme for this event is showcasing the work of up and coming Asian American photographers. Each of us (photographers) will auction off one special ‘Hope” themed print for charity, so don’t miss out the opportunity to help raise money for a worthy cause! Date: Friday, September 25, 2009Time: 9:30pm – 11:30pmLocation: Dallas Center for Architecture Also check out the Dallas premiere of Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam! An award-winning […]

Jill and Thien’s Wedding


We both are super excited to have beeen there to capture all the moments for Jill and Thien. They tied the knot recently at The Mary Immaculate Church in Farmers Branch. On top of that, we got to see all our former wonderful brides and grooms again (Lanie + Alan, Stacy + Mike, Yinette + Tri and Amy + Kevin – shout out to our peeps woot woot!!!). Here are some of our favs. Start off with morning preparations at Jill’s parents house. Yep, get them all done at the same time. Jill’s mom snuck into an extra room to […]

Siblings – Sarah and Chris


Our first sister and brother shoot. Scott is the only child and I have 2 older sisters so we were like ‘what do adult brothers and sisters do for fun?! Hmm…m’. It definitely was a challenge for us but we had a great time. Here are a few of our favs from the session. This nice little furry fella is Murphy. He is filled with energy.

Baby Ryan


I am thrilled for a chance to capture this special memory for Kevin and Nikki who just became first time parents. Scott and I are very excited for them both. Baby Ryan weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces when he was born. I photographed him when he was 6 days old. He won’t be this little for long so it is going to be great to have these to look back on.