Hi! We are Thao Archey and Duy Nguyen that make up Thao Vu Photography. We’ve grown up together since elementary school and discovered a mutual love for photography and have been shooting together ever since.
We consider ourselves modern wedding photographers for the chic couple in the Southern California region. Also available for travel worldwide!
This couple packs the house with their impeccable style, good looks and charming ways. We started off classy at their clubhouse and rounded out with a bit of flirty fun on the beach. I could not get over how amazing the light got towards sunset. Couldn’t ask for more for this beautiful couple. Check out some of the images we captured and let Cynthia + Kyle charm their ways into your hearts too!!
Since becoming a mom I find it so much easier to banter with my expecting couples. It was like a nice afternoon stroll in the park with old friends when I was out shooting Vi + Aaron to commemorate the impending birth of their first child, Alexander. There was such a strong connection given our common life journey experiences: getting married around the same time, having the same wedding photographer and both having sons! It didn’t phase me at all that she happened to admit to “stalking” my wedding planning blog and knew every little detail about my wedding. Let’s just say it’s not the first time someone’s confessed that to me. Overall, it just felt like old friends catching up and I’m so glad to have gotten to know Vi and Aaron who are beautiful people inside and out and for sure are going to be the most wonderful parents to a lucky little dude.
I’ve never encountered a couple who laughed (constantly), smiled (stretching ear to ear) and cried (a ton of joyful tears) so much together on their wedding day until I got to photograph Jamie + Hiland. We actually did not officially meet in person until the day of their wedding. Looking back I wish we had gotten to meet sooner! The moment you meet them, especially when they are together, you can feel that they exude happy, smiley energy. You instantly start to smile and feel super happy for almost no apparent reason. These two have a ton of fun together, are so connected in every way that I truly believe they have been soul mates many lifetimes before. I can only imagine (and feel a bit jealous) of what their future life together holds. Good eats + fun memories + gazillion belly laughs + heart melting smiles = happily ever after. Congrats to the couple who deserves only the very best life has to offer!!