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Anh & David’s Wedding

We had the best time shooting Anh & David’s wedding down in La Jolla last month at the Hilton Torrey Pines. We are almost at a loss for words–their wedding was really indescribable.  Everything was perfect…down to a “t” thanks to Anh’s awesome planning and detailed eyes. Wynn Austin of Le Chic Wedding Consulting coordinated the day that turned out to be absolutely fabulous.  We already know that pictures say a thousand words and much better than I ever can so I really must let the photos speak for themselves this time.

Don’t miss that chocolate brown monkey tail detail in the bouquet.

bow detail and her ring

Meet the gorgeous bride–Anh.

She can totally model and has a complete way with the camera.

Their first look. Anh’s about to cry.

Tears of joy run free.

David’s one lucky guy and he knows it!

The bride with her parents by her side.

First kiss

i LOVE pin spot lighting. it’s just way expensive to have done but it looks so gorgeous!

Look at how awesome the cake looks!

Rings with their letterpress’ed invitation.
anh and david wedding

I love taking back-lit shots when the bride and groom make their entrance.

Have you seen a happier bride?

Beautiful first dance to Mai Mai (Forever) by Lam Truong.

Father/daughter dance.

Dancing party time!

Anh - June 14, 2010 - 8:11 am

Thao, you are like my vendor soulmate!!! I could have not picked a better photographer. Your pictures take my breath away. I still gush everytime I see these pictures. You and Duy are a dream come true to every bride. I think about you and your upcoming wedding all the time and wish you the best of luck. If anyone deserves the grandest of all weddings, it is you.

With love. Your bride,


Xiomy Duque - June 14, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Anh sent me a variety of photographs of her beautiful wedding on May 15th, which you photographed, since I designed and made the second headpiece she changed into after she removed her full veil. She wanted to let me know that she had included me in her blog, (So, very nice of Anh!). The photographs are true masterpieces,
each one more beatiful than the other. Absolutely amazing, original, and creative. Anh made a most beautiful, classic bride along with her beau. The ceremony, the garden pictures, as well as the reception, are all amazing
works of art! The emotions of both bride and groom, parents, and guests are captured in your work, and will be a lasting, and unforgetable treasure for the newlyweds. Congratulations on your incredible work!
Congratulations, best wishes, and many, many thanks to Anh for allowing me to share in her happiness, and amazing wedding pictures!

Sam & Ella – a mother daughter session

We had such a fun time photographing Ella and her mom in San Juan Capistrano. Ella is the smartest 2 1/2 year old we’ve ever met and the cutest thing to name Duy quite a few names (uncle jeff, uncle sean, and diego to name a few). These photos are a gift for Father’s Day and I’m sure Ella’s dad will LOVE ’em. Her expressions are adorable, especially her contagious laugh and smile. Can’t wait to see her grow up into a beautiful young lady and perhaps photograph her wedding some day. =)

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video montage from our formal session

We were very lucky to have our friend, John Tran, tag along for our formal session to capture some great clips of the photoshoot. You will see Duy in action shooting us, Gwen Huyen styling hair, and the two of us posing for photos.

If you want to do that for one of your sessions, have a friend come along on your engagement session with a Flip or any kind of portable video camcorder.  You can even incorporate the images into the video montage which makes for a great recap of the day and perhaps something fun to show at your wedding.

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Thao + Robert // Photo shoot from John Tran on Vimeo.