Kim & Jason are getting married next month! They were so busy and haven’t thought about taken any pictures until now. They had to drive back to New Orleans from Florida Saturday night just so we can shoot their session early Sunday morning… wow… so little time but I’m very impressed at how much they’ve prepared for their shoot. Thank God for great weather last weekend ! Christie and I had so much fun shooting this gorgeous couple.. lots of giggles and kisses… Enjoy everyone !
In our Vietnamese culture, it is a tradition for the man’s family to arrange a tea ceremony for him to propose to his bride to be. The families get together at the bride’s family home where the groom and his family arrive bringing gifts that include jewelry, cakes, betel leaves, areca nuts, fruit, wine and a whole roast pork. All of the gifts are presented on trays covered with red which symbolizes good luck and fortune.
Here’s a peek at John & Chi’s engagement ceremony this past Sunday. Good Luck to both of you !! ^_^
What a fun picnic session we had last week with J & C. Beautiful weather at the start of our session but it got a little bit chilly when the sun went down. C is such a trooper. Anything for pretty pictures =)
They requested this theme and brought along a few delicious treats to the session. It’s not a picnic without champagne and some Sucre’ macarons. C’s sister came along to help set up everything and made sure they looked their best. Everything was great ! C loved to be carried and J doesn’t mind at all. They looked so cute and natural together. You can tell just by looking at the pictures how much they love each other. Enjoy !
And guess who gets to keep the treats after our session? =DD Thank you guys !!
Here’s a BEFORE & AFTER . I kept the sky and brighten up their faces =)
Again, another nice couple I met last weekend for their mini love session. They were gonna bring their little fur baby to the shoot but had no one to come & watch since the Saints game was on. =(
Anyways, we decided to meet by the overgrown area in City Park because it has such a pretty scenery and lighting was perfect that day. Congratulations on your engagement A & H! Here are a few images from our session. Enjoy !
I met with Tony & Dung in City Park to start off our session. No sun, but the clouds cleared up a bit for us. Dung was really quick, changing from one dress to another while we drive to a different location (not too far from each other.)
We brought soo many balloons and thought of a great scene for it, BUT silly me didnt think about the sharp/tall grass =( We ended up not using any (about 20 popped in the car and on the grass lol)
T & D are tying the knot in about 2 weeks from now, so I’m sharing their sweet & fun session here =) Enjoy !
And they made this into a big canvas for their reception . ❤ ❤
Thanks for a very fun afternoon Tony & Dung !! CONGRATULATIONS !!
Nam & Bi came in from Florida for a friend’s wedding and stayed a few extra days to take their engagement pictures. We chose City Park for our session because it’s such a beautiful place with lots of scenery. It was a cloudy day with no sun, but thank goodness, no rain either.
Another sweet and fun couple I get to work with. Yay ! ❤ ❤ ❤ Bi is very sweet & creative. She brought along flowers, hearts confetti, cutout letters… all that good stuff. And Nam, on the other hand, loves to make jokes and made the session so fun & easy.One thing this couple had in common was the love for each other. And you can tell just by looking at their pictures.
Thank you for letting me be a part of this journey in your life !! Congratulations B&N !!! ^_^
Special thanks to Bi’s friend, Ngoc, for assisting with out shoot ! ^_^
Lovely session this past weekend. I just love everything about it.
Super cool car
their fun personalities
love for each other,
just everything. . . .
They had it planned out perfectly. & we picked a perfect date because it was Van’s BIRTHDAY! =)
Vietnamese engagement ceremony is an important ceremony before the wedding which involve both fiancé’s and fiancée’s families. Usually a few months before the actual wedding day.
The gifts are prepared by the fiancé family several days before the engagement ceremony. The gifts are covered by the red color paper or cloth. The number must be an odd number 5, 7 or 9… trays depends on the condition of the fiancé family. In Vietnamese beliefs, the odd number and the red color will bring luck to the young couple. The gifts include betel leaves, areca nut fruits (trầu, cau), wine, tea, husband-wife cake (bánh phu thê) and sticky rice… one of the most important gift is the whole roasted pig which placed in a large tray. Both families also choose 5, 7 or 9 people who bring and receive the gifts. These people must be young and not marriage. Boys represent for fiancé bearing the gifts and girls represent for fiancée receiving the gifts.
When u put a bunch of people together + good food = FUN FUN FUN ! =)