When I first met Tawny & Mike during our consultation, my daughter was only a couple months old. Being a first time mom, I immediately missed little Siena and couldn’t wait to get back to her. But conversations with Tawny & Mike were so easy and genuine, almost 2 hours had flown by before I realized there was a little bebe needing mummy’s attention at home. Somehow during that time, Tawny has convinced me that I want/need to have FOUR children (just as she and Mike want for themselves.) I went home and jokingly said this to hubby, thinking the would flip out but instead he said “ok!” I’m pretty sure I almost fainted and the joke was on me!
Tawny & Mike had their hearts set on a spring almond orchard engagement shoot and I’m so glad we made it happen. These beautiful blooms come by only a couple of weeks each year and they are fleetingly difficult to catch. We pretty much refreshed our weather apps every few hours the week leading to this and miraculously dodged the rain on the day of. When I sent them the finished gallery, they were so eager to see the photos but waited until they got home from work to look at them together. How incredibly sweet is that? Tawny & Mike, I know there will be an abundance of love and laughter on your wedding day and I cannot wait to capture it for you. <3
Photographer: Trini Mai Photography // Bride’s Dress: Gifted // Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Attire: Ted Baker // Hair & Makeup Artists: Kat Valencia at Vanity Belle & Rebecka Nguyen // Florist: The Villa Lifetime Weddings & Events // Ceremony Venue: Holy Spirit Catholic Church // Reception Venue: The Villa Wedding in Orange County // DJ: Huey Le at Platinum Peaks // Wedding Cake & Dessert Table: Intricakes by Jenny Vu // Photo Booth: GC Photobooth
Every year I tell myself this will be the year I post a few Christmas photos on the blog…but somehow Christmas came and went in a blink of an eye before I had a chance to do anything. Since this is Siena’s first Christmas and it’s the first time we’re doing Christmas cards, I figure now’s a good time as any to snap a few additional photos for the blog. And can you believe it with all these pink Christmas tree decorations!?! I hope baby girl knows how special she is. 😉
I love decorating for the holidays and try to do a different theme each year. In honor of our princess, everything is pink pink and pink! Whenever she wears any other color, she’s always mistaken for a boy so pink has taken over our lives. My niece, Milan, stayed with us for a week during her Thanksgiving break and was the best little helper diy-ing the crown ornaments with auntie Trini. We wasted bottles of glue, had glitter stuck on us for days, but spending time with her is the best. She said she wants to do a pink tree at her house next year for cousin Siena. Awww I love my two little girls!
Hubby and I now have a romantic table to dine at all season long…even though we’ll probably be eating take-outs and frozen dinners…but who cares right? It’s all about that ambiance. Maybe we’ll keep the fancy setting year-round so every meal can be special. 😉
Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas and a happy new year! Thank you for following along with us and hope to bring you more beautiful photos to look at in 2017!