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Victoria Beach Engagement :: Cecilia + Dave

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When Cecilia asked me if they can bring a surfboard to their engagement session at Victoria Beach (because her fiancé loves to surf), I knew I was in for a treat. From our initial contact, I can tell Cecilia and Dave are an athletic and active duo because with every email, they seem to have just gotten back from some strenuous activities like mountain biking, hiking, surfing etc. etc. I gotta be on my A-game if I wanna keep up with these two! 😛 Cecilia and Dave are so goofy together, they got us laughing along the entire time. I love seeing happy people and these two are definitely a joy to be around.

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Cecilia had told me that they love the beach and wanted both their engagement + wedding photos to be on the beach, so I was happy to oblige. Can’t get enough of the pretty turquoise water in this part of town.

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The lighthouse at Victoria Beach is definitely a popular spot for engagement photography, especially in the summer. We were able to jump in for a few shots then quickly scoot away so other photographers can have their turn. I was lucky to snap a few pix without people in the background because it was a very veryyyy crowded day.

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At the end of our shoot, I asked if they wanted to jump in the water with their surfboard. They readily agreed (yes!!!) and even though Cecilia was swallowed up by a gnarly wave, she was all smiles and fun.

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Special thanks to Angelina of Beauty by Angelina for making Cecilia extra beautiful. Can’t wait for their wedding next year in Newport Beach, on a yacht! Just hope I don’t get seasick!


Malibu Engagement Photography :: Diem + Trieu

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My little (but not so little) brother is getting married!!! After 10 years of being together, it’s well past time I say! I remember when they first started going out and Trieu was asking me what I thought of his “friend” (Diem, I promise I said all good things lol), and next thing I know I’m helping him pick out an engagement ring. Well, next thing in this case = 10 years. 😛 It’s weird for me to say mushy stuff about my brother but he truly is one of the good GOOD guys and it doesn’t hurt that he’s kinda good looking too. Haha. Diem, you’ve been like family for a long time, but now it’s official! We are overjoyed for the both of you and look forward to getting a little tipsy at your wedding. 😉

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To be honest, I felt a bit weird prior to the photoshoot cuz you know, there will be kissing poses, and ewwwwww I do not want to see that from my brother…but once we got started, my work mode kicked in and I zoned out the rest. So in the end, no gagging occurred on my part haha. Special thanks to Vincent Tran Makeup Artist for making Diem extra beautiful and Flower Allie for her gorgeus bouquet. Of course I can’t forget my sweet friend, Mary, for lending us her settee. Kisses to all. <3

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Bridal Portraits :: Bridal Veils

Next to the shoes, a long cathedral veil is my other favorite bridal accessory. My taste leans towards classic elegance and my heart is aflutter every time I see a long veil flowing in the wind. Sighhh…pure romance I tell ya! I absolutely adore these bridal portraits featuring beautiful Jade and this gorgeous Chantilly lace cathedral veil. Love love love! <3

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Photographer: Trini Mai Photography
Hair and Makeup: Angie Hair and Makeup
Flowers: Flower Allie