Nguyen Family.

4.24.17

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OMNI BARTON CREEK RESPORT & SPA – Austin, TX.

Lin Family.

4.23.17

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OMNI BARTON CREEK RESPORT & SPA – Austin, TX.

West Elm x ASPCA.

11.15.16

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I had the opportunity to photograph and meet a bunch of lovely families and their pups at the WEST ELM X ASPCA event at WEST ELM CITY CENTRE. It was a great event and for every photo posted that night with #westelmxaspca, WEST ELM promised to donate $1 to the ASPCA.

Thank you all for coming out to participate and celebrate this event. And thanks to WEST ELM CITY CENTRE for having me capture these moments for you!

WEST ELM CITY CENTRE – Houston, TX.

The Knot Texas Magazine – Mai + Aaron’s Wedding.

5.23.16

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I am so humbled to be published in the Fall/Winter 2016 THE KNOT TEXAS MAGAZINE alongside such talented and amazing vendors! Thank you for making MAI + AARON’S wedding a beautiful event! You all are the best of the best and you absolutely made it happen!

Gown | La Sposa
Pumps | Ivanka Trump
Robe | Victoria Secret’s
Dresses | Dessy
Suits | Men’s Wearhouse
Shoes | Men’s Wearhouse
Cuff Links | Crimson King from Etsy
Paper Goods | Up Up Creative, Lavender & Mint
Jewelry | Nadri from Nordstrom
Decor | Etsy, DENY designs, Z Gallerie, West Elm
Rentals | Elegant Beginnings
Hair & Make-up | Pink Palette Artists
Florals | Maxit Flower Design
Paper Flowers | Balushka
Cake | Cakes by Gina
DJ | LG Entertainers
Photo Booth | CuPics
Officiant | Jennifer Luu
Wedding Planner | Pomp & Circumstance
Limo | Monarch Limos
Venue | Royal Oaks Country Club

You can pick up your copy on newsstands starting May 23rd, 2016. Click HERE or go to BARNES & NOBLE, GOOGLE PLAY, or ZINIO to get the digital issue!

See the full wedding post HERE on my blog.

Last Year.

5.5.16

Last year around this time, Jeff and I were in Singapore celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom, grandma, and their helper. We went around town looking for fresh flowers, made a handmade card (we even translated the text to Indonesian for our helper), and cooked dinner for everyone. It was a sweet memory of our final days with my 外婆. She was happy and we were too, and all the worries about her cancer momentarily disappeared.

I sat on the couch with her and the Ellen Show was being broadcasted. 左左 友友 (Zony and Yony) were the guests that day and we both commented on how adorable they were. I held her hand and felt how frail, thin, and cold it was. Yet she was still very beautiful and lively because of the joys surrounding her. She tightened her grip and I reciprocated back.

I still can’t believe that I will get the chance to be a mom. At one time, I wished she was here to see her next generation, her great grand daughter. Then in a dream, I saw her and mom in my labor and delivery room. My 外婆’s face beamed with joy and happiness. My mom smiled brightly too. It wasn’t until I realized that she was no longer around that I woke up with tears filling my eyes. Somehow I think she will get to see little Josephine. Her presence will always be in our hearts forever.

Goals #42.

5.2.16

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1 \\ Start maternity leave.
2 \\ Clean the house.
3 \\ Wash baby bottles and pacifiers.
4 \\ Prep prepared meals.
5 \\ Clock in hours of sleep.