Linda + Hiep Hoang : San Diego : Wedding

When I first met Linda & Hiep, it was an instant connection. It felt like we were old friends getting together once again but it was the first time we had just met. They lit up the room with their presence and their welcoming big SMILES; Hiep has a permanent smile and Linda has that million dollar one. We talked wedding and non wedding topics, the conversation just flowed. They were just happy, happy to settle down and one day call each husband and wife. It is when you know you found your perfect match and I was lucky enough to be a part of their special day… and new found friends of mine.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are a series of photos worth a million, in fact, it tells a story. A love story. You can almost hear Colbie Callait singing in the background.

Our plan was to find a place, and set the scene. We were on a very tight schedule and we needed to find a secluded spot for them to see each other for the “first time.” The wedding party watched and waited below as she slowly came up on the escalator and he was waiting…

Here is a look at their first look.












I cried. And to make it worse, I had Faith Hill “Love is a Sweet Thing” playing in the background.

Again, many congrats to you two. Lots of love… Love is a sweeet thing.

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*Many many THANKS to Nicole Rork for being by my side and assisting me with this wedding. Everyone needs a sweet Ninja in their life. You were mine and theirs. Thank you so MUCH!

Linda + Hiep : Engagement Session : Peohe’s

They met over 6 years ago, he saw her and knew he had to swoon her with his charm, his patience, and with food. Yup, he brought her lunch almost everyday. My kinda guy. I am definitely impressed. She was not. Not just yet.

… Til one day, he disappeared. He just stopped showing up. And the lunch treats… no more. This made her realize what she was missing, how much his friendship meant to her, how much she really did care for him, plus who was gonna feed her?

But it was all part of his plan…

A year after their first encounter, they had their official date at Peohe’s. And today, I was lucky enough to be part of their lunch date.









Okay, now kiss… or you can skip?? I was sitting quite a bit away giving them instructions while I was photographing them. I thought what a perfect moment for them to lean in and kiss. I yelled out, “Kiss!” but instead I got the 2 of them to skip. Now how else would I have captured this?

Did I mention how much fun they were to shoot, Hiep would not stop giggling. Sorry Hiep, I hope I did not take your man card away.

He’s blowing her kisses.



Mmmmm.. YUM! Thanks for feeding me.

He is trying to convince me that this is his natural smile. ?????

I enjoyed you two. Thank you.
Skip. Kiss. Love.

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