The Day arrived

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Mai-Quyen’s mom baked and decorated cupcakes especially for her fairy themed birthday event.

BIRTHDAY GATHERING: All year, Mai-Quyen has been saying that she’s five and will soon be six. She knew her birthday was on October 10th, but couldn’t really grasp how long a month or even a week is in terms of time. It all made sense when there was two weeks left and the countdown of days began. As you can attest from her face, the day came and she was overjoyed and welcomed the attention from family and friends that came. Continue reading

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Seek out the treats

The three girls lead the pack with their bags in hand ready to seek out the eggs.

EASTER WEEKEND: With the prospect of two nieces from down South visiting during Spring Break, Giaolinh and I decided (last minute and with good intentions) to have the first Easter Egg hunt for the kids. All the girls were adorned in elegant dresses, with their hair in curls looking rather mature for their age—not that we want them to grow up too fast. As usual our son, the only boy amongst the kids, was also spiffed-up in long sleeve dress shirt and slacks looking quite suave. Continue reading

Sedona / hiding inside

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CLEO + SEAN: On the afternoon of the shoot, I got to the residence and greeted Cleo, asking her how she felt. She mentioned feeling a little less energetic, but was ready for her 15 minutes of fame. After briefly scouting out the house and potential locations, I setup my equipment fairly quickly and got started. Sean was help in moving furniture and items around as well as keeping Cleo motivated and smiling. Continue reading

Aviation Museum

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BOYS HANGOUT: Rather than go out as a lovey-dovey couple this past Valentine’s Day, we separated into two couples doing different activities. Couple #1 was Giaolinh and our daughter, Mai-Quyen; I was left with my son, Mai-Khoi. The gals went to Santana Row, and the guys went to the Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA. Continue reading