Hi there! I’m Angelina. I was born in Vietnam and raised in Minnesota. My family’s refugee and resettlement story shapes my photography. I love photography because it pushes me to look at things from a different perspective, to find a new angle, to see something in a new light – habits that formed in my bi-cultural and bilingual childhood.
I take photos to record a family’s continuously developing story. I especially enjoy capturing photos of couples in love, inter-generational change, multi-cultural families, inter-racial love stories, and mixed households.
With each facial expression and little gesture, each wedding and holiday, each laugh and cry, we are writing stories that will be passed on to later generations. The photos from my childhood are the best treasures I have to pass down to my future children and grandchildren so they will understand their roots. I want to help you tell your story.
My photography style is bright and sharp images with a pop of color. My favorite shots to take are candid, authentic moments when you’re being yourself and interacting with loved ones. When you’re in front of my camera, you’re not posing. My camera is just a fly on the wall capturing snapshots of you being beautiful you. I believe it is authentic moments like these that make your photos valuable for many years to come. That said, I do give my clients directions to help them feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera 🙂
On any given day, you can find sipping Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk and writing in my journal. I love to travel and schedule my life to ensure I visit at least three new places each year: one new city in the U.S., one new natural wonder, and one new international destination. My camera always follow me on these adventures. If you’re planning an upcoming trip or your honeymoon we’ll have lots to talk about!