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How It Works

I’m glad you’re interested in working with me! My goal is to make sure you get the best service and products for your investment.


I bring out the authentic feelings that make your story unique and your experiences special. And I make sure we have fun doing it!

I’m fluent in Vietnamese and totally understand what it’s like to grow up bi-cultural, to be in a inter-racial relationship, and to work with inter-cultural families. If you’re looking for a photographer who embraces diversity and keeps an open mind, you’ve found the right one.

Read on below to learn the simple five-step process of working with me and photography services designed with your needs in mind.


This page has information for portrait clients that is also useful for you. The wedding process is more tailored and is explained in my Wedding Investment Guide. Send me a message for more details.

“Our photos are gorgeous. Angelina is friendly, responsive, and great to work with. I highly recommend her!” – Trang


Step 1: Book your session as soon as possible

To get started, I invite you to browse my portfolio to ensure you know and love my photography style. I also encourage you to review some good-to-know tips as you’re preparing for your wedding day or a photo session.

To inquire about your preferred date and time, please send me a note. My calendar fills up quickly and I book on a first-come-first-served basis. To finalize your portrait booking and secure your slot, you must submit a 50% reservation deposit paid via Venmo, check or cash.

Step 2: Prepare for your session 

Once booked, we will connect either in person or virtually for a pre-session consultation to determine a location, style, and “story” for your session. To prepare for that conversation, make sure you nail the three L’s to set a solid foundation for a successful session. 

You will have ample opportunity to ask questions and/or seek feedback. I have tons of ideas if you’re looking for suggestions or inspiration.

If you’d like recommendations for hair and makeup, clothes, flowers, cupcakes, or anything you can think of, I’m happy to recommend the best vendors I know.

“Angelina is professional, talented, and so kind! We loved working with her and highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!!”_Suzanne

Step 3: Rock your session 

On the day of your session, make sure to double-check the weather forecast and dress in layers as necessary. Plan to arrive early so you have time to relax, feel comfortable, and get in the right mood for your session. 

I will make sure everyone in front of the camera feel comfortable, relaxed, and connected to each other. We want authenticity, personality, connection, and all the special qualities of who you are and what your relationship is about to show! This is what I’m known for and why couples and families book with me: to get real, candid, beautiful, natural depictions of themselves and their stories.

The remaining 50% of your balance is due at the end of your session.

Step 4: Select your favorite images for final editing

Within a week after your portrait session, you will receive a viewing gallery to select your favorite photos for final editing. If you’d like to purchase additional photos, payment is due when you finalize your selection.

Step 5:  Complete your experience by downloading digitals and ordering prints

For portrait sessions, within two weeks after I receive your selection, your final photos will be available for download in high resolution. Prints and wall art will be available for purchase so you can decorate your home with good memories!


A reservation deposit of 50% is due at booking, paid via Venmo, cash or check. The remaining 50% is due at the end of your session.

Checks can be made out to Angelina Nguyen Photography.

Travel farther than 35 miles radius of 55369 may incur a travel fee.

Rescheduling due to weather is up to the photographer.


If your booking is cancelled at least 15 days before your portrait session, your reservation deposit will be fully refunded.

If cancelled less than 15 days, your reservation deposit will not be refunded. This is because it’s unlikely that I can book a different client on the day reserved for you.


To inquire, fill out the Contact Form. I’m happy to learn more about what you’re looking for and answer questions you may have.