2014 Facebook Valentine Winners: Emily & Simpson!

When I first began photographing, a large portion of my followers were young enthusiastic people/friends (high school – college), many of whom were heads over heels in love! I’m so thankful to have such strong supporters who understand my style and motive behind this art. But lets face it, photoshoots take hard work and can be pricey for some. So four years ago, I started my first Valentine Contest on Facebook for a romantic photoshoot giveaway. All couples had to do was submit a photo and write 5 facts about their relationship. I remembered how nervous I was because I didn’t know if any couple would even put themselves out there and enter. At the time, even questioned if it was even worth it. But to my surprise, the contest grew into a collection of beautiful love stories. Not only did it help me get my name out there, but I was so inspired by their love. Since then, it became a tradition for me to give a shoot to one lucky couple every year.

I relied on the “Like” button as a voting mechanism so at times things got competitive up til the last minutes. This year, I wanted to give two winners a shoot and make it more relaxed. I threw a random draw contest on my Facebook and placed the voting contest on my new Instagram (Follow me @jennythaiphotography). People were allowed to enter either or both. The winner on Instagram was Voleake and Danny! I remember they were head to head with second place. But to my surprise, I randomly drew second place out of a basket as my Facebook winner (proof video was posted on Facebook)! I messaged Emily and Simpson and they went from bummed out to ecstatic! Its just crazy how things work out. Thank you to everyone who entered this year! I will be posting both winner’s photoshoots. This is Emily and Simpon’s adorable vintage park shoot, enjoy!
Open Happiness =)

May the Force be with Us – Star Wars Engagement San Diego

One of the most beautiful things about love is being able to openly express and share your creativity and interests with one another. You not only find a partner in life but in all things that makes you YOU. This is what I immediately noticed when I met Marlene and Vince. They’re such fun and interesting individuals but together, its a whole new galaxy. I’m talking about hardcore Star Wars fans, dun dun dun! This was the underlying theme throughout their wedding and photos. We all had a vision and I hope I executed it well. I will post their gorgeous Star Wars wedding soon so check back. Enjoy!!

We began the shoot with some loving playful photos in the woods.
Their such a work of art, seriously! Jedi training!!

Wouldn’t be complete without a binary sunset and ATATs If you can imagine it, its real. My buddy R2 helping me out with lighting 😉

And She Arrives – San Diego Newborn Photography

Not long after we did Kevin and Khou’s maternity photoshoot, Charlotte arrived! She was everything they wanted and more. I’m so glad they booked the Maternity and Newborn Package with me so I could follow up and document this beautiful life changing experience. We had so many fun ideas for the newborn shoot and my camera just LOVED her. hehe =D
Love her cute little birth mark <3 Embracing her Hmong roots!

San Diego Beach Maternity Photography


Month by Month
Week by Week
Day by Day
We wait for your arrival so we can say,
“Hello,  we’re your Mommy and Daddy”
“Happy Birthday”

Kevin and Khou were experiencing an amazing pregnancy as they await for their first child. She had no crazy or painful symptoms and felt more alive than ever before. Kevin was 100% supportive and couldn’t wait to be a Father. Its times like this when you really start to think about your purpose and meaning in life. During the months prepping with baby diapers, painting the nursery room, watching training videos, and even swallowing some fear, something just changes in you. They wanted to remember this special period and asked me to photograph her maternity. It was such a pleasure to capture them glowing inside and out.

Bilal - September 20, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Are you available Oct 11 after 4pm?How much for 7 auldts and 2 kids?Is there a location in your area (or between you and us in North Surrey) that you would recommend?I want whole family & individual families (4)I know this is short notice but wanted it before weather turns and always wanted a fall photo with the leaves turning

When a Friendship Blossoms

When I think back to Chris and Crystal’s anniversary shoot, its easy to be reminded of how simple things used to be. There were no crazy mind games, no betrayal, no dark secrets, no drama… just cute feelings like friendship, crushing, flirting, butterflies, and hope that its all mutual. These love birds attended the same church for a few years without ever crossing each other’s paths. But in the summer of 2011, they finally met in a Google hangout session that their mutual church friends were having. Within 2 months, they grew from strangers to best friends. They just seemed to click. They both liked each other but assumed that the other didn’t so they never brought it up. “Basically, we friend-zoned ourselves!”, said Chris, until one day he decided he had to confess. It was Friday the 13th in October… “the odds were against me… but, she said she liked me too!!!! Ever since then, our love for each other has never stopped growing!” haha just #toocute. When you feel there’s something special between you and someone, all it can take is a heartfelt confession and you’ll just never know if you end up in front of my lens. 😉 These photos are just beaming with joy, enjoy!
Crystal made these amazing vintage bird cages!
I can’t get over their matching moon eyes smiles!

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