Hubert Huy Photography: Blog en-us (C) Hubert Huy Photography [email protected] (Hubert Huy Photography) Tue, 17 May 2022 06:28:00 GMT Tue, 17 May 2022 06:28:00 GMT Hubert Huy Photography: Blog 120 80 The Olana's Green Room Styled Shoot Photographer: @huberthuyphotography
Host: @styledshootsacrossamerica
Venue: @theolanaTX
Concept & Planning: @heatherbengeevents
Florist: @Intrigue_designs
Stationery: @prettywrittenthings
Cake: @butterflyCakery
Hair & Makeup: @SunkissedandMadeup
Gown: @WeddingsbyDebbie
Accessories: @EtoileFineJewelry
Linens: @NuageDesignsinc
Décor: @GoldDustEventCo
Rentals: @Marquee_Rents
Models: @brailey_smith7@spencer_stegall

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Ashley and John's Engagement Meet Ashley and John. We woke up bright and early and met up in the Trinity Groves area for some stunning downtown views. The day was gloomy, but Ashley and John were all smiles as we explored the Bishop Arts District and enjoyed some donuts from the Salty Donut! Before the rainfall, we were able to enjoy the remainder of the time at Flippen Park.

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Modern and Minimal Styled Shoot This stretch crepe gown with a slim fitted silhouette pairs beautifully with the long pearl accented veil to create such a romantic look!

Planning & Design: Michelle Phu Events / @michellephuevents
Floral: I Am Styling / @iamstyling_usa
Hair & Makeup: Beaute At Heart / @beauteatheart
Calligrapher: Rebel Ink Calligraphy / @rebelinkcalligraphy
Cake: Sip & Whisk / @sipandwhisk
Videography: So1Media / @so1media
Bridal Gown Salon: A & Be Bridal Shop / @aandbe_dallas
Bridal Gown Designer: Emery gown by Alyssa Kristin Bridal / @akristinbridal
Bridal Accessories: Jackson Veil and Nora earrings by Untamed Petals / @untamedpetals
Venue: The Mason Dallas / @themasondallas

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Lien and Hung's Wedding | Houston, TX Coordinator: Michelle Pham
Make-Up: JN Co Makeup Artistry
Hair: Hair & Make-Up by JC
Videographer: Apple Pie Wedding
DJ: Martin Quach
Decorator & Florist: Kim Trang
Photobooth: Proof It Happened Photobooth
Photography: Hubert Huy Photography
Ceremony: A.D. Bruce Religion Center
Reception: KimSon Restaurant

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Contemporary Asian American Styled Shoot I’m incredibly thankful that I was able to get together with some talented professionals in Dallas/Fort Worth before all the chaos to create this beautiful styled shoot!

Being Asian American, I wanted to set up a styled shoot that paid respect to my own culture, but with a modern twist. We aimed for a contemporary look with our florals and design and kept it close to the traditional Vietnamese color palette with red as the dominant color. We knew we needed a dress that was not only sexy, but also classy and Dany Tabet’s Artemis Dress was the perfect fit! In contrast to our modern and contemporary florals, one of Dallas’ newest wedding venues, The Mason, served as a stunning backdrop with its sophisticated glamour and Old World elegance. Here are some of our favorite shots!

Planning & Design: Michelle Phu Events
Floral: I Am Styling
Hair & Makeup: Beaute At Heart
Calligrapher: Rebel Ink Calligraphy
Cake: Sip & Whisk
Videography: So1Media
Bridal Gown Salon: A & Be Bridal Shop
Bridal Gown Designer: Dany Tabet
Bridal Accessories: Aura tiara and Tatum earrings by  Untamed Petals
Venue: The Mason Dallas


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Huyen and Joseph's Wedding | Dallas, TX Shiba Inu: @trunkstheshiba
Decor: Kim Trang
Hair & Makeup: Tamie Nguyen | @beauteatheart | Peony Beauty Lab
Eyelashes: @lashedbyml
Custom Suits: Vu's Custom Clothier
Wedding Planning and Coordination: @primandprettyevents
DJ: @rlfsocietyevents - Jimmy Kangnavong
Church: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Reception: @zandershouse
Videography: Time Traveler Weddings
Photography: @huberthuyphotography

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Amy and Thanasi's Engagement  

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Nar and Stephen's Engagement | San Francisco Meet Nar and Stephen. I've known Nar since my college days and she's always been so sweet and easy going. I met Stephen this day and he definitely had the laid back and cool vibe. It made photographing them a breeze! ...Literally! It was very breezy! ha ha? Anyways, we started off at Fort Funston. In Nar's words, "Fort Funston might actually be my favorite place in the world. With the dramatic cliffs, gorgeous beach, and almost a hundred happy dogs running around you can't help but smile when you're here." Nearing sundown, we went over to Land's End and the Sutro Baths to catch that beautiful west coast light. 

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Jaja and Hai's Engagement Meet Jaja and Hai, a pretty awesome and fun loving couple! We just met the day of their engagement session, and instantly, I felt like I've known them for years. I even caught an EDM show with them for Halloween! On an early Sunday morning, Jaja had the idea to keep it cozy and intimate. We started off doing an in-home session, which included their extremely cute dog, Bacon. Then we decided to class it up and visited the Dallas Arts District for some more formal attire. Afterwards, we took a casual stroll around uptown, and ended it with some green tea lattes. 

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Jennifer and Jonathan's Wedding | Dallas, TX Coordination: Love & Sparrows Events
Hair & Makeup: JTorry Makeup & Hair Artistry, LLC.
Floral & Decor: Best Floral/Kim Trang
DJ: RLF Society Events
Videography: Cuong Dinh
Catering: Andy's Catering
Ceremony: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Reception: THE SPRINGS Event Venues

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Jackie and Peter's Wedding | Dallas, TX Coordinators: Prim and Pretty Events
Suits: Vu's Custom Clothier
Floral & Decor: Kim Trang
Hair & Makeup: Q Makeup & Hair Artistry
Ceremony: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Reception: Zander's House Restaurant
DJ: RLF Society Events - Jimmy K
Videography: GoMan Productions

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Jeff and Tran's Caravelle Wedding Floral & Decor: Angelina's Wedding Center - Creating Exquisite Events and Event Rental
Hair & Makeup: Bebe w/ BLashed Beauty & Bridal Bar
Ceremony: St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
Reception: Caravelle
DJ: RLF Society Events - Jimmy K

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Humberto and Valeria's Piazza on the Green Wedding Cake: Elizabeth's cakes 
Dj: Radu Jon. The Violin Guy
Flowers: Kadette Lagro
Hair & Makeup: Sophia Lee Beauty 
Venue: Piazza on the Green


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Huy and Katie's Wedding Wedding Planner: Love & Sparrows Events
Floral & Decor: Kim Trang + Love & Sparrows Events
Videography: Cuong Dinh
Ceremony: Bella Donna Chapel
Reception: Zander's House
DJ: Radu Jon. The Violin Guy
Hair & Makeup : AKP Artistry

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Chau and Eric's Uptown/White Rock Engagement

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Shawn and Sabbina's Wedding Congratulations again to Shawn and Sabbina! You might remember them from their Cedar Ridge Preserve engagement. We started the day off at the Westin Dallas where Sabbina got her hair & makeup done by Hina Saleem, while her bridesmaids were taken care of Kismat Kreations by Shally. On the other side, Shawn got ready at his family's house. Next, the ceremony was held at Christ the King Knanaya Catholic Church Hall, where they exchanged their vows. Afterwards at the reception, decorated by Bebe's Decor, we celebrated Shawn and Shabbina's marriage and partied the night away with DJ Indo!


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Ben and Lyna's Engagement Meet Ben and Lyna! They've been together for over 10 years! What's amazing is that I met them when photographing their group of friends for prom back in 2011! We started the session off at Davis Street Espresso in Oak Cliff where they enjoyed a nice cup of coffee, and then we ventured out to Mckinney to enjoy the beautiful sunset hitting the blue waters of the quarry. Special thanks to Harley Le for getting some spectacular footage at the end of this post!

Hair & Makeup by Kaylie Le

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Chris and Gina's Wedding Congratulations to Chris and Gina! You might remember them from their Deep Ellum engagement session earlier this year. We started off the day at the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas where Gina got ready and did her own hair & makeup, while her bridesmaids got theirs done by Monica Guajardo. Next, we headed on over to the Dallas Arboretum Sunken Garden where Chris and Gina exchanged vows. After that, the reception was held at Zander's House in Plano, which was beautifully decorated by Kim Trang. Lots of laughs were had as they danced the night away to the tunes of RLF Society.

Floral & Decor: Kim Trang
Videography: Thyngo Productions
Ceremony: Dallas Arboretum Sunken Garden
Reception: Zander's House
DJ & Photobooth: RLF Society Events
Hair & Makeup for the bride: Gina Nguyen (Self)
Hair & Makeup for the bridesmaids: Monica Guajardo

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Rochard and Han's Wedding Congratulations again to Rochard and Han on tying the knot! We started the day off the Ignacio residence where Han and her bridesmaids had their makeup done by Diemha Ignacio. Han's dress was put on at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where she walked the aisle and tied the knot with Rochard. Afterwards, we went to the Las Colinas canals for a photo session with wedding party. The reception was held at Luxury on the Lake with floral by North Star Florist. The reception had a crazy amount of energy and awesome performances by Rochard and family/friends. The entertainment didn't stop with tunes provided by 'all about tonight DJ' and dancing all night long! A shout out also goes to Marc Roberts Videography for being extra helpful in directing throughout the day! 


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Vay and Neena's Wedding Congratulations again to Vay and Neena on their marriage! You might remember them from their engagement session earlier this year. We started the day off at the Sheraton Hotel in Mckinney where Neena and her bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done by JTorry Makeup. Then we went to the Springs Tuscany Hill in Mckinney for the beautiful outdoor ceremony. The ceremony and reception floral and decor were exquisitely created by Angelina's Wedding Center. The delicious cake was made by Cakes by Design and sounds were provided by DJ Jimbo Onza. Also, the day couldn't have gone by so smoothly without the planning and coordination of Luxury Design DFW!

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Charlie and Malina's Wedding Congratulations again to Charlie and Malina on tying the knot! You might remember them from their Rockledge Park engagement. The first part of their wedding was the Thai/Vietnamese traditional ceremony at Malina's family's home a week prior to their church ceremony. A week later, Malina walked the aisle at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmers Branch. The reception was held at Chapel @ Anna Villa. 

Planner, Floral, & Decor: Love & Sparrows Events
Videography: Inspired Effects
Ceremony: Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
Reception venue: Chapel at Ana Villa
DJ: RLF Society Events
Makeup: AKP Artistry
Catering: Andy's Catering​

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Raymond and Nga's Wedding Congratulations to Raymond and Nga! We started off the day at Raymond's and Nga's houses where they got ready separately. It is a Vietnamese custom for the groom to bring gifts representing the wealth that the groom's family will bring to the bride's family. Raymond and his family went over to Nga's family's house to receive the bride bearing these gifts. Then they had a traditional tea ceremony. Next, they tied the knot at Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (Giáo Xứ Đức Mẹ Hằng Cứu Giúp) for the Catholic ceremony. After that, we went over to Compassion Buddhist Temple to pray for Raymond's grandfather. We got really lucky with it not raining and were able to take photos at Breckenridge Park for the wedding party photos. The beautiful reception took place at the Atrium in Garland, TX.

HMUA for the Bride: Diem Ha
MUA for the Bridesmaids: Erika
Floral & Decor: Pretty Sweet Wedding & Event Decor
Cake: La Belle Vie
DJ & Photobooth: All Access DJ
Videography: Petit Four Films Dallas - A Wedding Film & Drone Company
Ceremonies: Mother of Perpetual Help Parish & Compassion Buddhist Temple
Reception: The Atrium 

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Kevin and Briana's Sander's Hitch Wedding Congratulations to Kevin and Briana! You might remember them from their farmhouse engagement. The entire wedding day took place in Fort Worth at a 117-acre farm called Sander's Hitch. Hair was done by Louiza Alegria Lyons and makeup by Bianca Tosca & Diana Reyes Ochoa. Flowers & decor were done by the bride herself.

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Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Iwatayama Monkey Park, Gion) Kyoto

We did a day-trip to Kyoto, because my friends activated their 7-day rail pass too early. D'oh! So make sure you activate your rail pass for the days you plan to use the bullet train, because that's what you're basically buying it for. If you do not have a Japan Rail Pass then the fare will be 13,080 yen one way. Roughly $117. We bought the 7-day rail pass at, which allows you to take the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Kyoto. Along with that, you can buy a PASMO card (for the rail system) and it'll be mailed to you in about 3 days. You can also buy a wifi-hotspot on the website and pick it up at the airport when you arrive. You return it by placing it in a prepaid mailing envelope that's provided and dropping it off in a mailing box at the airport. You also tell the kiosk person, what day you want to start your rail pass activation for. Don't activate it too early if you plan on going to Kyoto at a later day! The JR pass also allows you to take the green line which you'll probably use a lot to get around Tokyo. 

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Immediately after stepping off the train from Inari station, we could see Fushimi Inari Shrine.

The food here was pretty amazing. The torii gates. There were plenty of spots that weren't too busy at times where you could just wait a bit, hop to the middle, and snap a few shots. The view at the rest area in the middle on the way up.  After a longgggg trek up, we got to the top, but nothing was there really besides more of what we've seen along the way. No point in going to the very top unless you have 3 or so hours to kill and want to just say you got to the top.  Back to the front.  Definitely had to get more food. So good!     You can hire a rickshaw.  The view on our walk to Iwatayama Monkey Park.

Iwatayama Monkey Park You have to hike a bit to get up to the monkey park. The park people feed the monkeys at a certain time and they all crowd together. You can be near them, but try not to look them in the eyes.  You can go inside the building and feed the monkeys through the cage.  Make sure you get the amazingly delicious matcha green tea ice cream in Kyoto!

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove 

You can walk to the Bamboo Grove from the monkey park. A taxi driver thought we were silly when we asked if we could take a taxi there, because we thought it was far away. It's a giant pathway surrounded by bamboo trees. Go in the early early morning if you don't want people in your pictures. You can't stand inside the bamboo forest either. Take pictures with the locals. They're friendly.


Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district.

On the perpendicular main street, there are shops and restaurants.  We went a little before nightfall and it was pretty crowded.

Pictured is a Geisha moving swiftly down the street to get to work. They won't stop for pictures. Apparently you can catch a show at Yasaka Hall Gion Corner for about ¥3,150. You can also dress up as a Geiko or Maiko and do a photoshoot in one of the studios in Kyoto. Try some tea at the nearby teahouses and matcha pancake. 

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Harajuku, Tsukiji Fish Market, Kamakura Temple, Astroboy, Sanrio Puroland Harajuku

This is the view entering Harajuku on a weekend once you get off the rail. Super crowded! 

Cotton candy.

The fashion in Harajuku wasn't what we expected, because there were so many tourists on a Saturday and as I read in an article recently, Harajuku fashion is dead with the popularity of stores like Uniqlo. I heard it's best to go on a Sunday. There were some kawaii little kids with interesting fashion though when we were in line for the Monster Cafe.  

So it's best to make a reservation for the Monster Cafe as well or you'll be waiting in line for a bit. 

Two of the workers.  They put on a little mini-show too.  The food was pretty basic and not so tasty. It seems that at most of these themed cafes in Japan, the food just isn't very good.  Nearby and within walking distance is the Meiji Shrine.  After visiting the Meiji Shrine, we went back towards Harajuku and hit up the Line store.  Tons of photo ops in this store.  They had some items exclusive to Japan too.  The rest of the shopping in Harajuku was very dissappointing. It was mostly old 90s American clothing or something to that degree.  There were a few stores that were good for women though.

Tsukiji Fish Market We didn't wake up early for a tour and just went to eat. Bring cash!  Grilled crab legs.  Sea urchin on a scallop I believe. It was good. It can get pretty crowded.  Pop in to one of the restaurants for delicious sashimi.  One thing I regret was not trying the white strawberries. Everyone said they were good. 

Kamakura Temple Great Buddha of Kamakura. The temple closes at 5pm so make sure you can get there in time from Tokyo. My friend, Jimmy, popping the question. 

Sanrio Puroland If you love Sanrio, you need to go here. There were children as well as adults without children. The interior. They had cafes with kawaii food.  They had shows in the lower level. You can stand in lines and take pictures with the characters. There was a Gudetama section with a ton of photo ops.

There were a few children's rides.  Friends like to match in Japan for some reason.  Hello Kitty is all over this part of town, even in the security office and on the platform signs.

Astroboy Mural at Takadanobaba Station 

If you're a fan of Astroboy, then go to Takadanobaba Station and check out their Astroboy mural. There isn't much else to do around this area though and I couldn't find any place that sells Astroboy merchandise.

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Ueno Park, Sensō-ji Temple, Skytree, Imperial Palace, Odaiba, and Tokyo Tower Ueno Park

These are from a bakery on the way to Ueno Park from Ueno Station.  The cuteness just caught my eye. There are a few small temples on the park grounds. Here are some small torii gates.  We went during mid-March and barely any of the Cherry Blossoms were in bloom so it's best to go late March or April to see the park in its full glory. Imagine this walkway lined with cherry blossoms.

Sensō-ji Temple  This is a pretty cool temple to visit, while in Tokyo. A lot of people come in their traditional kimonos.  They'll even take a picture with you.  After getting through the front gate, the path to the temple is lined with booths with great souvenirs and gifts you can pick up. If you look up Sensō-ji Templ on yelp, it says it closes at 5pm, but that pertains to just the temple itself. The shopping area closes later into the night. Around the temple grounds, there are food stands with grilled things, but I preferred the snacks that was nearer the gift shops. Pictured on the right are monakas, which are wafers with sweet bean jam filling. This is a sweet dessert made with Kibi (millet) powder and sweet rice, coated with Kinako (soybean flour). Delicious. Enjoy it with a cup of cold matcha tea.   Bathe yourself in the incense smoke. This is where you are expected to purify your hands and mouth before approaching the temple for worship. If you see this statue, there is a matcha store nearby with some delicious treats. On the way to Tokyo Skytree, we found a casual eatery with Kobe, Tajima, and Wagyu beef in Sensoji. Delicious! 

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is a bit east of Sensoji temple, but close enough to walk to. We went at night, but it would probably be pretty amazing if we caught the sunset from the top deck. You have to buy a ticket to go up. The great thing about Tokyo is that there's always some random character to take a photo with like this Doraemon nearby. The bottom floor of Skytree had some great giftshops if you're looking for Domo-Kun merchandise and some of the more popular animes in the U.S. like Dragonball.  The view from skytree. Outside of skytree, there are also a few shops including this Studio Ghibli shop. So if you weren't able to get tickets to the Ghibli museum and wanted merchandise, then going here or the store in the Sunshine City Convention center.  

Imperial Palace

Southwest of Sensō-ji is the Imperial Palace. You can't actually enter or really see the actual palace. Believe me, I tried to walk around the whole Garden for a good view, but couldn't find one. You can walk through the pretty garden grounds though.

Odaiba City A gian't steampunk looking clock thing. Not sure what is it. 

Pictured on the left is a mini statue of liberty. On the right is the giant Gundam statue. As you can see, they were dismantling it to make way for the Unicorn Gundam debuting Fall 2017.

The Gundam gift shop has some cool merchandise and you can get this cool Gundam green tea latte. 

We couldn't help but go inside the Diver City Tokyo mall for some Sanrio merchandise. 

Eat Gudetama's butt!

Tokyo Tower

On the way back up north, we came across the Tokyo Tower, the 2nd taller structure in Japan, and decided to go to it.

Inside tokyo tower is a mini-amusement park dedicated to One Piece.  There is floor dedicated to One Piece related mini-games.  Fun replicas of the Thousand Sunny's interior. 

This was one of the highlights of my trip. Included with the entry fee is a live action show of One Piece. It was suuuuuper cool! What we didn't know if that before the show, you can stand in line and take a picture with the whole cast. We missed our chance, because we were too busy playing games. :( 

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Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory, and Akihabara SHIBUYA

We stayed in Shibuya, which is pretty much the shopping district, and stayed near Shibuya station. 

Pictured is Shibuya crossing, which is the busiest intersection in the world. It may look intimidating, but it's easy to cross. People weave in and out around you pretty swiftly. It is preferred that you not walk while looking at your phone in Shibuya so there are rarely any collisions. Also pictured is 109 Men's, a large multi-level clothing store for men, but I didn't really find anything interesting there. For some reason, they have a lot of American influence merchandise so I don't think there's a point in going there. I heard the women's one is larger and trendier though.

Next to Shibuya crossing, there's a stage nearby where something interesting might be happening. There's also Maricar in Tokyo where you can dress up as Mariokart characters and drive a go-kart around Tokyo. Make sure to get your international license in the States first though. 

Sometimes you can see interesting fashion at the crossing. 

Biker store and Bape Store.  Merchandise from Bape and Bershka. One of the few stores that have more Japanese inspired clothing. If you want some great gifts/houseware that are more Japanese related, then go to Shibuya Loft. (Not Pictured) If your credit card doesn't have a transaction fee for international purchases, then use it for buying merchandise. Save your yen for food since most restaurants prefer cash. Robots, movies, and Howard the Duck (What's the fascination with Howard the Duck here?) at random electronics stores and Tower Records. 

Awesome dining experience with mega friendly chefs at Han No Daidokoro eating Kobe Beef.

Late night sushi bar with cheap, but great sushi. I even tried raw horse for the first time. (Bottom left of the sushi picture)

A casual eatery in Shibuya. Decent.  There were a few places with skewers between the gambling area near Shibuya station that were pretty good.

Ichiran ramen was really flavorful. You pay at a machine first, sit down at one of the booths, choose how rich you want your broth to be, and how firm you want the noodles.. It's simple and not too customizable, but still delicious. If you want to sit next to your friend, the dividers are actually removable so you can talk to each other easier.

At a friend's bar called Narf.  Random Justin Bieber.  Shibuya Crossing at night. 

SHINJUKU We went to the Robot Restaurant where it has a photo op out front. 

Make sure you don't sit in the back row, because if you sit directly in front of the screens. It gets uncomfortably hot. The rows are extra small too so hopefully you're skinny.

The show is fun, random, and interesting enough to experience at least once.  This is Golden Gai alley. The bars are very small and some maybe even fit only 5 people so don't expect to go drinking here if you're in a large group. Shinjuku also has a lot of hostess bars which I heard were fun. Stay away from the Nigerians on the street that try to hustle you into going to strip clubs and pay a ton of money. Capcom Cafe. I would skip this place. The themed food didn't look that great and also didn't taste so great.  Lackluster food. Tokyo has a lot of crane games and toy machines.  Sword Art Online. 

Tons of picture booths.

Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory

Original Mizayaki drawings.

In the downstairs area, there are Totoro creampuffs and cookies. If you want to eat at the normal dining area (Pasta and such), you must make a reservation. 

On the way back to the rail-station, we came across this delicious ramen place.

Sunshine City Convention Center 

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo  A lot of pokemon merchandise exclusive to Japan.  The mall had a Studo Ghibli store with tons of awesome merchandise.  The mall also has a ton of stores with more current fashion, but they are mostly geared towards women. There were very very few stores for men.

J-World Tokyo is also in this mall. It's like a mini-anime inspired theme park. 

Dragon Ball Z Bumper cars where you run into those rectangles on the wall and tag them for points. 

Nimbus and Raditz's armor. 

The One Piece area.  You can play Chopper's game and do a scavenger hunt.

The Naruto area.

There's an option to choose a character to lead you through the Naruto adventure game and then take a picture with them afterwards. It was pretty fun even though I don't really know Japanese and what they were saying with me. Sakura still tried to speak what little English she could to me. 

More crane games and arcades in Ikebukuro. These crane games had giant food items. My friends were on a journey to find DDR in Tokyo and they finally found it here.

Akihabara also known as Electric Town

Arcades everywhere. The arcades and stores usually close around 9 though, even on the weekend so don't expect everything here to open late.

More crane games. If you're tired of spending all your money on crane games, you can actually go down the street away from the rail-station and buy the same figurines for much cheaper than you can find in the states.

Some of the stores had fun things you can buy as gifts. 

Lots of stores with anime figurines/toys that you can pretty much spend all your day going through. 

Make sure you get some delicious Kobe beef on a stick on the side of the street in Electric town for about $12! 

An Owl cafe in electric town. Yes, you can pet some of them. 

Food at the Maidreaming maid cafe was cute, but I don't think the maid cafe was worth it though. There are no other pictures indoors because they don't allow it. You can pay for them to do a singing performing, but you have to wait for a looong boring while for them to sing. Check the maidreaming website to see which girls are working at whichever location.

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Tri and Doan's Sylvan Avenue Engagement Meet Tri and Doan, two medical professionals that met in a modern way. They spent hours together on their first date just getting to know each other and one night at Klyde Warren Park, they just knew they would spend the rest of their lives together. We started off at the Sylvan 30 area within Houndstooth coffee, walked over to the artwork by Sour Grapes, wandered around the Belmont Hotel, and ended up in West Village. Tri and Doan are lots of fun and very easy going. They even trust me enough to let me choose the locations without asking! I'll be looking forward to their wedding next February!

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Chris and Gina's Deep Ellum Engagement Meet Chris and Gina! They've known each other since high school, but never really got to know each other even though they were locker neighbors. Years passed, and they were able to reconnect again, leading to Chris asking Gina out. They're complete opposites. For example, Chris is more into rock and Gina is into R&B. But I guess the saying is true when they say that opposites attract, because I definitely noticed the chemistry between these two. They couldn't stop smiling and laughing with each other throughout the whole shoot! I'll be looking forward to their wedding at the Dallas Arboretum and Zander's House in August! 

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Shawn and Sabbina's Cedar Ridge Preserve Engagement Meet Shawn and Sabbina. These two met each other by happenstance one fateful night after a wedding they both attended. Shawn actually saw Sabinna walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid and it literally took his breathe away. He was too nervous to speak to her during the wedding, but by the man upstairs had a different plan in mind. They met the morning after the wedding in front of Shawn's uncle's home. It just so happened that Sabinna and Shawn's moms attended the same nursing school, which lead to them talking. They exchanged facebook pages since they live in different cities and have hit it off ever since! I can tell these two truly love each other, because they had so much fun together during the session and had incredible chemistry. I'm definitely looking forward to this wedding! 

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Huy and Katie's Engagement Meet Huy and Katie. They are two fun loving people that love to travel and eat! Since they love traveling, we decided to go a little French, had some wine & cheese at Mercat Bistro, and then they took a little stroll at the Rockwall Harbor.

Makeup by Mary B Makeup

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Khoa and Eve's Wedding Congratulations to Khoa and Eve! We started the day off at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas where Anh and Vivien of AKP Artistry worked their magic. Then we went off to Eve's house for the traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony. After that, we went to St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX for them to exchange their vows and tie the knot! Next, we tried our best to dodge the rain at Adriatica Village for the wedding party photos. I also included the bridal session that we did a week or so prior. So the answer is no, Khoa did not magically grow a beard in the middle of the day. :) We ended the night at Kirin Court, which was beautifully decorated by Dream Wedding & Events. There were beautiful speeches, lots of laughter, plenty of tears, singing, and hilarious dancing! We are truly honored by the opportunity to capture Khoa and Eve's special day!

Hair & Makeup: AKP Artistry
Floral & Decor: Dream Weddings & Events
DJ: Edwin Bonilla
Videography: Cuong Dinh
Ceremony: St. Jude Catholic Church
Reception: Kirin Court Restaurant

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Vay and Neena's engagement Meet Vay and Neena! We decided to get out of Dallas a bit and head out west for their engagement shoot. Makeup by JTorry Makeup.

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Peter and Maxie's Wedding Congratulations to Peter and Maxie! We started off the dark and gloomy day at Maxie's house where hair & makeup was done by AKP Artistry. The guys got ready at a nearby AirBnB. Next they exchanged vows at St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic Church in Grand Prairie. After that, we took them to a college campus for a few quick photos and headed back to the church to finish out the wedding party portraits. Later in the night, we enjoyed a delicious 9-course Chinese dinner and wonderful cake by Sugar Bee Sweets at Thanh Thanh in Arlington, which was beautifully decorated by Dream Weddings. There was lots of fun, laughter, and even a paper puppet show for the Bride and Groom! DJ David Lam of RLF Society got the party started and they danced their night away until their snowy exit. I also want to give a shout out to Greenlight Media working along beside us to help capture their special day.


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Victor and Anh's Hidden Creek Wedding Congratulations to Victor and Anh on tying the knot this past winter! You may remember them from their White Rock Lake engagement when we had to dodge the sporadic Texas rain. We started the day off at Anh's relative's house where they held a traditional Vietnamese wedding ceremony. Her hair & makeup was done by Tpmuah. The rustic ceremony and reception were both held at Hidden Creek in Heath, TX and was beautifully decorated by Love and Sparrow Events. Just like the day of their engagement session, the Texas weather was unpredictable and decided to drop down to 30 degrees. The sunny skies suddenly became dark before the outdoor ceremony even began! As friends and family huddled in the freezing winter, Victor and Anh warmed our hearts hearts with their matrimony. After the ceremony, Victor and Anh had plenty of joy and laughter as they listened to speeches, greeted loved ones, and danced the night away with tunes provided by DJ Phathead. 

Hair & Makeup: Beauteatheart - Tpmuah
Floral & Decor: Love & Sparrows Events
DJ: DJ Phathead 
Ceremony & Reception: Hidden Creek
Videography: Richie Vong

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David and Ivy's Verona Villa Wedding Congratulations to David and Ivy! You might remember them from their uptown/downtown Dallas engagement. We started of the day at NYLO Plano where hair & makeup was done by AKP artistry. Afterwards, we headed over to Verona Villa for David and Ivy's intimate first look. The ceremony and reception were also held at Verona Villa. ILC Films also joined us in capturing the wedding day. Floral was provided by Larissa Korolyov and tunes were provided by Braylon Smither.  The cake was made by La Belle Vie and the macarons by Qnbeemacarons.

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Will and Grace's Spring's Wedding Congratulations to Will and Grace! You may remember them from their engagement session last summer. In the morning, Bebe's team beautifully did the Bridal party's hair & makeup. The ceremony and reception were held at the Springs in Rockwall, TX.  Catering was done by Chihuahuita Mexican Food and tamales were made by Los Cristales.  Chics Bakery provided the delicious wedding cakes and Stacy's Lacy Daisy provided the flowers.  Tunes were provided by All Access DJ.

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Victor and Anh's White Rock Lake Engagement Meet Victor and Anh. The gloomy day and pouring rain didn't put a damper on their smiles. We started off at the docks at White Rock Lake and the rain started pouring heavily. Luckily, I broke out my rainy day backup umbrella and we got a few shots.  We later went to the prairie grass fields when the rain let up to end the session with traditional Vietnamese outfits. Looking forward to their wedding in a few weeks!

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David and Ivy's Dallas Engagement Meet David and Ivy! They're a fun couple with plenty of chemistry even at 7:30 in the morning! They really made my job a breeze. We started off at Lakeside Park in Uptown and ended our session in Downtown Dallas. We are looking forward to their Frisco wedding at Verona Villa in December!

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Charlie and Malina's Rockledge Engagement Meet Charlie and Malina! I've known these two for quite some time now and it's always a pleasure photographing friends! For this session, we pretty much battled the winds at Lake Grapevine and caught the sunset at Rockledge Park. We will be looking forward to their wedding in May! 

Makeup: AKP Artistry

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Alex's Maternity  

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Victoria's Bridal You might remember Victoria from her beautiful wedding at Piazza on the Green in Mckinney, TX. Now that her wedding is over, I can share her bridal session we did months ago. :)

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Kevin and Briana's Farmhouse Engagement Meet Kevin and Briana. They'll be getting married at the beautiful Sander's Hitch Ranch with 117 tree-covered acres in Fort Worth, TX. The owners were gracious enough to allow us to do their engagement session there as well. We are looking forward to their wedding next April!

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Tuong Long and Angelyn's Wedding at Noah's Congrulations to Tuong Long and Angelyn! You might remember them from their Adriatica Village engagement. We started off at Long's House where he got ready and the Renaissance Hotel where the girls got their makeup done by Quynh from Q Makeup & Hair ArtistryAfterwards, we headed over to Noah's in Richardson, TX for the touching ceremony and fun filled reception. Wedding coordination was provided by Love + Sparrow events and floral arrangements were created by Kim Trang. Music and MC was provided by RLF Society.

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David and Victoria's Wedding at Piazza on the Green Congratulations to David and Victoria! We started the day off at Victoria's house and David's houses separately as they got ready for their big day. Victoria had a first look with her father before we headed to St Francis of Assisi Catholic Catholic Church in a vintage red car. After the ceremony, the reception was held at Piazza on the Green in Mckinney, TX where they played fun wedding games, danced to the Mariachi band, and got down with the DJ!

Ceremony: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Catholic Church
Reception: Piazza on the Green
Floral: Cha Cha Flores
Cake: Sweets by Selina
Hair: Angeles Esmeralda
Makeup: Jennifer Connally