Mark & Anna | Couples Session | Downtown Frederick, MD

Lately, I’ve been having a hard time shaking the feeling that I wasn’t growing nor was I satisfied with the work I was putting out as a photographer and as an artist. For a while, I’ve resisted trying to adapt to a new style because I was afraid that I would just be “following a new temporary trend” and I would lose the supporters and clients that had. I wanted to put out work that would remain timeless and classic. But after desperately craving the feeling of tingly satisfaction I used to get after every shoot, and not feeling it in such a long time, I knew I had to at least try something new.

So that’s where Anna and Mark come in. Personally, I am inspired by love— love drives almost everything in my life. I knew the only way I could rekindle that passion within me was to focus on the one thing I knew I could capture well. And with that, I reached out to Anna and Mark. Their love is the kind that makes you smile because all you see is radiance and joy. I knew that was something I needed.

I have always used colors and light as my tools for storytelling. “Dramatic and colorful” was always my end goal…but as I kept moving forward, I started to realize that my work started to lose their stories. Sure, they looked nice and my clients seemed to like them…but I wasn’t feeling the magic. I wanted to get that back.

So this shoot was an experimental shoot—a time for me to try something new. And I can’t thank Anna and Mark enough for letting me capture their love and experiment with something new. I’m so excited about how these photos turned out. I decided to go for something a little richer/deeper in tones and, paired with palpable and ever present devotion these two have for each other, it made for something rather special. I can’t wait to keep experimenting and see where this new path of photography will take me.


Robyn | Grad Session | Frederick, MD

If the word ‘perseverance’ ever came to life and turned into a human being, it would look a lot like Robyn. She just recently graduated with her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland Law School—an amazing and wonderful achievement in itself. But what makes it truly is amazing were the personal challenges that Robyn so expertly overcame and conquered. She makes it look so effortless and graceful, but how could she not with her beauty and brains? She is a natural in front of the camera, her confidence shining so radiantly. She even brought along her old  graduation cap from her undergrad graduation as a sentimental reminder of how far she came. Overall it was such a fun shoot, and I’m grateful to have been able to capture someone so sweet and strong. Congratulations, Robyn, on your amazing achievement! Here’s to you and your bright future ahead!


Indyah | Grad Session | Stevenson, MD

This gorgeous girl just graduated from Stevenson University! When I first met her a few years ago, it didn’t take long for me to realize she had a lot of spunk, heart, and not to mention many leadership qualities to her. She held many active roles on campus and has worked tirelessly for four years to finally make it to this point! From the sidelines of social media, I’ve watched her grow and nurture other people when they were in need. I’m so honored to have been able to capture her senior portraits, and I can’t wait to see where the future takes this beautiful soul! Rock on, Indyah! 


Ashley, Christina, and Emily | Sisters Photo Shoot | Sherwood Gardens | Baltimore, MD

Ashley was the winner of February’s “Share the Love” contest in which many people entered to win a photo session with their favorite loved one, whether it was a partner, sibling, family member, or even pet! The person with the most likes won the shoot, and Ashley came out on top! She decided to do the shoot with her two little sisters, and as a big sister myself, I can’t blame her. Little sisters are simply the best!

We decided to wait until it was warmer to do the shoot, and when the day came, we headed over to Sherwood Gardens where so many beautiful flowers were present. Ashley, and her sisters Christina and Emily, were such a delight to work with…it didn’t feel like work at all! You can tell how much love they had for their big sister and how much they enjoyed being around each other. Like most sisters, they were silly and not afraid to embarrass one another…while all the while still having a blast in front of the camera. It made for a lot of genuine moments and I’m so glad to have been able to capture them!

Memories with family are priceless and to be able to have them immortalized in photographs is something very special. I hope these girls are able to cherish these moments for a long time! 



Kaila | Grad Session | Baltimore, MD

After having to reschedule twice due to rain, we finally were able to do Kaila’s senior shoot! It was worth the wait too because I love how these images turned out. The sun was hanging in the sky in just the right place. Kaila is now a graduate of Stevenson University receiving a Bachelor’s in Nursing with a minor in Psychology and a Phi Sigma Sigma alumna. I can already tell the difference she will be making in everyone’s lives she touches—her smile and radiance are contagious! 



Lexi | Grad Session | Stevenson, MD

This session holds a lot of meaning for me. Lexi is not only a friend, she is my Little in Phi Sigma Sigma—a sorority I was/am in (because once you’re in, you never really leave). As her Big (sister), I’ve seen her grow in more ways than one. I’ve tried to be the best mentor and friend I could be to her. Graduating 2 years apart was somewhat difficult as I was working full time and she was still a student. But now, she is soon to be a graduate and is taking her life journey to Florida. 

Our bond is something incredibly special to me. We are not like most Bigs and Littles—we don’t frequently publicize and profess our undying love for each other on social media. We don’t go on shopping dates or extravagant  vacations. However, what do we do? We talk on the phone while driving home and miss exits when one of us needs each other. We text each other when we really need encouragement, but also need complete honesty. We have a bond that is incomparable to a lot of different types of friendships—and that’s how we like it. (So much so that we got huge matching tattoos. That’s when you know you’re in it for life.)

In a few short days, she will be walking across the stage at Stevenson University towards not only her degree, but her very bright future. It was an absolute privilege to capture some of her last moments as a senior through this session. I know as she continues to grow miles away, she will thrive spectacularly. There is no need for goodbyes as she will be a very present part of the rest of my life. It’s simply a “sea” ya later. xo



Alysa | Headshots | Baltimore, MD

How would I describe Alysa in 3 words? Ambitious, Giving, and down-to-earth. (Okay, I might have cheated a little on the last one.) If her face looks familiar, it’s probably because you might have remembered the shots I took of her wedding at the beautiful Peabody Library. Since seeing her last, she’s successfully launched her own freelance graphic design business as well as a letterpress business. And not only that, she’s been supporting and encouraging others to follow their dreams and passions as well, including myself! 

As a fellow alumnae of the same design program from college, we’ve both shared in our ups and downs in the industry…but with friends like her, it helps to know you are never alone!

With her new business ventures comes new branding—and with her rebranded identity and website, she needed professional headshots that reflected HER. It was an honor to shoot her—especially since she traveled all the way from North Carolina! Talk about dedication. :)



Rorie | Grad Session | Frederick, MD

After weeks of having to reschedule due to less-than-ideal weather conditions, I was FINALLY able to shoot Rorie’s grad photos! The wait was so worth it too; the day of the shoot, it was a high of mid 60s temperature and the sun could not have been more perfect. Rorie is a recent graduate from Stevenson University and is also a fellow Phi Sig sister! It always makes me so happy to be able to work with my sisters. It’s always a great time full of laughter and fun—which makes for great photos! Rorie is a natural in front of the camera too, which definitely made my job easier. Take a look below at our fun, unpredictably warm session! 

xoxo / LITP
Nhu


Aleks | Model Portfolio Session | Frederick, MD

Aleks originally came to the US all the way from Austria working as an au pair. Now, he’s in school working towards getting his degree and is aspiring to become a model—so when he came to me to ask if I could help him start out his modeling portfolio, I definitely couldn’t say no to helping someone get one step closer to their dreams! 

It was a brisk—and I mean brisk–winter day. However, Aleks was a total trooper and did so well in his first ever photo shoot. My good friend, and another model, was present to help with styling and coaching Aleks through the poses. In the end, I’m pretty happy with how the photos turned out. He was a natural!

xo
Nhu


Dylan | Model | Baltimore, MD

Dylan is not only a talented model but is someone I consider to be one of my closest friends! From shooting his first photo shoot back in 2010 to now, 7 years later, shooting him still—I’ve been able to watch him grow and flourish not only as a model but as a creative human being! 

Did I mention he’s turning 25?? 

Please join me in wishing him very happy birthday to a compassionate, big-hearted guy! Happy Birthday, Dylan! May your year be full of love and happiness. :) 

xo
Nhu

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