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A family photo session at Carolina Beach, North Carolina by Thuy Minh Hussey

A chilly, rainy afternoon isn't enough to scare away photographers! We ventured out to Fort Fisher, in Carolina Beach, NC, so I could take some of Jessica and her beautiful family. Jessica is the owner of Jessica Horton Photography, based in North Carolina (check out her beautiful work here). Baby Kate was a trooper, she even managed to nap at some point! Of course, her parents made sure to keep her all bundled up. When the sun briefly came out, we were able to "unbundle" her. 

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(I don't care if Kate's eyes are closed, I still think her tongue sticking out is adorable!).

(I don't care if Kate's eyes are closed, I still think her tongue sticking out is adorable!).

A woodland chic wedding at a horse farm - Fredericksburg, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

I've loved about Beth and Brendon's quiet elegance since I first met them. They share a wicked sense of humor, a love for plaid and for The Walking Dead (among other things!). 

They had the choice to get married in the US or in the Bride's native Canada. They settled on Moon Valley Farm, a horse farm in Fredericksburg Virginia, for their woodland chic wedding. This is one of my favorite venues, it's laid back and filled with whimsical details, such as a photo booth, a trailer converted to a bar, and another for Smore's!

The Bride wore a beautiful Kate Spade gown and her parents gifted her earrings from the same designer. The Groom had selected his own attire, a stylish blue gray suit with a beautiful lining and a vest. Him and his groomsmen had controller-shaped cuff links and funny socks! There was also an inside joke: at the reception, some of their closest friends surprised Brendon by putting on t-shirts personalized with his picture making a silly face... 

A special thank you to all the talented vendors who helped making Beth and Brendon's day so special: 

Venue: Moon Valley Farm / Instant de Vie Photography / Flowers: Amanda Veronee / Cake: Sweet Pink Bakery / Bridal gown and earrings: Kate Spade / Hair and Make up: Beauty By Sue 

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A mother daughter picnic at Salubria, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

In France, we love picnics, even in Paris! We love getting together with friends and family for coffee or a bite, and when Spring's here, it's so nice to lay a blanket in a grassy area, with some good wine, cheese, bread and a plate of charcuterie (I know it seems cliché, but it's true!).

Catherine from Davis and Main Style loves the concept of a picnic too, and created this family friendly setting, with some beautiful touches and outfits, like her daughter Elliot's whimsical waist cape and body suit.

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Elliot loved those macaroons from  Cassis .

Elliot loved those macaroons from Cassis.

Vendors credits:

Styling:  Davis and Main Style | Flowers:  Good Earth Flowers | Photography: Instant de Vie Photography | Macaroons: Cassis | Jeweler: DND Jewelers | Outfits: Xaria and Co, Little Posh Co, Anthropologie and Joy Joy | Toys: La Lovie and Moulin Roty | Film Scans: Photovisions | Venue: Salubria

 

Photo shoot in northeast Iceland by Thuy Minh Hussey

One of the reasons why I went to Iceland was to learn from the amazing international film photographer D'Arcy Benincosa, from marketing to photography tips, but really, also getting some life lessons :).
I was incredibly lucky to be part of this journey, and I just couldn't believe that I was actually in Iceland (in Grundarfjordur to be exact), shooting in this breathtaking landscape with models wearing dresses just as beautiful as they were!

Event: The Path Workshop by D'Arcy Benincosa
Stylist: Augusta Cole
Dresses: Maria Luisa Rabell
Makeup: Fanney Makeup Artist
Models: Bryndis Lif and Klara Solsig

La Rêverie, a styled shoot on film by Thuy Minh Hussey

The inspiration for this shoot was La Rêverie, a painting by Renoir of Jeanne Samary, an actress of the Comédie Française. I love this painting, because of its bright colors, and Jeanne had such an innocent look in her eyes, I feel drawn to her portrait each time I see it. I love how simple it is, the focus is just on her.

The talented contributors were Davis and Main Style as the stylist, modeling by Catherine Van Wingerden, dress by Manon, Créatrice, Calligraphy and paper goods by Han Writing, ribbon by Silk and Willow, and film scans by Photovision.