My Story



I was born and raised in Paris, France, and only have a few black and white photos to illustrate what life was like for my parents before the Vietnam war, before they immigrated to France.

Those few photographs are so precious to me, and this is where my love for photography stems from: images are the inheritance to the next generations of your family. They capture emotions and moments that would otherwise be lost.

I worked in photo studios and officially launched Instant de Vie Photography in 2012. I am based in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and specialize in portraits and weddings.

My multicultural background makes it easy for me to talk to people. I love making new connections, learning about new cultures and traveling! Lunching with friends and creating new experiences are among my favorite things to do!

I have a love for authenticity, beauty and feminity, and those are reflected in my photography style.


Thuy Minh Hussey

Featured on Virginia Bride Magazine, Grey Likes Weddings, The White Wren, David's Bridal, Twila & Co, and Davis and Main Style.


Photo by Laura Gordon Photography

Photo by Laura Gordon Photography

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