Behind the Lens
I ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE A STORYTELLER OF YOUR JOURNEY,
CAPTURING YOUR JOY, LOVE, AND LIGHT WITH INTENTIONAL ARTISTRY
Hi! My name is Nhi (pronounced nē). I am a Penn State professor by day (We Are!), photographer during golden hour, wife, and mama to two precious boys 24/7.
As a photographer, my mission is to empower your story and legacy. Photographs have the power to make love tangible, to freeze fleeting moments, and to transport us back in time. I invested in photography education from industry leaders and built an extensive collection of high-end camera, lenses, and editing softwares to best serve you. Together, we will capture photographs that let you re-live your joy, love, and light with intentional artistry.
Photography is more than just images. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing experience to look back fondly upon. When families, couples, and individuals feel comfortable and relaxed in front of my camera, that results in genuine, joyful images! My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s to also create an experience that you will never forget.
Why I became a photographer
Growing up, I did not have photos taken until I was 6 years old. As an adult, I’m left to fill in the gaps of my early years and of how my family lived. The moment I was pregnant with Khai, I knew I owe it to him to capture his childhood as best I could. I wanted beautiful, joyful, professional photos of all his milestones and even his day-to-day activities. I soon realized, though, that I did not exist in his baby albums because I was always behind the camera. That’s a problem.
I started my photography business because I want to be your solution. I want to make sure you’re a part of your own story and legacy. Let’s celebrate beautiful memories of you, and for you, your parents, and your children. The most satisfying part of what I do is the connection I get to make with my clients in order to create imagery that tells their stories with artistry and authenticity. Together, we can freeze both time and emotion.
Meet my Family
Dad. Pharmacist. Chef. The one who keeps us all fed and healthy, including the house plants/herbs. Our go-to guy for all things Apple and AirFryer.
Little brother. Two years young. Loves to run around and copy everything his brother does. Loves to show off his dimpled smiles and infectious laughter.
From our Garden
One joy that we pursued the moment we became homeowners is tending to our garden! While there are still lots of landscaping and planting to be done, I'm so excited to share a few captures from our garden with you.
Florals: spring blossoms, peonies, coral roses, magnolia, lavender, and hydrangeas.
Fruits and vegetables coming soon!
I sometimes paint
Get in Touch
Nhi is a portrait photographer serving State College, PA and surrounding communities. Nhi captures photographs that let you re-live your joy, love, and light with intentional artistry. Her creative work has been published in State College Magazine and featured at Bellefonte Art Museum. Also a professor at Penn State, Nhi is committed to creating a positive impact in Happy Valley – be that through beautiful photographs or investing in future students through her scholarship.