Celebrate Your Story
Family Portraits | State College, PA
As a State College family photographer and child psychologist, I understand the joy and chaos that your little ones bring into your life. From the Cheerios scattered on the floor to the sleepless nights of teething pain and constant bedtime battles, your tiny humans keep you on your toes. Still, you’d give the entire world to them. Between managing the chaos and balancing your high-demand career, you might miss chances to be present, savor the joy, and document sweet memories.
What if I can allow you to hit pause?
Be in the now. Love and celebrate your family. I want you to be able to look back at these memories and be reminded of your legacy. For your kids, grandkids, and future generations to be able to feel the love and magic through an artisan photograph.
As a mom, I understand what it feels like to be missing from family photos and getting too caught up in the chaos. I know how to work seamlessly with children, focus on details that are often missed, and showcase your loving bond with intentional artistry.
I am committed to supporting the legacies of others and invite you to share in this impact. With every family portrait session, we pave the way for more girls to build a successful future through my scholarship program.
The Portrait Experience
1. Let’s Connect
When you inquire about family portraits, I customize the session to you and your vision. You’ll receive more information about my philosophy, style, and the best photography options for your family. I can’t wait to dream up the perfect experience with you!
2. Stress-Free Planning
You’ll receive a curated style guide, photo tips to prepare, a list of my favorite Central PA photo locations, and a fun questionnaire so I can get to know you better. Let’s make sure that you and your family feel amazing, relaxed, and excited for a truly unique time.
3. Have Fun
Get ready to laugh, have fun, and be filled with love! You and your family will have an incredible experience. Don’t stress about a thing – I’ll capture the magic and you will feel confident and amazing the entire time with my gentle posing guidance.
4. Savor Joy
Download your favorite memories. They’re yours to keep forever. Spark joy while flipping through the pages of your bespoke album. Smile and be reminded daily of so much beauty and happiness in your life when you glance at the art displaying on your walls.
Word on the Street
Nhi is fantastic - I highly recommend her if you are looking for an amazing and talented photographer! She made our photoshoot fun and enjoyable, and the photos are unique and beautiful - my family and I love the portfolio she created! Nhi also provided us with great tips before the photoshoot regarding wardrobe choices and location. This was fantastic as we knew exactly what to expect and were able to choose a beautiful setting for our photos. I wish I could giver her more stars on this rating! Thank you, Nhi!
Our family had such a great session with Nhi. My kids are pretty energetic and unpredictable, but Nhi managed to capture the best of them in a short time. We are lucky to have Nhi in town. Thanks, Nhi - for your generosity and helping us make a beautiful memory.
Nhi was so kind and understanding. She exceeded all expectations. The photos are BEAUTIFUL and our family had a blast during the session. We can't put into words how grateful we are for these photos. We will definitely be calling Nhi for any future family photos. Thank you Nhi!!
Nhi's work is amazing; her style is unique and stands out from the crowd. She was so easy to work with; great with my kids, very efficient with time, a great communicator throughout the process. Her style guide was so helpful! She graciously invited me send pictures of wardrobe options and helped me decide on what would photograph best, and even lent me a statement necklace when I didn't have the right type of piece. She asked me what I wanted out of the photographs, and really delivered on the genuine emotion I asked for. If you are looking for a photographer in State College, her work really is a must-see!
We recently had Nhi do our family pictures, with myself and my husband, our two daughters, and our two dogs. It was an awesome experience! Nhi was totally enthusiastic and helped us get very comfortable and get into the fun of it. She made us feel really good about ourselves, and the results were fantastic. Our photos are amazing, the best family photos we have ever had. We will definitely call again for more photos. Nhi does beautiful work, is relaxed and easy to be around, and is so professional. Incredible experience!
I cannot say enough good things about Nhi. First, she isn’t just a photographer. She gets to know your family before your shoot and my girls instantly felt comfortable with her when she called them by name upon meeting. Nhi was also a tremendous help with coordinating outfits in advance. She gave helpful feedback on what would look good (or not) with the natural light, background, etc. Our young daughters had a blast during the shoot itself and were sad when it was over. Throughout the shoot, Nhi paid close attention to every detail. And then, I was blown away to see the finished product. We will definitely be using Nhi again and have already recommended her to local friends!
Nhi is wonderful. I highly recommend her, she is so warm, talented, and will capture the heart of your family.
We are NOT photogenic people and Nhi worked magic. She was super skilled and was very friendly and had a good sense of humor. 5 stars all the way!
I am one of Nhi’s biggest fans. I love her photography so much we’ve hired her twice in the last 6 months. The photoshoot was so comfortable, so relaxing, so organic. I love her organization and the way that she kept everything moving in a very low-stress manner. We were laughing and having fun and I am sure that is the reason why we have stellar, gorgeous photographs. They’re an heirloom that we will always treasure. It was a wonderful experience. Nhi is absolutely one of the best photographers we’ve had the privilege of working with (and I’ve lived in 11 states).
Nhi is one of the most amazing humans ever!!! I’m blessed to not only call her my neighbor but memory maker! She has been capturing my family photos since we moved to State College a few years ago! I have worked with many photographers in the past and no one captures my vision as good as she does! She pays so much attention to the little details as to giving me makeup artist recommendations to helping me pick the perfect dress!! She has so much patience and really make sure to cater to each client! I have never seen the same photo twice!!! I can’t wait for her to capture our growing family for many more years!
We have had multiple sessions with Nhi and loved every single one of them. Not only is she an amazing photographer- she is super kind and just makes you feel so at ease (even when your baby is crying the whole time and your toddler is wild). Highly recommend Nhi!!
Nhi made the experience very enjoyable for my family. My kids were not necessarily on their best behavior, yet she was so patient and calm. We have amazing shots to remember this time in our family! So glad to have worked with her and hope to again in the future!
My wish was for my daughter to feel pretty in her senior photos; her request was for only genuine smiles - Nhi achieved both. We could not have been happier. With Nhi's direction and suggestions on the day of the shoot, we were able to concentrate just on one another and were able to leave all the details to her. Every time we look at the finished photos that Nhi provided to us, we have a new favorite. The keepsake photo book that Nhi helped us to put together is now Grandma's treasured possession.
Nhi is very friendly, professional, and great with kids. She also knows how to pose people so that it’s flattering, and that is huge for me since I’ve had pictures taken in the past that I wasn’t happy with because it came down to the way we were posed that weren’t natural or flattering. Nhi has an eye for posing people, the scenery, outfits that match - they all come together to produce such beautiful photos that you will treasure.
Our experience with Nhi Thai Photography was fantastic! Nhi was great to work with! Despite the craziness of our large family, (half of which were young children) Nhi kept it all calm, cool, and fun! She really went out of her way to meet all of the individual wishes, as well as, get some great large family shots! I would definitely request Nhi to do another shoot!
Nhi did a fantastic job with my children's spring photos. She was patient and kind and able to capture fantastic shots. Highly recommend her!
We are THRILLED with how the photos came out and Nhi did a great job getting excellent shots of our family and keeping the youngest, 1 year old Owen, engaged and smiling! We would absolutely recommend her to anyone! Thanks Nhi!
Nhi went above and beyond her job as a photographer. She made sure to get to know you better so that she is able to give you what you wanted. Nhi was so full of energy and excitement that is contagious. The day of the photoshoot was quite cold but Nhi made me and my family felt warm. The pictures turned out beautiful and all that I ever wanted. I am grateful to have the chance to be photographed by Nhi and get to know her.
Oh my goodness Nhi! I have no words. The photos are amazing! Made me cry! Thank you!!!! We had such a great time. It was so nice getting into the truck and hearing everyone say, "That was fun. I really like her." Thank you so much for capturing our crazy!! I can't stop looking at the photos!!!
Nhi is very friendly and extremely professional. My child was not very compliant but she worked truly hard to get the best family photos possible. Definitely recommend and will use in the future!
When you book a portrait session, a significant portion will be contributed to our scholarship fund. Together, we can empower more girls to pursue higher education and become change-makers of the world. Thank you for making a difference!
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.