Location: Sheraton – Columbia, MD


When I photographed Roman for his 6 month session (click here), I felt a closeness with him since he was only few weeks younger than my boy. And I was reminded how fast baby’s first year goes by.

Check out Roman’s party photos at Wildfire Restaurant.

Venue: Wildfire Restaurant, Tyson’s Corner VA
Balloons: Cre8ive Chris
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts


Olivia’s first birthday party was a whimsical event. The reception room was decorated with birds and flowers. The yellow balloons & flowers lighten up the room. Everything had a cute feminine touch.

Happy Birthday Olivia!

Venue: Wildfire Restaurant, Tyson’s VA
Cake: Mrs. Kim – The Cake Lady


To see Olivia’s portrait session, CLICK HERE.
To see more 1st birthdays, CLICK HERE.

Location: Woo Lae Oak Restaurant – Tyson’s Corner, VA
Event Coordination: Event Stylists
Cake: Cakes In Style

Good to see my past clients grow up. Its been 6 months since Ella celebrated her 1st birthday.

One sentence Benji’s dad said while welcoming everyone that touched my heart . . . “I wake up each morning and can’t believe he is my son.” <3
With his favorite cousin . . . his face lit up every time she came by

New Years is one of my favorite holidays. I love celebrating new beginnings with fresh mind set. And mom always cooks my favorite rice cake soup (tthuk-gook), a tradition many Korean families keep. (Check out my friend Lisa’s Korean rice cake & dumpling soup recipe. Her food pictures made me so hungry!) Along with rice cake soup, many Koreans dress in traditional “hanboks“.

Hanboks are also worn during Korean first birthday celebrations. I recently had a chance to photograph twins, Julia & Sophia, dohl party at their home. Their parents chose to celebrate the twins birthday only with family who flew in from Korean & California. Everyone dressed up in their hanboks and looked amazing! It was the smallest guest list I’ve seen but I really enjoyed the traditional experience. Thank you for inviting me to your lovely home and letting me be part of your special day!