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l balagtas

PHotography

Orlando, FL Photographer

Specializing in Maternity & family photography

(407) 906-6125
LBalagtasphotography@gmail.com

When I was a kid, I would look through family albums and think "I wonder how mom and dad were as kids and how their wedding day was." 

I'm first generation Vietnamese- American and I know that photos were hard to come by in Vietnam.  BUT we do have ONE photo of my dad.  It's a 2x2, faded studio portrait of him in military clothing when he was 14. 

I love this photo.  I love how innocent he was.  I love that he was naive.  He had no clue that he would eventually embark on a month long journey at sea to leave Vietnam on a homemade boat, in search of the great American dream.  He didn't know that he would leave the only home he ever knew for a place where he didn't know the language. He didn't know that he would raise 5 kids in a foreign country.  He was just being a teenager, posing because his parents made him.  






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Welcome!

Hi!  I'm

lanh balagtas

I am thankful to have this one photo. It humbles me and reminds me of where I came from. 

I know how amazing JUST ONE photo can be.  I know what one photo can represent and how one photo can make you feel.  And this, this is why I do what I do.  For the memories, the nostalgia, and the story.  

I am here to help capture your story.  To help show your future generations what their lives are built upon.  To capture the love and life that is part of their foundation.
 
So make memories and let me document your life. I promise that I will take photos that your children will look back on and appreciate.

Being a mommy to Braydon is one of my biggest blessings! 

Motherhood has made me cherish photos even more than before. 

These moments are fleeting and I want to remember them forever

My son, Braydon

I live for 

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.                                       -Anonymous

PS I am ALWAYS up for a National Park adventure. If you are interested in photos in a park, contact me!

traveling

I live for 

I LOVE sushi and I love it raw!  My biggest splurge because, I deserve it! Work hard, eat good!

sushi

I live for 

I love hiking.  It's calming to unplug and enjoy the sounds of nature.  It doesn't hurt that the views (and photos) at the end are breathtaking! 

PS I'm ALWAYS up to hike to a spot for a photo op!

mountain hikes

I live for 

Red wine (Cabernet) is my favorite. This naturally makes me a Napa lover too!  Not only is the wine good, but the views and photo ops are even better!

wine

I live for 

I'm a proud University of Florida alumni. 

I start off every Saturday in the Fall with ESPN's College Gameday and love Lee Corso and his headgear!

gator football

I live for 

I crave the healthy stuff!  Apples, watermelon, and berries are my favorite.  Hey, when you eat healthy, you feel good!

Fruits

I live for 

As a woman, I realize how important pictures are. When I photograph you as a pregnant woman, I know that I am capturing the beginning of another story; the first chapter in a new book.

The following year, when I capture you with your baby, who is barely able to stand, I'll admire how great motherhood looks on you. When your baby girl is 2 years old, I'll giggle at how unstoppable she has become.

At 5, I'll witness as you little girl prepares to start a 13 year journey through school. You will realize that your baby girl isn't much of a baby anymore.

Then at the age of 13, I'll capture your daughter as she enters her adolescent years. You'll realize that this might be the last time, in a long time, that your little girl will enjoy taking photos.

the best part of being a

photographer

At 15, I'll capture you and your daughter. I'll smile at how much your daughter is starting to resemble you- both in looks and personality. 

Then, at 18. I'll witness your daughter graduate and move away. I'll look on in admiration at the woman she's become and at how proud your are. 

Later, I'll see your daughter start her career, get married, start a family, and start a new story of her own. I'll see the woman she's become as she added the titles, wife and mom, to her life. 

And through the years, I would have been able to show you the beauty of all the stages in your lives. I'd be able to show that, despite the trials and tribulations of life, one thing remained constant-- your love. 

You'll be able to look back and know that everything would be ok. That the sleepless nights wouldn't last forever, that the rebellious teenage years were just a phase, and that, most importantly, it was all part of raising and becoming a strong, powerful woman. 

And the best part? You'll be able to show future generations of women, too! THIS is why I love being a portrait photographer! And, this is why I want to capture this journey that you're on!

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As a woman, I realize how important pictures are. When I photograph you as a pregnant woman, I know that I am capturing the beginning of another story; the first chapter in a new book. 

The following year, when I capture you with your baby, who is barely able to stand, I'll admire how great motherhood looks on you. When your baby girl is 2 years old, I'll giggle at how unstoppable she has become. 

At 5, I'll witness as you little girl prepares to start a 13 year journey through school. You will realize that your baby girl isn't much of a baby anymore. 

Then at the age of 13, I'll capture your daughter as she enters her adolescent years. You'll realize that this might be the last time, in a long time, that your little girl will enjoy taking photos.

the best part of being a

photographer

At 15, I'll capture you and your daughter. I'll smile at how much your daughter is starting to resemble you- both in looks and personality. 

Then, at 18. I'll witness your daughter graduate and move away. I'll look on in admiration at the woman she's become and at how proud your are. 

Later, I'll see your daughter start her career, get married, start a family, and start a new story of her own. I'll see the woman she's become as she added the titles, wife and mom, to her life. 

And through the years, I would have been able to show you the beauty of all the stages in your lives. I'd be able to show that, despite the trials and tribulations of life, one thing remained constant-- your love. 

You'll be able to look back and know that everything would be ok. That the sleepless nights wouldn't last forever, that the rebellious teenage years were just a phase, and that, most importantly, it was all part of raising and becoming a strong, powerful woman. 

And the best part? You'll be able to show future generations of women, too! THIS is why I love being a portrait photographer! And, this is why I want to capture this journey that you're on!

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I set myself apart by being dedicated to quality and customer service.  i strive to deliver a consistent & joyous portrait experience to every single client. Whether I'm capturing your maternity photos, or your yearly family photos, or your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, I will always place an importance on service and quality.

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