I'm an Orlando based natural-light photographer specializing in weddings and families.  Grab a glass of wine and enjoy exploring my recent work and personal musings!

explore

welcome to the Blog!

I'm Lanh Balagtas

Weddings

Portraits

engagements

personal

Travel

Blog Home

Top 5 Travel Destinations: # 1 Glacier National Park, Montana

  My all time favorite place everrrrrrr:  Glacier National Park.  It’s a vast area of land filled with towering glacier carved mountains, turquoise lakes, and epic hikes.  You can easily get lost in its beauty and spend a week here. Things to do: Going to the Sun road Grinnell Glacier Hike Many Glacier Area Two […]

August 16, 2018

Personal, Travel

The Full Post  »

My Guide to Yosemite National Park

  Where to fly to:  Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno Personal Opinion/Timing Tip: Yosemite can be done in 2-3 full days plus travel time Where to stay: Visit: Travel Yosemite to book.  There are cabins, permanent tents, tent sites, and RV sites.  Yosemite lodging sells out FAST!  Book as early as you possibly can.  We […]

August 2, 2018

Personal, Travel

The Full Post  »

Top 5 Travel Destinations: # 2 New Zealand | Middle Earth

New Zealand is SOOOOOOOO unbelievably gorgeous.  There is so much to see and the views leave you in awe.  New Zealand is made up of 2 islands: North and South.  The South Island is my FAVORITE- the mountains, glaciers, fjords, and serenity— LOVE!!!  While I’m writing this blog and looking through the photos, I got […]

July 31, 2018

Personal, Travel

The Full Post  »

Modern Garden Wedding Inspo

Kissimmee Lakefront Park has a wedding pavilion that (I think) is a hidden gem.  Its located in a lush corner surrounded by greenery and provided the perfect backdrop for are garden themed styled shoot.  Just a hop away from Orlando, this venue offers the most beautiful backdrop while also offering beautiful lake views and lots […]

July 25, 2018

Personal, Wedding

The Full Post  »

Top 5 Travel Destinations: # 3 Banff & Jasper National Park

At the # 3 spot is Banff and Jasper National Parks.  The Canadian Rockies are gorgeous and there is so much to see without having to hike.  We explored Banff, drove the length of the Icefields Parkway, and visited Jasper. If you are pressed for time, I recommend doing just Banff (including Peyto Lake). Want […]

July 16, 2018

Personal, Travel

The Full Post  »

Yosemite National Park Anniversary Session

Dear Boo Bear, It seriously feels like we’ve been married for much longer than 2 years!   I don’t say it enough, but you are such an amazing husband.  I know I have a very strong and commanding personality but you are ok with it.  You love me for it.  I am truly able to be […]

July 3, 2018

Personal, Portraits, Travel

The Full Post  »

Top 5 Travel Destinations: # 4 Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon is at the #4 spot.  The Columbia River Gorge, Tulip festival, and Canon Beach are some of my favorite spots.  I have only been during the Spring but will eventually visit during the fall to see the gorgeous fall foliage. Portland is a cute city with a small town feel.  I love how […]

May 22, 2018

Personal, Travel

The Full Post  »

Top 5 Travel Destinations: #5: Utah, Arizona

It’s no secret that I LOVE traveling!  I fiend for nature and hikes so this series will be more geared towards the outdoors.  Utah and Arizona are at the #5 spot.  It’s probably one of the biggest bang for your bucks trip, too!  Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks and Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe […]

May 10, 2018

Personal, Travel

The Full Post  »

Traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai Session

A Letter To My Brother On His Wedding Day Dear Lilo, I still remember the days when you played house with me as a child.  You were always the “dad” and I was the “mom”.  We would make the teddy bears our “kids.”  There would be tea parties, grocery store visits, and adventures with us […]

March 25, 2018

Engagements, Personal, Portraits, Wedding

The Full Post  »

Linda's: Gold and Green Bridal Shower

Linda’s pinterest worthy bridal shower was so lovely!  Everything came out perfectly including the date choice!  She LOVES the color green and the date was chosen before we realized that it was also St. Patty’s day.  What better way to spend a Saturday, St. Patty’s afternoon than drinking mimosas with some of your closest friends?!? […]

March 19, 2018

Lifestyle, Personal, Portraits

The Full Post  »