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l balagtas

Orlando, FL Photographer

Specializing in Maternity & family photography

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wedding experience

the

Guide

Tips and Guidance for planning your wedding Photography in Orlando: timeline, first look, sunset photos, and details

wedding experience

the

Guide

Tips and Guidance for planning your wedding Photography in Orlando timeline, first look, sunset photos, and details

I'M 

I am so glad you're reading this guide!  I know that photography is one of the biggest decisions you're making for your wedding day.  You've invested in making your day perfect.  Now, invest in capturing your day so you can share it with your future kids and grandkids!

Even if your're working with a wedding planner or planning it yourself, there are still a lot of moving parts leading up to your day.

As an Orlando wedding photographer, I tend to get asked the same things.  So, I thought it would be beneficial if I put together a guide that walks you through the process from engagement sessions, to timelines, and even to inclement weather.

LANH BALAGTAS

ORLANDO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I hope this guide helps you during your planning process.  If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be more than happy to help throughout your planning process!


the process

Coffee/tea dates with my couples is something I love.  Its a great way to get to know each other and for me to answer your questions. It allows me to see what your wedding photography needs are.

I am able to walk you through the entire wedding day as your Orlando wedding photographer-- from the moment I arrive to your hotel room to the sparkler exit.  

Its also a time where you get to spill all the special wedding details you've got planned. (PS I LOVE getting sneak peeks of your wedding dress eekkk) 

02.

coffee date

Once we've decided that we are the right match, I'll send over all the legal stuff-- contracts and deposit info.  This will allow me to block off your date and decline any further inquiries for that day.

Then, I'm officially your Orlando wedding photographer 

03.

save the date

Engagement sessions are SO much fun. Its the time to celebrate your love and freeze this short, season forever.

I also love it because it helps build our relationship and make you more comfortable in front of the camera.

Another major plus is that you have photos to share for Save-The-Dates, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners.

An engagement session will, also, show you how I work. From the way that I pose you, to the terms that I use, its a great way to see how we interact. It also ensures that we’re the perfect fit for each other.

04.

engagement session

Approximately 2 weeks prior to your wedding, I'll Facetime you to go over your final details: timelines, special requests, etc.

I'll also send you a questionnaire that allows me to serve you to the fullest on your wedding day. 

I want to make the day as stress free as possible and the way to do so is for me to be 110% prepared.  

05.

checking in

The day is finally here! Time for you to relax and let me capture your day! 
  
You have poured your heart in to planning-- choosing the perfect bouquet, engraving your wedding bands, picking the perfect shoes, and organizing the biggest party of the year.  Now, CELEBRATE!

Enjoy the morning while you sip mimosas with your gals. Take in every minute of your first look.  Cry as ugly as you want!  Dance the night away!

Let me capture your day, your details, and your memories! 


06.

wedding day

You have just had the BEST day of your life.  It all passed by SO quickly and you are eager to relive the whole day over and over again.

Your sneak peek with 10 of my favorite images will be available to you the week after you wedding day.

07.

sneak peek

I love featuring my couples on the blog. I always have TONS of favorites from the day that I want to share in a format other than Facebook.  

Its a great way to share your images with friends and family (especially if they don't use social media)


08.

blog post

As a wedding photographer in Orlando, I offer archival quality products including: 

             Premium Prints 
             Heirloom Folio Boxes 
             Wall Enlargements 
             Custom Albums 

Your beautiful images deserve to be printed and displayed with quality products. You can choose to store them in a genuine leather folio box, print them in a flat lay album, or create a picture wall. 

Don't leave your photos on a hard drive that may one day corrupt. You images deserve to be enjoyed daily. Hang them up, create an album, and print your photos!

09.

premium products

Contact me

Coffee/Tea date 

secure your date

Engagement 
session

2 weeks prior to wedding:
Facetime date

wedding experience

THE best day ever!

1 week: sneak peek

2 weeks: Blog post

6 weeks:
Gallery delivery

the

timeline

explained

the first look

The first look is a modern trend where couples choose to see each other prior to the ceremony.  It allows couples to share an intimate, private moment together.  It is usually the only time in the day where they are truly "alone" (minus the photographer and videographer).   

The first look has become very popular.  It offers a chance  see each other all dressed up, to cry and laugh, and to just be together.

What is A FIRST LOOK?

why have a
first look?

01.

spend more time together

Its the most important day of your lives, why spend it apart.  By having the first look earlier in the day, this allows for you to spend more time together. 

Not only do you get that intimate moment together, but you get all the moments after, too!

Having a first look earlier allows us to get LOTS more photos.  Not only is my camera firing during the first look, but we are able to capture more traditional photos of you and your boo afterwards.  

Major bonus: your hair and make up are still fresh, so you look super FAB!

First looks give us more flexibility with the timeline.  If we are able to capture a lot of photos early on, there is less worry about getting the additional photos later , especially if the weather changes.

Sometimes, as the weather changes, we'll have to change the timeline.  With the first look, we have a lot more options if it rains or if the heat is too much to handle (Florida summers can be brutal!).

I'm one of the top Orlando wedding photographers fl: you're detail oriented photographer.

Since we got the wedding party photos AND family formals done before the ceremony, that means EVERYONE (yes, babe, you too) gets to enjoy cocktail hour. 

The day is a celebration after all, so spend it with the ones you love and enjoy some drinks and bites too!

I'm a wedding photographer in Orlando to capture your special day.

I'm one of the top wedding photographers in Orlando and believe in the details.

If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Orlando, look no further!

02.

more opportunity for photos

03.

more flexibilty throughout
the day

04.

everyone can enjoy
cocktail hour

I'm a wedding photographer in Orlando to capture your special day.

The first look is a modern trend where couples choose to see each other prior to the ceremony.  It allows couples to share an intimate, private moment together.  It is usually the only time in the day where they are truly "alone" (minus the photographer and videographer).   

The first look has become very popular.  It offers a chance to see each other all dressed up, to cry and laugh, and to just be together.

What is A FIRST LOOK?

I'm one of the top wedding photographers in Orlando and believe in the details.

01.

spend more time
together

Its the most important day of your lives, why spend it apart.  By having the first look earlier in the day, this allows for you to spend more time together. 

Not only do you get that intimate moment together, but you get all the moments after, too!

If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Orlando, look no further!

Having a first look earlier allows us to get LOTS more photos.  Not only is my camera firing during the first look, but we are able to capture more traditional photos of you and your boo afterwards.  

Major bonus: your hair and make up are still fresh, so you look super FAB!

02.

more opportunity for photos

I'm one of the top Orlando wedding photographers fl: you're detail oriented photographer.

First looks give us more flexibility with the timeline.  There are so many moving parts to a wedding day that if we're able to capture  photos early on, there is more flexibility if needed, later.

Sometimes, as the weather changes, we'll have to change the timeline.  With the first look, we have a lot more options if it rains or if the heat is too much to handle (Florida summers can be brutal!)

03.

more flexibilty throughout the day

Paragraph

Since we got the wedding party photos AND family formals done before the ceremony, that means EVERYONE (yes, babe, you too) gets to enjoy cocktail hour. 

The day is a celebration after all, so spend it with the ones you love and enjoy some drinks and bites too!

04.

everyone can enjoy
cocktail hour

why have a
first look?

If you're looking for an Orlando Florida wedding photographer, I'd love to talk!

wedding day

Sample timelines

WithOUT  a First Look »

view timelines  »

With a First Look »

Having a timeline custom for your day is very important.  It essentially affects every part of your wedding day experience.  So, it's  something you should think about early on, especially before you send out invitations.

I have put together some sample timelines based on a 10 hour wedding day for you to get an idea of how a first look can change the entire day. 

There are so many variables in a wedding day, so, we'll work on your custom timeline once you book me as your Orlando wedding photographer!

10:00-1045

Details Photos

10:45-11:15

Hair & Make Up Photos

11:15-11:30

11:30-11:45

Bride & BridesmAids in robes

Walk to First Look Location

11:50-12:00

First look

12:00-12:20

Bride & Groom Photos

12:20-12:45

Bride & Groom + Groomsmen

12:45-1:00

Bride & Groom + Entire wedding Party

1:00-1:20

Bride & Groom + Bridesmaids

1:20-1:35

Retouch Makeup, Relax,Buffer time

1:45-2:30

Family Formals

2:30-3:00

Ceremony

3:00-4:00

Cocktail Hour

4:00-5:00

Reception Start Time

5:00

Mr. & Mrs. Sunset Photos

6:00-620

11:00-1145

Details Photos

11:45-12:15

Hair & Make Up Photos

12:15-12:40

Bride Gets DresseD
Groomsmen get dressed

12:40-1:00

Bride & BridesmAids in robes
Grooms & Groomsmen hanging out

1:00-1:30

1:30-2:00

Bride & Bridesmaid Photos

Bride & Groom + Groomsmen

Bride & Groom + Entire wedding Party

Bride & Groom + Bridesmaids

Retouch Makeup, Relax

Family Formals

2:00-3:00

Ceremony

3:00-3:30

Cocktail Hour

3;30-3:45

Reception Start Time- gUESTS sEATING

6:00

Mr. & Mrs. Sunset Portraits

5:30-6:10

Groom & Groomsmen Photos

5:00-6:00

Groom & Groomsmen hanging out

Bride Gets DresseD
Groomsmen get dressed

bUFFER TIME

photographers depart

8:00

photographers depart

9:00

4:30-5:30

4:15-4:30

3:45-4:15

with a

first look

without a

first look

10:00-1045

Details Photos

10:45-11:15

Hair & Make Up
Photos

11:15-11:30

BRIDE GETS DRESSED
groom & GROOMSMEN
photos

11:30-11:45

BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS
IN ROBES
GROOMS & GROOMSMEN
hanging out

Walk to First
Look Location

11:50-12:00

First look

12:00-12:20

Bride & Groom Photos

12:20-12:45

Bride & Groom +
Groomsmen

12:45-1:00

Bride & Groom +
Entire wedding Party

1:00-1:20

Bride & Groom + Bridesmaids

1:20-1:35

Retouch Makeup, Relax,Buffer time

1:45-2:30

Family Formals

2:30-3:00

Ceremony

3:00:4:00

Cocktail Hour

4:00-5:00

Reception Start Time

5:00

Mr. & Mrs. Sunset
Photos

6:00-6:15

with a

first look

photographers depart

8:00

WithOUT  a First Look »

11:00-1145

Details Photos

11:45-12:15

Hair & Make Up Photos

12:15-12:35

Bride Gets DresseD
Groomsmen get dressed

12:40-1:00

Bride & BridesmAids in robes
Grooms & Groomsmen hanging out

1:00-1:30

1:30-1:45

Bride & Bridesmaid Photos

Bride & Groom + Groomsmen

Bride & Groom + Entire wedding Party

Bride & Groom + Bridesmaids

Family Formals

2:00-3:00

Ceremony

3:00-3:30

Cocktail Hour

3:30-3:45

Reception Start Time- gUESTS sEATING

6:00

Mr. & Mrs. Sunset Portraits

5:30-6:10

Groom & Groomsmen Photos

5:00-6:00

photographers depart

9:00

4:15-4:30

3:45-4:15

without a

first look

With a First Look »

REtouch Make up, relax

4:30-5:30

ceremony

an unplugged

In the day and age of cell phones, it has become normal for guests to be engulfed in their digital devices; texting, browsing social media, and taking photos; and not being fully present in the present.

I recommend asking your guests to unplug during your ceremony.  Put the phones away and be 100% present. 

You've made a big investment in Orlando wedding photography, so let me capture your ceremony without potentially having a large iPad blocking your face as you walk down the aisle with your father.  Or, without having your Uncle Bob jump in front of me to take a photo of your first kiss.


details

it's all in the

You have carefully and strategically picked out every detail of your wedding day.  From your dream dress, to your custom invitations with the hand painted crest, your grandmother's earrings, and to your pink peonies bouquet, I love to capture it all! 

Not only is it important to you, it's important to me.  As a detail oriented, Orlando wedding photographer, I know that one day, your daughter will look back on your wedding album and admire (or make fun of) your style. Who knows, maybe she will want to incorporate the same flowers in her bouquet as well!


TIPS FOR DETAILS

Gather all details the night before and put them aside

Try to keep the area near the window clear of any clutter (its where we will be taking details photos)

Choose a room that has the most windows to get ready in

Ask your florist for extra trimmings of flowers & greenery for styling

details checklist

Dress & Nice Hanger
Engagement Ring & Bands
Ring Boxes
TWO Invitation Suites 
Shoes
Perfume Bottle
Veil
Bouquets 
Hair Pieces
Earrings & Bracelets & Necklaces
Vow Books
Any Other Sentimental Items

hers

details checklist

his

Suit & Nice Hanger
Shoes
Socks
Cufflinks
Tie or Bowtie
Tie Clip
Pocket square
Boutonniere
Watch



mr.

mrs.

and

sunset photos

Some of your first photos as HUSBAND and WIFE. are taken during golden hour, around 6pm.  I like to sneak you away for about 15 minutes.  Now, don't worry, it's usually when the guests are eating or lining up for food, so you won't miss a thing!

I always recommend sunset photos because, not only are the pictures magical (its not called golden hour for nothing) but it also gives you two a little time to take it all in because yesss, he is your HUBBY now!

After the ceremony, the rest of the day becomes a whirlwind of events.  Things get pretty hectic and the time passes by SO quickly.  Taking the time to sneak away for photos gives you a little break to regroup and get some alone time.  AND, it gives you some beautiful photos to look back on.


your first photos as husband & wife

The reviews

I have never felt so beautiful. As a mom, it’s easy to put ourselves last. Easy to concentrate more on our families needs than our own. When Lanh mentioned doing a solo session, I was a bit hesitant . But I am so glad I did. I felt so pampered and so pretty.

Being pregnant isn’t always sunshine and roses. My body has changed so much and sometimes that’s hard to accept. When I look at the images Lanh created, I see myself differently. Although my body has changed, it is amazing and it is growing another beautiful daughter.

Thank you so much, Lanh, for allowing me to see the beauty in my pregnant body and for making me feel so gorgeous!

Thoa

Where do I begin? This is my first pregnancy and it has been a little rough, to say the least, dealing with all the COVID.  I was so lucky to find Lanh. I sent her an email and she emailed me right back. She fit me in that weekend at 38 weeks pregnant!!

I had been feeling so self conscious of my changing body and she made me feel beautiful which, honestly, is priceless. I was completely pampered from the moment I walked in, got my hair and make up done, and got to wear her fabulous dresses. She made my husband and I feel comfortable in front of the camera and took the most gorgeous pictures!

I cannot wait to come back for a Mommy and me shoot! If I could give her a 10 out of 5 I would. Thank you so much for reminding me of the beauty in pregnancy and capturing these memories that I will cherish forever!

jailee + kevin

My maternity session was one of the best moment of my pregnancy. This was my first pregnancy so everything was new to me and I had hard time accepting my new body. Gaining 30LB in such a short period of time was very hard on me physically and mentally, however Lanh helped me celebrate my body, my journey of becoming a mother and also capturing the love between my husband and I.

We had to cancel wedding due to covid back in 2020, and we decided to start our family instead. It was always my dream to wear beautiful dress and take pictures. Lanh made sure I got that and I cannot thank her enough for this.

I am so happy that I got these amazing photos to remember and share with my son one day!

If you are not sure about maternity photos, I truly recommend booking a session with her not just to get beautiful photos but also to treat yourself and prepare for labor❤️ Celebrate your body’s amazing work is so important, I am so happy to find such a great photographer who taught me this and I cannot wait for next maternity or family photos we can take!

yuki + miguel

Lanh was incredible to work with and very personable. She not only captured these beautiful photos but she made the whole shoot a fun experience. Most of my pregnancy I had struggled with my body changing but Lanh helped me embrace the changes. I swear I have never felt more beautiful than I did on that day! This was truly an experience I will never forget and now I have these gorgeous photos to cherish forever.

sarah + robb

Lanh was incredible. My husband and I are very awkward camera people but her wardrobe skills, coaching, encouragement, and the entire vibe of her studio were so impeccable it put us at ease immediately. Her turnaround times on proofs and final images were also above and beyond what we expected, and having everything included  made the stress level of getting everything taken care of nonexistent.

Lanh was also super responsive over phone/text and email. I cannot recommend her enough — or Mel, the hair & makeup artist!  (Be warned: However many photos you think you're going to buy, it's going to be more, lol. They're that good.)

jen + josh

Everything about my experience with Lanh was nothing short of fabulous. When I was looking for a maternity photographer, I knew I wanted someone who offered a client closet. While there are a few photographers who offer that, none of their websites were as detailed and thorough as Lanh's. She was very helpful as I tried on dress after dress in her studio as we worked to find the perfect ones to make me feel amazing.

As the day of the shoot drew near, she kept me updated with email reminders and again was always very timely with her responses.

Lanh thinks of everything and will have you covered from head to toe. Hair and makeup was flawless and will make you feel like a goddess.

For the actual shoot, she brings a pop-up tent so you can change into your various outfits and made us feel so at ease. I know most people will say they aren't naturals in front of the camera or know how to pose but again, Lanh will guide you the entire way.

Gallery delivery was super fast as was her turnaround for the final images that we selected. And lastly, the photos are beautiful. You will not regret working with Lanh!

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tiffani + steve

I don't think I've ever felt more beautiful. 

These pictures made this entire pregnancy feel like what I always thought being pregnant should feel like. With the COVID virus we couldn't do anything. But I wouldn't trade these pictures for all the baby showers in the world. I think thanking you is such an understatement. You are so wonderful and made me feel so confident!

katie

Lanh was amazing and went above and beyond during our maternity photoshoot. Her photos are breath taking and look like they came out of a fairytale. She truly captures your family in a beautiful way and really listens to what your vision is.

This was our first professional photoshoot and we wanted to capture photos that were memorable for our family and son. She made sure everything was perfect during the session. I loved the gowns she lets you try on-it made me feel so beautiful for the day! She knew how to capture the best photos and took different shots with the lighting. She is amazing and an expert at professional photos.

I can’t say enough good things about her. Our photos came out so beautiful. She also made us a professional photo album and 2 beautiful canvases that are now hanging in our living room. I’m in love with our photo albums and look at it constantly!!!I’ve had so many compliments from friends and family. Book her, she is worth every penny!

samantha + chris

AMAZING! 10 STARS!

Lanh's gown closet was extensive and I got to CHOOSE MULTIPLE LOOKS FOR MY SHOOT! Her photos were stunning and while I was worried about the price tag a bit, if you consider the cost of the dresses you would purchase plus consider cost for hair and make up it's a deal.

Day of the shoot she brings a portable tent for you to change into your different gowns. She sets your shoot at what she calls "the Golden hour." This seemed silly at first. But, trust the professional!! The lighting was perfect!! She was patient and directed me and my family.

The icing on the cake of an already amazing experience... the actual photos ( which is what matters, am I right). Ugh ...they were stunning! I was in love with all of them! You pay for what you get! I promise you won't be disappointed! Worth every single penny I spent! I cannot thank you enough, Lanh! Truly, your so gifted at what you do!! Still so in love with my photos!

judith

Where do I begin? Lanh was such an amazing photographer to work with. She was not only professional, she was super kind and patient as well. You can tell this is her passion because she puts her entire heart and soul into her work.

She was able to work with my crazy schedule and had everything set up from hair and makeup to finalizing photos and making sure all the details were just right.

I felt so comfortable around her and I think that is very important. I couldn’t be happier to have found her and my pictures are so absolutely perfect.

I am beyond happy with the final product. Thank you again Lanh for everything and I hope to work with you again one day!

ashley

I appreciate Lanh and her work! The day I called to speak with her about a maternity photoshoot, she quickly helped us set a date and time. 

When I arrived for the photoshoot, she had everything prepared. She even offered water and snacks! I was very impressed with her professionalism and kindness. She made the entire experience amazing. I was astonished that Lanh had such a wonderful wardrobe to borrow from for the photos! (Such a plus!!) She made us feel very comfortable! 

Lanh was very responsive to all of the questions I had during the entire process. She is a dream to work with and is passionate about her artwork. Needless to mention, her photography speak for itself!

victoria

Lanh was absolutely wonderful to work with! I was extremely hesitant on doing a maternity shoot and I had no idea how it would be. Lanh exceeded all of my expectations! Not only did she successfully create the images I had in my head but she offered her own suggestions that turned out so beautiful. She is experienced and knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. I recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer! I had so much fun and I can't wait to shoot with her again.

angelique

Lanh shot our maternity shoot today and honestly we have never had a better experience. She was SO friendly and so professional. My husband and I were a bit nervous and honestly felt a little unprepared but Lanh took care of posing and positioning for the perfect lighting-I mean she even had a STAND to get the perfect shot from above!

We were put at such ease and my husband was so impressed (he is very camera shy). Even straight from the camera the shots looked AMAZING.

the hernandez's

We are so lucky to have Lanh be the best photographer. She convinced us to get some family photos captured before the new baby arrives and I have to say.... it was the best decision I’ve made during this pregnancy. 

Her dedication, attention to detail, passion in her work, patience, one of a kind vision, couture gowns, capturing our family one last time before we add another little one to our family is so priceless. 

Thank you Lanh for pushing for these moments I will always cherish.

the tungs

I’m so so happy I chose Lanh to do my maternity photos! It was very convenient to have hair and makeup done in one place and there is an endless amount of gorgeous gowns to choose from! All you really need to do is show up and everything else is taken care of!

Seeing the final product made me feel so beautiful and excited for my daughter to see these photos one day Overall, the environment was really fun and I can’t wait to come back in the future. I recommend Lanh to anyone looking to capture any special moment!

jenny + kelvin

Lanh is an amazing photographer and I highly recommend her to anyone!!! She photographed my elopement and every detail and shot was perfect!

She is very detailed orientated and made sure we had all the shots we wanted, especially of those details that were important to me and my husband! Every photo was absolutely beautiful and she even wrote an amazing blog post about our special day that shared our story so beautifully.

I am looking forward to hiring Lanh again to capture more beautiful memories of my family in the future.

the pinels

I had the most amazing maternity experience with Lanh. She does such amazing work and makes you feel so beautiful. I’m no model but she sure made me feel like one! She helped me pose and made sure each detail was right.

From the makeup to the dresses to her studio, it was a dream day. My pictures turned out even better then a ever imagined. I am seriously so happy I found her and booked with her. You won’t regret it!  

jillian

Booking my maternity session with Lanh was everything I could have ever dreamed of! I knew I wanted her to photograph my last maternity session even before I was pregnant.

The whole process was so easy and I didn’t have to worry about hair and make-up or what to wear! She has a whole wardrobe closet that clients can choose from. What’s even more impressive is that she did our summer session while pregnant herself! We were only a few weeks apart and she made sure that we were both hydrated and had rest in between shots.

Don’t even hesitate, if her gallery alone isn’t enough to convince you, her professionalism and just wonderful personality should! She is worth the investment!

micaela

I really enjoyed working with Lanh for my maternity shoot. She was always very responsive to my emails and calls prior to booking, during and after. She made me feel super comfortable in front of the camera and the photoshoot was so much fun. I enjoyed having my hair and makeup done as well at the studio.

I would highly recommend Lanh for photos and look forward to having future photo shoots with her.

jennifer

Lanh is such a kind & talented artist who made me feel so incredibly beautiful during such a special moment in my life. Her maternity photoshoot package included such an amazing wardrobe to choose from. 

Overall the day of the photoshoot went very smoothly. My husband and I felt incredibly comfortable around Lanh. I think this was so important as it is such an intimate and special moment that’s being captured.

I am so blessed to have such beautiful photos that capture this season in my life. I will cherish them forever and I hope my daughter will too. Overall I am so happy I made the investment in an artist who had an all inclusive package with outfits and hair and makeup. It took the stress away from shopping for maternity gowns that I will never wear again. The convenience and low stress made every penny worth it and resulted in some beautiful photos.

brittany + corey

At the end of the day we are just left with memories. If that’s the case, I would want to make the most of that memory and hold onto the feelings in that moment with my family.

From the session with Lanh, not only was I able to have beautiful pictures of my daughter, but I’ll honestly have to admit, it rekindled a flame with my husband! Being first time parents was definitely an experience and finding the balance for one another was an obstacle. But having these pictures, I’m reminded of the amazing man that he is. I can’t stop looking at the pictures of him and our daughter together! I can feel my heart beating faster and I can’t stop smiling!

For me, it was stressful trying to plan a family photography session and coordinating outfits, but Lanh was patient with us and guided us through it all. She was amazing with our daughter! She got her to smile and that in itself made the experience all so worth it! I mean come on, what parent wouldn’t melt at the sight of their baby’s laughter and smile?!🥰 Lanh, thank you. Truly, thankful for your genuine passion with photography. Only a great photographer is able to capture what love would look like.

linda + khanh

I can not say enough how much we loved having Lanh as our wedding photographer! She was helpful every step of the way sharing her professional insight which not only made our photos amazing but helped relief some stress the day of the wedding.

Ladies we all know we only want to look our very best in our wedding photos after all these are photos you want to look back fondly and instantly take you back to that day. Lanh made me feel comfortable and even gave direction on how to angle my face arm etc to make sure I would love how I looked in the photos.

She was quick and percise we could not believe how good the photos looked when we got the gallery!

She offers a premium album as well which we have and we love to show it off the quality is amazing and we love having memories that are tangible not on a usb or dvd, something that we can share quickly with family members and friends. If you are in search for a photographer for your special day I HIGHLY recommend her!

janice + richard

We had such an amazing experience with L Balagtas Photography. Lanh is extremely professional and completely understands what poses are flattering and comfortable for the mom to be. She had everything planned out perfectly! Hair and make-up were amazing! All the dresses are amazing, but the GREEN dress gave me the most compliments. She had cold bottled water for me and the family, she had a pop up closet to change on site.

I enjoyed my experience because it was all inclusive. She provided me a variety of locations to choose from based off of my vision, she provided the wardrobe selection, she provided hair and make-up. I didn’t have to do much of anything, which was great being so far along in pregnancy. I highly recommend her for a maternity shoot!

tamika + marquis

I came across Lanh’s work on Instagram and instantly fell in love with how elegant her work was. I instantly messaged for a consult/quote. We had a phone consult which was very thorough and expectations were clear.

Lanh is so friendly, efficient and professional. My entire experience was amazing. My husband was so happy as well, and we both are absolutely not photogenic at all. This was for my first pregnancy and I’m so glad I pampered myself with this amazing experience!

dhilona + kevin

Having my maternity pictures with Lanh was an absolute wonderful experience. She was excellent with her communication from the very beginning. She explained exactly what I would be expecting from start to finish. Her website is easy to navigate & super user friendly.

I AM IN LOVE WITH HER WARDROBE. It was super hard to choose from all of her beautiful gowns, but she will help you with your final decision as well!.

Lanh, being a mom herself was also interactive & helpful with my daughter during our session, which allowed her to stay relaxed & cooperative (as much as 2 year olds can be lol) She helped me feel comfortable during my session which I was nervous about because I'm not good at taking pictures.

I am stunned by the final results, they are memories I will treasure forever! My husband feels the same way with her session as well!

manisha + ali

Lanh was a fantastic professional! she was very quick to respond and answer all my questions. We had a video chat to discuss what I had in mind and how we could work together. She has everything organized so we don't have to worry about anything: she has beautiful dresses, a makeup and hair artist who works with her, all final products for you to choose!

All you have to do is decide how you want to be photographed!

Also, the final photos became BEAUTIFUL! She captured all the happiness and love as we were expecting our little one!

Thank you Lanh for creating such beautiful memories for my family in such an important moment!

carla + jc

Incredibly talented and such a warm, welcoming and easy going person! I’ll start this review by saying she’s as close to a miracle worker as you can get. A few months ago when I contacted Lanh I had a vision in my head and it took only a couple of hours to finalize details and we were set.

The day of the shoot came and the weather ruined our plans but she still managed to get some really beautiful and absolutely stunning shots (Miracle) she worked through the rain, the humidity, mosquitoes, a very tired and hot momma, and my poor husband who has no idea how to pose and hates to smile for pictures. (Again, miracle.) We ended up with breathtaking photos. AND I got pictures of my husband smiling! 

I’ve adored everything of working with her and I cannot stop telling everyone about her  I’m so happy to have connected with her and I’m glad we now have a family photographer to capture our little family. Lanh, thank you so much for such a wonderful job and creating amazing memories for our son.

the rubios

I was apprehensive about taking maternity photos because of COVID restrictions but with a push from my mom, we set a photoshoot. 

Lanh's energy made me comfortable immediately! She had all the proper precautions so I felt safe. 

The time she took with dresses, location, and scenery was absolutely amazing.  She made sure everything was picture perfect!

The dresses from the client closet were absolutely stunning and made me feel gorgeous. I'm so happy with this experience!

savena

I am soooo happy with the experience I had with Lanh; and I’d recommend her to anyone who wants to a photographer to capture the essence and beauty of pregnancy.

2020 was such a busy year for me, that it wasn’t until a month before I actually gave birth that I was finally thinking; that I should have taken maternity pics. I thought it was impossible to find someone to do them that late, so I accepted that I wouldn’t have any. Then, a friend of mine found Lanh’s page on IG; and encouraged me to try her as a one stop location for the hair, makeup, attire, and the dresses needed for my shoot.

Lanh was quick to respond when I reached out. I couldn’t have asked for a more efficient and effective photographer, everyone is just as in love with my photos as I am. I will cherish them for a lifetime. 

petro-keen + ruel

I loved Lanh from the moment I contacted her. She returned all inquiries within minutes. She provided an information brochure on the best way to prepare for our family photos, suggested how to pull together color coordination since there were 13 of us.

The day of the shoot, she was wonderful and was organized. She worked well with our four young grandchildren and even knew to bribe them with candy.

The pictures turned out beautifully. She gave us a sneak preview and the full album earlier than expected. I can't say enough good things about Lanh. We feel totally blessed that she was our photographer for our family.

the borsts

I can't say enough amazing things about Lanh's work. She's top notch in every respect. A true professional from the moment you interact with her.

From the very first time working with her as her HMUA, she left me speechless and continues to do so. She is fun, detail oriented, and always makes her clients feel right at home in the most cozy, clean, and airy environment. She makes sure every client has snacks to enjoy and an endless closet full of amazing wardrobe choices to choose from.

In hiring Lanh, you will treasure the unforgettable moments with pictures to last a lifetime

melanie

Lanh let me start off by seeing THANK YOU, a little back story of my pregnancy. My whole pregnancy i was high risk every time I would stand for too long my daughter would try to come out and I would feel like I'm going to faint, But one thing is for certain I wanted pictures of my pregnancy like I didn't get to have one with my first.

Meeting lanh made me feel safe and comfortable. During the photo shoot, I almost passed out and she immediately stop shooting and took care of me.

She treated my family as one of her own...and didn't rush me, her main concern was for me to feel better.

We got our pictures and I couldn't be happier with the results..I'm in love with my pictures. Thank you lanh for being great at what you do, for not only being a photographer but for also treating me as a friend after the shoot.

michelle + jacob

What I love about Lanh is that she has a detailed timeline of what to expect and has great follow through. Furthermore, she offers in studio makeup/hair that is included in the maternity session fee. In addition, she also has a full closet of outfits. I personally like this full service experience as doing my own hair/ makeup can be time consuming. (Lanh's makeup and hair artist, Melanie, is absolutely fantastic!)

On the day of the shoot, Lanh was wonderful as she guided my husband and I on poses and she allowed for breaks which I appreciated being that I was 30 something weeks pregnant at the time. She also brought snacks which was super thoughtful. The overall photoshoot was alot of fun and my husband and I really enjoyed the experience. In terms of pricing, it was very reasonable and we were really impressed with our photos. Lanh is truly gifted and I loved how the photos came out! I'll definitely be going to her again for family pictures! 

annie + bhavin

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tip 1

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Have your hair and make up done FIRST, before your bridesmaids.

Many times, the #1 reason why timelines get off schedule is because of HMU.  

If you get your HMU done first, we have more time to capture photos of you and continue as scheduled to your first look.

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tip 2

Make sure to have your bouquet and boutonnieres delivered in time to make an appearance in your detail photos.

Ask your floral designer for extra stems and greenery for styling- trust me, it makes a HUGE difference in the photos and adds a touch of elegance.

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tip 3

Advise your day of coordinator to hold off on letting guests enter ceremony and reception space before we photograph it.

We want to grab photos before people start putting down purses and coats.

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tip 4

I send a questionnaire before the wedding day.  Make sure to discuss it with your fiance and fill it out.

The most important part of the questionnaire is Family Formals.  To make sure it goes as smooth as possible, I will have the list that you send me, in hand, to ensure that we include everyone you want. 

I always recommend narrowing down family members to the most immediate since family formals can easily take 30 minutes or more.

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tip 5

Try sending me two sets of invitations before your wedding day.  This will ensure that you won't forget to pack it on the wedding day and that I have it to capture.

Sometimes, I style them the day after the wedding if I'm able to grab some spare flowers from a centerpiece or arbor.

If you are unable to send it, I recommend, on the wedding day, bringing TWO invitation suite sets with envelopes, stamps, and wax seals.

additional tips

tip 1

Have your hair and make up done FIRST, before your bridesmaids.

Many times, the #1 reason why timelines get off schedule is because of HMU.  

If you get your HMU done first, we have more time to capture photos of you and continue as scheduled to your first look.

tip 2

Make sure to have your bouquet and boutonnieres delivered in time to make an appearance in your detail photos.

Ask your floral designer for extra stems and greenery for styling- trust me, it makes a HUGE difference in the photos and adds a touch of elegance.

tip 3

Advise your day of coordinator to hold off on letting guests enter ceremony and reception space before we photograph it.

We want to grab photos before people start putting down purses and coats.

tip 4

I send a questionnaire before the wedding day. Make sure to discuss it with your fiance and fill it out.

The most important part of the questionnaire is Family Formals. To make sure it goes as smooth as possible, I will have the list that you send me, in hand, to ensure that we include everyone you want.

I always recommend narrowing down family members to the most immediate since family formals can easily take 30 minutes or more.

tip 5

Send me two sets of invitations before your wedding day. This will ensure that you won't forget to pack it on the wedding day and that I have it to capture.

Sometimes, I style them the day after the wedding if I'm able to grab some spare flowers from a centerpiece or arbor or the extra stems your florist sent.

If you are unable to send it, I recommend, on the wedding day, bringing TWO invitation suites with envelopes, stamps, and wax seals.

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