Newport Beach Family Portrait: David + Hsinyi

This beautiful family came from far and wide to visit me in beautiful Newport Beach.  David, HsinYi and Anthony traveled all the way from Hong Kong for their visit.  Meeting them here was Anthony’s grandma from Florida and his auntie from Arizona.

I LOVE meeting families from all around the world – it allows me to meet different people, but it also opens up a whole new culture for me too.  When I meet with my families that are visiting from elsewhere, I get the chance to get to know them before we get started with the session itself.  We chat about their visit, their home, and their family.  It’s always so much fun to hear about what others have to say about the place you call home.

I fell in love with this family before we even met.  HsinYi and I had an email friendship prior to meeting for the first time.  By the time I walked through the door, I felt like I was meeting up with old friends.  We laughed through the entire shoot and talked about David living and working in Hong Kong.

I was born in Hong Kong and don’t have much of a connection there, but do remember the few times my family and I visited when I was younger.  To hear someone else’s perspective of living (and working) in such a different culture, was so interesting.  I’ve traveled to many countries in my adult life, so it was fun to share our cultural adventures!

David and HsinYi, it was such a pleasure to meet you and your family.  Thank you for sharing your vacation with me.  I look forward to watching Anthony grow up and hope that we continue to keep in touch!  Finley would love to have a pen pal (when he starts to read & write)!  :)  XO

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