From weddings to inspiring talks, the following collection showcase the diverse narratives of my past clients.
Mary and Josh honored Mary’s heritage with a Hmong wedding in March 2018. The wedding was full of love, excitement, reunions and new faces.
As Josh was not accustomed to the Hmong traditions, a few modifications were made to assist the groom in the Hmong wedding practices. However, many of the long standing rituals remained; The negotiation of the bride price and donning of the Hmong wedding garments.
There was laughter, tears, and a whole lot of love. Mary and Josh’s Hmong wedding unified not only two families, but also two cultures.
Mai Boua has been a friend of mine since middle school. I had the honor of capturing her traditional Hmong wedding in September 2016. I could not have been happier to be a witness of this beautiful event.
Rich in culture and color, this wedding mixed modern details with old traditions. With lots of huzzahs, laughter, and tears, there was much to celebrate that day.
Wishing them nothing but love and happiness.
This video project was created and developed to help promote awareness of the Hmong community's support of survivors of sexual abuse. It was shot and edited in collaboration with Pang Her. For more information on Pang's work, click here.