Avari Studios' Photoshoot with Hoàng Kim

A long time coming, but we finally managed to set a time to do a photo shoot with Hoàng Kim. She's a beautiful, smart, and fun person to be around. An amazing singer and a charming soul, what more can you ask for? Ryan was able to capture some beautiful images; here are two sample photos from the shoot in studio:

Christina & Gil's Engagement Session (Boston, MA)

We had an amazing chance to capture Christina and Gil's engagement session in Boston. The city's charm showcased their love. It doesn't matter where you are in Boston, you'll always be surrounded by photogenic surroundings in the beautiful city. Check out some images from our session below.

 

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Meagan & David's Engagement Session

We love it when couple's smiles compliment each other. Meagan's brilliant smile has no other match than that of David's. We cannot wait to see these two tie the knot! 

Thank you for a lovely engagement session,

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Tet in Boston- The Pageant (Lombardo's in Randolph, MA)

Every year the Vietnamese Community of Massachusetts along with the New England Intercollegiate Vietnamese Students Association co-host a large celebration for the Lunar New Years (Tet). Tet is especially important to the Vietnamese community, as it is a time where families get together and celebrate a New Year as well as each other's presences. It is probably the largest celebration in the Vietnamese culture. This year we had the pleasure to do some giving back. Our photographic and video crew stepped up to help document this event, especially the pageant, hosting more than 8000 people throughout the day. It was a privilege to document such an amazing group of young ladies and work with dedicated event coordinators. There is no doubt that each one of the ladies are truly unique and beautiful inside and out.

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Nice Guys Photography Rebrands To Avari Studios

Three years ago, I started my trek to master the art that I fell in love with, photography. It is a medium that helped me appreciate the natural beauties of the world around me, and it gave me the ability to document important moments in peoples' lives. Soon after I began my journey to improve my art and hone in what subjects I was interested in, a friend helped create the name Nice Guys Photography. As simple as it was, it represented two guys who sought out to photograph the world around them and capture moments that elicited raw emotions. For myself it remained photographing portraits, inclusively weddings and fashion. As we built the foundation for this imaging studio, we decided that Nice Guys Photography no longer suited our work. Don't get me wrong, we are still Nice Guys (chuckle), but we now present more options in our products and services, thus becoming "Studios". For example, we now offer various services including beauty, media, and retouching aside from photography. You may ask, "Well how about Avari?". great question, we needed a simple but meaningful name and found Avari fitting. Avari means from the Heavens, or heavenly. We take pride in our works and hold our services and products with extremely high expectations. By providing our clients with luxury services and products, we aim to raise the bar for current imaging services around the world. We hope that you will continue to support our work and become part of our family.

Much love,

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Dear Brides-To-Be, Photographers Are Your Best Friends

Dear Brides-To-Be,

Your wedding day is the day where you tie the knot with the love of your life. This is the day where you should enjoy every single hour, minute, and second because well, it's YOUR special day. Unfortunately, with the amount of work that comes with a wedding, too many brides incur stress on their wedding day. Let's be honest, the preparations up to your wedding day, including: booking venues, finding the right flowers, cake tasting, trying on half the wedding dresses that you see, oh, and lets not forget the invitation card that never made it to your Aunt Martha, will bring inevitable stress. It is important to control what you can but also sit back and let others help you. Photographers are one of those people. We are vital and key players in your wedding because although you only pay us for our imaging services and products, you get so much more than that.

A great photographer will not only document your special day with care and efficiency, but will also be a wedding planner, therapist, tailor, waiter/waitress. and at the end of the day your best friend. I have never photographed a wedding where everything was perfectly aligned with the schedule. Something ALWAYS happens, and as photographers, we must help keep you on schedule. Aside from being your planner, we are also therapist. It's your special day where you make the commitment of your life. So when a single strand of hair sticks out, we have to be there to reassure you that everything will be alright, because it will. I remember a couple of times where something happened to a bride's dress or a groom's suit (either there was a small tear or a button fell off). A prepared photographer will have bobby pins or pin clips. Is it our job to cater to any and every problem during your wedding outside of photography? Not necessarily, but it IS our job to make you look and feel beautiful. Now, this could only be accomplished if we can help resolve any problems that may arise. So, brides-to-be, find a great photographer(s), because at the end of the day, we are your best friends and we wouldn't want it any other way.

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Mindy & Patrick (Waterville Estates, Campton, NH Wedding)

Every wedding has something different about it, something that make it unique. It's what makes going to weddings, anything but repetitive but fun. Although all weddings are different in some way, shape or form, they all have beautiful moments that captures the essence of true emotion. I believe that one of the most beautiful moments to see during a wedding is when the father of the bride walks his daughter down the center aisle to her lover and soon-to-be husband. 

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Thu & John (Sunnycrest Farm, Derry, NH Wedding Pohotgraphy)

Happiness comes in one's lives in very unpredictable ways. Sometimes we live our lives day in and day out, not realizing our potential soulmate is actually around the corner. How many times do we walk right past a stranger, how often do we miss chances to fall in love again- so afraid to be vulnerable, to truly say that we're happy? John works right around the corner from where Thu works, so their love came to be, I'm sure something very unexpected to them. Here is a couple I truly admire. His mellow and charming smile, always so contagious that she never has less than a smile on her face when with him. From what I can see, true love is this.

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Cam & Tai (Our Lady of Lavang, Albuquerque, NM Wedding Photography)

So often do I hear from my friends, " Long distance never works...", and for some, that may be the case. This last weekend though, I've witnessed something otherwise. I witnessed two people, living more than half a country away from each other, tying the knot. I heard the secret to long distance and long periods without each other is SKYPE and mileage credit cards. Those points definitely add up! Scrolling down my Facebook timeline I can recall a quote about long distance relationships, "Distance is only a measure to see how far love can travel." From what I can see, it's traveled hundreds and hundreds of miles from New Hampshire to New Mexico and vice versa. I hear that the groom is now in New Hampshire with his lovely bride. Cheers to the closeness that you both whole-heartedily deserve and good luck... dealing with the snow won't be easy!

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Kalindi & Paul (Larz Anderson Park, Brookline, MA Wedding Photography)

We had the amazing privilege to photograph Kalindi and Paul's special day. One of the reasons why I love weddings is that they are not all the same. Each having their own colors schemes, budget, itineraries, etc. What made this wedding so different was that the garments and the different colors just popped out so much. After a long day of hard work I decided to sit down at 1 o' clock in the morning and edit at least one image and let me tell you, I stayed up until 5 AM editing images from the day. Cheers to you both, and may you both have your happily ever afters with each other.

 

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Samantha & Mike (Ogunquit, Maine Wedding Photography)

Simple. That's how Sam described her wedding. I was more than okay with that. I have always thought simple synonymous with plain, and plain with boring. Avari Studios had the pleasure of being a part of Sam and Mike's wedding, and let me tell you, not one moment of their special day was dull. Simple, very much so, but never a dull moment. Thank you for all the good fun, and making us feel like family.

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Tuan & Linh (Revere Beach, MA Post- Wedding Photography)

Lucky for Avari Studios, we've worked with many couples, and most, if not all, have been a pleasure to work with because of their great attitude towards each other and us. We have recently had the pleasure to photograph Tuan and Linh, post-wedding. They figured it would be best to do some photographs of themselves on another day just so they could be less stressed and get more time to get the shots that they wanted. I did some shots inside their home for them, but I would say the best shots were at the beach of which turned out to be an amazing collection of images.

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Gabby & Sanh's Beautiful Beginning (Vietnamese Boston Wedding Photography)

A Vietnamese wedding is nothing like that of an American wedding. The differences range from attire to the ceremony. For example, during a traditional Vietnamese wedding, the groom's family goes and "asks" permission to take the bride's family for her hand in marriage. This is different than an engagement and is usually done just for custom. The groom's family would present gifts for the bride's family and after the ceremony there, both families would trek to the groom's house to finish off the second ceremony. During both of these ceremonies mainly everyone wears a Vietnamese attire called ao dai, or for men ao gam, but more recently only the bride, her bride's maids, groom, and groom's men wear these and the other participants wear normal suits and dresses.

Sanh and Hanh's wedding had hundreds of guests, with family from all over the country attending just to see them close the deal. I knew it was stressful for both of them throughout the wedding just because they had so much to do and worry about, but by the time the reception neared the end they were both on the dance floor singing and having a great time. Cake began to fly, somehow the groom's shirt ripped and many other memorable moments unraveled during the last moments. We wish them both the very best, and a share life with laughter, love and happiness.

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"Save the Date" (Tilton, NH Engagement Photography)

We were lucky to work with a beautiful, young, and super charismatic couple. It was heart-touching to see how much love there was when they both looked in each others' eyes. They were very funny and silly as well. Less restricted and nonchalant, this couple joked, made faces at each other, and chased each other around without our direction. I would say they were our poster-child for great people to work with on any shoot. Like I always say, true happiness can't be posed, nor could the love these two showed us during the shoot. The following are behind the scene shots, enjoy!

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The Beginnings

We have blogged previously but since we have just completely torn down and reconstructed our website as well as our company, we decided "out with the old, and in with the new". It's hard to believe that after a only year of starting this company the amount of knowledge and experience we've gained is still at times overbearing. But, only then can we learn from our experiences and get better each and everyday. We've decided to re-evaluate our style of photography, management, and overall work dedication. We'll be posting only new images so any previous shoots will not be included. Check back soon!

 

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