of lotus + root
I'm Connie, a Chinese-Vietnamese American, born and raised in Philly. I'm a photographer, video editor, videographer, and motion graphics designer. I majored in Film & Video at Drexel University.
I've been hogging my mom's disposable and point & shoot cameras since the 90's and haven't stopped documenting life from the moment I got my first digital camera in the 7th grade.
Here at lotus + root, I strive to capture authentic photos that transport you, allowing you to relive the moments over and over again. My ultimate goal with videos is to put a story together that pulls on your deepest soulstrings. To make you feel something. As a firm believer in the power of music, picking the perfect song for videos is honestly my favorite part of the video editing process.
If you want a no fuss, laid-back shooting experience, I'm your girl. Bring your favorite Spotify playlist. Let's have some fun!
When I'm not creating, I'm upside down in circus class, binge watching existential-crisis-forming shows, slurping phở, thrifting with my partner, drinking a little too much matcha, and playing with my crazy white cat Merlin.
These short and sweet shoots will feel like hanging out with a friend and dancing to your favorite Spotify playlist, except you end up with photos capturing intimate moments before the big day. These are perfect for announcing engagements and using in invitations and wedding websites!
The big day is here, and I'll be right there with you capturing the tiny, big, and once-in-a-lifetime moments. I shoot documentary style, which allows you and your partner to be your truest selves and be captured authentically. When you look back, it'll be a genuine retelling of your special day.
Whether it's maternity photos for a new pregnancy, newborn photos, a baby's birthday, anniversary, milestone, or just an updated family shoot - getting to literally grow with my clients via lifestyle shoots throughout the years has been so rewarding.
Documenting candid moments at live events such as birthday events, baby/bridal showers, live performances, baptisms, corporate events, and especially performance art and circus shows - is one of my favorite things to do.