2013 Year In Review- Let’s go back to the beginning!

Good morning and Merry Christmas!!!

Today I want to share with you the story of how TwoTwenty Photos got started.

My name is Tra Huynh. I am the owner, photographer and blogger behind TwoTwenty Photos. Before starting my business, I have been taking pictures for a really long time but mainly of flowers and landscapes. For my  28th birthday in February 2013, my husband gave me a Nikon DSLR. With the encouragement from friends and family along with my obsession with all of the flowers that were blooming around Sacramento, I took Maribel & Eve out for a couple shoot in March.

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We got up super early and met up at 7AM for the shoot down the street from my house. The magical moment happened when I was running back to my camera bag, away from the sun, to get a mat for them to sit on. I turned around to yell something to them and saw the whole yellow flower field GLOWED behind Mari & Eve in the morning sun. It was at that moment that I knew I want every one of my pictures to look enchanting!

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Colors became my source of inspiration. I thrive in the soft morning light and live for the late afternoon ray. 

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Soon after that, I came up with the name “TwoTwenty Photos” which represents my birthday (2/20). It is definitely is a lot easier to spell than Tra HUYNH.

Starting a business wasn’t easy. I had to learn how to pose clients so that they don’t look awkward or “POSED”. It was also important to me that clients have fun on their photoshoots. I had to learn what my photography style is so I can keep it consistent. I realized then that what I really want to give my clients are FUN, VIBRANT and TIMELESS images for memories.

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From women beauty portraits to family portraits to couple photos to maternity to engagement to wedding photos, 2013 was a great & successful first year. But I couldn’t have done it without your trust.

In 2014, I will be expanding to offer prints and custom photo books.
Another goal is to blog more consistently; at least twice a month.

Thank you so much for all of your support. With your help and continued support, 2014 is going to be even better.

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!!

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