Newborn Session: Rafael

IMG_0448-bw "This is the first time Rafael is this calm for such a long period of time" says his daddy and mommy. Although this newborn session may be a little late we still had to take some time for this handsome little boy. Rafael was such a good trooper throughout his whole session without crying at all! Maybe a few diaper changes in between but he pulled through until the end with wanting milk.

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Uncle loves you so much!

Full Rafael Newborn Session: http://www.koulengthao.com/Portraits/Children/Rafael-Newborn

My First #AskKouLeng

https://youtu.be/OL5vtgch3To I posted on Facebook and Instagram to ask me some questions for my first Q&A video. Here in this video I answer some topics regarding photography, fashion, faith, and Youtube inspirations.

Engagement Session: Zoua & John

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One of my favorite photo session by far, the love between this couple is so sweet. With John's sore leg you can barely tell he is in pain. These two pulled through and a beautiful photo session was the outcome. Zoua and John had always wanted to go on a picnic. I'm so excited for these two as they begin a new adventure in life together. Can't wait for their wedding in June!

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What more can I photographer ask for, amazing lighting, beautiful couple, and a stunning ring.

For full engagement session visit:

http://www.koulengthao.com/Engagement/Zoua-John/

Maternity Session: Fuab & Wang

What a blessing it was to witness and capture this session of my uncle and aunt. I'm so excited for these three as well as a new addition to our family. It is a joy to watch my little cousins grow up and this one will be another beautiful addition. I can't wait to meet you little Madelyn!
For more photos visit:

Meet you at the Railroad

Here's to my never happened senior railroad pictures! What a beautiful spring day! I decided to do some scouting for railroad places and found the perfect spot! I can't wait to take my clients here to shoot.
Flannel Target Tee Aeropostal Jogger Jeans Cotton On Shoes Nike Airmax Bracelets Tevin Vincent

What's In My Men's Messenger Bag

I have been on the hunt for the perfect messenger bag for the past few months. I've been searching high and low at many retail stores. Little did I know the perfect one was at Target! How surprising, right? When my eyes laid contact to this bag I was not able to resist from walking away. That old saying, "when you know, you just know". One of the main reasons why its been so difficult finding the perfect messenger bag is the laptop compartment. At the moment, I am using a Dell XPS 15.6. Many messenger bag sizes that I found only fit perfectly for Macbooks which are 11-15 inches. I knew this messenger bag was mine went it fit my 15.6 laptop.

My favorite feature of this bag is not only its laptop size compartment, but the color of this bag. A beautiful denim-like-blue canvas with seal-copper-brown rich leather which forms a stylish and dapper look.
With this sleek design your options are endless with a cross body shoulder strap or carry on the go with its leather handles.
Leather handle with buttons as extra closure for an easy carry.
Time to dig in, unbutton the handle and snap off the buckle strap closure.
Dual leather zippers
Store your up to 15.6 laptop with a padded compartment, your choice of items, and an interior zipper pocket,
My bag is packed and ready to go! Off to an adventure of homework!
Grab your messenger bag today!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj7XUKDRiOc] Watch my full video on Youtube 

So that does it for this post. See yah next time! Mister Kou Leng

#KouLenginDetroit | Spring Break 2015

During the start of January, I was already planning for my spring break trip. My Youth Pastor and family were called to Detroit to be the senior Pastor at the local church. I missed them dearly and wanted to visit them for my 21st birthday and spring break. My birthday was just a few days before spring break and I wanted to spend my time with them. I had a wonderful week spent with my old youth Pastor's family which felt more like my second family. Thank you Pastor Vang and Family for loving me as your own son and hosting me for entire week. Although I know you have said many times that I am not a burden, but I am truly thankful to have spent my spring break with your family. I am grateful for your investment in me and discipling me. I love you Pastor Vang, Shannon, Nate, Lucas, and Maddy. Here are a few photos from my trip. Enjoy.

The beautiful DTW airport
Prior to leaving I wanted to surprise the kids. Parents only told them that a guest was visiting. Here was their reaction seeing me, "I knew it was you, Kou Leng!! You are our number 1 babysitter!"
 
While the boys were at school, told the parents to get out the house and go on a date. A day with Maddy
Youth Fellowship Night with Detroit Hmong Alliance Church Fun group of young-warm-welcoming-energetic-individuals
 
Mini Photo Session with Family
Canada...so close yet so far....
My spring break in one word: blessing
For more photos visit my Facebook
#KouLenginDetroit

Exciting News!

www.koulengthao.com
my own website/portfolio/domain
After a long process of debating, I finally decided to further my photography business. Also, I created a LIKE page on Facebook. Thank you for the continuous support! I will try my best to keep my blog running! I did not forget about you guys and Youtube.

Kou Leng Thao Images on Facebook

Fourth of July Lookbook for Guys

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1Vt9Vp-_Q] Wow, summer is flying by quick!! I can't believe 4th of July is right around the corner! Here is a lookbook for outfit ideas to where for July 4th! These outfits are comfy, stylish, and bbq friendly. Something I am all about is being comfortable since in Minnesota the humidity is a killer!! It is all about wearing less as possible. Thank you for watching! Have a great day.

Kou Leng

Simple Skyler

Blazer H&M | Jeans Abercrombie & Fitch | Shirt Target | Shoes Call it Springs
Simple and Casual? I love it!! Pairing up a fitted blazer with a tshirt and jeans is definitely my favorite way of being stylish and comfortable. Rolling up the sleeves to show its pinstripe detail added definition and gave the look a whole new view. This is such a classic and simple attire you can wear for any occasion. Happy Summer!!
The Thao Twins
Your Brother,
Kou Leng 

Woods Wedding

Location: Woods Chapel in Orono, Minnesota
This past weekend (June 1st) I had the amazing opportunity to be part of my uncles wedding. As an usher they wanted us to wear light grey dress shirt and khaki pants with a bow tie and suspenders. I loved the scenery and knew I had to get a few shots.
Shirt- Express
Pants- Express
Suspenders- Hot Topic
Bow tie- unknown, brother gave as gift
Shoes- Call it Springs
Have a wonderful day!
Kou Leng 

March 2014 Favorites & Monthly Favorite Outfits

Hello! I know it's been awhile and I do apologize. This week I'm showing you my favorites for the month of March and as requested my favorite monthly outfits. You guys requested for more and gave positive feedback from my first MFO, so thank you. I appreciate it.  Enjoy!

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MFO INFO: 
OUTFIT 1- Let's go shopping
Denim top: Target
Pants: Hot Topic
Shoes: Dr. Martens Mayer
Bracelet: Hollister
Necklace: Abercrombie & Fitch and ALDO
OUTFIT 2- Bad to the Bone
Jacket- Modern Amusement
Shirt- Hanes
Flannel- Aeropostal
Skinny Jeans- Abercrombie & Fitch "Super Skinny"
Shoes- Thrifted
Sunglasses- Target
 
OUTFIT 3- Time for Class
Hoodie- On The Byas
Jeans- Hollister
Shoes- Walmart
 
Outfit 4- Lunch Date
Sweater- 21 Men
Jeans- Levis 511
Shoes- K-Mart, Route 66
Necklace- Forever 21
Sunglasses- hearts.com
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Throwback Thursday - March 27, 2014

Let's laugh together!
Can we just take a moment to remember this hilarious first video! My first ever Youtube video, a review for a pair of circle lens. If you remember this, I am truly grateful for you sticking around this long. Thank you for enjoying my weirdness. This video is on private fyi.
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Another #TBT video, I believe this is one of my very first OOTD videos. May be wrong, but this outfit was worn for Missions Conference at church.
 
Thank you for laughing along with me. Have a fantastic rest of the week.
- Kou Leng

Night Class Selfies

Boo! Who likes night classes? Been having the motivation and effort to dress up for class rather than just wearing sweats. Styling the moto jacket I recently purchased two different ways.
 
Plaid on Black
Plaid Shirt Aeropostal | Jacket 21 Men | Necklace 21 Men
Black on Black
Top Hurley | Jacket 21 Men | Necklace Aldo Accessories 
Have a wonderful day!

Downtown Dinner Date

Moto Jacket 21 Men | Sweater 21 Men | Jeans Abercrombie & Fitch | Shoes Route 66
Apology for blurriness of shoes in right photo. Photo taken in -10F super crazy!!
Zen Box Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

Winter Layers

AM I ALIVE? 
Haha....yes!!
 
Sweater H&M | Blazer H&M | Button up H&M | Tie Express | Pants Express (Photographer Pants)
This look is perfect for those who want a splash of color mixing with your neutrals. The golden brown adds a POP to your wardrobe.
Update: I've been too busy to blog! Spring semester started a couple weeks ago and it has been too chaotic. Also, been lazy to blog. forgive me!! Keep up to date with me on Instagram. I have also been using Tagbrand this awesome site where you post your outfit then tag the stores. It's pretty neat! Download on your Apple or Android and can be used on your desktop.
Have a wonderful day,
Kou Leng

Holiday Heirs Hair Tutorial

Happy Monday! Happy End of the Semester! 
Today I will be showing how to create the Heirs (Korean drama feat Lee Min Ho) hair. This hair is perfect for those who have medium to long hair length. Also, it is nice to have day 3 or 4 hair unwashed which gives texture and volume. On a regular washed hair my hair is too flat and dry. Which is why I prefer styling my medium hair length on day 3. My roots have grown out and I yet decided to keep my brown hair or cut my hair then dye it again. If you have any hair styles that you think suits me please tweet them to me. This hairstyle is the same as my Black Bow post. Styling my hair never looks the same when I try to recreate it, so sad. I believe this hair is perfect for a clean and stylish look. Whenever I have this hair I feel more confident and look more professional. Just like in Heirs Kim Won only had this hairstyle at the end of the drama in the very last episode. He looked more clean and looked like a CEO. Listed below are the products I had used to create this hairstyle. If you would like more hair styling blog posts please let me know! I would love to do more.
Products I used: 
TRESemme Dry Shampoo
American Crew (Fiber) high hold no shine
American Crew (Pomade) medium hold high shine
Big Sexy Hair Spray (Spray & Play)

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Have a great day!
Kou Leng