Portrait of a Gourmand: Story of Allison & Son

by on January 30, 2011

Portrait of a Gourmand A gourmand is simply, someone who takes pleasure in food and eating. This is a continuing photographic series of gourmands, from all walks of life. There are many gourmands that inspire us in profound ways that make us experience and think about food differently. These portraits essays share their amazing stories.

You’re looking at two lovely and multi-talented people. Allison Day, founder of Sushiday.com, is a dancer and a web developer. Her boyfriend Phu Son Nguyen is also web developer, artist and photographer. Their artistry and love for one another is nothing but obvious, and infectious.

Together they create websites, they blog, they cook, they dance and they photograph together.

We hired Allison to be a model for one of our photo-shoots one afternoon and right by her side was Son, helping her with her outfit changes and helped us with behind the scenes lighting. Watching them work together and seeing how they gently communicated with one another was such a treat.

So, with our cameras in hand, we pulled them aside for a little private shoot before the sun set on the horizon.

In those 10 minutes we captured a moment in their story.

The End.

You can connect with Allison and Son at:

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kiran January 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

Very beautifully worded and photographed! Beautiful couple :)


2 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Wow what a stunning couple! great shots.


3 barbara January 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm

How gorgeous.


4 Haley January 30, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I’m jealous, lol


5 Nate @ House of Annie January 31, 2011 at 1:18 am

altogether now: Awwwwwwww



6 corinne January 31, 2011 at 6:10 am

hummm what a lovely story ! i wish them “une belle continuation”…. love is all what we need, the rest comes along….


7 Angie January 31, 2011 at 7:33 am

Your photography just seems to get more and more stunning. (If that’s even possible) This is the most darling, cute shots ever, what a sweet couple!


8 betsy January 31, 2011 at 10:37 am

LOVE this. gorgeous. I have followed them, and you, since I was researching my trip to Japan. Love to see people that are so nice be so happy.


9 Nancy@acommunaltable January 31, 2011 at 10:43 am

Beautiful!!! A truly wonderful way to start my week!!!!


10 Irvin January 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I love it! Allison and Son look radiant! What magical photographs, you totally captured their personality and their love for each other!


11 Jen Yu January 31, 2011 at 10:09 pm

This is such a fantastic post, because I know how awesome the people are on BOTH sides of the camera. But the beach setting is making me feel a little warm…


12 Kim February 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

This caught my eye because my brother’s name is also Son. :-)

Beautiful photos.



13 Denver Photographers February 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I love all that great lighting!


14 Trish Ponder February 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
— Robert Frost

You capture this quote in your photos and your words in your post! Beautiful


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