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10130 Falls Rd.
Potomac, MD 20854

202.870.6773

Yellowhale Photography specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography using natural light and settings to create pure and captivating images. A professional photographer with a thriving business, Kyung Jung is based in the Washington, DC area. She travels throughout the District, Northern Virginia and Maryland turning life’s precious moments into contemporary and vibrant memories. For more information, please contact Kyung at 202-870-6773 or info@yellowhale.com.

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A Very Special Wedding

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Today, I want to share a very special wedding with you. As I am watching the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan on TV, it was so beautiful to see the overflowing love and joy of the couple and the blessings pouring over them. I wish them the best on this wonderful journey, as you build their new lives together. What a special wedding it is! It is almost like a fairy tale - it is just so lovely to see them in love and surrounded by the whole world watching and blessing them...

As you all know, I am not a wedding photographer, but I had done a handful weddings so far for my family friend, siblings of my current client, and my own family members'. And today, I wanted to share my most recent and the most special wedding that I photographed last year. Just because the H + M's Royal Wedding brought me the whole memory of the most amazing day of my brother and his wife.

I know I am biased, my brother and my sister-in-law are the cutest couple to my eyes. Anderson House location was truly amazing to photograph my special couple in. More over, when we arrived there, the fascinating Solar Eclipse just started to happen and I was so lucky to capture the astonishing scene with this couple.

At first,  I could not tell what is happening with my bare eyes. It just felt extremely quiet, I mean there was no bird or any little critters movement at the time. When I start to look through the camera lens, I started to notice the shape of the shadow was different, and the color of the light was definitely cooler. I did not have a chance to discuss it with other photographers, but the shape and the color temperature of the light were dramatically unusual to photograph. I could say - it was almost like in mid day full sun, yet had a in shade temperature? The most amazing thing is that we did not plan this out at all. We had no idea the solar eclipse will happen at the time and date of his wedding when we schedule the wedding day and location a year before.

You can definitely tell the shape of the light that came through the the window is quite interesting. There are so many little croissant shape lights scattered all of the dance floor. I was asking myself, "How many couples in the whole world got the solar eclipse in their wedding pictures?" Indeed, it was a very special wedding because it was my loving brother's, but also it was the most unforgettable event I ever photographed with the Solar Eclipse.

Congratulations again to my brother and his beautiful wife! And of course to the prince Harry and Meghan for their wedding today! 

 

 

Happy Mother's Day, Moms!

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Happy Mother’s Day, moms! 

Another year has gone and another year to be thankful to you for all of your love, support and inspiration. I hope you enjoy your littles more and do less of your regular duties today. Really!

In fact, I want you to STOP what you are doing now and to play a fun game. I know you have a keen eye and you can definitely pin point the right couple in no time.  I have picked four Yellowhale newborns and their moms (See the pictures below). I want you to match each baby and which belly (s)he came from. Here is how you play. All rules must be followed to be able to enter. 

1. FOLLOW our instagram (@yellowhaleportraits) 
2. LIKE the contest post
3. COMMENT your answer as mom's initials in the order of babies (Preston, Noshi, Eleanor, and Milla).
    So the answer may look like QXYZ! 
4. TAG your friend to increase your chance to win!

Entries are accepted by Midnight Tuesday 5/15.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday 5/16 10AM through Instagram post.

PRIZE*: one free family portrait session and a 8x10 print ($550 value) at Yellowhale Portrait Studio

Once you're done playing this game, relax and enjoy your special day! Good Luck and happy mother's day to you!!!!

xoxo,
Kyung

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* FINE PRINT: The prize session is a weekday family session at the studio for 30 min, one outfit, 5-10 images presented to choose from at the selection meeting (at the studio) in one week from the session. The winner must be local to receive the prize. No on line gallery available. This session includes one print (up to 8x10) of choice. No digital files are included. The session must be booked by June 10th and must take place at the studio and be completed by September 30th. Session is good for a direct family of up to five people. One time only. Can not be transferred and does not have any cash value. Cannot be combined with any other offer.  A $99 retainer is required at the time of booking to hold your session date and time.  This retainer will be refunded after the session is complete. One gift print up to 8x10 is included.  No purchase required, but other products are available to add on. Once the session date is set, can not be rescheduled. The session can be upgraded to a full lifestyle experience at $150.   

We are hiring! - Newborn / Maternity Photographer Position

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Yay!!!! We are looking for an experienced newborn photographer to be part of Yellowhale Portrait team. Maryland, North Virginia, or DC photographers, this is a great opportunity to do, learn, and grow with our Baby & Children's boutique portrait studio. If you love to create newborn portrait art, to be part of our amazing community, to do what you love while growing your passion,  this is for you!  We are located in Potomac, MD (10 min from Beltway, right at crossing Potomac River).

If you are the perfect photographer, please EMAIL(Subject: NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER) your portfolio, resume, along with cover letter to info@yellowhale.com. 

This is a part-time position that has a potential to grow into full time. Compensation is based on experience and qualifications. Per session or hourly rate and commission will be discussed during the review process.

Job Description:

We are looking for a highly experienced newborn photographer to be part of our creative photography team. Must be able to work with newborn baby with posing, lighting, styling technique with an exceptional artistic vision that fits Yellowhale Photography's simple and clean style. Must have an excellent technique and skill to use a full-frame DSLR camera. Must be able to plan, shoot and edit the images at the studio. 

Qualification:

  • at least two year(s) of experience as a professional newborn photographer  
  • strong portfolio of newborn photography showing mastery of technique, exposure, pose, post-processing in newborn portraits
  • photography degree not necessary, but training & workshops are a plus
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Raw 
  • time management, interpersonal skill, written & verbal communication skills are a must

The non-compete agreement is required for all employee. We provide extensive training and opportunity to learn and grow. Position begins in August 2018

If you are the perfect photographer, please EMAIL your portfolio, resume, along with cover letter to info@yellowhale.com.  (Please do not call, visit, or text to the studio)

10th ANNIVERSARY PORTRAIT SPECIAL

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This MAY marks our 10th year Anniversary in DC area. We've started Yellowhale Photography in 2004 in Boston and moved down to Potomac, MD in 2008. (Yes, 10 years ago!!! Time flies...)

Since I opened our Maryland door in May 2008, we've served hundreds of families around Washington DC area and beyond - capturing their life-changing events, welcoming new babies, traveling with you, making memories, sharing laughter and tears... 

Below family was my first DC client, Mandy and Paul. I still remember this day vividly (it was drizzling, but we did not care...^^). I just moved to the area (from Boston) and Mandy shared her beautiful family with me like a snap. Thank you Mandy for trusting Yellowhale! These little cuties are now in Highschools and that baby is in middle school. 

Every single family I photographed, I remember not only their faces, but also the locations, and the reasons why they chose Yellowhale. These beautiful families are the reasons why I do what I do. Many of them are returning for annual family portraits. There are tons more families who came to our studio. I would not be the photographer I am today without your support. I am forever grateful and honored to be your family photographer. 

To celebrate our meaningful anniversary and show our thanks for YWP families, we promote MAY to be our Family Appreciation Month at Yellowhale Portrait Studio, and we invite you to be a part of YWP family members!!

We are delighted to offer you the 10th Anniversary Portrait Special this season!

Book your family portraits by May 31st 2018, you’ll enjoy the exclusive benefits including:

A Special Session Offer— a $99 session on weekday studio family sessions* now through August 31st 2018. ($300 value)

A Free Gift — receive a free metal print in 8x10 with any purchase now through August 31st 2018. ($299 value)

Double Discount on Holiday items — 25% off your holiday cards and gift prints with a coffee table book purchase now through August 31st 2018.

** Call 202.870.6773 to schedule your FREE consultation today!

*Must book your family session by May 31, 2018. The session must take place now through August 31st 2018. Offer for Family members benefit is valid for Monday-Friday studio sessions only. Offer can not be combined with any other offer or discount. All sessions subject to availability and additional blackout dates may apply. There are no refunds, exchanges, or adjustments to previous orders. Normal service charges apply to orders placed after August 31st, 2018. Offer may be revoked at any time.

Introducing Celebrity Portrait Experience!

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The warm and fresh feel of the new season finally has arrived. I can not wait for the cherry blossoms to bloom and to watch the explosion of color that Spring brings. In this beautiful season, I want to invite you to experience something exciting and unique at Yellowhale.  

Introducing our new "Celebrity Portrait Experience"

The Celebrity Portrait promises to be the most fun your child will ever experience while having their pictures taken. Unlike typical family portraits that document the physical growth and changes progressed over time, this unique portrait experience celebrates your child's talent, passion, or their ultimate dream. Whether its dancing, playing an instrument, playing soccer, being a princess, playing with their favorite dolls or toys, or riding a skateboard.  Whatever consumes your child, the Celebrity Portrait Experience will celebrate it.

As a child grows, their favorite activity changes dramatically. At the age of four, your daughter is all about being Cinderella, but by age nine is obsessed with soccer and EMOJI. As a parent, you want to remember what made them so excited and how talented they were. We want to help document your child's precious dream and passion in the most beautiful and artistic way with some fashion and editorial kick! Of course, your child deserves some spotlight and confetti!

The Celebrity Portrait Experience is 100% custom designed; from choosing the best activities to selecting their outfits, props and backgrounds. Your child is truly the STAR of the day. The end result is artwork that is as unique as your ever loving child.

You will LOVE flipping through the special edition magazine with their picture on the cover! Because we know you are their biggest fan!!!  

Take a look at our newest galleries of Celebrity Experiences, watch the behind the scene video, and read what people have to say!

Here are what clients had to say about the Celebrity Portrait Experience at YELLOWHALE:

A Dream Come True...

Working with Kyung was truly a dream come true as a mother and as a business woman. She was extremely professional and absolutely wonderful when working with the girls. The Celebrity Experience was like no other photography experience that we have ever had. Kyung listened to Ellie and Marin and took to heart that interests and true personalities. She then created an experience and in turn photos that completely captured the essence of who they are, now, at nine years old. These photographs aren’t like any others. As an added bonus, I also don’t need to write on the back to catalog the photos for future years.. it is obviously, these photos are of the girls at nine! They are the girls. We all feel so grateful to have been able to work with Kyung.

We will always cherish these photos and the overall experience.

- Rachel (Bethesda, MD)

Session Itself Is A Memory!!!

Let me start by saying I have a Type-A personality and I did my homework before reaching out to Kyung @ Yellowhale! I absolutely loved the images I saw on her website, but I was hooked when I called and spoke to her over the phone. Kyung's attention to detail and professionalism are like no other, but what was so refreshing to me was her personality and friendly disposition. She took the time to hear my vision for my daughter's "Celebrity Experience" and left no stone unturned. My daughter and I were in awe when we arrived at the shoot......confetti, sparkles, fans, lights, balloons!!! Every little girls (and moms) dream to have all of this ready for THEM! Kyung made us feel at home for those few hours and my daughter had the time of her life (and still asks when do I get to do it again?!) This is a memory that I will hold dear to my heart forever. I couldn't help but get emotional at the "selection meeting." The images she was able to capture far EXCEEDED my expectations. Everything about Kyung and Yellowhale are well worth the time and investment. My family and I will definitely be back again! 

- Mandy (Oakton, VA)

What an Adventure...

From the prep we went through; finding fun outfits and accessories that expressed her creativity, to deciding which side of her we wanted to showcase and remember for all time. The actual day itself was put together in the most fun way ever.  Ruby loved dancing and singing and posing and basically just having fun being herself, all while you captured these amazing images.  I don't think Ruby noticed the camera, you slipped into the background all the while being ever present. 

I said amazing images and I do not use this word lightly; you captured the inner glow we see every day in our daughter and you made it radiate from every picture. Truly an art.

We hope many more girls, old and young get the opportunity we had in this session with you.  I know for sure we will be back again!

-Emma & Steve ( Bethesda, MD)


Here are few behind the scenes videos you can watch. 

Emilia's session was about Easter bunny, flying sky with balloons, ballet, playing with her dolls.

Ellie and Marin were celebrating their 9th birthday with confetty, balloons, glitters, flower girl dresses.

No Yellowhale Celebrity session is alike. Our Celebrity Experience provides you with 25 beautiful swoon-worthy images to relish. At your selection meeting (about two weeks from the session date), you can select from our finished, ready-to-hang gallery quality metal print posters, wall gallery collection, and commercial grade editorial magazine that highlights your child's talent and beauty.  

Does your child have a talent? Is she excited about Ballet? Are your twins turning nine this year? Or is he playing with legos all day long? With the Celebrity Experience, we can create the perfect portraits that are as brilliant and unique as they are!  They are growing up so quickly - THIS is your opportunity to give them a chance to shine forever.

 

CALL 202.870.6773 to schedule your free consultation today.