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— Elizabeth Lawrence

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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What I want you to remember...

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Hi~ hope all of you are enjoying the beautiful fall season - one of my favorite time of the year. There are only TEN weeks left in the year 2018. Can you believe it? I can’t!!!!

Last night, I was posting a cute little video of a lifestyle session that I did few weeks ago for a good and long time client of mine. She has beautiful three children aged from 6month to five year old and thus we had so so so much fun during the photo shoot. You see, none of us has any plan as everything happens spontaneously. Even if we had a great plan, it was not going to work. Six of us (including the photographer) were just there to enjoy the time together… and here is what it looks like.

Instagram always makes my video in lower quality, I wanted to share it here again with a better quality.

✨CELEBRATING LIFE✨ - if someone asks me what I do for living, this will be my answer. There are so many little things we can cherish only if we can remember... some times, I blame my brain why I can not remember what my my kids said or did that I loved so much at that time. And believe me, I thought I could remember it forever. All those little moments fade away as time went by. When my boys were little, they spoke Korean, and they said the most precious words to each other... and played pretend games.. and jumped up and down giggling.. Most of the times, I “stop” them because it was dangerous, or dirty, or just too loud. Many years later(probably too many), I miss that crazy and wonder-ful time the most. I have two boys that are 15 and 13. And my house is quiet and calm.. I love my boys and quiet house, don’t get me wrong. But you know what? I miss that time so much. I bet you will, too. That’s why, I photograph the LIFE as is. How beautifully amazing it is! I collected about 60 images from a lifestyle photo session to show you what I would cherish if I were the mom for my client and made into a 60 sec video. I call it “CELEBRATION”. See it for yourself, it is truly what LIFE is all about. Love and together!!! That’s what I photograph and what I want YOU to enjoy.

!! little bit of housekeeping stuff~ !!

We are super excited about our Holiday Family Sessions in two weeks (11/3 ~11/4)! We have ONE last opening and if you are interested, please call 202.870.6773 NOW.

If you are interested in getting your family’s LIFESTYLE photography session at your home (or at the studio), there is also ONE last opening in November, so please call 202.870.6773 NOW.

Other than that, enjoy the beautiful season… don’t get carried away by busyness of running around. There is nothing more important than your LIFE = LOVE + TOGETHERNESS!!!

Until next time, XOXO - Kyung

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.   

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.

Limited Edition Simplicity Experience

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        Behind the scenes of the limited edition Simplicity Experience Sessions by Yellowhale Portraits. Video by Mei Yuzuki

Hello Hello~ Hope you are having an amazing summer!

Just like that ~ August arrived, my favorite month of the year. Before you know it, the kids will be going back to school, then Halloween, Thanksgiving, and finally the holidays. With all this excitement ahead of us, August is still relaxing, filled with fun times. Yellowhale Portrait Studio is the perfect place to capture the precious moments of your little ones before life gets in the way.

If you have been thinking of getting a quick update portrait done for your little one's growth, or if you have summer babies, or just because you want to, we have the best news for you. Our fabulous, quick, easy, fun, and amazing Simplicity Experience is here for just TWO more families.

Click here for details.

The spots are very limited, so if you would like to take the opportunity to experience yellowhale the short and sweet way, here is your chance!~ 

Call 202.870.6773 to schedule your session today.

xoxo,

 

What it is like to Experience Yellowhale Portrait

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Every family has its own story. As a family portrait photographer - I get to enjoy the most beautiful and real family stories from how the couple fell in love, thirty-hour long labor, to first birthday, and so many other episodes. I love being part of the family stories. More over, I want to CREATE unforgettable memories for them to cherish. 

Today, my client, Jennifer and Sung visited the studio for the Big Reveal presentation of their family portraits photographed three weeks ago. We had planned this special celebration since January, selecting the style, color, location, what to wear. Jennifer and I share so much in common (like all other moms out there! ^^) how much we love our children and what the family means to us. So the designing her photo session was quite similar to what I would have done for my own family. Their children are pre teens and it is the stage where they start to feel uncomfortable smiling at the camera or hugging or kissing their mom and feel a little shy about being in front of the camera.  As I understood, her main focus of the photo session was to capture the children's natural smile (not posed or forced) and show the love of the family.  I had planned to play a little game with them to relax and have fun during the session. The session took place at the studio to create a modern, yet formal look that will go really well with her living room decor. I loved how everything we planned came together at the session and the result turned out exactly how she wanted!

Below is a short video clip that I was able to capture during the REVEAL presentation and I so wanted to share it with you all. I took this video with my iphone with their permission. ^^

After she left the studio, I received a little note from her saying...

Thank you Kyung!

You have far exceeded my expectations!! And I had high expectations too.. haha! You have captured the love in my family... the great love and joy we have for each other and from each other. You have captured them all in your images. You are so gifted! And a special thank you for capturing my son Nathan. Your images display what I see when I look at him. When I asked Nathan “Do you recognize yourself?”, he said “no” and I told him “This handsome young man is you my Nathan! This is exactly what you look like in real life!”. Your pictures are treasures that we will cherish forever. From beginning to end the whole experience was a wonderful one and the results speak for themselves. Thank you so much!

— Jennifer

I am so so so happy to be able to give the family the most beautiful images to cherish and see what their love and happiness is like. Below is some of my favorite images from their portrait experience.

Jen and Sung, thank you so much for letting me be part of your life journey. Being there to document what is already beautiful was my privilege and I am grateful for that. When this image is magnificently installed over your mantle, not only your children but also everyone who visits your lovely home will be reminded of love and joy shines through the portrait. - Kyung

I can not believe it is already MAY (one third of the year 2017 has passed already!).

If you are interested in reserving your family portraits this spring, I still have our $99 Portrait Special sessions available for June. It is an amazing value and would be a perfect gift for the MOM you love for Mother's Day (May 14th!). You know mothers like Jennifer and myself, we would die to receive our children's portraits as a gift than anything...  CALL 202.870.6773 to schedule your session and click HERE  for more information.