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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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Belly, Baby, and Beyond

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These three words that start with B are perfect for what we do with our newborn clients. At first, it did not occur as BBB- but Yellowhale has begun as a newborn baby portrait studio almost fifteen years ago. We’ve have been serving hundreds of babies (many of whom are now in Highschools.) and most of our baby clients stayed with our studio for decade so that we documented how the family grew over time…

It is such an amazing experience for both me and my clients because a. I get to enjoy watching the kids (Obviously!) grow and b. they don’t have to worry about trying to find their old pictures…( it is all with me~). Other than these practical reasons, there are tons of emotional value that we can not describe here. It almost feels like I am part of your family… but takes pictures of the family events for you? I love it!

It all began when I realized how quickly the baby grows (Especially the first year!) and as the baby grow, the family life changes dramatically. I still feel that there is no end of evolving in my family. My boys are almost sixteen and fourteen - they are still adorable, but they are like my friends now. We talk about issues and troubles, too. For sure, they eat more than I do and they are taller than I am. The point is that I miss the little things from when they were little… SO MUCH!!!!

I will write about it in detail when things get slow down a little. I so wanted to remember little details of my boys when they were tiny little babies. How I hold them, and how I adore them… and even how they cried~~~~~ are all precious. Sometimes, I am surprised by Facebook memories pop up with some images from many years back. I don’t even know how I forgot about them? But I did forget a lot of memories (that I thought I would remember forever~).

Back to the subject… As a family photographer, I had many times when I remember more than the mom does about her baby… because I have been visually taking notes from the day one. I suggest to all my newborn clients to schedule multiple photography sessions for the first year just because the baby grow so rapidly. The change is so dramatic, if you blink, the baby will grow into a little human!!!

Here is an example of Susan’s little Girl Magnolia’s first year images. 99 images from NEWBORN, SIX MONTH, ONE YEAR photo sessions. It shows exactly what I mean… by Belly, Baby, and Beyond! If you are expecting, just like any other planning you do for the baby’s arrival, it is really important plan you need to do! How you will document the precious moments of your baby’s first year and beyond…

xoxo, until next time,

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.

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.

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,