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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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Making Memories

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Hey there~ How is your summer treating you? It feels like the time is flying away (million times faster in Summer) and we are moving into August in few days.

Guess what~ I just received the family photos taken by our amazing photographer, Hendry, who incredibly captured our final day in Seoul, Korea. (THANK YOU Hendry~ this is exactly what I wanted!) Just few weeks ago, we had the best time making memories there. If you are like me, you would take tons of photos of what you see, eat, and do during the family vacation. I always think that the scenes and experiences would last forever or at least for a while if I record everything then and there.. Because I take pictures and record videos to enjoy later, my precious moments should not fade, right?

In real life though, after returning home totally relaxed and refreshed, the unforgettable memories we just made start to melt away immediately. By the time we unpacked eight suitcases filled with the souvenir and laundries, almost all fresh feelings and amazing memories are all forgotten. At least it does to me. There are so much at work to catch up, so much housework to do, and so much sleep to recover! The boys have their camps to go and we have business trips to leave waiting for us. All of these busy-ness around our lives force us to forget the special moments we thought we could cherish forever sooner than anticipated.

This year was no different. Especially there was a 14 hour time difference ( jet lag ), I forgot almost everything already! So sad~ I bet I would have lost all my memories if I did not record it to my instagram. The other day, all my boys were gone to their trips and camps, I was sitting in the kitchen table looking at my instagram pictures (because I miss my boys dearly) and got the email with this picture of us. It brought me tears instantly. THIS!!! is nothing compare to my instagram feed which I posted realtime to record every single moment of our vacation to remember! This picture of us running on the old street in Seoul brought the emotion and feeling I felt at the moment back to real life right away!!! It is absolutely amazing how a picture can open the door to connect the moments like this.

I appreciate it so much. I just kept staring at the picture of us for a long time and cried. The memories were alive again because of this amazing reminder.

Maybe it is because “I” was in the photo? Maybe it is because the photographer captured us in a great timing? Maybe it is because everyone was holing hands and smiling? Maybe it is all of the right reasons….

It was p.e.r.f.e.c.t~~~

This image will be printed and displayed in my family room soon to remind us of our togetherness everyday. I am convinced (AGAIN) to photograph my clients the same way every time. Just can not wait to let you all feel how amazing it will be~~


Then and Now

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Hey there!~

I hope you are making lots of memories with your little ones this summer. July is half way through already!! As I mentioned earlier, we (me and my boys) visited our favorite city of all, Seoul Korea for few weeks. It has been five long years since we visited there last time. Back then, the boys were younger and they didn’t remember much of the places we had a wonderful time visiting. Since then, the city has developed even more and there were lots of things to catch up. I will post some fun things we did in another post, but today~ I want to introduce these wonderful sister model clients to you. I started photographing the family five years ago! In fact, this picture was taken right after my visit to Korea in 2014. They were adorable cuties then and now they had grown into beautiful girls in 2019! They were the first family to photograph right after my trip again! How fun~

I just fell in love with them all over again.

I am not going to lie… they are gorgeous and beautiful, but the most exciting part of it is to watch them grow. Sisters are forever~ like God’s given best friends that share so much. H and O remind me of my sister and I when we were young. My heart is warming to photograph beautiful sisters and so I just had to quickly share THEN and NOW images of them. Just imagine the stories they will share together for life~

What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?
— James DeVries

I hope I get to watch them grow older~ sharing great news and celebrating life together. I will show you how beautiful they become then~


Simplicity Session is BACK!

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By the popular demand~

Summer Simplicity Sessions are back just in time to celebrate your favorite season!!! School will be out soon and the days will get longer. Beaches and mountains are calling you to stop and relax to appreciate each other. Every summer, YELLOWHALE have offered the most hassle free (and cool) portrait experiences to families around. Choose date and time (literally any time of the day you like~) and stop by! We will blow balloons, throw confetti, sing some nice songs, and dance. No sweat, no bug, no rain, no worries!!! We have only SEVEN openings this summer now through July 31st.


(verb) to mark a notable occasion with gratitude and rejoicing
(synonyms: commemorate, observe, mark, keep, honor, memorialize)

If your little one has her birthday this summer

If you had a graduation in your family (either preschool or high school…)last weekend

If you will be extremely busy this fall and no time to take holiday pictures

if you had summer simplicity sessions last year

if you are celebrating any anniversary this year

This is your opportunity to celebrate. Our Simplicity Sessions can fit into any busy traveling schedule you may have. Because it is literally so simple!

Summer Simplicity Session

Now through July 31st, 2019 or until the all 7 openings are filled (whichever comes first),

you will enjoy the exclusive benefits including:

A Special Session Offer— a $99 session: 30 min studio sessions* now through July 31st 2019 ($300 value).

A Free Gift — receive a free fine art print in 8x10 with any purchase now through July 31st 2019. ($250 value)

** Call 202.870.6773 to schedule your FREE consultation today!

*Must book your portrait session by July 31st, 2019. The session fee is due at the time of booking. The fee covers the pre consultation, the photo session, and presentation with Kyung. The session is 30 mins and will produce 15 images to choose from. All prints and art products are separate to purchase at a selection meeting. The session must take place now through July 31st 2019. Valid for studio sessions only. Age 6 month and up for children. Immediate family members 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 July 31st, 2019. Offer may be revoked at any time.

Call 202.870.6773 to schedule your session today. It won’t last long~

See you soon~

Summer is near~

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is near…

Are you excited? I have been dreaming of slowing down and enjoying the moment with my boys for so long. As the boys grow tall and big, I feel that the whole school year passes like a week(?). Before you know the summer will be behind us!

What is your vacation plan for this summer? Beach and mountain sound amazing. My boys just turned 16 and 14 and I have had enough experience of planning our family summer, but every year, there is always a new set of challenges rising. One thing I have learned from trial and error full of summers is to GO when you are in doubt to go or not to go. Going means making memories and it is always associated with your TIME. I learned that spending time to experience something is always better than not. It is such a simple rule (with few exceptions) to have when planning any vacation for the family.

We loved visiting Big Island, Hawaii last summer (picture above, by Wilde Sparrow photography). After a busy school year, we thought the boys needed some time relaxing and recenter themselves kind of down time. It was so perfect! Literally, we stayed at the beach except when we hiked on the mountain.

Looking back all those years, one of my favorite memories was to visit Korea with the boys six years ago. You know Korea is where I was born and grew up all my childhood. It is not like going to a brand new city, but it means so much to show my kids where their root had begun. They stayed with the grandparents and cousins, visited many historical places, learned so much about themselves. They barely spoke Korean, but they could certainly understand the language and culture - especially they loved the food the most. Boys have been wanting to visit Korea again for many years and it was not hard to decide where to go this summer. So here we go~ we will be visiting Seoul again in June!!!

This time, we will be able to walk longer and farther (they are taller than me!). I hope we can experience living in Seoul for few weeks. Riding subways or taxi, eating local fruits and street food, visiting where I went to schools, and so much more. Just thinking of it makes me so excited. I can not wait to make unforgettable memories there!

Where are you planning to go? Do you know somewhat close locations where you take your kids just for a quick weekend getaway? Can not wait to hear all about your favorite vacation stories~

With all excitement of thinking of summer, I must say that there will be some time crunch during the summer at the studio. I will continue to photograph until early half of June and will have a few weeks break until mid July. So if you are planning to get your summer sessions done at the studio, please contact me right away. I will be happy to arrange your session dates into the schedule so that you won’t be missing out wondering where I am!!!

Hope you enjoy the beautiful spring weather. And have a great summer!


Then, now, and counting...

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“I love photography because I could enjoy the memories through the pictures~”. One of my friends said the other day. It is so true to me, too. In fact, it was the very reason I do what I do. As a visual person, I always remember things through images clearly.

Back in 2013, this couple (in the pictures above) came in to the studio for a maternity photo session and a week later the first baby boy was born. Since then, I got to photograph the family every year capturing the growth of the family. The most recent photo session was to celebrate their third’s first birthday few weeks ago. Many times, we met at the studio and their home. When the weather is good, we ventured out to some beautiful locations. I have photographed all three J, M, and G birth, six month, and the first birthday photos. The holiday photos and cards, too! I feel so privileged to be part of this family’s journey as a documenter and their storyteller. The memories will be cherished forever.

I am still editing this special photo session images but quickly wanted to post few collections of my favorite images from the six years. While the couple became three, and then four, and then five, and growing happier together. It is so exciting, wonderful, beautiful, and there is nothing like family!

With all said, here are some of the wonderful occasions to celebrate of life and possibly document with special portrait images.

  1. birthdays

  2. your favorite season (can be all seasons!)

  3. wedding anniversary, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th,…

  4. holidays - family or seasonal

  5. mother’s day

  6. graduation

  7. move

  8. just because

May is almost passing, which means we are getting close to the later half of the year 2019 already. Whatever you are celebrating this year, congratulations to you and your loved ones. I hope you will make beautiful memories and cherish them.

Until next time,