Kristy Yang Photography: Blog en-us (C) Kristy Yang Photography (Kristy Yang Photography) Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:20:00 GMT Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:20:00 GMT Kristy Yang Photography: Blog 88 120 Nubian Hueman Fall/Winter Collection

Experience life as raw and passionate as you can, and be forever thankful for the next adventure. 

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So wonderful to shoot the fall/winter fashion collection for the DC boutique store Nubian Hueman, located at the @anacostiaarts in DC. Anika and the team not only showcase Anacostia by bringing art and beauty to the community but also support the black business by hand picking all the quality products and brands by #BlackCreatives across the globe all under one roof! Check the collections for HIM & HER online and in store πŸ‚πŸ

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Repetition Creates the Master

Do it over and over again until it becomes part of who you are. 

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The ultimate LA vibes, I am so happy to finally meet Nic and Joy, the dancers of Jacob Jonas The Company, in person!! All these breathtaking tricks, flips, kicks, are only made possible by continuous training. I've seen their behind the scene videos online. Repetition creates the masters, and these two are the real deal! So wonderful to create with this two and more series to come ;) Stay tuned!!

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Drops of Jupiter

"Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day, and head back to the Milky Way.

And tell me, did Venus blow your mind

Was it everything you wanted to find

And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there."

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A second dreamy series for Sandra's special birthday photoshoot - a styled photo series to capture the beginning of her milestone year. As you can see, the best is yet to come! Check the first series here on blog, too!


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Lina & Mike

You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.

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So honored to document Lina and Mike's big day! From the first look to the "special guest" attending the wedding. Seeing all the tender moments between them and all the love surrounding the couple just make me swoon!! 

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Nubian Hueman Fall Collection Souls that resemble attract inevitably.

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When you see the Fall Fashion photoshoot you did go live on the store's website!!! **Squeal** And the the photo is also being featured on A Creative DC! That's what happened when you worked with an amazing team! Kicking off the weekend with this fiery new fall fashion collection with the boutique store Nubian Hueman located at the @anacostiaarts in DC. Anika and the team not only showcase Anacostia by bringing art and beauty to the community but also support the black business by hand picking all the quality products and brands by #BlackCreatives across the globe all under one roof! Check the collections for HIM & HER online and in store πŸ‚πŸ

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β–ͺ️Model: @toboreoweh @steveoback
β–ͺ️Stylist: @_heyyitszoe_ of @nubianhueman
β–ͺ️MUA: @akuarobinson


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Wild to be "UNO"

When you're cute and you know it ;)

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Nicolás turned one and Paula and Miguel prepared a cute "UNO" party for their baby boy!! He's surrounded by so much love and I'm so honored to capture all these happy and special moments for them. 

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Fairy Tale Birthday Sandra (2)Sandra (2)

"She dreamed improbable dreams, followed her heart and created her own little fairy tale! "

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An important part of photography to me is to capture the essence of life, to help people document the special times that they can cherish forever. And that is exactly what I created for Sandra. We did a dreamy styled photoshoot for her birthday, to celebrate the amazing golden year. This entire photoshoot is just like a fairy tale, I can't help but swoon during the entire shoot!! Another series to come, keep an eye for it ;)

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Autumn Romance

When I'm constrained, I yearned to create more.

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During a dance practice, a flip trick went wrong and my toe was dislocated. 2 X-rays, 4 shots, and multiple adjustments later at the ER it's still not completely set back in. I wasn't home until 5am that day but my teammates stayed beside me. Funny thing is when I asked the nurse after the procedure, "Is it normal to be hurting?" She looked at me eyes wide open and said, "Did you see how your toe was?!" okay... guess I still have humor after all this lol 

I went to the specialist the next day and I'm going to be stuck in a walking pneumatic boot for 2 weeks and will take at least a month to heal. Fortunately, another round of x-rays showed it's now properly relocated and no surgery is needed. In Chinese, we called this the biggest fortune out of misfortune. I'm not letting my banged up toe stop me from capturing the beauty of the world. So here're some colors of Autumn I have to capture today. 

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You light up my world "When I'm holding you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands."

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When I first met Michael 2 years ago, we talked about finding that one true love and he said there's this one girl that's always on his mind. Fast forward to yesterday, I was honored to document Michael and Christine celebrating their love with their nearest and dearest and he's so flattered she took his last name. Congratulations on finding your OTL, Michael!! Fairy tales do exist!


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Happy Birthday, Nathan!

"Let me love you a little more before you're not little anymore!"

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I came across a question the other day, "What is your greatest accomplishment as a photographer?" I saw people mentioning their awards, exhibition, etc. Those are all amazing milestones. But to me, the greatest reward is to help people see their authentic beauty and to capture the moments in life that people can re-live and cherish forever. This, is one of those moments. It was a beautiful day full of sunshine and Joanna wants to give Nathan his 1st birthday a celebration full of love and smiles. 




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Fusion Urbana

The best work is a fusion of love and effort. 
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Thrilled to share the photoshoot with Helena and her fiery Fusion Urbana DC Dance Company, everything was glowing like fire in the sun!


Team Director - Helena Mambotera







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Actor Headshots for Taylor

"Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there."

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I'm always appreciative when people recommend me to their friends and family for my photography service, especially flattered when it's coming from a fellow photographer like this photoshoot. I was able to meet Taylor through a photographer, and I was so happy to capture these headshots him. He's an upcoming actor and just got an audition in California, how exciting! I tried to capture the different side of Taylor, which one is your favorite? Well for me, I love all the photos so it's too hard for me to decide haha!

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Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull

Took my life from negative to positive, tonight, let's enjoy life! 
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What a stellar night to cover the live concert of Enrique Iglesias and Pitbullat the Capital One Arena for DCBX, thanks to Lee and Katherine! As you can see the night was on FIRE πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ For all the photos, head to the album here

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Vanity Fair Profile (2)Profile (2)

"This is why I teach dance. Not because I expect you to major in dance. Not because I expect you to dace all your life. Not so you can relax and have fun. But so you will be human. So you will recognize beauty. So you will be sensitive. So you will be closer to an infinite world. So you will have something to Clint to. So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good… in short, more life! Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live?"

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Proud to introduce you this diverse and talented dance family we have in DMV. How lucky are we to have so many talents in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia contributing their knowledge and passion to us? Thrilled to share with you this new series DJ-Parker Cocolo and I worked on with our renowned salsa, bachata, kizomba female instructors in DMV. There are some other teachers who would love to join us for the shoot unfortunately couldn't because of schedule. But our vision is the same - we want to showcase how dance is life, is unity, is love for us. Especially as we are celebrating the women this year at the DC Salsa & Bachata Dance Festival (DCSB Fest), these ladies show their strength and beautify in such a powerful way! More excitingly, they are collaborating together and going to debut a brand new performance at the #DCSBF2017, WOW! To have these teachers from 3 different states coming together, it's going to be EPIC!!! I can't wait!!! 

The instructors included in this photoshoot ordered alphabetically are listed below. You can also see their individual portraits in this post.

Bebe Alanis @bebealanisuy 
Blanca Flores 
Helena Mambotera @helenalamambotera 
Jenna Marie @jennamh0106 
Julissa Cruz @j_boogie 
Kat Arias @ferocitydance 
Kat Flores @katcandancedc 
Kaya Barraza @kayabarraza 
Linda Saenz @lindasaenzc@classedancecompany 
Luz Mercier @lucyluz27 @dcstylesalsa 
Maria Krupholter 
Nancy Sb @sentimiento_dance_co@nalers2011 
Oriana Gabriela @orianaagabriela 
Tabitha Hitchye @tabithadancediva 
Tanya Fiske


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Bebe Alanis

Blanca Flores

Helena Mambotera

Jenna Marie

Julissa Cruz

Kat Arias

Kat Flores

Kaya Barraza

Linda Saenz

Luz Mercier

Maria Krupholter

Nancy Sb

Oriana Gabriela

Tabitha Hitchye

Tanya Fiske

]]> (Kristy Yang Photography) architecture art bachata beauty city cityscape dance dancers empowerment fashion kizomba lady portrait salsa style teachers urban women Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:42:29 GMT
STYLE Exhibition

Every picture has a story to tell.

I love to capture the beauty, love, and light of the world and sharing the positive message and inspiring people through imagery. And luckily this time, even at the heart of DC. Thrilled to be a part of the STYLE exhibition showcasing the #DCStyle competition winners, hosted by FotoWeekDC and Brightest Young Things at CityCenterDC. Seeing my photo being a part of the collection that brightens up people's days makes my heart so full and happy! This exhibition started on July 11 and is closing this weekend, come check it out and share the love πŸ€— For the fellow dancers going to the DCBX 9 Aka DC Bachata Congress #1 Latin Fest in the USA, it's literally less than 5 mins walk beside the venue πŸ’ƒπŸ»

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Summer Fun Doug & Dafna (29)Doug & Dafna (29) Family - Together, we have it all! 


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I've been taking this family's portraits for the past 3 years. The kids are going so fast and the love between them is so beautiful to see. Today, it's Father's Day in Taiwan. As the number 8 pronounced as "ba" in mandarin, the date 8/8 sounds like "baba" which is "daddy" β€οΈ Wishing all the daddies a very happy Fathers Day!

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The Woman's World There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself, and being comfortably in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty!


Brand new series starting TODAY - The Woman's World!! Women are the architects of society, they play multiple roles - mothers, workers, guardians, wives, partners, healers... And yet, in this rough environment where things tend to be unequal for women, they still thrive and bloom that you can't take their eyes off of them. In this series, we are capturing 14 lovely women showing their radiant selves in their business vs dancing attire. The beauty of them shine from within no matter where they are!

I'm thrilled to share this series with you!! DJ-Parker Cocolo and I put in countless thoughts, work, and time into this. Not just because we are celebrating the women this year at DC Salsa & Bachata Dance Festival (DCSB Fest), but we want the show the world the beauty of our DMV dancers and to share this positive message across and inspire everyone! Follow along this journey with us! This blog is going to be updated over time, stay tuned!!!



01) Helen01) Helen


02) Shuolun02) Shuolun


03) Suelene03) Suelene Laura

04) Laura04) Laura


05) Diana05) Diana


06) Jenna06) Jenna


07) Patricia N.07) Patricia N.


08) Paula08) Paula


09) Carolina09) Carolina

An amazing behind the scene story to share for the photo below. As I was working on this picture, I just found out there's a sticker on the mailbox. Take a quick look guys! Call it coincidence or not, the sticker said "You are beautiful!" WHAT!!! 😳 Yes, women are so beautiful, what women provide to this world is so beautiful, and all of this just fits perfectly. The universe works in mysterious ways!!


10) Kelly10) Kelly


11) Patricia S.11) Patricia S.


12) Liz12) Liz


13) Gozde13) Gozde


14) Marybeth14) Marybeth


[Theme Parties]

DC Salsa Bachata Festival also have special theme parties every night! 


Oct 19 (Thursday) Social Night: Represent!

Never forget where you came from. It's what made you the person today!
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Can you find where I am (subtly) in this picture? πŸ˜‰I'm a proud Taiwanese and always will be.

Oct 20 (Friday) Social Night: Slay in Pink

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

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Let's make it pop like pink champaign πŸ’—πŸΎ 

Oct 21 (Sat) Daytime Pajamas Party

Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be wacky. Be YOU, because life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun and regret nothing!

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Oct 21 (Saturday) Social Night: Thriller

It's a great thriller or mystery. If you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you're told, you can often miss the truth that is staring in the face.

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Come party with your scary or sexy Halloween costume!

Oct 22 (Sunday) Social Night: Red, White, Blue

Live colorfully, life is about using the whole box of crayons πŸ–οΈ

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A full recap of all the parties we will have at DCSB 2017!

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Creative Calm You may not know where you're going - but you know that, so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you!

So excited to share that this photo is being selected by FotoDC and BrightestYoungThings to be exhibited at the FotoDC: STYLE exhibition at the City Center DC starting tomorrow! Join the opening reception (event page) and show this picture some love!! 

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Check out the photoshoot with the lovely life, relationship, and career coach Liz Strom in DC. Liz is a beautiful dancer, also a brave legally blind survivor from double-organ transplant. Her strength is gravitating!

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Open your mind to differences, open you arms to change, and open your heart and just let life brings you joy and inspiration! So happy to share that the below photo is also being featured on the Kennedy Center's Official Instagram page!! <3

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DC Fall Salsa Bachata Festival

There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise!

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Starting today, we celebrate! Women are strong yet tender, badass and beautiful. They put their hearts on the sleeves and have fire in their souls. I would like to present to you the Women's World Series for DJ Parker Cocolo's DC Fall Salsa & Bachata Dance Festival. Let's celebrate women, they make the world such a living and loving place! #WomansWorld #DCSB  Check out the Facebook Event Page from here! This blog post will be updated over time so stay tuned ;)

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 Feel the power that comes from focusing on what sets your soul on fire!


She was never crazy, she just didn't let her heart settle in a cage. She was born wild, and sometimes we need people like her. For it's the horrors in her heart which cause the flames in ours, and she was always willing to burn for everything she has ever loved.


A certain darkness is needed to see the stars.


Take chances. Tell the truth. Be random. Say I love you. Sing out loud. Cry. Apologize. Tell someone how much they mean to you. Laugh till your stomach hurts. Live life. Regret nothing.

When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.


I fall. I get back up. I make mistakes. I live. I learn. I've been hurt, but I'm alive. I'm a woman. 

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.




Judge me when you're perfect

Catch me when you have a chance, I'm not waiting.


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Do what you love SOL (3)SOL (3)

Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life.

I have the great pleasure to shoot for Bushra Azhar's Sold Out Launch live event in Madrid. She's an inspiration not only because she builds a million dollar online business as an entrepreneur, but she also has a big heart and never stops helping those in need and continues to hold charitable events. If you are interested in starting your business, make sure to check out and The Persuasion Revolution

Below are the portraits of the entrepreneurs who have a vision and want to create. They are dreamers and doers and I'm also lucky to have them as my friends. Portraits captured at Bushra Azhar's Sold Out Launch Live event in Madrid

Bushra Azar - The Persuasion Revolution

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Lucy May - The Organic Cookery School

Seema Bharwani - Content by Seema

Dinorah Matias - A Modern Journey

Tara O'Reilly

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Shamanth Pereira - The Career 2.0

Wendy Cohen 

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