Kristy Yang Photography: Blog https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Kristy Yang Photography kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) Mon, 22 Mar 2021 18:36:00 GMT Mon, 22 Mar 2021 18:36:00 GMT https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u948282114-o119754148-50.jpg Kristy Yang Photography: Blog https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog 88 120 Time4Coffee with Andrea Koppel https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2021/3/time4coffee-with-andrea-koppel

"For what it's worth: It's never too late or too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again."

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When you meet Andrea Koppel, you will be drawn right away to her welcoming smile, witty and polished comments, and worldly experiences. When I did this photoshoot for her, she was glowing full of energy, looking radiant and just about to celebrate her 50th birthday. She has spent 20 years as an award-winning broadcast journalist – the last 14 with CNN – before reinventing herself in 2008 as a Public Relations and NGO (non-profit) executive. During her time at CNN, Andrea spent 5 years as a foreign correspondent based in Japan and China and 8 years as CNN’s State Department correspondent reporting on American foreign policy. With all these success and glories, you would have never guessed she had been fired twice in her 40’s. She won’t lie, each time it was humiliating and demoralizing, but that’s probably not surprising. However in both instances, she also quickly realized that getting fired has been an unexpected and extraordinary gift. She embraced these failures for what they really were – invaluable, albeit painful experiences, and unexpected gifts, that helped her level-up her grit, confidence, determination and resilience. She's going to go even further and say that if she hadn’t been fired, and subsequently pushed herself well outside her comfort zone on multiple occasions, she doubt that she would have had the courage to start building her own social enterprise two years ago. 

Now, she has her podcast Time4Coffee, a free resource for college students and young professionals to help them turn their degrees into careers they love. It is a unique virtual library of carefully curated career conversations and interviews with hundreds of professionals – in dozens of different careers. As the Time4Coffee name implies, these in-depth ‘virtual networking coffees’ are specially brewed to cut through job board BS and explore many of the same topics covered when people meet, in person, to ask for career advice. T4C’s mission is to level the playing field for college students and young professionals, no matter where they went to school and no matter who they know (or more likely don’t know), by providing them with first-hand career insights from the professionals who are actually doing those jobs. Andrea uses this as a way to help many more college students, and aspiring young professionals build successful, healthy, and happy lives!

Continuing the celebration of women history month, I want to share Andrea's journey and to empower everyone to embrace all the ups and downs life has to offer and make it into a powerful story of your own! 

 


 

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International Women's Day - Improov with Nancy https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2021/3/international-womens-day---improov-with-nancy

God gave you the blessing of being born a woman, put in your mind wisdom, in your soul strength and in your heart tenderness, sensitivity and feelings.

Dios te dio la bendición de haber nacido mujer, puso en tu mente sabiduria, en tu alma fortaleza y en tu corazon ternura, sensibilidad y sentimiento!
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Proud to not only share this female entrepreneur Nancy's new laboratory consulting company Improov, but also shoot for her branding portraits and showcase our female leaders especially in this time we celebrate the international women's day! 

Being the big sister while she immigrated with her family from Dominican Republic to New York in the early 90s with two younger siblings suffering from debilitating, severe chronic health conditions, Nancy always felt a deep responsibility for her family - to be their caretaker, the problem solver, the stabilizer, and provide as much support as possible. As a young age, she had to learn the new language, and also navigated along with her family both cultural and socioeconomic hurdles while caring for two disabled members. This was the backdrop as she set out on the journey of forming her own identity, developing skills, and understanding her place in this new setting. For Nancy, there was no room for failure and as a result her mindset was one of achieving her goals against all odds.

She set a goal to become a fluent speaker and get a job in healthcare. She joined the military and also focused on obtaining her education and improving herself so she can support her family. Now, Nancy is a well respected lab director in a large hospital, she also started her own laboratory consulting business. There are so many lessons learned both professional and personal over the years. For her, it is fair to say there is no professional growth without personal growth. This is the reason why she is also so passionate about the topics of continuing education and mentoring young scientists by helping them understand their strengths.

Looking back now the journey of process improvement is not different than the journey towards personal improvement. Both are about taking stock of the current status or challenge, having a vision for where you want to end up and coming up with a plan to bridge the gap, making sure to do whatever it takes to get there. It is inspiring to be a part of Nancy's journey and tell her story of being a leader while also being a women and an immigrant. Let's continue to celebrate each other's success and inspire each other to be the best we can be. See her journey and story on her blog here

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Xmas with the Gurel's Family https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/12/xmas-with-the-gurels-family The greatest gift of all is to spend Christmas with those you love.

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A Christmas family photoshoot with the lovely Gurel's Family from Turkey back when there's no COVID and pandemic. Stay safe, warm, and be merry everyone!

 

 

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Dance CareFree https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/12/dance-carefree Carefree girls, the ones with both the hustle and the heart, glow the most.
They understand that ambition is more important than approval, and that's what makes them glow.
They stand out because they don't care to fit in. 
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Amber initiated the "Dance Carefree" from her love for Latin dancing coupled with a vision to splash t-shirts with inspiring, expressive, colorful and playful messages.

Back in 2015, she was in early stages of development as a dancer and the quintessential work-in-progress, but she found progression to be as mentally challenging as it is technically intensive and physically demanding. Surprise: no idea she was THIS uncomfortable in her own space – and skin. To take on a discipline requiring such precision, posture, balance, control, coordination, engagement, finesse, panache AND artistry given THAT level of discomfort was overwhelming. 

She was having a train wreck of a night on the dance floor feeling bewildered, embarrassed and completely exposed. Dignity and grace, gone. The only thing left was her self-deprecating humor which she called upon to make leads laugh at her accumulating missteps – subtly cueing that she's no topnotch follower –yet– and not to expect such abilities –right now– but she's lighthearted and cheerful –always– while camouflaging her exasperation and maintaining her composure. Her first idea of this design project was shaped right there on the dance floor.

Wait … isn’t this supposed to be fun? 

Dancing is extremely enjoyable and Amber has always thought to express what it means to her. To acknowledge the art form that engages, challenges as much as it frustrates, while pushing the boundaries of creativity and personal expression. She often dishes with friends, but these t-shirts are a simple, unique way to chronicle the highs and lows, anguish and delight of her journey and experiences of others like herself. And ultimately…spread messages to people inspired to dance carefree.

 

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Silvia https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/9/silvia "Live a life that makes your soul dance inside your body!"

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A photoshoot with the salsa event organizer, Silvia, in Washington DC! It’s an incredible time to be a woman in the salsa dance scene.  Women are shining more than ever!  You have women all over the dance world being DJs, organizing dance events and congresses, teaching, promoting, performing, etc.  Male-dominated fields are now exploding with female leadership, including our dance scene, and it’s exciting! She felt that she has been so fortunate to meet amazing people through dance and even more fortunate to call some of those people friends.  It’s really neat how we can come from such different backgrounds and be united through this common factor.  Maybe some of the world’s differences could be settled through a proper dance off.  

One of the reasons she loves to dance is that music and dance allow her to express herself.  By nature she's more on the reserved and shy side.  But, with dance she feels empowered and confident.  One of her favorite dancers, Bebe Uy, told her during a class, “dance is full of passion and full of drama.”  Dance is love, dance is heartbreak, it has highs and it has lows.  You hear it in the lyrics, you feel it in the rhythms, and you express it through dance.  Whether you’re performing or dancing socially, it’s a really cool feeling. Dance is an art form. Art is fluid, always changing. Dance evolves and gives way to other dance forms.  Learn about dance and its history, but most of all just enjoy it.  Don’t let anyone tell you what you should like or not like. 

Being a mom has been the hardest but most rewarding job she has ever had.  her kids and family are the world to her.  Her advice to her kids (and to anyone) would be:  Everyone makes mistakes.  The important thing is to learn from them, dust yourself off, and keep charging forward.  Part of the beauty of life is that our journey is filled with second chances until we’re no longer here. 
 

 

 

 

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Sara Joy - Milestone https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/7/sara-joy---milestone

A special birthday photoshoot with Sara as she wanted to remember how she was at 30. And also because in her words, “I really wanted to work with you Kristy, your pictures always left me speechless” (This makes my heart so happy, thank you) Little did we know that she became pregnant shortly after this photoshoot so now she holds these pictures even closer to heart.

With the life transitions and pandemic hitting, she has also learned to take isolation day by day. Before the pandemic, she felt very much isolated from the world as being a new mom caring for her newborn. Since she was born so close to winter, they were already trying to avoid leaving the house because of flu season...and also because of the cold. But then COVID extended their self quarantine. She felt that more people now understood what she was feeling, which wasn’t postpartum depression, but missing her people and routine. Now She has learned to build new routines and be flexible that they will be forever changing, just like Valentina, her lovely little girl.

For building the new routine, Sara has been able to hold on to a daily workout that she has to juggle nap time interruptions to care for the baby, and have the habit to still go back and finish. She had to learn to do the things that ‘need’ and ‘want’ to happen regardless of what her baby is up to. Some days are more successful than others. 

She has been battling her past perception of ‘success by age 30’. She’s truly blessed for my little family, and she has needed to alter her career goals along the way.

She would tell her younger self to find the courage to do things solo. She’s such an extrovert that she let fear of failing or FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) keep her away from achieving high stakes goals. It’s less scary to do things with others equally committed right next to you versus being a cheerful supporter. But she learned that she needs to hold her own hand and go into things on her own, because these are her goals not theirs.

I'm so happy to be able to capture this special time for her and also share her learnings and thoughts with you for stepping into a new milestone, being a new mom, and finding her new routine in this pandemic. What are some of the things you learned and inspired to do while you have your milestone birthday and also during this pandemic?

 

 

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We Made It https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/7/we-made-it

Be the reason someone smiles today ✨
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A sweet and thoughtful gift from Princess @sorasaud of Saudi Arabia. Always spreading love and light, she designed this puzzle during the midst of quarantine to remind us that with hope and positivity, we made it through together and the world will shine bright again 🧩✨
Can’t remember the last time I played puzzle. Ayman and I enjoyed our Saturday afternoon feeding the brain, stirring up creativity and putting this lovey piece together. What are some of the things you do during quarantine to spread light to your loved ones? ❤️

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Celebrate Yourself https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/5/celebrate-yourself  

"There's something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence."

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A little behind the scene from this photoshoot!! Mike Tyson actually walked passed us while doing a photoshoot and said “wow look at this, you can only see this in New York City!”😜🔥 And excited to take a picture with us!! What a time ;)

Jackie has been thinking why she liked taking photos now than she did in her early 20s. Finally feeling at home in her own shoes, she scheduled this photoshoot with me for her own birthday celebration, proudly celebrating her true self, unapologetically.

In many cultures, we are to be seen and not heard, and this mostly goes for women and children. Growing up with hispanic parents, even though they were more liberal that others, Jackie still feels something innate to adhere to the rules. To be a wallflower and not to celebrate her accomplishments and positive qualities, because that's boastful and asks for unwanted criticism. And by 30, women are supposed to have to get married, have kids, have it all figured out and have it together all the time.

Now, being a teacher, confident and comfortable in her own path, she is learning to ignore others' timelines and do whats good for her, at the time when it's good for her. She finds herself still on a journey of being happy with who she is and as she built for herself, but she has come a long way. With a beautiful supportive family and motivating friends, she had what she has on her own with no help. Paid her own college education, her own bills, lived on her own and took care of herself. I'm thankful for her to share her stories and journey with us, not to mention inspiring us all to live in our terms, instead of following the expectation of the culture and society. What's your story?  Comment and share with us, I would love to hear!


 

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On Edge https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/3/on-edge Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken
 

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The opening day of the highest observation deck in the western hemisphere. 

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AIA College of Fellows - Architect Raya Ani https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/3/aia-college-of-fellows---architect-raya-ani

"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish!"

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In honor of the International Woman's Day, and this strong beautiful woman's birthday, I would like to share with you the story of this top 50 influential architects in the Middle East, and the 2017 president of the American Institute of Architects-Middle East, Raya Ani. In 2019, The Jury of Fellows of the AIA elevated Raya to the College of Fellows in the first category of Fellowship, which recognizes architects who have “Promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession,” the highest rank of honor in the American Institute of Architect, and it sure celebrates Raya’s boundless creativity, innovation, and dedication. And to celebrate this monumental milestone, we did a special photoshoot in New York and at the iconic Brooklyn Bridge just to match this incredible lady herself!

Named as one of the topmost influential Architects in the Middle East since 2015, Raya is a multidisciplinary architect and urban designer with international experience having worked in Baghdad, Boston, Dubai, Germany, and New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree in Architectural engineering from Baghdad University with distinction, departed from war-torn Iraq to pursue her masters in Architecture at MIT, and founded RAW-NYC Architects, an interdisciplinary architectural studio based in NYC and established the Dubai office in 2014. 

As a kid growing up in Baghdad, she loved imagining alternative lives, alternative characters, especially imagining alternative realities that didn’t exist in her immediate environment. She was drawn to this secretive world of fantasy and imagination that felt very real to her. She chose architecture because it would give her the space to continue to dream and the tools to turn her ideas into reality.

She believes the role as architects has gone beyond the traditional framework of providing architectural services. There's a need to understand the multiple forces that influence decision making and our environments so as to create a lasting impact on the world. Being an architect forces you to be willing to venture into unfamiliar territories from politics to economics to technologies to neuroscience. It is exciting and she continuously has to learn and stretch her horizons and imaginations. It's demanding yet empowering at the same time.

For her, the ultimate source of inspiration is nature. Nature always fascinates and surprises her both in its form and in the intelligence of its natural systems. When traveling to new places, she becomes more aware of the beauty that surrounds us and the uniqueness of the different natural and built environments. She is also continuously inspired by all creative minds such as artists, futurists, and technologists. When working on projects, she often draws inspiration from the context which not only includes the physical environment but also the people, the program, and the energy created from the interaction of all the different elements.

Raya's current work on the Iraqi Home Foundation for Creativity is fueled by prominent Iraqi figure Husham-Al Thahabi’s lifelong visions of providing the children of Baghdad a haven, with opportunities to explore, heal, and grow. Raya’s boundless capability to inspire through her art and expression, the project was brought to life from interactions with the children to create spaces they identify with. Her endless passion and motivation to inspire and empower Iraq and Iraqis across generations and across disciplines can also be seen in the ongoing project ‘Al Saliya’, the Iraq Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. You can see more of her projects on her website at www.RayaAni.com

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Valentine's https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/2/valentines

Love is a million things but valentine's day shouldn't be the only time we want to express it out loud. Never stop showing someone how much they mean to you, and it's not just to your partner. Express and prove it to your family, friends, or to anyone who have always been there for you genuinely.

Remember to love yourself and know what you deserve. Don't let anyone abuse your heart. Sometimes your love may not get the return you wanted, it's okay and learn to let go. When it's right for you, you won't have to force it.

And lastly, don’t take love for granted. There's so much hard work behind the day to day to sustain any kind of relationship. Love is not just rainbow and butterflies everyday. It's a forever working progress but can enrich your life in all kinds of ways. Show your love, today, everyday!
Hope you all have a day and year full of love. Happy Valentine's Day. Much love from yours truly 😘❤️
 

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Salsa Underground 7th year Anniversary https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/1/salsa-underground-7th-year-anniversary Know that the happiness we feel when we bring joy to others is the greatest happiness in the world!

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What happened when two talented and passionate DJs moved from different cities to DC and join forces? History was made and magic happens! Dola moved from UK and Shawn moved from VA, they started Salsa Underground Washington DC in 2013, to fill a gap in the local dance scene of playing Underground Salsa, guaguanco, mambo cha, cha cha, salsa dura and other Latin genres on vinyl you don't hear at other socials and the rest is history, thanks to their followers who have supported all these years. This is a place when I was in DMV I'll always go to to get my salsa fix and will dance the whole night without resting. Come celebrate their special milestone this weekend at Salsa Underground DC 7th Anniversary Extravaganza and dance your heart out💃🕺
 

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DJ Mambo Soul https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/1/dj-mambo-soul

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul🎶

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Shawn Mambosito Simmons aka DJ Mambo Soul was born in NYC and raised out on Freeport, Long Island. Before Mambo Soul became Mambo, he used to be the Soul by djing R&B, hip-hop, house music, and dancehall at Hampton University- Official. After a short layoff Shawn dropped the Soul restarted his DJ career as Mambo Soul working for Seven Cities Salsa as a Salsa DJ and a few years later a house DJ for the Mambo Room. In 2012, DJ Mambo Soul moved to DC and joined up with Dola. From there, Mambo Soul and Dola created the event... Salsa Underground Washington DC. They wanted to make an event like no other. To play underground music with underground style and that’s how we came up with Salsa Underground. Come celebrate this grand milestone with them next weekend at Salsa Underground DC 7th Anniversary Extravaganza💥


 

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DJ Dola https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/1/dj-dola

To succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality. 

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DJ Dola Ige started DJing because of his love for music and dance from a very young age. Born in UK by Nigerian Yoruba parents, lived in London, Nigeria, and now in DC, with music in his body mind and soul, it was inevitable that he would share music with those that want to dance, and he has been doing this since the early 1970s Djing at clubs in Nigeria, started salsa school/social in London in 1998, and now with Shawn started Salsa Underground Washington DC in 2013 to fill a gap in the local dance scene of playing Underground Salsa, guaguanco, mambo cha, cha cha, salsa dura and other Latin genres on vinyl you don't hear at other socials, and the rest is history, thanks to their followers who have supported all these years. Now they are celebrating the Salsa Underground DC 7th Anniversary Extravaganza! All salsa lovers, you don't want to miss this 😍🎶

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The Staunton's https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2020/1/the-stauntons  

We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.

 

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Time goes by so fast and so wonderful to shoot for the Staunton's Family again this year. How did the little ones grew so big in one year?! A little adorable behind the scene captured by the mommy of these two little cuties from the photoshoot 💖


Photography to me is never just about "taking a photo that makes you look good." It's about the connection I got to have with you, and remembering and feeling all the smiles, the love, the little tender moments of those who I'm photographing.
It was freezing cold that day and the little babies were not feeling it in the beginning. But by the end of the shoot they ditched their jackets and mittens and ran right beside me after each shot and screamed, "I wanna see I wanna seeeee, let's do it again!!" My heart melts every time when this happened🥰 And I appreciate all the lovely people I got to connect and shoot for in this photography journey.


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Italo & Angie https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/12/italo-angie Family is where life begins and love never ends. 

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A never ending love story between Italo, Angie, and their baby girl Valerie

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Antonio Doza https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/11/antonio-doza

"I dance because it's the best way to use his non verbal communication skills - Connection at its best." _Antonio Doza

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I wanted to share the story of this Dominican born and New York based dance teacher that has such a fiery stage present while also has the sweetest smile. Antonio Doza started dancing at the age of three and after many years of studying hip-hop and modern, Antonio took an interest in dancing Salsa and brings intriguing style and exquisite technique to his students worldwide. Antonio also co-starred in the hit movie SHINE the MOVIE and is featured in various music videos by many top name commercial artists. Along with the teams he directs - Lindas De Doza, Doza Dance CoEd Teams & all male team, HÉLLO - he's now celebrating La Evolución | Doza Dance 6 Year Anniversary!! Come dress to impress and dance with this special star🌟

 

 

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Princess Sora - Mentor Foundation USA https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/11/princess-sora---mentor-foundation-usa

What an honor to shoot again for Her Highness Princess @sorasaud and Prince @aaziztalal of Saudi Arabia! As a dedicated philanthropist, Princess Sora has been working tirelessly with @mentor_usa to prevent drug abuse among youth while promoting their health and well-being. It’s a pleasure to capture her receiving the Honorary Ambassador Award for her contributions, and also celebrating the foundation’s 25th anniversary since Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden founded the organization in 1994. ✨Blessed to do what I love with the trust of the Royals👑




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DC Bachata Congress 2019 https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/9/dc-bachata-congress-2019

Take more changes, dance more dances!

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How do you summarize a 4 day no sleep congress with hundreds of talents, thousands of attendees from all around the world, months of preparation, with countless devotion of love and passion to dance? I can't, and I'm just going to let these highlights of the The DC Bachata Congress "The World's Largest Bachata Festival" speak for themselves! Thank you Lee & Katherine for having me to capture these special moments of DCBX 11 and everyone who I cross pass with during the Congress for all the smiles. Below are some of the highlights from the event. Also head over to the album to check out the complete highlights at https://www.facebook.com/pg/dcbachata/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2275891792509101 and let's start waiting for DCBX 12 😝🔥🔥🔥
 

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You are my sunshine https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/9/you-are-my-sunshine

I love you more than all the bees in the sunflower field. A photoshoot with Linda and Terry <3


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Troy https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/9/troy

I can do anything I set my mind to if I'm willing to pay the price for greatness.

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A photoshoot with the multitalented Troy

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Gatica x The Salsa Room https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/8/gatica-x-the-salsa-room I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am ME. 

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A series of special photoshoot with the international instructor from Norway gaticadance for @salsaroom, the hottest Latin club in DMV. This Friday Aug 16, Ripped Jeans theme night, get ready!
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▪️Photography: @KristySees 
▪️MUA: @angee_gee
▪️Design: @salsaroom VISAGE

 

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Eden x The Salsa Room https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/8/eden-x-the-salsa-room

I, woman, am that wonder-breathing rose
That blossoms in the garden of the King. 
The perfume of my petals in the spring 
Is inspiration to all bards that sing 
Of love, the spirit’s lyric unrepose.
                             __Elsa Barker “The Mystic Rose”

[Eden x The Salsa Room]
A special photoshoot for The Salsa Room, where the hottest Latin nights are happening in the DMV 🔥🌺 To celebrate Noelia Garcia’s birthday! More Photos to come, will update this post soon!

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Photographer: Kristy Yang Photography 
Model: Noelia Garcia
MUA: Josie's Faces
Design: VISAGE
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This Wed Aug 14, come to the EDEN Bachata night and celebrate for the birthday girl Noelia!
Dance Instructor: Rudi Lopez Bianca Derival Gatica Anastasia Maximilian 
DJ: Rudi Lopez Emerson Morales Sami Selo

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Kelly & Tobias https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/7/kelly-tobias

Love is not the same as it was just yesterday, love is always growing, increasing day by day. Never ending changes from laughter and from tears, love is meant to flourish and blossom through the years.

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Happy engagement Kelly & Tobias, your love makes all things blossom 🌼🌷🌺


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Fusion Urbana https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/7/fusion-urbana

Be grateful for everyone who lifts you up and helps you shine. We go further, together!

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When you are able to be with people that genuinely want to share the passion and grow in the world of dance with all laughs and smiles, that's what Helena Mambotera accomplished with her Fusion Urbana DC Dance Company! It's an honor to shoot for the ever growing team for 3 straight years and I'm so happy to capture this one of my favorite moments with them. Come celebrate their huge milestone at Bachateame Sundays Presents Fusion Urbana 6 Year Anniversary on August 11!!! You know there's going to be nothing but good vibes💥🧡

Director - Helena

Adina

Anat

Ivan

Jason

Joseph

Lindsey

Michelle

Rachel

Sergio F

Sergio M

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What If Women Ruled The World? Zafire Ladies DC https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/6/what-if-women-ruled-the-world-zafire-ladies-dc

Empowered women, empower women! Never forget how wildly capable you are and you shine the moment you decide to be yourself!
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WHAT IF WOMEN RULED THE WORLD?
The moment Bebe Alanis UY, director of Zafire Ladies DC, asked me to shoot for the Zafire Ladies DC, I know we have to highlight the strength and beauty of these 27 dancers in all colors and shapes, and what better way to capture all of their unique personality beside the art of Yael Bartana atNational Museum of Women in the Arts! Let's celebrate women and celebrate the Zafire Ladies DC 3rd Year Anniversary!! Reach out to all of these team members for discounted tickets, it's going to be FIREEEEE 🔥 


 


Below are the individual portraits of Zafire Ladies DC

Director Bebé Alanis

Annie 

Arianna 

Caitlyn

Diana

Eva

Gaby

Ginayra

Hannah

Ivet

Jaelize

Josy

Kalina

Karen

Karina

Kavell

Kristina

Laila

Lilet

Miroslava

Natasha

Rachael

Safia

Selina

Selma

Voahirana

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Colors https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/4/colors

Be real. Be you. Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.

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Color play with Marissa and Angelo 💛💙

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Sarah https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/3/sarah

A woman's spirit blossoms in the colors of her soul 🌹

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Dance portraits with the lovely Sarah Svena in New York City

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Liz with love https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/3/liz-with-love

She's in love with a human she hasn't even met yet.

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A maternity shoot with the glowing Liz 8 months pregnant with her little boy Elijah in the city of Baltimore ♥️

 


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Arabian Night with Princess Sora https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/2/arabian-night-with-princess-sora

Dream. Create. Share. Inspire.

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When you can't go to Saudi Arabia, she brings Saudi Arabia to you! An Arabian night hosted by Princess Sora Saud while she brings the desert, the food, the music, everything true to theme from Saudi Arabia to DC. A feast in support of the Mentor Foundation US, working together to empower young people to live healthy and productive lives, free of drugs. 

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Princess Sora https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2019/1/princess-sora

Find the unique in your life - and inspire others to find theirs.

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A huge honor to give a personal photoshoot for Princess Sora Saud of Saudi Arabia. As we are both such art lovers, what better way to showcase her unique style among the artworks of the National Gallery of Art!

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Kim Torrence https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/12/kim-torrence

Stay close to people who feel like sunshine.

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And as you can see from her smile, her energy, her glow, sunshine she is - Kim Torrence, a healing professional who has a psychotherapy practice which focuses on adults who have trauma, especially childhood, as well as women with sexual trauma. She specialized is mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy and is also holding groups for women using mindfulness, dance, and yoga. She is also a beautiful and soulful dancer and provides yoga wellness programs. I'm so happy to share these glow of hers with you and if you need any professional help, she is the one you want to talk to!

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The Staunton's https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/12/the-stauntons First we had each other, then we had you. Now, we have everything.
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A photoshoot with the lovely Staunton's family at the Central Park in New York city. 

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4 Generations of Women https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/12/4-generations-of-women There is nothing as powerful as mother's love, and nothing as healing as a child's soul

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I was so honored to capture Noemi and her mother, sister, two daughters, and her granddaughter together in this special four generations of women photoshoot. "I can't stop looking over them.  Know that they will be cherished for a lifetime!!!" she said. And it's moments like this make me feel so proud of what I do, to capture the love and the memories that can last for a lifetime!


 

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Princess Sora - High Tea Reception for Mentor Foundation USA https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/12/princess-sora---mentor-foundation-usa

With great honor, I was invited to shoot for Princess Sora Saud of Saudi Arabia last week in DC and had the pleasure to capture all the special moments of Her Highness’ nonprofit endeavors for Mentor Foundation, USA. As an ambassador for Mentor Foundation USA, she’s happy to support an organization that has similar beliefs and priorities - help bring an end to childhood substance abuse by supporting programs that provide support, guidance as well as education to children across the globe.

In this series, Princess Sora hosted a high-tea pre-reception. Tea and hosting are staples of the Saudi Arabian culture that she loves to share with her guests.

 

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FlexTheory https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/11/flextheory Never forget how far you've come. Everything you have gotten through. All the times you have pushed on even when you felt you couldn't. All the mornings you got out of bed no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up but you got through another day. Never forget how much strength you have learned and developed.

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Excited to share with you the special photoshoot with FlexTheory - Andre Victoria is a DMV and global health coach that provides simultaneous Strength and Flexibility training with an emphases on both controlled, coordinated movement as well explosive initiations and transitions. His intent is to promote your strengths, manage your weaknesses, and unlock your latent abilities. Our never-ending journey in applying inventive protocols to continuous spacial challenges are designed to help you dominate the only competitor that ever mattered - yourself. 

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Sisterhood https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/11/sisterhood

Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.
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When best friends dressed up matching without planning, in front of the colorful Sean Scully Landline @seanscullystudio at Hirshhorn Museum in DC
#KristyYangPhotography
👩🏾: Munyang, Jalynn, Ola, Chichi
📸: @KristySees
 

 

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Orquesta Los Divos https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/11/orquesta-los-divos

Music, it has the power to make us smile, and bring us to all types of tears. It can carry us back in time, and inspire us to dance in the moment. For all our happiest days, there is music.

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A photoshoot with the lovely Los Divos, a Latin band in Washington D.C. specializing in Cumbia, Bachata, Salsa, Punta, de todo! 

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A grand photoshoot with Orquesta Los Divos, the vibrant Latin band in Washington D.C. specializing in Cumbia, Bachata, Salsa, Punta. The two lovely singers, Ginayra and Kiery, their parents met while in the band. And now they are continuing the legacy💛 While I was shooting with the group, the joy and bond they have just makes me smile! The music they share is for the world to enjoy. They do it from the bottom of their hearts and just truly love to play for the audience. Get ready for all the new things from them and be sure to book them for your events🎶🎵 Our design team also custom designed their new logo:

Somos Orquesta Los Divos. Somos más fuertes que nunca. Más unidos que nunca. La música que compartimos es para que lo disfrute todo el mundo. Lo hacemos de todo corazón. ¡Ya vienen cosas nuevas!

♦️Síguenos en Instagram: orquestalosdivos_oficial 
♦️YouTube: Orquesta Los Divos 
♦️Email: musica.orquestalosdivos@gmail.com

 

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Golden https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/10/golden

She’s in the sun, the wind, the rain, she’s in the air you breathe with every breath you take. She sings a song of hope and cheer, there’s no more pain, no more fear. You’ll see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love. You’ll be together before long, until then listen for her song.
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A photoshoot with Maria in DC

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Gatica x The Salsa Room https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/10/gatica-x-the-salsa-room

She is life itself...
wild and free. Wonderfully chaotic. A perfectly put together mess🖤
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A series of special photoshoot with the international instructor from Norway gaticadance for the upcoming halloween parties with @salsaroom, the hottest Latin club in DMV! Oct 24-27, be ready🎃💀
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▪️Photography: @KristySees@ethanyiyuan 
▪️MUA: @angee_gee
▪️Design: @salsaroom

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Human Souls https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/10/human-souls

Eye contact is more intimate than words will ever be.

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Portraits of Nic and Joy in Los Angeles, CA.

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Humans of Brooklyn https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/10/humans-of-brooklyn

Her soul dwelled in the wild parts of her heart. Vibrating to the music it found there💚
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A collection of the women crossed path in Brooklyn, New York during Photoville

left to right:

Fatma from Turkey, Tyra from US, Vivien from China

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Fly in Pair https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/10/fly-in-pair

Those who don't jump will never fly 

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A series capturing the parkour pair in LA, Nic Walton and Joy Isabella
 

 

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Moments in Time https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/9/moments-in-time

The closer we get to being who we want to be, the brighter we shine🎈
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A special project capturing the grace of dancers and making moments last forever
Ballet dancer: @audgemalek of @thewashingtonballet
 


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Sentimiento Dance Company 6 Year Anniversary https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sentimiento-dance-company-6-year-anniversary Let your love flow where the beautiful things are and something beautiful will always come your way!
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Have you been following along the grand photoshoot with the blooming Sentimiento Dance Company? This is a huge and special photoshoot we created not only to celebrate the Sentimiento 6 Year Anniversary Extravaganza! but to showcase the love and unity of Baltimore and this huge dance family! Nancy Salsa found her passion for on 2 salsa at the Yamulee Dance Company in NY. 6 years ago, she came to Baltimore, met Brandon Bachata and together with Roberto Carlos Molina, they embarked on the audacious dream of teaching Sala on 2 in Baltimore. Fast forward to now, the ever growing Sentimiento Dance Company is thriving and they have a chocolate salsa baby underway and I'm so honored to create this special milestone photoshoot for Sentimiento! 
We walked and danced through the streets and hills of Baltimore and just so happy to be surrounded by all the beautiful people and scenery. Here's a recap of all the lovely dance teams they have now, and make sure to come celebrate and dance the night away this Saturday  😉☀️🔥 


Directors: 

All of this is made possible because of the directors of Sentimiento: 
Nancy SalsaBrandon BachataTabitha Hitchye!
It takes a village to give lessons, train multiple teams, and host socials every week to enrich the latin dance scene and Baltimore is so lucky to have them 🌹❤️
 

Ladies Bachata Team

See the full series here: http://bit.ly/Sentimiento_Bachata
 

Salsa On 1 Ladies Team

See the full series at: http://bit.ly/SentimientoSalsaon1_KristySees
 

Salsa On 2 Students Couples Team

See the full series at : http://bit.ly/SentimientoSalsa_KristySees

Mambo Pro Team

See the full series at http://bit.ly/SentimientoMambo_KristySees
 

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Sentimiento Dance Company - Mambo Pro Team https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sentimiento-dance-company---mambo-pro-team Your crew becomes your family!
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Fusion Urbana Student Team https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/8/fusion-urbana-student-team

Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be Colorful💕💙
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It always makes me so happy when people asked me to shoot for them year over year. Often times, I feel like part of the family and it excites me when I get to see and document their love and growth throughout the years. 
This time, I have the greatest pleasure to shoot for Fusion Urbana DC Dance Company and when their director Helena was 3 months pregnant and then again 3 months post baby. At the day of the shoot, there came a rain storm (and I repeat, it really was a STORM 🌬️🌧️lol) but what I love this team even more is that rain or shine, we had a blast shooting together and no one would have any idea what it was like at the time. And that's what a family do, the time spent together is worth every second! 
 

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Directors - Helena, Andress, Joseph

Helena

Joseph

Andress

Emily

Gaby

Hermela

Ivan

Natalie

Sergio Fuentes

Sergio Meija

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Photographer Desk Set Up https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/8/photographer-desk-set-up Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Geeky Nerd Level: 1000🤓👌
Am I the only one got so pumped when coming up with the perfect techy set up? 🙋🏻‍♀️🤩 It’s so crucial for me to have a professional and comfortable environment to conduct business consulting and create artistically through a digital format, and now my nerdy side is screaming with excitement!! 
Finally got a standing table that allows me to work and get some work out done at the same time.

DEVAISE Adjustable Height Standing Desk 55 Inch Crank Handle/White


I also hacked it with two risers  to get more space.

 

Solid Wood Multi-Purpose Flat Panel Monitor Riser Stand Space Saver Desk Organizer in White

 

I have to share the tips and I’m so happy right now, time to WORK!!! #BossLady
 

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Sentimiento Dance Company - Ladies Salsa On1 Team https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/8/sentimiento-dance-company---ladies-salsa-flamenco-team She doesn't settle for less than her soul deserves, and when she sets her sights on something, she doesn't stop dreaming until it's true.

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Celebrating 6 years of teaching latin dance in the Baltimore community, I'm thrilled to share with you this series specially created for Sentimiento Dance Company's anniversary! We are showcasing the beauty of our city Baltimore and the fun & loving Baltimore dance family we have. Here in frame is the Flamenco inspired Salsa on 1 team directed by Tabitha at Baltimore's Mt. Vernon. She also designed and made these costumes herself! In the background is the historic Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church and Asbury House built in 1872. This was designed by Thomas Dixon, an architect from our very own Baltimore and the church was built of blocks of unique metabasalt, a green-toned Maryland fieldstone, with brownstone ornamentation. Come visit Baltimore and also party and dance the night away this Saturday at the Sentimiento 6 Year Anniversary Extravaganza!💃
 


 

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Sentimiento Dance Company - Salsa Students Team https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/8/sentimiento-dance-company---salsa-students-team

When I began to have a mad, passionate love affair with my own life, the rest fell perfectly into place. 

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Nancy Salsa found her passion for on 2 salsa at the Yamulee Dance Company in NY. 6 years ago, she came to Baltimore, met Brandon Bachata and together with Roberto Carlos Molina, they embarked on the audacious dream of teaching Sala on 2 in Baltimore. Fast forward to now, the every growing Sentimiento Dance Company is thriving and they have a chocolate salsa baby underway and I'm so honored to create this special milestone photoshoot for Sentimiento! Picture here is the Salsa on 2 Student team in our city of Baltimore, make sure to come dance and celebrate with them at the Sentimiento 6 Year Anniversary Extravaganza!❤️

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) cityscape couple dancelife dancer fashion latin people portrait salsa urban https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/8/sentimiento-dance-company---salsa-students-team Fri, 03 Aug 2018 17:41:36 GMT
Hong & Emily https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/8/hong-emily

We didn't know we're making memories, we just knew we're having fun!

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A family photoshoot for Hong and Emily and their adorable babies Samantha and Calvin in a summer day in DC. 

 

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Sentimiento Dance Company - Ladies Bachata Team https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/8/sentimiento-dance-company---ladies-bachata-team

The most beautiful sight is seeing how your eyes light up, your skin glows, your voice shivers, your body shakes with tremors of desire when you talk about your dreams!

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A special photoshoot with the Sentimiento Dance Company's to celebrate their huge 6 year milestone!! We not only highlight the strength of these gorgeous ladies of the Ladies Bachata team, but also showcase the beauty of our dear Baltimore, Maryland! See more from the shoot at http://bit.ly/Sentimiento_Bachata and come dance and celebrate with them at the Sentimiento 6 Year Anniversary Extravaganza!

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Classe Dance Company https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/7/classe-dance-company

Each day, I have to make a new promise to myself, to be braver than my past, to be stronger than the struggle, so I may find a bigger adventure regardless of the risk.

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Linda Saenz created the Classe Dance Company and they not only grow as a dance team but also like a family. If you want to have all the fun and learn bachata and latin dancing, make sure to check them out! 

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Ladies in Style https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/6/ladies-in-style "Like Mother, Like Daughter ❤️"

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The sweet and picture perfect family of Christine's. The three girls, Marisa, Naomi, and Charlize, got their beauty and grace from their mommy and I'm so honored to document this lovely family and friends of mine since 2014.

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) Baltimore child cityscape family fellspoint grace happiness harbor kids light love mother people portrait urban women https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/6/ladies-in-style Tue, 26 Jun 2018 16:14:00 GMT
Love Shines https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/6/love-shines

The Queen 
She brings stability to man's life 
She doesn't create problems, she solves them 
She doesn't seduce a man with her body 
She stimulates with her mind 
She shines light into his darkness 
She doesn't settle, she inspires growth 
She doesn’t fit in with the rest, she stands out 
You'll know when you meet her because she’s all you’ve been waiting for

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A shoot with the Stylish couple from Jersey Bola and Ayana

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) archilovers black cityscape couples fashion girl love magic man portrait style urban https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/6/love-shines Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:36:23 GMT
Checkmate https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/6/checkmate

Move in Silence. Only speak when it's time to say checkmate!

A branding photoshoot with the Blue Sky Capital Management leadership team Terry, Christos, and Jeremiah. 

www.Blue-SkyCapital.com

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Love is Love https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/6/love-is-love

Let your true colors shine 🎈
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Happy Pride, Everyone 🌈

Dancer: @audgemalek
Love mural: @lisamariestudio @thedcarts

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) art ballet cityscape color dancelike dancers gay grace graffiti is lgbt love month people pride rainbow street urban https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/6/love-is-love Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:14:54 GMT
Daily Dozen on National Geographic YourShot https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/6/daily-dozen-on-national-geographic-yourshot  



Can't believe this is happening again!! 😍 My photo "In The Sky" is being selected as the Daily Dozen today by National Geographic editors! I'm now feeling literally in the sky learning they selected mine as one of their 12 favorite photos today while reviewing all the breathtaking photos on National Geographic Your Shot! Come read the story behind the phone and please come vote for me to be the photo of the day on #NatGeo at http://bit.ly/DailyDozen_Jun52018KristySees☀️

 

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Sun kissed https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/5/sun-kissed Print Only (4)Print Only (4) Love is like the sun that shines on you 

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A girl from the Philippines, a guy from Puerto Rico. Cal surprised Paula with a lovely Valentine's gift to revisit their first special date in DC. They even surprised me with a little "prop" at the end that got me all teary! See what it is <3

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) couple dc happiness happy light love lovers nature people portrait relationshipgoals smile sunset sunshine urban washingtondc https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/5/sun-kissed Thu, 31 May 2018 17:04:30 GMT
DC Hula Girls https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/5/dc-hula-girls

Aloha aku no, Aloha mai no
I give my love to you, you give your love to me ☀️❤️
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Bringing Hawaii back! Wonderful shooting with the vibrant and lovely D.C. Hula Girls led by Lydia Ortiz, it's a series full of sunshine and smiles! Their special Spring Recital: Big Island Dinner Show is also coming up on June 2, use my special promo code “KRISTYSEES” for an extra $5 off 🌺

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) aloha art dance dancer hawaii hula hulagirl light love moana nature people portrait team women https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/5/dc-hula-girls Thu, 24 May 2018 08:23:29 GMT
Heavenly Bodies https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/5/heavenly-bodies "Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe."

A series captured from the "Heavenly Bodies" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

John Galliano for House of Dior. Evening ensemble, autumn/winter 2000–2001 haute couture.

An evening dress by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, 2017-18

Yves Saint Laurent’s statuary vestment for the Virgin of El Rocío, circa 1985,

Mugler, Thierry Mugler. "MADONNA" evening ensemble, autumn/winter 1984-85

House of Givenchy, Alexander McQueen evening ensemble, 1999.

House of Givenchy, Alexander McQueen evening ensemble, 1999.

Yves Saint Laurent. Statuary vestment for the Virgin of El Rocío, ca. 1985.

Christian Lacroix. Wedding ensemble, autumn/winter 2009–10 haute couture.

John Galliano for House of Dior. Evening ensemble, autumn/winter 2005–6 haute couture.

An evening dress by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, 2017-18

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) art beauty bodies catholic citylife cityscape exhibition fashion heavenly inspired light met metheavenlybodies new nyc people portrait religion urban york https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/5/heavenly-bodies Wed, 16 May 2018 06:52:07 GMT
Exhibition at Exposed DC's 2018 Annual Photography Show https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/5/exhibition-at-exposed-dcs-12th-annual-photography-show

Last Friday, I have the honor to be selected as one of the winners to be a part of the Exposed DC's 2018 Photography Show in DC! What a vibrant and lively way to kick off the show, especially at an innovative cultural location at @dupontunderground, which is renovated from a former trolley station. 

In frame here is a mother and daughter playing and running down the train track while my winning photo “Conversation” is being projected large in the tunnel and on the other side on view in prints. How cool is that!

It always makes my heart happy to see how people are enjoying my artwork. When I walked into the opening reception a girl saw my name tag and cheerfully grabbed me and said, “Your photo is my favorite, I want one at my home!” 😭❤️ If you happen to see this, you made my day Katie thank you!
It was also such an honor to be exhibited  along with all the other fellow talented DMV photographers to share our unique view and celebrate the experience of the people who live, love, and work here in DC!


The exhibition is free and on view today till 5/20 10am-5pm, and will close on 5/21 5-7pm. 
Come enjoy the art and bring a moment of DC home with you in print ❤️
Special thanks to @exposed_dc@dupontunderground@dodgechrome@goartful@capitalphotographycenter@union206 for making this happen!!

 

 

Information on Exposed DC website as well!, shared below:

Exposed DC is excited to announce its 12th annual Exposed DC Photography Show, May 11 through May 21, 2018. The exhibit will be hosted by Dupont Underground, a former trolley station that has been repurposed into an innovative cultural space right in the heart of D.C.

These 40 winning photographs were chosen from a contest for their unique view of the Washington area as more than just a tourist destination and political realm. They showcase and celebrate the experience of the people who live, love, and work here. All photographs will be projected throughout the space, as well as printed by Dodge-Chrome, Inc. for display.

Five photographs will be awarded Best in Show awards, made possible through the support of Union 206 Studios. Each award is chosen by a panel of distinguished metro-area photographers: Marvin Joseph, Lucian Perkins, Carolyn Russo, Sanjay Suchak, and Nancy Walz.

At the opening reception, Dupont Underground will provide a cash bar for patrons over 21. The Beat and the Path will provide music. goARTful, a local startup subscription-based art service that Exposed DC is excited to be partnering with, will also be part of the celebration. Additional thanks to sponsor Capital Photography Center. Please note that use of one flight of stairs is required to access Dupont Underground. Assistance using the stairs can be provided, if necessary.

A full color 12th annual Exhibition Magazine with all 40 winning photos be available online soon and at the opening.

Exhibit hours *UPDATED AND EXTENDED*
Admission is free to view the exhibit during these times; donations accepted.
Saturday, May 12 from 12-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13 from 12-5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 20: 12-5 p.m.
Closing day: Monday, May 21 from 5-7 p.m.

Framed, fine art prints of all the photos displayed will be for sale. High-res images available upon request.

 

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Light City Festival https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/4/light-city-festival

The future is for the curious ✨

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A collection of the photos from the Light City Festival in Baltimore - A festival of light, music, and innovation. 

 

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) art baltimore city cityscape create design event exhibition installation light modern neon people urban https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/4/light-city-festival Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:32:51 GMT
Cherry Blossom https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/4/cherry-blossom

"To see a world in a grand of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour"

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Since I moved here, I’ve become a religious flower chaser and come to see the Cherry Blossom every single year. Can’t believe it’s been 8 straight years for me! Still, each time I can find something new, something makes me so happy and brighten up my day. 
Often times I heard people say “oh I’ve been to xxx already, I don’t want to go again it’ll be boring.” The fact is, things are forever progressing and you can always find something new and different if you pay attention. Stop chasing the new and fancy but simply enjoy life and find the little beauty and surprises in our daily lives☺️

A series of the Cherry Blossom photos from 2018

 

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) art bloom blossom cherry cityscape colors dc floral flowers light love nature people spring urban https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/4/cherry-blossom Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:42:43 GMT
New Exhibition: In Bloom https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/4/new-exhibition-in-bloom

"Live life in full bloom 🌸"

 

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So honored to share that my photo has been selected to be in @igdc’s new show “In Bloom” - A photographic celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC! Thrilled to know this show has been included in the official Cherry Blossom Festival program as well✨
Come check out the exhibition at @blindwhino every Wed 4-8pm, and weekend 12-5pm till April 29. Let’s enjoy the art and bring home a piece of spring with you 💐 You can also purchase these Cherry Blossom prints from the show at IGDC Exhibition Website. Special thanks to @cherryblossfest@igdc@blindwhino@mpixfans@swbid for making this happen!

The lovely IGDC organizers Holly and Dave.

 

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) architecture art artlovers blossom cherry city cityscape colors dc exhibit exhibition kristyyangphotography life light people photography places washingtondc https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/4/new-exhibition-in-bloom Tue, 03 Apr 2018 18:33:10 GMT
Be a Unicorn https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/3/unicorn

"Believe in magic. Sparkle wherever you go. Be a unicorn!"

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The love of a parent for their kid is unconditional. Paola and her families from Peru planned the sweetest unicorn skating party to celebrate her daughter Isabella's 6 year old birthday party at skate zone. From the smile on her face, you know she will remember this special day forever :)

 

 

 

 

 

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) birthday candid childhood children family fun happy kids laughter love moments party people skate skating smile unicorn youth zone https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/3/unicorn Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:48:32 GMT
March For Our Lives https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/3/march-for-our-lives

"If there is a book that you want to read but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it."

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When the future is changing the history - A documentary of the student organized protest "March For Our Lives" in Washington DC.

To see the full coverage, check the album at http://www.kristyyangphotography.com/marchforourlives

Rebecca, standing along with 800,000 people in DC to #MarchForOurLives. Locally from Gaithersburg, MD, she’s a senior at Rockville High School. She went to the Women's March last year and always felt the need of better gun control laws. But now, she said she can really help make a change because she'll be turning 18 next month so SHE CAN VOTE, and WILL VOTE! The new generation is here to start the change!

When enough is enough, and kids, women, and men all stand up to protest and demand for a change.

The kids sat on their parents' shoulder, protesting at the rally

A  woman hugging and comforting her daughter during the rally

The metro station was packed with protestors to head to the US Capitol for the rally 

Woman wiping away tears while listening to the student speaks

Woman weeping at the rally

Future voters 

The protestors raised their hands when the student speaker asked, "Who's going to vote?"

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Puppy Love https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/2/puppy-love

"Some things just fill your heart without trying"

It's the year of the dog, wishing you all a very happy Lunar New Year!

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Art Lovers in DC https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/2/art-lovers-in-dc

"All the magic starts with a blank piece of paper!"

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A day capturing the art lovers.

The first series are captured at the "paper room" as people called it. It's the latest exhibition in Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC called "What Absence is Made of." Ann Hamilton creates site-specific, multimedia installations that are simultaneously immersive and ephemeral in Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC. Combining the sounds of mechanization with the motorized release of sheets of translucent white paper, which gently descend from the ceiling, at hand speaks to the decline of manual labor in the wake of technological innovation. Though the paper accrues on the gallery floor in a sculptural “drift,” the effect of the installation remains one of loss and absence; the paper is blank, the movement is random, and the hand of the artist remains invisible.

 

 

The second series are captured in front of Mark Bradford's one of the largest works to date - "Pickett’s Charge" - that spans nearly 400 linear feet.

Mark Bradford works with a combination of colored paper and cutting, tearing, and scraping through the layers, Bradford weaves past and present, illusion and abstraction, inviting visitors to reconsider how narratives about American history are shaped and contested.

Pickett’s Charge builds upon the Hirshhorn’s continued commitment to showcasing the ways that artists respond to the unique political and cultural climate of their time.

 

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) art cityscape dc exhibition hirshhorn light modern people portrait urban washington https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/2/art-lovers-in-dc Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:48:05 GMT
Evening with Kristy - Shape of You https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/2/evening-with-kristy---shape-of-you =An evening with Kristy Yang Photography=
So honored to be invited by the Howard County Photographers MeetUp Group to give a presentation on my photography! I am so flattered when the host Mike Allen told me the class was 90% full the first day he posted the event and now there are 10 people on the waitlist since the space can only have 30 people! I'm going to be giving a presentation of how I fall in love with the "Shape of You" 
Looking forward to a fun night over glass of wine and photography! 
If you are interested, check out the registration page at https://goo.gl/oMemnh and I may livestream for a part if too many people are on the waitlist. We will be meeting at BareBones Grill this Thursday (Feb 8) at 6:45pm and my presentation will be at 7:45pm. See you soon!

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Last night was a success!! Such a pleasure meeting everyone and giving a presentation on my photography. Thank you Mike Allen and Barry for having me at the Howard County Photography Group! Seeing how people staying extra time to ask questions, excited about the materials, and interested in learning more makes me so happy ❤️ Mike was so kind to pass along some sweet feedback from the members today, so blessed!

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) cityscape classes photography speech talk urban https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/2/evening-with-kristy---shape-of-you Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:18:05 GMT
DJ Dola https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/1/dj-dola

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve!

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Where do I begin? DJ Dola is a man who never stops bringing cool events and positivity energy to everyone and also having fun and enjoying life at the same time! He hosts one of the best Salsa socials - Salsa Underground  - along side DJ Mambo Soul in Washington DC. He also manages the Baltimore Salsa Bachata Congress with DJ Raj More. These are some of the hottest latin dance events in DMV, you don't wanna miss it ;)

 

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Exhibition - Community Collective DC https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/1/exhibition---community-collective-dc

So honored to share my work “Chiaroscuro”, featuring Sergio Timbachata and Jocelyn Rojas, the Sensual Bachata teachers from Spain, is being exhibited in DC at the Capital Fringe by Community Collective DC! Always feel wonderful and appreciative to see people enjoying my work ❤️ The exhibit is ongoing till end of Feb, come enjoy and purchase mine and other inspiring artworks! Here are some pictures from the opening reception on Jan 12. The time for the exhibitions is listed as follow:

January 12, 19, 25, 26, 27 | 7pm

January 20 | 8pm

January 28th | 1pm

February 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17 | 7pm

February 4th | 1pm

The event organizer Jarrett Hendrix

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Hipchata with Hillary and Joseph https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/1/hipchata-with-hillary-and-joseph

Do it with passion or not at all!

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A photoshoot with the dynamic duo, Hillary Rodriguez and Joseph Mejia, indtroducing the new Hip Hop Bachata fushion!

HipchataHipchata

 

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) bachata dance dancer graffiti hip hop life portraits https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/1/hipchata-with-hillary-and-joseph Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:40:29 GMT
Defy Gravity https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2018/1/defy-gravity

May you dream defy the law of gravity.

 

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Such heart pumping experience to capture Nic and Joy black flipping and tricking. There's no limit to them!

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Modern Twist in Classical Rendition https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/modern-twist-in-classical-rendition

She deserves the love of a lifetime
because she's a badass
with a tender hearts, 
and a hurricane in a teacup.

She is the kind of woman
you can count on in battle, 
the kind of woman
you can get lost with
just looking at the stars.

She's the kind of woman
you read about in poems,
yet she is as real
as real can be.

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A modern twist in a classical rendition in DC.

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Puppy Xmas!! https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/merry-xmas

Love is how excited your dogs get when you get home!!

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When Terry asked me to photograph him and his 5 furry babies for Christmas and showed me their Christmas outfits, I was already melting because of cuteness overload. As we are taking photos outside, people walked by are in awe and all stopped to take photos of these cuties. Their puppy eyes just made me swoon ❤️  If you ever have a dog, you know they just become the family who you can never live without. And of course, they will be a part of the family holiday celebrations, too!See more of these cuties below and wishing you all a very happy Christmas!!  

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) animal christmas cuteness doglovers dogs family festive holiday love lovers merry portraits puppies puppy rescue sweet xmas https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/merry-xmas Sat, 23 Dec 2017 19:22:13 GMT
DJ Kaya https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/dj-kaya

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

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So wonderful to shoot for Kaya Barraza, a multi talented Latin Dance instructor and DJ. She also hosts the Salsa nights every Friday at the Bmore Beers located at @horseshoebmore and every Sunday during sunset at the @sagamorependrybaltimore!. Go check it out if you're ever around!!

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) bachata dance dancelife dj empowerment headshot light music portraits salsa urban women https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/dj-kaya Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:38:27 GMT
Classé Dance Company https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/classe-dance-company Classe (5)Classe (5) "A team is a group of people who trust each other."
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We climbed up and down the rocks (with my broken toe lol) in freezing cold until pitch dark and right before I need to catch a flight 😂 The Classé Dance Company director, Linda Saenz, and I go crazy when creating, and it's totally worth it! 

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) art bachata beauty dance dancelife dancers light love nature people portraits rock salsa team women https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/classe-dance-company Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:54:04 GMT
Sunkissed KIQ https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/sunkissed-kiq

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves!"

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Formulating the ingredients and designing and planning of the product line for years, Michael Vallese created the new energy drink - Kinetic IQ (KIQ)!! Michael is a man who's so passionate and full of life, and he does just that for his drinks - only using the fresh ingredients to bring the energy to the world. Be on the look out when it comes to the market ;)

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) branding cityscape drinks energy fitness live love model outdoors people portrait sporty sunshine urban https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/sunkissed-kiq Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:06:39 GMT
Nubian Hueman Fall/Winter Collection https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/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 🍂🍁

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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) art create dc fashion high light love model night people portraits urban washington https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/nubian-hueman-fall/winter-collection Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:14:52 GMT
Repetition Creates the Master https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/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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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) angels architecture art blue ca cali california cityscape dance dancer flip la light los people portrait stunt sunshine tricks urban vibes https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/12/repetition-creates-the-master Sat, 02 Dec 2017 14:03:23 GMT
Drops of Jupiter https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/11/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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kristyyang.photography@gmail.com (Kristy Yang Photography) beauty birthday fashion high people photoshoot portraits styled urban vintage woman women https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/11/drops-of-jupiter Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:16:55 GMT
Lina & Mike https://www.kristyyangphotography.com/blog/2017/11/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!!