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Painting with Light in Photography – Los Angeles Transformational Beauty Photographer

Do you know the word “photography” means “painting with light”?  Years into taking photographs, I’m enjoying painting my photographs with light more than any other time.  In my opinion, it’s even better in black and white, when there’s no distraction from the colors.

What do you think of this “painting”?  To have your beauty “painted”, click on the image below to contact us.




Transformational Beauty, Are You Next? – Los Angeles Transformational Beauty Photographer

By now, you probably know that we go around and “transform” women. 🙂  Case in point, here’s our latest project.

Do you see the beauty in both “before” and “after” images of this lady?  Do you see the transformation?  It can happen to you.

In fact, if you hurry, you can complete your transformation just in time for the Valentine’s Day!  Better yet, it doesn’t hurt, there’s no recovery time and you feel great immediate – as opposed to if you take the “surgical” route. 🙂

If you blink, your spot is taken by someone else.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 🙂

To learn more about our Transformational Beauty Photography, click here or contact us.

Photographer: Jean Huang Photography
Hair & Makeup Artist: Joanne Adolfo

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Welcome to this world, Valen – Los Angeles Newborn Photorapher

God knows how behind I am in posting my photo sessions.  However, Valen’s mommy could not wait for me to finish processing all the images.  So I am putting out some sneak peeks of the session while I finish with the rest.

Valen, a cute little guy entered this world, a little early.  He was supposed to be the little valentine for his parents, on the oh-so famous “love day” (hence the name).  Well, I can see why – he couldn’t hold off all the excitement that he will bring.  Me, for sure, was one excited photographer and could not help but falling in love with this small bundle.

Now you see, at a tenderly young age of two and a half weeks, Valen shows you the many facets that a (newborn) baby could have:

Valen the singer:

©Jean (Jiaying) Huang Valen the conductor:

 ©Jean (Jiaying) HuangThe thinker:

©Jean (Jiaying) Huang    The…ummm…according to mommy and daddy, this is the look when he is into something.  Diaper!  Quick!
©Jean (Jiaying) Huang   Valen loves mommy:

©Jean (Jiaying) Huang Valen is tired:

©Jean (Jiaying) Huang He just… just wants to sleep, after he put out a big show:

©Jean (Jiaying) Huang         What can I say, this future heart-breaker is such a joyful bundle…
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… full of colors:

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Nice to meet you, Valen!  Welcome to this world!

P.S. You’d notice that I was playing with different tonal effects.  And no matter what I chose, Valen continues to be such a good-looking little guy. 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day – Los Angeles Photographer

This is THE day.  Traffic is jammed from the delivery trucks of the florists.  Prices of roses are hiked up.  Restaurants are packed since the weekend with nicely dressed patrons.  Red is the most common color of the day.  This is THE day, the Valentine’s Day.

Despite the seemingly hassle and costs, we still go out of our way to celebrate.  Hey, what’s the point of life if we don’t stop and smell the roses from time to time (for many of us, once a year)? 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends!

Jean (Jiaying) Huang

What better way to treat our four-legged friends than a free photography session – Los Angeles Pet Photographer

OK, the cat’s finally out of the bag. Correction, the dogs are out of the bag! 🙂

I’m running a special for our four-legged friends this Valentine’s Day.

The winner of a random drawing will qualify for a free dog photography session.  To qualify, post your dog’s picture along with the name and breed (and some fun facts about him/her) at our photography fan page.  The drawing will be held at noon on February 14th.

Listen, we will need at least 25 entries to do the drawing.  So invite your friends to participate with you!  Let’s have a party!

P.S.  Obviously, this offer makes sense if you live in southern California.  However, if you’d like to pay for my travel (which is another passion of my life), feel free to join the fun for a chance to win, no matter where you are (I do have many friends all over the world)!


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These puppies are the reason why I do pet photography – Los Angeles Pet Photographer

I’ve said that I’m in a “pretty” business.  I did it because I believe that there’s beauty by our side, all the time, and my mission is to capture and spread something that we have in abundance and may have omitted frequently in our busy lives.

If I’m allowed to say one more thing about my photography business,  I’d say that it’s a “cute” business.  True, I do many other types of photography, I have noticed though my heart sings and my creativity soars whenever my subject involves children.  I realized that it’s the natural disposition and innocence in them that make them one of the best subjects in photography.  So despite the difficulty, I seek out opportunities for children photography in capturing the moments that may make your heart sing as well.

Another subject that is just, if not more, difficult to work with is puppies.  And yet, the wonderful moments that are captured make you think that they’ve got the process in their heads, just like we humans.  Take a look at these puppies, and you’ll agree with me.  What do you think was going on in their little heads?

Stay tuned, a Valentine’s Day special is coming out next.  Let us know what you’d like to be included in our Facebook page and your wish may come true!

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Who can say no to these cute puppies – Los Angeles Pet Photographer

If you’ve been following my work, you probably noticed two things about me.

One, I produce work that is “pretty”.  Hey, I’m in a “pretty” business.  Photography, to me, is art.  And art deserves to look “pretty”.  That explains all my fine art photography work.  And yes, the first reaction anybody that’s seen my business cards is “they are so pretty”.

Two, I do work that is “cute”.  Well, there’s a little clarification to make.  I have to say that I have been fortunate to work with many cute subjects.  And I see beauty and/or cuteness everywhere around me.  So photography is my way of living out my philosophy.  I fall in love with the beauty/cuteness first and pour my heart into making them an art before my customers even get to see the final work.  I trust that many of you have seen my children’s photography.  Today, I will share some work of puppies.

As you’ll notice, they are “dressed” in different frames.  Come on, they are all cute in their own way; there’s really no one-size-fits-all kind of solution to present them.

See, this first one looks so perfect in pink:

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This cuttie stole my heart by the innocent look.  Hey, the little monster was teething and tried his harmless biting on my hems.

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I can not say that I didn’t want to take this little cotton ball home.  What an innocent look with eyes peeking behind the flurry hair.

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I have more photos, but can’t wait to share while I’m processing the rest.

Now, if you have a cuttie at home and would want to do something special with/for him/her this Valentine’s Day, participate in the “How Many Ways Can You Say ‘I Love You'” contest and you may win a photo session at 50% the retail rate.  Hurry, you have until this weekend to rally up support!

I wish that you win! 🙂

How Many Ways Can You Say “I Love You” – Los Angeles Photographer

Well, well, well…  We just can’t (and shouldn’t) stop having fun with photography.  Why would we?  Life is filled with wonderful opportunities to memorize, let alone the holidays that are clearly marked on the calendar.  If you know me, you’d expect that I throw out another one of those contests to have (more) fun for this coming holiday.

For the culturally versed, you may say it’s the Chinese New Year.  Yes, I will be celebrating it.  But I’m not sure that all my reader/fans would.  So, while I light up the fire-crackers (in my mental visualization), you are probably thinking about another holiday.

So, here is our new “excuse” to have fun – How Many Ways Can You Say “I Love You” – 2011 Valentine’s Day Photo Contest!

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Winning is (as always) easy :-):

1. Sleep on it (yes, in your sleep) tonight because your brain will thank you tomorrow. 🙂

2. Tell us what you’d do for someone important in your life to celebrate this Valentine’s Day (it can be your significant other, your pet(s), your parent(s), your child(ren), etc.).  Since it’s a photo contest, capture the essence of what you’d do in a picture.

3. Now you’d submit the picture to somewhere.  First, make sure you are a fan of Jean Huang Photography at http://www.facebook.com/jeanhuangphotography.

4. Submit your picture(s) to the wall of the fan page (link in #3), as many photos as you’d like.  Ensure your photo(s) are rated G (i.e., safe for all ages).  Again, no limit on number of photos to submit.  But each idea should be represented by only one picture.

5. Now, here’s the fun part: Vote for creative ideas by “liking” the photos representing them. And, promote your photos to gain as many “likes” as possible.  So ask your friends and family to vote for you.

5a. I know I just said this: Photos are judged on creativity.  So photos that are less than professional could still win the contest as long as they are “safe” (please see #4 again).

6. Deadline to submit and vote is noon (12:00 PM) US Pacific Time on Monday January 24th, 2011.

7. The picture(s) with the most “likes” goes home with a prize (Note: each picture is a separate entry. The picture with the most “likes” wins).

8. Number of winning pictures is determined by number of fans as of the cut-off date of the contest (i.e.,12:00 PM US Pacific Time on Monday January 24th, 2011). One winning photo for every 100 fans.

Good luck!  And most importantly, have fun!