Category Archives: Portraits

So excited to blog about this family session. First off, look at this handsome little man’s eyes. LOOK. AT. THEM! I was a little obsessed, I have to admit! Second, I just have to say this family was just the sweetest–mom, dad, baby AND the grandparents–the whole lot of them. I love all my clients, but when my client’s are just as excited and invested as I am, it makes the whole experience twenty-thousand times more enjoyable! Here are some of my favorites from our photo session in San Dimas.

Ok, one more time…LOOK AT THOSE EYES! He’s going to be a heart-breaker. I can see it already.
glendora-family-photographer_0058.jpg
And the eyelashes…let’s not forget those beauties…
glendora-family-photographer_0059.jpg
The perfect family photo…Kolten was in such great spirits. I love happy babies!
glendora-family-photographer_0060.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0063.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0061.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0062.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0064.jpg
Babies are full of infinite expressions. I adore them all.

glendora-family-photographer_0065.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0067.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0066.jpg
Let’s not forget grandma and grandpa. I hear all the grandparents are over the moon with this little guy. It’s hard not to be.

glendora-family-photographer_0068.jpg

Gaby Chung Photography is a Glendora-based portrait studio specializing in newborn photography, child photography, and family photography. GCP works in Glendora, Los Angeles county, and all over Southern California.
If you’re interested in your own family portrait session with Glendora and San Dimas Family Photographer Gaby Chung, contact GCP today! info@gabychung.com or call the studio at (323) 945-3327.

Three years ago, I photographed this family for the very first time. Nadia was just a teeny tiny baby, right around the same age her little brother is here. It’s been a privilege to document these milestones over the years!

We started with a quick studio session before heading outdoors for s sunset session. These were my absolute favorites! This first one reminded us all of the Mona Lisa! Do you see it?
glendora-family-photographer_0048.jpg
And here’s sweet Joaquin. Still too young to hold himself up, but that’s what dad’s are for!

glendora-family-photographer_0047.jpg
I love the connection between mom and son in this next one! Who says 3 month olds can’t be swaddled?

glendora-family-photographer_0049.jpg

Now for some outdoor photos!

glendora-family-photographer_0052.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0050.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0056.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0051.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0054.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0053.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0055.jpg

It was such an incredible set of sessions. I can’t wait to continue to watch this sweet family evolve and grow!

 

Gaby Chung Photography is a Glendora-based portrait studio specializing in newborn photography, child photography, and family photography.  GCP works in Glendora, Los Angeles county, and all over Southern California.
If you’re interested in your own family portrait session with Glendora Family Photographer Gaby Chung, contact GCP today! info@gabychung.com or call the studio at (323) 945-3327.

I’m an aunt! Meet Nathan and Olivia, my nephew and niece! The most adorable and squishable twins in existence! Here are my favorties from their sessions…
glendora-family-photographer_0069.jpg

glendora-family-photographer_0070.jpg
Each of them had their own individual sessions, too. Olivia’s was first because her little brother was stuck in the NICU for a few extra weeks.  This first one is my favorite, hands-down.  It’ll be entered into an international competition in 2016.

glendora-family-photographer_0071.jpgI’m only a tiny bit jealous of her incredible eye lashes…I want them!

glendora-family-photographer_0078.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0077.jpg
glendora-family-photographer_0079
She was pooped by the time we finished.  This was her dad’s fave.
glendora-family-photographer_0076.jpg
Once Nathan was nice and strong, he had his time to shine, too!

glendora-family-photographer_0072.jpgLove this little guy!  He and my son, Luke, are going to be BFFs.
glendora-family-photographer_0073.jpgHe positioned his hand on his cheek by himself!  He knew he was being photographed.
glendora-family-photographer_0074.jpg

That’s all for now. You can bet you’ll be seeing more of these cuties as they hit their milestones!

 

If you’re looking for a Glendora newborn photographer, contact Gaby Chung Photography at info@gabychung.com or call the Glendora portrait studio at (323) 945-3327. Gaby Chung Photography specializes in fine art newborn, child, and family photography in Glendora, CA.

This morning, like every morning, I browsed through facebook and saw a post on a mom’s group where a mom-to-be was looking for a professional photographer. I’m often tagged in these posts. They’re always the same…”looking for a professional to take pictures, reasonably priced” or “need someone to take newborn pictures, budget is $100.” But this one was different. She went on a rant about how exorbitantly priced newborn portraiture is, and how she’s shocked artists charge what they do, implying that they don’t deserve to earn that kind of money because they didn’t go to grad school (which in fact, I did!). Now, I don’t normally comment on these posts. But this time, I simply wanted to educate her. I just wanted her to try to see it from a photographer’s perspective.
Isaac2-fb
This is what I said:

“There’s an art to newborn photography and all good photography, really. It’s not just the photo session that you’re paying for. It’s the hours spent before, designing a session tailored to your vision. Then comes the 4-hour session where your baby is patiently lulled to sleep and safely posed by a trained professional. Later, there’s about 10+ hours of culling, editing, and prepping those images for the big reveal. Then, it’s the time and energy spent with you choosing the perfect heirloom art pieces for your home and to pass down to your children when they’re older. The photographer still has to spend more time preparing the files to ensure they’re perfect when printed out on archival materials to the requested size.

Artists don’t pocket all that money. And because they’re self-employed and have to pay tons of taxes, about 1/3 of profits (yes, that’s AFTER we pay for your products) automatically go to Uncle Sam. Then there are all the costs of running a business–liability, equipment, and health insurance, subscriptions to software, professional dues, maintaining and replacing thousands of dollars worth of equipment, backing up files so your memories are never lost, etc. I want you to remember that you’re not paying for the files “that cost nothing” or the 8×10 that costs $5-10 to produce. You’re paying for years of experience and expertise. You’re paying for the very best portraits of this little person who’s going to change your life forever.

 

There’s a huge difference between a professional artist and a hospital/ picture people employee/$100-for-the-CD photographer. But if you can’t see that difference, then by all means, go that route.

 

I don’t usually comment on these posts, but I hear this all the time. It pains me to see how little people value art anymore. I’ll leave you with something to think about. In 30 years, the professionally printed portraits of your children will probably be one of your most valuable possessions. If that’s not worth more than $500, I don’t know what is.”

 

You can guess what happened. My words fell on deaf ears.  Sometimes people are not interested in seeing it from a different perspective.  But on the brighter side, many other moms supported my sentiments (and those of many Los Angeles photographers who commented). It’s always nice to know that there are some people who still value beautiful portraits of their loved ones. These are my clients and I will continue to offer them the once in a lifetime opportunity to artfully capture a time that will never come again.

It’s nearly impossible to photograph your own family, especially when a toddler’s involved!  Luckily, we managed to get one (Yup, just one!) good photo of us together for our holiday cards.  The rest are mostly of Emma being silly…my favorite kind of photos!

Let’s begin with the star of the show:

San-DImas-Family-PhotographerSan-DImas-Family-Photographer

San-DImas-Family-Photographer

She LOVES bubbles, in case you couldn’t tell.

San-DImas-Family-Photographer

San-DImas-Family-Photographer

San-DImas-Family-Photographersan-dimas-children-photographer_0057

San-DImas-Family-Photographer

San-DImas-Family-Photographersan-dimas-children-photographer_0031

San-DImas-Family-Photographer
She’s a funny one, isn’t she? She even insisted on her own hair and makeup team.

San-DImas-Family-Photographer
Of course we needed lots of daddy-daughter photos. Trust me, this may as well have been a daddy-daughter session!

San-DImas-Family-Photographer
They adore each other!
San-DImas-Family-Photographer
Now some mommy-daughter photos! These are hard because I can’t take them myself and have to entrust my not-so-tech-savvy husband to take them. He did a great job though!

San-DImas-Family-Photographer

San-DImas-Family-Photographer
This next one makes me laugh. I asked him to artistically put us to one side…so he puts us in the bottom left corner. I cropped A LOT from this photo. 🙂

San-DImas-Family-Photographer
Our family photo!

San-DImas-Family-Photographer
Now, some more of Emma ’cause I can’t get enough of this cutie.

San-DImas-Family-Photographer

San-DImas-Family-Photographer

S u b s c r i b e   t o   N e w s l e t t e r