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Chinese Scholar Gardens | Olivia Lau | Jay Zhang Photography

Chinese Scholar Gardens | Olivia Lau | Jay Zhang Photography

Olivia Lau, Architect, Dancer, Foodie, Wonder Woman. There isn't anything this woman can't do, and with this little adventure within the Chinese Scholar Gardens, I couldn't help but feel inspired at every turn at this location. Landscape Architectural Design of Chinese Gardens are supposed to bring surprises and new vantages as you move through the space, so that at any given location you witness a different scene. No two scenes are the same and no two perspectives are the same. With every space, we had to add some Drama of the human scale of course.

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Kyle's Portrait Session / Professional Session

Kyle's Portrait Session / Professional Session

Kyle was looking to update his Professional Photos, so I was more than happy to oblige, but I was also more than happy to give him something to use for his personal life. We tour around Troy NY and this stud was so ready for the camera. He's a teacher, and like most teachers who are enthusiastic, he talks with his hands, so I told him to teach me something, and of course, his hands were in full motion.

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Danling's Portrait + Headshot Session

Danling's Portrait + Headshot Session

Danling Luo is going to be graduating as a Public Administration Major with a Minor in IT and is now out on the market for a long term position, her potential is endless! Smart, Diligent, and Ready to take on the world, This beautiful woman is going to own her confidence and make tons of friends along the way. Check out how we're changing the Professional Headshot / Portrait Sessions by adding in color and Personality into every Shot.

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Tyler's Portrait / Headshot Update

Tyler's Portrait / Headshot Update

This guy is going to get the oppertunity to sing on the Carnival Cruise Lines as a Vocalist, How exciting is that! He needed to get his portraits and headshots updated and I was more than happy to oblige! We went all out, we consulted on what style and what look he's looking to achieve and what clothes to wear and we just played in Magic Hour to get his perfect portraits. Just check out my favs!

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Training to Run, or Running to Train?

Training to Run, or Running to Train?

My Good friend Sarah is running two half marathons and a triatholon this year, She's been training like a beast and eating as many calories as Michael Phelps. When you're an athlete, you understand that working out AND diet is one of the most important things in the world to your training.

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Pride Center Annual Meeting 2016

Pride Center Annual Meeting 2016

The Pride Center has kicked off another year of great events, great programs and great initiatives lead by an amazing staff of people. We saw some familiar faces and some new ones joining the crowd but the message and the intent never changes, to create support for the community and to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals in the Capital Region. As the oldest Chapter in the national for LGBTQ Community Centers, they are always aiming to make things better every step of the way!

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A Night in the Museum of Art

A Night in the Museum of Art

Olivia is a friend of mine and my NYC model that I like to take around for Concept shoots and Location scouting, especially in places I've never shot in that she can immerse me in her world. Lately she's been going to the museums, at night, when it isn't so packed with tourists and children running around touching everything.

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Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Have you ever been to a Habitat build project? Its filled with people who want to be helpful to the community in which they live in. This weekend in particular was all about Women Build week, so all women from the community interested in helping out come out to lend a helping hand to the Habitat Build community and get Sheridan Hollow homes built! Check out the fun they had!

Body Jam - Pump pump pump Pump it up!

I love fitness, I love the energy it embodies, I love the dedication and ambition involved in the process of getting fit, I even like the feeling of being sore the next day, it tells me that I (probably) did something right the day before. Body Jam, looked like a totally different type of fitness that involved some cherographed dance moves. It was a ton of fun just watching the instructors do their thing. I almost just dropped my camera and joined in, but I resisted, somehow ;)

If you're thinking about joining the class, get in contact with Vent Fitness in Latham and ask for Raj, one of four instructors that run the Body Jam sessions at Vent Fitness in Latham. You won't be disappointed. Here are some of my favorites from this shoot.