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.
If you didn't get to see Ruth being a boss, well here's your chance! This woman is graduating soon and she needed something to show the world she was ready to take it on, and eager to get there. We also had a little fun along the way!
When a friend asks to get some Head shots and Portraits, how could I say no? Instead I was enthusiastically saying YES to this stud who's entering the working world soon! I was more than happy to update his photos to give a good first impressions. Anyone looking for an accountant?
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.
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.
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!
Pride Center is one of the oldest LGBT organizations in the nation and its growth over the past few years have been tremendously positive. This conversation and continuation of the growth of Social Equality and Community Impact extends to the youth of today, making great strides already in the community and potentially in the world. These Young Adults are going to do great things in this world! A Scholarship Reception was just only the beginning for some of these wonderful people, next stop, white house!
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.
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!
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.
Andy is a Tattoo Enthusiast, Small-Scale Sculpture collector, Good Friend and World Traveler. Anyone who is searching to find their niche, or find what will make them fulfilled in life will understand the same journey that Andy has had over the years.
This small passion project was intended to shed some light to individuals who are struggling with their sexual and gender identities. That is not to say that these identity struggles are the only types of identity struggles. We as humans are multifaceted creatures who are rich with personality, love and potential. This is a project pulled together by Jay Zhang Photography but made into reality by the community members, both LGBTQ Alphabet Soup, and their Allies. Although there are only a small percentage of those who participated, there is a large percentage who open their hearts everyday and every night to those who need it. They are friends, and they are family. They are mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. They are lovers, strangers, social justice paladins, and warm hearted Samaritans.
I had the privilege to help out an organization aimed for funding research towards finding the cute for Cancer. Relay for Life was hosting its Eastern Division Leadership Conference and it was filled with so many happy faces.