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Hired 13 times
6 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mon - Sat
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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Jul - Dec
Graduation of an NGO
Photos and Videos
104 photos and 2 videos
We had the pleasure of having Steve take our family portrait/ snaps for our family of six including our little princesses (2.5yr old and a 6mo old). We wanted to take our picture at the park and working with two young babies outdoors weren't easy- but Steve handled the task so well with patience and professionalism. He worked with us over the promised time and was able to capture our candid moments. Our family really enjoyed working with Steve and would recommend him to anyone looking for a family photographer.Jul 10, 2018STEVE YI PHOTOGRAPHY's reply
Thank you! The babies were just adorable - even when they cried :-). Beautiful family! In fact, I really enjoyed the photo shoot! I am happy that you like your photos!
Steve was very professional, he is very talented. He makes you feel very comfortable and has fun while taking pictures. We have been looking for a photographer and he will be taking all of our pictures.Jun 6, 2019VerifiedSTEVE YI PHOTOGRAPHY's reply
I am glad that you've found YOUR photographer :-). I could feel the love of your family for one another. I believe Oliver is now enjoying the new chapter of his life in college!
Steve did a great job with the headshot photos for my website. It was a pleasure working with him. He was extremely professional, took excellent photos, and terrific turnaround time on the final product. He provided excellent value for his work. I will recommend him to any colleagues and who may need photography work.Aug 27, 2018VerifiedSTEVE YI PHOTOGRAPHY's reply
Thank you. I hope the photos were helpful for your audition and website. Look forward to another shoot in the future.
Steve took my graduation photos and he was awesome! He is fun-spirited and will do whatever it takes to get the right shot. He drove and met me at my desired location, came prepared with plenty of equipment and ideas for my shots, and did it all with enthusiasm. He was very responsive and easy to communicate with, and returned plenty of edited photos in a timely manner.Aug 22, 2018VerifiedSTEVE YI PHOTOGRAPHY's reply
Congratulations on your achievement and all the best in your new life in New York!
Needed some solo pics taken and requested the services of Steve based on reviews. I heard back from Steve that day and was able to get an appointment right away. Steve has a small studio in his home where we were able to take A LOT of great photos. I had never done this before and Steve made it an easy and fun process. I was emailed the pictures the next day and am very happy with the results.Jul 24, 2018VerifiedSTEVE YI PHOTOGRAPHY's reply
Even though you said you hadn't done any photo shoot, you were just natural in posing. Simply, you did such a nice job as subject! I am glad that you are happy with the photos!
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Moon Sun Yi
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I strive to keep my price in competitive range, but not on the bottom or on the top. I have set my price based on my time for preparation, travel, set up, photographing and post processing, etc and my professional gear which has cost me thousands of dollars. For professional photos, taking photos is not all. It takes way more time to post process including selecting the best images and retouching them with professional software for the best final images. I also believe in the value I provide my clients with the photos I take, which will last forever. I always do my best to deliver to the clients the best ‘quality’ not ‘quantity’. Typically, for one hour session, I provide 15+ retouched images of high resolution (except headshot) My price is simple with just a bit of adjustment occasionally based on the client’s specific needs but I am not a fan of up-selling. I don’t really offer discount as my price is already competitively affordable.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I communicate with you (customer) to fix time and place for our shoot. We discuss any questions and details that you might have in mind. Upon confirmation of the shoot, I will email you the contract, which you will send me back with your digital signature. Payment is due before the shoot and your time is not secured until you make the payment. I accept debit, credit card via Venmo and cash and other methods can be arranged based on the client's position and circumstances. During the shoot, I try my best to help you feel comfortable and just enjoy the shoot. If needed, I am more than happy to help you with poses and expressions. My ultimate goal is to capture your genuine emotion, that is, the best "natural" photos of you. I deliver the final images within seven calendar days. And you will love your photos as I do!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am self-educated photographer. I've taken photos for decades since middle school and gone to workshops, watch online tutorials and learned through countless try-and-errors of my own. Eventually, my hobby has turned into profession. Now I enjoy taking all kinds of photos and I love what I do!