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DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS for your family, living your everyday adventure

2018 Welcome Guide


THE BEST PART ABOUT PICTURES IS THATÂ

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EVEN WHEN THE PEOPLE IN THE PHOTO CHANGE, THE MEMORY IT CONTAINS NEVER WILL. ANDY WARHOL

your life in the everyday and

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the in-between


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CONTENTS

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WELCOME

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DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY What is it? Is it right for my family?

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SESSION IDEAS The Baby Years Childhood

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ALL THE DETAILS Day in the Life Session Fees Collections & Products Memory Archaeology

TIFFANY LUONG PHOTOGRAPHY FAMILY PHOTOJOURNALIST + DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER HTTPS://TIFFANYLUONG.COM TIFFANY@TIFFANYLUONG.COM 626-600-8433 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2018


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COLLECT MOMENTS, NOT THINGS. Â AARTI KHURANA

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HELLO & WELCOME! I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

PHOTOS CREDITS (THIS PAGE): ALESIA HSIAO, KATE DENSMORE, VICTORIA JOHANSSON

ME, HAVING A RARE GOOD HAIR DAY

PRETTY MUCH WHAT I LOOK LIKE, CAMERA TO FACE

CIRCA 2016, AND SOOOO GRATEFUL THAT I NO Image LONGER HAVE TO by DOVictoria DIAPERJohansson LAUNDRY!Photography

Since I'm asking you to let me into your life and your home with a CAMERA, I think it's only fair that I do the same so that we aren't complete strangers! (although I'm already a bit strange to begin with, see below):

quirks and quick facts EXTROVERTED    INTROVERT                       I like people, but I like them more in small doses INCREDIBLY AWKWARD                       IN      FRONT               OF        A   CAMERA                 but generally ok in my skin FOOD ALLERGY       MOM            I actually do enjoy talking about eczema remedies with strangers TINY HOUSE  DWELLER                   but we're kind of cheaters because we have a garage  CANTONESE/TOISANESE                          My grandparents were in the first wave to settle LA's Chinatown  ROAD TRIP JUNKIE!               don't get me started on my love for Roadside America & folk art ASPIRING MINIMALIST                    to counteract my natural messiness ACROPHOBE but weirdly obsessed with things that fly, like hot air balloons, kites and birds  GLOBETROTTER        32 hostel stays, 28 Airbnbs, and 12 countries so far UCLA ALUM Class of 2007. Go Bruins!

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FAMILY SELFIE: MUCH HARDER THAN IT LOOKS

ABOUT TIFFANY

I am a documentary family photographer. Also having been an elementary school speech therapist means I am extremely observant and patient, acutely aware of mischief (snarky in the most kid-friendly way), and constantly dealing with situations bursting with hilarity, chaos and sticky hands & hugs. My family is my husband, 3-year-old, and rascal dog. Weekends are full of roadtrips and church, and inevitable toddler messes. We downsized from a regular-sized house to a tiny house (498 sq ft) to try really hard to keep collecting moments, not things. Less space has meant more togetherness, and we think it's going to stay this way.   My son is my greatest source of chaos and joy. When I make pictures of him, I try to represent him as who he is now, for who he will become later, without prodding to perform. I photograph him without expectations of him being anyone but himself, and who he was created to be. I look at him in love in times of quiet, of curiosity, and I try to dredge it up in times of struggle, to look beyond the tantrums to understand how he is fighting so hard to become his own person. My hope is to photograph your family the way I photograph my own. My hope is to contribute to your family legacies. My hope is to show you as you are, wrapped up in the beauty of your everyday, seen in the eyes of the ones who love you, and to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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documentary WHY

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY?

I'm usually the one taking pictures of my family, but it was nice to have Tiffany who was casual, no-pressure and just able to capture all of us as we were doing our activities. My 10-year-old said "I liked how you didn't have to pose and didn't have to make everything perfect and you could just be yourself." So Tiffany, just wanted to say how grateful we are for you.                 EMMANUEL, SOUTH PASADENA 

Documentary family photography is a "day in the life" type of shoot that is a modern alternative to the family portrait. It is undirected & unposed—think National Geographic vs. reality TV— this means you get photos that are organic, honest, and tell your real story, the real deal, with all the feels. You don’t have to go buy new clothes or put in pretend decorations (not reality TV, remember?) and bribe your children to smile. This is a different kind of photo session, one in which every image you’ll see in your gallery not only a moment in time but a piece of the story that tells how you lived and loved today. Your very own visual time capsule of a slice of life: sibling rivalries, sports practice, dance classes, toddler tantrums, heart-bursting hugs.

THIS IS FOR YOUR EVERYDAY. YOU MAY FEEL LIKE THE INS AND OUTS OF YOUR DAILY LIFE ARE NOT WORTH DOCUMENTING, BUT I PROMISE YOU, THEY ARE. You work hard, and some days you’ve had it up to HERE. Your photos will show you the sum of your everyday efforts, how you are loved, how you love, and how the people you love and who look on you in love see you too. The daily rhythms and legacy-in-the-making of your family will be so warmly captured that it will feel like your story, all your own. You get to be you, your kids—let them be little.

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Tiffany is an amazingly talented and passionate videographer/photographer. Her presence immediately puts you at ease. Our 'day in the life' session with her was a great experience and left us with an album and video that we'll treasure for a lifetime. We love Tiffany! We really like her artistic style and, as important, her ability to connect with the family she's filming. Within minutes of meeting her, we felt completely at home. During filming, she balanced staying in the background with chatting with us. Most importantly, she captured us. STEPHANIE & WINSTON, WASHINGTON DC

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DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IS FOR TELLING

stories

You have a first person point-of-view because you are in your life story as a parent. You're busy spending quality time with your family and keeping them alive! Can I come alongside you to give you something you may not be able to do yourself (this having nothing to do with a fancy camera or advanced photo skills)? This simply because your eyes and hands are on your own life—you’re a character in your own family’s story. Your storytelling FAM I L Y when P Hshow O T your O G kids R A how P Hcrazy Y they drove you, or how photos will let you play narrator deeply you cared for them.

& FILMS?

AND FOR KEEPING

memories

The hope from a documentary family shoot is for you to feel all the pride and joy (and general relief!) welling up when you see how they grow, reveling in all that is good about them and all that they can become. The image gallery you’ll receive from your photo shoot is truly a library of your memories to pull from, hold close and create whatever you want with it. Adorn your walls with a memories, make a book filled with your history, watch your family film over and over. TIFFANY@TIFFANYLUONG.COM | PAGE 8


DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IS FOR CREATING

legacies

Everyone has family heirlooms passed on from generation to generation, and they all come with a story. Photo boxes or sticky albums full of history and signs of the times that help us all remember how things used to be and where we came from. Maybe you need to somehow encapsulate grandma’s secret recipes, or make sure you have pictures of the diner your FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY grandfather first worked at after he finished his military service. (I’m working on the first bit! And sadly, the second & F Iwas LM razed S ? down by developers.)

Looking at your photos, I hope you feel the breath of life, the daily successes of growing your children, quiet times of trial that inevitably come into play so you remember when they were little, to remember when their love was expressive, to remember when you thought they were so cute. My hope is for these photos to outlive you, and they would become part of your children’s inheritance, not only in the printed products but the stories that live in them.

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We were delighted in having our family photographed, capturing a family tradition of making Japanese gyoza together with Grandma. Thank you for putting all 5 grandchildren and even Grandma at ease! I was so impressed with Tiffany and the quality of her work, her professionalism, her gentleness, putting even my two preschoolers at ease during the entire photo shoot that I had to give a shout out.  We were able to capture a typical family day in pictures for us to look back on years from now.It's like a time capsule of our children and my mother. Thank you for being so easy to work with...just like hanging out one afternoon with a dear friend.    JENNIFER, BURBANK

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 AARTI KHURANA

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SESSION IDEAS THE BEST TIME FOR PHOTOS IS DURING ALL AGES OF LIFE'S JOURNEY. THE BEST LOCATION FOR YOUR SESSION IS WHERE YOU WILL RECOGNIZE YOURSELF. MARIE MASSE

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maternity to answer your child's question when s/he asks "what were my parents like before they were my parents?" PREGNANCY TEST REVEAL REGISTERING FOR BABY ITEMS BABY SHOWER PREPARING THE NURSERY NESTING PREGNANT LIFE BABYMOON

THE BABY YEARS FRESH 48/FIRST HOURS ALIVE (IN THE BIRTH CENTER, HOSPITAL OR HOME) BABY'S HOMECOMING FAMILY MEETING BABY BABY BATH TAKING CARE OF BABY (DIAPERS & ALL!) FIRST OUTING LATE NIGHT FEEDINGS BEDTIME ROUTINE

because the days are long, but the years are short — gretchen rubin COPYRIGHT © 2018 | TIFFANYLUONG.COM


I was lucky enough to discover Tiffany a couple of years ago and now she is our family's official documentarian for milestone birthdays and yearly family photos! Where to begin? 1) she magically makes my house look WAAAAY prettier than it actually is. 2) my three young children respond really well to her and she is super gifted at simultaneously engaging them and melting into the background. 3) her aesthetic. is. amazing. Can't say enough about Tiffany. Her pictures are stunning. Full of light, never stagey, never cheesy. I am so grateful for her easy presence and flexibility. I totally feel like she is my long-lost BFF - but I'm sure she makes everyone feel that way!!! Her photos are my most treasured family possession, no joke. KIM, GLENDALE

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toddlerhood to document their rapidly growing independence, a time filled with equal parts curiosity and tantrums MORNING ROUTINE "HELPING" AROUND THE HOUSE POTTY TRAINING CAR RIDES AND ERRANDS MESSY MEALTIMES FAVORITE TOYS NEIGHBORHOOD WALK BEDTIME ROUTINE

CHILDHOOD YEARS childhood personalities, hobbies, all the magic and mundane

FAVORITE OUTFITS DRESS UP PLAYING PRETEND FIRST MOVIE FIRST SLEEPOVER NEW AGE, NEW ROOM PLAYING OUTSIDE HOBBIES & ACTIVITIES CARING FOR PETS COOKING

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Being a large family of 6, I thought the idea of having our day documented intriguing. When I saw the end product I was grateful to see angles and perspectives I would have never seen if it wasn’t for Tiffany who captured such a raw and organic side of our family life. Including my boy’s messy room, ha. From eating donuts, little laughs and hugs, to wrestling on the floor, she captured it all. I am grateful since I most likely will forget the little things I love most about family life documented right here. SHALICE, LOS ANGELES

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ALL THE DETAILS SESSION FEES, COLLECTIONS, PRODUCTS & SERVICES, OH MY!

Though our family is allergic to the typical photography session where things are often staged and choreographed, what sold us on Tiffany was her style and expertise in capturing the special moments that come from every day events. For our family, it was all about documenting the little things that seem mundane (going to the park, playing with our little one and his toy cars, stealing kisses and riding bikes) that were the most extraordinary. It's true, Tiffany has an ease about her that makes the session that much more natural. And when we got the photos and the family film - we knew instantly that both would be cherished heirlooms, especially as our little one grows older. I can't recommend Tiffany enough. She is a mastermind at capturing the moments that will last a lifetime. LANA, IRVINE

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session fees Your session fee secures your booking and include pre-session consultation/planning, documentation of rituals/rhythms in your home or at a place that represents "home," AND time for 1-2 playfully posed family portraits, professional processing of images to show you in a curated gallery of artistically edited images for ordering only what you truly love. Digital negatives or print products are not included in the session fees.

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HALF DAY SESSION | 4 HRS | $399 SLICE OF LIFE | 2 HRS | $199

SEASONS A YEAR IN THE LIFE $2999 This special subscription bundles 4 "Slice of Life" photo sessions throughout the year, 4 short films and 1 culminating film of the year, an heirloom album, & a complimentary holiday mini-session. (You save $993!)

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This is not your typical home video. This is life in motion.

A film adds an additional dimension to all the layers of memories. It allows you to time travel to when your babies were still babies, memorialize little quirks, remember all of your loved ones and their legacies, in the personal history of your own family.

Films are 2-3 minutes in length set to licensed music, delivered on a custom USB drive and hosted online forever. This is an optional add-on to the photo session fee. 

SEE FILMS AT VIMEO.COM/TIFFANYLUONGPHOTO

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films $799

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Tiffany took family photos of us in June and we could not have anticipated being as pleased as we were with the experience. She put us at ease the moment she walked into our home, and somehow made what seemed like insignificant moments at the time appear to be the most cherished and special moments of our lives in video and photos. And that's the point I guess, revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary. It was a wonderful photography experience and worth every penny. SARAH, MARYLAND

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COLLECTIONS Choose your collection after viewing your gallery you get to choose what you need and love. Three collections have been thoughtfully arranged to suit different needs and budgets.

ALL PRICES REFLECT A 15-30% DISCOUNT FOR PURCHASES MADE AT THE IN-PERSON REVEAL SESSION OR DURING THE FIRST 48 HOURS THE ONLINE GALLERY IS OPEN.

               

“I CAN’T DECIDE, I LOVE THEM ALL!” All edited high resolution digital files on custom USB. A wooden keepsake box with 5x7 archivalquality prints of every image from the session.

“I’D LOVE A FEW PHOTOS AROUND THE HOUSE.”

1 0 1 5 . [2 1 3 2 5 . [4

HR SESSION, 50 IMAGES] HR SESSION, 100 IMAGES]

799.

10 high resolution digital files delivered via digital download.

“I REALLY ONLY NEED ONE GOOD PHOTO.”

499.

5 high resolution digital files delivered via digital download.

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PRINTS to have and to hold, and to breathe on your walls of your home, office, and grandparents' houses alike

Please inquire for a detailed rate sheet for a la carte print products

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ALBUMS to truly and literally, hold your family's story in your hands, and to grow a library of memories

HEIRLOOM 8X10 ALBUM 10 layflat spreads designed with                   your choice of 20-25 photos 599.

LEGACY 12X12 ALBUM 25 layflat spreads designed with                   your choice of 40-50 photos 799.

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HEIRLOOM ALBUMS & FILMS For when you've collected the moments one by one, all in digital existence and want to hold your story in your hands

Do you have years of family memories scattered all throughout your hard drive? An external hard drive? CDs?! Somewhere in the nebulous internet cloud? We've all been there, meaning to make an album "someday" of all the wedding photos, of baby's first year, of personal memoirs. Someday can be today. Send me your folders upon folders of images. I will dig, organize, curate + cull, work with you to make meaning of all your life artifacts, steadfastly commit the 10, 40, or 100+ hours to free you to live your day-to-day, you'll have a film or album to keep forever, and your family will love you for *finally* doing something with those pictures! Every year that passes is another year that you don't get to enjoy reliving those memories.

ALBUMS & FILMS FROM $899

Custom quotes are based on depth of service requested, considering  additional post-processing and number of files to be organized. 

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THE ALBUMS LOOK SO GOOD!!!!! I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me in completing this album. I know you worked really hard for my crazy photo collection. The albums were the best Christmas gifts ever! My husband and both sets of our parents loved it. Truly, you are so amazing. I love and appreciate your talent, so much!! Thank you thank you thank you! AMBER, MARRIED 6 YEARS BEFORE HAVING AN ALBUM MADE

Wow. What beautiful films you produced. It's clear you spent countless hours and put so much love and passion into it! We watched each video a couple of times last night - we cried and laughed and it brought back so many memories. Thank you so much - with all of your work capturing our family (including making beautiful pieces out of someone else's work), you've perfectly memorialized our life the last couple of years. STEPHANIE & WINSTON, MARRIED 2 1/2 YEARS WITHOUT HAVING SEEN ANY FILM FOOTAGE FROM THEIR REHEARSAL DINNER & WEDDING

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They're only little for so long. LET'S DOCUMENT TODAY SO THAT YOU CAN TELL THEM ABOUT IT TOMORROW.

Tiffany aims to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and to document families, couples and babies with heart and soul. Her goal with every photo session is to come alongside you to create honest, emotive imagery that gives you all the feels for when your moments become memories and they become passed on as legacies.

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2018 Client Guide

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2018 Client Guide

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