Hi! My name is Joy Yang, a Houston-based part-time portrait photographer who just loves taking pictures. It started off as a hobby and it became a passion - a passion to make other people happy and feel confident when they see themselves through the way I see them in my lens.

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to Houston, Texas in 2012. Graduated from the University of Houston in May 2019 with a marketing major and sales/finance minor. I am your local Houstonian who is still amazed by how big Texas is and only says Y'ALL instead of you all.

I love mountains more than the sea. I can not function without iced coffee. I like any dessert that has matcha in it. When not working, you can find me binge watching k dramas at home, playing boardgames with friends, planning my next trip, or doing something outdoorsy.

When you choose me as your photographer, you can expect me to hype you up at the shoot, guide you on posing throughout the process, give you recommendations on props/outfits prior, and most importantly - make you feel comfortable and confident in yourself in front of the camera so we can capture candid moments and genuine smiles.

I look forward to working with you, please don't be shy and come say hi!


How did you get into photography?

I got into photography in 2012 when my family and I decided to take our first road trip in U.S. after we moved here. I wanted to document our travel experience, and my mom helped me paid for my first camera!

What is your editing style?

I'd like to say "vibrant and colorful"! I try to keep the colors as original as possible especially when it comes to skin tones. I also like to give my pictures a small matte look.

How long have you been doing photography?

Professionally, I've been doing this for three years. It started off by taking graduation pictures for friends when I was still a sophomore in college.

What type of camera do you use?

I mainly use a Sony A7iii with a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 prime lens to help create that creamy background and focus on the subject - which is you!


Abbigail & Jade

“We loved working with Joy! My boyfriend and I did our first ever mini for valentines with her, and it was a GREAT experience. She makes you feel super comfortable and knows how to pose you and make you look cute :) The whole process was super easy, and the final photos were sooooo cute!! She’s great to work with, and I already booked her again! My favorite photographer for sure.”

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