Sunday, October 16, 2011

"To Sacrifice Is To Love" is coming up on this Thursday Oct 20th

"To Sacrifice Is To Love" is finally here, this Thursday (Oct 20) at theSLATE - 2001 NW 19th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Two months ago, I started this project with Devon, we didn't plan for the art show at the beginning, we just wanted to create some artistic pictures which can reveal the concept of his 2011 Madame Butterfly collection.

Perhaps, Devon and I are both from Hong Kong, we have similar cultures background and perspective in Art, we connected right away. We kept throwing ideas back and forward and finally we came up our photo shoot theme "To Sacrifice Is To Love".

Our amazing models, Gabrielle Jones and Tyler Schneider totally nailed the "Dying in the water" scene, they were posing in such a small family pool setting I created. They soaped in the water with Devon's garments, but they never complain a word. And of course a big clap for our makeup artist Nikole Alexandria Schipper, she did a wonderful job on the makeup, I don't have to retouch anything on their faces.

Devon and I were both very happy with the first photo shoot we did, which make us itchy to create another one.

For the second shoot, we took place at Lotus Antique Store on NW 22nd and Quimby St, thank you for our dear friend - John, the owner of Lotus, letting us to use the space for the photo shoot, and Mike for helping us with the setting. Surrounding with all these beautiful antiques and furniture, it is hard to not making nice pictures.

Devon's garments blend in with the setting very well, it seems like we flew back to the old days in China. We have the same team again, but add in with another beautiful model, Iris Dyrhaug and my awesome hair stylist Kellon Eason. They never disappointed me.

After each photo shoot, we wanted to create more and more. For the third part, we want to do a love story between two different cultures. And this time, I invited my dear friend Kristi Sakura, my beautiful Asian model and a young new artist and model Steven Teegardin for our main characters in the shoot. Also I had Nadia Kingston, my dear friend, who is also a wonderful makeup artist to do the makeup for this session.Everyone did a wonderful job. However, I felt really bad to make them wear so many layers in such a warm weather, and stayed till 2am for the night. Thank you for my friend Eddie and Republic Cafe to let us use their space for the shoot.

For our last shoot, we have our handsome model Jonathan Jackson, our awesome Olivia Chouinard-Long, and my pretty Chinese doll, Katie Deng Koyama to close our last shoot for "To Sacrifice Is To Love." Thank you Gabrielle for letting us to use the roof top, Nikki and Kellon again for the beautiful makeup and hair.We all stayed up till 2am for the shoot, but I had a a great time.

Devon and I would like to thank you all for donating your time in this photo shoot, and make all the art pieces come alive. And finally, I have to give my big thanks to Jia Hau Jang (Jay) for taking all the behind the scene videos, making the awesome trailer and our photo slide show. You will be impressed with the video that he made for us (which will play on this Thursday at our event).

Please come this Thursday to see the whole collection of "To Sacrifice Is To Love" photo shoot, and don't miss the chance to see Devon's new collection "Modern Butterfly." before he moves to Seattle.
All the beautiful models will show up on the runway with this beautiful collection.

For more details, please check:

Event Date: October 20, 2011 @ 6:30pm ( Show starts at 8pm )
Location: theSLATE - 2001 NW 19th Ave Portland, OR 97209 ( Direction )
Ticket: $10 (available at the doors)

theSLATE, THERE IS NO SKY, Portland Chinese Times, I.C.E. Digital StudioO' Pearl Art 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lindy and Dang


What are you going to do with your wedding dress?
Are you thinking to suffocate your wedding dress in plastic and throw it in a closet for years? OR get it out, get some great “Trash the Dress” pictures and show your husband how committed you are by trashing the dress?

Who said you can’t do more pictures with your husband after your wedding? Get your hubby in again! Let’s have both of you fly back to the wedding day, and feel the joy again. 

Here is the photo session with Lindy and Dang.

Thanks Lindy and Dang for giving me this opportunity to capture all these fun and romantic moments for you. I had so much fun with your photo session. We got to do all the things that I normally couldn’t do on a wedding day photo shoot. We went up hill, down to the water and climbed rocks! It was a super fun day.

And of course, I have to thank my magic team again, Kellen Eason and Nadia Kingston for doing Lindy’s hair and makeup. Lindy looked absolutely beautiful.

Makeup: Nadia Kingston
Hair: Kellen Eason

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Athletic Shoot Part I

This is my first sport photo shoot experiment.
Thanks for my amazing model - Richard for being so patient and professional during the shoot. He made the cut!
Model: Richard Park (From Option Model and Media)
Photographer: Choi Yee Joeyee Wong

Saturday, August 20, 2011

2011 IPA Honorable Mention Awards

Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries, thousands of talented photographers were competing for this competition. I feel honored to get 3 Honorable Mention Awards from this well known competition. I would like to thank all of my beautiful models, talented makeup artists, hair stylist, designer.......and whoever helped me in these winning pictures.

Do you know that this is my first photography contest?


2011 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

Choi Yee Wong was awarded an Honorable Mention in Advertising - Fashion category 
for the winning entry "To sacrifice is to love. "

Choi Yee Wong was awarded an Honorable Mention in Advertising - Beauty category 
for the winning entry "Adam and Eve"
Choi Yee Wong was awarded an Honorable Mention in Advertising - Beauty category 
for the winning entry "East Meets West "

About Winner:
Career and Life Choiyee’s ambitions extended beyond working as a photographer and designer in Portland Chinese Times, she took some time off her regular working hour, came up with works which accommodate her imagination and extract the soul in life. Through the lenses, Choiyee soon found herself an ongoing work as a freelance photographer and set up her own business in 2006. Not long, her works spread throughout Portland. With her openness theory, Choiyee started to gain more and more opportunities in various of clientele and developed a network of working partners, she was known to be a versatile designer and photographer. To know her Her works is all the time described by clients and partners as magically bringing their words into vision but with a living soul within. See her works, and you will know. ( Believing in creativity, Choiyee has strong feelings about pursuing the unknown. That’s what brings her here……. 

Here I would like to share my winning pictures with you all.  

Adam and Eve, photographed in 2010. 
Model | Kate Troedsson (Option)
Model |  Daniel Noval (Q6)
Makeup Artist: Nadia Kingston
Hairstylist | Kellen Eason
Florist | Rosemary Stafford

I could only post one of each shoot here, please go to I.C.E. Digital Studio facebook page for more pictures.

For the Devonation - "To sacrifice is to love" photo shoot, I can't show much for now :) Please stay tune for more pictures!!

"East meet West"
Model | Crystal Anderson 
Makeup Artist: Nadia Kingston
Hairstylist | Kellen Eason

Devonation - "To sacrifice is to love" Part I  
Designer: Devon Yan Berrong
Models: Gabrielle Jones, Tyler Schneider, Iris Dyrhaug
Makeup Nikole Alexandria Schipper

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kasey’s Sweet 16 Party

That was a cute, fun and heartwarming birthday party.
Kasey almost got me in tears when she gave the speech to thank her family and friends at her sweet 16 party. She celebrated her important day with her close friends and the big family, surrounded with joys, love and tears.   
Here are some pictures to share on Kasey's sweet 16 party, a young lady with a big heart and sweet smile. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Into the Wild - Savage Beauty

Fashion/Beauty Shoot
Photographer | Choiyee Wong
Makeup | Nadia Kingston
Hair | Kellen Eason
Models | Cecilia Doan (Option), Vivian Chen (Muse), Kristi Sakura (Option)

Monday, March 14, 2011


Don't we need to make a person look flawless in the picture to make it a "great portrait"?
nah,  just be yourself, show your personality :) Just that easy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mio New Website

New Year New Website! Mio Sushi's website is now ready! Don't forget to check it out. 
Having some good looking pictures on a website, make a different :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011