Welcome Guide

Thank you for your family photography inquiry. I am so glad you are here and hope we will get to know each other better in the coming weeks. My style is one of authentic joy, beautiful light and vibrant colors. Scroll down to read about what to expect, my pricing and what previous clients are saying!

About me


Hi, I'm Ling Ling, a wife and mama of two girls! I love photography because it allows me to capture a moment in time...my daughters as newborns, wrinkly, tiny and dependent on me. My daughters as toddlers, bumbling around, making messes and giving me the best, slobbery, unabashed kisses. And now, my daughters as school aged children, with gangly limbs, varied interests and smiles showing off their newest missing teeth. I want to capture it all because I want to remember it all. That's why I want to capture your family. I want to help you remember this moment in time.


I love learning about photography. Sometimes when my girls go to bed, I spend hours poring over tutorials and several times a year, I will take rigorous courses to better hone in my craft. I am also honored to say I am a Click Pro Elite photographer. This is an association of advanced photographers, with membership gained only through a rigorous 150 image portfolio review, judged in seven categories. I have the technical and creative skills to create beautiful images for you!


Did I mention our session will also be a fun one? We will get the posed, holiday card, everybody-look-at-the-camera shots in, but after that, we will move towards photos that are candid and filled with authentic joy. The delivered gallery will be a diverse one. I can't wait to work with you!

How My Process Works:


After saying "Yes! I'd love to proceed," we will get the ball rolling. I will send you an invoice, contract, questionnaire and client guide. After paying your $300 non-refundable deposit and signing your contract, we can secure your date and start planning your session together. To capture your dream shots, you will fill out a questionnaire asking about your family's personalities, likes, dislikes and photography goals. I will provide you with a client guide to give you tips on styling and a list of locations I love. I will also be readily available by e-mail to answer any questions and on the day of your shoot, will be available by text message for any last minute updates. All families will pre-pay for The Sweet Collection prior to our session together.

What to expect at our session:


The Pacific Northwest has tricky weather. One moment there is rain and the next there is sun. We will have a tentative start time and I will be in communication with you on the days (and even hours) leading up to the session as I will have my eye on the weather forecast. We may change the start time depending on the forecast and it is best to have a flexible schedule that day! During our 60 minute session, we will have a mix of posed and candid, group and individual shots and I will play games with your children to get the most authentic smiles out of them. I want your session to be a FUN one! Never has a child said no to the game red light, green light.

What comes after the session:


I will carefully hand edit each photo and within 3 weeks, your photos will be ready. You can watch a photo slideshow and scroll through all your photos. You can choose to keep or upgrade your collection. I have three different collections to choose from. Once you purchase your collection, the entire gallery will be viewable and you can select which digital files and prints/products to get.

Pricing


All family sessions are 60 minutes long, for families up to 6 people at a location within 20 miles of Bellevue, Washington. All families pre-pay for The Sweet Collection and have the option to upgrade upon viewing the gallery. Each additional person is $30/person. Each additional mile is $1/mile. Prints and products are available to order directly through your gallery.

The Sweet Collection: $1000



  • 25 high res digital images
  • $100 print credit
  • Print release

The Classic Collection: $1300



  • ALL high res digital images (60+)
  • Slideshow set to music
  • $300 print credit
  • Print release

The Deluxe Collection: $1700



  • ALL high res digital images (60+)
  • Slideshow set to music
  • Heirloom quality lay-flat flush-mount 8x10 photo album with 10 spreads (20 pages) that I will personally design
  • Print release

Kind Words


"Thank you Ling Ling for making our family photos fun and easy. Thumbs up to you for taking the time to ask about our goals, likes and dislikes and getting to know my family. This is the first time we’ve ever experienced this with a photographer. It shows that you care about the people you photograph. Your quality of work is evident in the photos you create. Thank you again for our memories." -Moi M.


I am beyond thrilled with my experience of getting family photos with Ling Ling. This was my first time getting professional photos with my son. From start to finish, Ling Ling was professional, flexible, and asked all the right questions about us as people to get the photos I was hoping for. Our pictures are beautiful and I could not be happier with them. On top of being an extremely skilled photographer, she got the best out of my 3 year old, not an easy feat - she is a real pro! She made our photo session easy and smooth, and she really knows how to work with families. I recommend her without hesitation and look forward to working with her again in the future! -Sarah K.


"We loved our photography session with Ling Ling and our photos turned out beautifully! Ling Ling was incredibly professional and kind all the while helping us feel very relaxed (despite having a toddler and baby in tow). I would highly recommend her; it was a joy to spend time with her and we all left our session knowing she would have caught some great images- and she did!" -Kristin G. 

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I can be reached by email at linglingzhengphotography@gmail.com. Thank you so much!