Erik Teng Photography: Blog http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Erik Teng Photography erik@erikteng.com (Erik Teng Photography) Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:05:00 GMT Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:05:00 GMT http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v118/u648553789-o659500203-50.jpg Erik Teng Photography: Blog http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 2014 Holiday Mini-Sessions http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/10/2014-holiday-mini-sessions Erik Teng Photography is offering holiday mini-sessions!!! The sessions will be held on November 16th in Long Island City from 10am to 5pm. Any questions feel free to email / call me!

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John and Jingna's Wedding http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/john-and-jingnas-wedding I had the pleasure of shooting John and Jingna’s beautiful wedding.  I never photographed a groom decked out in military attire, so it made this wedding all the more special.  Jingna made a gorgeous bride and I am so happy for the beautiful couple.  I am gracious that they entrusted Erik Teng Photography as their wedding photographer.  
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CA Model Competition http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/ca-model-competition The CA Model Competition Finale took place at TERMINAL 5 on August 23rd. Ten girls came to the final leg of their journey, where only 1 was crowned the overall winner of the competition. The competition featured fashion by ANGG NY, Bread n Butter, Swimwear by Carmen Marc Valvo, Swimwear Anywhere, Sue Wong and Felice and performances by Ariana & the Rose, Kristian Nacional, Alek Sandar, Brenda Hu and Vivian Liu. Surprisingly, although 1 was crowned the victor, all of the finalists received model contracts with CA Models.

To view all photos: http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/camodel2014 Michelle Zhang, Yawen Liang, Michelle Yan, Yun Liang, Ellen Mah, Johnny Deng, Baohua Lei, Theresa Loo, Micah YuMichelle Zhang, Yawen Liang, Michelle Yan, Yun Liang, Ellen Mah, Johnny Deng, Baohua Lei, Theresa Loo, Micah Yu Kristian NacionalKristian NacionalFront: Alex Chong, Kristian Nacional, Kaily Buemi
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Alek SandarAlek Sandar Brenda HuBrenda HuSinging "Honeymoon Avenue"

Yawen Liang, Yun Liang, Jenny Liu, Baohuei Lei, Micah YuYawen Liang, Yun Liang, Jenny Liu, Baohuei Lei, Micah Yu Vivian Fang LiuVivian Fang Liu Ariana & The RoseAriana & The Rose Micah YuMicah YuHigh Fashion by Felice
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Baohua LeiBaohua LeiHigh Fashion by ANGG NY & Felice
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Jenny LiuJenny LiuHigh Fashion by ANGG NY & Felice
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Yun LiangYun LiangHigh Fashion by ANGG NY & Felice
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Yawen LiangYawen LiangHigh Fashion by ANGG NY
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Stylist : Phu Styles, Angela Gao, Rock Miz

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Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant Talent Show http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/miss-ny-chinese-beauty-pageant-talent-show The 2014 New York City Chinese Beauty Pageant is getting closer to crowning its queen. Last night marked one of the last events before the finals. The talent show took place in the heart of Flushing and all 14 contestants showcased their talent in front of a packed house. Of the 14, only 5 will advance to the final round to perform at Mohegan Sun on August,17. Although only 5 get to perform in the finals, all of them are already winners in my book. You will have to stay tuned to find out the latest!  Miss NY Chinese Beauty PageantMiss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant
 
Stephanie HauStephanie HauFlute and Belly Dancing Lili WatLili Wat Jiaqi XuJiaqi Xu Xiren WangXiren WangPiano "Dream of the Dynasty" and Interpretative Dance Charis ChuCharis ChuSinging "I Feel Pretty" Sitong ChenSitong Chen Malena YangMalena Yang Yixuan FengYixuan Feng Danielle YuDanielle Yu"Drama Queen" Belly Dance Alice ZhangAlice Zhang Catherine HuiCatherine Hui Joyce ShengJoyce ShengGuitar Rendition of "Wish You Were Here" Tracy LiuTracy Liu Wei WangWei Wang
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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 11 - Catskills http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-11---catskills Our last and final day brought us to the Catskills.  We were greeted by Jim Thompson of the Delaware County Tourism Bureau.  The girls and I were treated to a lunch at the Hancock House.  Jim gave us some insight into Delaware County and all of its offerings.  During the winter, I plan on coming back to take advantage of the Catskills offerings.  We would have taken advantage of the summer water activities but because of weather, our day was cut short.  It was OK though, as after 10 days on the road, a break was welcomed by all. Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuWei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-11-catskills-catskill-fly-fishing-center-museum/

Before we headed back to NYC, we stopped over at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum.  Jim Krul and Erin Phelan gave the girls a tour of the museum and some much needed instruction on the art of fly fishing.  I am sorry we didn't get a chance to actually fly fish, but again, when the weather permits, I will definitely make the trip up here again. Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili WatStephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili WatFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-11-catskills-catskill-fly-fishing-center-museum/

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 10 - Chautauqua http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-10---chautauqua While our trip is winding down, our activities continue to move full force! We started our day today visiting the museum of one of the most iconic TV/Film stars of the 20th century. This museum is located in the city of her birth, Jamestown, NY. If you haven't guessed by now, it is Lucille Ball, star of the show, "I Love Lucy". Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili WatStephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili WatFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-10-lucy-desi-museum-lawson-boat-museum-chatatauqua-belle-steamboat-chatatauqua-villiage-tour/

Next up on the agenda was a quick tour of the Lawson Boating Heritage Center, located in Bemus Point, NY. The museum is home to many boats (either on loan or donated to the museum) and has a rich history for sailing as well as rowing. Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, Wei WangStephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-10-lucy-desi-museum-lawson-boat-museum-chatatauqua-belle-steamboat-chatatauqua-villiage-tour/

We enjoyed lunch aboard the Chautauqua Belle Steamboat. This beautiful boat is only 1 of 4 fully functional steamboats left in the United States. The girls and crew were treated to a beautiful cruise along the scenic Chautauqua Lake. Our day finished up with a guided tour of the village of Chautauqua. We had an opportunity to catch a dance show located in its' Amphitheatre. This little village is home to a community that showcases the arts to its visitor’s all summer. This looks like a great place to vacation for those who have an appreciation for the arts... Tomorrow is the final day of our journey, be sure to check back to see what's in store! Stephanie Hau, Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Yixuan Feng, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Wei WangStephanie Hau, Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Yixuan Feng, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-10-lucy-desi-museum-lawson-boat-museum-chatatauqua-belle-steamboat-chatatauqua-villiage-tour/

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 9 - Greater Niagara http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-9---greater-niagara Today was a day of “Wows!” We started our day visiting the home and now museum of George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak. As a photographer, I was super excited to visit. I was wowed at his contribution to the industry, as I know it. If it had not been for his contributions, the photography world would be completely different. Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Tracy Liu, Wei WangStephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Tracy Liu, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-9-george-eastman-house-niagara-falls-spirit-of-buffalo-schooner-cruise/

Our next stop was Niagara Falls. This was my first time visiting from the US side. It was completely exhilarating! Please visit here, you will not be sorry! For full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-9-george-eastman-house-niagara-falls-spirit-of-buffalo-schooner-cruise/

Our day ended with a relaxing day on the Spirit of Buffalo schooner. The girls and crew had a chance to relax and grab some beautiful photos of the girls... 2 days left, so please check in tomorrow with what the final days have in store for us.

Yixuan Feng, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Tracy Liu, Charis Chu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Alice Zhang, Wei Wang, Sitong Chen, Malena YangYixuan Feng, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Tracy Liu, Charis Chu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Alice Zhang, Wei Wang, Sitong Chen, Malena YangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-9-george-eastman-house-niagara-falls-spirit-of-buffalo-schooner-cruise/

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 8 - Finger Lakes http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-8---finger-lakes Tired doesn't begin to describe how I am feeling; however this is the good type of tired.  It’s the kind of tired you get after a full day of activities and you’re just trying to take it all in…  Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Danielle Yu, Yixuan Feng, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Alice Zhang, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Catherine Hui, Joyce ShengTracy Liu, Wei Wang, Danielle Yu, Yixuan Feng, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Alice Zhang, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Catherine Hui, Joyce ShengFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-8-erie-canal-cornell-university-robert-h-tremen-state-park-corning-museum-of-glass-and-rochester-big-ribs-bq-jazz-festival/

Our day began with a relaxing boat ride down the Erie Canal.  I know I have mentioned that everywhere I go, it is picturesque but Lake Erie is no exception to that rule.  We all boarded the ferry with our guide, Dan.  He gave us a brief history of the canal and how many changes it has undergone since it was first built in 1817.  I didn't know (or probably forgotten since Middle School) that is was used to transport items.  But the relaxation of this ride didn't last long as we had to head to Ithaca to tour the campus of Cornell University. (Back Row) Alice Wang, Catherine Hui, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Joyce SHeng, Sitong Chen, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu (Front Row) Stephanie Hau, Danielle Yu, Yixuan Feng, Malena Yang, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu(Back Row) Alice Wang, Catherine Hui, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Joyce SHeng, Sitong Chen, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu (Front Row) Stephanie Hau, Danielle Yu, Yixuan Feng, Malena Yang, Xiren Wang, Charis ChuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-8-erie-canal-cornell-university-robert-h-tremen-state-park-corning-museum-of-glass-and-rochester-big-ribs-bq-jazz-festival/

Cornell University is an Ivy League college that I can only hope my daughter gets into one day…(only time will tell) But the campus itself is beautiful and was founded in 1865.  The student body consists of 14K undergraduates and 7000 graduate students.  Our guides (both still students) gave us a quick tour of the campus and filled us with it’s rich history.  Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, ALice Wang, Joyce Sheng, Wei Wang, Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie HauLili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, ALice Wang, Joyce Sheng, Wei Wang, Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie HauFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-8-erie-canal-cornell-university-robert-h-tremen-state-park-corning-museum-of-glass-and-rochester-big-ribs-bq-jazz-festival/ Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Lili Wat, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Catherine Hui, Alice ZhangYixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Lili Wat, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Catherine Hui, Alice ZhangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-8-erie-canal-cornell-university-robert-h-tremen-state-park-corning-museum-of-glass-and-rochester-big-ribs-bq-jazz-festival/

The next stop was a hike in the Robert H. Tremen State Park.  We hiked about a mile into the park to arrive at a beautiful waterfall ironically named, Lucifer Falls.  I just wished I dressed better for the hike.  Overall, it was a great experience.  Please If you have the opportunity to visit, please do so.  You won’t be sorry. Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena YangJiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena YangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-8-erie-canal-cornell-university-robert-h-tremen-state-park-corning-museum-of-glass-and-rochester-big-ribs-bq-jazz-festival/

Our second to last stop, we headed to the Corning Museum of Glass.  We were greeted by Kim Thompson, and headed through this beautiful museum.  I never knew glass could be works of art, and was literally blown away by the pieces on display here.  All the girls too were in awe of these pieces of art.  They were even given the opportunity to design some of their own pieces.  Again, this was a one of a kind experience and I look forward to visiting here with my family. Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, Wei WangStephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-8-erie-canal-cornell-university-robert-h-tremen-state-park-corning-museum-of-glass-and-rochester-big-ribs-bq-jazz-festival/

Finally, we finished our day off in Rochester, NY.  As luck would have it, we arrived just in time for the Big Rib & Jazz Festival.  Now, I have heard of Southern hospitality, but the folks in Rochester made us feel so welcomed.  Claire Wysokowski , Director of Public Relations for Visit Rochester welcomed us with open arms.  As a jaded NY’er, it’s so refreshing to meet genuine people.   The girls with their bellies filled with some of the bet ribs I have ever had ventured over to the concert to hear Robert Randolph  & the Family Band perform.  Needless to say, we had a great time.  Thank you Rochester and all the folks we met today. Lili Wat, Stephanie HauLili Wat, Stephanie HauFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-8-erie-canal-cornell-university-robert-h-tremen-state-park-corning-museum-of-glass-and-rochester-big-ribs-bq-jazz-festival/

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 7 - Central http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-7---central They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and that seems to hold true, especially if you mine for them yourself... Today, we headed towards the Herkimer Diamond Mines, which are home to quartz crystals only available here. Renee Shevat, owner of the Herkimer Diamond mines, met us and gave us a warm welcome as well as an introduction into what we were looking for and a history of the world famous, Herkimer Diamond. Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

So armed with a sledgehammer and goggles, the girls headed into the open-aired mines. Anything found, the girls got to keep and even could be made into jewelry. So after about an hour out in the mines, the girls headed back to sort through and appraise their take. This was a one of a kind experience for all of us. In addition to being able to keep everything they found, the girls were gifted a wonderful set of earrings made (of-course) with Herkimer Diamonds. Wei Wang, Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice ZhangWei Wang, Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice ZhangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

Afterwards, we headed to lunch along the Erie Canal. We were treated to some of the juiciest burgers and chicken sandwiches I have ever had. But lunch didn’t last too long as we had to rush over to Howe Caverns. Now this experience was something I never thought I would ever do in a million years. Actually, these caverns are believed to be over 6 million years old. Situated 156 feet below the surface of the earth, this chilly 54-degree cavern houses some of the most geologically interesting formations ever seen by man. Our guide, Sparky led us through 1-mile walk within the cavern. All the while, letting us know interesting facts at every turn.  Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuWei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

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Overall, the day was chock full of tours and events. This photographer is just lucky to be a part of it. Tomorrow we are off to the Finger Lakes... Stay tuned everyone. (Back) Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Beekman Boys, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Alice Zhang (Front) Tracy Liu, Yixuan Feng, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng(Back) Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Beekman Boys, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Alice Zhang (Front) Tracy Liu, Yixuan Feng, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Wei Wang, Joyce ShengFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-7-herkimer-diamond-mines-gems-along-the-mohawk-howe-caverns/

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 6 - Thousand Islands http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-6---thousand-islands The day started off with a 4.5-hour journey to our destination. I guarantee you that the drive was well worth the trip. We arrived at the Thousand Islands in Alexandria Bay, NY. I did not know places like this existed in New York State. The Thousand Islands (yes, also the origin of the popular salad dressing) consist of ~1800 islands that border NY and Canada.

Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuWei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-6-thousand-islands/

These islands are picture perfect. The girls and crew were treated to a boat ride to Boldt Castle, which is a quick 7-minute ferry from our arrival point. The castle itself sits on Heart Island and is one of the more popular attractions of the Thousand Islands. Don’t take my word for it, have a look at some of the beautiful pictures I was able to capture here. Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, Wei WangStephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-6-thousand-islands/

Our next destination was another 2 hours away, so we pretty much felt like we spent much of the day on the bus. Tomorrow we are headed to the Herkimer Diamond Mines. I am hoping I can find a big rock to bring home to the Mrs. So until tomorrow everyone! Tracy Liu, Wei Wang, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Charis Chu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Danielle Yu, Xiren Wang, Jiaqi XuTracy Liu, Wei Wang, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Charis Chu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Danielle Yu, Xiren Wang, Jiaqi XuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-6-thousand-islands/

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 5 - Adirondacks http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-5---adirondacks Today started off as a relaxing day on the beach. The girls and crew got the chance to experience tons of watersports and even some volleyball. The girls were brought out in groups of 3 to participate in kayaking, and paddle surfing. It was fun to just watch them have so much fun. I actually started to see bonds amongst the contestants. Some of them were frightened to get out there, and without provocation, other girls swung to her side to comfort her. I am quite amazed that in a competition where only one of them can be crowned the winner, they all seem to have this camaraderie amongst them. It is inspiring to watch them grow, not only as potential beauty queens, but compassionate women.

Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-5-plattsburgh-city-beach-ausable-chasm/ Jiaqi Xu, Malena YangJiaqi Xu, Malena YangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-5-plattsburgh-city-beach-ausable-chasm/

For full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-5-plattsburgh-city-beach-ausable-chasm/ For full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-5-plattsburgh-city-beach-ausable-chasm/ Charis ChuCharis ChuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-5-plattsburgh-city-beach-ausable-chasm/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our next stop continued with the watersports theme, and we headed to Ausable Chasm. Ausable Chasm is an outdoor adventure, where one can hike, tube, rock climb, mine for precious stones and rafting, which is what we did today. Now, as a photographer, I know that water and camera equipment are not a good mix. But...in order to reach the point of the river where we got to the raft was a mile and a half hike. My camera equipment bag weighs a good 40lbs. So today in 90 degree weather, I followed, tracked and hiked with the girls...There was no way that I would follow them this far and not go rafting (truthfully, I didn't want to hike a mile and a half back). So I opted to pass my bag back to our tour guide and go down the river with the girls. Big mistake if you’re wearing sneakers. So the lesson to anyone that is reading this, DO NOT WEAR SNEAKERS WHILST RAFTING.

 

Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuWei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-5-plattsburgh-city-beach-ausable-chasm/

Tomorrow brings us to Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. I have not visited there since college. So stay tuned, will I be gloating that I just won a ton of money, or will I be complaining about how the cards were just not falling the right way? Either way, I will see you all tomorrow.

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 4 - Capital Saratoga http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-4---capital-saratoga I have to admit; I woke up with a bit of a charge this morning. Today we headed to our state capitol, Albany.  Our first stop was the Capitol Building.  As with any government building, you have to venture through airport tight security.  Our guide, Michele Vennard then gave us an in-depth look into this government building.  We ventured through the War Room, the Million Dollar staircase and the senate room. 

Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-4-albany-state-capitol-building-saratoga-springs-spa/

After we toured the building, we headed to Saratoga Springs Mineral Spa.  This was quite an interesting experience, because we were permitted to drink this natural spring water that is shooting out from the ground.  I am not going to lie… I did not enjoy it; the taste can best be described as salty and metallic tasting.  Don’t let my lack of enjoyment deter you from at least visiting up here to try it for yourself.  I am, told that it has healing properties.  As a matter of fact, (and I am quoting our tour guides) FDR was a big fan of Saratoga because of the springs and even invested millions of dollars into the development of Saratoga’s State Park.  It was a nice way to go full circle from our visit to his home yesterday in Poughkeepsie. 

Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-4-albany-state-capitol-building-saratoga-springs-spa/ Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuWei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-4-albany-state-capitol-building-saratoga-springs-spa/

The girls got to finish the day off with mineral baths at the resort.  It was a relaxing end to a day full of activities.  We’re off to have a day at the beach tomorrow, you will definitely want to check back for that. 

For full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-4-albany-state-capitol-building-saratoga-springs-spa/ Lili Wat, Stephanie HauLili Wat, Stephanie HauFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-4-albany-state-capitol-building-saratoga-springs-spa/

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant - Day 3 - Hudson Valley http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant---day-3---hudson-valley Day 3 started bright & early with the contestants. We began in Poughkeepsie, NY, which exudes that old town America feel. Just 90 minutes north of NYC, this place feels like it hasn’t been over saturated with a Starbucks on every corner (there are a few). I had that nostalgic feeling driving through the streets of Poughkeepsie, which is home to a plethora of colleges, the oldest continuously operating opera house in America and the home of our 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

(Back Row) Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang (Front Row) Malena Yang, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Charis Chu, Stephanie Hau, Sitong Chen(Back Row) Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, Wei Wang (Front Row) Malena Yang, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Charis Chu, Stephanie Hau, Sitong ChenFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/day-3-hudson-river-walk-fdr-museum-storm-king-and-the-tri-city-valley-cats-baseball-game/

The contestants and crew got to cross one of the most scenic walkways one can find in the northeast, the Hudson River Walk. This place had breathtaking views overlooking the Hudson. If you have a chance, visit here around sunset, I am told that the sun sets directly over the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

We then ventured over to the home (and now museum) of one of the most influential and respected presidents of all time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I have to be honest, I’m a big history geek and walking the halls of this place gave me chills.  I rarely am overtaken with emotion, but being here where one of the most powerful presidents of all time actually lived was a unique experience. I definitely plan to come back and bring my family.

Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/day-3-hudson-river-walk-fdr-museum-storm-king-and-the-tri-city-valley-cats-baseball-game/ Yixuan FengYixuan FengFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/day-3-hudson-river-walk-fdr-museum-storm-king-and-the-tri-city-valley-cats-baseball-game/

Our next stop was Storm King, which is located New Windsor, NY.  Storm King is a 500-acre outdoor sculpture museum.  One of the exhibits we visited was a collection by Zhang Huan, a Chinese sculptor whose work is on display until November 9th.  His work pays tribute to the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the ‘60s and ‘70s.  Trust me on this one, this is an amazing sight and well worth the visit.

Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/day-3-hudson-river-walk-fdr-museum-storm-king-and-the-tri-city-valley-cats-baseball-game/ Tri-City Valley CatsTri-City Valley CatsFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/day-3-hudson-river-walk-fdr-museum-storm-king-and-the-tri-city-valley-cats-baseball-game/

Our day finally finished watching America’s favorite pastime, a baseball game.  The contestants had a chance to see a minor league team – the Tri-City Valley Cats – play.  I had a chance to converse with some of the girls and they confided in me that this was the first baseball game they had ever attended.  As the trip progresses, I am noticing that this trip is not only an opportunity to visit throughout the state of New York, but to also give us a taste of what makes America so great. Today had me feeling patriotic and proud to be an American.  Thank you I Love NY Tourism Bureau and the NY Chinese Beauty Pageant for reminding me why I love this country.

Malena Yang, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Sitong ChenMalena Yang, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Jiaqi Xu, Sitong ChenFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/day-3-hudson-river-walk-fdr-museum-storm-king-and-the-tri-city-valley-cats-baseball-game/ Alice Zhang, Catherine HuiAlice Zhang, Catherine HuiFor full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/day-3-hudson-river-walk-fdr-museum-storm-king-and-the-tri-city-valley-cats-baseball-game/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant – Day 2 - Long Island http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-2 So we kicked day 2 off visiting Belmont racetrack. For those of you who don’t bet on the ponies, it’s the largest thoroughbred racetrack in the northeast. It housed the ever-popular Belmont stakes just under a month ago. It’s also home to the Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.

Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Everlyn Ho (MNYCBP, President), Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, WeiLili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Xiren Wang, Charis Chu, Everlyn Ho (MNYCBP, President), Sitong Chen, Malena Yang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle Yu, Alice Zhang, Catherine Hui, Joyce Sheng, Tracy Liu, WeiTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-chinese-new-york-beauty-pageant-day-2/

Today we were given an inside tour of the facilities where we got to see the stables where these great athletes prepare in just before and after the races. I have been to the track many a times before but never got a chance to get this in-depth of a look. The Executive Director of the “I Love NY” tourism bureau, Gavin Landry, greeted us at the track and gave us a warm welcome and some insight into what we can expect for the rest of the journey. We will be visiting Hudson Valley, Albany, Syracuse, Niagara Falls; just to name a few.

To read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-chinese-new-york-beauty-pageant-day-2/

Funnily enough, we got to watch one of the races.  And for those of you who know, the horses that compete in each race are described as numbers on the betting screens. So like the horses, the contestants each picked their number to win, and if the outcome of the race was any prediction of the pageant, then contestant number 3 (Jiaqi Xu) may be our next queen, but you will have to wait until August 16 to find out.

Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuWei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-chinese-new-york-beauty-pageant-day-2/ Jiaqi Xu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Yixuan Feng, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Alice Zhang, Sitong ChenJiaqi Xu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Yixuan Feng, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Alice Zhang, Sitong ChenTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-chinese-new-york-beauty-pageant-day-2/ Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle YuAlice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Danielle YuTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-chinese-new-york-beauty-pageant-day-2/

After the races, we headed to Jones Beach for a relaxing day in the sun and to shoot a music video.  It was sizzling and I am not talking about the weather…Let’s see what tomorrow brings…

Xiren Wang, Charis ChuXiren Wang, Charis ChuTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-chinese-new-york-beauty-pageant-day-2/

Tracy Liu, Joyce Sheng, Catherine Hui, Alice Zhang, Danielle Yu, Yixuan Feng, Malena Yang, Sitong Chen, Charis Chu, Xiren Wang, Jiaqi Xu, Lili WatTracy Liu, Joyce Sheng, Catherine Hui, Alice Zhang, Danielle Yu, Yixuan Feng, Malena Yang, Sitong Chen, Charis Chu, Xiren Wang, Jiaqi Xu, Lili WatTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-chinese-new-york-beauty-pageant-day-2/

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Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant – Day 1 – NYC http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-1-nyc The 2014 New York Chinese Beauty Pageant is underway.  Fourteen beautiful girls from around the globe are vying for the title of Miss Chinese New York. This photographer has the unique opportunity not only to cover the event, but also take an 11-day 10-night media tour around the great state of New York.  Take it from this native New Yorker, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel this beautiful state, and I get to do it with 14 of the most beautiful and talented ladies in the world.

Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Wei Wang, Stephanie Hau, Joyce Sheng, Malena Yang, Sitong Chen, Jiaqi Xu, Lili WatTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Wei Wang, Stephanie Hau, Joyce Sheng, Malena Yang, Sitong Chen, Jiaqi Xu, Lili WatTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-1-nyc/

This media tour is sponsored by the I Love New York tourism bureau, and they set up what is going to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life. First stop…NYC.  Our day began visiting the nycgo.com information booth.  We were lucky enough to be given “City Passes”, which basically gave us an all access pass to all the places any one would want to visit while in NYC; the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MOMA), the Museum of Natural History just to name a few. 

Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-1-nyc/ Wei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuWei Wang, Joyce Sheng, Alice Zhang, Yixuan Feng, Sitong Chen, Xiren Wang, Lili Wat, Stephanie Hau, Jiaqi Xu, Charis Chu, Malena Yang, Danielle Yu, Catherine Hui, Tracy LiuTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-1-nyc/

The Museum of Natural History was an interesting experience. I have not visited here since elementary school.  The only other access since then was from the movie “Night at the Museum”, visiting here definitely brought back some fond memories. I had a chance to sit in the Hayden planetarium for the first time in over 20 years and learn everything I forgot as an adolescent. The Big Bang, the millions of galaxies outside our own, super nova, dark matter…What stuck with me, coming out of the planetarium was that no matter how significant we perceive things to be, we are all part of a larger system.  Much like the crowning of a 2014 Miss Chinese New York, although there is only 1 winner, these 14 beauties are part a larger purpose and that is to inspire and showcase the beauty of our culture.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next 10 days. 

Tracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTracy Liu, Catherine Hui, Danielle Yu, Malena Yang, Charis Chu, Jiaqi Xu, Stephanie Hau, Lili Wat, Xiren Wang, Sitong Chen, Yixuan Feng, Alice Zhang, Joyce Sheng, Wei WangTo read full article: http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/miss-new-york-chinese-beauty-pageant-day-1-nyc/

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Horse Races http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/6/horse-races Belmont Stakes happened over the weekend, so we decided to head over to the Meadowlands to have dinner and watch the races from there. Luckily for me I had my camera from earlier in the day. I decided to head down to the races and try to get some action shots. And boy I am glad that I did, these are some of the best shots I think I have ever captured.....

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Origami Owl Jewelry Bar http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/6/origami-owl-jewelry-bar This past weekend, I got the chance to photograph an Origami Owl Jewelry Bar. The jewelry bar was hosted by an independent designer, CharmedBySerena. All the women had a great time shopping and creating beautiful pieces for friends, families and themselves. 

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Danielle's Sweet Sixteen http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/danielle-is-turning-sixteen Turning 16 is a huge event in a young girls life and Michele was planning a party that her daughter Danielle would never forget. Michele wanted to do something extra special for Danielle so what better than to let her daughter have her own little photo session! Here are a few of our favorite ones...

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Cadillac ELR Exposure Gallery http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/cadillac-elr-exposure-gallery Cadillac picked four of the top NYC photographers, Derrick Jones (@djdnice), Jonathan Mannion (@jonathanmannion), Liz Eswein (@newyorkcity) and Tim McGurr (@13thWitness) to drive and photograph the latest ELR coupe.

 

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Alan and Pauline's Wedding http://eriktengphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/alan-and-paulines-wedding I recently got the chance to photograph Alan and Pauline's beautiful ceremony at the Lady of Pompeii Church. The wedding was full of joy, tears and laughter and was so glad I got to be a part of such a wonderful event. Congrats to Alan and Pauline!

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