Meet Charissa Yong

Hi, my name is Charissa (pronounced “Karissa”) and I love what I do as a branding and portrait photographer. When I look through the lens, I see what makes you unique, and create images that help you stand out from your competition, authentically, so you attract your ideal clients.

Photography has always been a passion of mine and I’m so lucky to have turned it into a business that I love.  A photograph can bring out your personality and so many different emotions, with a story behind each image. That storytelling is what I love to do for my clients, whether for their professional needs to develop their personal brand, or to create a fun, relaxed portrait session that captures memorable moments you’ll cherish forever.


The photographer designing your branding or portrait session

Personal branding, personal moments

As an entrepreneur myself, I understand the importance of building a personal brand that tells your story as a professional people want to do business with. I've seen my business grow by building my own personal brand and connecting with my audience and clients. Let me help you stand out confidently and authentically through photography. We’ll have fun—I promise!

I’m based in Westwood, New Jersey and work with clients throughout northern NJ as well as Rockland County and Westchester County, NY.

Mompreneur here!

Many of you are probably like me—running around between home and work, taking care of your family—and taking pictures of your children but rarely showing up in those photos. With two young, strong-minded daughters, I totally get it! That’s why I love helping clients schedule fun, relaxing photo sessions.

When I'm not working, I'm spending my time with my amazing husband and my kids. We love going out for a drive, playing and grilling in our backyard during the summertime, and watching Disney movies together.

I'd love to learn more about you!

fun facts

Are you ready to tell your stories and have some fun?


I'm originally from Malaysia. 


I speak 3 languages and 2 dialects. (Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, and English)


I love coffee and tea equally, but my favorite is matcha latte.


I love everything Disney.​

Sometimes I get to be in the picture too!!


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