Meet Charissa Yong

The photographer designing your branding or portrait session

Hi, my name is Charissa (pronounced “Karissa”) and I love what I do as a branding and portrait photographer. I see a photograph as a story unfolding; it brings out people’s personalities and emotions. You have a story to tell, whether it’s to develop your professional brand, or to capture special moments in your life to cherish forever.

Photography has always been an important part of my life. When I was little, my mother would take hundreds of photographs and get them printed. I would spend hours looking through all of these photographs over and over again. It brings me a lot of joy and I knew, even at a young age, how important these photographs mean to me.

After working 11 years in the corporate world as a software test engineer and the 3-hour daily commute, I was burned out. I knew I had to leave the job to find something that is more creative and meaningful. In 2018, I decided to start my photography business and it has been an amazing journey!

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!

Mompreneur here!

As a wife and mom of 2 young daughters, many of you are probably like me — running between home and work, juggling calendars, and taking care of your family. How many times have we captured adorable images of our children, but rarely appear in those photos ourselves? I totally get it! That’s why I love helping families capture their tales of love and fun in a relaxed and personal setting.

When I'm not working, I'm spending my time with my wonderful husband and my daughters. We love road trips, playing and grilling in our backyard during the summertime, and watching lots of Disney movies together.

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

I’d love to learn more about you!

Charissa

fun facts

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

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I'm originally from Malaysia. 

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

03

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

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I love everything Disney.​

Sometimes I get to be in the picture too!!

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