"I hired Ivy to shoot a very special cocktail party for me. With Ivy, you get the standard photography set-up you might find in any pro, plus an eye for more creative and natural candid shots. I couldn't be happier with the images I received. Go Ivy!"

Bret Blount

"As a young, unestablished model, I was concerned that I would freeze up while being photoed by Ivy. She seemed out of my league with experience and I was nervous I may disappoint. To my much appreciated surprise, She was able to give good firm direction while not making me feel cramped.

"I never felt judged or in any way belittled, even after changing in a parking lot less than an hour after meeting. Because of this comfortable atmosphere she creates, I was loose and we were able to shoot in front of 50+ strangers and I didn't feel the least bit anxious.

"She is very punctual and a great communicator. She has an eye for color and light that was beyond me. Ivy gets you excited and it's because you can tell she is excited. This is a clear indication of a passion for her art. A true professional, it was a blessing to have been able to work with her. I only hope to do more work together in the future."


Event Photographer for poker workshop: "Your pictures are superb!!! I couldn't be happier. You really captured everything I wanted and more“ the laughing energy of the players, the look of the event as a whole, the energy of the friendships and the pretty buffet. I'm just delighted. And your style at the event was perfect. Additionally, your diligent follow-up after the event and post-production support is terrific. I would work with you again in a heartbeat."

Sarah Cooper

"Photography are definitely an art and requires some knowledge and skill for a truly impressive photo. I had the pleasure to have my photo taken by Ivy. I was looking for a photographer to help me capture a few professional photos that i needed for an update to my Linked-in. Ivy was instructive and provided a full comprehensive photo session. The photos came out great i think( i am the man with blue shirt button up) and i plan on using Ivy for different future photo business.

"I would definitely recommend using Ivy for any photo business you may have. You should not be disappointed."

Nathan A.

"Ivy is great, so easygoing and patient with the children. She does not try to impose her artistic vision on you and will work with you on what you want/your requests. She also took lots of "in the moment" candid imagery between the poses that was wonderful to have."

Sonia Pasquali

Event photographer needed for child's birthday part, plus album: "Ivy was great! She was in touch with us before the event, showed up on time, took lots of great photos, was warm towards the children present, quickly shared photos with us by Dropbox/Shutterfly, and worked with us on an album. We hope to use her again!"

Joy Sasson-Gelman

Photo's for SF City Hall Wedding: "Beautiful pictures taken that capture our day so well, thank you Ivy xxxxxx"

Jo Studer

Create a photo book wedding album: "Ivy went above and beyond, edited more photos than I asked her to and communicated with me the entire way through the project!"

Morgan Ives

"Ivy was great for family portraits, especially ones involving young children. She basically just came and hanged out with us for a few hours, making sure everyone in the family is relaxed and in their natural element. Her patient and relaxed demeanor puts the kids at ease and enable her to capture moments of family life that would otherwise be lost. The photos were of course great, and she followed up with sessions of touch ups that are tailored to our needs."

Donna Wei

Photograph birthday party: "Ivy is incredibly hard working and talented! She stayed much longer to make sure the job was done correctly and the event was photographed completely!! Can't wait to see the photos! Thank you!!"

Danielle G.

"I would highly recommend Ivy as a photographer. She is extremely knowledgeable, and creative. One of the best photographers I have worked with. She knows how to make beautiful shots from the most mundane places. She loves to experiment and has a great sense for light and poses. It was great fun to work with her."

Julian C.

"Ivy is an incredibly professional photographer with a tireless quest for perfection; for those who choose to work with her, she will cast them in the best possible light. She has a precise attention to detail which will ensure that the end result is polished and without detracting distractions; it truly is her endeavor to please and to showcase. I never have to worry about anything looking amiss, or that she will make me look unflattering. Ivy also collaborates with you and listens wholeheartedly in order to understand what you want to achieve with your photo shoot. She gives you agency and allows you to have a say. Despite my busy life, I still make time to shoot with Ivy to create new memories and portraits I can be proud of. I am happy to have met and worked with her!"

Madeleine A.

"I never doubt that Ivy is a reliable person, and never missed her promises. But after we went through a photo shoot seating, She raised my expectations and respect to a different level. She was so calm, fun, and easy to work with. The whole shooting was comfortably controlled, yet felt so effortless. The quality of the pictures were amazing. She would use different angles that I couldn't imagine. She would remind your body posture, and guide you through.

I love the pictures, they are not only natural and beautiful, but also gave me a breath of fresh air compared to many other photographers."

Benjamin Lau

"Shooting with Ivy was the best experience I have ever had with a photographer. I immediately felt comfortable as soon as I met her. If you aren't a "model" don't worry... she can work with your posing to capture beautiful photos! I can't wait to shoot with her again."


"Ivy is a talented artist with an unique eye. In addition to her skill and artistry, she is a pleasure to work with. During an intimate shoot, Ivy made us comfortable, encouraged us to relax and be ourselves, and gave us good direction and input. The experience of the shoot was wonderful, and the resulting photos are beautiful."

Neil M.

"Ivy is very gentle and unobtrusive in her style, wants to see what comes naturally to her subjects. she took some beautiful pictures of my lover and me, very sensitive and intimate pictures that captured us and our relationship."

Leah M.

"It has been such a pleasure to work with Ivy on three separate projects in the past year. She has an eye for beauty shoots. I have worked with over a dozen of photographers over the years. Being a makeup/ hair stylist myself I am very picky on the outcome of the photos. Her work is simply pretty, the angle she captures, the natural lighting that she uses, and the softness/romantic feel of the photo it presents is absolutely breathtaking. Another reason why I can’t stop raving about her work, it’s her photoshop skill. She hardly touches the face except working with lighting. I don’t know if it is important for you but I hate seeing skin texture being modified and no pores could be found. It’s a must for me as a makeup artist who wishes her work is being presented as the way it is.

I am very happy to get to know such a talented photographer who can shoot such beautiful photos, easy to work with and delivery on time."

JuAn Li
Elite Stylist Makeup and Hair

"Ivy was wonderful to work with, I would highly recommend her as a photographer. I'd been a huge fan of her photos for some time, so when the opportunity came to do a shoot with her I was a bit nervous...but leading up to our meeting she asked all the right questions, and her thoughtfulness immediately put me at ease. Working with her, she was extremely professional and courteous, and I never felt pressured or rushed. She edited and sent me the images very quickly, and I was totally blown away at how beautiful they turned out...just magical!"


"I have known Ivy for sometime now but did not have the chance to have her photograph me until this year. I found her professional and very easy to work with.

She was imaginative in how she wanted me to pose and I was very comfortable the entire time. The pictures were very nice and showed a side of me not previously captured."

Linda V. Jue

"Ivy Yung is a breath of fresh air to work with. She brings out the beauty in almost everything she comes across. Her photography is a wide spectrum of landscape and soft erotic beautiful art. It would be a pleasure to work with this amazing artist in the future again."

Sonia F.

"I hired Ivy Yung to photograph two paintings for me at a high resolution for possible publication in a catalog. She was helpful in every way, not only doing fine work with the photos, but helping me carry the paintings to and from my car. Her specialty is photographing people and capturing their emotions, but I liked what she said about the paintings. Since they were portraits of people, she would look at them in the same way. And she did, with a clarity and sharpness I appreciate."

Jennifer F.

"Ivy's new professional photography studio is in a fantastic location in Union Square. Not only is it at the heart of the city, near the Financial District, but she also gets gorgeous natural light and uses it skillfully to ~your~ advantage. Ivy creates excellent professional, casual, and couple's portraits - and as you can imagine it's easy to feel some trepidation as you are getting ready for a photoshoot, but Ivy is friendly, creative, & easy to work with. She made the whole experience feel relaxed and fun. We got many great shots (at least five total keepers!), so the results were quite satisfying. Thanks, Ivy!"

Monika T.

"Ivy was amazing. I got my headshot photos taken for my professional webpage. The price was very affordable compared to any other photographers in the downtown area (I contacted more than 6 photographers), and her service was impeccable. She is very professional and genuine. Most of all, I love my headshot photos--she took hundreds of photos until I am satisfied."

Summer H.

"Ivy is an extremely skilled photographer, and I very much enjoyed my shoot with her. She has a knack for understanding exactly what you want, and achieving it through great direction and artistry. She spent a lot of time before, during and after the shoot to make sure I was delighted with the results, and made me feel totally comfortable during our shoot. I also loved working with her hair and makeup stylist, JuJu. I couldn't be more pleased with my photos, and recommend Ivy to anyone looking for beautiful, personal and truly artistic photographs."

Kate E.

Event photography: "Ivy was professional and intuitive and I greatly appreciated her maturity and expertise."

Rachel G.

Boudoir photography: "She's well communicated and allowed your opinions with her and let it happen the way you desired."

Nancy L.

Boudoir photography: "I had a pretty unique project: I wanted to make a tasteful male boudoir calendar for my girlfriend. Ivy was super enthusiastic and I could not be happier with the results. She has great creative prowess and gave me substantial personalized attention. Look forward to working with her again!"

Adam W.

"I hired Ivy for a professional head shot and could not be happier with the results. She was super responsive throughout the process and made it an enjoyable experience. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again. Thank you Ivy, you saved the day!"

Lenny Y.

"Efficient, flexible, personable, and great end result."

Haley M.

"She is the most exciting photographer that I ever worked with!"

Minako U.

"Overall, the experience was great and Ivy was very enjoyable to work with. She was very prompt in responding to the inquiry, flexible in her schedule, offered great rates on the headshots, personable, and had a very quick turnaround on the headshots. I highly recommend Ivy and will reach out to her should I need any photography work in the future."

Jason C.

"Ivy was great. She gladly met us at our hotel with good suggestions for a family Christmas card pic. She was easy to work with and professional in every sense of the word. Thanks Ivy!"

John C.

"Ivy was professional, cordial and prepared. I found her approach constructive. I was very happy with the headshots she produced for me."

Ruce L.

"Ivy was a great photographer! She was pleasant to work with and very professional. She had ideas for what would look good and gave me a great headshot. I would recommend her."


"Ivy is fantastic, she invests time in understanding your needs and be your personalized photographer. She is passionate about photography. She took some great photos for me at her studio, coffee shop, chocolate store and outdoor."

harry b.

"She was fantastic with my granddaughter & came early which I appreciated, and was very patient, gentle & kind to Kate who just turned 3 today!"

Ginny R.

"Ivy was a pleasure to work with. I had a very specific idea of what I wanted, and she not only took my input into account but had lots of great ideas. She was beyond accommodating with scheduling and gave my shoot 200%."

Jenna Z.

"Ivy was very professional, and delivered beyond our expectations. She is very creative and a delight to work with."

Andrew T.

"Ivy did a great job! She was prompt, responsive and easy to communicate with before and after the task. She took great photos of my family during a very hectic thanksgiving celebration!"

Stephanie W.

"Ivy was just wonderful person when we met her, and when we saw our pictures, we understood how professional she is. Don't think twice! Book her!"

Shay B.

"Truly an amazing photographer who knows what she is doing. She has an artistically keen eye, whether it's with your pose, outfit, surrounding or all of the above and more. If it's your first time getting your pictures taken, Ivy keeps the atmosphere comfortable and gently leads you to a natural pose that is both to your and her satisfaction."

Jasmine M.

"I contacted Ivy for a new professional headshot. She replied very fast and the shoot happened just a few days later at her studio in SF which was conveniently located. Ahead of the shoot Ivy had a look at my previous pictures and gave advice on what to wear as well as colors. She was very friendly and kind when we met in person and made me feel very much at ease. Also the photos were very well priced! I love my new headshot and I highly recommend Ivy!"

Irina S.

"I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to shoot with Ivy. She is engaged in the process and listened to the vision I had for my photos. She took her time, checked in on my experience during the shoot, and ensured that I was comfortable and because of this she created some amazing photos I will enjoy for many years to come. I highly recommend her as your photographer."

Natasha K.

"I needed some head shots and the first thing that I came to appreciate about Ivy was her flexibility in setting up a time and place for the photo shoot. Most impressive, however, was her dedication to getting it right and making sure that I was totally happy with the final product no matter how long or how many shots it took. And I was very pleased and grateful to find her so responsive, by text and e-mail, to my follow up questions and requests. Ivy is a real professional."

Gloria Nagle

"I am Skinnyredhead, professional model and performer, I have known Ivy for over 4 months. She was interested in art since we spoke for the first time. We couldn't work face to face, but we had good collaboration from a distance. Ivy edited for me a few times of my images, I was very pleased with the effect. I love her style, and her taste. She works with her soul, and gives real feelings to images. Creating atmosphere, but keeping it realistic and with no scars. Professional, hardworking and a real person. Highly recommended."


"My business partner and I had a wonderful experience with Ivy. She was professional, reasonably-priced, and a very talented photographer. We used her for an outdoor shoot in San Francisco for some photos for our website in December 2016. Ivy spent a ton of time with us making sure we got the perfect shots. She also went above and beyond with the touch-up. The photos came out great and we're currently using them on our website. Go with Ivy, you won't regret it!"

Grayson M.
Stables Partners

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