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Tiffany Chi Photography | Fine Art Natural Light Maternity, Baby, Birth, Newborn Photographer Orange County, California “I don’t want to grow up, mommy,” she whispered, breathlessly choking back the tears that came like torrential waves. I found her sitting on the stairs, back hunched, her entire little face buried in her shaking hands. Beside her […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

September 13, 2021

Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

Natural Light In Home Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Photography
Black and White Photo Dad and Father holding Newborn baby

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I don’t have an amazing relationship with my father:A fact that I have learned to live with over the years. It’s not that the longing for a relationship ever went away … it’s just that the God-given desire of my little girl heart to be seen, known, and loved by my father has simply been […]

Parenting

July 11, 2021

A Reminder for the Fathers

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Do you sometimes feel like the family historian?It me. I find it so fascinating that we now have so much technology at our disposal to personally record and document our lives and our children’s lives. These days your entire family history can live on your phone: a recording device you carry around with you that’s […]

Motherhood, Parenting

June 7, 2021

My Top Three Childhood History Albums & Journals | California Natural Light Motherhood Photography

Natural Light Family Photography | Tiffany Chi Photography

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I’ve been posting a lot of information from Jenny Wang’s page @asiansformentalhealth.  Jenny has a wealth of knowledge about how and where to start healing from racial trauma and also spreads awareness about the often invisible AAPI experience.  She’s amazing, and I highly recommend following her!  I recommend watching her video discussing how Asian Americans […]

About Me, Awareness, Parenting, Stop Asian Hate

March 23, 2021

Talking to our Asian American children about Race

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The room was dark, save for the slivers of light from the hallway peeking underneath the heavy curtain.  I heard mouse clicks and the clacking of keyboards in-between the hum of the air conditioner and the sound of my shaky breath.  But otherwise, just silence, and the reverberating of sound from the monitor.  A heartbeat.  […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

February 28, 2021

The Healing of Mothering

Tiffany Chi Photography
Natural Light Family Photography | Tiffany Chi Photography

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I have been battling a serious hair loss sitch the last couple of years. No one told me that after you have children you start to bald. Day after day the dark strands I’ve known all my life slowly transition to silver, and fall to the ground, much to my vacuum’s chagrin. The bags under […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

February 7, 2021

What they don’t tell you …

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In a matter of months, you will be starting first grade. What will you wear on your official first day of school? Will it be your favorite pink dress — the one with the stars that used to be sparkle in the sunlight but have since dulled and scattered its shine amongst the floorboards and […]

About Me, Parenting

February 4, 2021

An Open Letter to my First Grader

Natural Light Family Photography | Tiffany Chi Photography
Mommy and Me Photography Session

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The other day, Aimee choked back tears as she confessed to me, “Maman, you and papa spend so much time taking care of Ellias. You don’t take care of me anymore.” My heart split in two to see her in pain: to hear her doubt my love, but I knew that she needed my reassurance […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

January 25, 2021

Mommy and Me

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Oh friends… Today was a hard one. I try to keep my head above water but some days, like today, I just feel like I never breach the surface. Today, I am a stone sinking in an endless pool of leaky sippy cups and tears. We are on day one million (not an exaggeration) of […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

October 7, 2020

Hey Mama, Real Talk …

Mommy and Me Baby Photoshoot on the Beach
Baby Rememberance Photoshoot | Tiffany Chi Photography

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. One in 4 Women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. One in 160 pregnancies will end in stillbirth. Pregnancy and infant loss has long been stigmatized and shrouded in shame. Yet, thousands of mothers and parents suffer silently, feeling forsaken and alone in their […]

Awareness, Motherhood, Parenting

October 6, 2020

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness