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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

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Milk Bath Maternity

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Orange County Fine Art Natural Light Pregnancy Photographer | Tiffany Chi Photography Weight gain is often the obvious collateral we think about when we think of pregnancy. Everyone from your mother in law to internet memes will remind you of it. I expected it for myself to a certain extent … in the way that […]

About Me, Awareness

July 26, 2021

Pregnancy & Postpartum Weight Gain: The Lies We’re Told

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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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Black and White Eiffel Tower

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We found each other.8 billion people in the world.2.161 million in Paris, alone. It scares me to think of any other reality existing — one where we miss one another. Maybe it doesn’t rain that day, or maybe instead of staying, I decided to get on a plane, or return to my other job, or […]

About Me

July 5, 2021

Reflections on our Anniversary

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We have entirely cut out the body from our process of being human. People rarely think about their bodies. And if they do, it’s usually for one of two reasons:One, they’re comparing it usually to some other piece of body somewhere in the world (to which it usually unfavorably stacks up) Or Two, they are […]

Motherhood

June 1, 2021

Honoring Our Bodies as Mothers

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It was one year ago today that I took the leap and officially launched Tiffany Chi Photography. I remember trying to decide on a name for this business. Originally, I was actually thinking “Evaline Reign Photography” (these are Aimee and Ellias’ middle names) because I thought it was a meaningful nod to why I am […]

About Me, Art & Creativity

June 1, 2021

An Open Letter from your Family Photographer

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May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I’m sad to recall that growing up as an Asian American to immigrant parents, I often pushed back against my own culture and heritage: I was ashamed of everything that made me different. My parents insisted that we speak Chinese at home, and learn Mandarin after English […]

About Me, Stop Asian Hate

May 2, 2021

AAPI Heritage Month

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Sometimes I catch myself being withholding of my love and praise for my children. I know it sounds kind of horrible. The truth is … it comes from a deeply ingrained and treacherous lie that if I offer too much love or praise that it will somehow inflate their egos to the point of making […]

About Me, Motherhood

March 8, 2021

How being an immigrant’s child affects my own parenting …

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It never ceases to amaze me to think about how thoughtfully and purposefully we are created … In their first year, a baby gains an average of about 8 ounces each month and grows an average of about 1/2 inch each month. I tell myself all the time that I will never forget the way […]

Motherhood

February 7, 2021

Created with Purpose

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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