I am Jong Tang, of Korean descent but born and raised in the United States. My parents moved to the U.S. when I was only one years old and I was raised outside of Philadelphia. I went to Penn State University and graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems. After college I worked as a software developer in New York City for 12 years. When our first child was born, my wife, Grace and I decided to move to Cary, NC. With a young family and the opening of a physical therapy and fitness training clinic with my wife, my dream of a launching a photography career was put on hold. I am excited to be at the point where I can focus on it and start creating some wonderful memories via the lens for people.

For many years my interest in photography only extended to taking vacation pictures. However, when I got engaged and planned my own wedding I researched a number of photographers and throughout this process became fascinated by the photography work. I didn't expect wedding photography to be such a creative outlet. The beauty of the shot was captivating to me.

My interest sparked, and from that moment, I was looking for the shot - whether it came from a wedding, vacation, a random moment or a special event. I bought my camera equipment and hit the streets shooting.

I have spent my time with the camera, capturing the special moments of life. I love the photojournalist way of shooting. I love all aspects of photography and enjoy the pursuit to continue growing my portfolio.

No matter the style, discrete during a wedding or full out studio portrait shoot, I only have one goal in mind, and that's to produce pictures that my clients will love and cherish for the rest of their lives. My style will forever be evolving and hopefully people will love it.

I am very minimalistic when it comes to photography. My goal is not to bring a whole studio to your event. I look to blend in so not to take away from the authenticity of the moment or event.

My pricing model is simple. My rate is $175/hour for any event. With that rate you get the rights to my images which I provide in the final edited stage with high resolution quality. To book an event, a 50% deposit is required. The deposit is non-refundable and remaining 50% will be collected 2 week prior to your event. My delivery time for your edited images is 6-8 weeks.

Pricing examples:
Wedding (8 hours of coverage): $1400
Birthday Party (2 hours of coverage): $350