I am more than just a photographer. I have a Masters in education and 3 California teaching credentials in Art, Social Science, and General Science. While planning my wedding, I took floral design classes and learned how to do floral art. I am also a certified makeup artist and hair stylist, and spent a couple of years working in the beauty industry. I worked on gigs such as being lead artist at LA Fashion Week or doing makeup for the LA Rams Cheerleader tryouts.. All of these skills I have acquired over the years have only helped me become a better photographer. 

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am a photographer. A mother. A teacher. A makeup artist. A hair stylist. A floral designer. An artist. 



My parents were musicians, and my dad was blessed with the gift of perfect pitch. Growing up with parents who were extremely talented musical artists, I figured everyone had a knack for music, so I wanted to be different and developed my interests in the visual arts instead. 
I took 3 years of art in high school, and minored in Art History at UCLA. As a kid, I spent a lot of time having "photoshoots" with my friends just for fun using my dad's cameras. Over the years, I sought out all of the best photographers in the industry and took courses or workshops with them to learn all the different styles and techniques for photography that I was interested in. Eventually, I discovered my own unique approach to my art, and have been asked to teach at the California Center for Digital Arts

Born and raised in Southern California

early life

was born in Koreatown, Los Angeles to two amazing parents who immigrated here from South Korea.


A Look into my


As a mom of three kids, I know how busy and hectic life can get. I love my work, and I love spending time with my children. One of the perks of being a children's fashion photographer has been having my children model for some of the leading children's clothing brands such as Dollcake or Itty Bitty Toes. Aside from taking their photos, one of my favorite things to do with my kids is pretend like we are "living in the 1800s". We go on adventures together where we pretend to discover new flora or fauna like the explorers did in the Age of Exploration. 

my children
are my world 

"Next to my family, Esther's photos are the most valued thing in my life." -Flora

"Esther is amazing. Her attention to detail and knowledge is priceless. She is also very professional, courteous, and my daughters loved her. She did such a great job and I definitely recommend her to family and friends!" -Cynthia 



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