Hi! I am Tintin, a newborn and family photographer located in Virginia beach, VA.

I am the face behind the camera of your newborn photoshoot!

I believe in faith, family and love!

Ever wondering why my business is called Light & Grace Photography? That’s because I am a believer and I want to shed light in all my family and friends’ lives and you’re among them! For me, photography is not just a job; it’s a calling and a way to serve others. I consider it a true blessing to be able to freeze precious moments and to celebrate the profound connection between you and your family through photography.

I take the time to understand your unique vision and preferences, customizing each portrait experience exclusively for you. I promise you will never feel rushed or inconvenienced. Whether it’s via email, phone calls, or text messages, I am readily available to answer your questions and offer suggestions throughout the entire process.

To me, you are not just a client; you are friends and family. I am dedicated to providing you and your loved ones with the personalized care and attention you deserve, ensuring the creation of a timeless masterpiece that you will cherish forever.


Worried about awkward posing and unruly toddlers? – You’re in good hands!

I totally get how awkward it can be in front of the camera—I feel ya because I’ve been there myself, always feeling awkward when having my own pictures taken! But don’t worry, I’m here to make this easy-peasy for you. I’ve honed my skills in helping you feel relaxed and confident while having your photo taken during your newborn or family photoshoot. If posing feels daunting or unfamiliar, don’t fret—I’ll be there to guide you through every movement, ensuring you look your best in every shot. 

And hey, the little ones? No problem! I’ve got a bag of tricks to capture those genuine smiles from your littles. Get ready – you will for sure see me bust out my silliest moves or make the funniest noise to get the shots you and your little ones deserve. They not only work for kids, oftentimes work for adults too! 😀

Want to see me working behind the scenes during a newborn photoshoot?

What’s in the Studio?

  • Sony a7R IV
  • 24-70mm Lens
  • 70-200mm Lens
  •  24mm Lens
  • Baby shusher
  • Client care box
  • water
  • snacks
  • juice
  • pastry
  • toddler toys

Fun facts about me:

  • I’m a Christian but born in an atheist family – ask about my journey of faith!
  • I am a wife to an army veteran – any military spouse there that can relate?
  • I have two children (and I think I am done!) – how many do you have?
  • I originally came from China and I speak both Mandarin and Cantonese. – what second language do you speak?
  • I have a doctoral degree in my 20s – but not in photography!
  • My favourite food is Cantonese dim sum (any kind!!!) – but I don’t know how to make it haha
  • We have a pet bunny Lola – she might show up in the photoshoot if your baby or toddler is inconsolable!

Let’s connect and create timeless memories together for your newborn and family photoshoot!

Do I sound like a good fit for you? My mission is simple: to make you feel like you’ve gained a new friend, plus a bunch of gorgeous photos! I hope I will be someone you can trust to capture those precious memories that will last a lifetime. 

Are you ready to embark on journey with me for your newborn and family photoshoot? Click the button below to reach out. I can’t wait to meet you and begin creating timeless memories together!


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