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I have created a hidden link on this page with some additional context about our photos. See if you can find it!

Viewing
There are many different ways to view these photos. The typical way to view them is to view the photostream sorted by upload date. If you want my curated daily view that's the way to view our photos. However, if you only want to see the best photos, take a look at the most popular view below or the 500+ Faves album.

A note on groups
I am leaving (but not removing photos from) all groups with this setting: This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members). I will rejoin if the restriction is removed.

faves and comments
I'm a sucker for faves and comments. Your faves and comments really do inspire and motivate me to continue updating, perfecting, and growing this gallery.

I may fave or comment on one or many of your photos. Thank you for sharing them. If you fave or comment on one or all of our photos this is my thanks to you. If I faved one or more of your photos and for some reason that bothers you, send me a mail and I will unfave them and try not to do it again. :)

No hidden treasure (WYSIWYG)
Sorry, but I don't have any photos to share in private. Seriously, I mean that. I don't mind being added as a friend but I probably would not add you as a friend. I'm personally not that interested in people's private photos (no offense intended). I'm publicly sharing whatever we are currently comfortable sharing and I'm not planning to do things in secret.

It's all about the photography
We are not interested in forming any kind of relationships other than photography related friendship. This is about sharing our photography and enjoying the photography of others. This is the amateur photographer's site, sharing the beauty of his wife and model as many other photographers share the beauty of their models here. As with those professional model photographers, there is a separation between the model and the photos of the model being shared here. This also makes this site more acceptable to other photographers who can truthfully state they are just appreciating the work from another photographer.

Age of Photos
You can find the year taken in at least three locations on most photo pages, including the exif. There are albums by year ('04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09...'17) so you can see the more recent photos of Mei in those albums if you wish. I do see complaints about posting older photos but I have 3 responses to that.
1. There are 50 portraits of Mei from 2017. How many portraits from this year do you have on your stream?
2. If you took these photos, would you decide not to post them because of when they were taken? My most faved image is from 2017. My 2nd most faved image is from 2004.
3. Really, the age of a photo should be irrelevant to your appreciation of the photo.

Some statistics
-Most views in one day: 864,496 (11/20/17)
-4500+ comments
-Chosen for group cover photo 20+ times. See the Group Cover album.
-Chosen for group icon 3x.
-Most common search term used to find our photos: Wife
-Number of times in Explore: 0

Bio
Mei (Pronounce like the month of May) and I are busy professionals. Mei is a clinical pharmacist and I'm a mechanical engineer. We have one awesome, amazing son named Aiden and a cat named Sparkles.

Mei loves to be the subject in my photos and I love capturing her beauty. Soon after we met, we decided to continue with the photos that helped us get through our long distance relationship but we wanted to make them more polished and creative. Unfortunately, that mostly went downhill when our son was born and other priorities got in the way so we haven't found much time for our modeling sessions lately. Perhaps that will change.

Mei is originally from Northeastern China in Liaoning Province, she is a city girl and the lone child of two smart and still happily married parents with professional backgrounds similar to our own. She came to the US for higher education and that's when we met.

I'm an amateur photographer and I'm fully aware that my capabilities are no match for many of the master portrait photographers here and I am taking the time to view and admire and learn from their work as well. However, the intimate relationship I have with my model has allowed me to capture some very natural portraits. We put some effort into these photos and I hope that shows. I was often asking Mei, "haven't we already done that before? I want to do something a little different." So we had to think of something to make this group of photos a little different than the last.

We took many of these photos in 2004-2005. We shared them on PBase and we both enjoyed the positive reactions. Unfortunately, there were also many negative reactions and too much discussion about personal details, particularly among the Chinese-American online community, and they dampened our enthusiasm to both take and share them.

I think time has reduced our vulnerability and so I feel more confident about the prospect of these photos reaching some level of popularity. They may not be new but they are our work and I want to share them. So I've become a real Flickr participant and figured out what makes it tick which of course has increased the exposure of our photos. I also am sharing a wider range of photos and presenting them better than I did in the past.

Enjoy our photos and I look forward to all comments and questions. I will try to stay more active here than I have in the past. Unfortunately, I may not be able to answer all of the mails though.

Other Stuff

In general, I don't accept invites to groups that I don't have access to.

Also a note on comments, notes, and flickr mail. Please keep them in the safe zone. I realize that I am posting some photos that can be considered "sexy" and a bit revealing but for the most part these photos are taken in public places and are considered safe by Flickr and American standards. Comments/notes that cross the line from sexy to sexual or that I think are too crass or too vague will probably be removed. Don't be offended if your comment is removed, it's nothing personal. If, however, the tone of your comments as a whole are disrespectful, you may be blocked but I'll probably send a flickr mail and give you a 2nd chance to follow our rules because I understand different cultures have different norms. I will delete comments from groups that have broken image links. I will also delete comments about dates.

Flickr Group Covers
Using our photos as group covers is welcomed so please feel free to do so and many thanks to the groups that have made our photos into group covers!

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    ucp13 says:

    "Simply one amazingly breathtaking young lady, stunningly gorgeous....
    I suppose I'll have to plan a trip to Northeastern China xoxo"

    November 18th, 2017

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    Al Macasaet says:

    "Excellent photography - my favorite is the portrait of Mei through a window frame. Thanks for sharing your artistry."

    January 9th, 2018

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    Easymalc says:

    "Not only is your photography top notch, I like your sentiments in your 'About' page"

    November 19th, 2017

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    schreibtnix on 'n off says:

    "Your pics are very professional and always a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing them."

    September 10th, 2017

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    Paul Braham Photography says:

    "Nice range of photographs of a variety of subjects as well as those of the lovely Mei. Thank you for allowing us to look."

    August 9th, 2017

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    izurutoki says:

    "Beautiful images. Unique and different from any other portraits of a woman. Personal, intimate and delicate - there is strange lure to them.
    But not much is said about yourself, the photographer?"

    July 22nd, 2017

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    Poetic Dreamer2012 says:

    "A very interesting aura of beauty surrounds you in a most unique way. You are eloquent, gentle, and serene in your beauty. You emit happiness, joy, life, a secret sensuality, and much more."

    July 20th, 2017

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    otland says:

    "Mei , you are a extraordinary beautty , you are a little sweet princess!!"

    July 15th, 2017

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    rodolphoguedin says:

    "ChrisandMei, I really enjoyed your photos, always with a beautiful smile and showing the joy of living!"

    June 22nd, 2017

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    tungluv2 says:

    "The 2 of you are so talented in the way you capture beauty and sensuality. I look forward to all of your work."

    June 10th, 2017

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    synthyroid1953 says:

    "Mei is an incredibly beautiful woman...thanks for sharing her beauty with the rest of the world"

    June 9th, 2017

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    Arush.Shah says:

    "the beauty is here, thanks"

    June 8th, 2017

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