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Nearly all photos (except some wedding photos) here are either taken by myself, Mei, or our cat.
(kidding about the cat)
If I click on your stream because you have commented, faved, or followed and I am presented with male anatomy, you will be blocked.
I have created a hidden link on this page with some additional context about our photos. See if you can find it!
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.
faves and comments (and notes)
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. Without them, I'll certainly get bored and go do something else.
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.
I am against arbitrary restrictions. Therefore, I do not participate in groups with the 30/60 setting (the default) turned on. If the bottom of the main page of your group says, "This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)" then you have not turned off the setting and are allowing Flickr to restrict how us content creators use groups.
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 47 portraits of Mei from 2018 and 66 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.
-Most views in one day: 2.5+ Million (most likely a bug contributed to that)
-Chosen for group cover photo 20+ times. See the Group Cover album.
-Chosen for group icon 5x+ times.
-Most common search term used to find our photos: Wife
-Number of times in Explore: 0
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.
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 because I've covered that here and if that's not good enough for you then tough luck.
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Hello, it's been a while since I look at your photos, Mei with this faculty woman / child and a treat for the eyes and a real refresh! thank you and one word "" again ""
Me gustan esas fotos tan familiares en las que se aprecia la complicidad entre ambos
You are very blessed with a very beautiful young wife/model She is very versatile in that she can pose as a young schoolgirl or a sexy young mom and anything in between. Make sure you take good care of her and may you have many years of happiness together.
I really love the portraits. Mei is your muse and she is beautiful. There is love in every photo. Great!
The previous testimonials reflect my opinion of Chris/Mei. Their Photostream proves, without doubt, that a beautiful model does not have to bear all in order in order to display beauty, innocence and such an obvious love of life. I wish them both a long and happy life together and look forward to seeing more of thei… Read more
The previous testimonials reflect my opinion of Chris/Mei. Their Photostream proves, without doubt, that a beautiful model does not have to bear all in order in order to display beauty, innocence and such an obvious love of life. I wish them both a long and happy life together and look forward to seeing more of their great work in the years to come.Read less
well what can we say just fab shots great locations also I loved looking at them thank you keep up the great work //
Hola. Os echaba de menos a los dos.Feliz Año y no olvidaros de un gran admirador. Abrazos cariñosos.
Mei is absolutely stunning! She is beautiful! I love how in one pic she looks like a little girl and then next a sophisticated young women. Thanks for sharing her with me!
Mei is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. You have absolutely fantastic photos of her. I thank you for sharing!
Love your photos. Mei is a very gorgeous woman who captures the soul with those eyes, and you bring it out for us to enjoy. I believe she is every man's dream girl. Thanks, and please keep them coming.
What a Muse and what a great photo stream...……...keep up the great work :)
lady they are wunderful
Ok I have a couple issues here. First your wife owes me a new IPhone 10,AND a soda pop. Why? In photostream came across her in the wedding gown, dropped both, IPhone and soda. Also you said you were an amateur, no way. 😁😃
amazing stream with nice pictures, your model is really cute and your have made stunning photos with her
A smart guy said once :"In photography 2 persons are always involved : the photographer and the viewer"... You've add a 3rd one : Mei, beautifull woman who obviously love U...Congrats and keep up the good job
your portfolio is amazing, very nice work,
Simply one amazingly breathtaking young lady, stunningly gorgeous.... I suppose I'll have to plan a trip to Northeastern China xoxo
Excellent photography - my favorite is the portrait of Mei through a window frame. Thanks for sharing your artistry.
Not only is your photography top notch, I like your sentiments in your 'About' page
Your pics are very professional and always a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing them.
Nice range of photographs of a variety of subjects as well as those of the lovely Mei. Thank you for allowing us to look.
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?
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.
Mei , you are a extraordinary beautty , you are a little sweet princess!!
ChrisandMei, I really enjoyed your photos, always with a beautiful smile and showing the joy of living!
The 2 of you are so talented in the way you capture beauty and sensuality. I look forward to all of your work.
Mei is an incredibly beautiful woman...thanks for sharing her beauty with the rest of the world
the beauty is here, thanks