About Cindy

Heya, I'm Cindy!

A quick introduction...

Thanks for coming to visit my little corner of the internet! I’m Cindy and I currently live in Northern Virginia with my husband and a bunch of plants. Right now, we have succulents, herbs, and even a Venus fly trap.

By day, I am a software engineer. Outside of work, I love being a photographer because I find joy in capturing photos of people that ooze personality. I love shots of genuine laughter, side-glances, and all other in-between moments. I want my photos to tell the story of you & your family!

My photography story...

I got my first camera when I was 7, back when many cameras still required film. My camera and I were quite inseparable, but I was just pointing, shooting, and accumulating lots of mediocre photos. One day in college, Facebook updated the look of profiles, and I learned that I had uploaded over 10,000 photos in 5 years. I realized that I wanted to stop just taking more photos, but focus on learning to take better photos.

In 2012, I dug my parent’s old film SLR out from the back of their closet and started learning how all the dials and buttons work. After a few rolls of film, I realized that not only was buying & processing film super expensive, I also wasn’t learning quickly. Shooting and developing a measly 536 film photographs would add up to the cost of an entry-level DSLR! In January of 2013, I bought my Canon T3i, which I finally replaced December 2018 (full equipment list here).

A few facts about me:
  • Formal schooling: linguistics
  • Current location: Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area
  • City I call “home”: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Hobbies: reading & board games
  • Favorite food: potatoes (especially chips & fries)
  • Favorite color: purple
  • Go-to hangout spots: museums & coffee/boba shops
  • Sports of choice: running & ultimate frisbee
  • Ideal travel spots have: hiking, museums, coffee, public transportation
  • Personality: goofy
Wanna know more?

If you are ready to chat, reach out via the Contact Form, contact@ctungphotography.com, Instagram, or Facebook!