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I love getaways… especially when my brain is stuck and not functioning anymore.  I need to be constantly inspired so that I can crank out more great ideas and designs.  NYC is a city filled with exciting ideas and spaces.  These places make me feel….  =)

Hope you feel the same way too.

High Line Park

A reclaimed project reusing abandoned elevated railroad as public open space and greenway.  The City of New York was originally planning to tear down the High Line, but a group formed to protect, preserve, and recreate the abandoned space for community use.  I wonder where all the public open spaces go in Southern California….  I remember we always run out of ideas where to get together with friends or read a book… it’s always Starbucks.

New Amsterdam Market – revive New York’s historical market and recreate a fresh food market for regional producers

Papabubble – revive the beauty of authentic hand-made candies

Dessert Truck Works – dessert… just makes me happy =)

I’m rejuvenated

holiday session 2010

August 9, 2010

I am so excited to announce my 2010 Holiday Portraits Session.  To make this year more meaningful, I had organized a virtual food drive for Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.  Two session sitting fee will be donated to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.   An 8×10 print will be given to individuals who donate $50 or more to my virtual food drive.  Please join me in the efforts to support LA Food Bank and spread the holiday spirit to the people in need.  You can directly make contribution to the food drive on the official website.  It’s tax deductible.  You can find out more information here:

Here’s the info for 2010 Holiday Portraits Session:

  • Session Sitting Fee: $250 per family (4 subjects, $25 per each additional subject)
  • 90-minute session, on location or at client’s home. please contact me for location options
  • 24 custom design press print holiday cards in 5×7 (flat) with envelops, available till November 30th, 2010
  • 15 high resolution images, 300 dpi in 4×6 on dvd
  • Private online gallery to share with friends and for print ordering

Additional cards, prints and custom design photo books can be purchased at regular rates.

I usually shoot portraits on weekends so session openings are limited.  Please contact me for availabilities and session locations.  Reserve your spot by emailing me at photos [at] joyceloo [dot] com

I may be in Buffalo/NYC area from October 20th thru 27th.  Please contact me if you would like to have a holiday photo session in the surrounding areas.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the next few months.  Thank you.

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I don’t watch TV anymore, especially reality shows.  However, I am eager to check out Jamie Oliver’s new show on ABC  this Sunday.  Produced by Ryan Seacrest and Craig Armstrong, the show reveals the negative impact of highly processed cafeteria food on our children.  Jamie is showing us all the simple changes we can make that can lead to a healthier life way and a better future for our children.

I admire Jamie, not only because of his cute smile and messy hairdo but his passion and effort in educating the community healthful eating.  We have been disconnected from our food source.  We seldom question about where our food really come from and how they are processed.  All we get from the grocery stores are “things” in styrofoam trays in saran wrap or packaged “things” in boxes or bags.  I pick up Jamie Oliver’s food magazine from the bookstore occasionally and notice that he puts a lot of effort in showing us how to pick the best seasonal ingredients and how to use them to their full extent.  He is not only putting pretty pictures with recipes on his publication.  There is a kids cooking section on every issue which is fun for you and your kids.  He is trying to make cooking and eating fun for all age group. 

This school cafeteria food campaign is only Jamie’s first step in his food revolution journey.  He already took few steps forward, educating the public on healthful eating that doesn’t cost much to our wallet and to the earth.  His approach is powerful, accessible, and adaptable.  It’s all about moderation.   The choice is ours.  You can be a hero for yourself and your children.  Are you willing to take the initiation to make these healthful eating habit changes for yourself and your family?    

The series premiere of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution will be aired on ABC this Sunday at 10pm (pacific time).  Regular show time is scheduled to air on Friday evenings.  Check your local TV listing for details. 

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC:

Jamie Oliver’s official website:

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