Su-Lynn Chen Photography – the blog

June 15, 2009

Street fair, NYC + Alicia PORTRAITS

Filed under: Personal, Photography — Su-Lynn @ 9:39 pm

If there is one thing that I look forward to on weekends in NYC, it’s the delicous smell of grilled sausage, sweet corn, and lemonade. That can only mean one thing…STREET FAIR!!

I met my good friends, Nancy, Gordon, their little girl, Alicia, and their yorkie, Zorro, at the street fair that went from W74th street to W83rd street on Broadway. Since we both live only a few blocks from there, it was a short stroll to an afternoon of good times.


The grilled corn always looks so good, but since I had my camera in hand, I couldn’t really eat one that easily so I didn’t get one…next time!

Some colorful scarves on display:



I couldn’t resist doing a few portraits of Alicia. She’s about a year and a half, and super cute!

I really like this one, she looks like she’s thinking about something very hard!

Alicia’s mommy, Nancy was looking at the selection of wallets

I think she found something she liked!

This is Gordon and Zorro, their yorkie. He got as much attention as Alicia!

Alicia and daddy

A few more of Alicia


You can tell she’s definitely daddy’s little girl

And mommy’s too!


I really love the following 2, it kinda reminds me of being a kid growing up in NYC too


Her mini-crocs are so cute!

Her dress was very fun and colorful, perfect for a warm summer afternoon

Some cup action


Thanks Alicia for being such a good model!! I’m sure I’ll be taking lots of pictures of you as you get older…


  1. Thanks Auntie Su-Lynn! You’re a better photographer than my Da-Da! Let me know when you want me to model for you again. Don’t worry, I won’t charge you as long as you don’t charge me!!! Love, Alicia

    Comment by Alicia — June 15, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

  2. Cute pictures! I like the one of Alicia and just a yellow line behind her – simple composition that draws attention to her! One suggestion – for the shots of Alicia in the middle of the street and all the feet/legs walking around her – try it next time with lower shutter speed (1/8 or 1/10) and hold the camera REALLY steady. If she can hold still, it would be a really cool shot with all the motion blur around her!

    Comment by Jay — June 16, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

    • Thanks Jay, good tips! I have been meaning to try shots like that in real life. I did it once for a photography class, and it turned out really cool. But I did have a tripod then. Hopefully my hands are steady enough!

      Comment by Su-Lynn — June 16, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

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