About

Hello! I’m Carolyn Yuen Marino.

Hey Pretty Thing celebrates the “pretty things” in life, whether that comes in the form of wearing a fun top, being engrossed in a good conversation, or traveling to a new city!

In addition to blogging, I work full-time as a high school English teacher. For undergrad, I majored in English and Law, and I also received my Master in Teaching from the University of Washington. I love that my career combines my passions of language and social justice with the empowerment of young people.

I was born in Hong Kong, and I speak three dialects of Chinese (Shanghainese, Mandarin, and Cantonese). Currently, I live in Seattle, Washington with my Husband. Here is my City Guide for Seattle.

Thank you for reading!

FAQs

Who takes your photos?
My then boyfriend and now husband.

What kind of camera + gear do you use?
My husband shoots with a Sony a7R II and the Zeiss 55mm F1.8 lens and the Zeiss 35mm F2.8 lens.

We used to shoot with a Canon 6D and Canon 85L + Canon 35L lens and the Sony a7 when we traveled, and we’d still recommend those cameras and lenses!

How do you edit your pictures?
I use Adobe Photoshop CC on my laptop, and VSCO on my iPhone.

Contact

For questions and business inquires, email me at heyprettythingblog@gmail.com.

Collaborations and Features

Hey Pretty Thing has collaborated with Virgin AtlanticNordstromDolce&Gabbana BeautyMacy’sBlue Nile, and more.

I have also been featured in The Seattle Times, Seattle Met MagazineStyle Me Pretty, and The Everygirl.

Privacy Policy

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