Your wedding is something that’ll live on as one of your best memories, but it doesn’t hurt to make sure that those memories a little more permanent! We’ve got a list of the best wedding photographers below who’ve mastered the masterpiece, from creative pre-wedding photoshoots to artful composition. There’s something for everyone, whether you want Darren Lebeuf’s dreamy, soft pictures or Sixsixty’s hip and modern destination wedding photoshoots, and luckily for us, everyone below does engagement, pre-wedding and wedding photography.
A picture says a thousand words, but Daniel Tam’s photographs also capture the enchanting atmosphere of each of his locations and couples. Studying under the renowned Hong Kong-based photographer Alain Yip, Daniel’s skill for snapping has earned him a well deserved spot on our top wedding photographers list (as well as gigs with Lancome and Michelle Phan to say the least). His gorgeous post-production ensures that each photo is nothing short of ethereal and as a member of a number of prestigious photography organisations, he’s respected within the industry and outside of it as well. He’s recently put up his overseas pre-wedding schedule, so if you fancy a sneaky getaway with your hubby to be (and a collection of incredible photos) get booking with him when you can!
Daniel Tam Photography, Flat C, 1/F, Block C, Chin Fat Factory Building, 3 Tsat Po Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 8102 8989, email: [email protected], instagram: danieltamartgallery, www.danieltam.hk
Darren LeBeuf has this ability to transform forgotten details into vivid storytelling experiences and we can only imagine what he’ll capture on your wedding day. All of his photos are defined by his soft, delicate sensibility and his composition is absolutely on point, capturing the fragility of the bold and even the mundane. We love his little unique touches, like how he’ll deliberately make the most intimate photos seem like beautiful accidents by tweaking his focus or throwing in fun props for you to play with like a bunch of brilliantly coloured balloons. To hire this talented Canadian photographer, get in contact on his website or give him a ring below. Definitely recommended for daylight pre-wedding shoots.
By appointment only.
We couldn’t do this incredible photographer justice in just one little paragraph, check out our full review here!
Darren LeBeuf, 6/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P, Smithfield Road, Kennedy Road, Hong Kong, 6626 6927, www.darrenlebeuf.com
This wedding photographer established his business in 2003 and has since skyrocketed to fame, scooping up over 60 awards for his impeccable photography and some 1000 wedding bookings, including celebrities and famous personalities. His expertise lies with luxury weddings and his skilful unique aesthetic transforms each captured moment into an eternal indulgence. His perfect composition and versatility for witty and show-stopping dramatic shoots makes him the wedding photographer of choice for many of our favourite Hong Kong wedding businesses, including florists like Solomon Bloemen and wedding planners like Simply Peachy, Them Theme Wedding and Marriage Maestros. He also travels on pre-wedding photoshoot tours and his schedule for the year is one that traverses Paris, Venice, Florence and Prague to name just a few; if that sounds good, then get in touch with him on his site and grab a seat on the next flight out!
By appointment only.
The perfect photograph is the most balanced one, where the setting, models and lighting all weave together seamlessly and neither overshadows the next. Now this may sound relatively simple, but we’ve all seen photos where brides and grooms have been completely dwarfed by intimidating churches or beautiful details fall forgotten to the edge of the frame. UK-trained wedding photographer Derek Ko’s approach to his art is all about finding the harmony between every element that passes through his viewfinder and capturing emotional moments that you’ll be proud to display in your sitting room. Each of his Hong Kong photoshoots draws upon our favourite city’s natural beauty and culture, but he also works overseas and might even be able to work at your destination wedding if you ask nicely enough!
Hilary Chan Photography
What better inspiration can a wedding photographer have than Paris, the city of love? Photographer Hilary Chan is nothing if not cinematic with a healthy dose of romance when it comes to her wedding photography; all you need to do is flick through her portfolio to find grinning couples strolling through the streets of Paris or a bride leading her groom down the beaten path in Admiralty’s Hong Kong Gardens. For pictures of your day that will continue to make you swoon years and years into the future, get in contact with Hilary Chan and ask about her availability. If it tickles your fancy, maybe even ask about her next photography tour to Paris and make your pre-wedding photo session an unforgettable adventure.
We’ve featured Isa Photography before on our previous wedding photographer roundup here and absolutely nothing has changed our love for her sweet and sentimental engagement and wedding photography. Isa adores all things bright and beautiful, she tells us, and that definitely shows in her stunning wedding candids and creative pre-wedding photo shoots. There’s a softness and emotional power to her photography that allies her with Darren LeBeuf above and each snap she takes communicates a love story that is sure to stand the test of time.
Nothing’s worse than a painful posed picture and the nervous shout of a cameraman counting down to zero, but you won’t have to worry about pouting and posture with camera maverick Jack Lui. Each of his photographs feels almost voyeuristic, as if each you’re seeing directly into each couple’s most tender and private moments. Offering both local and overseas wedding and pre-wedding photography packages, he stays a cut ahead of the rest by offering thoughtful additions like wedding gown rentals and the option to go to as many locations as you’d like over the duration of his services. If you want natural yet beautiful photos of your big day, give his office a ring and ask for the king of the candid.
Wedding day, engagement and pre-wedding packages begin at $14800.
Kay Elle Photography
There’s no girl we trust more than our wedding wild Sassy Girl Sandra at Simply Peachy, so when we saw that she’d been recommending Kathy’s services, we had to get an inside scoop! Kathy doesn’t care for gimmicky photography bells and whistles and each of her photos are defined by their stunning simplicity, transforming trivial moments like the one above into something like a still out of a movie. We love her creative spark as well and had a little gander at her whimsical forest shoots, which looks like something right out of a fairytale. Working both at home and abroad on destination weddings, we’re sure Kathy will be able to accomodate any of your snap-happy needs with a smile and a photo album of unforgettable memories at the end of it all.
Pre-wedding photography packages begin at $7000 whereas wedding photography begins at $16000.
New Yorker Kenneth Lim’s story is one ripped straight out of Walter Mitty – a businessman dissatisfied with his life decides to give it all up and go on a journey to discover his real passion. Luckily for all of you brides-to-be, he decided he wanted to create things of beautiful permanence and that’s why he decided to become a photographer. This self-taught genius’ trademark are his bright, crisp images and capture your wedding in technicolour – colours fade with time, but with Kenneth Lim, yours don’t have to.
See our review of his services here!
Your wedding is not only a day to celebrate the love between you and your arm candy, but to also celebrate the love that your guests share with you and one another. The photographers over at Lovita thankfully get this and capture beautiful unexpected moments of everybody, whether it be a flower girl fascinated by your wedding veil or your aunt sobbing uncontrollably in the third row. Their pre-wedding photography isn’t anything to gloss over either and their pre-wedding bundle includes a professional hair make-up session, a choice of indoor and outdoor location shootings and even an assistant to make sure you’re lit and (more) lovely.
Pre-wedding photography begins at $13600, whereas wedding photography is priced at $11800 for twelve service hours and videography.
This Malaysian-based photographer travels around the world at the request of discerning wedding couples dying to book a shoot or a full day wedding photography with him. With a portfolio that spans all five continents and a small armload of awards from global photography associations, Louis Pang is sure to make all your wedding photography wishes come true. Lots of things stand out in his photography, whether it be his articulate composition or his subtle editing, but it’s how utterly at ease all of his couples look in every image that steals the show. With two other talented photographers working under him as well, you and your memories will be in Louis’ safe hands.
Ask Louis for his rate card and availability on his website below.
All you need to do is flick through Marion’s impressive shooting portfolio to get a sense of her fresh, crisp aesthetic. She wields her camera like a poetry collection and each of her photos is effortlessly expressive and detailed, owing to her background in fashion and portrait photography. Working closely with one of our recommended wedding makeup artists Anael Darmon as well as one of Sassy’s favourite bloggers A Pair and a Spare, we know from experience that Marion is nothing but professional, friendly and insanely talented. (Check out our Shop the Shoot feature she helped us with here.) With Marion on your side, you’ll have stunning photographs that will continue to tell stories again, and again, and again.
We’ve been a fan of Canadian photographer Martice Milton for a while; chances are if you surf through our That Girl interviews, you’ll find that she’s actually helped us out! Each of her photos are defined by her eye for colour and careful consideration of her shooting environment, ensuring that no one element in the photo overshadows another. She actually shot one of our recommended wedding florists, Gemma Hayden Blest of Hayden Blest, here! What we love about Martice is her ability to capture beautiful details full of emotion and how she accentuates the natural beauty of everything around her. Offering engagement and wedding services, she’s always open to having a chat about helping you out on your big day.
Contact Martice here for her rate card.
This Aussie photographer’s definitely one to keep in mind when doing your wedding research ladies and she’s just recently relocated to the 852. With absolutely Pinterest-worthy shots that have grabbed the attention of internationally renowned bloggers like Geneva from A Pair and a Spare, it’s no surprise that she’s in demand. (In fact, she even helps us out with some of our own photoshoots on the site!) Each of her snaps have an effortlessly romantic feel to them with no shortage of drama – yet somehow, they still retain all the stolen beauty of a candid.
Nicola Lemmon, nicolalemmonphotography.com.au
*As of March 2017, Nicola has moved back to sunny Australia!
We all know that there are certain photos that need to be taken. A photo of your ring. Check. A kissing photo. Check. A more often than not awkward hug that brings you back to your prom days. Check. Tobias Chu at Sixsixty got bored of all that and thinks that there are always couples who’ll want something more too, which is why his modern quirky flair has won over many a client. Each of his photographs has the ability to simultaneously be a gorgeous finished moment and to also feel like part of a much bigger love story – a skill that will have you as desperate to comb through his entire online portfolio as we were. Each shot is full of vibrant energy, whether he’s taking a candid of a wedding couple sipping on coffees at a pristine cafe in Iceland or snapping another bride and groom bouncing on couches like six year olds, and he’s always open to having a chat about what you want and need to make your special day just that bit more tangible.
Contact Tobias through his website for a quote.
Sixsixty Studios, www.sixsixtystudios.com
The last thing you want is to be painfully self-conscious of the camera click in your wedding and pre-wedding photographs and Tanarak’s happy clients have had nothing but great things to say about his services, disappearing into the background while still capturing every aspect of the wedding. As a wedding photojournalist, he focuses on capturing the truth of an experience, rather than artificially creating moments and poses in a cheap imitation. He takes the time to learn his clients’ love stories in order to learn what makes each of them so unique and to communicate that as best he can through the lens of his camera. This Thai photographer is something of a culture creature and adores snapping all different kinds of weddings, as well as shoots wherever in the world you decide to hold your ceremony.
Pre-wedding packages are priced at $28000 (including an eight hour shoot, a lead photographer and assistant, etc), whereas wedding day photography begins at $42000.
How about this for a photography alternative? Pixta’s an awesome roaming photobooth service that you can organise for your wedding and pop a customised design on to remember your big day. It’s a great way to get your friends and family involved in creating special memories and encouraging them to share on Facebook and Instagram – plus, we don’t doubt for a second they’ll get more and more interesting as the reception goes on…
Looking to do a little more wedding prep? Take a look at the rest of our wedding section for more guides (we’re not bragging, but we’ve got quite a few).