From creative engagement photoshoots to candid shots of your big day, our favourite Hong Kong wedding photographers will help you capture picture-perfect memories that will last forever.
Unlike the cake and flowers, your wedding photos will last a lifetime, so it’s important to get them right. The catch? Well, simply put, choosing a photographer is easier said than done. Finding someone whose aesthetic matches your overall wedding style is no simple task. Plus, you have to trust this person with the one and only chance to immortalise the very best of your big day. To help make the process a little easier, we’ve rounded up this list of the very best wedding photographers our city has to offer. Say cheese!
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words – and that is no exception with Little Stories. With a background in fashion styling and an eye for impressionism and modern art, founder and photographer Amy focuses on capturing the story behind each picture she takes. Whether you plan on tying the knot in Hong Kong or abroad, she will lead her team to create gorgeously aesthetic wedding (or pre-wedding) photographs. Specialising in shooting fine art portrait photography, perfect for displaying on your wall, Amy will be sure to catch those special candid moments that you’ll want to remember forever. If you’re after film photography, Amy also specialises in this timeless craft.
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Little Stories – the Moment by Amy, HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub, 1/F Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.little-stories.co, www.instagram.com/littlestoriess
Award-winning documentary wedding photographer Jamie Ousby has photographed over 200 weddings across the world! From Hong Kong to the Philippines, Sweden and up and down the UK, Jamie’s unique style of photography is anything but traditional. “Wedding photography isn’t about hours of posing for photos, it’s about you enjoying one of the most important days of your life with the people that matter to you most,” shares Jamie, and this immediately shines through in his stunning images. Forget awkward posed pictures, each shot is a genuine reflection of the moment as you saw it. Jamie’s photography is raw with emotion and personality, ensuring photos that will make you smile for decades to come.
Hong Kong-based wedding photographer Henry uses his unique eye for detail to catch genuine moments of emotion and zooms into elements of your special day that most people would miss. We’re talking everything from your veil floating in the wind to your dad wiping away his tears as you walk down the aisle. Henry’s photographs are far from typical – he finds beauty in the ordinary, and insists on finding them organically, resulting in honest and deeply emotional images that are unique to the Hong Kong wedding photography scene. Henry has been in the industry for over 10 years, his distinctive point of view combined with his love for soft vintage film edits ensures that you’ll be left with beautiful memories to last a lifetime.
Luke Oliver is an award-winning wedding photographer who creates beautiful, modern photography for couples who prefer the natural over the staged. He shoots a combination of documentary and fine-art wedding photography, allowing you and your guests to relax and be yourselves, without needing to pose in front of the camera for hours on end. Luke is unobtrusive in his approach yet offers some direction when it comes to couple portraits, engaging with them to make them feel at ease and get the best out of them. If Luke’s relaxed and natural approach is more your speed, this Hong Kong photographer might just be “the one” for you. He is currently based in Australia but offers his services for both local and destination weddings.
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Using creative composition and his strong eye for aesthetics, Kel Li will capture the personalities and fun behind each picture, resulting in visually stunning photos that are full of joy and life. Far from your typical photographer, he has even snapped couples blindfolded! With his energy and passion, he knows just what it takes to put you at ease and make you smile. Being a wedding photographer for almost 10 years, and with over 40 international awards under his belt, you’ll surely be amazed at his ability to immortalise your precious memories in pictures.
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Kel Li Art Gallery, Unit 512, Po Hong Centre, 2 Wang Tung Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 5611 6770, [email protected], www.kelli.hk/blog/english, www.facebook.com/kelliartgallery, www.instagram.com/kelliartgallery
KC believes every love story is worth telling and he will document your personal journey and special day beautifully through still and moving images – from start to finish. The former banker turned photographer specialises in the timeless art of film photography and focuses on capturing the honest and meaningful moments that you’ll want to hold on to forever. To him, it’s not just the photos, it’s the memories. What makes KC unique is the experience he creates for his clients. He will make you and your guests feel at ease, ensuring that your day begins and ends with a smile. Described as friendly, passionate, patient and professional by his clients, you can rest assured that your wedding is in good hands with him and his team.
With eight years of experience and over 38 awards to its name, it’s no wonder Jeremy Wong Weddings is considered to be one of the best studios in Hong Kong. Founded by Jeremy Wong in 2012, the studio adheres to a western-inspired artistic approach courtesy of his past experience in the UK. Overall, you can expect classically timeless shots paired with beautiful, seamless storytelling.
Jeremy Wong Weddings, Unit 22, 8/F, Block A, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Shatin, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fo Tan, Hong Kong, 6282 6409, [email protected], www.jeremywongweddings.com, www.instagram.com/jeremywongweddings
You may already be familiar with the work of Justin Lim (aka “hurtingbombz”) on Instagram. But did you know that the celebrated photojournalist also does weddings? Promising to “capture moments with authenticity and flair”, every shot is guaranteed to be insta-worthy. We especially love his offbeat compositions and ability to translate vibrant personality into picture form. While based in Hong Kong, Justin has travelled across the globe to capture weddings in places as far away as France, Thailand and Australia.
Celebrating beauty and passion, Hilary Chan’s work is nothing short of cinematic. A romantic at heart, Hilary combines film and digital photography to create ethereal, dream-like shots of your big day. Head over to her Instagram or portfolio for inspiration aplenty. A word of warning though – after swooning over her work, a Parisian wedding will seem like a must!
As a wedding photojournalist, Tanarak focuses on capturing the reality of an experience rather than artificially creating moments and poses in a cheap imitation. He takes the time to learn his client’s love stories in order to discover what makes each of them so unique. Something of a culture vulture, this Thai photographer adores snapping all different kinds of weddings. Though primarily based in Hong Kong and San Francisco, Tanarak will shoot wherever in the world you decide to hold your ceremony.
Luckily for all of you brides-to-be, New Yorker Kenneth Lim decided to leave his corporate job and followed his heart into the world of photography. This self-taught genius’ trademark is his bright, crisp images. Capture your wedding in technicolour! Colours may fade with time, but with Kenneth Lim, yours can live on forever.
From Hong Kong to Japan, Australia and beyond, Mary Ann has travelled far and wide photographing couples on their special day. Working with the surroundings and natural light, she brings her subjects into focus with clever and creative composition. With photography that’s both highly evocative and visually stunning, you can bet this studio won’t disappoint.
Mary Ann Art & Photography, Room 301, Chai Wan Industrial City, Phase 2, 70 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong (by appointment only), 3462 3275, [email protected], www.maryann.com.hk, www.instagram.com/maryannhk
Specialising in weddings and VIP events, each photograph taken by Ali Ghorbani is emotive, genuine and personal. Discovering his passion for photography at just 16-years-old when he documented the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany, Ali has since travelled the world, snapping stunning images as he goes. Planning a destination wedding? Ali has captured memories in Bali, Koh Samui, Jaipur, Mumbai, Jakarta and Singapore, to name but a few.
Hong Kong-based photographer Jenny Tong aims to capture everything you’d want to remember from your special day – moments of laugher, tears of joy, a hug shared with a loved one and everything in between. For Jenny, wedding photography is, more than anything, an emotional experience. Honest, artistic and timeless, we love how Jenny’s photographs capture the raw human connection of weddings.
Combining natural light with film photography, there’s a fine-art twist to Jada Poon’s wedding photography. From engagement shoots to destination weddings, the former corporate lawyer turned photographer has done it all. Beyond her stunning images, previous clients have described Jada as a “kind-hearted giving soul” with a “gentle and calm presence”. We can’t think of a better energy to have around on our big day.
We all know that there are certain photos that need to be taken. A photo of your ring? Check. A kissing photo? Check. A posed awkward hug that brings you back to your prom days? Check. But if you book Tobias Chu at SixSixty for your big day, expect a little quirkiness added to the mix. His contemporary approach to wedding photography has won over many a client. Each shot reads as a gorgeous finished moment in itself whilst still feeling like part of a much bigger love story.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Megan Camaya on 16, August 2014 and was most recently updated in September 2020.
Featured image courtesy of Jeremy Wong Weddings via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of of Little Stories – the Moment by Amy, image 2 courtesy of Jamie Ousby Photography, image 3 courtesy henry f., image 4 courtesy of Luke Oliver Studio, image 5 courtesy of Jeremy Wong Weddings, image 6 courtesy of Justin Lim Photography, image 7 courtesy of Hilary Chan Photography, image 8 courtesy of Tanarak Photography, image 9 courtesy of Kenneth Lim Photography, image 10 courtesy of Mary Ann Art & Photography, image 11 courtesy of Ali G Studios via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of Jenny Tong Photography, image 13 courtesy of Jada Poon Photography, image 14 courtesy of SixSixty Studios.