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. Luckily for us, everyone below does engagement, pre-wedding and wedding photography, too.
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As an award-winning documentary wedding photographer, Jamie Ousby has photographed over 200 weddings all across the world! From Hong Kong to the Philippines, Sweden and up and down the UK, Jamie’s unique style of photography is way ahead of the curve and anything but ‘traditional’. To him, “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,” which immediately shines through in his stunning images. Forget fancy flash stands and posed pictures, each shot it natural and raw with emotion and personality. Jamie’s photography tells your story of the day, a genuine snapshot of the moment as you saw it, with photos that will make you smile for decades to come.
A picture says a thousand words, but Daniel Tam‘s photographs also capture the enchanting atmosphere of each of his locations and couples. Being awarded one of the Top 20 Photographers on the Web in 2016, (as well as gigs with famous actors Timmy Hung and Janet Chow!), Daniel’s skill for snapping has earned him a well deserved spot on our top wedding photographers list. His unique style and 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. Plus, Daniel can even cater to your overseas pre wedding shoots, see here for more details.
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: danieltamig, www.danieltam.hk
Providing high-end wedding photography to happy couples all over Hong Kong since 2004, Simon.the.Photo’s unique style has him pinned as one of the best wedding photographers in the city! When it comes to your big day, working with a photographer who you know that you can rely on to deliver and capture memories means that you won’t have to worry. Simon believes that “pictures should be a true reflection of the wedding itself, so that they can be remembered and enjoyed for generations to come,” which is why he has won multiple awards for his work. Blending seamlessly into the background, his approach is somewhat journalistic, take images unobtrusively and capturing candid, natural and emotive moments.
Simon.the.Photo, 17A, Harvest Building, 29-35 Wing Kut Street, Central, Hong Kong, Tel: 9771 9647 (whatsapp), www.facebook.com/simonthephoto, https://blog.simonthephoto.com
The perfect photograph is the most balanced one, where the setting, models and lighting all weave together seamlessly and neither overshadows the next. 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. Featured in Style Me Pretty, Bride and Breakfast and Simply Peachy, 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.
Capturing genuine and natural moments, Michelle Proctor has is a pro at making you feel at entirely at ease. Having photographed many of our That Girl shoots here at Sassy, we’re not stranger Michelle’s beautiful style of photography which is all about snapping candid shots and using lots of natural light.
Send an email to [email protected] for packages and availability.
Michelle Proctor Photography, www.michellejproctor.com
“Capturing your story, one moment at a time,” each photograph taken by Ali Ghorbani is emotive and genuine. Discovery 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 beautiful images as he goes. Specialising in weddings and VIP events for prominent families and top international brands in Hong Kong and beyond, his photography is personal. Planning a destination wedding? Ali has made memories in Bali, Koh Samui, Jaipur, Mumbai, Jakarta and Singapore, to name but a few.
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, 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.
By appointment only.
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.
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.
Each of Jack Lui photographs feel 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.
Wedding day, engagement and pre-wedding packages begin at $14,800.
Kathy doesn’t care for gimmicky photography bells and whistles and each of her photos are defined by their stunning simplicity, transforming trivial moments. 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 accommodate 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 $7,000 whereas wedding photography begins at $16,000.
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!
The photographers over at Lovita 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 $13,600, whereas wedding photography is priced at $11,800 for twelve service hours and videography.
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. With Marion on your side, you’ll have stunning photographs that will continue to tell stories again, and again, and again.
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.
Contact Tobias through his website for a quote.
As a wedding photojournalist, Tanarak 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 $28,000 (including an eight hour shoot, a lead photographer and assistant, etc.), whereas wedding day photography begins at $42,000.
How about this for a photography alternative? Pixta‘s an awesome roaming photo booth 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…
Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Megan Camaya, published on 16 August 2014, and was updated on 15 September 2017.
Featured image credited to Jamie Ousby