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Nick + Madeline | Sacramento, CA
“My wife and I absolutely loved working with Evan. He is professional, kind, and very good at what he does. We could not have asked for better photos to remember such a special day. Even more so, many photographers are hurried and rushed. Evan is not. He is patient and very accommodating to your needs alongside his professional opinion. For the quality of his work, I do not think there is a better value than Evan Chung Photography. I strongly recommend him to all my friends getting married, taking family photos, and capturing other life events."
Sonoma WeddingTrione Winery
Jennifer + Matt | Trione Winery, Sonoma CA
“We are so thankful to Evan and his assistant John as they truly made our wedding day special!
We were planning a wedding in Healdsburg while living in NYC and Evan was very flexible, planning a skype session where we could "meet" before partnering. Evan listened to our desires of how we envisioned the day and he worked with us to make a great wedding timeline.
Day of the wedding Evan and John made everything so fun and easy! They made us laugh and smile through all the photos. They found the most amazing areas at our venue (even if that meant hiking up the dress to walk through the dirt!) that made our photos beautiful.
We've been married almost a year and I still flip through all the amazing pictures and I am instantly taken back to that day. Evan has a way to capture moments that bring out an instant emotional response. There are so many great pictures that I struggled to pick my favorites.
If you are lucky enough to find Evan available for your wedding day, book him now!"
San Carlos Wedding
Shirley + Sean | San Carlos, CA
"Evan and his sidekick were the photographers at our DIY backyard wedding this month, and I can’t describe how great/awesome/easy it was working with him. I got really lucky since I found Evan after google searching wedding photographers in the Bay Area and randomly looking at portfolios offered by photographers' websites. His photographs really popped off the page. What drew me to reach out to him was their quality - he just has a good eye, and that’s not something every photographer has. You can really see his care and dedication to his craft in all of the photographs that he takes, not to mention his talent.
What really impressed me after we starting working together was Evan’s enthusiasm and organization. He asked us prior to the wedding what types of photographs we wanted, and then created a schedule for us so we could have the opportunity to take these photos. On the day of the wedding, it was absolute madness and we were already running behind schedule, but Evan showed up, happy, ready to shoot, and got all of us in a good mood and smiling for photos!
Also, while Evan did have a schedule, he was also flexible and willing to adhere to his clients’ wishes. On impulse, we decided getting a group shot of us with all our wedding guests, and even with less than 60 people with little open space it was no easy feat. No worries; Evan got it done, and not once did he try and convince me it was a bad idea, nor discourage me from doing this. As someone in a service-oriented profession, I definitely appreciated this.
For those of you who are hesitant about reading an online review from a gushing bride, please note that I would not be writing this review if I had had just an average experience working with Evan. Bottom line is that he was organized, prompt, and most importantly, his enthusiasm and eye for detail is unmatched!"
San Francisco Wedding
Natalie + Pierre | Domenico Winery, San Carlos, CA
“Evan is an amazing photographer, his work is unbelievably beautiful! I can't say enough good things about working with Evan and the quality of his photos. He is beyond talented and took the time to get to know my husband and I as a couple. He recreated one of our first photos together during our wedding without us even prompting him to do so. Evan is also a great guy to work with, he is kind and professional but also hilarious. Our entire wedding party loved working with him and you will too!"
|Club at Ruby Hill, Livermore Wedding
Sahar + David | Club at Ruby Hill, Livermore CA
“Evan was our dream wedding photographer!! Full of energy, does whatever it takes to get the shot (including sitting on someone's shoulders!), great direction to all of our family members and bridal party. Evan and his assistant blasted through all the awesome photos we needed efficiently so we could have plenty of time to spend enjoying our wedding (this is key!).
We couldn't be happier with our photos! They came out gorgeous, colorful, dramatic, and there is an energy of happiness that pours out of every single one! I could spend hours pouring over the albums.
Thank you for capturing our day so perfectly, and making it completely stress-free and seamless to us :) I would recommend him to all my friends!”
|Berkeley Memorial Stadium Wedding
Nora + Ryan | Berkeley Memorial Stadium
"Evan was the very first vendor we booked for our recent wedding and we are so happy that we did. From the first meeting, to all the communications leading up to the big day and the wedding day itself, Evan was professional, responsive and had a great sense of humor. Everyone says that picking a photographer you like is a big decision because they will be with you for so much of your wedding day, so just know you will have a super guy chilling with you if you work with Evan.
|San Francisco Wedding
Jessica + Mookie | San Francisco, CA
"Evan has a great eye for color, texture and detail! He is professional but fun, and knows how to get the best out of the people he photographs (even the least photogenic of us!).
From the very beginning, Evan was very accommodating of our needs for a small city hall wedding ceremony and post-ceremony happy hour in San Francisco. We met by Skype a couple times to set up our timeline and nail down the details, and he always followed up with typed out information and schedules.On the day of, he did a fantastic job managing our timeline, gently moving us from one location to the next, socializing with our family members to make them more comfortable, and letting us have a ton of fun while he took some amazing shots. He went with the flow, but made sure to get all the photos we were looking for. We just got the final gallery and are so pleased with his work!"
|Palm event center pleasanton wedding
Cady + Jade | Palm Event Center, Pleasanton, CA
"Evan Chung needs to be your photographer. It really is a need. I met Evan when he was doing the photography for my friend's wedding. I was so impressed with his work and with his friendly personality that I knew he needed to be the photographer for my own wedding (never mind the fact I was not engaged at the time). So as soon as I became engaged, one of the first things we did after booking the venue, was book with Evan. Even though I planned my wedding from out-of-state, Evan made it an easy process. On my wedding day, Evan captured amazing moments and had ingenious ideas to make the portraits with our bridal party really unique. I haven't seen the photos yet, but I have every confidence they will be amazing. In the brief moment when I started to get really anxious about the timeline and running late, Evan was able to work everything out. I can't wait to see the photos and hopefully work with Evan again when we have other momentous occasions to document :)"
|Berkeley Redwood Wedding
Patrick and Maryann | Berkeley Redwood Grove
We made our own invitations, skipped the professional DJ, ordered normal cakes, and skipped a lot of typical wedding expenditures. However, we hired a professional photographer, and I am extremely glad we did that (instead of having that one uncle with the video camera try and handle it).
Nataly + Brandon | Burlingame, CA
"Boy did we luck out to have Evan as our photographer! I'm not just talking about the beautiful photos that were the result. Having Evan as a part of our wedding made everything easier.
He was punctual, professional, knew exactly the right questions to ask and blended it perfectly into the atmosphere of the wedding. During the pre-wedding meetings, he helped us put together our schedule, made us think of details we had completely overlooked and somehow made us feel that it was all going to come together beautifully. He was very flexible to adjust for our concerns and restrictions, and was the easiest part of the wedding planning.
The day of Evan managed to capture every moment without even being noticed. When we got our photos back we spent the entire night reliving the day, laughing and crying. I could not imagine having a better experience with a wedding photographer."
Ruth + Ray | Berkeley, CA
"My husband and I were married last June. Evan met with us a couple times before the wedding and really understood and respected our vision; more journalistic than formal photography. We did not want to spend much time posing and he did a fantastic job of getting some key family photos and then sending us on to the reception to enjoy our party. His pictures are wonderful - artistic and beautiful. With his skill and vision he provided a wonderful array of both colored and black white pictures that captured the warmth and vitality of our day. I love that he didn't just capture the important moments, he captured other people reacting to those important moments. Everyone who has seen our finished album has said it is the most beautiful they have ever seen. I can't disagree. And on top of all that, Evan's charm, warmth and wit made him a great addition to our day. Everyone thought he was another guest!"
|San Jose Wedding
Emily + Anson | San Jose, CA
"Searching for a wedding photographer was one of the most painful parts of the process, but it ended up being one of the biggest payoffs in the end. Choosing Evan for our photographer was one of our best decisions. We had a budget to stick to, and Evan was still in our price range without sacrificing any of the quality we wanted for our photos. He was professional, friendly, warm, and accommodating. We met once in person, and then we were able to skype and email back and forth while we were home in Dallas. Each time we spoke, his genuinely friendly and happy personality was apparent, which is definitely a coveted trait for a wedding photographer who is there to capture the happiest day of your life. He is obviously experienced and helped us put together a rough timeline of our wedding day, as well as keeping updated with the types of shots we wanted.
They day of the wedding, Evan was prompt and on top of things, and more importantly, put everyone at ease. It was almost like he was one of the party, joking, talking, and laughing with us all. Taking photos with him was so much fun, and he kept the flow very well. He was very organized (especially since we had covered a lot of info in the days/week prior to the wedding), and got photos done quickly, even with a massive family like mine.The worst part? The wait! But boy, was it worth it when we finally saw our wedding photos a couple months later. Evan did a beautiful job, keeping the vibrant colors and really getting the natural beauty of our garden venue. I still can't stop looking at the photos over and over again. He did an amazing job and truly captured our personalities and the happiness of the day!"
|Mill Valley Wedding
Christina + Matthew | Mill Valley, CA
"We originally approached my husband's cousin to do our wedding photography, since she is a successful photographer and photography professor. She was happy to do so but hadn't done a wedding in awhile and wanted to find someone she could work alongside of for our big day. In came her former photography student, Evan. Bingo!
The two of them worked well with our wedding party to get some natural, relaxed portraits. They also magically were able to capture the important moments of the day without being imposing or blocking the views of guests. And, finally, they were just a blast to work with. Fun, relaxed, funny photographers made us have fun and feel relaxed.Although we've only seen a few of the photos, we are very happy with the result. They came out crisp and colorful and seem to reflect the vibe of the day. We really enjoyed working with Evan and are happy with the way he captured our wedding!"
Sarah + Daniel | Livermore, CA
"My husband and I absolutely loved working with Evan and Angie. Evan was really personable and easy to reach throughout the planning process- he always answered his email in a timely manner and made sure to call to clarify things. He really helped us with scheduling to make sure our wedding ran smoothly.
|San Geronimo Wedding
Kristin + Kurtis | San Geronimo, CA
"Evan and Angie are a great team! They are both two of the the nicest people you will ever come across. Not only do our photos look great, they took the time to make sure we were happy with everything. Just before the wedding, the groom was feeling a little nervous and Evan had him hit some golf balls with his groomsmen. Not only was it a great idea, he got some great photos as well."
|Woodside CA Wedding
Marcia + Aaron | Woodside, CA
"Photography for our wedding was one of the more important vendors so I focused early on to find the right one for our April wedding in Portola Valley. Evan accommodated the fact that we live on the East Coast by scheduling a Skype meeting around 10 months before our wedding. He immediately put us at ease with his friendly and genuine personality. Even my husband who does not like having his photo taken felt comfortable with booking Evan based on that meeting. We used technology again about 4 months prior to the wedding when I did a walk through on the property for him. The day of the wedding, Evan worked effortlessly with my videographer (booked separately) to capture the most touching moments. His humor coupled with his efficiency of moving people through the desired shots (especially family and bridal party) made it feel fun and not like something we had to pose for. The work displayed on his website was not misleading as we were pleased to see a full gallery of gorgeous photographs from our special day. From shots of the estate and garden to getting ready clips with our bridal party, Evan captured the excitement and then the emotion and anticipation leading up to our first look. Our ceremony and reception photos displayed our garden party theme beautifully, we couldn't be happier with choosing Evan!"
Thomas Fogerty Wedding
Cathy + Hansen | Thomas Fogerty Winary, Woodside, CA
"Our best wedding vendor! Evan was excellent - as a photographer and support throughout the whole wedding process. Out of all the different vendors we had to deal with for our wedding, Evan was the most pleasant and effective to work with. He met with us early on, explaining his rates and experience, without putting any pressure on us. We found him here on Yelp actually, spoke with numerous references, and heard positive feedback all around. We signed a contract with Evan because we really appreciated his portfolio, style and rates. Evan was the first vendor to meet with us to map out the timeline for our whole wedding day, which he promptly emailed to us in a spreadsheet so we could easily share it with our wedding coordinator, caterer, family members, florist, and wedding party.
On the actual day of our wedding, we were even more impressed with Evan. The entire long day, Evan kept his cool, smiled, laughed, and made our family members and wedding party laugh. It did not phase him when we were stressed, running behind schedule, when people were disorganized, or oblivious guests walked right in front of his shots - Evan did not miss a beat. He was cheerful, professional, good at rounding up the crowd, worked very well with his second shooter, took amazing photos, and made it look like he was having a great time. What a great presence to have at a wedding! He was discreet during the wedding ceremony and yet managed to capture amazing photos up close. Evan's turnaround time for the photos was great, and his communication after the wedding was wonderful. He was so helpful, even when he was extremely busy, and really showed us consistent and genuine care.
And the wedding photos are stunning! They are artistic, whimsical and totally tailored to who we are personally and what was distinct about our wedding venue. He did all the special shots we requested, like ones from certain scenic spots, jump shots of the groomsmen, and one with a thank you banner for printing thank you cards later. Evan had a great blend between more serious keepsake-type bride and groom and family portraits, fun and quirky wedding party shots, elegant shots that emphasized the natural beauty of our venue, artistically composed ones, and precious candid shots that captured important emotions and moments with our guests.
We give Evan our highest recommendation. He's the only wedding vendor we worked with that we are recommending on Yelp (and we wholeheartedly recommend him) because our experience was so thoroughly positive. We have to stress that Evan's completely pleasant personality and phenomenal professionalism made us so thankful we chose him. The photos Evan took are lifetime treasures to us. The experience of laughing all throughout our wedding day with him are a great memory."
|Berkeley City Club Wedding
Kera + Nat | Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, CA
"Hiring Evan and his assistant Nick was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Evan was so easy to be around, creative with his shots, and ready to roll with our ideas and moods throughout the day. He knew just how to make us laugh and keep the bridal party happy during the longer photo sessions. He made the planning process easy and took the time to get to know us before the big day. We can't wait to share all the great photos from our wedding with our friends and family!"
|Kohl Mansion, Burlingame CA
Kailyn + Yi | Kohl Mansion, Burlingame, CA
"Evan was the photographer for our 9/5/15 wedding and was easily one of the vendors who made the biggest impact on our day being special. First, we had so many awkward meetings with photographers before meeting with Evan. And right away, he is super friendly and easy to get along with. He got our sense of humor, there was no pressure for anything - exactly the kind of photographer you want to spend 10 hours with on your wedding! Leading up to our wedding we did an engagement shoot - highly recommend! It's a great time to work with Evan without wedding day pressure. And throughout the planning Evan gave really good recommendations on how the day should be timed (super helpful for people doing their own planning). Day of, everything went great. His second shooter, Danielle, was also wonderful (just as friendly, really good with posing, etc). Almost all my guests commented on how great they both were. And - he is very timely in getting pictures back to you after the event. He released teaser pictures the week after and the whole package took exactly the amount of time he told us."
|Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, CA
Sarah + Ari | Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, CA
"Evan photographed our wedding in Oct, 2017 as well as an engagement photo session before. He was absolutely fantastic! In addition to his fabulous photos (just go look at his website), Evan is a great person to work with! He is very organized and professional when planning out the event, and so much fun to be around on the big day! Evan kept us laughing and relaxed through all the stressful parts of our wedding - making great photos and great memories for us!
During our engagement photo session with Evan, he taught us how to take great photos. It was great training for our wedding day! He gave us much-needed direction at how to be a model and he brought out many natural smiles and laughs during the shoot that made the photos look candid and great. He was also very helpful in choosing a location to do it after discussing the kind of feel we wanted for the shoot. Between the engagement photos and the wedding itself, we had several discussions with Evan about the different parts of the wedding to identify key shots that we'd like to make sure we got capturing the day. He was super helpful in thinking about how the day would flow. We went into the discussions with only vague notions of what happens during a wedding, but with his help came up with a detailed timeline of all the key events. And at the wedding itself, Evan did a great job of interacting with guests in a way that made sure the photos came out great, but without disrupting everyone's experience of the wedding.
As always, he had everyone around him laughing and smiling. Even the most camera-shy guests were happy to be in his photos. And finally, the wedding album we got from Evan is absolutely beautiful. He did a wonderful job of laying out the photos we chose and putting it together into an amazing album that we love showing off on our coffee table. Thank you so much, Evan! We loved every minute of working with you, and couldn't recommend you more."
Janel + Ryan | Oakland, CA
"Fan-freaking-tastic!!!! I LOVE my wedding photos! Evan also did engagement photos for us at a location we chose and set. He was great. We were able to use a lot of those for the actual wedding invitations, save the dates, information cards, etc. It was fabulous.
|San Francisco Engagement
Alexis + Ben | San Francisco and Berkeley, CA
"We got our engagement photos and our wedding photos through Evan and Angie, and we absolutely loved them! They both have a great eye for angles and colors, and that clearly comes out in the way they take their photographs, not to mention the fact that they make an excellent team and work extremely well with one another. Their goal is to make you comfortable so the photos reflect who you naturally are--as a person, as a couple, as a family--and because of that, sometimes we even forgot they were there! They had us laughing the whole time.
Weston + Emily | Fresno, CA
“Working with Evan was great, they made the whole experience relaxing and fun, and now we have some great pictures. Before the wedding, Evan spent a long time talking with us about the timing for the day, who was going to be where when, and helped us figure out how long each of the photo shoots was going to be. We decided to do all the pictures before the ceremony, so that there would not be a big gap between ceremony and reception, and he helped us develop a detailed timeline for my wife and me, our bridesmaids, groomsmen and families that let them know where they needed to be and when. He was also really helpful in helping us pick some outdoor locations for the pictures, and in telling us what kinds of pictures they would be shooting. All of the pre-planning was great, and he was quick to respond to e-mails and phone calls when we had questions or last minute thoughts about what we wanted to have happen that day. He made it easy for us and was really flexible as hair appointments and everything else made change our initial plan a little bit.