Weddings by Hanel is a wedding photography studio based in New York City that serves the greater New York area as well as destination and international clients. With a strong focus on photojournalism and backgrounds in commercial photography and portraiture, we creatively fuse beautiful storytelling with magazine-worthy portraits.
Not many people get to say that they truly love their jobs. But we truly love being wedding photographers. That’s because as wedding photographers, we get to be a part of one of the most joyful, exciting, and emotional days in people’s lives in a profound way. We get to build relationships with clients and leave them with visual heirlooms that they can share for generations.
My name is Hanel, pronounced like Chanel without the c. I’ve been photographing the world around me since 2004, but really found my calling once I assisted my first wedding back in 2011. The rest, as they say, is history. Being an English major, my style is heavily influenced by the literary world and the power of story-telling. My main focus is to create images that tell my clients’ stories through visual narratives.
Yeonjin studied photography since high school and graduated from university with a degree in fine art photography in Korea. Through fifteen years of experience, she’s developed her craft for visual storytelling through work in advertising campaigns, TV and film promotion, magazine shoots, as well as weddings and special events in Korea and the United States. She loves capturing authentic moments in people’s lives and telling the story behind each image.
With hundreds of weddings and elopements under our belts, we’ve been a part of weddings of all colors, sizes, and locations. Our destination weddings have taken us to some incredible locations, including Hawaii, Korea and Aruba.
We can’t wait to hear from you, about your uniquely beautiful wedding, and hopefully be the ones to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime!