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How would you describe your style?

We get this question pretty often. Quite so, in fact, that we created a dedicated page on our approach and shooting style for weddings and elopements. You can see it in the Philosophy and Style page.

What's your background in photography?

Head over to our About page to find out more about us and how we got into photography.

What cultural weddings are you experienced in shooting?

Our team has shot many cultural weddings, including Jewish, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Irish, and more! We love all things cultural and take pride in being able to capture the intricate, uniquely beautiful traditions of all our clients’ cultures.

What cameras do you use?

We get this question a lot, and we have a sneaking suspicion that it’s on a “What to Ask Your Wedding Photographer During Consultations” list somewhere online. To be honest, it really doesn’t matter what a photographer uses as long as they use professional grade equipment and the resulting images fit your style.

That said, weddings are one-in-a-lifetime events that are invaluable and irreplaceable. That’s why we personally use Canon professional tier full frame cameras and professional grade lenses. We also make sure to show up to every wedding prepared with backups.

All of our wedding collections include two talented photographers. That’s because, in addition to helping to get images of an event from multiple angles, second photographers are there as backup in case something were to happen to the main photographer during or right before your wedding (we've seen this happen).

Are you able to photograph in dark environments?

Absolutely. Having began in commercial and studio photography, we're comfortable with using flashes as much as natural light.

In fact, we sometimes enjoy photographing in dark situations more than bright ones. That's because a dark environment allows us to paint with light using our strobes and flashes, to capture only the details that we want.

Are you insured?

Hanel Choi Photography (DBA Weddings by Hanel) is a registered LLC business that is fully insured. We can provide your venue with a certificate if required.

Do you have backups?

We always shoot with at least two cameras that both have dual card slots, so every time we snap a photo, it gets saved to two separate memory cards in case one fails (which does happen).

Once your wedding is finished, we save all of your images to at least two separate hard drives, as well as online once the edits are completed.

The equipment we use make sure that we can create the visual esthetic that defines our style and that you won't lose a single image due to equipment malfunction.

How long will it take for us to get our photos?

For engagement sessions, you’ll get your photos within four weeks. For weddings, within six weeks.

Our wedding is far away, but we love your work! How far do you travel?

We love traveling. We love weddings.

We are available to shoot weddings world wide, so no matter where you’re saying your vows, we can be there to capture it.

We'd love to book you! What should we do now?

So glad we're your type :) We’re going to create some amazing images together!

Simply fill out the form on our Contact page, and we'll get in touch with you as soon as we can.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Why don't you show your pricing online?

We don't show our pricing online because we don't want to become a number to you. We want you to fall in love with our work and contact us excited to have your story documented through our creative vision.

That said, we understand that each couple has a budget. Our packages start at $4,000.

We love your work, but we can't afford you...

Technically that’s not a question. If you truly love our work but can’t afford our packages, send us an intro and tell us your story!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

"The photos have a photojournalistic feel and the quality is outstanding. They captured the joy, emotion and excitement of the day without feeling at all generic... Our biggest challenge has been picking our favorites to share with family and friends, because we love them all!"

Elena M.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

“Hanel is everything you want in a photographer. He is talented, artistic, professional, and his work is simply stunning. I still get compliments to this day from guests or anyone who has seen my photos on what an excellent job he did. My wedding photos are so beautiful and elegant, they are better than I ever imagined they could be! ”

Samantha M.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

“I didn’t realize how much [the photos] would mean to me until I actually saw them. As the bride, I probably saw my own wedding the least among everyone that was there. Your photos captured so many things I didn’t get to see and experience. And that’s so precious to me.”

Lin D.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

"Hanel was great! The way he captured all of the essential moments on our wedding day and all of the festivities leading up to it were phenomenal."

Megha P.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

“Wow. Dude, excuse my profanity, but great f*&#ing working! I’m at work with huge smile, can’t wait to see the total set!”

Ernesto M.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

“Such an incredible photoshoot we had with Hanel. He provided a first class service with his care about the details and how he made us feel very relaxed and natural. I feel blessed that we found him and were so lucky he was available cannot rate Hanel any higher, you stole my heart with your amazing shots.”

Hasna A.

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