Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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San Francisco Wedding Photographer Ian Chin, of California
Photo by: 
Togi Photo
2850+ (USD)

Ian Chin

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Years ago, Papa presented me with one of his spare cameras to play with. Eventually, I learned that photography was much more than simply pointing and clicking. Starting out with a Pentax Honeywell film camera, I learned what proper exposure and composition were through many many discarded photos. Even as I inevitably created garbage, Papa would always encourage me by picking up my photos at the store or buying me more film and better equipment. All those years I didn't want to just throw myself out there as a "photographer" until I was sure I knew what I was doing. Photographing family and friends' events, working as a nightclub photographer, and getting the right gear has all been necessities along the way. A wonderful support system pushed me to better myself in it.

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer with a focus on moments, with a kick of humor and creativity! I hope to give you images that are unique and don't look like anyone else's, and to capture beautiful moments that don't look too posed :D

8 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

38 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

10 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles

The WPJA proudly recognizes Ian Chin as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.

1 'At Work' Photos

The following photos are of Ian Chin at work.