Testimonials-Feature

We’ve been lucky to work with some amazing clients and nothing makes us happier than hearing that they love the photos that we create together. It’s extremely important to us that we are on the same page with you, so it’s a two way process when it comes to finding a photographer or videographer. Once the decision is made, we draw from our experiences to ensure that every step of the way is as easy and as seamless as possible for you. Hearing the thoughtful feedback from our clients makes it’s all worth it. You can also read our reviews on Yelp.

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“We photographed our engagement session at a baseball stadium since it’s meaningful locale in our relationship. Even though it was Kien’s first time shooting there and we had limited time, his efficiency, clear directions and creativity allowed us to make the most of the setting. We ended up with one of a kind photos from several locations (with outfit changes!) in very little time.”

                                                                                    – JR & Kara

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“We could not have made a better choice than choosing Kien for our engagement and wedding photography. Every step of the way, he went above and beyond to capture the most unique, sweet, funny, and memorable images. He is interesting, creative, and intelligent, and at the same time, incredibly responsive and responsible, which made working with him easy AND fun. He knows what he is doing and he has a lot of energy! Kien clearly loves his job and tries to bring something different to every couple I loved that he wasn’t afraid to try new things. He has a clear vision and point of view in his work, but always worked with us to make sure we were happy. Kien is a true professional that we truly recommend to any couple looking for something a bit different.”

                                                                                    – Ann & Jason

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“Jason and I traveled to San Francisco from Pittsburgh to elope because San Francisco! I heard of Kien from a friend who had rave reviews for him, so I immediately wanted to book him. He worked with me and my crazy schedule as we kept in touch over email and talked about the kind of look I wanted for our photos. He had great ideas and understood the feeling I wanted for the photos. He made both of us feel comfortable so we could both enjoy the day! The time with Kien flew by so quickly. Jason and I both love the photos so much and we had a wonderful time on our wedding day with Kien.”

                                                                                    – Clare & Jason

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“Kien was there for us every step of the way, both artistically and professionally. Through online chat sessions, he helped to turn our vague requests into a solid game plan. Even though Yuki had lived in San Francisco before, neither of us knew about the amazing spots in the city that Kien recommended. On the day of, the composure with which Kien conducted his work kept us at ease, and made it very easy for even myself to smile naturally at the camera. The dedication that Kien puts into his professional and unquestionably fantastic artistic talent clearly show in his work. Each of his photos came out like a beautiful piece of artwork, simply timeless. It has been such a pleasure for us to have Kien on our very special day, thanks a lot!”

                                                                                    – Ko & Yuki

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“We found Kien through one of his amazing travel videos. We were impressed by his adventurous spirit and the uniqueness of his photos. It was a perfect fit, since we met rock climbing. Kien really understood us and our style. Also, he is very professional. The night before the wedding he went through a play-by-play of our wedding day to make sure we were on the same page about photo opportunities. The day of the wedding, Kien was able to manage photos ops and portraits seamlessly despite all the chaos. Without much “posing” at our request, we ended up with wonderful photos and memories of our wedding day! Many thanks to Kien for being the best wedding photographer we could ask for.”

                                                                                    – Alicia & Jason

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“Kien’s artistic eye was obvious from the beginning of our engagement session, as he would notice a flower plant or a bench against a brick wall long the way and ask us to do a few unplanned shots. He gave great direction and we both felt extremely comfortable, which came out in our pictures. He also brought out our individual personalities. On our wedding day, we had a garden ceremony and Kien had great suggestions for photos I would never have thought of, like having bride and bridesmaids climb through the bushes to get an amazing shot of us amongst the flowers. During the reception, he blended in with our friends and family and really became a part of the party, which definitely showed in our photos. He was able to capture the little details that would not have been appreciated by someone standing on the sidelines.”

                                                                                    – Stacy & Tushar

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“We had Kien do our wedding day photographs, which came out amazing, but he was also an incredible help when it came to day of schedule and timing logistics that was essential for the day to run smoothly. He expertly guided us through natural movements and genuine gazes and smiles. He soothed and encouraged uncomfortable bridesmaids and fussy uncles throughout the family portrait sessions. We would highly recommend Kien for any professional photographs. His sheer talent and ease of clarity for direction were absolutely amazing.”

                                                                                    – Lydia & Raj

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“Kien was hands down one of the best decision we made for our wedding. We couldn’t have been any more happy about how our photos turned out. He was able to capture the energy and all the love we felt that day so beautifully.

I think what makes Kien so special is that he is honestly such a fun person! Our wedding entourage (15 people deep) LOVED and ADORED him. He made taking pictures so much fun. Not only did he make our entourage comfortable, but he made all our guests feel that way too. Weeks after the wedding, my mother said, “Kien is so cool.” What a great compliment. He is a memorable person to work with because he is able to be behind the scenes and do his work but also feel like a part of the party.

As a bride, you wish that any photos taken of you and your groom will turn out beautiful. His presence and eye allowed me to totally trust him and sure enough, our pictures turned out magical.”

                                                                                    – Stephanie & Ren

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“Kien did an amazing job on our wedding. I wanted to find someone that would capture the emotion of the day, not just staged shots. He did such a beautiful job with the journalistic style I was looking for. From spending extra time with us on the engagement shoot, to truly going out of his way to get to know us, it felt like we got extra attention every step of the way. He even climbed up a redwood to get a great angle for a shot! I would work with Kien again in a heartbeat and tell all my friends to hire him. I love the pictures from our day and the perfect album he put together for us.”

                                                                                    – Kira & Pete

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“My fiancé and I found Kien online and absolutely fell in love with his work. We could not have imagined our wedding photos turning out any more beautifully. Kien works extremely well with all types of people, capturing the perfect, non-setup moment in the most gorgeous, artistic, and unobtrusive way. He is nothing but a complete professional who has an amazing eye for detail. Not only did we absolutely love the pictures that he took of our wedding, but my husband, our family and friends adored Kien. I cannot recommend him enough. He has an amazing talent for wedding photography. I promise that anyone who decides to use him for their wedding or special event photography will not be let down.”

                                                                                    – Courtney & Thang

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“We were and still are so happy with our choice to have Kien and Katrina, capture our wedding! We were looking for a photographer that could capture this special day in a natural, journalistic style. He has such a great, impeccable eye for the color, lighting, and details that we were looking for in wedding photography. We wanted a photographer that was not just there to stage us, but also to capture all the laughs, the hugs, the fun, the tears, and those little moments that are unique to our day – and even the ones that we missed! 

Simply put, Kien is professional and fun! Despite how busy he is during his travel or the different time zones, he was prompt in responding to my emails. We received our photos back less than 30 days after the wedding. Kien was great at putting me and my husband at ease during our shoots and helped us stick close to our wedding day timeline, so that we had time to enjoy it all with our family and friends. If we had to choose a photographer for another shoot in the future, we will definitely choose him.”

                                                                                    – Sherry & Stephen