My style is what I call emotional creative journalism. I focus on capturing emotions first since I want you to remember how you felt when you see your images.
Secondly, I try to give you images that you can't see with your eyes and give you artistic and creative images. I aim for clean and professional looking images to give to you
My focus is in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, but also love to travel for:
Events / Birthdays / Corporate Parties / Baptisms / Baby Showers / Mitzvahs
Weddings / Elopements / Marriage Proposals / Civil Ceremony
Family / Maternity / Newborn
Couples / Engagement Shoots / Anniversary Photos
Portraits / Headshots / LinkedIn / Dating
Boudoir / Glamour Sessions
Ian was a great photographer for our holiday party - super professional, took great pictures, and got us edited and complete photos in record time. I'd recommend him to anyone, we're super happy with him.
Response from Ian Chin Photography:
Thanks SO MUCH for the kind words Ryan! It was great meeting you and working with you and your team at your company holiday party. It seems the party was a success with the décor (step and repeat logo backdrop) and entertainment. Hopefully we will get to work together again in the coming year :)
I am very happy that we used Ian as our photographer at our son's wedding reception. Ian is very easy to work with and the quality of his photos is excellent. He's already spent a lot of time going through the gallery with me and instant-photo-shopping several photos. I highly recommend him!
Ian did a great job! Great pictures and provided them in a very timely manner.
I will hire him for another event.
From first contact to final product, I had an excellent experience with Ian. I am grateful that Ian came to photograph our daughter's four year old birthday party. He beautifully captured many lovely moments and created some of my favorite portraits of our friends and family. He is a consummate professional and artist. I would love to work with him again in the future.
Thank Ian for sharing Anthony's birthday with us!!!. Looking forward to call you in the future for more activities. Great work and prompt delivery as well.
I decided at the last minute to hire a photographer for my daughter's 1-yr old birthday party and didn't know where to look. I happened to stumble upon this site and entered my desired date and time. Ian responded very professionally and included all the information I needed including cost and what would be included. I appreciated this as I didn't have the time to sit on the phone and discuss all the details.
I was super pleased with all the pictures!!! He was able to catch great candid moments as well as all the decor. I am so happy to have "found" Ian =)
Ian is very friendly and helpful. I contact him a couple weeks ago for holding a photo booth for our corp party. His response was quick and nice. We process very smooth and make the deal pretty quick.
During the event, he help us around 2.5 hours and takes 200+ photos for our guests. The quality of photos are great and everyone enjoy them.
He even send us the photo preview before we download the photos, which is excellent.
My name is Ian, 33, and I've been shooting since 15, professionally for 6.5 years! I absolutely love the art of photography, which is why I shoot most anything - Weddings, Events, Couples, Families, Sports, and Boudoir.
Born and raised in SF, I am available all across the Bay Area, and beyond!
I pride myself in my desire to be the best, or at the very least give my best to every gig. My late Papa first introduced me to photography many years ago, and it helps me reconnect to my early days of learning, and the support and love he showed me while I developed the craft...so it's not just a job for me, it's a passion, formed from love. Hopefully, I get to share that love with you...
My style for couples and weddings specifically is creativity and uniqueness above pretty and clean. Yes, I shoot pretty, but I pride myself in giving you images that you cannot see with your eyes, utilizing various forms of lighting, angles, and composition.
I've trained with the world's best in the wedding industry (Chrisman Studios) and in the lighting industry (Playboy) to always challenge myself to become a better photographer, not settling for complacency, in order to give my Clients the best they deserve.
I shoot large corporate VIP events and small intimate events alike, so please reach out to me for your next gig and allow me to share my passion with you!
Additional Booking Notes
Canon 5D mark III
580 EX II speedlight
550 EX II speedlight
Calumet Travelite 750r strobe
Softbox, Beauty Dish, Snoot, Ringflash, and Striplight modifiers
Past Booked Events
|February 24, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Grand Opening|
|December 06, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 02, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Surprise|
|November 21, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|October 17, 2017 • 9:00am - 5:30pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|August 19, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 29, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 15, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 27, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 24, 2016 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 23, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 11, 2016||Reunion|
|February 20, 2015||Corporate Event|