Weddings by Hanel (pronounced like Chanel without a c) is a wedding photo & video studio creatively blending artistic photojournalism with beautiful portraiture. Their philosophy for photographing weddings is based on their belief that the most important part of their job is telling your story as beautifully as the story itself. Everything else is secondary. Their mission is to deliver photos and films that'll let you relieve the moments you'll remember and show you all of the moments you won't be able to be a part of due to the busy schedule of the day. That's why they call themselves artists and storytellers.
With hundreds of weddings under their belts, Hanel and his team have been a part of weddings of all colors, sizes, and locations. Their destination weddings have taken them to some incredible locations, including Hawaii, Korea, and Aruba.
Weddings by Hanel offers photography and videography services that include:
44 Reviews for Weddings by Hanel
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Caitlin · Married on 11/22/2019
Unparalleled Wedding Photographer
I without question would recommend Weddings by Hanel to every Bride & Groom. Hanel was an absolute pleasure to work with from the moment we met him- He is extremely professional while still being warm and kind in a way that sets you at ease and makes you excited and comfortable in the present moment. Hanel will capture your wedding in ways that you would never imagine. Hanel’s photography literally creates your wedding into a work of art and we are so thankful we chose him to capture our special day. Choosing Hanel to do our wedding photography was probably one of the easiest wedding decisions we made. From the moment we met with him we felt at ease and excited to have him capture our day. The package we chose included an engagement shoot. We had never done a photo-shoot before and definitely had never worked one on one with a professional photographer so to say we were nervous is an understatement. The engagement shoot was our first time truly experiencing how talented Hanel is and we were beyond blown away by his ability to make us feel comfortable and enjoy the moment as a couple. Hanel effortlessly directed us from where we should lay our hands, how to stand and to where we should look to create that perfectly romantic shot. When our wedding came a year later I was confident and excited that Hanel was the one capturing our special day. Hanel was everything we'd ever hoped for and more in the photographer capturing our day. Hanel was able to snap the most gorgeous and unique photos that made our hearts swell when we saw our gallery. I also must say his ability to work in different environments is quite amazing. My bridal party and myself were running 4 hours behind and in November that means little to no natural light and that gave me such anxiety but Hanel was able to capture BEAUTIFUL pictures using his techniques, team and years of experience. We’ve gotten and continue to get numerous compliments from our bridal party, family and friends about how on point Hanel’s direction was as well as his level of professionalism. Hanel is able to use the surrounding venue/space to create unique pictures that will make your jaw drop. Our venue was the Palace at Somerset Park and there are many cookie cutter pictures that all couples take there but Hanel has such a unique eye that even the staff at the Palace was impressed by his ability to capture moments differently and better than large wedding photography companies. If I was nervous or concerned leading up to the wedding I was able to easily contact him directly and express my concerns and every single time Hanel would respond in a timely manner with great suggestions and words of comfort. If you’re engaged and looking for a photographer please take the time to check out Weddings By Hanel. You will not be disappointed.Sent on 06/28/2020
Chris Cho · Getting married on 04/09/2021
Thank You Hanel
Wedding 9/28/19:Sent on 11/24/2019
We first worked with Hanel for an engagement shoot and quickly discovered Hanel's ability to make us feel always at ease and relaxed during our shots with his professional and cheerful personality. He always knew exactly how to direct us before each picture down to each little detail and did so with a down-to-earth and respectful attitude. Working with Hanel during the photos felt like a perfect fit, and when we saw the finished photos, we immediately knew that he would be our guy for our wedding day.
He has a great ability to understand our personal preferences and to capture those elements in any surrounding. His knowledge of lighting and artistic elements are evident in the final product and you know that you will be getting unique and professional results.
We just received our wedding day photos and were blown away by how great they are. It will be a challenge to pick the few photos we want to include in our album!
We found Hanel through family friends and we will surely recommend him to all our friends and family.
Thank you Hanel for some amazing photos and for going above and beyond our expectations!
Serenity N · Getting married on 02/10/2021
Excellent and professional videographers
Hanel and his team were professional, experienced, and great to work with. We used their videography services for our wedding in October 2019 and are very pleased with the results. Adam, our videographer for the day, went above and beyond to capture footage from multiple angles. Hanel put together a lovely highlight reel that really captured the joy of the day. Throughout the process, Hanel was easy to get in touch with, made sure everything was discussed in advance so the actual day went smoothly, and followed up at appropriate times. We got a package that included full footage from both the ceremony and the reception, and we are looking forward to revisiting our wedding day for many years to come! I would highly recommend Weddings by Hanel for your wedding videography (and photography) needs!Sent on 02/21/2020
Hanel Choi is not only a skilled photographer but a great person to work with. He is calm and professional and will not interfere with your day. His amazing portfolio should speak for itself. I highly recommend Hanel to photograph your wedding.