Weddings

Yang Lu Photography

Santa Clara, CA View map
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3,800 Most Popular Price

Yang Lu Photography is a professional wedding photography service based in Santa Clara, California. Yang Lu, the owner of the company, is dedicated to the creation of captivating imagery for couples, allowing them to relive their magical nuptials. He will make it a priority to get to know each client on a personal basis, developing a genuine understanding of their dream vision.

Experience

Yang has established a strong reputation within the photography industry in San Francisco, building a loyal clientele base through his natural approach. He has been capturing special moments professionally for more than five years, documenting the love shared between couples with precision. Yang will strive to secure his clients' trust, ensuring their complete comfort in front of the lens during each photoshoot.

Services Offered

Yang Lu Photography allows clients to avail of a wide spectrum of wedding photography services including wedding portraits, engagement shoots, and destination shoots. Yang will aim to create a seamless experience for each client, operating on a one-event-per-day policy and providing a second photographer. There is also an array of photography items on offer such as albums, canvas, matted prints, and proofs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3300

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3800

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs

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    Lisa T. Getting married on 12/10/2021
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    Engagement photoshoot

    We had booked with Yang months ago thinking we were going to do the wedding ceremony at the end of 2021, but then the second lockdown happened.

    Even though our wedding date isn’t set, we still wanted to move forward with an engagement session in the springtime.

    It was a beautiful, sunny, but VERY chilly afternoon in SF. My hair didn’t favor the wind either haha. Despite how chilly it was, we had SO MUCH FUN during the photoshoot.

    Yang was very easy to work with! He would give us a couple of pointers before each shot which really helped since it was our first professional photoshoot. The photos came out amazing and very natural. We’re looking forward to working with Yang when we do have the wedding ceremony!
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    Sherrie Married on 08/28/2021
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    Wonderful experience with a talented photographer

    It was wonderful working with Yang over the past year or so on our wedding journey. We spoke with him in late 2019 and with all the chaos of 2020 we didn't get to work together until 2021. He came with us to our City Hall ceremony and our wedding up in Tahoe!

    Yang's photography stands out on its own from both a technical and artistic perspective (obviously). As someone who has studied photography, I was very particular in choosing a photographer who had an innate sense of composition, framing, geometry, proportion, and balance -- almost architectural in its core. Yang has that natural "eye", and could help capture our wedding vision (which was modern/clean with a touch of romantic). Every shot was perfect. Besides being personally obsessed with his photos, our families and friends absolutely raved about him after I sent his pictures.

    City Hall:
    - Yang gave us a lot of great tips on what to expect which was very comforting before our big day.
    - He clearly knew his way around SF City Hall and took us to the most beautiful nooks and crannies.
    - In the areas where there were more people, he navigated the crowds so that it seemed like we were the only ones there!
    - Yang also took us to several other beautiful locations throughout the city. He was super patient, which I appreciated especially as my dress was huge and cumbersome.

    Lake Tahoe:
    - Yang was diligent in setting up check-in Zoom meetings to go over timelines, etc, which was super helpful
    - The timing of our wedding was during the Caldor Fire, so while our venue up in North Lake Tahoe was open, there was a lot of back-and-forth with our venue and vendors whether or not we would postpone or cancel the event. Yang was responsive to all of our texts and was so supportive in whatever decision we made. As a couple going through such a stressful time (wildfire/smoke, COVID, other life events), working with a photographer with a positive and warm attitude was beyond anything we could ask for.
    - The venue location itself was tricky - it's a ski lodge on top of a mountain, and guests need to take 1 gondola and 1 chair lift to get to the venue. We wanted photos of us on the chairlift and despite the odd angles, etc, Yang made it happen!
    - The terrain of the venue was tricky too, but post-ceremony, Yang and our videographer hiked the steep slopes of the Sierra Nevada to get some shots of us in the gorgeous wildflower blossoms.
    - Yang also photographed stunning photos of us at the Lake before our rehearsal dinner and during the dinner itself!

    What made Yang stand out was his professionalism and the way he made us feel when we were taking photos. We felt so comfortable and at ease, and while Yang took the lead in getting us to the perfect spots and angles, there were lots of times when the three of us (Yang, my husband, and I) would bounce around ideas on where and what wanted to shoot. It never felt contrived, like our photographer was 'stealing us away' -- on the contrary, it felt like we were taking photos with a trusted friend. It made our wedding experience so much fun and we felt like we could be creative, silly, and let our guard down (which is not the easiest during a high stress time with COVID/wildfires).

    Thank you Yang for the amazing photos and for working with us. You are such a cool person (on top of being an awesome photographer). Thank you for being on this long journey with us -- we're really glad that we met and got to know you. We hope to have the pleasure of working with you again :)
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    Krista C. Married on 06/12/2021
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    Absolutely the best!

    Let’s start with the most important part: book Yang for your wedding. Right this second. He was so incredibly wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. In the beginning Yang makes sure to really get to know you and what you are looking for. He scheduled a face-to-face conference call with us just as we were beginning to review his services to introduce himself and help answer all of our questions. We knew we wanted to work with Yang based on the quality of his photos and portfolios, but to connect with someone personally and see how kind, thoughtful, and professional he is really sealed the deal for us! I’m not sure if this is something most wedding vendors/photographers do, but Yang was the only vendor we had who made an effort for these very personable meetings, and they were so helpful and appreciated. As we moved through the process, we even met up in person once (pre-pandemic) to sign our contracts and make sure all our questions/planning needs were moving along.

    A few months before our wedding date, we realized we needed to postpone our event due to COVID, as so many experienced last year. We are so thankful that all of our vendors were so understanding. Yang was actually the first to reach out to us to ask how we were feeling, and to make sure he stayed in the loop about how we planned to move forward. Fast forward a year later and Yang stuck with us to our rescheduled event. We had one last video conference check-in to run through the game plan for the day, but through it all we felt so at ease in Yang’s hands. His attention to detail and organization throughout our conversations left us feeling so solid about the photos for our day.

    We ended up with about 75 guests at our wedding at a large outdoor ranch venue in Livermore. Yang worked so incredibly hard for us as a single shooter for our wedding day, and captured every moment! It was a hot day with a lot of ground to cover, but Yang quickly familiarized himself with the venue and set up spaces for our wedding party and first look shots. I imagine trying to direct groups of family and friends on a wedding day is somewhat like herding cats (at least that’s how I felt at times!) but Yang kept the day so fun and easy going, all while helping us keep to a timeline and ensuring everyone had tips on the best ways to pose.

    Throughout the wedding, Yang snuck us away from the crowds a few times to get some really unique shots in various places around the venue. The pictures from these are some of my favorites, and during the wedding felt extra special to have a moment with each other as newlyweds, and to soak in all the magic going on around us. Even before we received the full photos, our friends and family raved about how wonderful Yang was on the wedding day. We’ve had several people comment on how impressed they were at his techniques to ensure he got the important shots (again, he was a solo photographer for our day!). For example, when looking back through the photos my husband and I were surprised to see how close in Yang got to the exchange of rings or during our first dance. We even wondered if he brought a bigger lens to get that close-up shot from afar because we didn’t even notice him! Yang got in where he needed to for the best photos from the most important moments, and then was out of sight! His stealthy moves captured such wonderful memories for us, and all the while we were oblivious and just in the moment of the day.

    We were not expecting them so quickly, but Yang turned around our photos two weeks after our event, and shared many sneak peek pictures along the way on his Instagram. He even made us a video slideshow with our first dance song after one week to tide us over. It was such a thoughtful touch!

    Bottom line, Yang has our highest recommendation. Go book him now before he books up!! Thank you for everything, Yang!

    Yang Lu Photography's reply:

    Wow thank you SO much, Krista! I very much enjoyed working with you and Andrew. You two are such a loving and beautiful couple. It was my honor to photograph your wedding.

    I love hearing your feedback and I am very excited to hear that what I do is appreciated.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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