"My husband and I discovered Dan Chern Photography through a friend of ours, who had worked with Dan as a second shooter for her wedding day. When looking through his portfolio, I was immediately drawn to his style of photography and editing, and appreciated his raw, candid and simple style. The photos were beautiful, seemingly effortless, and captured all kinds of emotion, which (in my non-professional opinion!) sets him apart from your average photographer. From the very start, Dan was incredibly helpful and patient as we described our vision and style, and throughout our time working together, his creativity, skill, and down-to-earth personality made it a very fun and enjoyable experience!  He is amazing to work with, and while neither my husband or myself have been in front of a camera much, Dan made us feel comfortable and relaxed the whole time! His assistant Jim, was also great and so easy to work with. We worked with Dan for both our engagement photo shoot in 2017 and our wedding day in 2018. We love our engagement photos, and to this day, continue to receive compliments on them from our friends and family. We are looking forward to seeing how our wedding photos turn out! We cannot recommend Dan Chern Photography enough, and are so appreciative and grateful to Dan for capturing such beautiful moments and photographs that will be framed and displayed for a lifetime!"
- Sarah & Bryce

"Dan delivered beautiful engagement and wedding day photos we'll cherish for a lifetime. He has a knack for capturing all the emotions when you get married: excitement, anticipation, joy, a little nervousness, and all the laughter. Each picture is raw, real, personal, and thanks to his amazing eye, GORGEOUS"
- Jeff & Kirstie

"My husband and I are overwhelmed with appreciation and gratitude for Dan Chern Photography! Dan photographed both our engagement shoot and wedding in 2017. His skill, creativity, patience, kindness and stellar personality made for memorable, intimate and FUN experiences and gorgeous end results. I first met Dan when he was the second shooter for my friend's wedding; for which I was a bridesmaid. He was so fun-loving on the day-of, and when her wedding photos came back, it was Dan's final work that caught my eye. Dan shoots and post-processes in a way that truly differentiates him from the average photographer (in my non-professional opinion!). That difference is exactly what I wanted for my own wedding photos at Nestldown in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which has become a very popular, highly-photographed venue. Just a few minutes into our engagement shoot, which we had at our home before we began major renovations, Dan already felt like an old friend. He has a way of helping people relax and feel comfortable in their own skin, despite the presence of a camera. Heading into our wedding a few months later, we had full confidence in his ability, expertise and professionalism. Our wedding photos take our breath away every time we pour over them. They are the perfect way to relive an amazing day that went by in a heartbeat! Nestldown has held a special place in my heart since childhood and Dan was able to capture our big day in a way that set it apart from other weddings at the same venue. I think I squealed in delight multiple times when we reviewed our wedding photos for the first time; they will continue to make us "ooh" and "ahh" well into our future together. From start to finish, Dan was a blessing to us and we will always consider him a friend. I would recommend Dan Chern Photography to my family, friends, colleagues... even strangers! Thank you, Dan!"
- Tim & Kelly

"Dan was amazing to work with! He listened to what we wanted on our special day which included certain photos at certain times of the day and making sure we had enough time from pictures to spend the day with our friends! Whereas most photographers gave us limits to how many hours we could book them for, Dan was so easy going about the schedule and made sure he was available any time and at all times! We were so grateful to have a wedding photographer that was easy to work with and who really captured the essence of us on our most special day. We loved our wedding pictures! His assistant, Jim, was also great and easy to get along with! I would recommend Dan Chern Photography to anyone thinking of a wedding photographer."
- Calvin & Elaine

"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Dan on our beautiful wedding day. He captured the most special moments between each other, our parents, and our loved ones. His editing style is simple and raw, a quality we love. My mom still mentions how sweet Dan was to her and how he made her feel so comfortable - if mom is impressed, must be good!"
- Matt & Carly

"We decided to ask Dan to shoot our wedding after seeing his beautiful portfolio online and he absolutely lived up to our expectations! He listened to what we wanted, was so patient with our guests and really made us feel comfortable while shooting (not an easy thing to do, we're both camera shy!).  Most importantly, the photos came out beautifully and we couldn't be happier with them.  We wanted to capture this day forever and Dan came through for us.  We can't recommend him enough!"
- Chris & Breann

"From the beginning, Dan made our wedding feel so personal and important. Despite the distance, Dan didn't hesitate to shoot our wedding in Michigan. He was so attentive in scheduling Skype meetings so we could share with him all the details of our wedding day. The entire process was so professional, and Dan made every effort to understand exactly what we wanted. On the day of, Dan was so efficient (despite the extremely hot and humid weather), capturing the most memorable moments. After we receive our wedding photos, we were brought back to our special day because of the raw emotions that Dan was able to capture. His work is flawless and he has the eye to capture the most intimate moments. His photos were so amazing that Cole Haan featured one of his photos on the brand's Instagram account. I would refer Dan to anyone without a doubt."
- Thien & Venus

"Everything was perfect. Dan was extremely helpful and understanding of every aspect of our wedding and what we wanted to capture. He was very detailed and organized, and I really appreciated the level of professionalism through his correspondences. had been following Dan's photography for quite some time (...even before I was engaged), and knew very early on that he would eventually be photographing my wedding! As a photographer myself, it was incredibly reassuring to be able to let go of the reigns because I felt confident in Dan's ability to capture and create some beautiful images. I knew that no matter what happened that day, the photos were going to turn out amazing, and we weren't let down at all! It's really difficult planning a wedding, but Dan kept things extremely simple. He was encouraging and willing to go the extra mile, or 2,300 miles (from Cali to Michigan) for us. He is truly talented and passionate about what he does. You won't be disappointed if you get to work with him!"
- Sean & Jeudi

"Dan was an incredible partner for our wedding experience. Easy to work with, clear communicator and able to see the vision of what he wants in the photos he takes, his work helped us preserve the most precious moments of our day. We would highly recommend Dan for any couples looking for a photographer!"
- David & Julie

"Dan was such a pleasure to work with for both our engagement shoot and during our wedding day. Right from the get go he made us feel very comfortable and was very attentive to what we were looking for. He is very accommodating and worked with us to find the perfect engagement shoot location as well as worked with us when we had to reschedule the shoot due to weather conditions. Dan has such a unique eye and we loved the artistic shots with a dash of dramatic effect. Dan is definitely one who can bear the responsibility of shooting your big day and we couldn't recommend him enough!"
- Justin & Joanna

"When we met up with Dan, right off the bat the mood was welcoming and very relaxed. It was our first photoshoot so we had no idea what to do. But Dan made it very easy to be in front of the camera. Here and there he’d give us some direction on how to pose, but most of the time he’d capture us in our natural state together. He was polite and positive throughout the entire shoot and would ask us questions to get to know us better. The editing process was super fast! We received our finished photos within a week’s time. And they look great. He captured some beautiful shots that were going to frame and display for a lifetime in our home. Thanks so much, Dan!"
- Visa & Amy

"Dan was referred to us by our friend Lizzy and we are so glad she did! His friendly and flexible demeanor paired with his expert eye results in both an enjoyable engagement shoot and impressive photos. We highly recommend him and can't wait to see what he does at the wedding!"
- Ivan & Ashley

"One of the best things about having Dan as our photographer was how he captured emotion with his pictures. Not poses, but real people. A few of my friends got married around the same time as I had, but their fiancé's had dreaded the long shooting sessions, and felt rigid, like they could not be themselves. Dan was great at making us feel at ease, so that we could enjoy our time and have confidence that he took the best shots of us, ever. Genuine, beautiful, we couldn't ask for more!"
- Bryant & Joyce

"We are so thankful for Dan and his willingness to shoot for our family many times.  We received many compliments on our family portraits (which were also our Christmas cards) and have loved our sessions with him, especially our kids. Don't let his young age fool you!  He's a very experienced photographer with much energy, passion, and an eye for beauty in unexpected places."
- John & Kathleen

"Dan was the first photographer I had take pictures of me. Coming in, I was nervous - I didn't know how to pose, what was my best angle, what to do with my hands... But he was so easy to warm up to. When I was at a loss of what to do, Dan would give me friendly directions from behind the camera to help. You can get a sense that he cares as much for the subject in front of the camera as he does for his craft. That, I believe is evident in his finished product. I have worked with Dan a few times after, as well as seen him grow as a photographer, and I can confidently say he only gets better and better. I have nothing but absolute trust and faith that he only puts out his best work."
-Nancy Nguyen

"Dan was an extremely accommodating and talented wedding photographer for my wife and I. We received an engagement and wedding day shoot for a very reasonable price.  For both the engagement and wedding day shoot Dan was very relaxed which made us feel comfortable and at ease. He was very responsive and direct in his communications, which for anyone planning a wedding, is extremely appreciated. We truly love all of our pictures! The look, feel and consistency made it so hard to pick our favorites.  The quality of the photos and value of the raw files he sent us are truly priceless and we can't thank him enough for his hard work and dedication to make our day even more special."
- Ryan & Jenny

"Dan helped me take some photos of my artwork, and it was such a great experience working with him. He has a very friendly personality and was quick to offer posing and staging suggestions, which really helped since I tend to be nervous on camera. I could tell that he was enthusiastic about capturing a photo that reflects the whole atmosphere, down to the subtle details. It was really interesting to watch him turn simple, everyday things like twigs and fallen leaves into art. After the shoot, I was also impressed that he was already importing photos to his phone so he could share some shots right away!"
- Elaine, Owl Ink Calligraphy & Design

"We had Dan as our photographer for engagement photos and for our wedding in Chicago. Dan was so flexible and willing to work with us within our budget and even fly from Cali to Chicago.  He is creative and was also open to our ideas and what we wanted.  We absolutely loved how Dan took us around town to different environments to get a variety of settings and shots for our E-photos.  We got so many compliments. And Dan captured so many great moments on our special day, especially on our dance floor.  He was also very punctual to get our photos to us. He was also so great about editing a couple hundred more photos upon request! In the midst of a crazy season of our lives, we are thankful that we chose Dan as our photographer."
- Cleve & Grace

"Dan had done a series of beautifully creative videos for our coffeehouses as well as product pictures and family pictures.  He's always been professional and extremely patient.  Dan's eye for detail, creativity, and composition are excellent. His ability to collaborate with our staff on certain projects generated great results and our staff has commented that Dan was fun to work with, super flexible, and very willing to incorporate their ideas. We would happily work with Dan again on future projects!"
- Lisa Bee - Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea