PEARLINA + ASORA
Ivan and Monica saved our wedding day(s)! They were the only vendor that kept their word and went WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND! Words cannot convey our gratitude.
They were professional, punctual, personable, and FUN! We did the engagement photo session and 2 different wedding ceremonies over 3 weeks time period. My husband is extremely shy and they made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. The engagement session was a delight and so easy going. We love the photos, which we used at our sign in tables. They even brought us refreshments to go along with their great sense of humor! They answered all our questions and gave advice in every area that we were lost. The locations they chose were perfect! There were so many last minute chnges and they were always extremely curteous. Unfortunately on our wedding day, many of our other vendors did not do their part. Ivan and Monica saved me, the bride from tears. We had so many unexpected problems and Ivan and Monica, without being asked literally helped save my wedding day!!! They helped find out why certain things werent getting done, when I couldnt. They came and comforted me when I was getting frustrated. They coordinated the cake being brought out for the cutting ceremony (because our venue was short staffed), and they even helped move the cake and clear the table. It was an amazing and heartwarming task after task…
Needless to say, the photos are absolutely breathtaking! We love them and couldnt have ask for more memorable pictures. We would give them the highest possible reccommendation to anyone. We look forward to using them again and again. On top of everything… they are even affordable!!!
Thank you Ivan and Monica for literally being the most positive, helpful, and enjoyable people on our wedding day. WE LOVE YOU IVAN CHEN PHOTOGRAPHY!!!!!! 6 STARS!!!
ROSALBA + CHRIS
When I was planning my wedding I researched a lot of vendors looking for just the right team. Ivan was the first photographer I met with and I just knew he and Monica would be perfect. Ivan is easy to get along with and professional. He always replied to my texts and emails in a timely manner and even helped me out with my wedding day schedule. Ivan and Monica shot our engagement pictures and even threw in some family shots with our kids. I have received countless compliments on both my engagement pictures as well as my wedding pictures, their work speaks for itself. I could not have chosen anyone better.
My husband and I look forward to working with Ivan and Monica again.
HELEN + JOE
We had originally only wanted a photographer for our engagement photos since we were getting married in Costa Rica. We were planning on getting a local photographer in Costa Rica, BUT after talking with Ivan we were hooked on having him and his fiance Monica (2nd photographer) come with us to Costa Rica to shoot our wedding. The first time we had all met, they were super nice and really tried to get to know us. They did not pressure us at all into anything which is great!
We actually happen to fly out on the same flight and gotten a chance to get to know both Ivan and Monica before our wedding day, which was great! They are such a cute and lovely couple! While in Costa Rica, we actually had a day where we spent on a catamaran and had invited Ivan and Monica out. They were so awesome and had took great pictures on that trip.
During the day of the wedding, and with the high humidity in Costa Rica, both Ivan and Monica showed up dressed professionally and went straight to work. The pictures turned out excellent and we love them!
We can’t thank them enough for capturing memories that will last a lifetime!
CLARISSA + TRAVIS
As a photographer myself, I knew that whoever we hired for our wedding would have to be exceptionally skilled and someone I could trust handing over the camera to. When Ivan and I spoke for the first time, I asked him everything from what kind of packages he offered to what kind of equipment he shot with. He was extremely kind answering all my questions and was actually delighted to be speaking to a fellow photographer. His knowledge and openness about his photographic process put me completely at ease; I felt instantly comfortable with him shooting our wedding. He was very open to working with my strong ideas of what I wanted photographically and stylistically for our engagement shoot and ultimately our wedding. Though he’d never shot (that I know of) on a boat, we shot our entire engagement session on a sailboat while at sea, which goes to show how adaptable and proficient he and his second shooter, Monica, are. Pre-wedding day Ivan helped me create a photographic schedule that helped us stay on time and get in almost all of the must-get photos and many more. On the wedding day, they arrived promptly,looked sharp, worked well with our wedding coordinator, and toured the venue to locate the positions they would ultimately shoot from to capture the moments best. At our beach reception, the clouds rolled in and the lighting dramatically changed however both Ivan and Monica were prepared with all equipment (and knowledge) they needed to still shoot beautifully. It is truly a remarkable photographer that can make the images turn out even when the conditions changed. They even hiked through sand and jumped some waves with us to get the shots I really wanted. Additionally it was very easy to contact Ivan via phone call, text, and email. When my venue required me to submit proof of my vendor’s insurance, Ivan was more than happy to help and send his to me. We received the engagement and wedding photos about three weeks after we shot them-very promptly. Overall we were extremely pleased with Ivan and Monica’s work and extremely blessed to have had them as our photographers. I’d highly recommend Ivan Chen Photography!
SARAH + ALAN
Ivan and Monica did a fabulous job for our wedding. He is reasonably priced and provided above and beyond service. Ivan and Monica are so personable, kind and accommodating. We had a large wedding party and then made everything work and we got all the shots we needed for our wedding. The shots are amazing and cannot have asked for better pictures. We loved working with the two of them and have already recommended them to several of our friends. Wonderful! Wonderful! They made the wedding planning process so easy in regards to photos. I could have asked for a better wedding photographer for our wedding.
What a blessing these two were to Mike and I on our Big Day. Not only this but our engagement photos turned out phenomenal as well! We wanted to spend a little more on our photographer but they were so worth it. Ivan knows exactly what he is doing and makes the day of calm and worry free. They are a great team and provide such a beautiful recap of such a special day. Could not say thank you enough to these two, they are so great!
My husband and I were so lucky to have Ivan as our Wedding Photographer. My husband met him by chance at a golf course! They started talking and Ivan offered his card since he knew my husband and I were getting married. I talked with Ivan for about an hour. He was not pressuring me at all and was willing to work with me on the price! Ivan and his girlfriend Monica are both part of Ivan’s photography company. We had both at our engagement shoot and our wedding day. My husband and I were both so comfortable in working with each of them! Our pictures turned out amazing and beautiful! This is a memory that you will have with you forever and I am so happy we chose Ivan Chen Photography! I recommend them with my highest ratings! We found them by chance but I feel extremely lucky to have had them as my photographers!! In the future, I plan on calling Ivan Chen Photography when our family grows!!
SEKI + DAVE
After much search and debate over the perfect photographer for our big day, my husband and I are so relieved that we picked the very best one! We searched in Texas and neighboring states for a photographer that would make our engagement shoot exactly what we wanted, and were lucky to find Ivan and Monica. They took the time to capture the perfect moments in meaningful locations, even though it meant traveling to opposite sides of town in beautiful L.A. Needless to say our engagement shoot was a big success, but once we received our photos (in no time at all!) we were convinced…we HAD to have them at our Texas wedding!
Ivan and Monica were not only wonderful during our big day, they made sure to help us with tips throughout the planning stages. From wardrobe tips to scheduling, they were available for all of our questions!
I will forever be thankful for their professionalism and courtesy in one of the hottest summers our city has seen! In 106 degree weather, Ivan was able to keep his cool (and ours!) and produce the most wonderful memories of our special day.
Now with a baby on the way, we will absolutely be flying them out for family photos and every other important event in our lives!