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Led by Henry Chen, the photographer to capture your big day, Aevitas Weddings will tell the story of your wedding day by photographing the moments, portraits, and details through a unique, stylish blend of light, composition, and emotions. We are based out of Los Angeles, California but are available to travel anywhere in the world to be there for you on your special day.

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During our consultation, we found Henry to be very professional & engaging. He had an entire Powerpoint set up & gave us a presentation of his services. I could tell he was very organized, methodical, and thorough, and he definitely put time into preparing for our meeting. When you’re dealing with the chaos that is wedding planning, these things matter. What’s great about Henry is that he gives you the whole package – professionalism and talent! He was flexible with his services and was able to slightly alter a package deal to better suit our needs. He was just a joy to work with.

Since getting engaged, every vendor/family member/friend that we talked to wanted to know colors and dresses and flowers and locations and bla bla bla. Logistics. Henry was different. The first thing he asked us when we sat down, before the business talk started, was how did you meet? What attracted you to each other? He wanted to know us. By knowing us, he could do his job better. That touched us and we realized it wasn’t just about our business or getting a deposit out of us. He recognizes that yeah a wedding is a business transaction but more so, a MARRIAGE was happening. LOVE was happening. And that mattered to him.

Leading up to the wedding, Henry was so on top of everything. He’s absolutely a Type A personality so no detail went unnoticed. He’s amazing at getting back with emails (even when he’s out of the country) and I never felt like my incessant emails were bothersome to him. For being so young, he’s profoundly professional and runs a great business.

As far as the wedding day itself, he was such a gem. He kept us on track time-wise, recognized when we needed rescuing from our guests, and really went above and beyond. Overall, choosing Henry really was the best wedding decision we made throughout the wedding planning process. All the work a couple puts into wedding planning can be lost without a great photographer to capture it. Henry will not disappoint!

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I wish I could call up every single couple that is looking for a photographer and recommend Henry. From the get-go, Henry would respond within a day, usually within and hour, to my emails, and was always so positive, patient, and helpful!

He helped us set up a timeline for the wedding day photos to make sure that the day went smoothly and perfectly, which it did! I’ve never had professional photos taken, and Henry and his amazingly sweet and funny wife Charlene (who is also his second shooter!) made my now-husband and I, and our giant families, feel comfortable and happy during the entire day.

And, of course, the photos turned out beyond breathtaking, but don’t take my word for it, go look at his blog! We’re Rebecca and Aaron on 12-21-14 :). His work absolutely speaks for itself and you’d be making a mistake not to have Henry as a part of the most important day of your new life together :).

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Henry Chen FAR exceeded both mine and my husband’s expectations for a photographer for our engagement photos as well as the most special day of our life…our wedding day. Henry was fun, professional, outgoing, kind, caring, a TRUE master at his craft, and the list goes on and on. I have nothing but 5+ STARS for Henry (and his wife) in every area for capturing some of the most special moments of our lives so far.

If you’re looking for a photographer to capture memories and moments that will last a LIFETIME, look no farther…Henry is the ONE! Henry – thank you for everything that you’ve done and STILL continue to do…our wedding has come and gone, but our photos are forever, and we continue to look back on them with massive smiles and happiness. THANK YOU!

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Choosing a wedding photographer was extremely important to us. It was the first thing we looked into the minute after we chose our date and our venue. I live in the Bay Area (Nor Cal) and without a doubt, the San Francisco Bay Area has some talented photographers. We came across a lot of great work but one evening, we stumbled upon Henry Chen’s website. His style and his portfolio immediately captured our attention and we knew we had to inquire further.

During our first phone call, we discovered that Henry had just finished up a wedding shoot at our venue in Carmel Valley. What are the chances? It was like bells were ringing and the sun was shining down. The answer was clear – Henry was the one! During our skype consultation, we realized that for such an incredibly talented artist, Henry was very humble. He was kind, very passionate about his work, and overall a very positive person. It was an easy decision and we hired Henry right away.

For our wedding day, Henry and Charlene were bright and early and were ready to get right to work. Henry did an excellent job working on capturing the wedding details while the girls and I got ready. He worked so well with our other vendors and was very flexible and accommodating but still maintained to stay on schedule to ensure we captured everything. Charlene was such a sweetheart and just as talented; and together, they couldn’t be a more perfect team. It was without a doubt, a decision made right to hire these two.

Having Henry and Charlene as our wedding photographers – to capture the intimate moments of our wedding day, to capture the story and the emotions behind it all was very special and we were honored to have them a part of our story. THANK YOU HENRY AND CHARLENE! There’s no need to look any further – Henry is the best! :)

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I can’t tell you enough how much we loved Henry Chen. I wanted to make sure I booked a photographer right after we got engaged because a good photographer was so important to me. I found him online and booked him based upon his professionalism through email and of course his online portfolio. This could have gone very wrong for us but he ended up living up to everything I could have hoped for.

He helped us set up a timeline for the day. Him and his wife were on time and helped us stay on our timeline. He found amazing places to take pictures at our venue and was open to my ideas. About a week before the wedding I wanted to add more hours and we was very accommodating with that as well. We got the pictures back in a very reasonable time frame and they were everything we wanted. I definitely recommend Henry Chen!

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When it came time to planning our wedding, my husband and I agreed that our wedding photography would be one of the most important things for us. In comes Henry – we could not have asked for a more perfect photographer to capture our wedding.

When we first met with Henry, we knew immediately that he was THE photographer for us. His pictures were absolutely stunning and his artistic style was extremely detailed and vibrant. Each of his photos make you feel like you are reliving your wedding all over again!

Henry is also extremely professional and was a true pleasure to work with. He was probably our favorite wedding vendor! I HIGHLY recommend Henry for anyone looking to have stunning photographs that will create lasting memories. My husband and I cannot wait to work with him again on future photo sessions :).

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How did I not write a review for Henry and his awesome services yet?!?!

When my fiancé and I were planning our wedding, we both agreed that the top priority regarding our wedding day was going to be photography, and boy, did we hit it out of the park with Henry! During our initial meeting with Henry, my fiancé and I were absolutely amazed with his wedding portfolio. Henry’s work is truly the definition of “photojournalistic”.

We both loved how Henry was able to capture all of the raw moments that comes with a wedding day, and best of all, how Henry’s photos depicts a story of how the day unfold. Henry has a great eye for capturing all of his couples in the best light and posing them so that their best features are highlighted.

As all brides will soon find out, planning a wedding can be quite stressful at times. But having Henry as your photographer greatly helped eased that stressed. I loved the fact that Henry was always prompt with all of his emails, and I should also point out that, while I knew that Henry was really busy with other clients, I never felt left out or neglected.

Fast forward a few weeks after our wedding day, and we already have all of our wedding pictures! Our family and friends could not stop complementing how wonderful our pictures are. Our wedding day was pretty long (14 hours) and throughout the entire time, Henry consistently gave it his 100%. Never once did I not see Henry smiling and capturing every little detail from our wedding day.

My fiancé and I are so thrilled with our pictures! Choosing Henry as our photographer was one of the best decision we made and now we have absolutely beautiful pictures to remember our special day. Thank you Henry for your AMAZING work! If we had to do it all over again, we would choose Henry as our photographer in a heartbeat!

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HENRY IS AMAZING! Seriously, he is worth every penny! After your wedding all you have are your photos to help you remember your amazing day and you want every detail and moment captured, which you will get with Henry. Henry did our engagement shoot earlier this year and he and his wife (2nd photographer) shot our wedding in October and they were awesome.

I swear every time that I thought to myself “I want a photo of this moment” Henry would be there snapping away and I wouldn’t have to say a thing. Henry and his wife were everywhere during the wedding, but they were very discrete and allowed moments to happen while they captured them, which is essential to a great photographer.

Henry is so kind, easy going, and incredibly hard working. For our engagement shoot, he was laying on his stomach in the sand and then moments later was getting soaked by crashing waves because he wanted to make sure we got the perfect shots, and boy did we.

Thank you so much Henry for capturing our special day!

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Henry has become more than a wedding photographer for me and my family. He has done the pictures for 2 of our weddings and we consider him and his talented wife Charlene friends. Henry’s attention to the details in each moment show through not only in his incredible work ethic but also his professionalism and his amazing pictures.

I know that there is never a moment missed with Henry behind the lense. He did our engagement pictures in March 2014 and was wonderful, there were so many great pictures that we couldn’t possibly ever narrow down a favorite. I would highly recommend (and do repeatedly) Henry to everyone. He is simply amazing. A joy.

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We booked Henry as our wedding photographer and from day one, he was the most organized, thoughtful, and responsive member of our wedding team. His emails and phone calls are always professional and timely…something you don’t take for granted when dealing with a slew of headache inducing wedding vendors. In the days leading up to our wedding there was plenty to stress about, but the one thing we could relax on was photography because Henry exudes the confidence and know how to set your mind at ease. While initially hesitant about spending additional funds on an engagement session, dealing with Henry was so easy, we went ahead and booked him for that too.

Don’t let Henry’s calm and quiet demeanor fool you either. The day of a wedding can be hectic and getting the photos you want can be tricky with so many personalities to navigate. Henry expertly orchestrates his photos, putting people where they need to be quickly and efficiently when the need dictates it. He does all this, while somehow being nearly invisible. Both my bride and I, as well as the guests, were amazed at how unobtrusive he was while still capturing every moment. Still more amazing, if I wanted a quick photo of me and a guest, he managed to pop out of the ether at a moment’s notice to capture it.

Of all the superlatives we can say about Henry as our photographer, I think the most positive is that he really cares about his work. Henry even spent extra time beyond our contracted amount at our engagement session and our wedding to make sure he captured the images he wants. Henry also follows up consistently both before and after the job is complete to ensure you are happy. Unlike most wedding vendors, work on the photographs goes beyond the day of, and Henry’s care and work ethic carries on throughout.

I give Henry my strongest recommendation of 5 stars in every category…something I can’t say about any of my other vendors. You will not regret working with him.


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A beautiful Antiochian Orthodox ceremony, followed by some portraits right in front of the alter. #weddingportraits #brideandgroom #orthodox #antiochian #churchwedding #losangelesweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #alter #aevitasweddings #palestinian

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Dramatic uplighting and pin lighting on the floral centerpieces at Signature Banquet Hall for Christina and Constantine's wedding reception. #weddingdetails #centerpieces #floral #pinlighting #uplighting #signaturebanquethall #reception #granadahillsweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings #palestinian #middleeasternwedding

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What a great way to kick off 2016 weddings with @xtinaa__ and Constantine's spectacular celebration this past weekend, highlighted by lots of dancing and singing at the reception! #weddingmoments #brideandgroom #signaturebanquethall #middleeasternwedding #palestinian #liveband #granadahillsweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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So thrilled the weather was in our favor yesterday and it didn't rain. Shamila and Ali flew out from Toronto to spend the New Year in LA. A blast meeting and working with them! #esession #engagementsession #santamonicaweddingphotographer #santamonicabeach #sunset #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings #colorful #love

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Last shoot and post of 2015...Misha and Asad's epic e-session all around Downtown and West LA from earlier this week. Happy New Year everyone! #esession #engagementsession #downtownla #dwp #skyline #chic #walking #losangelesweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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We had the pleasure and honor of capturing a surprise proposal last week. Congrats Misha and Asad, looking forward to your e-session tomorrow and wedding next November! #proposal #surprise #venicecanals #losangelesweddingphotographer #brideandgroom #relaxedportraits #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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These are the moments we live for, the reason we love working with brides and grooms like Sarah here. A really sweet and emotional first look with her amazing dad. #weddingmoments #brideanddad #emotional #tears #firstlook #palihouse #santamonicaweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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Tiato Bar Garden and Venue in Santa Monica beautifully lit for Sarah and Bobby's outdoor evening reception. #weddingdetails #reception #tablesetting #tiato #outdoorwedding #beautiful #santamonicaweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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An amazing group of bridal party members for Sarah and Bobby's wedding earlier this month! #weddingportraits #bridalparty #palihouse #brideandgroom #chic #weddingparty #santamonicaweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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Perfect way to end a weekend engagement session...a kiss at Malibu Creek State Park right around sunset time. Looking forward to Aliza and Adam's wedding in less than two months! #esession #engagementsession #elmatadorbeach #malibuweddingphotographer #kiss #sunset #goldenhour #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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Pleasure meeting and photographing Christine and Joe! Love how they incorporated a picnic-theme e-session with all sorts of yummy props into their shoot. #esession #engagementsession #malibucreekstatepark #calabasasweddingphotographer #picnic #props #fields #mountains #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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So much fun and love working with Lindsay and Austin on their e-session. Incorporating a bit of an industrial feel in front of a garage door at the Performing Arts Center. #esession #engagementsession #segerstrom #industrial #love #fun #costamesaweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #aevitasweddings

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