We're very passionate about providing the best quality photography and client experience to every single one of our couples. Together, we’ll make sure all of your questions are answered, every scenario is thoughtfully prepared for, and your special day goes off without a hitch – exactly how you imagined it.
...excited to plan such an important day in the lives of yourself and your future spouse, but also the other emotions you might be feeling- maybe overwhelmed, unsure, nervous, stressed?
Maybe you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of wedding photographers out there, and you’re not sure which one to choose.
Maybe you’re worried about picking a wedding photographer that won’t take amazing images, might not offer incredible customer service, or one that might be unprofessional or not even show up!
You’re likely also incredibly busy with your normal day to day life along with planning for your wedding, and you don’t want to spend forever finding your perfect wedding photographer.
We can only imagine how you’re feeling right now...
Our mission is to ensure that when your wedding day comes to a close, that you feel without a doubt, choosing us to be your wedding photographers was one of the best decisions you made in wedding planning, & that you’re thrilled with your photos & the service we provided.
Let US help guide you through this exciting new season in your life.
* May be slight exaggeration
Times WE'VE caught Grandma making moves on the dance floor
WEDDINGS WE'VE MISSED OR BEEN LATE TO
DIFFERENt CULTURES AND FAITHS DOCUMENTED
Years SOLELY CAPTURING WEDDINGS
Weddings WE'VE PHOTOGRAPHED
I love going out for Korean BBQ or just a casual In-N-Out Burger. But if it’s a special occasion, then I put complete trust in my wife’s decision, who is the expert foodie in the relationship!
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday or special occasion splurges?
Unfortunately we don’t have any, much to my wife’s disappointment.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.
As a wedding photographer my working day usually ends at around midnight or 1AM, and there’s nothing better than getting a Double-double at In-N-Out Burger and catching up on the latest LA Clippers basketball game on DVR.
What’s your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?
Ideally something in travel, whether that be a travel photographer or tour guide, or inspiring young minds in business, entrepreneurship and learning about financial responsibilities.
If you weren’t in your current profession, what would you do instead?
Travel photography, backpacking in the great outdoors, and continuing my online education efforts to help other wedding photographers establish their own businesses.
What are your favorite extracurricular activities?
Always think about what you can do for the other person and maintain the mindset that you are the lucky one in the relationship.
What’s your favorite marriage advice?
I would still love to be photographing weddings, but also leading a team of associate photographers and continuing to teach and inspire others to pursue their wedding photography career.
I would also love to do work in the developing world inspiring young minds in entrepreneurship. Lastly and most importantly, I’d like to be raising a family with my wife.
What would you like to be doing in 5 years’ time?
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” —Thomas Jefferson. It’s just one of those quotes that I heard when I was young and has always resonated with me.
What's your favorite quote?
“The Count of Monte Cristo” (the 2002 movie re-make of the Alexander Dumas novel). Even though my wife and I have never watched it together, there are so many aspects that we connect on and have little insider jokes about.
What’s your favorite book/movie/work of art?
Passionate, dependable, and personable.
What are 3 words that describe your personality?
To create more time! Even during the most carefully planned weddings that run according to schedule, I always wish for more time to capture each and every moment.
I would also sometimes love to be able to telepathically communicate with others throughout the day, especially when it comes to wearing their emotions on their sleeve.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?
So many things! But if I had to choose just one, it would be how diverse and beautiful the world really is. As a wedding photographer, I’ve been exposed to so many different ways that love can be expressed, drawing on unique cultural and customs, as well as personal rituals and family legacies.
It’s a privilege to bear witness to such diversity in not only Southern California, but also all around the world.
What have weddings taught you?
For me it’s not so much about the location of the wedding or the lavishness of the details that have been selected, but it’s about the one-of-a-kind moments that happen between the couple and their family and friends.
I love when couples wear their emotions on their sleeves and being a part of those unplanned, candid moments that make each and every wedding unique.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
In December 2010 I flew out to Rajasthan for my first multi-day wedding in India which was a whirlwind of new challenges, inspirational moments, and cultural awareness.
By the final day I was physically exhausted and a little run down, but while preparing for the Baraat ceremony (when the groom is greeted by the bride’s family), I turned around to see an elephant standing right in front of me, ready to escort the groom in.
It was such an unexpected situation to be in, and combined with the sights, sounds, and smells that infused the street around me, it was definitely one of those wedding photography moments I’ll never forget.
Tell us about a favorite, unusual or very interesting moment at a wedding
As strange is it might sound, I think that my obsession with basketball and watching the NBA has been a huge influence on my work.
I love all the action and drama, the decisive moments that happen in a split second, and the expressions on the players and coaches faces, and a lot of that translates into what I love about wedding photography! Travel also inspires my work as it constantly offers new settings, cultures, and people to capture.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?
I think the best advice would be to never underestimate just how much time it can take to plan a wedding. So start early, hire a professional wedding coordinator, and (most importantly) when things get overwhelming, don’t forget why you are getting married and having a wedding in the first place.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?
When I got started in wedding photography in the Summer of 2007, I had no experience in the field, but there was something about how clients reacted to images and what they meant to them that I thought was really special.
I wanted to do something meaningful, while also being able to express myself creatively as a storyteller and satisfy my curiosity in cultural and religious differences, and I think wedding photography gave me the opportunity in all of those areas.
What drew you to this field and how did you get started?
I think in general there is a misconception that wedding photographers just switch the camera on and it’s a simple click of the shutter to come away with captivating and emotional images. But in reality it takes careful organization, adequate time allocation and raw emotions from our couples for photographers to capture all those beautiful details, creative portraits, and candid moments.
What are the common misconceptions about your services?
I’m not only incredibly passionate about my wedding photography work, offering the best service possible and creating the highest quality images for my clients, but also getting to know them and their story.
From the moment they contact me, I take the time to really understand their relationship and what is important to them, then translate this into the images I capture on their special day.
Why should someone hire you?
“Aevitas” translates from Latin as “the time of existence” or “immortality” and I liked how that resonated with marriage and the relationship between my clients. I also wanted my company name to have a worldly feel to it, which is how I ended up with Aevitas Weddings.
Tell us about your company name.
Artistic, compelling, dynamic.
What 3 words best describe your work?
Andrea & John-Ray
September 8th, 2018
"After seeing the beautiful work that Henry and his team did at my best friend's wedding, my husband and I didn't have to look any further!"
Judy & Ajay
September 1st, 2018
"Choosing Henry and Aevitas was the SINGLE BEST decision we made in this entire process and I would recommend him without any hesitation to my closest family and friends."
Van & Trevin
August 25th, 2018
"Without a doubt, we would recommend Henry to anyone looking for their next wedding photographer! The quality of work is beyond amazing. Thanks Henry and Aevitas Weddings!"
Kim & Ben
September 7th, 2018
"Henry was amazing! I am an event manager in San Francisco and have worked with tons of photographers and I can honestly say that Henry surpassed all of my expectations."