Danya Chen Photography

Wei & Jerry | Engagement Session


So excited to share this special engagement session with y’all! Jerry and Wei were so much fun to photograph and our time together honestly felt like old friends coming together. In the start of our session, it was clear that they were nervous as they had never been professionally photographed before, but they soon settled in and I no longer needed to pose them! 

We can’t wait for Wei & Jerry’s wedding in June! Two months to go! 

Locations: Le Marais Bakery SF, Fell Street, and Lover’s Lane Presidio


Wei & Jerry | Sneak Peek Engagement Session


Spent the day in the city with Wei and Jerry strolling along the local streets and cafes, and ending our way in Presidio at Lover’s Lane. It was so romantic seeing the two love each other in each other’s embrace.



Jennifer + Nick | Engagement Session


When we were planning their engagement session, I asked Jennifer and Nick what kind of location would they have in mind. Jennifer didn’t skip a beat and brought up that they loved cliffs near the ocean. When Mori Point was suggested, they knew it was the location to go. We had so much fun getting to know each other and they were both such naturals!

Location: Mori Point, Pacifica, CA


Jacinda & Patrick | Wedding


shot for onelove photography 

angela + zihan | wedding


Location: Sunol Regional Wilderness, California

Kevin + Joanne | Hawaii Wedding


What can we say other than LOVE! First destination wedding down on the books and it was amazing! There’s a reason why Hawaii is one of the top destination wedding locations–that Hawaiian glow! I’m obsessed with the California sun and the golden hour it brings us, but Hawaii has shown me a whole other level!

Kevin and Joanne are such a sweet couple. With their family and close friends together celebrating their love–it was quite the sight to see.

You thought I was joking when I say I am in love with the Hawaiian glow?? My, oh, my, this newlywed portrait session was so romantic!


We look forward to coming back to Hawaii for more experiences like this one, but this first destination wedding is one we will never forget.



Ken + Connie | Wedding


congratulations ken and connie!



planning + design: blushing joy events | hmua: joyce zhou designs | florals: my wedding sense | dresses: dragon seed bridal | tux: the black tux | video: ttc studio | photobooth: one snap photobooth | second shooter: alex arias

Paul + Jane | Engagement Session


Paul and Jane met on the first day of their freshman year of high school and just like that, their love story began. Together, they went through the struggles of both high school and college (not to mention a long distance relationship!), growing and developing alongside each other, and now they are entering their young adult years together. Throughout all of the changes in their lives, the one consistent thing was their love for one another. 11 years later, they’re engaged and planning for their wedding in 2019! 

“No matter how confusing and frustrating life is, we have always been each other’s most supportive friend.”

“I’m hoping the rest of our lives can be a very long and beautiful journey.”

Joseph & Amaris | Engagement Session


Amaris and I lived together for her last year at San Jose State University, so this session takes a special place in my heart. During that time we got to know each other and I got to hear about her relationship with Joseph. To see them finally tying the knot makes me so excited as it seems like it was a long time coming.

Can you believe he chose that ring for her?

Congratulations Joseph and Amaris! I am so excited for what life throws at you two.

Location: Lovers Lane, San Francisco, CA

2017 Arias Family | Maternity Session





Deep Appreciation