Danya Chen Photography

Jessica + Ryan | Engagement


When Jessica first reached out to me about her engagement and upcoming wedding I was so shocked! We actually met back in high school and lost contact during college, so to hear from her was sweet, but to also hear about her engagement was so surprising! Then I met Ryan and the two of them are so cute together. I can’t wait for their wedding next year!

Sally + Kevin | SF City Hall



Tomorrow’s the day! 

Sally + Kevin | SF City Hall Sneak Peek


We can’t help but swoon over Sally and Kevin’s City Hall session today! The two officially tie the knot next month in our own hometown, Union City (well, their reception will be here)! Kevin and I actually met many, many years ago when I was a little 7th grader and he was in high school. I was hanging out with his cousin and his mom asked him to drive me home afterwards. I honestly barely even remember this encounter and when he contacted me, all I could remember was how nerdy he was! Over ten years later, we meet again.

What a sweet, sunny day with these two! One more month to go! 

Michelle + Sunny | Engagement


To quote T-swizzy, “When you are missing someone, time seems to move slower, and when I’m falling in love with someone, time seems to be moving faster.” Michelle and Sunny have been head over heels for each other for over 10 years. Through the years they’ve seen each other transform and grow into the beautiful human beings they are now. It’s  clear to see how fast time flew for the two of them as they embarked on their travel adventures as well as the adventures of life.

3 more months until the wedding!



Michelle + Sunny | Engagement Sneak Peek


Maggie & Chuck | 33rd Anniversary


My story starts at my parents’ love story. As obvious as it is, I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my parents meeting each other and falling in love. 

Maggie and Chuck are my parents and they’re approaching their 33rd anniversary. 

I made my parents dress up and took them to a park they used to bring us kids to all the time–Central Park, Fremont. My mom and I were on the search for the wildflowers around the lake, which turned out to be a nice time strolling around a park we had not gone to since I was a kid. 

When I was a kid, I rarely ever saw my parents hold hands, kiss, or even hug one another. But now that us kids are older, my parents have been going on adventures together, road trips, and showing their affection to one another more openly. 

I guess it’s kinda cute. 😉


Congratulations to my parents, Maggie and Chuck!








“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss



Allison + Anthony | Engagement Session



Leila’s Cake Smash



Sara & Daniel | Wedding


Photographed for Stephanie Gan 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