Danya Chen Photography

May + Paul | Garre Vineyard & Winery


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!

Maria Motonaga | Maternity Session


The two tied the knot two years ago and are now expecting their first baby at the start of 2019! As the two take a enter into the chapter of parenthood, and we were able to capture this special moment in their lives.

We can’t wait to welcome him in early January! 

May + Paul | Wedding Sneak Peek


Congratulations to May and Paul!

Michelle + Sunny | Sunol’s Casa Bella


Michelle and Sunny had been together for a full decade and they finally tied the knot! Their day started with a tribute to their cultures with a Chinese tea ceremony and Sunny wearing a sherwani. Their wedding ceremony took place at Sunol’s Casa Bella where the two made their vows and officially got married! The day is best described as classically beautiful–both the venue, but also the newlyweds. 

Congratulations Michelle and Sunny!


Venue: Sunol’s Casa Bella | Photography: Danya Chen Photography | Hair & Makeup: JC Bridal Boutique | bridal dress: BHLDN | bridesmaids dresses: Lulu’s | shoes: Betsy Johnson |



Sally + Kevin | San Mateo Marriott


Preparation with Sally and Kevin was probably my favorite part of the day! I met the two earlier this year at our hometown’s Starbucks where they told me all about their first impressions of one another, their dating life, and then what their engagement period has been like. Her first impression was that he looked nerdy; his was that she is gorgeous. The two found their way to one another and their wedding day was filled with emotions.

How can you not love these Badgley Mischka shoes???

The two became one at the San Mateo Marriott where all their closest family and friends witnessed the union.

His face! Pure love

Congratulations Sally and Kevin!

Venue: San Mateo Marriott | Photography: Danya Chen Photography | Hair and Makeup Artist: Lele Hair Makeup |  Rings: Kay Jewelers



Amaris & Joseph | Bridges Golf Club


He picked out her ring all on his own and when she saw it, it was perfect.

How can you not love this DOUGHNUT WALL??

What a sweet moment after his parents gave a toast!

The two choreographed an elaborate dance for their first dance together. Everyone enjoyed it so much! 

Congratulations Amaris and Joseph!


Venue: The Bridges Golf Club | Photography: Danya Chen Photography | Video: Rayne Films | Coordination: Cindy Chu | Hair: Amy Lee | Makeup: Esther Hii |  Florals: Graceful Garland Co. | Photo Booth: Night Owl Photo Booth | Rings: Shane Co. | Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal | Bride’s 2nd Dress: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dress: Weddington Way | Suits: Men’s Wearhouse | Bride’s Shoes: Nine West | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan


Konnie + Jesse | City Hall Wedding


If you’ve been following me on social media, you might have seen a few photos from my trip to Hawaii. While most of it was for fun and vacation, the real reason why my family and our friends took the time to go to Maui was actually for my oldest brother’s wedding! 

But before we headed to Hawaii, the three of us headed to the San Francisco City Hall to get their paperwork done and we thought why not take a few nice photos to document this time as well.

The two have been together for 12 years exactly on their (official Maui) wedding date, so if you do the math, they’ve been together since they were 16 and 17 years old. So if you really do the math, you’ll realize that they’ve been together since I was 12 years old!

You can imagine how much this meant to them that finally after 12 years of dating life, they’ve finally tied the knot… but their wedding day wasn’t just about them. During the 12 years, both families and friends have been waiting… and me, I’ve been waiting the longest.

When Konnie entered Jesse’s life, she also became a part of mine. She became the big sister I never had, and the one I’ve always dreamed of.

You see that smile on my brother’s face? I had the same one behind the camera.

Konnie, when you married my brother, you married sisterhood with me.

When the two started dating, their song was called Fairy Tale (Tong Hua, by Michael Wong) and their wedding was nothing short.

This is my life. I am #thirdwheel

Always and Forever



I love you two.

Sally + Kevin | Wedding Sneak Peek


Congratulations Sally & Kevin!



Sally + Kevin | SF City Hall



Tomorrow’s the day!