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


Allison + Anthony | Engagement Session



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


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.”