As a husband and wife team married for almost 14 years, we know communication and respect lay the foundation for a great relationship. That foundation applies for all of our relationships.
I am candid, communicative and caring. My goal always is to ensure you are heard and that you are comfortable throughout the process. In my portfolio you can see each couple's genuine happiness and comfort in their body language. It takes a lot to create the environment of trust. The rave reviews from my couples afterward show you how much they care about me in return. This environment of trust builds from the beginning and I honestly attract the kindest brides and grooms that allow me to create consistently strong images with heart in order to tell their story.
My path here is a bit different than most. I have a background in engineering and accounting/auditing. Like every good Asian daughter, I wanted to make my parents happy. With my first paycheck I bought a camera. I was instantly addicted to capturing life's details and observing people's interactions. When I moved from Toronto to Boston, I found myself without a job but with a fresh start. I got my first gig off Craigslist (crazy!) and have been fully booked ever since. The family that had booked me on Craigslist still keeps in touch with me to this day and I've photographed them quite a few times since. I've been featured in numerous publications both online and in print. 8+ years later, you've stumbled onto my page.
My awesome partner's story is a bit less dramatic. We met in engineering school and have been inseparable ever since. He still works in microprocessor design for his full-time job, but is my rock when I need him for weddings. He's my best friend and my forever travel buddy. We never take ourselves too seriously and we love discovering new places and new foods. We travel for sights and scents. We love architecture and design, natural wonders and San Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants. Click to see some of our travel photos from the past 5 years.
wedding photo: TH Jackson Huang | Ikonica
FAVE MOVIES: The mummy, jurassic park, the crazies
fave movies: Aliens, Terminator, The Rock, Mad max fury road, 28 days later, The Crazies......
From the beginning, I have always believed in being upfront and transparent in everything that I do. I want you to walk away with your heart full and your mind relaxed knowing that there won't be a sales pitch after the fact to up-sell products. We all live busy lives and making decisions is an added stress. I wouldn't want you to have regrets about not being able to purchase all that you wanted. If you book with me, I don't hold anything back. You will always receive high-resolution digital files in my packages. If you desire an album, wall art, fine-art prints, I am here for you and will provide those services.
Back when I was researching my own wedding photographer, I wanted someone to capture the day to the fullest and in the most beautiful way. I searched for someone that was upfront with pricing and provided digital files as a keepsake. This lead to my decision to implement the same all-inclusive package when I started my photography business.
Part of my process of hiring someone included wanting to see consistency. My wedding photographer kept his brides up to date with new wedding sets showcasing real brides on real wedding days. Every week I saw new work, which in turn showed me his dedication to each one of his brides, no matter her budget. This was extremely important to me and helped me build trust.
When designing my business I knew I wanted to be as forthcoming as well. I want to show it all. I want to show how I capture each unique couple. I want to show all weddings so that future couples could see themselves choosing to spend their special day with me. I want to show every type of face, every body shape and ever soul that walks in front of my lens. I do not cherry pick what goes on my social media platforms.
The model release grants me usage of your images that I feel represent my brand the best without restrictions (I do not post nude photos unless specifically granted permission). So if you are the type of person that doesn't like a scrunched up nose when smiling, or squinted eyes when you're belly laughing, then I may not be the photographer for you. I want true emotions and expressions, in whatever form that may be. 'Perfection' as defined by a magazine is overrated.
My constantly updating portfolio will show other couples how I can make every person beautiful, natural and every wedding stunning. Your model release helps me achieve that. I charge a nominal $400 flat fee ($150 for packages < $1500, for destination weddings $800) which amounts to less than $0.75 per image if I cannot share your images. This is more symbolic than anything else. I understand that some people are private, and I don't want to penalize them exorbitantly. I am only telling you my "why".
I hope this helps shed some light on why I feel so strongly about the subject of a model release and my all-inclusive structure. As an artist, it's not about me, but what I bring out in others. Every couple deserves to be celebrated and treated equally. Help me show love in all its forms.
- Anna and ron
Honestly, Bella Wang is a UNICORN!! The photos are just so creative and beautiful! Some of our favourite photos are of an ordinary background but Bella just frames it into something magical. We loved how she played with light and shade and just made us look so extra amazing (like a Wong Kar Wai movie, and we are not photogenic!). I also appreciated that she helps ‘edit’ our poses (reminding us to stand a little straighter, roll our shoulders back, chins up, etc). I can really see a difference in the output of the photos when I compare this to our wedding photos overseas and that really matters when you spend so much energy and your wedding budget that something little like this really enhances how the photos look. In saying that, the candid photos are also really beautiful too! On top of that, we were just so incredibly lucky that Bella and Ed are also the nicest people to work with, they are flexible and spontaneous (our wedding was in the winter, we wanted ‘urban’ photos in Chinatown which is usually crowded and chaotic but you can’t tell by looking at the photos!!). They were super patient as we took welcome photos with all our 200+ guests! Bella is also super prompt with her delivery dates and very responsive to emails. This was our second wedding with much less formalities (no ceremony, no wedding party) since we already had our first wedding overseas but the photos just gave our second wedding so much of its own unique character. We were going for a 1920s Shanghai vibe with a modern twist and she just really nailed the brief! Bella is one of a kind photographer and we honestly can’t say enough about how amazing she is! We’re so happy with our photos!!
- Holly and frankie
I highly recommend Bella! I had met her about 7 years ago at a first birthday party and liked her work but words can't express how amazing she is now. 7 years later she did my wedding and her photos left me speechless. We have so many amazing photos that we can relive for years to come. Bella captured every detail of our special day. Her pictures are absolutely stunning and I've had a few people ask if some are magazine covers because they look too good to be true. I couldn't have asked for anything more and I'm so grateful for Bella and making our day so wonderful. Thank you!
- patrick and kerri
Bella photographed both our engagement and wedding. We would recommend her for any type of project without hesitation. Her photos are incredible - she has a natural talent for finding unique angles and really knows how to use light to create the right atmosphere for a given photo. She suggested most of the locations and poses we used in our photos, and our favorites are ones we never could have thought up on our own. She also seems like she could work with a wide range of personalities, from more traditional (or boring) customers like ourselves to people who like wackier or more theatrical photos
- liz + Devin
When we got engaged in early 2017, we did not waste a minute before contacting Bella! Planning a wedding from NJ was difficult but Bella made it so easy. We knew immediately upon meeting her that we wanted to hire her for our wedding day. On your wedding day you definitely want a team of photographers that you feel totally comfortable around as you spend basically the whole day with them! Bella and her husband were amazing. Not only were our photos stunning but they made us feel comfortable being ourselves, which allows for the most natural photos. I would gladly work with Bella again when we start a family someday!
- amanda + Charlie
Bella helped make our wedding perfect and memorable, and also helped us have the most beautiful engagement photos. They are photos we’re going to have for the rest of our life, and we could not have asked for someone to do a better job. She was affordable, extremely professional, and went above and beyond what we expected. I highly recommend Bella, and we will be going back to her for any baby/family photos we get taken in the future!
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