most frequently asked questions

01.  do i get digital files?

all of my packages come with digital files and print releases. i believe that these images were created for you so you should do with them as you please. make an album, gift your parents some prints, and make some wall art that's super dramatic on your walls. final images are provided in high-resolution JPEG format and without watermarks. your images are selected from the best expressions, most flattering angles and throughout the moments of your day.

I do not provide raw images that are unedited because i take pride in curating your story and processing your images after taking the photo with a final image in mind. i do not provide an unfinished product.


I live and work in my tiny apartment in davis square, somerville (just outside boston), but i am available and willing to travel. i've photographed weddings in california, the netherlands, dominican republic, mexico and canada. i also find myself all over new england for weddings, especially in maine, new hampshire and rhode island. (travel fees apply)


we are a husband and wife team, and my husband acts as my second photographer during key moments such as the first look, ceremony and during candids at portrait time if I don't need his help with lighting. 100% of the images you see on my website are photographed by either myself or my husband. Having him by my side makes my job so much easier, so he never leaves my side. he grabs things out of the frame when they are in the background messing up your photos, handles my off-camera lighting for night and reception photos, and just is a sounding board for new and creative ideas i might have. if you need a second photographer, reach out and i usually can help you adjust your schedule so you can save that money for another aspect of your big day, or just save for another time. 


i have a $1 million liability policy. i backup my images as soon as i get home onto my computer. i am also running backblaze constantly to back up my image files to the cloud. i do a secondary copy offsite to ensure you have physical redundancy of your wedding images. all of my cameras are dual slot cameras, meaning that i shoot files onto two cards so even if there is a card corruption, i have a backup card with your images.


don't worry. I get it. Everyone thinks they're super awkward in front of the camera, but my style of photography isn't boring and posed where you're waiting for the photo to be taken. I interact constantly with you guys and talk through it, always coaching you if you need and adjusting things so you look your best. All you have to do is relax, and trust me. read the reviews from my past clients and you know I'll take care of you.


your first look teasers will be uploaded onto social media within 48 hours of your wedding day. within 14 days, a gallery of 40 images will be uploaded to a password-protected gallery for you online so you can share with family and friends. when your images are done in about 8-10 weeks, your entire gallery will be uploaded and stay online for 4 years. you can email this gallery link to family + friends and they can order prints and download directly from this gallery. makes it easy so you don't have to order prints for everyone individually.


the overall style of how i would approach your wedding day is very documentary in nature. i do not like to interfere unless you want my opinion or help. it's your day and it is unique. my job is to capture those crazy moments; the unexpected tears, the funny reactions, the energetic dancing. the only time i will direct is during portrait time. during this time i will refine poses and choose locations to ensure you have the best lighting and your venue is truly showcased.

family photos are very important to me. before your wedding i will request a photo list that i highly recommend you talk to your parents about. i will request a photo helper from both your families to gather the necessary family members and friends so this segment of the portraits will go as smoothly and quickly as possible. 

my editing style is very natural, but an enhanced version of what you would see in real life. i don't believe in altering skin tones, or changing the colour of your bouquet you painstakingly curated. please look through my gallery to see samples of my work and make sure this is the style you want for your wedding day. 


my reviews can be found by googling bella wang photography on Google, the Knot, Wedding wire, Facebook and Yelp. my portfolio shows you what i can do in terms of photography. my reviews show you how much my couples love me and their experience.  i work hard to earn their love and trust.  don't take my word for it and do some digging.


i believe you should hire a photographer whose style you love and that feeling comes from your gut. once you have fallen in love with my work, learn about why other couples have loved me by reading my stellar reviews.  they go into details including how i always go above and beyond and will make you happy and comfortable to be yourself. i adjust poses so you will look your best and not have to worry about being awkward or have that unflattering posture. I will be there as your advocate on the wedding day to problem-solve, handle your family members and capture your day as you have always imaged and deserve. with over 8+ years of experience I know how to be at the right place at the right time.  my husband acts as my assistant so i can get those vibrant high-fashion dramatic photos, and also acts as my second shooter for another perspective during key parts of your day.  he's the best problem solver I've ever met and he always has my back.  I know how to make beautiful photos in a dark space, indoors, and during a rainstorm. your images will be outstanding no matter what is thrown my way. it's my job to adapt to your day and to your wants in order to give you the best wedding photos. with me, you don't have to stress. you're in good hands.


 I want to show what I can do for every person. Help me in my goal for equal representation. I do not cherry pick what goes on my social media platforms. I show everyone. YOUR MODEL RELEASE HELPS ME ACHIEVE THAT.  I charge a nominal flat fee 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.  

For more on this, please see my about page



fill out the contact form below to see if i'm available. i would love to know about your day, so please give me some details. weddings are secured by signing my online digital contracts and by sending me a non-refundable retainer to lock in your date. There is a strict no hold policy. Contracts and retainer are required to secure the date. There is no booking without an accepted contract + retainer received.


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bellawangportraits@gmail.com    •    617 249 3886    •    davis square, somerville ma 02144

- 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!!

one of a kind

- 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!

they look too good to be true

- 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

without hesitation

- 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!

comfortable being ourselves

- 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!

went above and beyond