Best Wedding Photographers in Northern California and San Francisco

Vivian Chen Photography




Vivian Chen is a wedding and portrait photographer and biophiliac based out of Oakland, California. Her clean and classic photography style allows for emotions and candid moments to speak for themselves. Determined to make her couples feel comfortable and at ease in front of the lens, Vivian knows when to direct and when to hang back and let things unfold naturally. Vivian is a seasoned professional since 2006, shooting over 200 weddings as well as working closely with many wedding industry professionals. Happily married, she remembers and understands the madness of wedding planning and will use her logistics-minded brain to figure out the perfect timeline for her couples. Vivian's photography work has been featured in multiple publications and is an Instagram Suggest User. When she's not shooting weddings, Vivian enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and photographing fine art landscapes. She hopes that her passion for nature can inspire others to "slow down & go outside." Her ideal wedding couple is down-to-earth with a sense of humor and a taste for adventure. Available in Northern California and always up to travel!


Why couples love Vivian Chen Photography

  • Ryan S.
  • Bodega Bay
  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Vivian did a fantastic job with our wedding. Vivian was a total professional and made everything feel easy. My wife feels like she has a hard time smiling for photos (especially many photos in a row). Vivian did a wonderful job bringing out natural ...    Read More

  • Jobina
  • Chateau de Ninis
  • Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

Where do I begin? Vivian photographed our September wedding in Sonoma and every picture is STUNNING! We love the portraits, but her candids is what really took things over the top. All of our guests look like they're glowing in her photos! She truly ...    Read More


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