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  • Welcome to the website of wedding photographer Saavedra Photography (formerly known as Shang Chen Photography) Enjoy your stay, I'm glad to have you visit! I photograph couples who love life, each other, and express it through genuine, energetic personalities.

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One headshot, a million possibilities

In this digital age, people are increasingly using LinkedIn and other social media networks to recruit talent. Some people will choose not to have a headshot at all, others will use personal photographs. I really believe in the power of a headshot to convey the personality and characteristics you wish to present to the world.

Learn more about my headshots here and contact me to book!

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Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only

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Japan Honeymoon (5 of 5) | The Art of Spirits

R and I have now been married a little over a year, that means I’ve been in NYC for more than a year as well. How time flies! With him, I feel fearless. He’s my best friend for life. Here’s a photo from Briana Moore Photography taken earlier this year in Central Park. I love you, see you very soon.

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Anyway, it’s a long time coming, but the last of our Japan honeymoon photos! First up is the shrine I’d been dreaming to photograph – a shrine on the famous Miyajima island off of Hiroshima

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More shrines in Tokyo

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Meiji shrine in Tokyo

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A shrine in Kamakura

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Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto. One of Japan’s most famous shrines lined with thousands of torii

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Toshugu and Futarasan shrines in Nikko

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Don’t miss these related blog posts and links

0. Shang’s Japan Travel Guide (Google Doc) 

1. Japan Honeymoon (1 of 5) | The Art of War

2. Japan Honeymoon (2 of 5) | The Art of Peace

3. Japan Honeymoon (3 of 5) | The Art of Specialization

4. Japan Honeymoon (4 of 5) | The Art of Rain

5. Japan Honeymoon (5 of 5) | The Art of Spirits

Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only

enjoyed this blog? make me smile and follow me on Facebook

Japan Honeymoon (4 of 5) | The Art of Rain

I can’t say that I liked rain on my honeymoon, but it’s a very big part of the climate and is the reason why the country is so beautiful. Many of the most beautiful images you see here are from my time at the Toshugu shrine in the city of Nikko, which was one of my favorite day trips of my honeymoon

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And we end each day with the blow drying of our shoes =)NYC photographer Saavedra Photography blowdrying clothes Japan Honeymoon (4 of 5) | The Art of Rain

Don’t miss these related blog posts and links

0. Shang’s Japan Travel Guide (Google Doc) 

1. Japan Honeymoon (1 of 5) | The Art of War

2. Japan Honeymoon (2 of 5) | The Art of Peace

3. Japan Honeymoon (3 of 5) | The Art of Specialization

4. Japan Honeymoon (4 of 5) | The Art of Rain

5. Japan Honeymoon (5 of 5) | The Art of Spirits

Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only

enjoyed this blog? make me smile and follow me on Facebook