The Photographer

Boston wedding photographer Shang Chen specializes in capturing colorful, personal, intimate, and timeless engagement and wedding photographs. Having been trained since young in photojournalism and portrait photography, Shang combines an eye for capturing true, candid emotions as well as a vision for inspiring artistry. Her work has been praised for its tasteful ability to focus on the soul and personality of each subject. No two weddings are alike, and Shang invests a keen interest into truly understanding her clients’ visions and dreams, and translating those into a masterful execution.
A wedding commission with Shang is more than just about the photography. Shang provides a comprehensive experience, from the moment she meets you to hear about your engagement story, to the conclusion when you receive your photos in hand. Her professional demeanor is honest and true to her open nature. With a warm and entrepreneurial spirit, Shang has delighted guests by dancing with her camera on the reception floor, and charmed families with her sensitivity to the importance of loving relationships. She is honored to be able to do what she loves, every day.

I believe that everyone is beautiful because they are loved. Come meet me and see for yourself.

Shang. Pronounced like “Shung”. I create photographs that are full of color, energy, and personality. I am a storytelling artist who will help you relive those precious moments. My photography is a mix of photojournalistic moments and beautiful and creative portraits. My aesthetic is modern – I love buildings with interesting architecture, clean and forward-thinking design, and beautiful, flattering light. I moved to New York City to be with the love of my life. I mainly work on Sundays. My focus is on wedding and lifestyle photography.

Just like your wedding, you want your photography to be an unforgettable experience

I’m not a photographer for everyone. I’m a photographer for people who pursue their deepest passions, laugh out loud, travel the world, give hugs, and believe in love. I don’t trust people who don’t like to smile. I put in over-the-top attention and service, because you deserve it. I become your friend, so that your photos become a genuine portrayal of what matters the most. I believe that the most beautiful photographs are of moments, not things.

Accolades from others

My photography has had the honor of being published in many well-known national wedding magazines and blogs, but the greatest praise I can have is the happiness of my clients. Read more raving reviews of my wedding photography work at Yelp!

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A note to overseas and international clients

I am based locally in NYC. For those visiting the wonderful city of NYC, I have had a lot of experience in photographing international clients. Please note that while I am ethnically Chinese, I photograph in a modern, American style with an emphasis on natural emotions and expressions with natural lighting. I do not photograph in the pose-heavy style that is common in mainland China.

And some random things…

1. In a different life, I’d probably be the sassy frontwoman of an alternative rock band while wearing fuschia heels and leather wristbands

2. I eat A LOT! I am a huge foodie. I’m a sucker for $1 oyster nights and most salty foods. I do not like chocolate, coffee, or tea.

3. Jetsetting is my joie de vivre. My favorite trips so far include New ZealandBarcelona, IstanbulSwitzerland/France, and Japan

4. I really, really believe in the power of love

Are you ready to learn about how I can be your photographer? Just click here and tell me about yourself!

Photographs courtesy of Kat Hanafin, Ashley Stelzer, Karman Lee, Amie Fedora, Kyle Peng, and Tammy Hui