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Herman Au Photography

Arcadia , CA
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420 Rolyn Place, #B
Arcadia, CA 91007 US (map)

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323-274-2175

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ABOUT US

Herman is a Southern California, Los Angeles based Wedding Photographer. He employs a true photojournalistic approach that captures genuine emotions blending it with his artistic... Read more
Herman is a Southern California, Los Angeles based Wedding Photographer. He employs a true photojournalistic approach that captures genuine emotions blending it with his artistic approach. With a professional photo retouching background, Herman personally enjoys very much working with beautiful vibrant colors. Each and every of assignment is treated with personal care and catered to each couple’s personal needs and preferences to ensure their wedding day goes smoothly.

Custom Packages available ranging from small budget to over-the-top full services with exquisite album designs and slide shows available.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I love what I do, and I always try to bring out the best out of my images. I constantly try to improve myself to find ways to improve my craft as you may find in the post-processing technique in my work.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I enjoy shooting under different lighting conditions and make the most out of it. A lot of times those challenging conditions actually help make really awesome images.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot fully digital with Nikon gears.
How many photographers do you work with?
I usually work with 1 assistant or by myself in smaller weddings. On larger events I work with 1 other photographer + assistant
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
My presence is guaranteed.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We do not do multiple events on the same day.
 It's quite common that we have two events over a weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Studio associate photographers and other professionals within the circle.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two Nikon full frame camera bodies with an array of professional grade lens, lighting gears, and backup equipment.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
I have redundant equipment in case of emergencies of malfunction
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Typically my packages cover the entire event.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
additional O/T shooting is rated at $250/hr, with processing charges included.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do not schedule breaks for myself during wedding days.
Do you charge for travel?
We welcome destination weddings - rates vary and we will provide a custom quote over the entire project.
 
 For locals - additional destination charges may be applicable if wedding is held over 100 miles away from studio.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
usually initial screening is ready within the first week. Online review for all pictures are usually available within 8-10 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Proofing will be done online via a password protected site and digital proofs will also be provided on a DVD.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
proofs are yours to keep, and you may make your own prints
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I do retain copyright for the images, but you are granted with printing rights.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes I do retain publication rights to the photos
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
I do provide digital copies to clients, and I strongly encourage them to make prints to be able to really experience the pictures in larger formats!
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes, images will be available for viewing on an online gallery, proofs and prints will also be offered online for friends & familes to order.
What kind of albums do you offer?
top-tier flush mount albums, linear bound albums, coffee table style books, and they're all hand designed and can be customized.
When will the client get the final album?
Typically albums are delivered in 6-8 weeks from the date the final draft is approved and sent to the printing lab.

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Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Herman has been the photographer for all of my friends' wedding. He has always done a fantastic job. He captures the right moments and the perfect expression.
Herman has been the photographer for all of my friends' wedding. He has always done a fantastic job. He captures the right Read more...
Herman has been the photographer for all of my friends' wedding. He has always done a fantastic job. He captures the right moments and the perfect expression. Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Herman was introduced to us by a friend. He was the first vendor we hired. We are very happy with his professionalism during the process, on the big day, and after the wedding. When we met with Herman for the first time in his office in Monrovia, we instantly loved his work. He specializes in candid shots that show the relationships of people he photographed. He is also great at capturing the amazing backdrop and landscapes. Our wedding was on the beach, and we fell in love with all of his beach wedding pictures. Our pictures also turned out absolutely beautiful. We are so happy with his work.

On the wedding day, Herman and his assistant arrived on time for the getting-ready shots. Herman made my bridal party and parents felt very comfortable like he was one of our friends. No one felt awkward that there were actually at least 2 cameras in the room. Herman was familiar with our venue and was perfect at guiding us through our "first look" pictures. These photos are some of my favorites from the wedding, which reminded me of how we felt at that exact moment when we saw each other for the first time :) While we were waiting for the ceremony to begin, Herman presented me a small pack of almonds from his camera bag. My bridal party wanted to make sure I wouldn't become hungry before all the festivities (which required a lot of energy!), and Herman was the only one who remembered and asked! I felt great after snacking on a couple of raw almonds before saying " I do!"

I would definitely recommend Herman as your wedding photographer, especially if you have a beautiful venue. He takes stunning pictures, incorporating the background perfectly and showing relationships & emotions. "A picture is worth a thousand words!"
Herman was introduced to us by a friend. He was the first vendor we hired. We are very happy with his professionalism Read more...
Herman was introduced to us by a friend. He was the first vendor we hired. We are very happy with his professionalism during the process, on the big day, and after the wedding. When we met with Herman for the first time in his office in Monrovia, we instantly loved his work. He specializes in candid shots that show the relationships of people he photographed. He is also great at capturing the amazing backdrop and landscapes. Our wedding was on the beach, and we fell in love with all of his beach wedding pictures. Our pictures also turned out absolutely beautiful. We are so happy with his work.

On the wedding day, Herman and his assistant arrived on time for the getting-ready shots. Herman made my bridal party and parents felt very comfortable like he was one of our friends. No one felt awkward that there were actually at least 2 cameras in the room. Herman was familiar with our venue and was perfect at guiding us through our "first look" pictures. These photos are some of my favorites from the wedding, which reminded me of how we felt at that exact moment when we saw each other for the first time :) While we were waiting for the ceremony to begin, Herman presented me a small pack of almonds from his camera bag. My bridal party wanted to make sure I wouldn't become hungry before all the festivities (which required a lot of energy!), and Herman was the only one who remembered and asked! I felt great after snacking on a couple of raw almonds before saying " I do!"

I would definitely recommend Herman as your wedding photographer, especially if you have a beautiful venue. He takes stunning pictures, incorporating the background perfectly and showing relationships & emotions. "A picture is worth a thousand words!" Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Herman was great throughout the whole process. He has been recommended to us by multiple friends. He was very professional and thorough. He is very easy to work with and he captures the best moments. I don't really like taking pictures but he made it so easy and natural. He customizes each session with each couple. He must have done a thousand weddings already, yet each of them seem different. Love his work!
Herman was great throughout the whole process. He has been recommended to us by multiple friends. He was very professional Read more...
Herman was great throughout the whole process. He has been recommended to us by multiple friends. He was very professional and thorough. He is very easy to work with and he captures the best moments. I don't really like taking pictures but he made it so easy and natural. He customizes each session with each couple. He must have done a thousand weddings already, yet each of them seem different. Love his work! Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I worked with Herman a couple of months ago for our beach wedding, and we really had a fantastic experience! It was just us and our kids, and Herman was able to capture a truly magical day for us with a combination of fun snapshots, candid moments, and posed portraits - all on the beach - working around a tide that was quickly coming in and two restless kids who couldn't stay out of the water. The end result was a collection of fun and beautiful photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We've had several people comment that our photos look like they could have been straight out of a bridal magazine, and everyone comments on what a fantastic photographer we had!
My husband and I worked with Herman a couple of months ago for our beach wedding, and we really had a fantastic Read more...
My husband and I worked with Herman a couple of months ago for our beach wedding, and we really had a fantastic experience! It was just us and our kids, and Herman was able to capture a truly magical day for us with a combination of fun snapshots, candid moments, and posed portraits - all on the beach - working around a tide that was quickly coming in and two restless kids who couldn't stay out of the water. The end result was a collection of fun and beautiful photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We've had several people comment that our photos look like they could have been straight out of a bridal magazine, and everyone comments on what a fantastic photographer we had! Read less
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Misi
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
There are so many wonderful things I can say about my experience with Herman that I don't know where to begin. My wedding was planned at the last minute (we didn't want to wait) and my biggest priority was finding an *excellent* photographer that shot in the style and quality that we wanted, with the flexibility we needed. Herman was our man! Not only did he offer us a perfect photography package for our tiny, private wedding; he was also able to squeeze in a last minute engagement shoot.

Beyond the fact that he shoots beautiful photography, Herman was also very attentive about shooting a few pictures in a specific style that I wanted. It was clear that his goal was to make sure we were totally happy with our pictures and he accomplished that and more. Herman was able to help my husband (who *hates* being in front of the camera) relax and smile during both shoots -- I couldn't believe it. An even better surprise was that he was capturing moments during our wedding day when we weren't even aware he was taking pictures -- and some of those moments are my favorites. We've only seen half the photos so far but the pictures are so wonderful that they bring a happy tear to my eye.

If you're looking for a high end photographer who shoots beautifully, is a pleasure to work with, AND aims to understand what you want out of your pictures... look no further. Call Herman!!!
There are so many wonderful things I can say about my experience with Herman that I don't know where to begin. My wedding Read more...
There are so many wonderful things I can say about my experience with Herman that I don't know where to begin. My wedding was planned at the last minute (we didn't want to wait) and my biggest priority was finding an *excellent* photographer that shot in the style and quality that we wanted, with the flexibility we needed. Herman was our man! Not only did he offer us a perfect photography package for our tiny, private wedding; he was also able to squeeze in a last minute engagement shoot.

Beyond the fact that he shoots beautiful photography, Herman was also very attentive about shooting a few pictures in a specific style that I wanted. It was clear that his goal was to make sure we were totally happy with our pictures and he accomplished that and more. Herman was able to help my husband (who *hates* being in front of the camera) relax and smile during both shoots -- I couldn't believe it. An even better surprise was that he was capturing moments during our wedding day when we weren't even aware he was taking pictures -- and some of those moments are my favorites. We've only seen half the photos so far but the pictures are so wonderful that they bring a happy tear to my eye.

If you're looking for a high end photographer who shoots beautifully, is a pleasure to work with, AND aims to understand what you want out of your pictures... look no further. Call Herman!!! Read less
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William
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Herman is simply one of the best and nicest photographers, and people, you will ever meet. He is very accommodating, but when left to his own devices he turns out wonderful work. The saying goes, "You get what you pay for"; with Herman, you definitely get that and more. Thanks, Herman, for photographing one of the most special moments in our lives!
Herman is simply one of the best and nicest photographers, and people, you will ever meet. He is very accommodating, but Read more...
Herman is simply one of the best and nicest photographers, and people, you will ever meet. He is very accommodating, but when left to his own devices he turns out wonderful work. The saying goes, "You get what you pay for"; with Herman, you definitely get that and more. Thanks, Herman, for photographing one of the most special moments in our lives! Read less
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Gwen
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Photography was the MOST important thing to me at our wedding. I wanted magazine worthy pictures, but couldn't bring myself to spend 6,000-8,000 on photographers that some of my friends were recommending to me. Herman is the most incredible value for the quality that he gives you. He was punctual, very professional, made people feel comfortable, but at the same time was very out of the way and unassuming. He got some absolutely magical photos. Best of all, he stuck to the very rigid schedule I had laid out and was constantly referring to it to make sure things were on track. I haven't yet received all of my pictures from the wedding, but he gave us a sneak peak and they are absolutely breath taking. All of my friends who are professional designers and art directors are blown away. Hire Herman fast before he blows up and you can't afford him anymore!!! : )
Photography was the MOST important thing to me at our wedding. I wanted magazine worthy pictures, but couldn't bring Read more...
Photography was the MOST important thing to me at our wedding. I wanted magazine worthy pictures, but couldn't bring myself to spend 6,000-8,000 on photographers that some of my friends were recommending to me. Herman is the most incredible value for the quality that he gives you. He was punctual, very professional, made people feel comfortable, but at the same time was very out of the way and unassuming. He got some absolutely magical photos. Best of all, he stuck to the very rigid schedule I had laid out and was constantly referring to it to make sure things were on track. I haven't yet received all of my pictures from the wedding, but he gave us a sneak peak and they are absolutely breath taking. All of my friends who are professional designers and art directors are blown away. Hire Herman fast before he blows up and you can't afford him anymore!!! : ) Read less
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Nicole & Mike
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Herman and his team photographed both our engagement and wedding day and we would highly recommend him and his team to any future bride and groom :) Herman's style definitely shines through in every picture he takes and we are very happy with our choice to have him shoot us. Herman was able to capture many views of our relationship through his photography and we felt the emotion in each image. Thanks Herman you are truly the BEST in the business!
Herman and his team photographed both our engagement and wedding day and we would highly recommend him and his team to any Read more...
Herman and his team photographed both our engagement and wedding day and we would highly recommend him and his team to any future bride and groom :) Herman's style definitely shines through in every picture he takes and we are very happy with our choice to have him shoot us. Herman was able to capture many views of our relationship through his photography and we felt the emotion in each image. Thanks Herman you are truly the BEST in the business! Read less
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M
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
It’s been over 4 years since I met Herman Au. I discovered his services through researching photographers for my sister and friend’s wedding. There is an overwhelming number of wedding photographers in the industry, but what was key to me was the sense of trust and peace of mind in his work from the initial meeting with Herman. Ever since that meeting, he has been part of numerous weddings for friends and family.
I knew from that moment he would be my wedding photographer when it was my turn. He has a great balance of artistry with the practicality of capturing key moments.
From the minute we started planning our wedding, our first thought was to inquire on Herman’s availability in order to determine our wedding date. Herman was flexible with our overall needs, since our goal was to keep the planning process simple within a short timeline.
During the e-session, he made it a point to be comfortable and after we warmed up, it definitely became easier to feel relaxed in front of the camera. We were able to go to multiple locations to get a good representation of us.
As for the wedding, he was able to capture all of the happy moments we shared with our family and friends during our special day. Also, it was a great benefit that he collaborated well with our videographer and DJ. It was a long day, but the Herman and team was there from beginning to end. We highly recommend Herman and team as a key partner for your special event.
It’s been over 4 years since I met Herman Au. I discovered his services through researching photographers for my sister Read more...
It’s been over 4 years since I met Herman Au. I discovered his services through researching photographers for my sister and friend’s wedding. There is an overwhelming number of wedding photographers in the industry, but what was key to me was the sense of trust and peace of mind in his work from the initial meeting with Herman. Ever since that meeting, he has been part of numerous weddings for friends and family.
I knew from that moment he would be my wedding photographer when it was my turn. He has a great balance of artistry with the practicality of capturing key moments.
From the minute we started planning our wedding, our first thought was to inquire on Herman’s availability in order to determine our wedding date. Herman was flexible with our overall needs, since our goal was to keep the planning process simple within a short timeline.
During the e-session, he made it a point to be comfortable and after we warmed up, it definitely became easier to feel relaxed in front of the camera. We were able to go to multiple locations to get a good representation of us.
As for the wedding, he was able to capture all of the happy moments we shared with our family and friends during our special day. Also, it was a great benefit that he collaborated well with our videographer and DJ. It was a long day, but the Herman and team was there from beginning to end. We highly recommend Herman and team as a key partner for your special event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Herman and his team were great to work with. They were all very professional and they definitely fit in with our relaxed group. They were prompt to arrive and didn't leave until all the events were done for the night. Herman has a great eye for beautiful landscapes and his photos always turn out amazing. I have already had friends ask about his services and would have no problem recommending him to anyone!
Herman and his team were great to work with. They were all very professional and they definitely fit in with our relaxed Read more...
Herman and his team were great to work with. They were all very professional and they definitely fit in with our relaxed group. They were prompt to arrive and didn't leave until all the events were done for the night. Herman has a great eye for beautiful landscapes and his photos always turn out amazing. I have already had friends ask about his services and would have no problem recommending him to anyone! Read less
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