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Herman Au Photography

Arcadia , CA

LOCATION

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

REVIEWS

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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!
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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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Samantha
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Herman Au Photography to any couple who is looking for outstanding photos to cherish for years to come. Herman is not only a talented photographer, but he is also a pleasure to work with. He takes his time to listen to what you like/dislike and delivers just that plus much more. My fiance and I had our engagement session and our wedding pictures taken by Herman, we've only had a sneak peek of 29 pictures of my wedding day, but we already had no doubt that he will capture our big day the way we wanted to remember it. Both of us are not very good at being photographed, but Herman puts us at ease and he was also extremely patient with us. All our friends raved about our engagement photos already, and they are already asking me to be sure to let them look at my wedding pictures! As a very detail-oriented bride-to-be, there are a lot of things that I worried about as I was planning my wedding. However, by hiring Herman as our photographer, My fiance and I could at least have this very important part (photography will take up a good portion of your wedding budget) of the wedding be stress-free. Thanks Herman!
I highly recommend Herman Au Photography to any couple who is looking for outstanding photos to cherish for years to come. Read more...
I highly recommend Herman Au Photography to any couple who is looking for outstanding photos to cherish for years to come. Herman is not only a talented photographer, but he is also a pleasure to work with. He takes his time to listen to what you like/dislike and delivers just that plus much more. My fiance and I had our engagement session and our wedding pictures taken by Herman, we've only had a sneak peek of 29 pictures of my wedding day, but we already had no doubt that he will capture our big day the way we wanted to remember it. Both of us are not very good at being photographed, but Herman puts us at ease and he was also extremely patient with us. All our friends raved about our engagement photos already, and they are already asking me to be sure to let them look at my wedding pictures! As a very detail-oriented bride-to-be, there are a lot of things that I worried about as I was planning my wedding. However, by hiring Herman as our photographer, My fiance and I could at least have this very important part (photography will take up a good portion of your wedding budget) of the wedding be stress-free. Thanks Herman! Read less
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Josephine
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Herman Au Photography was such a joy to have as our photographer and videographer for our engagement and wedding! Herman and his crew were extremely professional, one-time, and blended in with the whole wedding crowd! Our Photo booth was a hit and was enjoyed immensely! Our sign-in book filled with our engagement session photos was so beautiful! Herman's got a client for life! Highly recommend.
Herman Au Photography was such a joy to have as our photographer and videographer for our engagement and wedding! Herman Read more...
Herman Au Photography was such a joy to have as our photographer and videographer for our engagement and wedding! Herman and his crew were extremely professional, one-time, and blended in with the whole wedding crowd! Our Photo booth was a hit and was enjoyed immensely! Our sign-in book filled with our engagement session photos was so beautiful! Herman's got a client for life! Highly recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Herman was an amazing photographer. We were impressed by his website and we booked him for our wedding this November. We met with him several times before the event. Each time we saw him, we were impressed by his courtesy and professionalism. He helped us work within our budget, gave useful input for the day-of schedule, and went above and beyond in his advice for organizing our day. On the day of the wedding, he arrived early, stayed on schedule (incredibly with the amount of pictures he took!), and was a calming presence leading up to the ceremony and omnipresent once things got going (when we were on the dance floor, every time I turned around I saw him in a different location!). We've only seen a few of the photos so far since Herman posted some to his blog online (only a few days after our wedding), but they look absolutely beautiful. Herman is a true artist, and we would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a photographer to capture their special moments!
Herman was an amazing photographer. We were impressed by his website and we booked him for our wedding this November. We Read more...
Herman was an amazing photographer. We were impressed by his website and we booked him for our wedding this November. We met with him several times before the event. Each time we saw him, we were impressed by his courtesy and professionalism. He helped us work within our budget, gave useful input for the day-of schedule, and went above and beyond in his advice for organizing our day. On the day of the wedding, he arrived early, stayed on schedule (incredibly with the amount of pictures he took!), and was a calming presence leading up to the ceremony and omnipresent once things got going (when we were on the dance floor, every time I turned around I saw him in a different location!). We've only seen a few of the photos so far since Herman posted some to his blog online (only a few days after our wedding), but they look absolutely beautiful. Herman is a true artist, and we would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a photographer to capture their special moments! Read less
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dumdumsun
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Photography is the very first thing I booked for our wedding. I started researching photographers even before I got engaged. After browsing through countless websites/blogs of many of the well known photographers I came across Herman's site and fell absolutely in love with his style of work. Like many of the reviewers have mentioned, photographs from one of the most important days of your lives will last forever, so this is something everyone should really splurge on! You can cut everywhere else, but to me, finding the right person to capture these precious moments is not something you want to skim on.

It was easy to fall in love with his photography, it was even easier to fall in love with the person once you meet Herman. He is easy going, very attentive, and eager to learn about you as a couple. He doesn't do any cookie cutter poses and urges you to be yourselves and is able to capture all the right moments. Our engagement session was fun and casual, nothing too overwhelmingly pretentious. Although I was feeling awkward when we first started, Herman was very patient with me and worked his magic behind the camera. The photos came out beautiful! We couldn't have asked for a better session!

Herman is one busy guy, but he is always quick to respond to emails/text/chat. Even if he doesn't respond right away, give him a couple of days, he will get back to you and answer all the questions and concerns!

Our wedding was just this past Saturday (12/17/11), and some of our photos are already up on Herman's blog earlier this afternoon!!!!!! We feel so blessed to have the honor to be featured in his blog. The photos are to die for! Every single one that he posted on the blog tugged @ my heart. He captured all the right emotions and moments that every couple could dream of. I can't wait to see the rest of them!
Photography is the very first thing I booked for our wedding. I started researching photographers even before I got Read more...
Photography is the very first thing I booked for our wedding. I started researching photographers even before I got engaged. After browsing through countless websites/blogs of many of the well known photographers I came across Herman's site and fell absolutely in love with his style of work. Like many of the reviewers have mentioned, photographs from one of the most important days of your lives will last forever, so this is something everyone should really splurge on! You can cut everywhere else, but to me, finding the right person to capture these precious moments is not something you want to skim on.

It was easy to fall in love with his photography, it was even easier to fall in love with the person once you meet Herman. He is easy going, very attentive, and eager to learn about you as a couple. He doesn't do any cookie cutter poses and urges you to be yourselves and is able to capture all the right moments. Our engagement session was fun and casual, nothing too overwhelmingly pretentious. Although I was feeling awkward when we first started, Herman was very patient with me and worked his magic behind the camera. The photos came out beautiful! We couldn't have asked for a better session!

Herman is one busy guy, but he is always quick to respond to emails/text/chat. Even if he doesn't respond right away, give him a couple of days, he will get back to you and answer all the questions and concerns!

Our wedding was just this past Saturday (12/17/11), and some of our photos are already up on Herman's blog earlier this afternoon!!!!!! We feel so blessed to have the honor to be featured in his blog. The photos are to die for! Every single one that he posted on the blog tugged @ my heart. He captured all the right emotions and moments that every couple could dream of. I can't wait to see the rest of them! Read less
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David
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
My fiancee thought we should get the best possible photographer for our wedding. I got worried since I was was paying for it, but then she pointed out that the photographs and video are the only part of our wedding that we actually get to keep forever. So we juggled our budget a little and decided that we were going to get the best photographer we could find.

Then we found Herman. Herman is well beyond anything we could have imagined for a wedding photographer! We knew immediately from the photos on his site/blog that we wanted him to be our photographer.

Our initial consulation was great, but it was during our engagement session that we really got to know Herman. We spent a fun afternoon travelling around LA trying to find the perfect spots for our shots. Herman really went out of his way to make these *our* photos, and to find locations that really fit us. We love candy, so we went to a candy store! I'm betting any other photographer would have taken us to his spot and told us what to do, but Herman took the time to really get to know us!

It says here that Herman serves Southern California but poking around on his blog you'll find that he travels all over the US for weddings and it's easy to see why. He came to Santa Barbara for our big day, which is quite the drive from Arcadia! Not only that, but he was there from the time the bride started her make-up to the time the reception ended! And he and his assistant captured every moment!

We weren't initially interested in a videographer, but we changed our mind at the last minute and Herman's crew did an amazing job! So far we've only seen our "teaser", but it's beautifully shot and edited to match one of our favorite songs. They must have asked the DJ for our playlist - just another example of how they really put in the extra details!

Herman is definitely the best in the business!
My fiancee thought we should get the best possible photographer for our wedding. I got worried since I was was paying for Read more...
My fiancee thought we should get the best possible photographer for our wedding. I got worried since I was was paying for it, but then she pointed out that the photographs and video are the only part of our wedding that we actually get to keep forever. So we juggled our budget a little and decided that we were going to get the best photographer we could find.

Then we found Herman. Herman is well beyond anything we could have imagined for a wedding photographer! We knew immediately from the photos on his site/blog that we wanted him to be our photographer.

Our initial consulation was great, but it was during our engagement session that we really got to know Herman. We spent a fun afternoon travelling around LA trying to find the perfect spots for our shots. Herman really went out of his way to make these *our* photos, and to find locations that really fit us. We love candy, so we went to a candy store! I'm betting any other photographer would have taken us to his spot and told us what to do, but Herman took the time to really get to know us!

It says here that Herman serves Southern California but poking around on his blog you'll find that he travels all over the US for weddings and it's easy to see why. He came to Santa Barbara for our big day, which is quite the drive from Arcadia! Not only that, but he was there from the time the bride started her make-up to the time the reception ended! And he and his assistant captured every moment!

We weren't initially interested in a videographer, but we changed our mind at the last minute and Herman's crew did an amazing job! So far we've only seen our "teaser", but it's beautifully shot and edited to match one of our favorite songs. They must have asked the DJ for our playlist - just another example of how they really put in the extra details!

Herman is definitely the best in the business! Read less
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jeannievytram
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Herman Au Photography is absolutely amazing. Herman is such a talented photographer and has such a beautiful personality. Herman was such a delight to work with and I will surely recommend him to all my friends and family.

I fell in love with his work just by browsing his photos on his blog/website. My husband and I live in Tucson, AZ but wanted to have our wedding in our California, my home state. Herman accommodated us so well, knowing that we only had a weekend to meet with vendors. We didn't have the luxury of time and distance to fully research our vendors, but when we met Herman, it was "love at first sight." I fell in love with his work ethic, character, humor, kind demeanor and of course, his beautiful work! He provided us with samples of his work in his office, and we absolutely adored his canvas print. Go meet him at his office and you will see what I am talking about. :)

We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED our engagement shoot. We had such a blast and the pictures turned out so beautifully and gorgeous! We are so happy with Herman as our photographer.

Also, he always responds to your emails, calls and requests. We planned our wedding without a professional coordinator, so I did all the communicating with Herman. He always responds so promptly and answers all the questions so thoroughly, and is super friendly. I never once worried about our vendor relationship with Herman.

And, he was AMAZING at our wedding! We asked for a same-day edit slideshow to play during our reception, and it was a hit with us and all the guests. Everything Herman does is amazing. We had a wonderful time with Herman and his team members at our wedding. I can't wait to relive our day through our photos. Our guests also complimented on the talent of Herman. We are so, so pleased with having Herman as our photographer. You have to feel comfortable with your photographer, and we surely did. I felt like we hired a friend to take our photos. :)

Herman, you are the BEST!
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Herman Au Photography is absolutely amazing. Herman is such a talented photographer and has such a beautiful personality. Herman was such a delight to work with and I will surely recommend him to all my friends and family.

I fell in love with his work just by browsing his photos on his blog/website. My husband and I live in Tucson, AZ but wanted to have our wedding in our California, my home state. Herman accommodated us so well, knowing that we only had a weekend to meet with vendors. We didn't have the luxury of time and distance to fully research our vendors, but when we met Herman, it was "love at first sight." I fell in love with his work ethic, character, humor, kind demeanor and of course, his beautiful work! He provided us with samples of his work in his office, and we absolutely adored his canvas print. Go meet him at his office and you will see what I am talking about. :)

We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED our engagement shoot. We had such a blast and the pictures turned out so beautifully and gorgeous! We are so happy with Herman as our photographer.

Also, he always responds to your emails, calls and requests. We planned our wedding without a professional coordinator, so I did all the communicating with Herman. He always responds so promptly and answers all the questions so thoroughly, and is super friendly. I never once worried about our vendor relationship with Herman.

And, he was AMAZING at our wedding! We asked for a same-day edit slideshow to play during our reception, and it was a hit with us and all the guests. Everything Herman does is amazing. We had a wonderful time with Herman and his team members at our wedding. I can't wait to relive our day through our photos. Our guests also complimented on the talent of Herman. We are so, so pleased with having Herman as our photographer. You have to feel comfortable with your photographer, and we surely did. I felt like we hired a friend to take our photos. :)

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Wesley
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Herman did an awesome job capturing everything that was happening during our wedding. Everytime we look at the pictures, it was almost like watching a video replay of the event. Not only were the pictures beautifully taken, each emotionally charged picture tells a story. As the groom I didn't get to see (or remember) every little detail that happened that day. Herman made it possible. You would think that with all the friends and family members taking so many pictures on that day, nothing would've been missed. When we got Herman's pictures, we were amazed.

Herman posts enough of his work on his blog. Go see for yourself. :)
Herman did an awesome job capturing everything that was happening during our wedding. Everytime we look at the pictures, Read more...
Herman did an awesome job capturing everything that was happening during our wedding. Everytime we look at the pictures, it was almost like watching a video replay of the event. Not only were the pictures beautifully taken, each emotionally charged picture tells a story. As the groom I didn't get to see (or remember) every little detail that happened that day. Herman made it possible. You would think that with all the friends and family members taking so many pictures on that day, nothing would've been missed. When we got Herman's pictures, we were amazed.

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Annie
Wedding:
5/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Herman was our photographer for our wedding day. He was very easy to work with and gave us lots of tips on how to look our best while we posed for pre-ceremony photos. He put the entire wedding party at ease and the whole day just flow. I was very glad we hired him. Communication wise, he was always very responsive to our emails and we never had a problem trying to follow up with him and asking him any questions. He took care of capturing all the necessary details of our wedding ceremony and reception and we were very happy to have him as our photographer. I highly recommend him.
Herman was our photographer for our wedding day. He was very easy to work with and gave us lots of tips on how to look our Read more...
Herman was our photographer for our wedding day. He was very easy to work with and gave us lots of tips on how to look our best while we posed for pre-ceremony photos. He put the entire wedding party at ease and the whole day just flow. I was very glad we hired him. Communication wise, he was always very responsive to our emails and we never had a problem trying to follow up with him and asking him any questions. He took care of capturing all the necessary details of our wedding ceremony and reception and we were very happy to have him as our photographer. I highly recommend him. Read less
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Shelley
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
First off - My hubbie and I had decided since the first month of our engagement that photography is the most important thing to us on wedding day. We imagined that pictures will capture and remind us the day after the wedding as well as 50, 60 or more years down the road what our relationship, our wedding day, and the laughter and emotions of everyone on that day look like. These are things that we want look back and smile at.

Herman - We love working with Herman! He was able to quickly grasp the essence of our personalities (and our goofiness) during the engagement session. He quickly understood our inside jokes, weather he wanted to or not ^_~, and created new ones with us throughout the E-session. His assistant, Henry, and him were exceptional on our wedding day! They were professional, creative and super sweet! Herman helped put together our wedding slide show, which took a big load off our shoulders during crunch time. He also surprised us with a slide show of photos from the engagement session from two days prior! Both the slide show and e-session slide shows (and song choices) expressed our personalities and our relationship perfectly w/o much instructions or song preferences from us. Herman is so easy and such a pleasure to work with. With a sneak peak of some of the pictures from wedding day in a slide show, we can't wait to see the rest of the day's photos. Herman has an awesome way & eyes for capturing personal & emotional moments throughout the day that one would likely have missed as a bride or a groom. If photos are important to you and your love one, then we'd recommend going with Herman! And – Herman is bilingual. This was a plus for us since the first language on my side of the family is Cantonese. This helped my family member feel much more at ease, purely a cherry on top of a wedding cupcake! :D

Details - Herman’s studio is based out of Arcadia in CA and is very convenient to get to. He’s flexible (he worked with our out-of-town & busy schedules as well as his own), and is willing to travel for wedding (and E-session) shoots. He’s super professional (and fun!) and works very well with other vendors to make sure your special day goes smoothly. We'd give him a 6 out of 5 for flexibility if we could!
First off - My hubbie and I had decided since the first month of our engagement that photography is the most important Read more...
First off - My hubbie and I had decided since the first month of our engagement that photography is the most important thing to us on wedding day. We imagined that pictures will capture and remind us the day after the wedding as well as 50, 60 or more years down the road what our relationship, our wedding day, and the laughter and emotions of everyone on that day look like. These are things that we want look back and smile at.

Herman - We love working with Herman! He was able to quickly grasp the essence of our personalities (and our goofiness) during the engagement session. He quickly understood our inside jokes, weather he wanted to or not ^_~, and created new ones with us throughout the E-session. His assistant, Henry, and him were exceptional on our wedding day! They were professional, creative and super sweet! Herman helped put together our wedding slide show, which took a big load off our shoulders during crunch time. He also surprised us with a slide show of photos from the engagement session from two days prior! Both the slide show and e-session slide shows (and song choices) expressed our personalities and our relationship perfectly w/o much instructions or song preferences from us. Herman is so easy and such a pleasure to work with. With a sneak peak of some of the pictures from wedding day in a slide show, we can't wait to see the rest of the day's photos. Herman has an awesome way & eyes for capturing personal & emotional moments throughout the day that one would likely have missed as a bride or a groom. If photos are important to you and your love one, then we'd recommend going with Herman! And – Herman is bilingual. This was a plus for us since the first language on my side of the family is Cantonese. This helped my family member feel much more at ease, purely a cherry on top of a wedding cupcake! :D

Details - Herman’s studio is based out of Arcadia in CA and is very convenient to get to. He’s flexible (he worked with our out-of-town & busy schedules as well as his own), and is willing to travel for wedding (and E-session) shoots. He’s super professional (and fun!) and works very well with other vendors to make sure your special day goes smoothly. We'd give him a 6 out of 5 for flexibility if we could! Read less
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Krystle
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Last year my husband and I decided to elope on the beach in Malibu. Since we live in Vegas I put an ad on craigslist looking for a photographer. Within 30 minutes I had over 200 responses and quickly took the ad down. I went through all 200 emails and narrowed it down to 3, even though Hermans stood out the most, I sent the links to my fiance and told him to choose ( hopeing he would like Herman best too) and he did! His work stood out as FAR best among the over 200+ responses. We hired Herman and later found out that he RARELY goes on Craigslist and it was a fluke he responded to my ad. Im so glad he did!

It was a simple wedding, just me, my groom, and an officiant ( Loreli Starbuck www.sacredaffairs.com- AMAZING) Herman came to our hotel room in Santa Monica with his friendly wife, and 2nd shooter, Shirley. They took a few pictures there and then followed me across to the Santa Monica pier where my groom was anxiously awaiting. Herman and Shirley captured such amazing and special moments of him seeing me for the first time in my dress. With 2 angles they got every expression and happy moment. We then go in our cars and went to Malibu for the ceremony. Again- 2 angles capturing every moment. Then after the ceremony we did about an hour long photo session. Herman has such great ideas on posing, locations, and just capturing natural moments as well. When we got the pictures back after our secret wedding we cried the whole time looking at them because they were so amazing. They captured feelings and emotions while showcasing a beautiful backdrop of the Malibu beach. They were just amazing. Its because of his amazing pictures and our anxiousness to show them to people that we decided to tell most of our friends and family about the secret wedding because we could not keep these pictures a secret.

One year later, we had our HUGE wedding for family and friends in Tucson, AZ. After checking out websites and prices of a few local photographers, I decided I could not imagine our day without Herman and Shirley there to capture it so I flew them in from California to spend our wedding weekend with us. Even with the cost of the flight and hotel room, They were more than affordable and even competitive with local photographers prices. For the time they give us and as hard as they work running around capturing every detail. They are well worth the cost! They are a friendly couple and work really hard to capture your special day. The pictures are so amazing from this wedding too and we cant wait to see our professional coffee table book he is putting together for us. Everyone enjoyed their company as well as their professional ways going around and about at our ceremony and reception. The pictures are just stunning. The way he captures lighting, backdrops and most importantly moments of the evening. Any time I turned around he was snapping away over my shoulder, and there to take pictures of every little moment! Herman is not an average wedding photographer. His photo journalistic style makes each and every picture look like it could be in a magazine. He does not focus on boring posed shots, he captures precious moments, laughter, exchanged looks, angles, ect in such a beautiful and unique way. I recommended Herman Au to anyone who asks no matter where they are located. I already have 1 friend in Vegas, and a bridesmaid from my wedding in Tucson planning on flying him out for their weddings too!


You will no be disappointed with Herman Au!!
Last year my husband and I decided to elope on the beach in Malibu. Since we live in Vegas I put an ad on craigslist Read more...
Last year my husband and I decided to elope on the beach in Malibu. Since we live in Vegas I put an ad on craigslist looking for a photographer. Within 30 minutes I had over 200 responses and quickly took the ad down. I went through all 200 emails and narrowed it down to 3, even though Hermans stood out the most, I sent the links to my fiance and told him to choose ( hopeing he would like Herman best too) and he did! His work stood out as FAR best among the over 200+ responses. We hired Herman and later found out that he RARELY goes on Craigslist and it was a fluke he responded to my ad. Im so glad he did!

It was a simple wedding, just me, my groom, and an officiant ( Loreli Starbuck www.sacredaffairs.com- AMAZING) Herman came to our hotel room in Santa Monica with his friendly wife, and 2nd shooter, Shirley. They took a few pictures there and then followed me across to the Santa Monica pier where my groom was anxiously awaiting. Herman and Shirley captured such amazing and special moments of him seeing me for the first time in my dress. With 2 angles they got every expression and happy moment. We then go in our cars and went to Malibu for the ceremony. Again- 2 angles capturing every moment. Then after the ceremony we did about an hour long photo session. Herman has such great ideas on posing, locations, and just capturing natural moments as well. When we got the pictures back after our secret wedding we cried the whole time looking at them because they were so amazing. They captured feelings and emotions while showcasing a beautiful backdrop of the Malibu beach. They were just amazing. Its because of his amazing pictures and our anxiousness to show them to people that we decided to tell most of our friends and family about the secret wedding because we could not keep these pictures a secret.

One year later, we had our HUGE wedding for family and friends in Tucson, AZ. After checking out websites and prices of a few local photographers, I decided I could not imagine our day without Herman and Shirley there to capture it so I flew them in from California to spend our wedding weekend with us. Even with the cost of the flight and hotel room, They were more than affordable and even competitive with local photographers prices. For the time they give us and as hard as they work running around capturing every detail. They are well worth the cost! They are a friendly couple and work really hard to capture your special day. The pictures are so amazing from this wedding too and we cant wait to see our professional coffee table book he is putting together for us. Everyone enjoyed their company as well as their professional ways going around and about at our ceremony and reception. The pictures are just stunning. The way he captures lighting, backdrops and most importantly moments of the evening. Any time I turned around he was snapping away over my shoulder, and there to take pictures of every little moment! Herman is not an average wedding photographer. His photo journalistic style makes each and every picture look like it could be in a magazine. He does not focus on boring posed shots, he captures precious moments, laughter, exchanged looks, angles, ect in such a beautiful and unique way. I recommended Herman Au to anyone who asks no matter where they are located. I already have 1 friend in Vegas, and a bridesmaid from my wedding in Tucson planning on flying him out for their weddings too!


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tracynguyent
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Herman Au Photography is the BEST! I am so satisfied in the way my wedding photos turned out, they are so beautiful! Herman Au was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end of the wedding process. My wedding coordinator even gave him kudos since she had to work with him from time to time. He is professional, creative, understanding, and flexible in regards to how hectic a wedding day can be.

I am so thankful that I can look back at my beautiful wedding photos 40 years from now and remember exactly how my wedding day felt. Herman Au was able to capture every single magical moment on my wedding day.

I absolutely love his peek preview that he posts immediately after the wedding day to describe how the day went.. I was able to use this link to share with friends and family that couldn't make it to my wedding.

I was very lucky to have Herman Au as my photographer! He does awesome work!
Herman Au Photography is the BEST! I am so satisfied in the way my wedding photos turned out, they are so beautiful! Read more...
Herman Au Photography is the BEST! I am so satisfied in the way my wedding photos turned out, they are so beautiful! Herman Au was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end of the wedding process. My wedding coordinator even gave him kudos since she had to work with him from time to time. He is professional, creative, understanding, and flexible in regards to how hectic a wedding day can be.

I am so thankful that I can look back at my beautiful wedding photos 40 years from now and remember exactly how my wedding day felt. Herman Au was able to capture every single magical moment on my wedding day.

I absolutely love his peek preview that he posts immediately after the wedding day to describe how the day went.. I was able to use this link to share with friends and family that couldn't make it to my wedding.

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photoist
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Herman Au Photography was one of the best decisions I made when it came to wedding planning. Reasons:
-He is very communicative and will listen to you. He also responds very promptly, which is something I appreciate.
-His prices are very reasonable, and you get quality and quantity beyond what you pay for.
-His portfolio doesn't just contain pretty images, his body of work shows great emotion and range. His work fit the aesthetic that my husband and I were looking for.
-He makes you feel comfortable and at ease when you're in front of the camera. He's also very unobtrusive. He took so many fantastic candid shots at our wedding without getting in anyone's way. (I've been to weddings where the photogs felt like paparazzi!)
-I love his albums. (FYI- if you get married in the fall and want your albums by xmas, make sure you follow up with Herman so you don't miss any deadlines. Herman went above and beyond to make sure we received our albums so we could gift them to our parents during the holidays.)
-He is very patient and will work with you to get the shots that you want. Herman is very accommodating and flexible.
-Did I mention that he is patient? :)

Wedding photographers are a dime a dozen, so I highly recommend you do your research carefully. If you're looking for the qualities that I listed above, Herman's the best vendor for you!
Herman Au Photography was one of the best decisions I made when it came to wedding planning. Reasons:
-He is very Read more...
Herman Au Photography was one of the best decisions I made when it came to wedding planning. Reasons:
-He is very communicative and will listen to you. He also responds very promptly, which is something I appreciate.
-His prices are very reasonable, and you get quality and quantity beyond what you pay for.
-His portfolio doesn't just contain pretty images, his body of work shows great emotion and range. His work fit the aesthetic that my husband and I were looking for.
-He makes you feel comfortable and at ease when you're in front of the camera. He's also very unobtrusive. He took so many fantastic candid shots at our wedding without getting in anyone's way. (I've been to weddings where the photogs felt like paparazzi!)
-I love his albums. (FYI- if you get married in the fall and want your albums by xmas, make sure you follow up with Herman so you don't miss any deadlines. Herman went above and beyond to make sure we received our albums so we could gift them to our parents during the holidays.)
-He is very patient and will work with you to get the shots that you want. Herman is very accommodating and flexible.
-Did I mention that he is patient? :)

Wedding photographers are a dime a dozen, so I highly recommend you do your research carefully. If you're looking for the qualities that I listed above, Herman's the best vendor for you! Read less
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Katya
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Herman was a fantastic photographer. My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photographs. He and his wife unobtrusively took hundreds of shots of our reception without us even knowing. The angle, lighting, and framing he picked for each shot created many perfect photographs. Many of which were shot from creative angles. He also snapped quite a few candid, photojournalistic-style shots that captured beautiful moments in our wedding. His processing time was also very fast. We had over 250 digital proofs accessible to us in less than ten days after our wedding. We couldn’t be happier to recommend him to other engaged couples.
Herman was a fantastic photographer. My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photographs. He and his wife Read more...
Herman was a fantastic photographer. My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photographs. He and his wife unobtrusively took hundreds of shots of our reception without us even knowing. The angle, lighting, and framing he picked for each shot created many perfect photographs. Many of which were shot from creative angles. He also snapped quite a few candid, photojournalistic-style shots that captured beautiful moments in our wedding. His processing time was also very fast. We had over 250 digital proofs accessible to us in less than ten days after our wedding. We couldn’t be happier to recommend him to other engaged couples. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Where to begin?? Herman was hands-down the best investment/vendor we had the pleasure of working with for our wedding. He was referred to me by a friend who knew that my {now} hubby and I were looking for someone who would be able to work with our budget and yet, at the same time, not compromise on quality. We were not disappointed. In addition to being very talented and blessed with an uncanny ability to capture those fleeting, heartfelt moments, Herman is extremely nice and easy-going. Actually, both Herman and Shirley were wonderful to work with. I already knew to expect phenomenal pictures after seeing our engagement session photos, but what was great about their style, is that they truly are unobtrusive. On our wedding day, my hubby and I were simply able to be ourselves, and this essence was captured in all of Herman’s photos. And I also have to add, I don’t think I’m photogenic in the least, but Herman made me look radiant in all the images. I don’t know enough about photography to comment on all the nuances of what makes Herman’s photos truly unique; I think having a good eye, the composition and color saturation all have something to do with it. But, what I do know for sure is that we absolutely loved the end result, and these are images we’ll happily be looking at for the rest of our lives…

I would highly recommend Herman to anyone, and I’m extremely thankful we found him.
Where to begin?? Herman was hands-down the best investment/vendor we had the pleasure of working with for our wedding. He Read more...
Where to begin?? Herman was hands-down the best investment/vendor we had the pleasure of working with for our wedding. He was referred to me by a friend who knew that my {now} hubby and I were looking for someone who would be able to work with our budget and yet, at the same time, not compromise on quality. We were not disappointed. In addition to being very talented and blessed with an uncanny ability to capture those fleeting, heartfelt moments, Herman is extremely nice and easy-going. Actually, both Herman and Shirley were wonderful to work with. I already knew to expect phenomenal pictures after seeing our engagement session photos, but what was great about their style, is that they truly are unobtrusive. On our wedding day, my hubby and I were simply able to be ourselves, and this essence was captured in all of Herman’s photos. And I also have to add, I don’t think I’m photogenic in the least, but Herman made me look radiant in all the images. I don’t know enough about photography to comment on all the nuances of what makes Herman’s photos truly unique; I think having a good eye, the composition and color saturation all have something to do with it. But, what I do know for sure is that we absolutely loved the end result, and these are images we’ll happily be looking at for the rest of our lives…

I would highly recommend Herman to anyone, and I’m extremely thankful we found him. Read less
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lilbean008
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Herman and Andy arrived at my house on time early in the morning and didn't stop working until the last glass of champagne was drunk! They were hard working, polite and unobtrusive.
But more importantly, they did an AMAZING job documenting the events of the day. Herman's true talent is in capturing candid and honest images that depicted our emotions. His work is artistic and beautiful. I have received so many complements on our photographs. People say that they look like they come straight from a magazine shoot!
Herman, with his easy-going personality, has been a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and worked quickly to complete our engagement shoot album, often times responding to our emails within hours. He made us feel comfortable in front of the camera when we were posing and caught some great shots without us even knowing he was there.
Herman and Andy arrived at my house on time early in the morning and didn't stop working until the last glass of champagne Read more...
Herman and Andy arrived at my house on time early in the morning and didn't stop working until the last glass of champagne was drunk! They were hard working, polite and unobtrusive.
But more importantly, they did an AMAZING job documenting the events of the day. Herman's true talent is in capturing candid and honest images that depicted our emotions. His work is artistic and beautiful. I have received so many complements on our photographs. People say that they look like they come straight from a magazine shoot!
Herman, with his easy-going personality, has been a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and worked quickly to complete our engagement shoot album, often times responding to our emails within hours. He made us feel comfortable in front of the camera when we were posing and caught some great shots without us even knowing he was there. Read less
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Eva
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Herman Au did an amazing job at our engagement and wedding photos! We printed out our engagement photos for our reception and got a lot of compliments at our wedding day. We loved to work with him because he's a true professional. He's always on time and true to his work. I think he not only has a good eye for the perfect moment but also has a way to bring out our unique personality to the pictures. Thank you Herman for your patience and effort to make our wedding a fabulous and memorable experience!
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Herman Au did an amazing job at our engagement and wedding photos! We printed out our engagement photos for our reception and got a lot of compliments at our wedding day. We loved to work with him because he's a true professional. He's always on time and true to his work. I think he not only has a good eye for the perfect moment but also has a way to bring out our unique personality to the pictures. Thank you Herman for your patience and effort to make our wedding a fabulous and memorable experience! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
5/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Herman was just AMAZING! I was speechless when I saw my wedding photos. Some aspects of our wedding were challenging for any photographer to work with and he went above and beyond my expectations. I am so thankful that we chose Herman.

Everything about him was flawless. He was unobtrusive and was very easy to work with. His communication and easy-going personality put me at ease. Seriously, why choose anyone else?!
Herman was just AMAZING! I was speechless when I saw my wedding photos. Some aspects of our wedding were challenging for Read more...
Herman was just AMAZING! I was speechless when I saw my wedding photos. Some aspects of our wedding were challenging for any photographer to work with and he went above and beyond my expectations. I am so thankful that we chose Herman.

Everything about him was flawless. He was unobtrusive and was very easy to work with. His communication and easy-going personality put me at ease. Seriously, why choose anyone else?! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Hello. We first met Herman @ my friends wedding. We were impressed @ his work and how professional he was. So when it was our time to get married we had no doubt in our mind we wanted to use Herman Au Photography. Anything we asked him if it was email or phone he always responded quickly and kindly. He would take shots as if he really enjoys it and cares about his work. He was on time ready to shot on a hot sunny day. If anyone asked would I change my photographer, I would say never and would love to use him again! Thanks again Herman Au Photography.
Hello. We first met Herman @ my friends wedding. We were impressed @ his work and how professional he was. So when it was Read more...
Hello. We first met Herman @ my friends wedding. We were impressed @ his work and how professional he was. So when it was our time to get married we had no doubt in our mind we wanted to use Herman Au Photography. Anything we asked him if it was email or phone he always responded quickly and kindly. He would take shots as if he really enjoys it and cares about his work. He was on time ready to shot on a hot sunny day. If anyone asked would I change my photographer, I would say never and would love to use him again! Thanks again Herman Au Photography. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Herman was such a blast to work with. We were so comfortable with him that we sometimes forgot he was there. I hate taking pictures and am not photogenic in the slightest... and I told my husband that if we could just find 15 to 20 pictures from our engagement photos that we would like, i'd be so happy. Well, we ended up loving almost all of our engagement photos.

He was flexible to work with and we had loads of compliments from friends and family.
Herman was such a blast to work with. We were so comfortable with him that we sometimes forgot he was there. I hate taking Read more...
Herman was such a blast to work with. We were so comfortable with him that we sometimes forgot he was there. I hate taking pictures and am not photogenic in the slightest... and I told my husband that if we could just find 15 to 20 pictures from our engagement photos that we would like, i'd be so happy. Well, we ended up loving almost all of our engagement photos.

He was flexible to work with and we had loads of compliments from friends and family. Read less
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KS
Wedding:
12/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Herman is a creative and responsible photographer. He is also flexible and understanding. Our wedding was on Christmas day and we made a last minute change asking him to come earlier and stay later. He was willing to accommodate this last minute request! We are both amazed by the fact that he would thought of going to our backyard and used leaves to make our wedding bands look awesome.:-)

Oh, he is super friendly, too!
Herman is a creative and responsible photographer. He is also flexible and understanding. Our wedding was on Christmas day Read more...
Herman is a creative and responsible photographer. He is also flexible and understanding. Our wedding was on Christmas day and we made a last minute change asking him to come earlier and stay later. He was willing to accommodate this last minute request! We are both amazed by the fact that he would thought of going to our backyard and used leaves to make our wedding bands look awesome.:-)

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Mimi
Wedding:
11/1/2009
5.0/5.0
First of all - many thanks to Herman for the great pictures you took on my wedding day. I know that I was not able to provide you with a great look that day due to my sickness during the time. I guess it gave you a challenge, as my wedding photographer. However, Herman was professional and pleasant to work with. We did not need to pose for him to take pictures, and it just happened naturally. The pictures that you captured on our big day are awesome. They capture and represent one of the most important day of our lives. Thanks - I would definitely recommend you to my friends or others.

Thanks,
M & H
First of all - many thanks to Herman for the great pictures you took on my wedding day. I know that I was not able to Read more...
First of all - many thanks to Herman for the great pictures you took on my wedding day. I know that I was not able to provide you with a great look that day due to my sickness during the time. I guess it gave you a challenge, as my wedding photographer. However, Herman was professional and pleasant to work with. We did not need to pose for him to take pictures, and it just happened naturally. The pictures that you captured on our big day are awesome. They capture and represent one of the most important day of our lives. Thanks - I would definitely recommend you to my friends or others.

Thanks,
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Triyillo
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Herman has a great artistic eye for shots - he was very meticulous in his work. Both our engagement shots and wedding photos turned out beautifully. Herman Au Photograpy displayed professionalism, care, friendliness, flexibility, and a high quality of work. We were pleased with our package that included our engagement photos, our wedding day photos, and a wedding album. Their packages have a range in prices to meet every couple's needs. They are definitely photographers that you should have for your special moments in your life.
Herman has a great artistic eye for shots - he was very meticulous in his work. Both our engagement shots and wedding Read more...
Herman has a great artistic eye for shots - he was very meticulous in his work. Both our engagement shots and wedding photos turned out beautifully. Herman Au Photograpy displayed professionalism, care, friendliness, flexibility, and a high quality of work. We were pleased with our package that included our engagement photos, our wedding day photos, and a wedding album. Their packages have a range in prices to meet every couple's needs. They are definitely photographers that you should have for your special moments in your life. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Herman was professional and competent in every area possible. Not only did he give us the greatest gift possible by capturing our wedding beautifully, but he also became our friend through the experience. We had no negative experience and will continue to use his services in the future, as well as recommending him to all of our family and friends. You will not be sorry for hiring Mr. Herman Au. He is exceptional and worth every penny. He actually deserves more than he charges, yet he helps out by being affordable.
Herman was professional and competent in every area possible. Not only did he give us the greatest gift possible by Read more...
Herman was professional and competent in every area possible. Not only did he give us the greatest gift possible by capturing our wedding beautifully, but he also became our friend through the experience. We had no negative experience and will continue to use his services in the future, as well as recommending him to all of our family and friends. You will not be sorry for hiring Mr. Herman Au. He is exceptional and worth every penny. He actually deserves more than he charges, yet he helps out by being affordable. Read less
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Vivian
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasant experience working with Mr. Herman Au. He spent nearly 12 hours with us on our wedding day with non-stop photo taking and communicating with friends and us to ensure his work was done perfectly in a timely manner. He arrived much earlier before the scheduled time and started taking preparation photos before the groom and the bride were ready. He was extremely patient and respectful to everyone at the party, though there were moments of chaotic throughout the day. I highly recommend Mr. Herman Au to anyone who is seeking a professional photographer with limited budget. He's flexibility both with scheduling and pricing will make your planning so much easier. HE IS GOOD!!!
It was a pleasant experience working with Mr. Herman Au. He spent nearly 12 hours with us on our wedding day with non-stop Read more...
It was a pleasant experience working with Mr. Herman Au. He spent nearly 12 hours with us on our wedding day with non-stop photo taking and communicating with friends and us to ensure his work was done perfectly in a timely manner. He arrived much earlier before the scheduled time and started taking preparation photos before the groom and the bride were ready. He was extremely patient and respectful to everyone at the party, though there were moments of chaotic throughout the day. I highly recommend Mr. Herman Au to anyone who is seeking a professional photographer with limited budget. He's flexibility both with scheduling and pricing will make your planning so much easier. HE IS GOOD!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Herman was super awesome to work with. :] We did an e-shoot with him and it was very enjoyable even though we're not the most natural people in front of a camera. He was flexible, tried to help us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and captured, I mean worked with our dorkiness. He was a pleasure to work with, and hang out with. The pictures came out beautiful. Colorful, clean, crisp, and made us look good -- which is no easy task. ;] His work seems to get better and better, so we definitely recommend him for e-shoots, and we're pretty sure he can shoot a mean wedding as well.
Herman was super awesome to work with. :] We did an e-shoot with him and it was very enjoyable even though we're not the Read more...
Herman was super awesome to work with. :] We did an e-shoot with him and it was very enjoyable even though we're not the most natural people in front of a camera. He was flexible, tried to help us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and captured, I mean worked with our dorkiness. He was a pleasure to work with, and hang out with. The pictures came out beautiful. Colorful, clean, crisp, and made us look good -- which is no easy task. ;] His work seems to get better and better, so we definitely recommend him for e-shoots, and we're pretty sure he can shoot a mean wedding as well. 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I absolutely adore Herman Au photography! Herman did our engagement and wedding pictures and we are so thrilled that we hired him!!!! Photography is high on our list - after a year+ of planning, all the hard work and efforts, we felt that wedding pictures are so important,...it is our keepsakes for the big day.

From the get go, Herman is already very accomadating, easy to work with! He traveled to Napa for our engagement pictures. I must admit that we are not the best models in front of a camera, Herman was so patient in coaching us and our engagement pictures turned out amazing!

Our wedding day went by like a blizz, I can only remembr bits and pieces of it. We have looked at a sneak peek of our wedding photos and it felt like we were re-living the entire day through Herman's work of art! He captured EVERY single moments and details of our wedding, it INSTANTLY brings us to tears.....tears of joy that is!

Aside from his artistic talent, Herman is just very easy to work with and make us feel very at ease. We didn't need to worry about him showing up late, cuz he is always early every time we meet. We didn't need to worry about must-do shots (like my friends have suggested me to come up with a list), cuz Herman is such an experienced photographer, his "must-do" list has already covered everything we thought of and poses/moments we didn't think of. He is always proactive in following up - like picking our pictures for canvas printing as we kept procrasinating in picking the pictures.

He is patient and takes time to know us, listen to what we want, what we don't like, and make sure our wedding day is captured in still-frames just the way we want it, in every moments we could ever imagine or wish for! Even though we are probably one of the handful of couples he shoot that month, he certainly make sure we feel that we are THE ONLY one. He wants to make sure that our wedding is unique to us, and that the pictures reflect it! I love his work, I love the way he works...we are so thankful to have Herman as our photographer, we cannot imagine using anyone else!
I absolutely adore Herman Au photography! Herman did our engagement and wedding pictures and we are so thrilled that we Read more...
I absolutely adore Herman Au photography! Herman did our engagement and wedding pictures and we are so thrilled that we hired him!!!! Photography is high on our list - after a year+ of planning, all the hard work and efforts, we felt that wedding pictures are so important,...it is our keepsakes for the big day.

From the get go, Herman is already very accomadating, easy to work with! He traveled to Napa for our engagement pictures. I must admit that we are not the best models in front of a camera, Herman was so patient in coaching us and our engagement pictures turned out amazing!

Our wedding day went by like a blizz, I can only remembr bits and pieces of it. We have looked at a sneak peek of our wedding photos and it felt like we were re-living the entire day through Herman's work of art! He captured EVERY single moments and details of our wedding, it INSTANTLY brings us to tears.....tears of joy that is!

Aside from his artistic talent, Herman is just very easy to work with and make us feel very at ease. We didn't need to worry about him showing up late, cuz he is always early every time we meet. We didn't need to worry about must-do shots (like my friends have suggested me to come up with a list), cuz Herman is such an experienced photographer, his "must-do" list has already covered everything we thought of and poses/moments we didn't think of. He is always proactive in following up - like picking our pictures for canvas printing as we kept procrasinating in picking the pictures.

He is patient and takes time to know us, listen to what we want, what we don't like, and make sure our wedding day is captured in still-frames just the way we want it, in every moments we could ever imagine or wish for! Even though we are probably one of the handful of couples he shoot that month, he certainly make sure we feel that we are THE ONLY one. He wants to make sure that our wedding is unique to us, and that the pictures reflect it! I love his work, I love the way he works...we are so thankful to have Herman as our photographer, we cannot imagine using anyone else! Read less
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