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Herman Au Photography

Pasadena , CA
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LOCATION

2355 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107 US (map)

PHONE

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 photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/24/2016
4.6/5.0
Herman's great with communication, he'd usually get back to you within a couple days if it's wedding season. Herman takes great pictures and he once told me that each picture is an art piece to him - which is what I loved! He's great at what he does and super friendly! We had a wedding that had to happen in 2 days and Herman was able to accommodate to our needs for that. I really appreciate him "recording" our day through photographs. He's really nice and really great to work with! I can't describe how much he's helped us and given us so much for our wedding. Thanks, HERMAN! :)
Herman's great with communication, he'd usually get back to you within a couple days if it's wedding season. Herman takes Read more...
Herman's great with communication, he'd usually get back to you within a couple days if it's wedding season. Herman takes great pictures and he once told me that each picture is an art piece to him - which is what I loved! He's great at what he does and super friendly! We had a wedding that had to happen in 2 days and Herman was able to accommodate to our needs for that. I really appreciate him "recording" our day through photographs. He's really nice and really great to work with! I can't describe how much he's helped us and given us so much for our wedding. Thanks, HERMAN! :) Read less
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Yin
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I booked Herman (and his photobooth service, separate review on LA Portrait Booth) for our wedding reception on 8/6/16. Our package also included 3 hours of engagement photo shoot. Ever since our consultation we were impressed with Herman's professionalism but he is also very approachable.

Engagement photoshoot:
* We did this at UCLA, which Herman has has experience doing in the past. This meant that he knew which areas made for good pictures, so his extensive experience definitely helps!
* My husband is extremely awkward in front of the camera, and Herman did a great job making him feel comfortable and gave us lots of tips for posed photos.
* Herman got a great mixed of candid and posed photos, close-ups and ones that captures the environment. This is actually why we decided to pick Herman over another photographer, we loved how he captures the environment and landscapes and beautiful incorporates that into the photos with the people.

Wedding Reception:
* Herman and his assistant showed up promptly to our venue even earlier than we had asked him. They surveyed the area before we're even ready for any photos to make sure they knew what areas makes good photos. They made sure they knew what pictures we wanted, and got plenty of photos of the wedding details, so those are going to be great memories for us to look back onto.
* Before our event started we were able to get some couple photos around the venue, and also posed photos with family and friends. Herman was very patient with our family and it was a plus he spoke cantonese to our families!
* During the event, Herman and his assistant never made themselves visible but they got plenty of great candid photos throughout the night. They were aware of all of the happenings and captured every moment of the night (dances, toasts, games, bouquet & garter toss, cake cutting, etc).

Overall we were very happy with the quality of the photos we got from Herman and he was very-very gr
My husband and I booked Herman (and his photobooth service, separate review on LA Portrait Booth) for our wedding Read more...
My husband and I booked Herman (and his photobooth service, separate review on LA Portrait Booth) for our wedding reception on 8/6/16. Our package also included 3 hours of engagement photo shoot. Ever since our consultation we were impressed with Herman's professionalism but he is also very approachable.

Engagement photoshoot:
* We did this at UCLA, which Herman has has experience doing in the past. This meant that he knew which areas made for good pictures, so his extensive experience definitely helps!
* My husband is extremely awkward in front of the camera, and Herman did a great job making him feel comfortable and gave us lots of tips for posed photos.
* Herman got a great mixed of candid and posed photos, close-ups and ones that captures the environment. This is actually why we decided to pick Herman over another photographer, we loved how he captures the environment and landscapes and beautiful incorporates that into the photos with the people.

Wedding Reception:
* Herman and his assistant showed up promptly to our venue even earlier than we had asked him. They surveyed the area before we're even ready for any photos to make sure they knew what areas makes good photos. They made sure they knew what pictures we wanted, and got plenty of photos of the wedding details, so those are going to be great memories for us to look back onto.
* Before our event started we were able to get some couple photos around the venue, and also posed photos with family and friends. Herman was very patient with our family and it was a plus he spoke cantonese to our families!
* During the event, Herman and his assistant never made themselves visible but they got plenty of great candid photos throughout the night. They were aware of all of the happenings and captured every moment of the night (dances, toasts, games, bouquet & garter toss, cake cutting, etc).

Overall we were very happy with the quality of the photos we got from Herman and he was very-very gr Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We actually found Herman through Yelp! and after our first meeting with him, we knew we wanted to book him. Our only hesitation was the cost, but Herman was very willing to help us find a package that included everything we wanted and fit within our budget.

One of the things that made working with Herman so enjoyable is that he's friendly, approachable, and easy to talk to. Having someone follow you around with a camera can be quite awkward at times so it helps to find a photographer that you're comfortable with. Luckily we had an engagement session included in our package so we had the chance to get to know Herman a little better during that shoot. I'll be honest, I was terrified that the pictures were going to turn out horrible because I was so nervous! But all the pictures turned out amazing!! That definitely put me at ease for the wedding day.

On the big day, Herman and his team arrived bright and early. They were so friendly and it was like they weren't even there. I figured it was probably going to take several weeks before we'd get to see any of the pictures from the wedding day, but to my surprise, Herman sent us a link a coupe days after the wedding so that we could take a sneak peak! I was SO happy with them!! Herman and his team captured all the important moments, but they also took pictures of all the small details (like our dessert table teapots/teacups, our table numbers, all the flower arrangements). The wedding day was so hectic that I didn't even get a chance to see a lot of the detailed decorations that I had picked out myself so I couldn't be more thankful that everything is captured in the pictures.

In the end, we ended up booking Herman and his team for our photography, videography, and photo booth services and everything turned out amazing! Both Herman and his entire team are super friendly and easy to work with and we couldn't have made a better choice!
We actually found Herman through Yelp! and after our first meeting with him, we knew we wanted to book him. Our only Read more...
We actually found Herman through Yelp! and after our first meeting with him, we knew we wanted to book him. Our only hesitation was the cost, but Herman was very willing to help us find a package that included everything we wanted and fit within our budget.

One of the things that made working with Herman so enjoyable is that he's friendly, approachable, and easy to talk to. Having someone follow you around with a camera can be quite awkward at times so it helps to find a photographer that you're comfortable with. Luckily we had an engagement session included in our package so we had the chance to get to know Herman a little better during that shoot. I'll be honest, I was terrified that the pictures were going to turn out horrible because I was so nervous! But all the pictures turned out amazing!! That definitely put me at ease for the wedding day.

On the big day, Herman and his team arrived bright and early. They were so friendly and it was like they weren't even there. I figured it was probably going to take several weeks before we'd get to see any of the pictures from the wedding day, but to my surprise, Herman sent us a link a coupe days after the wedding so that we could take a sneak peak! I was SO happy with them!! Herman and his team captured all the important moments, but they also took pictures of all the small details (like our dessert table teapots/teacups, our table numbers, all the flower arrangements). The wedding day was so hectic that I didn't even get a chance to see a lot of the detailed decorations that I had picked out myself so I couldn't be more thankful that everything is captured in the pictures.

In the end, we ended up booking Herman and his team for our photography, videography, and photo booth services and everything turned out amazing! Both Herman and his entire team are super friendly and easy to work with and we couldn't have made a better choice! Read less
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Kathie-Duyen
Wedding:
1/24/2015
4.5/5.0
It's hard to explain Herman's work. I think if you take a look at his work, it speaks for itself. It all started out when Herman was the photographer for one of our closest friends' wedding somehow he just became the go to person for all of our important events. He always capture the perfect moments and his style is just the right balance of modern and classic but very organic. He is a lifer with us until he decides not to shoot anymore.
It's hard to explain Herman's work. I think if you take a look at his work, it speaks for itself. It all started out when Read more...
It's hard to explain Herman's work. I think if you take a look at his work, it speaks for itself. It all started out when Herman was the photographer for one of our closest friends' wedding somehow he just became the go to person for all of our important events. He always capture the perfect moments and his style is just the right balance of modern and classic but very organic. He is a lifer with us until he decides not to shoot anymore. 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Of all the items on my wedding to do list, finding the right photographer was one of THE most important things for me. I wanted a photographer who can capture all those special moments perfectly, and naturally, and fit me and my husband's personality and style. I looked at a few photographers and some were too edgy for me, too contrived, or too stylized. I wanted someone who was more about bringing out the moment and the couple, as opposed to about merely just style, and Herman was the perfect person for that. He took our engagement pics in April 2014 and they came out absolutely amazing! My friends and family were very impressed as well. Herman displayed very good camera techniques and created some exquisite pictures that looked like a dream! He made the roses in the rose garden look like clouds surrounding my husband and I :). He then took our wedding pics in September 2014 and once again did an amazing job! My favorite pics were of the candid pics -- those moments were so special and so real. Our wedding portraits in the garden also came out amazing thanks to Herman's skills. Herman will not make you pose, there is no formula -- your pictures are yours truly and will not be the same as anyone else's. I've looked at some other photographers and in their website gallery ALL their pictures of every couple look the same, and follow the same formula, same poses, same backgrounds. But with Herman, if you look at his gallery, all his pictures are unique to each couple. That is what makes Herman stand out from the rest. If you want one of a kind photos that speak to your personality and relationship with your significant other, he is the person to go to.
Of all the items on my wedding to do list, finding the right photographer was one of THE most important things for me. I Read more...
Of all the items on my wedding to do list, finding the right photographer was one of THE most important things for me. I wanted a photographer who can capture all those special moments perfectly, and naturally, and fit me and my husband's personality and style. I looked at a few photographers and some were too edgy for me, too contrived, or too stylized. I wanted someone who was more about bringing out the moment and the couple, as opposed to about merely just style, and Herman was the perfect person for that. He took our engagement pics in April 2014 and they came out absolutely amazing! My friends and family were very impressed as well. Herman displayed very good camera techniques and created some exquisite pictures that looked like a dream! He made the roses in the rose garden look like clouds surrounding my husband and I :). He then took our wedding pics in September 2014 and once again did an amazing job! My favorite pics were of the candid pics -- those moments were so special and so real. Our wedding portraits in the garden also came out amazing thanks to Herman's skills. Herman will not make you pose, there is no formula -- your pictures are yours truly and will not be the same as anyone else's. I've looked at some other photographers and in their website gallery ALL their pictures of every couple look the same, and follow the same formula, same poses, same backgrounds. But with Herman, if you look at his gallery, all his pictures are unique to each couple. That is what makes Herman stand out from the rest. If you want one of a kind photos that speak to your personality and relationship with your significant other, he is the person to go to. Read less
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