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Muir Beach Wedding Photography Caili Chung

Every time I photograph a wedding I get inspiration for my own future wedding. I notice what I do and don’t like, what has the biggest impact on how enjoyable the night is, and what seems less necessary. Through wedding experience as a vendor, I developed my own wedding priorities for when I was planning […]

Caili’s Top wedding priorities: Where to Save vs. Splurge

Casa Bella Bay Area Wedding Photography Caili Chung

Every time I photograph a wedding I get inspiration for my own future wedding. I notice what I do and don’t like, what has the biggest impact on how enjoyable the night is, and what seems unnecessary. Through wedding experience, I have developed my own wedding priorities. While this list is completely based on Caili […]

Caili’s Second Tier wedding Priorities: Where to Save vs. Splurge

Garden Valley Ranch Wedding Pink Sparkly

Every time I photograph a wedding I get inspiration for my own future wedding. I notice what I do and don’t like, what has the biggest impact on how enjoyable the night is, and what seems unnecessary. Through wedding experience, I have developed my own wedding priorities. While this list is completely based on Caili […]

Caili’s Third Tier Wedding priorities: Where to Save vs. Splurge

Berkeley Brazilian Room Wedding Caili Chung Photography

Please please please ask your guests to turn off their phones during your wedding day. You want to see their faces, not their iPhones. 1. Your guests will be more present in the moments While guests may first be taken aback that they can’t use their phones, they’re going to end up loving it. If […]

Have an Unplugged Wedding

Berkeley Wedding Photographer Caili Chung

I truly love Denae. I photographed her wedding in October (click HERE to relive that magic) and the whole time she’s been so genuine and sweet and funny. Denae reached out to me recently and asked me if I took professional headshots. I do not usually do that type of photography, but I decided to […]

Open Invitation to All My Past Brides: Let’s Get Coffee and Take LinkedIn Photos

Honor Dead Loved Wedding Caili Chung

“We know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away.” On a wedding day, the absence of someone who would’ve loved to be there reminds you of their legacy. It can be truly beautiful to incorporate them into your special day as a tribute to how they touched your life. 1. Display […]

Ways to Honor a Deceased Loved One on Your Wedding Day

La Hacienda Moraga Wedding Caili Chung Photography

Wedding magazines make you think about how to have a “pretty” wedding. But pretty isn’t an emotion. Anyone present at your wedding cares about you and is going to be happy to support you and see you happy. But they’re going even happier if you don’t throw a boring party. Here’s a few way to […]

How to Have a Fun Wedding

I love photos. They remind me of so many wonderful things to be grateful for. But I don’t go through the hundreds of images on my phone from 2011 often. That’s why I love photo books. I’ve made Shutterfly photo books to recap my year since high school, long before I ever got into photography. […]

The Big Takeaway from a Wedding (Other than Your Husband)

Preservation Park Oakland Wedding Caili Chung Photography

Many brides are opting to do first looks with their almost-husband. But you should definitely plan for a first look with your parents. I love these, and it’ll take ten minutes max. It’s an important day in the life of a parent. I think it’s super sweet to make sure that your parents have some […]

Parent First Looks

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Caili Chung Photography

Trying to handle every detail and task for your wedding day guarantees you’ll be stressed. It does not guarantee that everything will go smoothly. You deserve to enjoy your big day so please please please delegate some work to other people. Here are a few possibilities: 1. Mailing Stuff There are a lot of envelopes […]

3 Tasks for a Bride to Delegate and 1 She Can’t