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Modesto wedding photographer for people who want “authentic moments of joy” captured naturally and refuse to accept generic images.

 A Modesto wedding photographer
with a style that is :

Joyful. Candid. Creative. Fun.

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Modesto Wedding Photographer

Modesto wedding photographer, avid yogi, and Disneyworld lover

Thanks for stopping by! My name is ian (left lowercase so you don’t think it’s “Lan”) and I’m a Modesto wedding photographer! As a California native, I’ve been so blessed to call it home all my life and particularly love small weddings and elopements!

I was first introduced to photography by my Papa, who passed away in 2005, and is one of the main reasons why I became a photographer. Part of me does it to connect with him and keep his memory alive, and part of me is absolutely passionate about it, duh!!! 

My parents don’t have any wedding photos because my mom says my dad was too cheap. Imagine that – no proof of their happiest day together!? As a wedding photographer, this cuts deep. 

And so my desire to give people meaningful wedding images began.

At the heart of my focus as a California wedding photographer is to give meaningful candid wedding photos to all my Couples, because I know how significant these fleeting moments are. 

I’d love to be your wedding photographer in Modesto and beyond and help you plan the most perfect day. I love shooting candid moments and creating unique images for you and your family anywhere in California. I’m here to photograph all the moments, big and small, that tell your story as a Couple.

International Awards


Ranked 5th in North America


Ranked 54th in the World

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Top 50 in the US


Ranked 6th in San Francisco


Top 20 in North America

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Top 50 Artistic Guild

Wedding and Elopement Resources

Modesto Elopement Photographer

As a wedding photographer in Modesto, I try my best to make the wedding experience easy for my couples. Check out the resources below!

It's about YOU and telling your story!

First and foremost, I want you to be happy

Your hair will gray, your skin will wrinkle, and your memories will fade…but the wedding photographs will remain. 

You are having a once in a lifetime celebration with the most important people in your lives, and documenting it is not something I take lightly. 
This is why I love being a wedding photographer and focusing on smaller elopements.

I have my memories and photos to remember my Papa and my most favorite image of him is an authentic moment of joy.
As a wedding photographer in California I want that for you, your children, and for your memories.

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