Meet: Cynthia Chung
I’m a native New Yorker, born and raised and still living here. I fell in love with photography when I was 16, and decided to pursue it in college. And have been doing what I love ever since graduation!
What brought you to the wedding industry?
Weddings are always unique and exciting. I love capturing the essence of the couple, the guests and the atmosphere of the day. I love hearing people’s stories, learning about their backgrounds and being able to share and celebrate with them on their big day.
What is your favorite moment at a wedding?
Oh this is tough, there are so many awesome moments! I love the rush and excitement of the bride getting ready, I love the awed silence of the guests when a bride is walking down the aisle- and I also love when the bride and groom are holding each other’s hands, looking into each other’s eyes and saying their vows to each another. A wedding is just filled with so many beautiful moments!
What is the best part about your job?
When it comes to photographs, what first drew me to photography was the ability to be transported back to a very specific time and place. Sometimes looking back at my own personal images, I can actually hear the song that was playing in that moment, or remember exactly what my life was like when that photo was taken. It’s that feeling that makes me love what I do and why I want to share it with others. A wedding is something you’ll never want to forget, and to get the chance to be transported back anytime is worth it.
Where do you draw inspiration from when preparing for each wedding?
Inspiration comes from my surroundings. I’m extremely lucky to live and work in New York City. Getting to photograph weddings that take place in such a creative and vibrant hub never leaves me with a shortage of new views to capture.
Share something that is unique to you and/or your business.
I’ve been coined with the creation of the “wedding gifs”; which are stop-motion animations of couples on their wedding day. I call these pieces, “Love in Motion”. This all happened organically and definitely enhanced by the sheer volume and bustle of people trying to get to where they needed to go in NYC and of us trying to capture a moment between a bride and groom. Instead of fighting back and “hoping” to get a clean shot, I began using these “busy new yorkers” as a backdrop and a prop to create a more interesting and fun way of capturing my couples.
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