Yun is an incredibly amazing photographer and an absolute delight to work with! My (now) fiancé had her photograph the surprise proposal - we were so happy with how the photos turned out that we immediately reached out to her for our engagement photoshoot in Central Park and Dumbo. Having worked with Yun twice in just a few months, I can’t say enough good things about her - she is professional, courteous, sweet, and always goes above and beyond to ensure she gets the highest quality photos. She gave us enough space and room during the photoshoot to capture candid shots, yet also managed to direct her shots when needed. Would without a doubt recommend her to our friends and family and anyone in need of a photographer!
--Ruina & Richard
A literal angel. We booked her because we loved her clean, natural style of photography and her incredible talent for capturing movement and gorgeous candids (the price was also amazing). We knew we were getting a true independent artist and that was important to us. Yun is an absolute gem, smiling and happy all the time!
We had a free 1 hour Engagement Session with her as part of our wedding package but after the first hour, she just kept going because she loved the light and the shots she was getting. She gave us more than double our allotted time, and in less than a week turned around gorgeous, fully edited photos. We knew we were in the best hands.
The day of the wedding, she had a second photographer and a lighting assistant with her, and they were all so great the whole day. They gave direction when needed, but mostly just flew under the radar and were the perfect fly-on-the-wall artists. Just 2 days after the wedding she sent us a LOT of fully edited sneak peek photos (which wasn’t even in our contract, she’s just a gem!), and honestly, they are SO good that if there weren’t any more photos coming, I would still be over the moon. I can’t recommend Yun Li enough!
--Catherine & Adam
Where do I even begin? Yun Li, and her partner Andy, are absolutely incredible and the best of the best. My husband and I had thought finding a photographer would be the hardest vendor to find. When we met Yun Li and we were able to look through her work, we knew we had found exactly what we were looking for, and hiring her was definitely the best decision we could have made!
We really wanted a photographer who would truly just capture our day as it happened, naturally and freely, without cheesy posing or overly edited photos, so we can look back for years to come and remember all the little moments and tiny details exactly as the unfolded. I can 100% say that Yun Li and her team captured our day perfectly. Her skill and eye for beautiful shots cannot be beat. I seriously cried getting my photos back because she was able to capture all of the love and emotion surrounding each photo in such a natural way.
In addition, she is just the sweetest person ever, and so amazing to work with. A true professional. I even had guests coming up to me complimenting me on how amazing and personable the photography team was! I'm forever thankful they were there documenting our day.
We 100% recommend Yun Li and her team. You will not be disappointed!
--Nikki & Dylan
Yun Li was incredible to work with! Before the wedding, she had very detailed forms to determine exactly what our priorities are with the pictures and a wedding day timeline. She even agreed to drive out and meet me months before the wedding to visit the church and reception areas to determine what kind of light she would need for the big day.
She is wonderfully professional and easy-going. She never pulled me “out of a moment” for a posed photo or anything like that. She beautifully captured all of the energy and joy of the day.
Actually, she even saved the day a bit when it came to the cake cutting. In the midst of the excitement and celebration, my husband and I almost forgot the cake all together. Before she was scheduled to leave at nine (the reception went until 11), she asked me if I was planning on getting cake pics. Thanks Yun Li! The party was so jumpin’ we would’ve forgotten to slow down and enjoy some cake.
Aside from being an absolute pleasure to work with, her photos came out STUNNING!!! Seriously- my husband and I looked like models! Her family portraits were fit for magazines! If you spend one minute browsing through her instagram you’ll see how she is able to bring out the best in anyone with one shot.
I 100% recommend Yun Li for everyone’s wedding!!!
--Sarah & Joe
I was nervous about hiring a photographer and had looked at the work of over a dozen photographers before I found Yun Li. After comparing the photos of the many other photographers versus Yun Li’s there was a clear winner.
On the day of the wedding Yun was there early as promised and throughout the day her and her team could be found in every intimate moment without being noticed.
When we received our photos 2 weeks later, we were blown away at how beautifully prepared they were. She really captured the moments of the day, and most importantly her photos saw deeper into the emotions on the faces of us, our family and guest. We’ve received so many compliments on our photos.
Yun Li was the professional we were looking for in addition to being so caring and honest. I will be hiring Yun Li for years to come to document all of our family events. I couldn't be happier with my selection for photographer.
--Jayar and Taryn
Yun Li deserves a higher rating, but the website only let me give her a five star. We were looking for a photographer and didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars. We had all but given up, when late one night we went on Thumbtack. Yun’s response was so fast, we were sure it was automated. To our joy and surprise, it was not. We texted each other, and we told her that we wanted to see what other responses we got. We had a few more, but none as impressive as Yun’s amazing ability to capture the moment, and her incredible editing skills. We contacted her, she made herself immediately available to meet, and made the contracting and payments so easy. Something everyone looks for while planning their wedding. Every time we reached out to Yun with a question, her response was always immediate. We touched base before the wedding, and again, made this aspect easy. She was early to be sure we had enough time to get photos while getting ready, and even had a second photographer at no additional cost to us. All of our guests were amazed at how beautifully they both mingled amongst them, never pushy, never in the way, but catching everything that we couldn’t. It’s only been a week, can you imagine our surprise today when Yun sent us some sneak peek photos?! We’ve heard horror stories about not getting your pics for months...not the case here. We couldn’t imagine having anyone else capture our special day, and will highly recommend Yun Li to everyone. Yun, thank you for being the best!
--Derek & John
Yun Li and her amazing team were so fun and lovely to work with! I had a few criteria that I was looking for in a photographer: quality, timeless style, and value. Yun fit the bill and she was such a joy to work with the day of! She made us feel at ease in front of the camera and was so accommodating to my guests whom were very excited and asked for many photos to be taken! The photos turned out beautifully and I can tell she took the care to edit them and make us look our very best. She was professional, very responsive and overall wonderful to work with. I highly recommend Yun Li Photography! We'll cherish these photos for our whole lives.
--Rosanna & Michael
Working with Yun Li is one of the best experiences I have had, not only on Thumbtack, but with any photographer. From our first phone call, she made me feel like she truly cared about our entire experience and the fact that these photos held special sentimental meaning to us. She made it her priority to answer all of our questions in an extremely timely and friendly way, and to make sure we were happy. At no point did we ever feel pressured, worried, nervous, or uncertain of what to expect. Her positive spirit and generosity with her time remained throughout the duration of our project—she treated it like a collaboration and we felt like we were all part of a team. Her raw talent shows through her magical edits and photo composition, and in the way that despite being in a very crowded area, she can position you and herself in a way that makes it look like there was not another soul in sight, or, at least, in the frame. On the other hand, she can work crowds into a photo in a unique and artful way as well, because she is so versatile. Her vibrant use of color and intuition with depth perception are superb. Yun Li was so kind and thoughtful about everything from her emails to her pose suggestions, and she is one of those rare individuals for whom you know that her passion for the work is more important than anything else. We felt like the value was absolutely incredible, as it is rare to find someone that is flexible and affordable but produces the quality work of someone who could easily charge a great deal more. I would recommend Yun Li hundreds of times over and we will absolutely come back to her for our next photo shoot as well.
--Helaina & Lee