Sam Chyung is distinguished from other Connecticut wedding photographers for his beautiful documentary images and artistic contemporary portraits. His studio is located at the Arbor Arts Center in Hartford and he is available for location work throughout Connecticut (CT), New York (NY), Massachusetts (MA), and Rhode Island (RI).
We are so impressed by Sam’s images, work ethic, enthusiasm, demeanor, and results that we would highly recommend him to everyone we know. Thank you, Sam, from the bottom of our hearts, for all of your hard work. We look at our beautiful photographs every day with the happiest of memories!!!
-Justina and Deffy
Thank you so much for taking the photographs at our wedding. You are truly an artist; somehow you turned a casual, small family event into a masterpiece to be cherished forever. You were flexible, considered our unique story and preferences, and captured our personalities both accurately and beautifully in your photos. Thank you so much for taking the time to make our photos perfect.
-Cate and Kurtis
You did such an amazing job capturing the emotions of our day and we are so pleased with the images we got back from you. We also received comments from several people regarding how friendly and professional you were throughout the day. Thanks again for all of your hard work!
-Gillian and Al
How I Became a Wedding Photographer
Hello and welcome to my site. My name is Sam Chyung and I’m a Connecticut wedding photographer specializing in documentary style photography and fine art contemporary portraiture.
In 2007, I began my photography career working with a modeling agency in Washington DC. The opportunity to shoot in a studio provided the controlled environment I needed to perfect my skills in lighting, composition, posing, and retouching. It was a great learning experience but after a year or so, my life began to feel too repetitious and I was yearning for some excitement.
Then in 2008, an acquaintance who really liked my work asked if I could photograph his wedding. I tried to explain how wedding photography required a different skill set than what I had but he wouldn’t take no for an answer. It was time for a crash course in wedding photography!
My online search led me to the art of wedding photojournalism, where talented photojournalists would use their editorial skills to pick up weekend gigs. They distinguished themselves from other wedding photographers by shooting with natural light. Instead of stiff looking portraits and party type snapshots, these photojournalists focused on telling the story. I had found a new direction for my photography and my life has never been the same!
Today, I’m proud to consider myself a documentary wedding photographer. I won’t go so far as to call myself a photojournalist since I’m not employed by a newspaper but my goal is the same, to capture real moments as they happen. And I believe I have a distinct advantage over other Connecticut wedding photographers because of my experience working as a commercial photographer.
Lastly, one of the best compliments I receive has nothing to do with my images. I know that sounds crazy but it’s true. I think one of my greatest strengths and what sets me apart from other Connecticut wedding photographers is the fact that I’m easy to get along with. That skill allows me to capture people as they are. But don’t take my word for me. Let’s setup a consultation today!