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Lisa Hu Chen Testimonials | Orange County Lifestyle Family and Event Photographer


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Working with Lisa Hu Chen was a pleasure. Not only did Lisa bring out the best in the kids, but also she made it in to a fun event. They enjoyed it so much they wanted more photos taken. Lisa’s talent and artistic vision came through in the kids senior pictures as well as in my brother's wedding photos. When I look at the beautiful results, it is as if I am reliving the moments passed. Thank you for creating art out of reality and capturing the moments!

Elise t-a.

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Finding a photographer is easy, but finding a photographer that makes you feel comfortable, makes you laugh, and captures those special moments even when you don’t know she’s doing it is RARE. Lisa Chen is an incredible photographer but also an amazing person inside and out. She has such a creative eye, gives direction when needed, is patient and kind and really loves what she does. All these attributes not only make Lisa an ideal photographer but in turn creates the most beautiful images. Family sessions, individual portraits, delectable foods, precious newborns, her range is wide and there is nothing she can’t capture.

— Christine K.


Lisa is simply amazing. She made the stressful task of taking family photos enjoyable and easy. Her relaxed and warm demeanor immediately resonated with our children and our photo shoot with her was a wonderful experience. Lisa is a true professional who listened to our requests and ideas, while also guiding us with her creative knowledge and expertise. Our photos conveyed how natural, happy and fun our shoot was. The results were some truly beautiful photos which we will treasure forever. I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough. We can't wait to create more memorable moments with her!

Bonnie w.

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Lisa is the best! I had the pleasure of having her shoot “a day in the life” of our family of five. She came to our house one morning and took candid shots of us. She immediately helped us feel at ease and the kids adored her. I have to say, I love these pictures so much! They are so much more unique and meaningful than a typical “staged” photo shoot. She captured the personalities in our family perfectly and we are constantly looking back at them and smiling. If you're looking for a unique and quality photo shoot, Lisa will not disappoint!

– Cheryl A.


Lisa Hu Chen is the perfect blend of everything you want in a family photographer. First of all, as an artist, she chooses interesting locations and thinks about color and balance much more than the average photographer. She captures the beauty in posed photos, but also does a wonderful job of capturing the fun, unplanned moments during the session that end up, many times, being your favorite shots. Lisa is also a perfectionist, which creates a lot more work for her, but ends up in wonderfully composed and edited photos for her clients. In addition, she is a mother of four kids and understands all the crazy dynamics that occur when trying to get a family to work together in a photo shoot.  She’s patient, flexible and funny, and my kids would listen to her long before they would listen to me. Overall, the results were amazing!  We all looked so natural and our individual personalities showed in the images. We can’t wait to work with Lisa again!"

Julie G.

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OMG Lisa was amazing. We have two rambunctious boys (8/10 year olds) that can hardly sit still for extended periods, much less enjoy taking pictures. We had an outdoor shoot and what we loved most about Lisa was how she was able to adapt to the situation (mainly our kids) while being able to take amazing pictures.  She came prepared with blankets, waters and a first aid kit in case.  Lisa was able to engage my kids in small talk, keep them focused on the ultimate task at hand, and also give us suggestions on how we would look our best. The icing on the cake was when my kids started grabbing sticks/branches and started playing with them. Our initial reaction was to have the kids drop them and BEHAVE!! Instinctively, Lisa encouraged them and had my kids use the sticks as props for the pictures. That eased the tension for everyone, enabled the kids to have fun and really made the session enjoyable for all.  We would not hesitate to use Lisa again, and definitely recommend her to all our friends, especially those with kids!!! And yes.... The pictures were amazing!!!!!!

Sunny W.

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Our family of four (kids ages 8 and 10) did a photo and video session with Lisa. She was absolutely wonderful to work with! Lisa has a natural ability to make everyone feel comfortable and just have a great time! In doing so, the photos and videos captured our true essence. Her energy and warm personality made the session flow smoothly. To cap it off, she is beyond talented with her photography and capturing beautiful moments on film.

— Janet I.