lisa hu chen



You’ve landed at the right place

I am a photographer, a graphic designer, and a proud OCSA parent.

If you are looking for a relaxed, fun, and low-key photo session, look no further. My goal is to make you and your family feel comfortable, stress-free and, hopefully, a little playful. In our time together, I will capture hidden moments that will resonate as meaningful and intimate to you. You can choose to smile. Or not. Look at the camera. Or don’t. But one thing is for sure: I will summon and encapsulate the connection that only you and your family can create. The rhythm and energy of your bond already exist. My role is to capture it through my lens.

all inclusive pricing

My session pricing is all-in, meaning you won’t be nickel-and-dimed with unexpected extras. You will receive all of your precisely-edited photographs in a password-protected online gallery, with access to download all of them at the click of a button. I’m generous with my galleries and am likely to present a minimum of 65 images. Most importantly, I want our time together to be easy, meaningful, fun and worthwhile. If you’d like to share with family and friends, pass along the gallery link and password. If you’d like to scroll through moments on your phone, download them into your Camera Roll. If you decide you’d like to buy prints, I’ll set you up with professional photo lab prints at deeply discounted pricing, but more as a convenience to you than a service from me.

Family portrait with teenagers, blended family portrait at Noguchi Gardens Costa Mesa

Family Session $550

An hour-long session with your immediate family members at the location of your choice in OC, either outdoors or in-home. I may bring my collection of blankets and ask you to pick one and help me spread it, where upon you can pile with your family, and where I usually get the most giggles. All sessions are scheduled either early in the morning or about 2 hours before sunset for the most ideal and lovely lighting.

Check out more family galleries here: Guntrip Family | Wei Family | Wong Family


Senior Session

Single $300
Twins $475

A 30 minute session at the location of your choice in OC. Twin sessions are 60 minutes. My senior sessions are personal, casual, and lifestyle-driven, meaning you set the pace of your session and I take photographs of you at your most true and comfortable. I will give direction if you prefer, or follow you quietly as you enjoy your favorite activity. While outfit changes are welcome, my hope is to capture you for who you are, and not what outfit you chose.


special offer for ocsa seniors


OCSA Yearbook Senior Ad

Custom Half page ad $295
Custom full page ad $395

As a professional graphic designer for over 20 years, I have extensive, client-focused experience creating ads for major brands across all mediums. I can help your senior create a yearbook ad that is impactful, meaningful, artful and personal. Design time includes 1 or 2 layout options to choose from with a maximum of 7 photos in the layout (supplied photos must be full size, high-resolution image files); two (2) rounds of proofs and edits; and one (1) high-resolution PDF or JPG finalized according to the yearbook specifications and ready to send to print.

OCSA Senior Package*

Senior Package Individual Session + Custom Half Page Ad $495
Senior Package Individual Session + Custom Full Page Ad $575
Senior Package Twins Session + Custom Ad $895

Individual package includes one (1) Senior Photo Session and one (1) customized Senior Yearbook Ad; ad size can be half page or full page .
Twin package includes one (1) Twins Senior Photo Session and a choice of one (1) combined full page ad featuring one image, or two (2) separate half page ads. For two (2) separate full page ads, please add $80.

After our photo session and gallery presentation, you will select up to 7 photos you’d like to be featured in the ad, and then you will leave the design to me. After 1-2 weeks, I will present at least one layout option and you will have up to two rounds of proofs to make changes or edits. Final ad will be a high-resolution, print ready PDF or JPG that can be emailed to the yearbook committee, shared with friends and family, or printed and framed as a treasured keepsake.

*Due to the time-consuming nature of this project and my desire to make each experience as personal and custom as possible for your Senior, I will offer a limited number of Senior Packages. All Senior Package purchases must be paid in full at the time of booking in order to receive the reduced package rates.