About Wayne and Angela

We are so excited to share with you all that inspires, excites, and motivates us to do what we do best—seeing the world differently. As photographers and designers, learning to find beauty and creating imagery that everyone can understand and relate to are what we believe we were made to do.

We are Wayne and Angela, a husband-and-wife photography team specializing in weddings, fashion, and portrait photography. Like many other couples, we are very (very) different people. You might say we complement each other, or that we are the best of both worlds. But really, we know it just means we can never agree on the same flavor of ice cream.

Wayne is most inspired by photojournalism and action, so he enjoys documentary-style shooting, focusing on candids, real emotions, and seeing the big picture. He likes finding new perspectives on simple events, and fresh stories where nobody is looking. And of course, he likes anything with a little bit of attitude. Just like he loves to rock out on his guitars (both electric and acoustic) when he’s not being a photographer.

Angela is the softer, girlier side of our relationship, not to mention her attention to detail and all things pretty. She enjoys posed portraits as well as editorial-style fashion and detail shots, which helps us all to appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of everything around us. Her love for design and handmade creations has inspired her to create cuddly friends in her spare time, which she fondly calls Handmade Creatures.

Together, we are bold and delicate. big picture and fine detail. edgy and romantic. raw and refined.

we are a team, both in our business and in life—
for every photo shoot, every trip to the dog park, and every bump in the journey ahead.

we are wayne and angela. and we are in love.

And now, the stuff you might want to know....

Wayne and Angela met in art school attending the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). He was from New Jersey. She was from California. And truth be told, it wasn't love at first sight, but we were inseparable from day one. Wayne began shooting weddings throughout college, but eventually finished school with a background in advertising and media studies, and began at the bottom of the corporate ladder at an advertising agency in New York City. In 2007, he decided to start his own photography business after realizing that climbing that ladder wasn't quite his cup of tea. Very quickly, Wayne Yuan Photography was born. Angela graduated with a degree in graphic design and worked in a marketing and design agency for several years before joining Wayne's business in 2008 as an album designer, and eventually photographer (and girlfriend!).

We have been working together ever since and have photographed over 200 weddings and photo shoots all over the world, including Barbados, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Cancun, Napa Valley, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Francisco, New Hampshire, Detroit, Manhattan, Princeton, Philadelphia, Boulder, Boston, Chicago, and Houston. After being in the New York area for over 5 years in business, we finally moved to our new home in San Diego after getting married in November of 2011. We are excited to start our new journey together here in Southern California, and cannot wait to share it with you!

We are currently active members of several highly-regarded photography and wedding associations such as Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book, Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), Fearless Photographers, and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.