Exclusive Interview with Gloria Chan: The Premier Atlanta Wedding Photographer
Glorious Moments is one of our favorite Atlanta wedding photographers! We first worked with Glori when she reached out to us looking for jewelry for her styled shoot. Having done style shoots a few times before, we were excited to team up with Gloria to help bring her vision to life. When I asked what the theme she had in mind, she vividly described the running vines and sweet smell of Tuscany Italy. She had told me that the only place to capture the idea she had was Montaluce Vineyard in North Georgia. When we arrived at the vineyard, I began to see her vision come to life.
The first thing we noticed about the Gloria Chan team was their extremely friendly personalities! Glori and Justin were both smiling from ear to ear throughout the entire shoot, which helped the groom and bride relax. This positive energy might be why some consider them the best wedding photographers in Atlanta. Another thing we noticed was their attention to detail. Every shot, every angle was captured without disrupting the natural movement. Glori and Justin were able to capture moments on camera that weren't even seen to the natural eye.
This styled shoot was actually published on Perfete. Being blown away by their work, we knew we had to get their name out to all of our clients looking for Atlanta wedding photographers! Below, we dive deeper into Glorious Moments and how Glori and Justin have become one of the most beloved Atlanta wedding photographers!
Getting to Know Glori: The Face Behind the Lens
So, tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi, y'all! My name is Glori, I'm the founder, lead photographer, and noodle-lover at Gloria Chan Photography. I was born and raised in Indonesia. In 2009, I came to the US to go to college. My plan was to gain work experience and then move back to Indonesia... But of course, nothing ever happens according to plans, right? Now I'm in Atlanta, happily married with my husband and business partner, and we're ready to serve couples all over the world.
How long have you been a photographer and why did you choose to pursue a career as a photographer?
I jumped in full-time about 3 years ago. I think the right way to say this is the photographer career choose me! Ha! I never thought I would pursue photographer as a career. But, the opportunity came… And the more I do it, the more I fell in love with it. Marriage is such a gift from God. Now, I choose to commit my life as a wedding photographer because I love helping people to love themselves and be present in the moment while I preserve those moments. Our hope is those moments that we preserved will inspire the couple and others to love more!
The Glorious Moments Experience: Beyond Just Photography
How would describe your photography style? What would you compare your work to?
Fun, Vibrant, Timeless, and Romantic. I'd compare it to a fine dining Michelin Star restaurant where you visit not just because you're hungry, but you want the experience to be seamless! And you want to be spoiled!
How would you describe your working style?
I build relationship with my couples in the planning process, so on their wedding day, we become a part of the wedding party. That way, we don't have to hide in the background, but instead, we will be in the moment capturing everything that is happening! And of course, we lead people and make sure their photos look straight out of the magazine :)
How do you connect with your clients?
I do a lot of touch points via zoom throughout the wedding planning. And online meeting. Oh and the best part to connect is at the engagement session. Sometimes we even grab drinks afterwards!
What’s your favorite part about being a wedding photographer?
So many parts! But the best one is I get to be the first person that re-live their wedding day while I edit their photos :) Truly an honor!
How would you describe what sets you apart from other photographers?
We're a husband + wife team that has multicultural backgrounds. We bring in spices to the experience we curate for the couple and also to the final products.
Tips and Insights for Couples Looking for The Perfect Atlanta Wedding Photographer
What are some of your favorite locations to shoot couples engagement photos and why?
One of my favorite places is Montaluce Vineyard because it makes you feel like you're in Italy. And they also have a lot of space to walk around. Oh…And WINE!!
Any tips for couples before taking their engagement photos?
So many! My favorite two: focus on each other instead of the photographer and try to plan your engagement session as your best date ever! Of course, we're here to make it happens!
Finding a good wedding photographer in Atlanta can be a strenuous process. There are so many options to choose from, how do you know if you're making the right choice? Because we have been the start of the wedding process for over three decades, we have worked with many photographers. Our clients have told us which wedding photographers in Atlanta they enjoy working with and which ones have been more difficult. Glori and Justin have recently worked with our client Lauren who had nothing but great things to say. Because we have worked with them as well, we can assure that Glorious Moments is one of our favorite Atlanta wedding photographers.