Honest / Authentic / Genuine

photography for real love, real life, and all people

Working with Xiaopan Xue photography was seamless and enjoyable! We felt that we could relax and just be ourselves.

Alyssa + Jovannys

Your story is uniquely your's and I wouldn't have it any other way.

My business is grounded in the values of authenticity, connectivity, and social justice. I just happen to be a photographer.
I believe that your story is unique, no matter what the subject matter is. I CREATE art that tells your story in a way that FEELS like you. I promise you will feel comfortable in front of my camera, you will always know what is going on, and your photo session will feel like a delightful TREAT YOSELF moment, because that's how it should be. 

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Vocal, Strong, & Passionate

I'm Xiaopan (shee-yow pan).
Manifesting Generator | Enneagram 8 | ISTJ-T
+ Southern California Photographer based in Orange County
+ Queer, Chinese-American child of first-generation immigrants
+ I believe in reflecting my social justice passions through my work whether it is the people I work with or the businesses I buy from. 
+ Crystal, horoscope, and tattoo fanatic
+ I love my wife and family, the feeling of clean sheets after a shower, and McDonald's.

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I create forever memories for you.

 Every photo I deliver to you is handcrafted from my heart, through my eyes, and by my hands. When you see them, you will feel genuine and organic emotion. I'm your photographer, motivator, and posing coach.
I got you with:
+ my comprehensive session guides
+ FAQ section
+ 30-minute video/call consultation (included in every single package)
+60-minute collaboration meeting to make sure your session is successful
+ my direct & authentic prompts guaranteed to make you feel like you've been in front of a camera your whole life

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Starting at $2100

All wedding packages include an engagement shoot, a second shooter, and a private, online gallery.

Weddings

Sessions for the Instagram influencer or blogger and small business. All packages come with a private, online gallery.

Branding

Anniversaries, maternity, graduation, and family photos. All packages come with a private, online gallery.

Lifestyle

Starting at $250

Starting at $380

Cute, natural, and romantic moments were effortlessly captured in a way that made us feel beautiful and artistic.

From the very start Xiaopan made our shoot comfortable and inviting, something we were very nervous about at first quickly became a fun outing with friends. As much as this was clearly a professional photoshoot, it was also a relaxing and warm experience. Xiaopan’s scouting was incredible, finding a picturesque area serving as a incredible backdrop to our love. The finished product shines with this comfort and love, which has left the experience wholly positive and fulfilling. We look forward to getting to work with Xiaopan again because the experience we had with her was unparalleled to anything we have had before.

Ailísh + Luke
engagement session client

"Xiaopan is definitely one of the best photographers in Southern California." 

She makes you feel comfortable about what you're wearing, guides you on how to pose, brings a magnetic energy to the table. AND, she makes every shoot extremely fun! I will definitely book her again! Don't second guess it, just book her and you won't be disappointed!

Morgan
graduation session client

I was so nervous about doing my first professional photo shoot for my blog but she immediately made me feel comfortable and confident! 

If I had to think of three words to describe my experience it would be professional, friendly, and excellent! I liked how she took the time to show me how great the pictures were coming out during the shoot. She was so patient and made the experience really fun! I would highly recommend her services! I continue to use her amazing photos on my blog and I can’t wait to work with her again! 

Kery
Lifestyle blogger client

"She makes taking such important pictures fun and memorable."

Xiaopan took my engagement pictures almost two years ago. She gave great advice leading up to the photoshoot and was punctual if not early the day of the shoot. She takes the time to explain every pose and values client input on the spot. She is phenomenal and I highly recommend her to anybody! 

Alicia + jeff
Engagement session client
returning maternity session client

"She truly listened to my vision for both shoots and they turned out even better than I imagined."

She went above and beyond to get the perfect shot! She also made me feel so comfortable and beautiful (specifically with my maternity shoot). With every pose, she made sure that looked my best, that my hair was in place and that the lighting hit just right. Every time I look at my photos from our shoot with Xiaopan, I can’t help but smile. Not only did she capture the most precious moments in mine and my husband’s life, but she made me feel so comfortable in my own skin during the entire shoot. 

Kim + Jeff
returning Family session client
returning maternity session client

She is also extremely organized with a simple process to follow for every part of the booking!

Patient, Knowledgable, Friendly! This was my first time doing a photoshoot in years and Xiaopan was extremely sweet! I was particular on the type of looks I wanted in my cap and gown and she executed everything flawlessly! Xiaopan actually gives you all of your photos! Finally you’re able to pick out the pictures that you want to post instead of receiving 10 or so photos wondering where a certain look or scene went! She is also extremely organized with a simple process to follow for every part of the booking!

Simone 
graduation session client
returning lifestyle blogger client

"Xiaopan and her team were there with professionalism, light-hearted fun attitude, and willingness to roll with the punches."

As beautiful as they are, almost everything about wedding planning is stressful for girls like me that never wanted to plan a wedding. Xiaopan and her team were an amazing break from all the wedding stress. Xiaopan's style fit what I asked for but maintained a professional's eye which resulted in truly beautiful photography that captured one of the happiest days of our lives. I am so thankful that I trusted the right team to capture our "forever moment"!

Sasha + cory
engagement & wedding client

it was easy from start to finish. Xiaopan worked with me beforehand to get an idea of what I wanted to get out of the photo session that would bring out the best in me.

I've never really been one who considered myself "photogenic", or someone who enjoys taking a lot of pictures. However, from the start you were very good about making me feel comfortable. After the first set of pictures we took, when you showed me the raw images, I remember thinking to myself "This was a great decision.". I knew from then on that I had made the right choice in coming to you for my pictures.

Patrick
headshot client

If you are looking for a professional who really cares about you as a bride and making your wedding day the one of your dreams, look no further.

She made us feel comfortable and our first meeting was focused on getting to know each other, what the couples needs were, and what we want this experience to be like. I am beyond grateful I choose her to be my photographer for both the engagement and wedding.

tiana + greg
Engagement & WEDDING CLIENT

Xiaopan went above and beyond to manifest all of my ideas.

If you are a detail-oriented person who likes to plan, then you’d appreciate the itinerary Xiaopan sends prior to the photo shoot. The day of was very smooth as Xiaopan had all my notes and visions in mind while also incorporating her own ideas! Her expertise is definitely to be trusted! I appreciate her attention to detail and working with clients to get the best product.I highly recommend Xiaopan as she strives to make the people she works with happy and satisfied!

Nau + tomas
graduation session client

Our shoot was full of love, and attention to detail that highlighted who we were.

Being an engaged gay couple means dealing with “Mr. and Mrs.” assumptions at every turn. Since the day we got engaged, we were made blatantly aware that the wedding process and marriage was not meant for us. However, the simplest part of the entire process was our photoshoot with Xiaopan! As a queer artist herself, Xiaopan was able to not only make us feel comfortable, but extra special, just as any soon-to-be married couple should feel.
She took her time to get to know what would make us look best, while simultaneously capturing the spirit of our relationship. I could not be more pleased with my experience with Xiaopan, and would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants love to shine through their photos!

nathan + rod
engagement session client

her communication beforehand is what helped everything go along smoothly.

I had the wonderful opportunity to have Xiaopan do my college grad photos and I was 100% satisfied with how everything turned out. She was very thorough with grad photo Do's and Dont's and wanted to make sure I got the results I wanted. Xiaopan was highly professional and I recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer who is highly skilled and who has an eye for the good stuff!

teresa
graduation session client

she captured our love in such a stunning way.

Xiaopan is wonderful! The engagement shoot she did for us was just beautiful. The spot she suggested was a little gem near Anaheim full of great light and colours, and her photos managed to really emphasise them. We love the photos! She put us at ease, made us laugh, brought some fun props, and was just lovely.

melissa + mike
engagement session cient

I've worked with her on multiple occasions, and I have never been disappointed (which is why I keep coming back). 

She is very professional, and her pictures come out in amazing quality. I took my graduation pictures with her years ago, and since then, she has helped me in multiple fashion shoots for my blog. She is really reliable and communicative. I would highly recommend her services to anyone!

sharon
lifestyle/blogger client

Xiaopan guided me along the way and allowed each moment to be captured organically.

She incorporated every pose that I had in mind along with poses that she –by experience- knew would compliment the theme of my shoot. Also, if weather becomes an unexpected obstacle, believe me when I say you are in great hands. I look forward to the day that I get to work with her once again.

elena
graduation session cient

How do i book you?

How do i book you?

FAQ

Fill out the contact form below with as much detail as you can. This will help me understand your needs better so I can send you the most helpful information. I will reach out in 24-48 hours (unless I'm traveling in which case I will have an away message so you can know when to expect an answer back). 

How do i book you?

when will i get my photos?

when will i get my photos?

Engagement, Lifestyle, and Branding portraits: 2 weeks
Wedding: 6 weeks
My work doesn't stop after I take the photos! I spend time looking through every single image and decide which ones to keep. After that, I edit each photo and make sure that everything from the color and composition looks amazing. I promise it'll be worth it! 

what is required to book and confirm a date and time?

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK AND CONFIRM A DATE AND TIME?

A signed contract and 50% retainer with the remainder of the payment due 7 days before your event date. 

what kind of sessions do you offer? 

WHAT KIND OF SESSIONS DO YOU OFFER? 

I offer lifestyle, engagement + wedding, and branding sessions. I have experience in each of these areas and you can check out my portfolio in the Work section to see the art I create. Check out the Investment section for starting prices and examples of different sessions I offer.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

DO YOU TRAVEL?

Absolutely! I am based in Southern California and LOVE to travel! I would love to come to you for a destination anything session. Fees will vary depending on the location and how I would be getting there. I'm a big fan of custom packages and can create one that fits you!

CAN I PICK MY SESSION LOCATION?

CAN I PICK MY SESSION LOCATION?

Picking a session location will be a collaboration between the both of us. I would love to hear your ideas about a vision for your session. Based on that information, I would recommend some locations and we would also take a look at your location ideas. My goal is always to pick the location that fits your vision the best but also doesn't break the bank. Many locations require photo permit fees, but don't worry I GOT YOU and we can figure everything out!

can i pick my session time?

CAN I PICK MY SESSION Time?

This is another I GOT YOU moment. As a natural light photographer who has experience shooting outdoors in a variety of locations, I recommend shooting during "golden hour". You may have heard this term before and it refers to the hour or 2 before sunset. The light is the most soft, warm, and gentle during this time. Your photos will have you GLOWING and RADIATING and SLAYING. If you have schedule constraints, let's talk and figure out the best solution for you!

how many edited photos will i receive?

HOW MANY EDITED PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?

Engagement, Branding, and Lifestyle sessions: a MINIMUM of 50 images
Weddings: a MINIMUM of 500 images
Elopements: a MINIMUM of 100 images
Any other custom session I build for you: number will vary based on type of photos and time allotted

Can i buy prints and other printed products from you?

CAN I BUY PRINTS AND OTHER PRINTED PRODUCTS FROM YOU?

Absolutely. Although digital sharing of photos has become the primary way we consume images, I still believe that a physical print of a photo holds a different type of meaning. I do high-quality prints and heirloom albums and would love to discuss these options with you!

how will i receive my photos?

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

All sessions include a private, digital gallery.

What equipment do you shoot with?

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

I believe that the gear I shoot with are the tools that allow me to create the art I share with clients. I will always use high quality equipment. I currently use a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 5D Mark III. Lenses include 50mm, 85mm, 35mm, 24-70mm 2.8L, and 70-200mm 2.8L. I also use on camera and off camera flashes (Godox 869VII) to create beautiful shots in dimly lit locations.

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