North Carolina Wedding Photographer
Welcome To Forever
Tell Me About Your Love Stories
“Putting your Love first in all things
Weathering whatever their worst brings
Holding them on the days the sun won’t shine
Honoring your commitment till the end of time”
Let The Magic Begins
The One With The Camera.
I am a wedding photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. And I don’t want to be just a Photographer for your wedding.
I wanna know more about you and go deeper inside your heart and find the way to capture your Day.
Following Your Heart
The food goes away and the alcohol gets consumed but the images of your day last forever ...
Sarah & Garrett / Atlantic Beach NC
I did not understand the benefit of working with a great photographer until I met Long! There is no review I could give that would give justice to the incredible gift Long has given to me and my husband with the beautiful photographs he took of our wedding! But the fabulous photos are only the beginning. Long communicated so quickly with my husband and I as we planned our wedding, then postponed our wedding until 2021 due to COVID, then quickly planned an intimate beach ceremony for July 2020. Long was compassionate, understanding, and flexible every step of the way! We only had 12 guests at our wedding, so it made the photos even more important: they became the way we could share our day with the many family members and friends who could not join our celebration due to the pandemic. Long also stepped in to help us manage the day since we did not have a venue or wedding coordinator for our very small wedding. Long made sure that the ceremony ran on time and helped everyone get to the right places. He made me and my husband feel calm and taken care of, so that we could really focus on each other and our new life together on our wedding day. Long is a master of documentary-style photography, so our photos look so natural and not posed or faked. We did do the standard posed photos with our family, and even those are beautiful. Long just made everyone feel so comfortable and at ease. He is truly the full package for a photographer! I already cannot wait to work with him again for the big wedding part we have planned for 2021. Whatever kind of wedding you have planned, Long will listen to you, he will be responsive and kind, and he will make your vision come to life. It is worth it to get a great photographer! We'll cherish our beautiful photos from Long for the rest of our lives and have fond memories of the important role he played during our day.
Leilani & Jimmy / The Barn at Valhalla
Where to begin?! My fiancé and I love our photographer so much!!! I can’t say enough how happy I am to have found Long as our photographer. He is so easy to work with. My fiancé and I is so awkward with taking pictures but Long made us comfortable with our engagement session making it super fun for us. And I believe that’s very important to get the best photos. OMG Our wedding pictures is so breathtakingly beautiful!! I cried. What a talent!! If your looking for the best photographer to capture your special day that’s Long Yau!!!
Claudia & Darren / Charlotte NC
Long was absolutely amazing.my husband and I were very hesitant about save the date pictures because we weren't comfortable in front of the camera and Long immediately made us feel comfortable. His way of being and directing you through the process makes you feel at ease and with no pressures. After a while we got so into it, I completely forgot he was taking pictures of us. For our wedding, we wanted fun, candid pictures with our family and he delivered 100%. His pictures showed the emotion of the night and told a story, and the best part is that we didn't spend 2-3 hours posing for pictures which we absolutely didn't want.
Melissa & Jeff /Raleigh NC
We couldn't have been more thrilled with our experience with Long Yau - both as a photographer and a person. From our first conversation through our wedding day, Long was attentive, thoughtful, and delivered every step of the way. Always prompt with meetings and delivering photos, Long is incredibly professional and does everything he can to perfectly capture the most meaningful moments of your day. It was important to us that our photographer understood the overall feeling of our wedding and Long's personal touch and style exceeded our expectations. Working with Long, you'll find that his primary focus is getting to know you as a couple so he can best capture your most intimate moments. I would recommend Long Yau to anyone and hope we have an opportunity to work with him again in the future.
Kylie & Noah / Gray Stone Pine NC
Long Yau was THE BEST photographer we could have asked for. Two big things that we were looking for in a photographer was the amount of time they came for, and the style of photography. I noticed that most photographers come for only around 6 hours. Long Yau is there for as long as you need him. He was at my wedding from 10am - 10pm making sure that he captured EVERY moment. The type of photos we were looking for in a wedding photographer was a “moody” feel. I really liked the grainy, vintage feel. Long Yau’s style was that and more. The photos are everything I have ever dreamed of for my wedding photos. Not only did we love the photos, we also really enjoyed Long Yau as a person. He was extremely nice, personable, and made sure we stayed stress free all day! We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding photographer, Long Yau went about and beyond our expectations!
Ashley & Bud / Forest Hall at Chatham Mills NC
Long was absolutely amazing from the first time we spoke all the way up to our wedding day! Not only is he extremely talented in his photography - (his work speaks for itself if you view his website) but he is such a great person too! He strives to connect with his couples on more than just a professional level to make you feel comfortable with him and the camera! He really is not just there to take pictures and go home, he is more involved than that! We could not be happier with our photos and all of the moments Long captured for us!!
Amanda & Brian / The Barn at Valhalla
My now husband and I absolutely loved our experience with Long, from beginning to end of our wedding journey, and we look forward to keeping in touch with him and continuing to reach out to him for his talents at future milestones we experience and want to capture! We first met him at a coffee shop and just talked with him about our style and our vision for our wedding photos, and we really jived! He was super friendly and relatable, and really heard us when we told him of our vision for our wedding photos and the type of vibe we were hoping to capture. We did our engagement shoot with him and we were really able to take the time to get comfortable throughout that session, before our wedding day photos, which was invaluable, as neither myself or my husband are very comfortable being photographed or being the center of attention. We absolutely LOVED our engagement session photos, and got tons of compliments on them! We still love them and are so grateful to have photos of ourselves that we both like -- a phenomenon that is hard to come by for us! We knew after the engagement session that we trusted Long completely, and we were right to! Our wedding photos turned out SO beautiful, despite our wedding taking place on maybe the hottest day in September in North Carolina! Long even recommended other vendors to us, including a DJ, who we hired, and also couldn't have been more grateful for! Long is so talented, and my husband and I feel SO lucky that we found him. Now we have stunning photos from our wedding day that we will always cherish, and a new friend in Long!
Lam & Quoc / Adaumont Farm NC
We wish we could give Long more stars for his talent & efforts! I am a type of person who is always wanting more and never satisfied when it comes to photography. It took me a long time to search for a wedding photographer that is creative, classic, natural, and personal. Long posses all those traits. Our engagement shooting at Max Patch was amazing! My husband and I had so many beautiful photos and of course great moments with Long as friends! We definitely recommend Long for couples who are looking for a dream wedding photographer! It is not just because Long is a wonderful photographer, but also for the time he is willing to give each couple. I knew it because he was also the photographer for my sister's wedding. Our wedding day was extremely long, but it turned out so stunning through his camera. All pictures were simple, emotional, and timeless for us!We are very happy and satisfied with Long's service. It was blessed to have him for our wedding day! Great experience, great friend, and great business.