Hello! We are Promessa Studios!

We are a group of passionate internationally awarded photographers and filmmakers – always ready for adventure… and bubble tea.

Timeless and authentic photography isn’t something that just happens. It takes time, planning, and experience. Our goal is to create artwork pieces that will tell your story in an honest way. We take time to get to know our clients because it allows us to understand you on a deeper level.

So… why choose us?

You understand how valuable photographs are. You want to create a meaningful visual story.

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At the end of a wedding day, you get to walk away with two things, a partner for life and your photographs.

At the end of this year, you and your children will be one year older. Cherish every moment you have with them. You have 18 summers with your precious babies  before they head off to college.

You want photographs that stand out, stand the test of time, and are utterly and breathtakingly beautiful. You want a meaningful visual story.

Meaningful, because these photographs need to be specific to you. You’re different and we love you for it. We want to get to know you because that’s the best way for us to photograph how you want to remember your life around you.

Visual, because what we create is absolutely meant to be seen. However, it’s also meant to be felt. Emotions run high in what we do. Timeless and authentic portraiture isn’t something that just happens.  It takes time and intentional planning to make your Experience meaningful. We are excited to get to know you so that we can create visuals that will make you feel something when you look at these photographs.

Story, because these photographs are your legacy. These photographs will help you remember and cherish the connections that you have with people you love.

You want someone that you can trust.

LIberty House Indian wedding photos with South Asian traditional ceremony in New Jersey

We are more than photographers. We are timeline directors, family portrait wranglers, an additional bridesmaid, a wedding coordinator, and a patient and kind ear to listen.

You want a photographer that is experienced with toddler tantrums and fussy mother-in-laws. You want a friend who that will be calm and help you handle all any and all emergencies with grace, patience, and a smile. You want a artist that is not only a creative nut, but also organized to a T. Lean on our expertise – in all things families and weddings. We’ve done this before, and we have the battle scars to prove it! Our intention is to be there for you, every step of the way.

You are drawn towards high quality wall art and albums

 Boston University Castle wedding, Boston University Marsh Chapel, Boston wedding photography, Nicole Chan Photography

We have a passion for photography. We have a love for helping people celebrate the relationships in their life. Celebrate your life by displaying the people you love on walls. Feel something every time you look at your beautiful wall art. We are fortunate to have wonderful connections with the best album makers and wall art suppliers in the world. We absolutely cannot wait to create beautiful art for your family!

We’re excited to meet you!

 Nicole Chan Photography 2014

Karen’s friends describe her as an amazing listener and very compassionate. Her love for visual arts stems from doodling and painting as a child. What makes her an incredible photographer is her a genuine care and interest in the families that she photographs. In order to get to know her families better, she asks sentimental questions about your relationships that you likely have not thought of before. Yes, Karen is extremely kind. She has a way with children and a way with dogs. She also has a way to influence everyone to go cliff jumping, drive through McDonalds at 3am for a toy, and has the talent that everyone envies – the ability to sleep in an instant… anywhere and at any time.

Karen’s Bucket List 

  • Learn to ride a motorcycle
  • Drive on the Autobahn
  • Hug a baby giant panda

Bucket list – Achieved!

  • Scuba dive the SS Yongala in Australia
  • Backpack (and eat my way through) Japan 
  • Photograph underwater

Caitlin is one of the coolest and chillest people you’ll ever meet. Her relaxed nature puts everyone at ease and this is especially helpful when she’s creating the most beautiful photo that you’ll ever see of yourself! Caitlin’s authenticity allows her to make friendly easily and often at weddings, she blends in with the friend groups so well that many mistake her for being a wedding guest with a camera, rather than a seasoned professional. Her laughter is infectious and we love her for it. She’s our resident adventure junkie – hiking (even in the winter), camping, biking, rock climbing, bouldering (IN BOULDER, once!). We can always depend on Caitlin to be down for a good time – whether that’s getting lost in the woods or hanging at the house with beers. 

Caitlin’s Bucket List

  • Hike Patagonia
  • Go on an extended backpacking trip in Europe or Asia
  • Capture my grandma’s childhood stories on video

Bucket List – Achieved:

  • Hike Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Live Abroad (Italy)
  • Visit Iceland (Drive the Ring Road)

Eric, often mistaken for being quiet, is one of the most hardworking people that we’ve come across. He is constantly looking to improve his storytelling ability – finding unique ways to tell stories and infuse emotion into his films. He loves trying new things and his diversified interests makes him so relatable and extremely fun to be around. Eric’s humility is unparalleled; Whenever he dives into a hobby – whether it be athletic like dragon boating or strategy-related in a board game, he tends to excel in it!

Eric’s Bucket List

  • Start a campfire without a lighter
  • Spend Christmas in Japan
  • See Greek architecture in Athens

Bucket List – Achieved:

  • Catch a tuna
  • Rappel, swim, and climb a waterfall
  • Hike a volcano

Micha has a personality that makes strangers instantly trust her. She’s a considerate soul – one who always looks out for others and puts them before herself. She’s determined – several years ago, she wanted a position in Italy and so, she learned Italian. Having a penchant for languages, she’s also conversational in Japanese and I’m sure that if you dared her to learn another language by your wedding day, it would probably happen. (Please do it. We’re really curious!)

Micha’s Bucket List

  • Go to Japan
  • Hike a 14er
Micha’s Bucket List – completed
  • Teach the world about the wonders of ice blocking *ongoing struggle
  • Become fluent in the languages I currently only know pieces of
  • Visit every continent *progress: 4/7

Nicole’s constant state of curiosity and excitement is only surpassed by the speed as to which she speaks. The type A in her keeps the team organized and always striving to more creatively tell stories. She’s a culture junkie – always interested in learning more about people and putting herself in interesting situations to do so: hunting with indigenous ethnic group, rural village homestays, shady hostels, and eating all sorts of things that she probably shouldn’t.

Nicole’s Bucket List

  • Travel through Argentina on horseback
  • Scuba dive the top 10 wrecks in the world
  • Explore the Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

Bucket List – Achieved

  • Own a car that has power locks ( FINALLY.)
  • Ski a ♦♦ without peeing myself
  • Teach the cutest Husky in the world to high five!