We’re Michael and Angela, but our friends call us… well, Michael and Angela! Which makes us friends! We help the most joyful brides and grooms celebrate the legacy of their love stories with romantic and timeless wedding photography. We are a sweetheart team obsessed with Taylor Swift, Taco Bell and the color pink. 

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left photo - bridesmaid helping bride get into dress in beautiful room; right photo - close up of bride holding bridal bouquet

Getting Ready Planning for Great Wedding Photos starts with choosing the right getting ready location. We’ve seen it all from the extra room at the church building to the bright, wide open presidential suites in luxurious hotels. Whatever comes our way when it comes to our California weddings, we can make anything look great! But […]

January 19, 2020

Series of 3 images - left photo of bride surrounded by bridesmaids in a cinderella moment - middle photo of daisy marc jacobs perfume - right photo of bride in getting ready outfit popping champagne

INTRO How can you be planning for great wedding photos before the big day? Okay, so you finally found your venue. You’ve locked in your dream photographer. You’re still trying to cut down your guest list (cause all of us brides know how quickly that list adds up!). You still need to decide between a […]

January 19, 2020

husband and wife in wedding suit and wedding dress during golden hour - couple facing each other in loving embrace with noses touching and smiling at each other

The DJ announced the father/daughter dance. Our sweet Angela Sue bride, Morgan, twirled on the dance floor waiting for her father to meet her there. She describes him to be a lot like our favorite Parks Department Director (a.k.a. Ron Swanson). The kind of man that only shows emotion when it’s truly a moment he’ll […]

November 24, 2019

man and woman stand on the cliffs in Carmel overlooking the ocean holding each other in loving embrace and laughing at each other

They met how most of us meet each other nowadays. It wasn’t an accidental run in at the bookstore or an innocent, “Can I buy you a drink?” At a downtown San Jose, California bar. No, we discovered at this Carmel destination engagement session that Carla & Isaac are pretty much our couple soulmates. Thanks […]

November 3, 2019

man engaged to woman holding hands walking down dock at golden hour with tall wheat grass around them and hills behind them

It only took a couple years. Maybe one—it was definitely up for debate at Corrie & Mark’s Fremont Engagement Session at Ardenwood and Coyote Hills last weekend. She was sure it was two years but Mark insisted it was only one before he finally made his move. One way or the other, this Fremont Engagement […]

November 2, 2019

engaged couple laying on a bed of rose petals laughing at each other and smiling for engagement pictures at Shark Fin Cove for their Santa Cruz Wedding

Little did she know, Lukas had something else in mind for what seemed like a normal trip to Lake Tahoe, so Brianna & Lukas’ Shark Fin Cove Engagement Session happened simply because Lukas would let nothing stand in his way, not even his soon-to-be fiancé (at the time). And boy are we thankful that he […]

October 19, 2019

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