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 puppies. 

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wife and husband walk hand in hand with 3 month old baby in wife's arms on the beach with a the pier behind them

We had just parked the car. The weather was supposed to cooperate all day. But just as we arrived, the clouds rolled in. And it HAILED. For a good long while, too! Not exactly the kind of weather we might want for this stormy Capitola family session. We weren’t sure it was going to let […]

December 2, 2019

family of four hug dad holds daughter and son stand next to mom on the beach while mom and dad kiss

When I think playful, I think these two kiddos. Renee and Wesley were born with adventurous hearts, so naturally their playful Santa Cruz Portrait Session was going to be full of giggles. And sand. Everywhere. This Santa Cruz Portrait Session was perfect—clear skies, high temperatures (in our humble California opinion), and just enough Beyonce wind […]

October 1, 2019

Lauren and I had been talking about this shoot for ages. At my last job, I didn’t go into the office on Fridays, and that meant that most Friday mornings were spent at this lovely lady’s home with her then only child, Evynn. Those closest to Evynn have the privilege of calling her Evy, and I am one lucky lady because not only do I get to call her by her favorite nickname, but she calls me by…

March 28, 2019

It was ten years ago. In San Luis Obispo. He was about to graduate. She had one year left. Shelley and Austin found each other right before life led them to different places. A few years of long distance later, they reunited on the Peninsula, eventually moving into a cute little house together in San Mateo. These Bay Area cuties have shared a…

February 28, 2019

In case you missed it, I’m a big dog person.

Read all about it in my Christmas Hill family portrait session, but this Carmel portrait session was all about the dog. Sadie is a super sweet, super soft, super spoiled Golden Retriever who is a total puppy at heart. From the moment we met, our hearts were linked. Sadie became my

August 16, 2018

Over the last year, my sweet friend, Whitnie, has been my encourager, my advocate and my sister. In just one year, she has pushed me to be a stronger woman, a more authentic lover of Jesus and a better friend. Earlier this year…

November 16, 2016

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