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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engaged couple spinning on the beach

She was originally supposed to return to Rhode Island. Before Elaine met Noah, she was only staying in Santa Cruz for a couple months. Until one day Noah happened to be in the lobby of the church he worked at when Elaine walked in. And she ended up staying indefinitely. We talked all about it […]

February 23, 2021

husband and wife walking in front of monterey bay aquarium

It was the 80’s. He was into AC/DC and Stratematic. She was into Huey Lewis and weekends out with her friends. After a successful journey with Weight Watchers, Tony started leading classes all over Santa Clara County. And he ended up leading a class in Kim’s hometown of Fremont. A class she started attending occasionally. […]

February 18, 2021

Monterey Engagement Photos - Old Whaling Station - Angela Sue Photography

Imagine this: you’re playing your favorite game. Ellen DeGeneres’ Heads Up game. And you’re with your closest family and friends. You’re getting words like ring and wedding and vows. Then you realize something is up. And the love of your life has customized your favorite game for a surprise proposal. That is how Alex proposed […]

October 26, 2020

White sand, cerulean waves and jaw-dropping sunsets. There really isn’t a better beach for engagement portraits or Snapchat selfies than Carmel. Even on the coldest, foggiest days, Carmel beach still takes my breath away. It’s like another world… it feels like I’m not even in America anymore when I’m sitting by the water, looking out at the…

August 24, 2018

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

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