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

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

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

bride and groom kiss for sunset golden hour portraits holding wedding bouquet with garden flowers

Flower girls playing in bed. Bridesmaids toasting champagne in matching PJs. A cathedral veil waiting to be placed. A suite full of beautiful girls cheering on our bride. Shelley & Austin’s boho inspired Allied Arts Guild Menlo Park Wedding started off the right way. Joyful conversation and celebration all around. This day was a long […]

September 30, 2019

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