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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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

It started out slow. Like John Green writes in The Fault In Our Stars. And then it was all at once. Casual trips to country concerts and hanging out with friends at the bar. Sharing beers and celebrating a great season of hockey. It wasn’t long before friendly run-ins at the office (a.k.a. The Shark […]

August 23, 2019

Ever wondered how some people have the most editorial-looking engagement photos? You see those photos on Pinterest of women in these gorgeous gowns and luxurious bouquets and probably think that that’s for them, not you. I’ve thought it—I can’t wear a gown like that so I’ll settle for something I already own. She looks so pretty with that flower crown, but a bouquet for my engagement session seems like too much, right? My fiancé doesn’t like photos so he probably wouldn’t want to do anything fancy.

We’re willing to bet all of those thoughts are wrong…

July 13, 2019

wedding + PORTRAIT photographer for joyful LOVE STORIES in the Bay Area and beyond.