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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graduating senior young man at boardwalk

It was nearly 10 years ago. The summer before I left for college. I was serving at my church in kids’ ministry. And we had just brought in a family from the East Coast to take over. When AJ’s family moved to my hometown, he was probably 8-years-old. And now that’s he’s 18 and graduating, […]

April 19, 2021

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

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 was so clear. You could hear it in his voice. When Spencer spoke his bride’s name, it was just absolutely certain. Susie… When this head-over-heels groom said his wedding vows to his sweet Susanna, his absolute certainty that he loved her washed over everyone in the room. Anyone could tell that this day had been a long-time coming, almost as if…

July 9, 2019

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