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

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

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

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

connected.

It was a routine game night at my friends’ home in Aromas, CA. Their little studio space was the headquarters for friendly competitions of Clue, What Do You Meme?, Phase 10 and Monopoly (every possible version of it, too). Rochelle and I stepped outside for a moment to feed the cats and say hi to her mom really quick. What was intended to be…

November 23, 2018

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