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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Twinkle lights. Towering redwoods. And the fantasy gardens of your fairytale dreams. Down to the scroll Ethan wrote his vows on. This Nestldown wedding was straight out of a fairytale in every way. It was especially evident during Laura + Ethan’s ceremony against the redwoods at Nestldown. And we even shed tears! NESTLDOWN WEDDING Laura […]

November 12, 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

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

The ocean has always been my most cherished happy place. I love to sit by the sea and listen to the waves crash over and over again. There’s a certain majesty about it that causes me to cease all thought and listen to the earth that God created for me to enjoy. A whole world is beneath the surface—creatures so small, I wouldn’t…

September 11, 2018

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