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 laying on bed of rose petals

California is an epic place for a destination wedding. But it’s also got some amazing engagement photo locations. Whether you’re a photographer in search of some new locations or you’re a bride looking for engagement photos ideas, I’m excited to share some of my favorites. These are my favorite top engagement photo locations in the […]

February 15, 2021

engaged couple walking hand in hand in Pacific Heights neighborhood

We can’t speak for all wedding photographers, but we believe that you need engagement photos. Moreover, you need them from your wedding photographer. Don’t believe us? Here’s 5 reasons you need engagement photos. Hopefully we convince you! BAY AREA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 01. It’s an opportunity to get to know your wedding photographer. Because your wedding […]

January 5, 2021

bridal heels in wedding flatlay design

At the beginning of 2020, we set some goals for ourselves. Goals for wedding photography, for business growth, for personal development, for creative expression. Just goals upon goals upon goals. A few months ago, we attended a luxury wedding details flatlay workshop taught by Ashley Baumgartner, and GIRL was it fun! If you don’t know […]

May 13, 2020

left photo - bridesmaid helping bride get into dress in beautiful room; right photo - close up of bride holding bridal bouquet

Getting Ready Planning for Great Wedding Photos starts with choosing the right getting ready location. We’ve seen it all from the extra room at the church building to the bright, wide open presidential suites in luxurious hotels. Whatever comes our way when it comes to our California weddings, we can make anything look great! But […]

January 19, 2020

husband and wife in wedding suit and wedding dress during golden hour - couple facing each other in loving embrace with noses touching and smiling at each other

The DJ announced the father/daughter dance. Our sweet Angela Sue bride, Morgan, twirled on the dance floor waiting for her father to meet her there. She describes him to be a lot like our favorite Parks Department Director (a.k.a. Ron Swanson). The kind of man that only shows emotion when it’s truly a moment he’ll […]

November 24, 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

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