Kristina & Jirayr’s Aladdin Inspired Engagement Shoot

ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comWe are huge fans of Disney (I don’t even want to think about how much money we’ve given Disneyland over the years!), so when we heard that Kristina and Jirayr wanted to incorporate some Aladdin inspiration to their engagement shoot at St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael, we were totally onboard!  Kristina emailed me a few days out from the shoot and said that though they knew it was a long shot, they were curious if we happened to have an “Aladdin’s lamp” that they could use in the shoot.  I have a few props that were Beauty and the Beast themed, but nothing Aladdin themed.  That’s when I walked in the other room to tell James.  He very casually replied, “Oh, I have one.”  Sure enough, we looked through some old boxes and found the perfect Aladdin’s lamp!

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We are so thrilled for Kristina and Jirayr.  They were holding hands everywhere we went, and it’s clear that they love being together.  They are so happy to be tying the knot, and we can’t wait until the big day!  Congrats, you two!

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Photography: ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: St. Vincent School for Boys

Makeup: Stefanie Fritz, Makeup Artistry

Hair: Montana Meares, Ulta Beauty

Alicia & Aleks Rustic Winery Wedding

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The couple loves a rustic winery look, so Picchetti Winery was a great spot for them.  They loved the old wood look of the buildings there, and we were also able to utilize the gorgeous trails nearby.  Due to the recent rain, everything was green and simply stunning!

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It was very cute to watch Alicia and Aleks.  They couldn’t stop smiling!  We’re so happy for them, and we can’t wait until their big day!

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Photography: ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: Picchetti Winery

 

Jennifer & Sean’s Flashmob San Francisco Wedding!

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A flashmob wedding?  How cool is that!?!  We were ecstatic when we heard Jennifer & Sean’s idea to show up at Cupid’s Span in San Francisco and have a flashmob ceremony.  We were literally counting down the days and teasing everyone about a truly unique wedding we had coming up.  Well – this was it!

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Jennifer and Sean wanted their ceremony to be different and memorable and representative of their home in San Francisco.  They fell in love with Cupid’s Span because it was super cute, overlooked the water, and had both the cityscape and the Bay Bridge as backdrops.

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After the ceremony, we took advantage of the central location to take photos at other landmarks such as the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero.  We even secured permission ahead of time to do a photoshoot on a cable car!

The couple continued the party at a local bar right next to their apartment.  They share many happy memories there, including a surprise intimate birthday party for Sean.  The bar was such a neat venue!  To make it even more personal, Jennifer made the cake herself!  Her friend made the bouquets too!  As night fell, we even managed to sneak over to their apartment roof for a truly magical night photoshoot.

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Congratulations, Jennifer & Sean!

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And check out their City Hall Ceremony too!

PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOOTANYANGLE PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE: Cupid’s Span and The Royale

Wedding Cake:  By the bride herself!

Flowers: Friend of the bride, Terren Niethamer

WEDDING DRESS: PRONOVIAS AT BHLDN

BRIDE’S SHOES: JIMMY CHOO

GROOM’S TUX: BROOKS BROTHERS

 

Jennifer and Sean’s City Hall Wedding

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Jennifer and Sean love living in San Francisco, so they wanted their wedding to incorporate their favorite areas.  So, they decided on a small civil ceremony during the week followed by a fun and unique wedding day with all their friends and family on the weekend!  The iconic San Francisco City Hall was the perfect venue for their civil ceremony – and it was on Pi Day!

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These two are so cute together.  They really complete each other, and it was evident by how happy they were to finally become Mr. and Mrs.!

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We can’t wait to see Jennifer and Sean tomorrow for their wedding in San Francisco with family and friends!

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And make sure to view their flashmob wedding!

Photography: ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: San Francisco City Hall

Wedding Dress: Pronovias at BHLDN

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom’s Tux: Brooks Brothers

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Sheila & Chris’ Rainy Day Redwood Engagement Shoot

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Sheila and Chris woke up to heavy rain the day of their engagement shoot, but even that couldn’t put a damper on the day!  The rain cleared just in time for the photoshoot, leaving behind puddles and rain droplets to make a sweet rainy day session.

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These two can make each other laugh with just a word or even a look.  As photographers, we absolutely love when couples have that.  It makes each moment fun and an absolute joy to capture!

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We can’t wait until their big day!

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Photography: ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: Los Altos Redwood Grove

Janice & Cody’s Sweet Coastal Engagement Shoot

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It was quite a blustery day in San Francisco when Janice and Cody arrived at the Land’s End Lookout to meet us.  The beautiful view had attracted a lot of tourists, all bundled up tight against the wind chill.  That didn’t stop Janice from shedding her jacket to reveal a sweet pink floral dress that flowed so beautifully it took our breath away with every shot!

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Even the cold couldn’t put a damper on the love these two share.  Their love was evident in every shared glance, in how Cody would wrap his arms around Janice to keep her warm, in how Janice couldn’t help but smile just being near him.  It was so sweet to watch, and it made for some fantastic moments to capture.

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We cannot wait to see these two on their wedding day.  They are so sweet together, and their love story is just beginning!

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Photos: ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: Lands End and Sutro Baths, San Francisco

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Behind the Lens, 2017

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James shooting at Sarah and Devon’s gorgeous wedding.

We’ve had a wonderful 2017, and we are so excited for the next year.  To celebrate, we thought we’d show you a peek behind the lens!

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Angela helping bride Keilani with her veil.
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We’re all smiles! This was a record hot day though – 114 degrees!
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Hiking through tall grass out in the hills is a normal day! Here, James photographs Lichy and Ken. In the next shot, Angela shoots under the veil to capture a special kiss at Melanie and Adam’s wedding.
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A photoshoot with Harleys? Yes please! This was such a fun shoot with April and Gabriel to celebrate their one year anniversary.
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April and Gabriel suggested we take a turn in front of the camera – and on their Harleys!
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A goofy moment at Caitlin and Tim’s wedding.
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An amazing film noir photoshoot for Ariel and David’s engagement at Fort Point in San Francisco.
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Alums Bri and Angela particularly loved this venue! Here we are shooting at Santa Clara University for Bri and Neil’s maternity shoot.
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Best little model ever!

See you all next year!!!

 

 

Highlights from 2017

We have had a wonderful 2017 filled with so many amazing couples, families, and venues. We truly have loved sharing all these memories with you (this video even makes us a bit emotional because it shows so many fun times!), and we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!

Enjoy this video of our 2017 highlights. Can you spot your wedding or photoshoot?

Keilani & Sean’s Christmas Samoan Wedding

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We first met Keilani and Sean a year ago at their engagement shoot in Downtown San Jose’s Christmas in the Park.  We instantly could feel the connection between these two.  They make each other laugh constantly, and we love it!

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The bride and groom started by getting ready at The Westin San Jose before heading to Holy Family Parish for the ceremony followed by a Samoan reception at the San Jose Police Officer Association Hall.  Keilani, a professional softball player, even brought her mitt along!

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Keilani and Sean met in American Samoa.  Sean was visiting family and Keilani was putting on a softball clinic.  So, they incorporated the Samoan culture throughout their reception.  Guests were given leis as they entered, Samoan dancers performed, and a full traditional meal was served – complete with a roasted pig!  Everyone felt like they were part of the Samoan family – including us!  Actually, James here at ShootAnyAngle was actually born in American Samoa, so it was very special for us too!  They even made sure that we were gifted leis as well.  It was so touching and made the day even more amazing.

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Keilani and Sean’s guests came from all over the world to celebrate with them, and they had an absolutely wonderful time.  In this day and age, it’s not always easy to get everyone together for a celebration (especially when the bride is a professional softball player and the groom is in the US Army). However, for Keilani and Sean, their family and friends would do anything to come together and make a special day for them.  One guest even booked a flight to San Jose, Costa Rica on accident.  That didn’t stop him from then turning around and flying out to San Jose, California!

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We were so honored to be able to capture their love and to be part of their beautiful Samoan family.  Fa’amalo!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venues:  The Westin San Jose, Holy Family Parish, San Jose Police Officer Association Hall

Hair/Makeup:  Skin by Gina

Dress Designer:  Vera Wang

Dress Store:  David’s Bridal

Florist:  Jeanette’s Flowers

Caterer:  Golden Harvest Catering 

Cake:  Cakes by Ana

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Badgley Mischka

Men’s Suits:  Mens Wearhouse

DJ:  Ultimate Sounds DJ

Event Coordinator:  Magical Moments

Event Designer:  Fine Linen Creations

Videographer:  Yew Productions

April & Gabriel’s Biker Anniversary Shoot

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It’s such a treat for us when we get to see our past clients again.  We’ve been so fortunate to work with absolutely AMAZING brides and grooms, and we miss you all once the wedding is over.  So, we get so excited when we get together for another shoot!  For April and Gabriel, it was for their one-year anniversary.  Their theme?  Harley’s!

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It was simply a blast photographing them at the tranquil Uvas Reservoir in Morgan Hill on their Harley Davidson motorcycles.  They both love going out for rides, so it was the perfect getaway to meet in the hills for a shoot.  And we absolutely were gaga over the fact that they wanted their Harley’s featured.

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At the end of the shoot, April and Gabriel suggested that we hop on their bikes and get in front of the camera for a change.  There is only one answer to when someone asks if you want to pose with a Harley: “Sure!”  This is yet another reason why we love our clients.  They are just so sweet!

Happy Anniversary, April and Gabriel!

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Venue: Uvas Reservoir, Morgan Hill

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