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!!!

 

 

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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

Bri and Neil’s University Maternity Shoot

ShootAnyAngle PhotographyWe are simply over the moon about Bri and Neil’s baby-on-the-way.  We are so happy to see her baby bump and the joy on their faces!  They are going to make wonderful parents, and we are truly honored to be the ones to capture this special time.

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Bri is a graduate of Santa Clara University (as is Angela of ShootAnyAngle Photography), so SCU seemed the perfect spot for the maternity shoot.  It turns out that Neil almost went to the same university too!  These two were meant to meet, and luckily, they did soon after.  The rest is history!

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That is one lucky little boy!  We can’t wait to meet you!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue:  Santa Clara University

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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Ariel & David’s Film Noir Engagement Shoot

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We first met Ariel and David at another wedding back in 2015, so we were thrilled when we heard that they were engaged!  Both lovers of film, they decided to do something unique for their engagement shoot: a film noir style shoot right where Hitchcock’s Vertigo was filmed at Fort Point in San Francisco.  We were immediately obsessed with the idea and started counting down the days until the photoshoot.

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For us, this photoshoot was a big treat.  The popular wedding style is to look bright with lots of light, high key images.  This shoot allowed us to play with heavy contrast, stark lighting and deep blacks.  Engagement photos are the perfect time to play with different styles and find a unique venue to pose with!

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Ariel and David had such a fun time with their shoot, and it shows through in their images.  They have spent most of their lives in San Francisco, so shooting underneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge was perfect.  Plus, it gave them the chance to step in front of the camera and into one of the old movies they love so much.

After seeing their wonderful and creative idea for an engagement shoot, we literally cannot wait to see what they have planned for their wedding!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: Fort Point, San Francisco

Caitlin and Tim’s Forest Adventure Wedding in Saratoga, CA

ShootAnyAngle PhotographyCaitlin and Tim absolutely love the outdoors and adventure.  After all, he proposed on top of Half Dome in Yosemite after a 3-night backpacking trip!  So, when it came time to picking their wedding venue, Sanborn Park in Saratoga, CA was the perfect pick.  The park has a stunning redwood grove with a deck built in – perfect for ceremonies!

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We always have a wonderful time with wedding parties, but this group was truly memorable.  In the middle of shooting their portraits, they all burst into song!  They started singing “Make a Man Out of You” from Disney’s Mulan – so of course, we joined in!  In true Disney fashion, it was magical.

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After the ceremony, the guests headed to the History Club of Los Gatos to start the festivities.  We loved Caitlin & Tim’s special touches: the “Just Married” banner on the head table, steins for the groomsmen, and little jam jars as gifts.  They even had an ice cream bar instead of cake, which was amazing!

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It was a beautiful day, and Caitlin and Tim are sure to have many adventures together.  Plus, love is the greatest adventure of all!

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Ceremony Venue:  Sanborn Park

Reception Venue:  History Club of Los Gatos

Dress:  Trudy’s Brides

Catering:  Golden Harvest Catering

Ice Cream:  Sweet Rendezvous

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Azazie

DJ:  Mark Macala

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie & Adam’s Winery Harvest Reception

Melanie&Adam.7Melanie and Adam seriously give us wedding goals!  After a stunning Hawaiian wedding on the beaches of Maui, the couple returned back to the mainland for a harvest winery reception at Kirigin Cellars.  That way, friends and family could enjoy the celebration even if they weren’t able to make it out to the islands.  This couple is all about including those close to them, and it makes everyone feel like family!  They even made sure that their little dog was part of the celebration!

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We absolutely loved their fun harvest theme.  It was done so beautifully and was perfect for an October wedding.  To add to the family feel, the couple even brought in a mariachi band and even a piñata!  The bride and groom even got their turn with the bat!

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At the end of the night, the couple brought everyone to an after party at a Morgan Hill Bowl!  It was a perfect day!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue:  Kirigin Cellars

Dress Designer:  Made with Love

Dress Boutique and Jewelry:  Haute Bride

Florist:  Maid of Honor, Felicity Jimenez Howard. Flowers from United Wholesale Flowers

Caterer:  Mama Mia’s

Hair & Makeup:  Valeria Narciso (Bride’s Cousin)

Cake:  Sweetologie (by Bridesmaid Aileen Go Policarpio)

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Azazie and David’s Bridal

Suits/Tuxes:  Formal Headquarters International

DJ:  DJ Julian Quinonez (Bride’s Coworker)

Event Designer:  Pro Prep Events

Mariachi Music:  Mariachi Tapatio

 

 

 

 

Allison & Thomas’ Vogue Downtown Wedding

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Allison and Thomas’ wedding looked like it was straight out of a bridal magazine!  The beautiful and sweet couple exchanged vows at The Westin in Downtown San Jose.  The gorgeous hotel was the perfect setting.  Their fairytale ceremony site, those beautiful windows, and even a hidden staircase make for great backdrops.

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Allison wore an absolutely stunning blush gown from Trudy’s Brides, complete with Jimmy Choo.  Inside her shoe was a sixpence, a sweet gift from a family member who had passed away.  We always love seeing personal touches added to weddings, and this was the perfect example of how to keep a loved one close.  They even had a remembrance table at the ceremony.

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One of our favorite moments of the day came during the ceremony.  When the officiant asked if Thomas promised to honor and protect Allison, he turned to the crowd and exclaimed, “Oh yeah!!”  Everyone laughed, including his stunning bride.  We loved it!

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Our hearts skipped a beat every time these two lovebirds kissed.  They truly looked straight out of a fairytale.  It was a beautiful day, and we were so honored to be a part of it!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography

Venue:  The Westin San Jose

Bride’s Dress Store:  Trudy’s Brides

Shoes:  Jimmy Choo

Hair: Ivo Skilj

Makeup:  Makeup by Yeya

Day of Wedding Coordinator:  Tamie Rowe, Il Fornaio Catering at The Westin

DJ:  Kimbrough Salas

Catering:  Il Fornaio

Jen & Paul’s Art Museum Wedding

ShootAnyAngle Wedding PhotographyWhen we first met Jen and Paul, we talked about how they wanted to do something unique and artistic.  We started by planning a special engagement shoot up at Lick Observatory, including nighttime shots!  It was great to do something so different and special to the couple, and we couldn’t wait until their big day at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA.  The great exhibits made for colorful and fun backdrops, and Jen and Paul did a wonderful job of making their wedding unique to them.  It was quite different than most weddings out there – which we love!  We also made sure to bring in more nighttime photography.  The couple loves astronomy.  As a matter of fact, Jen’s ring even has meteorite in the band!

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In addition to the great venue, they made sure to incorporate beautiful details.  Their flowers were not only utilized in the bouquets and boutonnières, but each table had its own unique display with miniature pieces of art for the table numbers.  The bride blew us all out of the water with her absolutely stunning blue necklace.  Talk about serious necklace envy!

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Jen & Paul were such a joy to watch.  They are a perfect match, and there is so much love and partnership between them.  They would do anything for each other – even attend sporting events (Paul isn’t a big fan of sports).  They are beautiful inside and out, and it was a pleasure to capture their beautiful day!

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Photography: ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography

Venue: The Triton Museum of Art

Florist: Ingela Floral Designs

Caterer: Catered Too

DJ: Eric Foard

Coordinator: Jessica Christie