We were so excited for Ariel and David’s Old Hollywood wedding, especially after having so much fun at their film noir engagement shoot! They chose the beautiful Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA, which has so many beautiful spots to take photos!
Everything about the day was beautiful, but nothing could hold a candle to the joy of the bride and groom. They couldn’t stop staring at each other! Everyone at the wedding was talking about how perfect Ariel and David are for each other and how you just know they will always be together – and they definitely will be!
The Old Hollywood theme was one of our favorites. It was a perfect fit for Ariel and David, who are both in the film industry. Film reels hung from the ceremony gazebo and decorated the cake table, film strips were presented on the welcome table and cake table, and the cake was straight out of The Great Gatsby (complete with mini Mr. and Mrs. director chairs!). They even used our engagement photos as their guestbook! The photos were printed and laid on a welcome table, and guests were asked to autograph them. They had even printed a movie poster using one of the photos to put on their own red carpet backdrop for guests to take photos on like they were celebrities at a premiere!
This was a very special wedding for us, one we’ve been waiting for since we first met Ariel and David back in 2015 at another wedding. We love spending time with them both, and their wedding was simply stunning. There was another, more personal reason why this wedding will always stand out in our minds. As you may know, we are currently expecting. While finishing up photos with the bride and groom (and right after the photo below), we felt the baby move for the first time – and towards the bride and groom! Looks like someone else wanted to congratulate the happy couple too!
Hair/Makeup: Jessica Clarke
Event Coordinator: Ellen Swan
When we learned that Vanessa and Bryan were both in theater and wanted touches of a Superman theme in their wedding, we knew we were in for a treat! Our imagination went crazy thinking of a fun photo we could set up specifically for their theme. So, we staged a shot to make them look like they were flying away!
Vanessa and Bryan’s wedding was just so sweet. The event took place at the bride’s grandmother’s home in Ben Lomond. They utilized the gorgeous property, including setting up the ceremony, and then the dance floor, under a dramatic willow tree. Guests also enjoyed the river, and they even enjoyed riding in paddleboat and canoes towards the end of the night!
The best weddings are ones where you absolutely feel like you are surrounded by love and part of the family. There was so much emotion in the ceremony and toasts and in the glances between the bride and groom. It was a treat to witness, and we all felt like family.
A huge congratulations, Vanessa and Bryan! You are the perfect pair, and we can’t see where you “fly” off to! Up, up, and away!
Photography and photo art: ShootAnyAngle Photography, a husband and wife team
Venue: Private estate
Cake and cake stand: Hayley Lovgren
Cake topper: Bride’s brother, Adrian, and his partner, Amelia
Bridesmaids dresses: RenzRags
Groomsmen and Bridesman tuxes: Menguin
Groom’s suit: Family heirloom from his late grandfather
Chelsea and Branden were married surrounded by family and friends in Palo Alto. Since family is important to them, they created a very sweet and intimate wedding that even included their adorable dog, Happy! Since it was a small guest list, everyone felt blessed and special to be there – including us!
Chelsea loves Disney, and Branden loves VW cars (which fits myself and James perfectly!), so we were bound to have a great time with these two! For photo hour, we all traveled to a nearby park for some fun photos with the bridal party and with Branden’s car!
One of our favorite details of their wedding day was their donut cake. It was so beautifully done, and we instantly were gaga over it. After donuts, guests enjoyed an amazing first dance prepared by the couple. It started off as the classic slow dance but quickly turned into a fast paced choreographed hip hop style dance. It was the perfect way to get the guests in the mood to dance!
It was a beautiful day, and we were so blessed to photograph such a beautiful and loving couple. Congratulations, Chelsea and Branden!
Coordinator: Julia Howell
We could hardly contain our excitement when Michele and Adrian told us the theme to their wedding. I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so hearing about their fairies and dragons theme really got me looking forward to their May wedding at Saratoga Springs.
The venue was a perfect backdrop, especially with the hidden bridge in the woods and the gorgeous (and huge!) long bridge that is straight out of a fairytale! Michele and Adrian’s decor perfectly fit the theme. The couple’s goblets were dragons that, when put together, made the shape of a heart. The flower girl wore a custom fairy dress, and Michele even wore a mini fairy in her necklace! The couple’s cake was truly stunning, and guests enjoyed gorgeous cupcakes with fairytale designs.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a true fairytale without true love, and that’s exactly what Michele and Adrian have. We loved seeing the way they looked at each other throughout the day, and the little smiles as they held each other close. It was so sweet!
Being a wedding photographer has brought so much to my life, including old friends! Back in high school, I was good friends with Aubrey, but we lost touch when we went to college. Then, earlier this year, I got a message from her – she was engaged! We met for coffee, and it’s as if we never lost touch.
I was so honored to meet Shawn, and I couldn’t help but smile to see him through Aubrey’s eyes. She literally cannot look at him without smiling or laughing!
On their first trip together, they went to Morro Bay and took a drive along Highway 1. That’s when they stumbled upon a small town with a population of 18: Harmony. As they walked around town, they knew right then and there that someday they wanted to get married in the small chapel there.
We loved their laid back and intimate ceremony. It was so personal and fun, and everyone there felt truly special to be one of the few to witness their beautiful wedding. It was the perfect fit for Aubrey and Shawn.
These two are going to have so many adventures together, and we’re so excited to see where they go next!
Wedding Dress: Amazon
Cake: Andrew Fischer, brother of the bride
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!
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.
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.
Congratulations, Jennifer & Sean!
And check out their City Hall Ceremony too!
Wedding Cake: By the bride herself!
Flowers: Friend of the bride, Terren Niethamer
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!
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.!
We can’t wait to see Jennifer and Sean tomorrow for their wedding in San Francisco with family and friends!
And make sure to view their flashmob wedding!
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
We were so honored to be able to capture their love and to be part of their beautiful Samoan family. Fa’amalo!