Janice & Cody’s Sweet Rengstorff Wedding

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We simply couldn’t wait to return to Rengstorff House to capture Janice and Cody’s big day.  These two are just so cute together, and we knew every moment would be magical (just like their engagement shoot at Sutro Baths!).

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The day started with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, followed by an intimate outdoor ceremony.  The couple both love watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, so right before being announced as husband and wife, the officiant handed a red rose boutonniere to Janice.  She then turned to Cody and asked, “Will you accept this last rose?”  It got a huge laugh, and it was a unique and cute way to bring in their combined interest.

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It was a beautiful day for a truly beautiful couple.  Congratulations, Janice and Cody!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue:  Rengstorff House

Event Coordination:  Selome Tekle of Events by Brea

Catering:  Toast Catering

Lighting: Bay Area Event Lights

DJ:  DJ Jeremy

Flowers: By friends and family

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Vanessa & Bryan’s Mountain Wedding – With Touches of a Superman Theme!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Photography and photo art:  ShootAnyAngle Photography, a husband and wife team

Venue:  Private estate

Makeup:  Chelsey Cueva

Bride’s Hair:  Monice Lopez

Bridesmaids Hair:  Kamryn Clarke

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

Band:  Garuda Blue

 

 

Ashlee & Paul’s Foggy San Francisco Engagement Shoot

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It was a hot day in the rest of the Bay Area, but as we drove closer and closer to our final destination at Sutro Baths and Lands End in San Francisco, the fog rolled in along with cooler temperatures.  It was like a special little world had been created just for Ashlee and Paul’s engagement shoot!

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Ashlee and Paul were the winners of our Ranch at Little Hills free engagement shoot giveaway, and we had so much fun with them!  They were ready for everything and anything, and they were just so happy to celebrate their love for each other.  They were all smiles, and we couldn’t help but smile along with them!

Congratulations, Ashlee and Paul!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue:  Lands End and Sutro Baths, San Francisco

Lindsay & Weston’s Sunflower Engagement Shoot

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One of our favorite things about working with lots of couples is that we always hear lots of great and unique ideas for engagement shoots and weddings.  Lindsay and Weston told us at our first meeting that they loved the idea of shooting in a sunflower field.  Talk about fun!  We couldn’t wait to find the perfect farm, and we soon got in contact with Muller Ranch.  They were very kind and worked with us to find the best location.

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We literally met Lindsay and Weston out in the middle of the farm land, but we couldn’t have been happier with the spot.  The sunflowers were gorgeous, and we were all alone in the beautiful scene.

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Lindsay and Weston were so wonderful to photograph.  More than once we caught them whispering sweet things to each other.  They are so very much in love, and that’s what we love to capture!!

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Venue: Muller Ranch

Chelsea & Branden’s Sweet Palo Alto Wedding

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Venue: Luna Dance Studio, Hoover Park

Florist: Ah Sam Florist

Hair: Glamour by Kay

Coordinator: Julia Howell

Megan & Ray’s Family Engagement Shoot

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We absolutely love seeing couples that make each other laugh.  A simple look will send the other one giggling, and it’s not only incredibly sweet to witness, but it also makes for great photos!  Megan and Ray were laughing the whole time, and it made the shoot so much fun!

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Megan and Ray chose the gorgeous Durst Winery as the backdrop for both their engagement shoot and their fall wedding.  Not only was it a great location for photography, but it was a wonderful spot for their kids to hang out with Grandma until they were ready to join us for photos.  We love that Megan and Ray chose to include their adorable little ones in their engagement shoot.  After all, the wedding will be a big day for the whole family!

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We can’t wait until October!

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Photos:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: Durst Winery

Kristy & Kevin’s Lighthouse Engagement

Photos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comKevin popped the question at the Walton Lighthouse in Santa Cruz Harbor, so when we started planning their engagement shoot, they knew just where they wanted to have it!

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Even being hosed by an incoming wave couldn’t damper their spirits.  They laughed and exclaimed, “This is so much fun!!”  It makes us so ecstatic to be a part of the happiest time in people’s lives, and we can’t wait to capture the next chapter of Kristy and Kevin’s love story – their summer wedding!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue:  Walton Lighthouse, Santa Cruz Harbor

Shelby & Kevin’s Family Engagement Shoot

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We couldn’t help but smile as we saw Shelby, Kevin, and little Hudson heading towards us, hand in hand, at Lafayette Reservoir.  They were so excited for their engagement shoot, especially Hudson!

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Mommy and Daddy laughed when they saw how much Hudson loved having his photo taken (and seeing the photo on the camera’s LCD screen afterwards).

“He’s definitely a natural!” they exclaimed.  We totally agree!  Since he seemed to love the camera so much, I even offered to let him take a photo of mommy and daddy.  I sat on the ground, and he quickly hopped into my lap to look through the camera.  He loved it!

It was so cute watching this adorable family.  They are so sweet, patient, and caring towards each other.  It makes us so happy!

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Congratulations to this beautiful family.  We can’t wait to capture more of your happily ever after!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: Lafayette Reservoir

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