Michele & Adrian’s Fairies and Dragons Wedding

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Venue: Saratoga Springs

Florist: Expressions Floral

Cake & Desserts: Layde Cakes, Britanni M. Diehl

DJ:  Aaron V. LaMorte

Dress: David’s Bridal

 

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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

Aubrey & Shawn’s Historic Small Town Wedding

Photos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comBeing 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.

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Photos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comPhotos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comaubrey.shawn.1On 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.

Photos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comPhotos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comPhotos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comPhotos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comWe 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.

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Photography: ShootAnyAngle Photography

Ceremony Venue: Harmony Chapel in Harmony, CA

Reception Venue: Courtyard by Marriott in Paso Robles, CA

Wedding Dress:  Amazon

Flowers: Michael’s

Cake: Andrew Fischer, brother of the bride

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

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!!!