Kristina & Jirayr’s Elegant San Franciscan Wedding

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We knew we’d have a great time with Kristina and Jirayr ever since we started planning their engagement shoot.  They told us they wanted to incorporate Disney’s Aladdin, and being huge Disney fans ourselves, we were thrilled!  Ever since then, we couldn’t wait until their big day in San Francisco.  We knew it would simply be gorgeous!

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Kristina and Jirayr told us about their first meeting and how even though they barely spoke during the work event, they kept catching each other’s eye throughout the evening.  We saw that on their big day as well.  A simple glance from one would make the other smile, and it was so sweet to witness.

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The reception was quite a party!  They did a traditional chair dance, and their overwhelming joy got everyone up out of their chairs and onto the dance floor.  We generally see smaller groups on the dance floor, but everyone was just having a blast dancing the night away, and it was a joy to see!

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It was said multiple times throughout the day, and we saw proof of it left and right – these two compliment each other so well, and they are each other’s perfect match.  Congratulations, Kristina and Jirayr!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venues:  St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, Lake Merced, Armenian Community Center Hall

Wedding Dress Shop: Brides ‘n Maids

Bridesmaid dresses:  David’s Bridal

Suits:  Men’s Wearhouse

Hair: Shay Mandeville 

Makeup: Stefanie Fitz Makeup Artistry

Florist:  DIY

Caterer:  Tannourine

Cake:  Nothing Bundt Cake

DJ:  DJ Hagop

Coordinator: Nadia Ibrahim

Rentals: Stuart Rental

 

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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!

Photos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comPhotos by ShootAnyAngle Photography, shootanyangle.comkristy_kevin.5When we saw them walking towards us, we could see from way off that they had absolutely huge smiles on their faces.  Their happiness was so infectious that we were all laughing the whole time!

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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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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.

aubrey.shawn.3I 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!

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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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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

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!!!

 

 

Fatima & Robert’s Wine Themed Labor Day Weekend Wedding

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This Labor Day weekend was unique not just for the record-breaking heat (it reached 114 degrees in Gilroy), but also for the beautiful wedding of Fatima and Robert!  They began the day with a beautiful ceremony and mass at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Morgan Hill, and then the bridal party and their guests continued the celebration at Kirigin Cellars in Gilroy.  We always love working at that venue since they really kept photography in mind when designing the building and grounds.  There are just so many great backdrops!

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We absolutely loved Fatima and Robert’s wine-meets-rustic-glam decor.  They perfectly used deep reds, warm browns, and pops of glittery gold throughout the tablescapes and decorations.  It went great with the wine theme.  The cake even had wine glasses as the topper with little marzipan grapes decorating each tier!  To continue with the theme, guests signed corks and even wrote little messages on them to be stored in a custom shadow box for the couple to hang in their home.  Fatima and Robert also brought in the comforts of summer to their big day by having lawn games outside, cold alcoholic treats inside, and even free flip flops for the guests to use!  We also set up our ShootAnyAngle Photo Booth for them as well, and the guests had a great time.

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Fatima and Robert were absolutely on cloud nine and nothing could put a damper on their perfect day – not even the heat!  It’s such a treat for us when a couple can make each other laugh and smile with just a glance.  These two definitely could!  We just sat back and snapped away as they exchanged cute moments as if they were the only ones in the world.  As photographers, we love when that happens!

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Venue: Kirigin Cellars
Dress: Intuzuri from Glamour Closet
Florist: Floral Creations by Nasreen
Caterer: Mama Mia’s
Hair/Makeup: Xiomara Cedillo of Beauty by Xiomara / Rebecca Rook of Kiss & Make Up
Cake: Jen’s Cakes
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
DJ: Tower Entertainment – DJ Mendez
Event Designer: Pro Prep Events
Event Coordinator: Shawna Pacheco
Band: Son de Kali