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
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!
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!
Venue: Lands End and Sutro Baths, San Francisco
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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!
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!
We can’t wait until October!
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