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
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 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!
We 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!
Since they live in Marin County, they suggested St. Vincents as a backdrop, and we are so glad that they did! The site had so many beautiful spots, and the rain cleared earlier in the day to give us perfect conditions.
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!
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!
When we first met Jen and Paul, we talked about how they wanted to do something unique and artistic. We started by planning a special engagement shoot up at Lick Observatory, including nighttime shots! It was great to do something so different and special to the couple, and we couldn’t wait until their big day at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA. The great exhibits made for colorful and fun backdrops, and Jen and Paul did a wonderful job of making their wedding unique to them. It was quite different than most weddings out there – which we love! We also made sure to bring in more nighttime photography. The couple loves astronomy. As a matter of fact, Jen’s ring even has meteorite in the band!
In addition to the great venue, they made sure to incorporate beautiful details. Their flowers were not only utilized in the bouquets and boutonnières, but each table had its own unique display with miniature pieces of art for the table numbers. The bride blew us all out of the water with her absolutely stunning blue necklace. Talk about serious necklace envy!
Jen & Paul were such a joy to watch. They are a perfect match, and there is so much love and partnership between them. They would do anything for each other – even attend sporting events (Paul isn’t a big fan of sports). They are beautiful inside and out, and it was a pleasure to capture their beautiful day!
Coordinator: Jessica Christie
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!
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.
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!
Dress: Intuzuri from Glamour Closet
Cake: Jen’s Cakes
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Event Coordinator: Shawna Pacheco
Band: Son de Kali
We were immediately excited when we learned about the locations for Stephanie and Jason’s big day: the beautiful Hotel De Anza for getting ready photos, followed by a traditional ceremony at the breathtaking Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and finishing with a reception at the San Jose Police Officer’s Association. It was the perfect blend of urban and traditional looks. Plus, when you have such a great couple like Stephanie and Jason, you’re bound to get amazing shots!
Hotel De Anza brings their guests back to the class of the 40s, so it was a great backdrop for Stephanie & Jason and their bridal party. Located in Downtown San Jose, we were able to utilize the the city and even the roof of the building to bring in a classy urban feel. The sweet details of the sunflowers in the bouquet and the stunning cathedral length veil really captured the couple’s traditional and yet fun side.
The majestic cathedral was absolutely breathtaking, and we were so honored to be able to photograph there! Add in the gorgeous bride and groom with her beautiful Trudy’s gown, and we were definitely having all the feels! Of course, the best part was simply seeing Stephanie and Jason together. These two are clearly crazy for each other, and it shows! We were so delighted to be a part of their beautiful day.
Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie