Bri and Neil’s University Maternity Shoot

ShootAnyAngle PhotographyWe are simply over the moon about Bri and Neil’s baby-on-the-way.  We are so happy to see her baby bump and the joy on their faces!  They are going to make wonderful parents, and we are truly honored to be the ones to capture this special time.

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Bri is a graduate of Santa Clara University (as is Angela of ShootAnyAngle Photography), so SCU seemed the perfect spot for the maternity shoot.  It turns out that Neil almost went to the same university too!  These two were meant to meet, and luckily, they did soon after.  The rest is history!

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That is one lucky little boy!  We can’t wait to meet you!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue:  Santa Clara University

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April & Gabriel’s Biker Anniversary Shoot

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It’s such a treat for us when we get to see our past clients again.  We’ve been so fortunate to work with absolutely AMAZING brides and grooms, and we miss you all once the wedding is over.  So, we get so excited when we get together for another shoot!  For April and Gabriel, it was for their one-year anniversary.  Their theme?  Harley’s!

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It was simply a blast photographing them at the tranquil Uvas Reservoir in Morgan Hill on their Harley Davidson motorcycles.  They both love going out for rides, so it was the perfect getaway to meet in the hills for a shoot.  And we absolutely were gaga over the fact that they wanted their Harley’s featured.

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At the end of the shoot, April and Gabriel suggested that we hop on their bikes and get in front of the camera for a change.  There is only one answer to when someone asks if you want to pose with a Harley: “Sure!”  This is yet another reason why we love our clients.  They are just so sweet!

Happy Anniversary, April and Gabriel!

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Venue: Uvas Reservoir, Morgan Hill

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Ariel & David’s Film Noir Engagement Shoot

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We first met Ariel and David at another wedding back in 2015, so we were thrilled when we heard that they were engaged!  Both lovers of film, they decided to do something unique for their engagement shoot: a film noir style shoot right where Hitchcock’s Vertigo was filmed at Fort Point in San Francisco.  We were immediately obsessed with the idea and started counting down the days until the photoshoot.

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For us, this photoshoot was a big treat.  The popular wedding style is to look bright with lots of light, high key images.  This shoot allowed us to play with heavy contrast, stark lighting and deep blacks.  Engagement photos are the perfect time to play with different styles and find a unique venue to pose with!

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Ariel and David had such a fun time with their shoot, and it shows through in their images.  They have spent most of their lives in San Francisco, so shooting underneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge was perfect.  Plus, it gave them the chance to step in front of the camera and into one of the old movies they love so much.

After seeing their wonderful and creative idea for an engagement shoot, we literally cannot wait to see what they have planned for their wedding!

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Photography:  ShootAnyAngle Photography

Venue: Fort Point, San Francisco

What to Wear to Your Engagement Shoot

AJH_1172_1If you have an engagement shoot coming up, you’re probably wondering what to wear, and there are some outfits that are better than others.  Think about these tips when picking out your outfit.

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Small prints can hurt the eye, and some screens will even show a rainbow effect when showing off the photos.  So, stick to solids and large prints. Checkered prints and stripes are fine as long as they aren’t really tight.

 

Avoid neon colorsshootanyangle.com/weddings/

Neon will be quite blinding in a photo.  Though the photographer can dull down the color a tad in post-editing, it’s best to avoid it.

 

 

 

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Engagement photos are supposed to be natural feeling, so you don’t have to be dressed to the nines (you certainly can be if you want to though!)  Thus, jeans and a nice top are just fine.

 

 

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Talk with your photographer to plan the shoot, and let them know what you’d like to do.  Then, plan the outfit accordingly.  If you want to take pictures in the city, heels are fine, but more comfortable and supportive shoes would be needed for a wooded area.  Dresses are fine in any area (this includes floor-length if you can move in it), but I recommend wearing bicycle shorts (or similar) underneath.  The reason for this is your fiancé may lift you in the air, or you may lay down in a field of daisies, or you may jump to make it look like you’re flying.  Photography can be a more physical task than most anticipate, so make sure the outfit is comfortable and conceals all it needs to conceal even when moving around.  That means nothing to short or too revealing.

 

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Dress similarly (though maybe a tad nicer) than you normally dress.  If you never wear jeans, don’t wear them for the shoot.  If you never wear dresses, don’t wear one for the shoot.  The reason behind this is two-fold: 1, you should be comfortable in what you’re wearing (especially since being a model may be a tad uncomfortable at times), and 2, you should look like yourself.  These photos are supposed to represent who you are both as individuals and as a couple, so let your personality shine through.  That also means that if you like particular outfits or costumes, wear it!  Just talk with your photographer ahead of time as some locations require normal dress (the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an example of this).

 

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Accessorize!

Feel free to add in cowboy boots or an accessory or a specialty item.  Add a strand of pearls or your favorite earrings or even bring along props!  Shoots look great with bouquets or old cameras or even little bird cage veils if that’s what you’d like.

 

 

Have fun!!

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