“Photography is important to us, because it can capture a moment in time that you’d like to relive over and over. Real genuine moments. Working with Angie allowed us to do just that.
Sometimes photographers can come off as strong minded and inflexible, but Angie’s down-to-earth. She’s really easy to talk to and has a great way of giving instructions that feel natural. We felt genuinely taken care of from the start.
She’s passionate about her work and every session with her clients. We would tell others who are considering hiring Angie, to be ready for all of the energy she brings to her sessions!
She provided a more comfortable setting every single time a picture was taken. She provided guidance on where to stand and suggested some fun posing, but also went with the flow and naturally captured everything happening in the moment. She has a really fresh and unique take on photography and will deliver!
The thing we loved most about the day was clearly marrying one another, but also getting to be around the most important people in our lives, sharing this moment with them, and having every emotion that was in the air that day captured.” – Malaya + Michael
From the bride:
How did you two meet?
We met in 8th grade through Michael’s best friend. They were working on the talent show, I was in the show that year. They heard me sing and I really got Michael’s attention. We stayed friends and dated in our sophomore year of high school. We broke up, became friends again. Then started dating again in our senior year.
How did he propose?
Michael proposed to me in mid-December the year before, in front of the biggest and most-decorated-in-lights home. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m addicted to lights! It was perfect and full of magic.
What was the wedding planning process like?
Michael was in boot camp during the 3 months we were planning our wedding. Our only form of communication was through hand written letters, that sometimes took weeks to reach him. It made it especially hard for me to communicate with him, and have his input in the decision making, including details that affected our original budget, etc.
So my advice would be, plan to marry a Marine when he’s in boot camp!! LOL I’m kidding!
But basically, I planned the wedding by myself, but also with the help of family. Even though it started out as an intimate elopement, it quickly grew into a full on wedding, and turned out to be more work and more decision-making than I had originally anticipated, which got overwhelming at times.
Our wedding color palette was burgundy and navy blue to represent The United States Marine Corps. Michael had just come home from graduating from boot camp, so I wanted to not only celebrate our marriage, but his accomplishment as well.
Tell us about other special details you incorporated into your wedding day:
I wore my nana’s charm bracelet. It was meaningful to me because she couldn’t be there, but wearing that sort of made it feel like she was, and she was very important in my life.
Funny or silly details you’d like to share?
My wedding dress was cheaper than my senior prom dress!
What are your suggested “do’s” for those planning their weddings?
Consider all possibilities, including those things that can go wrong and make checklists!
The team: Photography: Angie Capri Photography // Cake and Cup Cakes: Susie Cakes // Wedding Dress: J. James Bridal // Wedding Venue: San Francisco City Hall // Reception: La Fuente, Brentwood, CA