we are Mike and Nat,

husband and wife wedding photographers in the SF Bay Area. We are passionate about authentic moments and developing a great connection with each couple.

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There are many different styles of photography and in some of them a connection between the model and photographer may not be very important. In our case, however, this connection is absolutely essential.

Our goal at Choco Studio is to create natural and intimate images for our couples, to capture people just how (and who!) they are, with no masks. In order to accomplish this we have to get to know our couples well and trust plays a very big part in how successful the session will turn out. In life, masks come off only when people really trust each other.

It may be that this openness and trust between us and our couples is the reason we become friends with many of our clients. It’s not that often, however, when we are honored to have our friends also become our clients. This is why we were really excited when Nina and Sergey asked us if we’d be their wedding photographers. We’ve known these guys for years and have been through many adventures together – from wading frigid creeks while backpacking together to skiing in Tahoe. We knew that Nina and Sergey will give us a complete creative freedom and we were excited to go play!

Here are some of our favorites from their e-session:

Intimate engagement portraits San Francisco


Intimate engagement in the field of tall grass


Intimate engagement portrait by the bay


Couple laughing during their engagement session


Colorful engagement session San Francisco Bay Area


Wide angle portrait of the couple


Emotional engagement silhouette


Engagement on the old railroad tracks


Harmonic image of the couple sitting by the Bay


Kissing at sunset during an engagement session


Natural engagement session in nature Bay Area



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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.