Choco Studio Style
Our style is to photograph real moments and to be unobtrusive throughout the wedding day. We also love to provide natural guidance for portraits so you can feel comfortable and free to be yourselves. The goal is to help you remember the wedding day and to not turn it into a photo shoot.
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Over the past 12 years we’ve developed a focus on relaxed, natural, and intimate photographs. We capture real moments and our approach is to be unobtrusive so you can fully enjoy your wedding day.
Clients tell us time and again that we make them feel comfortable and free to be themselves. This is not by accident and we are grateful to witness the authentic moments of your wedding day.
Your portraits will be guided so you can look natural and feel comfortable. And the rest of your wedding will be documented as it naturally happens without turning it into a photo shoot.
You don’t always get professionalism with talent, especially with wedding vendors. Mike and Nat, however, not only possess a keen eye and skill but they also are communicative, reliable, patient, and calm. We couldn’t be happier with the results.Kate B.
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Publications and Awards
Wedding Wire – Couples Choice Award 2017
The Knot Northern California Magazine – Dawn Ranch Lodge
ISPWP Wedding Photography Contest – Emotional Impact – 2nd place
Huffington Post Style – Oahu, Hawaii Wedding
Style Me Pretty – Ralston White Retreat
SF Gate – Interview “On The Couch”
7x7 Magazine – Palmdale Estates
Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine – Dawn Ranch Lodge
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style – Saint Francis Yacht Club
Grey Likes Weddings – Ralston White Retreat
Bridal Guide Magazine – Thomas Fogarty Winery
You and Your Wedding Magazine – Radonich Ranch
SF Brides Magazine – Corinthian Event Center
7x7 SF Blog – San Francisco City Hall
Signature Weddings Magazine – Marriott Hotel
Bride and Bloom Magazine – Salvestrin Winery
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons – Westin Los Cabos, Mexico
Brides Northern California Magazine – Artist Feature
Engagement 101 Magazine – Lake Tahoe Engagement
Vendors We Love
Event Planning and Design
Any Occasion is offering luxury wedding & special event design, planning, and coordination services in California and destination locations. Whether you are looking for a company that can manage the entire process or someone to step in and tie up the loose ends, you’ll find their services would cater perfectly to your specific needs.
Charmed Events Planning
We are modern romantics and our approach to love is that it’s not just a feeling, it’s a lifestyle. We believe that the best weddings are events that tell a story, YOUR story. We are design visionionaries. We are in love with love. We are wild at heart. We are the Modern Romantics.
Every Elegant Detail
From planning the details for your engagement party to coordinating the post-wedding day brunch and all wedding related details in between, Every Elegant Detail will make sure that you are able to relax and enjoy the day that is all about you and the one you love!
With unparalleled beauty and flexibility, a wedding at Kohl Mansion is nothing short of magical.
Intimate or epic, indoors or under the stars, with private and exclusive use of the entire mansion, the choice is yours.
Thomas Fogarty Winery
Surrounded by vineyards and a beautifully landscaped lawn, the handsome redwood reception facility flows down the mountainside on three separate levels, each offering stunning views of the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s an intimate, elegant, and relaxing setting for memorable events.
Fairmont San Francisco
This historic venue located in the heart of San Francisco features classic ambiance and leading-edge amenities. Every space in it has its own unique history.
Nella Terra Cellars
A brand new and beautifully landscaped venue among California golden rolling hills.
It not uncommon to see Vinny doing his signature filming while on skates to produce video that few in the world can achieve. Specializing in weddings, Vinny is relentlessly ambitious in applying his creativity and style to the wedding industry.
Awesome Shot Studios
With a background in live network television, photography, and teaching workshops, Oren has spent over 25 years perfecting the craft of visual storytelling. Having covered hundreds of weddings, Oren has a knack for being in the right place, at the right time…and working as a team to create wonderful memories for each couple.
Flowers by Edgar
This experienced team combines floral, lighting, draping, specialty linens, and chairs to transform any venue and amaze their clients.
Denon and Doyle
There is a fusion of tradition and innovation, experience and youth, charisma and calm, that exists at D&D. Our unofficial DJ mantra is, “No Dance Floor Left Unrocked.”
From the original open set photo booth to the stylish mirror booth and new 360 slow motion studio, the variety of dynamic services allows you to find the photo entertainment that best fits your event!
Makeup Artist and Hair
Triple Twist Makeup
Because we only do weddings, we know exactly what our brides are looking for – natural, beautiful makeup and flawless, precision hair styling. We arrive with an Italian makeup table and director’s chairs to provide the most comfortable setting for your day-of service. Best of all, you’ll have an amazing lighted backdrop for your pre-ceremony photography.
The Fundamentals present a high octane, fun filled stage show. The group has been performing together for over 15 years and have developed a solid reputation as one of the SF Bay Area’s premiere wedding and party bands.
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Q. What is it like to work with Choco Studio?
We are a boutique studio that captures natural and unguarded photos by creating a connection. We believe in capturing who you really are in a revealing way.
Our best work happens when we understand you and feel connected. This is essential to our values of intimacy and friendship.
How many photographs do you usually capture?
Our couples usually receive 600-800 photos. We photograph an unlimited number of images and curate a beautiful and complete gallery.
What is your posing style for couples?
We are happy to provide guidance and our goal is to bring out who you really are. This means you can just be yourselves and we’ll take care of the rest.
How do we reserve the wedding date?
Why is it important for us to develop a connection?
Our passion is photographs that are authentic, meaningful, and revealing. We want to get to know you and develop a connection so we can capture your real and genuine moments.
What kind of rights do we have to the photos?
You’ll have unlimited personal usage rights to the photos. This gives you the ability to print, share, and use them for any personal purpose. You’ll be able to download from your online gallery and we’ll also give you a USB drive.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, or debit card payments through Venmo. Credit cards may be used through Venmo as well, however they do charge a 3% fee.
Do you edit all of your photographs?
Yes, we do! Each photograph is edited one at a time. Your album photographs receive an additional level of Photoshop retouching.
When should we book you for our wedding?
Each date is available to the first couple that books. Most couples book us 9-12 months in advance.
What happens after the wedding day?
- All photos will be ready in 4-5 weeks
- We begin work on your albums!
Do you do video also?
What is your payment schedule?
A booking fee of $2,000 is due to reserve your date. The rest of the payment will be due two weeks prior to the wedding.
How can we decide if we need engagement photos?
An Engagement Session is one the best ways to build confidence and learn to relax for your wedding day pictures.
Most of our couples say that this helps ease them into the process to be ready for their wedding day. Read more about why you may want to consider this session.
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