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“It’s going to be a hot one” I thought as we reached the beautiful grounds for Pamela and Raphael’s wedding in Los Altos. As I saw the backyard where this day was to take place the next thought was “WOW, is this going to be an amazing place for a wedding!” Pamela grew up in this house and she couldn’t have picked a better place for her and Raphael’s celebration.

With temps reaching over 90 degrees, our goal for the day was quite honestly not to cook :) The best photographs usually happen in the shade and Pamela and Raphael also enjoyed that we kept them as cool as possible during their photos.

I absolutely loved that this couple really wanted for their photos to be natural and photo-journalistic. As much as we LOVE to have fun with creative portraits, the heart of a wedding for us are the emotions and intimacy shared by the guests. This day was intimate indeed with two families coming together and really supporting Pamela and Raphael.

Los Altos Wedding Photographer

Pamela and Raphael’s First Look resulted in some beautiful portraits.

Wedding Dress And Suit

Raphael’s suit and Pamela’s unique wedding dress matched so well together.

Bride Groom Wedding Portraits Los Altos

We LOVE relaxed and natural portraits. You made it too easy for us! :)

Bridal Bouquet Wedding Portrait

Pamela’s beautiful bouquet was hidden in the fridge until GO time.

Outdoors Los Altos Wedding Photo

Pamela’s family house made for the perfect setting for guests to enjoy themselves.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Los Altos

As the sun was setting and the heat diminished, they got Married!

Wedding Ceremony Ring Exchange

Los Altos Wedding Pictures

Sunset portraits are fun! It was a blast to shoot these photos.

Wedding Portrait Los Altos Photography

I guess Raphael is ticklish afterall ;)

French Macaron Wedding Cake

The Macaron cake was made a special chef who recently came from France.

Natural San Francisco Wedding Photographer

We so glad Pamela and Raphael picked us as their Los Altos wedding photographers.

Sabrage Wedding Champagne Sword

Opening the champagne with a sword is a French tradition called Sabrage.

Champagne Opening Sarbage Wedding

More Champagne fun!

Wedding Reception Los Altos

And yes, there was plenty of dancing and entertainment for all ;)

Our warmest congratulations to Pamela and Raphael! You are a lovely couple and it was such an honor to witness your wedding day.

– Mike

P.S. A BIG thank you to Curtis Myers for being my second photographer on this day! I couldn’t have picked a better partner and his work speaks for itself.

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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.