Cecilia & Mo // Shark Fin Cove Santa Cruz Couples Session

All it takes is one moment to turn leg day into heart day.

That’s what happened when Cecilia walked in to her first session with her new trainer, Mohamed.

It can be something as simple as the glimmer in someones eye that changes everything, and that kind of something happened when Mo saw Cecilia for the first time. It was just different, ya know? Cecilia definitely saw that something in Mo too. So much so, that she made the first move! She came there looking to get in shape, but ended up falling in love.

Fast forward and almost a year later these two are traveling around the country together, happier than ever! They even have an adorable fur-baby named Moska, who is just a ball of energy! 

Just back from a jaunt to South Beach, we got to meet up with these lovebirds (and Moska 🐶) for their GORGEOUS Shark Fin Cove Santa Cruz couples session. Guys, this place is stunning. It is FILLED with amazing spots. From the jetty down by the water to the decommissioned grass infused train tracks, and all the way to the cliffs up top. It’s right out of our dreams! You couple that with how insanely photogenic Mo & Cecilia are, and the photos practically take themselves! 

The way Mo looks at Cecilia is so genuine and full of love, and that’s what makes these moments so special. That love is exuded in every shot of these two together during their Santa Cruz couples session. Not just the two of them though! Moska was showing just as much love, if not more! She was quite eager to get in some shots with mom and dad. The three of them are just one big insanely photogenic family! 

Cecilia & Mo: It was an absolute blast getting to hangout with the three of you for your Shark Fin Cove Santa Cruz couples session and take all these stunning pictures! We absolutely cannot wait to do it again! And we also want to thank you for showing us our new favorite date spot! Counting down the days to our future Aqui’s double date with you two!

Love,
A&M

Stefanie + Jeremy // Fernwood Cellars Gilroy Vineyard Wedding

Stefanie + Jeremy // Fernwood Cellars Gilroy Vineyard Wedding

Twinkly lights beneath a canopy of majestic redwood trees. Acres of homegrown chardonnay and noir grapes overlooking the Santa Cruz mountains. A couple whose love has waited 10 years for this day. Everything was breathtaking.

Moments before the ceremony, we waited…

Stephanie & Andrew // Gilroy Lodge on the Hill Black Tie Wedding

Stephanie & Andrew // Gilroy Lodge on the Hill Black Tie Wedding

Married, they are!

Everything had been leading up to this moment. Over a year’s worth of planning. A full black tie affair for the guests. Everyone was ready. Bridesmaids and groomsmen all lined up. Andrew with his arm wrapped around his little girl, Emma. With her daddy’s arm holding her close, Emma had been waiting and…

Allie // Mount Madonna Senior Portrait Session

Allie // Mount Madonna Senior Portrait Session

Late nights. Almost every night. Endless amounts of studying and choosing school while friends were off partying. Allie knows what it costs to stand out.

Junior year, this sweet girl you see before you was…

Spencer & Susanna // Morgan Hill Engagement Session

Spencer & Susanna // Morgan Hill Engagement Session

what could it hurt?

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It was one of those situations where you just shrug and think, “What could it hurt?” And it’s exactly those kinds of situations that lead you to where you’re meant to be (anyone got Moana “make way! make way!” in their heads yet?").

Just about 3 or so years ago, Spencer…

Katie & Mario // Willow Heights Mansion Military Couples Session

Katie & Mario // Willow Heights Mansion Military Couples Session

one decision can change everything.

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It was just one decision. One simple little change is all it took. That one decision led Mario to Katie, who we all knew had been patiently and faithfully waiting for the right man to come along. And Mario came in at just the right time.

Like many of us modern daters, these two sweethearts met…

Bre & Cory // Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session

Bre & Cory // Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session

ENDURANCE

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// After every late night street light drive // Every love you miss you kiss goodnight // Girl, your name is still my favorite // Always will be and I’m still wanting, still all in, I'm still fallin' //

—Hunter Hayes

Yesterday morning on my way to work, I was thinking about Bre & Cory’s Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session and this old song from the summer of 2014 that I used to just blast in my crappy old car speakers showed up on shuffle and it struck me. Though it hasn’t been long in the grand scheme of things, these two have endured a lifetime of change in their two years of marriage. And we could see it in the

Lauren & Brad // Watsonville Beach Couples Session

Lauren & Brad // Watsonville Beach Couples Session

Lauren and I had been talking about this shoot for ages. At my last job, I didn’t go into the office on Fridays, and that meant that most Friday mornings were spent at this lovely lady’s home with her then only child, Evynn. Those closest to Evynn have the privilege of calling her Evy, and I am one lucky lady because not only do I get to call her by her favorite nickname, but she calls me by…

Elizabeth Marie // Gilroy Newborn Session

Elizabeth Marie // Gilroy Newborn Session

As photographers, our job is fundamentally intimate. The moments we get to be a part of with our cameras is truly extraordinary—from the first kiss as husband and wife to an amorous embrace between fiancés, from maternity moments between parents-to-be to the first several hours of a baby’s life. It is a privilege and a responsibility we take seriously to capture these brief seasons of deep, unfathomable love between humans. To preserve the…

Shelley & Austin // The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Engagement Session

Shelley & Austin // The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Engagement Session

It was ten years ago. In San Luis Obispo. He was about to graduate. She had one year left. Shelley and Austin found each other right before life led them to different places. A few years of long distance later, they reunited on the Peninsula, eventually moving into a cute little house together in San Mateo. These Bay Area cuties have shared a…