The Vivify Workshop Part 1: San Francisco Wedding Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography

Backed in November 2017, I signed up for the Vivify Workshop to photograph a beautifully designed wedding set and models with photographers in the San Francisco Bay area.  I've heard about the workshop from my colleague since 2016, so I was looking forward to signing up. 

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Sutro Bath + San Francisco City Hall Engagement Session - San Francisco Wedding Photogrpaher

Happy new year everyone!  I am so happy to share this engagement session I did at the end of 2017.  J and M are my June 2018 couple, and I can't wait to capture their special day.  They are a couple with great connection and personality.  We started the session inside of the SF city hall, J was in beautiful mustard yellow maxi skirt from Morning Lavender.

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San Diego Wedding Photography - Bridal Inspriation

I had the opportunity to collaborate with San Diego makeup and hair artist Cindy Tran from Noirbeaute back in June.  She had a great concept of women in color and I wanted something bridal, soft romantic and something edgy.  We met in Bing Haus, a cozy and modern spot for coffee and ice cream!  I was surprised when I walked in and see their beautiful interior, which was perfect for our shoot. 

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Palo Alto Photographer - Creative Bridal Shoot with Annmari

When wedding season slows down for me, I like to get with local wedding vendors/talents to create photos that I've envisioned in my head.  This required some planning, first I contact Annmari who I have photographed once before to see if she would be interested in modeling for this shoot,

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San Francisco Pre-Wedding Photoshoot - SF City Hall + Palace of Fine Arts

Katheleen and Aaron are from Malaysia, they are newly engaged and chose California as they fall 2017 vacation destination.  I had the pleasure to show them a couple iconic San Francisco locations and take their pre-wedding photos for them.  

If

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San Francisco City Hall Wedding | Michelle Chang Photography - C + K

Beautiful San Francisco City Hall Wedding!  C and K are from France, they have just moved to America last 2 month ago and everything is new to them.  I got to be their witness and signed the marriage certificate for them on this special day.  

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Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding - San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

I had a wonderful time second shooting this fairytale wedding in August at the Ritz Carlton Half moon bay.  I had the honor to shoot alongside Cameron from ChCinema on this beautiful summer day. 

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San Jose Family Portrait Photographer - Rancho San Antonio County Park

I've known Annie for a long time but this is the first time of us meeting in person.  About 7 years ago we followed each other on a social platform called Plurk, from there we got to know each other at a good personal level but we never had the chance to meet in person.  I am so glad photography brought us closer, it was

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Almond Tree Blossom | Sacramento Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography

This post is long overdue!  The beautiful almond tree blossom bloomed late February this year, and because of all the rain we were getting, it was very difficult to schedule a family session.  We visited the farm in early March and were very lucky to catch the last bit of almond tree flowers!

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San Francisco City Hall Wedding - Michelle Chang Photography

Another San Francisco City Hall wedding!  This time I was the second photographer for Quianna from Quianna Marie Photography

San Francisco city hall will be one of those places that I'll never get tired of!  I am glad to call this beautiful historical building my second office because I am here all the time.  

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Oakland/Berkeley Wedding Photographer- Second Shooting for Elina Rose Photography

I had to pleasure to be the second photographer on 4/22/17 for my friend Elina from Elina Rose Photography.  This wedding started at the Northbrae community church in Berkeley, it was a beautiful church with lots of greeneries.  After the ceremony, we moved to the Lake Merrit in Oakland where the bride and groom had some nice alone time riding the gondola.  We were able to photograph the last bit of their romantic ride.  

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Beauty and the Beast Inspired Baroque Shoot - San Francisco Napa Valley Wedding Photographer

Our photo shoot in the beautiful Triple S Ranch is ready to share!!  Our makeup artist Felicia Chang from Bun Bun Bridal Lab came to me with a vision of creating a beautiful shoot that has a lot of baroque elements.  I thought the baroque elements were so "Beauty and the Beast"!!  Keep reading and look at the photos to see what I'm talking about!

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