Berkeley Hills Engagement Session - Katherine + Scott

Katherine and Scott's wedding is fast approaching, and it only makes sense for me to blog their lovely engagement session before their big day.

When it comes to choosing the location for their engagement session, it was easy. Katherine and Scott chose Berkeley Hills, where they spent a lot of time on weekends hiking or just for walks.

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Valley Presbyterian Church Wedding, Portola Valley - Cheryl + Mark

Mark and Cheryl's summer wedding in June was held at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley. They met years ago at a meetup, Mark was supposed to be set up with someone else, but when he saw Cheryl, he had to get to know her, it had to be serendipity!

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San Francisco Legion of Honor Engagement Session | Nicole and Roger

I had the pleasure of photographing Nicole's sister's wedding last year, so it was so lovely to see her and Roger this year again for their engagement session and soon the wedding.

When Nicole told me Roger's proposal plan was at a sky lantern festival, the only thing that came to my mind was "how romantic!" But unfortunately, the event had to be canceled due to a thunderstorm.

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La Musa de las Flores Class | Michelle Chang Photography

I was very excited when Oliva from La Olivia invited me to attend this floral workshop taught by the world famous florist Gabriella from La Musa De Las Flores. As a wedding photographer, I work closely with florists, but a lot of times, I only got the see the end side of the amazing floral design, not behind the scenes.

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Fremont Wedding Venue - Ardenwood Historic Farm: Michelle Chang Photography

Ardenwood Historic Farm located in Fremont, California. I am fortunate to be able to photograph weddings there every year. The picture opportunities on this ground is countless. From the historic Patterson house, to elaborate gardens to the goats and cows and so much more.

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San Francisco Argnaut Hotel Wedding - Eddie and Scott

It has been raining so much in California, so when we woke up on the morning of March 23,2019 we were glad it was a clear day for Eddie and Scott’s wedding. Their wedding was held at the historial Argonaut Hotel, it was built in 1907 of exposed brick, and the rooms are full of seaside characters.

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Elliston Vineyards Sunol - Grace and Tim's Wedding - Michelle Chang Photography

Ever since I second shoot at the Elliston Vineyards in 2017, I’ve been wanting to come back to this gorgeous venue. Big thanks to Grace and Tim on having me documenting their special day. We have met up a few months before for an engagement session so on the day of the wedding, portrait session went quick and smoothly.

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San Francisco Fairmont Hotel Wedding - Michelle Chang Photography

Another beautiful wedding in 2018 at the historical San Francisco Fairmont Hotel. This time I had the opportunity to second photographing for Joe from Joe Kim Studio. I started my wedding photography journey from assisting to second shooting and eventually booking my own clients. Even though I’m booking my own clients now, I still enjoy second shooting on days when I don’t have clients, because it’s a time that’s without too much stress and allow me to be creative.

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San Francisco City Hall Wedding : Rosa + Wilson

I’m super excited to share this wedding in 2019! This is the second wedding I did this year inside of the San Francisco City Hall (first wedding of Vicky and Harold is coming up) . This beautiful ceremony was on a Saturday morning, we went off on the original schedule a little bit so I was really on an adrenaline high wanting to make sure I get all the photos Rosa and Wilson would love.

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2 Tips for your next engagement session: San Francisco Engagement Session - Grace + Tim

This post is long overdue! Grace and Tim’s engagement session was in September of 2018, if you don’t know San Francisco is usually still cold and chilly in the normal summer months, but in September it actually warms up. It was a nice sunny afternoon for us at the magnificent Palace of Fine Arts, every time I come to this beautiful place if amazes me.

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