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, luckily she was available!  From there I contacted our florist Jenny, dress rental company AtRomance and our makeup and hair artist.  Our original makeup and hair artist had a last-minute conflict with the schedule , luckily Ray Chang from Taiwan was here for a pre-wedding photoshoot and was staying in the bay area for a few more days.  I was lucky he was available to fill-in as our makeup and hair artist.

A few days before the photoshoot, Annmari and I went to AtRomance to pick out the perfect dress for this shoot.  We decided on a two piece long sleeve wedding dress because we wanted something unique and elegant at the same time.  One of our location of this photo shoot was at a cactus garden in Palo Alto, the gorgeous two-piece dress looked amazing with the rough cactus background, it brought out the elegance I was looking for very well.  Annmari's makeup was earthy-tone with a hint of brick-red eyeshadows for a nice contrast with the mostly green backdrop.  I wanted her hair in a loose low bun for softness and again elegance.  Jenny did an awesome job at the bouquet, I love the yellow/orange peeking out of the greens.

We also had Ocean from Ocean video tutorial  with us for a nice behind the scene video of how and why we do stylized photo shoots.  Cameron and Heather from Ch Wedding Cinema doing film photography.  I can't wait to see their work!

Below are the photos I took that day, I hope you will enjoy looking at.  Stay until the end of the post for behind the scene photos and videos!

Michelle Chang Photography - Palo Alto Photographer
Michelle Chang Photography - Palo Alto Photographer
 photo by: Michelle Chang (www.michellechangphotography.com)
Michelle Chang Photography - Palo Alto Photographer
Michelle Chang Photography - Palo Alto Photographer
Michelle Chang Photography - Palo Alto Photographer
 photo by: Michelle Chang (www.michellechangphotography.com)
Michelle Chang Photography - Palo Alto Photographer
 photo by: Michelle Chang (www.michellechangphotography.com)
Michelle Chang Photography - Palo Alto Photographer
♥About this vlog♥ On 10/15/17 a lovely Sunday, I teamed up with talented SF bay area and Taipei vendors to create this beautiful photo shoot. Alviso Marina County Park's salt pond is white and super beautiful around this of the year, so we took advantage of that and shot some gorgeous bridal portraits!