Photography brings so much joy to my life. One big way it does that is by bringing back old friends! Maria and I went to high school together, but we lost touch after graduation. Years later, she ended up teaching at my alma mater, Santa Clara University! It meant so much to me to not only watch her marry the love of her life, but to also get to capture it for her!
Maria and Ryan's life changed for the better over a cup of coffee. They met online and arranged to meet at Great Bear Coffee in Los Gatos on New Year's Day. As she watched Ryan fuss over his coffee order, Maria knew she had found the man she would marry!
Ryan arranged a very special proposal for Maria. After a day of museum hopping around San Francisco, LeVar Burton (Maria's childhood hero) read her a story for his podcast, and then to finish off the day, Ryan took her to the Palace of Fine Arts and proposed at sunset. Needless to say, her answer was a huge "Yes!"
Maria and Ryan married at the Santa Clara University mission surrounded by not only family and friends but also childhood teachers! We even made sure to get some shots in Maria's office. They continued the celebration over at Ludwig's German Table in downtown San Jose - complete with a German band and the ShootAnyAngle Photo Booth! Everyone had a wonderful time and sweet words to share with the couple. The mother of the groom told the guests how Ryan can be introverted and quiet, but he just lights up around Maria and she around him. The proof? Their engagement photos!
We couldn't be happier for you two! Congratulations, Maria and Ryan!
Photography: ShootAnyAngle Photography, a husband and wife team
Ceremony Venue: Santa Clara University
Reception Venue: Ludwig's German Table
Wedding Dress: Trudy's Brides
Florist: Lindsay Catterton, The Wild Geranium
Makeup: L Makeup Studio (Morgan Hill)
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Men's Suits: Jos A Bank
Videography: EJ Echeverria, Reel Motions
DJ: Chris Zabala
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