Truth in Art

We believe the most beautiful moments happen naturally and we are proud that every photo on this site is a moment that was captured from a couple's wedding day (or engagement session). No models or styled shoots - these are all real moments between real couples at real weddings. We think this is the best way to show you an accurate representation of our work.


Our Story

Annie McElwain started photographing weddings because she was drawn to the beautiful moments that happen between people. As a former actor, she loved telling the story of the day in photographs and was drawn to the real connection and emotion of life, relationships and family. For the past 15 years, her company has grown to a team of talented photographers capturing weddings all over California, the US and abroad. Her work can be seen in today's leading bridal magazines and blogs, and she had the honor of being named one of Martha Stewart Wedding's Top Photographers.

Truth in Art

We believe the most beautiful moments happen naturally and we are proud that every photo on this site is a moment that was captured from a couple's wedding day (or engagement session). No models or styled shoots - these are all real moments between real couples at real weddings. We think this is the best way to show you an accurate representation of our work.


Our Story

Annie McElwain started photographing weddings because she was drawn to the beautiful moments that happen between people. As a former actor, she loved telling the story of the day in photographs and was drawn to the real connection and emotion of life, relationships and family. For the past 15 years, her company has grown to a team of talented photographers capturing weddings all over California, the US and abroad. Her work can be seen in today's leading bridal magazines and blogs, and she had the honor of being named one of Martha Stewart Wedding's Top Photographers.

Our Team

Annie

Annie photographed her first wedding in 2005 and over the years has developed an instinct as to when those key moments will happen throughout the day (and how to best capture them). She feels honored to witness the joy as well as the intimacy of photographing each unique wedding. Her photography goals include capturing authenticity and emotion, making her clients feel comfortable and having fun. Her favorite mentor used to say "life is meant to be lived." She loves capturing people doing just that.

Raya

Raya's high school graduation gift was a Minolta 35mm and she’s been taking pictures ever since. She lives to capture the “moments in between” - those pauses that happen as we are going from one place to the next, that are only there for a second and might be forgotten if not documented in a photograph. Raya’s photos are defined by a lightness in feeling and composition, that contain both whimsy and honesty. Raya earned her BFA at Brooks Institute of Photography. Her work has been featured on countless blogs, Communication Arts, PDN, and Martha Stewart Magazine.

Katie

Katie has been photographing weddings for over ten years and has been on Annie's team for just as long. She loves people and is a kind soul, seeing joy in the smallest of moments. Katie feels like she's your friend from the instant you meet her, so her photos have a warmth and intimacy to them that truly captures the spirit of the day.

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