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  • Welcome to your local Bay Area Wedding Photography Studio!

    If you are looking for wedding photographer, you are in the right place.

    Let us first introduce ourselves, we are Marc Aviles and Phoebe Aviles, a husband and wife team who breathe and love the art of photography. Wedding Photography is close to our hearts, and the clients that we work with.

    Our studio, This is it Photography specializes in Weddings and Portraits. Our style is a mix of modern, photojournalism, with a touch of fine art. We believe in creating artistic imagery in capturing the spirit of the event, and the parade of emotions.

    Committing yourself to one person, vowing to be with that person through thick and thin, through sickness and health, richer or poorer. No matter what happens as long as you two are together, you know you can triumph all challenges the future may bring. Your wedding is a celebration of your union. Your family and friends surround you with their love and support. We will be there to document your wedding and to tell your story.

    We want our clients to be very happy with the pictures that we take. Pictures you will treasure in this generation and the next.

    Feel free to explore our website and thank you so much for visiting!

    Looking forward to work with your wedding creatively.

    - Marc and Phoebe
    Your Awesome Wedding Photographers :)

    Photography studio based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, California. Serving the greater Bay Area of San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Napa, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and beyond. Weโ€™ve done amazing destination weddings in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Orange County, San Diego and Hawaii and winning multiple awards along the way.

Destination Wedding of Donna + John in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Wedding Date: May 8, 2010
Destination Wedding – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Wedding Planner – Sarai Flores of Signature Weddings Mexico
Ceremony Venue – Sunset da Mona Lisa
Makeup Artist – Katie B
Florist Designer – Pina Hernandez
DJ – Adan Mijares
Fire Dancers- Lunas de Fuego
Video- Jorge Ibarra

Donna and John got ready at their hotel, the Riu Palace – a humungous resort, impressive right from the first sight. But I got lost on my way to Donna’s room, they have a unique room numbering sequence, confusing to a first time guest. I must have walked a mile looking for Donna’s room. Good thing I arrived early. Marc went off to John’s room. Both bride and groom have agreed not to see each other before the ceremony and therefore we have to photograph within the confines of the room – how tempting it was to photograph outside the room but we’re not taking any risk and must avoid at all costs any chance of the two bumping into each other prior to ceremony.

Donna’s room was pristine, with ample light. When I arrived, Katie B., an L.A. based hair/makeup artist was performing her art on Donna. Katie’s makeup looks great in photograph – there is color – and still making the bride look gorgeous in person. Some brides might want to go for the nude or barely there makeup, but in the camera these makeup sometimes barely show. What I like about Katie B is that the makeup looks awesome in person and in camera. I dont need to touch-up the photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ The bridesmaids gave Donna a personalized gift – it’s a box with something old something new something borrowed something blue. I think it’s very sweet, a must-have kit for every bride to keep the tradition alive. Speaking of something’s – I specially like Donna’s something-blue which is a temporary tattoo of 2 blue hearts which a bride can wear anywhere on her skin. ๐Ÿ™‚ A few of the Something-blue’s I’ve seen a bride wear were blue shoes, blue garter, blue knickers, blue jewelries, blue clip, blue toe nails, blue streak of hair. I must say, a blue temporary tattoo is a clever idea.

The ceremony venue is awesome. Sunset da Mona Lisa was the picturesque setting for Donna and John’s wedding. It’s advertised as the best sunset viewing place at Cabo. When the newlyweds were introduced as Mr and Mrs, sparklers were lit and the guests roared and cheered welcoming them. Each event are on cue, thanks to awesome wedding planner Sarai Flores of Signature Weddings Mexico. The DJ rocked the house with the sounds, never a dull song played. The guests were having a blast and enjoying the great time celebrating with the newly weds. After all, it’s Cabo!

Thanks so much Donna and John, we are so happy to have photographed your wedding. You guys rock!