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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. We’ve done amazing destination weddings in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Orange County, San Diego and Hawaii and winning multiple awards along the way.

This is it Photography Featured in Santa Clara Weekly Newspaper!

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Carolyn Schuk, the associate editor of Santa Clara Weekly, featured us in the local newspaper. Big grin, when we read the paper today.

Carolyn writes, “[This is iT Photography] has an eclectic style that marries a modern sensibility with a fine art aesthetics. The results are photographs with narrative that uniquely reflect their subjects. Aviles makes the environment and setting integral to wedding and portrait pictures, preferring natural spontaneous shots rather than staged photos. Even his posed photos have a natural, unstudied feel.”

Thanks Carolyn, and thanks Santa Clara Weekly for appreciating our work.
Thanks to our clients and friends and to all of you for believing in us. Your support fuels us and keeps us going.

Much love,
Marc & Phoebe

Marc wins 1st & 2nd at WPPI!

After having oohhhed and aaaahhed from viewing the winners gallery of WPPI competitions last year, Marc and I thought we’ll give it a shot.

Marc entered 2 photos for the landscape/nature category, and guess what, he bagged the 1st and 2nd place! what a blessing!

WPPI is a huge international organization which holds the one of the biggest (may i say) photography international conference and trade show, bringing together 11,000+ photographers.
I entered the Portraits category where i got an accolade of excellence. 🙂 Marc garnered 3 Accolades of Excellence on the Engagement/Illustrative/Pets categories.

Yosemite (1st Place)
award winning santa clara wedding photographer

The Valley of Fire, Las Vegas (2nd Place)
award winning santa clara photographer

Phoebe’s Accolade of Excellence – Zarina (Portraits)
senior high-school photography session

Marc’s Accolade of Excellence – Armageddon (Illustrative)
winning photo of santa clara photographer

Marc’s Accolade of Excellence – Waiting (Pets)
accolade awards santa clara photographer

I am Amy – Santa Clara Portraits Photography

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Fun-spirited Amy Tam trusted us her portrait session. At last! Amy is the principal wedding consultant of Amy’s Weddings & Events, a wedding consultancy specialist in Bay Area. Having worked with her on several (very successful) weddings, we can say she is trustworthy, helpful, fun, and one energized cute little thing. We thought of transforming her energy into something fine art and into something retro-quirky.
Amy is a good friend and we look forward to work with her again. For all brides who are yet in the search for a super wedding planner, contact Amy. I also suggest for all the brides to just enjoy your day-of and transfer the control and wedding worries to your wedding planner, and all you have to do is – enjoy your day! When you’re relaxed, stress-free, you will have more time to enjoy your day and be more fresh and beautiful in your photos! Did I mention that you just have to enjoy your day? oh yeah i did 🙂

San Jose Chinese Wedding of Juddy + Eddie at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club by This is it Photography

Wishing Judy & Eddy double loads of happiness, what a sweet couple and they deserve all the love in the world. The day started with a traditional Chinese wedding which was so much fun (door games hosted by the bridesmaids, and Eddy had to prove his love before he can enter the house). A heart full ceremony followed at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, the sky was bluer and the place romantic.

We had another exhilirating time covering this wedding. Emotions filled the air when the bride walked down the aisle, she started sobbing halfway through, and everybody wanted to sob with her, sobs of joy. Who wouldn’t? She’s marrying her bestfriend boyfriend since their college days.

The party that followed was hot. The couple’s selection of music was groovin, and the DJ’s mixes bring everybody to the dance floor. At one point, the groom had to….well, we won’t rob you the fun, so watch the slideshow we prepared for them.

Contact us if you are looking for a photographer on your San Jose Wedding.
This is it Photography photographs wedding in Silicon Valley and Beyond.

Here are some of the photos (click photos to enlarge).
boquet photo with rings
The lovely and sweet Judy
chinese wedding photographer photo of the bride
Bridesmaids welcoming Eddy and the groomsmen.
traditional chinese wedding ceremony
But not so fast. Some hurdles along the way.
chinese wedding ceremony games
Feel the breeze…
cinnabar hills golf club wedding photographer photos
wedding ceremony in cinnabar hills golf club
Open bar, here we come!
bridal wedding photo at cinnabar hills golf club
bride and groom photo at  cinnabar hills golf club wedding venue

bride and groom photo at weddings in cinnabar hills golf club

Thank you for hiring us for as your wedding photographer.

Henna Tattoo – Santa Clara Portrait Photographer

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The first time I saw a henna tattoo on someone else’s hand was on Madonna on her MTV for the Ray of Light album. I think her song was “Frozen” or “Ray of Light”, or something else. She had this reddish stain on her hand. It looks interestingly eccentric to me. Some fad, I told myself. It was years later that I learned it’s an ancient art.
Ok, it was only this year, that I learned it’s an ancient art. That was when one of our Indian brides had a henna tattoo session with her girl friends, 3 days before she got married. Traditionally, Indian brides adorn themselves with this ancient body art of applying henna tattoo on arms, feet or any parts of the body. The art ia called Mehendhi. During this session while the henna is applied, the bride and her girl friends gather together and bond for the last time before their dear friend gets married. This is such an amazing girl bonding time! The patterns and details are beautiful as the designs are applied on their skin, and the ladies are having so much fun. This amazing art calls for a glamorous and proper photoshoot. Thus, our studio is providing such service, to capture the ancient mehendhi and girl bonding either at our studio or at your home, in a modern photoshoot worth to be remembered. (Ask us!)

We were thrilled to have Rachna (owner of Henna and Beyond), as our fab henna tattoo artist and wardrobe stylist. Three stunning, gorgeous and fabulous ladies, Anamika, Arezu, and Kristine who modeled their tattoos. Kristine is also our hair and make-up artist who made our models even more striking. Rachna, with expert and steady hands, adds glitters and rhinestones to make the design more exquisite. She applies the henna to any body part, you name where you want to place yours – hands, feet, arms, back, shoulders, bellies, etc. (I had mine on my nape.) When applied, the henna is black and a bit wet. This seem to be the best time to take the photos. Once it dries, it has a tendency to peel off and reveal the reddish brown stain, which is also a good photop op as long as everything is dried, and has darkened on the skin. The stain lasts for more than a couple of days. We all enjoyed the photoshoot. We can’t wait for more of these glam sessions! More photos: