Dia De Los Muertos Inspired Wedding - Styled Shoot

Bride: Jacqueline Tang

Groom: Erik Newton

Make-up Artist: Chrysalis Rose

Dress Designer: Rock Chiq

Photographer:  Urban Shutter Bug Photography

Florist: Yours truly, Urban Shutter Bug Photography

No words can describe how fun and amazing this shoot was!! Enjoy!! 

I LOVE how eerie this is!! 

Beauty Queen Dropout - A Fashion Line

Sharmila is starting her own fashion line.  It’s called Beauty Queen Dropout.  When asked what type of woman wears your pieces she stated “powerful,confident and a little outside the box.”

I loved the two dresses and jacket she had created and I can’t wait to see more!

Mommy & Me - San Jose

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  What are you getting the mom in your life?  Urban Shutter Bug Photography is offering Mommy & Me portrait sessions.  Email us at Michelle@urbanshutterbug.com for additional information.  In the meantime, check out Sharmila & her daughter’s portrait session! 

Luis & Paola -Engaged- Palo Alto

I can’t wait for their wedding this fall.  I met Luis and Paola at a gorgeous location in Palo Alto for their engagement session.  They also brought along a cool little ride!  Here are a few of my favorites from their session!


The Walker Family - Family Portrait - Crissy Field

I shot the Walker’s portrait session about 2 weeks ago, while the rest of the bay area was enjoying summer, Crissy Field decided to pull a 180. Which in my opinion I was happy to see.  I love the fog and overcast sky (it makes for nice even light, perfect for portraits).  The cold weather did not stop us!  Here are a few fun shots I captured of the Walker Family.  Enjoy! 

Thomas Joseph - Newborn Session - San Jose

He’s finally here!  You may remember Duncan & Zoe, Thomas’ parents from the gender reveling maternity session a few months ago.  Well, Thomas has made his appearance  two weeks early because he was so excited to meet his mum and dad.  Duncan & Zoe are so excited to be parents, you can tell with every touch, lullaby and kiss.  I can’t wait to capture this little guy growing up.  Here are a few favorites from his session.

Lukas - Newborn Portraits

Lately I have been surrounded by the cutest newborns.  Lukas is a little over 3 weeks.  He decided he didn’t want to stay asleep for his portrait session.  So he stayed awake and gave me all types of cute faces.  Look at all that hair!  Here are a few of my favorites from his session. 

The Richman Family - San Jose

This cute little family has been in front of my camera a few times now.  From their engagement session to the wedding to their newborn session to now it is so much fun to see how life changes (quickly).  Here are a few of my favorites!

Maya & Elise - Glamorized Portraits - Fremont,CA

So there are times I get to do fun, awesome themed shoots.  This happens to be one of them!  Maya & Elise’s mom wanted to do some fashion forward images of her two cuties.  Pay close attention to the latest accessories they have on!  Super chic!  Check  out some of the shots I captured.

Fancy Fascinators - Christine Calloway-Holt Designs

Since the buzz of the Royal wedding has died down.  I figured I’d stir up my own buzz.  I recently worked with the fabulous Christine Calloway-Holt.  She is the amazing designer behind these fascinators!  Here are some images of her pieces.

Model: Christelle Bacho 

Hair: Wiyanna Oakley 

Make up: Wendy Tran

Fascinators: IWOM Designs 

Liam Karl - Newborn Session

The more and more I photograph newborns, the more and more I consider ONLY wanting to photograph newborns :).  They are so adorable and tiny.

I have been photographing the Osmundson Family for over three years.  This June they welcomed a second son to their family!  Liam was such a sweetie.  He stayed up for a while and then decided having his picture taken was boring and went to sleep on us.  

We even got some sweet shots of Liam and his older brother Ethan.  I can’t wait to watch little Liam grow into a handsome boy like his brother.  Enjoy the photos from his session! 

Mr. & Mrs. Dearie - Fortino Winery - Gilroy,CA

The first wedding of the season set an amazing tone for the rest of the season!  Christin and Josh exchanged vows in front of an intimate number of friends and family.  Held at the gorgeous Fortino Winery in Gilroy, CA, Christin and Josh became Mr. & Mrs. Dearie.  The evening was spent laughing, eating and drinking and making memories.  I am so happy I was there to capture it all, along with my second shooter Eshani.  Here are a few of my favorites from the day.