Our last wedding of 2014 was classy, but not stuffy; fun with just the right combination of reverence and revelry.

Michelle & Matthew enlisted the help of super-talented coordinator Satra Zarghami of Events By Satra and together, they created a perfect day.



Bride & Groom  got ready at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, a beautiful venue for capturing a few getting ready details before heading to the nearby ceremony location, Church of the Nativity.

Have you ever seen a more perfect looking location?! The church building is over 100 years old and has been on the National Registry of Historical places for over 30 years.


After the traditional Catholic ceremony, guests were transported in luxury buses to the next breathtaking and historical venue: The California Golf Club of San Francisco


Creamy white and warm gold were the theme throughout the gorgeous reception space. Pink and white flower arrangements by Carol Antraccoli of An Added Touch of Flowers brought the grand and traditional space to life.




All 5 groomsmen are Matthew’s brothers and one of the bridesmaids is his sister. Let’s just say that this dynamic lent well to the energy of the day. One that I’ll always remember through the images of beauty and laughter.







  • December 4, 2014 - 9:39 pm

    Satra Zarghami - love!! great working with you guys!

  • December 9, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    Bárbara Jacqueline - BEAUTIMUS!!!!!

Season’s greetings from Mischa Photography!

Our Black Friday sale starts today!!!

For Weddings and Engagements:

Spend $50 or more on prints and use the code HOLIDAY2014 for 30% off your order!

Spend $10 or more on individual digital downloads and use the code DIGITAL2014 for 50% off your order!
Both promotions are good through December 15th with guaranteed delivery by 12/23. Please let us know if you have an earlier deadline and we’ll do our best to accommodate it.

For Portrait Sessions:

25% off all orders!  Please contact the studio to schedule a viewing appointment or call or email us if you already know what you would like!  This offer good through 12/1 only (viewing appointments may be scheduled for later this month as long as we’re contacted on or before this Monday).

We’re also offering $75 family portrait sessions (regularly $195) good for anytime in the next year! Check “The Store” to order a family portrait session for you or as a gift for someone this holiday season! Gift Certificates will be mailed out on request. As always sessions include a pre-consultation at one of our studios (or by phone if you’re a past family portrait client), a 1 hour session at your choice of locations and a viewing appointment at one of our studios. If you order by December 1st, we’ll also include a free 8×10 print ($100 value!).

Please use the link below to access the galleries and store:
Main Gallery Link: http://www.photomischa.com/proofing Let us know if you need a passcode for a specific gallery!
Feel free to email or call our studio with any questions you may have or if you prefer to place the order by phone/email. There are many products we sell that are not included in our online catalog like holiday cards, custom albums and more.

Best wishes and Happy Holidays!

Mischa & Brianne
San Francisco: 415-997-9377
Sacramento: 916-905-2794
Toll Free: 888-625-3357

Our friend & SF suite-mate Marty is a new daddy.

Squeegee is his baby Beagle.

Squeegee is not only slated to be Marty’s best friend, he’s also Marty’s business mascot.

Enjoy a few of our favorite puppy portraits of Squeegee and his human.

And if you or someone you know needs a sign. Call Marty at Martin Sign Company.




This is Ben. Why is Ben smiling? 

This is Melanny. She’s the reason Ben’s smiling.


This is where Ben & Melanny are about to join their friends and family for a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony. Crystal Springs Golf Club in Burlingame, California.

A loving couple, a breathtaking view… and a relatively high chance of rain. It’s California, we’re experiencing a major drought, chances of rain are few and far between these days.


On this Saturday in October though, the skies opened up. The rainy outdoor ceremony of Melanny & Ben very quickly became one of the most memorable weddings Mischa and I have ever photographed together.

During the strongest rain, I sheltered our uncovered gear huddling close to the DJ’s umbrella while Mischa braved the downpour with one camera and a cover. When it lightened up, I brought him a dry(ish) towel and a second set up and we shared huge smiles. We had SO much fun that day. Wet, cold, romantic FUN.

We hope you enjoy these selections from the wettest, most unique ceremony of the season. The rainy outdoor ceremony of Melanny & Ben:


As soon as the formalities were finished, the raindrops passed and left the most beautiful clouds and warm sunset light for us to photograph the newlyweds.


Zoe has made her grand entrance and is ready for her close-up!

Mischa visited just after she arrived and photographed newborn Zoe on her own, with her big brother and with her adoring parents.

This sneak peek is a taste of the popular clothing options we often see with baby girls: cute diaper covers, head bands, and of course, their birthday suit.

Enjoy these images of newborn baby girl Zoe (and her big brother Ari too)