MASHAIDA 
    ANDREW

HusbAND AND WIFE
Timeless Imagery
Candid>Posed. Always

ABOUT

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the approach

We are destination wedding photographers with an editorial style blended with a documentary approach; capturing beautiful celebrations from the sun soaked vineyards in California to the lush gardens of Luxembourg in Paris. We’ll be there with you, wherever your adventure leads.

As your photographers,
we mostly work behind the scenes:
Anticipating laughter, tears, and long-awaited embraces. We capture the day naturally as it unfolds, always looking for the real, the raw, and the beautiful.

I'm enchanted by Audrey Hepburn and the glamour of classic 1950s Vogue magazine. I want our brides to see themselves like that. To believe they are just as worthy to be photographed as Marilyn or Audrey.
To see themselves as unequivocally beautiful.
Radiant. Captivating.
A beauty that invites, inspires, and enchants. 

I deeply hope we can give every bride this:
for her to feel beautiful in the photos we give her. 

It’s one of our favorite challenges (and perhaps strengths) as photographers, to try and capture something that isn’t so plain and clear to the eye. The trick is to be present. Be there. See it.
And then simply capture it.
No fabrication involved.
Watch. Walk. And Wait. And then Watch Again.

INQUIRE WITH US

from Mashaida

from andrew

BAHAR & SEKANDAR

“They are true artists that are extremely knowledgable and know how to capture images in a very elegant and timeless way.”

“As a professional wedding planner and decorator I have worked with Andrew and Mashaida not only for a client’s wedding but for my own wedding as well! They are not only professional, but extremely kind people that will make sure their clients are comfortable throughout the entire process. I can’t thank them enough or explain how much we loved our wedding photos."

Bahar and Sekandar, after their destination wedding in Lake Como, Italy

ALEXA & BENTON

“I remember thinking to myself ‘WOW, these are pictures my grandchildren will one day have.’”

"It felt more like 4 friends hanging out than a photoshoot! They have such a keen eye for interesting poses and settings. Their creativity and direction they took the shoot was magical and all the credit goes to Andrew and Mashaida. They are true artists. They put so much love and care into their craft, which resulted in pictures we will hold onto and cherish forever."

Alexa and Benton, after their San Francisco City Hall Wedding

ELISE & ZACH

“Our rapport was so good, our friends couldn’t believe that we had just met, and even though they were part of the wedding party.”

"Andrew and Mashaida are hands down the best photographers imaginable, and the outcome of our wedding photos turned out to be the definition of perfection. They made us look like our best selves by directing us on poses that made us feel natural and comfortable. Andrew and Mashaida go beyond just capturing photos. They don't think of their clients as clients - they care for them as friends and it shows. We continue to stay in touch to this day, and I know we aren't the only ones who had such a positive experience."

Elise and Zach, after their Chateau Wedding in France

KATIE & MORGAN

“Andrew and Mashaida have such a beautiful editorial eye, helping us relax and feel natural while being able to capture our personalities flawlessly.”

"I’ll just state the obvious —Mashaida and Andrew are incredibly, insanely talented. The way they capture every moment is so beautiful and intentional, capturing every detail without you ever noticing they’re there. Not only that, but they genuinely make you feel so elegant, which is such a comfort because the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to look. Naturally, 
I will always think our wedding photos were the best, but what I found surprising was how many friends, family members, even distant coworkers went out of their way to tell me how much they loved our photos as well!"

Katie and Morgan, after their Paso Robles Hammersky Vineyard wedding.

CHARLOTTE & DAVID

“When we look at our pictures now, it’s like we are reliving that day. The emotions that the images evoke are so real.”

"Andrew and Mashaida truly captured the essence of our day and it's so fun to see it through their eyes. Everything from the candid photos that capture our joy to the posed portraits and detail shots that capture the elements of our day were just perfect.  In the end, the tangibles are priceless, but they truly provided us with an experience that we won't soon forget. We started the wedding journey looking for a vendor to take pretty photographs, and walked away with priceless legacy worthy tokens and dear dear friends whom we'd open our home to any time."

Charlotte and David, after their Washington D.C. wedding

some words from

as seen on

the approach

Being married for a decade changes things. 

Marriage alters your perspective on life.
It is always in flow, ever changing.

It looks like surprise flowers on a Wednesday, and “just because” ice cream cones on a Monday. It’s sleeping in a little too late because being in the arms of your love is the safest place to be.

It’s appreciating how little control you have, but being malleable to the organic evolution of ourselves that happens with each passing day. We believe that our style of photography has come to echo this sentiment - we come present and primed to capture powerful moments and feelings and senses as they unfold without obstruction. We truly believe God has called us to a life of connection and relationship and creation through this very art. We’ll capture this tremendous occasion with soulfulness and integrity. We are not just here as your photographers, we are here to serve you, love you, and celebrate with you. 

I love photographing our brides. Since I was young I’ve been enchanted by Audrey Hepburn and the glamour of classic 1950s Vogue magazine. I want our brides to see themselves like that. For once to believe they are just as worthy to be photographed as Marilyn or Audrey.
To see themselves as unequivocally beautiful. Radiant. Captivating. A beauty that invites, inspires, and enchants. 

I deeply hope we can give every bride this: for her to feel beautiful in the photos we give her. 

It’s one of our favorite challenges (and perhaps strengths) as photographers, to try and capture something that isn’t so plain and clear to the eye. The trick is to be present. Be there. See it.
And then simply capture it.

No fabrication involved.

Watch. Walk. And Wait. And then Watch Again.

INQUIRE WITH US

from Mashaida

from andrew

latest features

She radiates positive energy while she absorbs the warm rays and brightness of the sun, reflecting her image with purity, passion, and love. When drizzled with a little rain it begins to tickle with delight and blooms into a confident, vivacious flower. 


Additional Press 

Over The Moon
BRIDES
Martha Stewart Magazine 
Geraldine Magazine


The Wall Street Journal
Once Wed
Seattle Bride 
Today's Bride SF Magazine 




Wedding Chicks
Carats and Cake 
Wedding Sparrow 
Grey Likes Weddings 



Amber and Muse/Hochzeitsguide
Magnolia Rouge 
How He Asked- The Knot
Country Living 




Grace Ormonde 
Style Me Pretty 
Adorn Magazine 
Ruffled





BAHAR & SEKANDAR

“They are true artists that are extremely knowledgable and know how to capture images in a very elegant and timeless way.”

“As a professional wedding planner and decorator I have worked with Andrew and Mashaida not only for a client’s wedding but for my own wedding as well! They are not only professional, but extremely kind people that will make sure their clients are comfortable throughout the entire process. I can’t thank them enough or explain how much we loved our wedding photos."

Bahar and Sekandar, after their destination wedding in Lake Como, Italy

ALEXA & BENTON

“I remember thinking to myself ‘WOW, these are pictures my grandchildren will one day have.’”

"It felt more like 4 friends hanging out than a photoshoot! They have such a keen eye for interesting poses and settings. Their creativity and direction they took the shoot was magical and all the credit goes to Andrew and Mashaida. They are true artists. They put so much love and care into their craft, which resulted in pictures we will hold onto and cherish forever."

Alexa and Benton, after their San Francisco City Hall Wedding

ELISE & ZACH

“Our rapport was so good, our friends couldn’t believe that we had just met, and even though they were part of the wedding party.”

"Andrew and Mashaida are hands down the best photographers imaginable, and the outcome of our wedding photos turned out to be the definition of perfection. They made us look like our best selves by directing us on poses that made us feel natural and comfortable. Andrew and Mashaida go beyond just capturing photos. They don't think of their clients as clients - they care for them as friends and it shows. We continue to stay in touch to this day, and I know we aren't the only ones who had such a positive experience."

Elise and Zach, after their Chateau Wedding in France

KATIE & MORGAN

“Andrew and Mashaida have such a beautiful editorial eye, helping us relax and feel natural while being able to capture our personalities flawlessly.”

"I’ll just state the obvious —Mashaida and Andrew are incredibly, insanely talented. The way they capture every moment is so beautiful and intentional, capturing every detail without you ever noticing they’re there. Not only that, but they genuinely make you feel so elegant, which is such a comfort because the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to look. Naturally, 
I will always think our wedding photos were the best, but what I found surprising was how many friends, family members, even distant coworkers went out of their way to tell me how much they loved our photos as well!"

Katie and Morgan, after their Paso Robles Hammersky Vineyard wedding.

CHARLOTTE & DAVID

“When we look at our pictures now, it’s like we are reliving that day. The emotions that the images evoke are so real.”

"Andrew and Mashaida truly captured the essence of our day and it's so fun to see it through their eyes. Everything from the candid photos that capture our joy to the posed portraits and detail shots that capture the elements of our day were just perfect.  In the end, the tangibles are priceless, but they truly provided us with an experience that we won't soon forget. We started the wedding journey looking for a vendor to take pretty photographs, and walked away with priceless legacy worthy tokens and dear dear friends whom we'd open our home to any time."

Charlotte and David, after their Washington D.C. wedding

some words from

OUR STORY




Andrew studied to be a physical therapist and I thought I was going to be a painting professor. We always knew we wanted to be in a position of service, to be helping others and being a meaningful part of people’s lives. We never would have thought that we would find that in wedding photography.

Our love of photography began when we first travelled to Europe in 2010 with our 35mm film cameras and became entranced in the air and ethereal bliss of it all. There was a certain urgency… as if perhaps we may believe it all to be a dream if we didn’t have a way of preserving our emotions.

As artists, we came from different backgrounds, I was a painter and fine artist, while Andrew was a musician. Photography became a form of art that we could share together.
Our artistic background gives us an edge beyond composition or form because we treat each photograph as a work of art. We believe the most important element of a photograph, or any art form, is the story that it tells.

It is not enough to create a “pretty picture.”

A photograph should be like a painting… it should transport you into a time, a place, a mood. It should make you stop and stare for a bit and make you feel something.

And even if you hadn't thought about it before, you feel the same. You don't want your wedding photos to feel cheesy or forced. In fact, you probably don't want hardly any photos that feel posed at all. You want candid photos of your friends laughing. Photos of conversations over candlelight, and stolen kisses from your spouse during cocktail hour. You want photos that you can relive all the joy and emotion of your wedding day. 

We would love to be your photographers. To not just create pretty photos, but to tell your story. The real story.

And hopefully after all is said and done… you might stop and stare. 

Spoiler Alert:
We never thought we would be wedding photographers. 

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