Photo of Michael and Maren Brajkovich, San Luis Obispo, California Photographers

About Us

Fun—and timeless. We're Applemoon photography. We met in a dark room years ago, and we are still side by side, crafting timeless images. We'd love to take your picture.

Michael  +  Maren


1778 Tierra Nueva Lane
Oceano, CA  93445
United States

(805) 727-3686

Spectacular California Beach Venues

Amazingly, there are approximately 100 miles of coastline in San Luis Obispo County, ranging from romantic rocky cliffs in the north to sensual soft sands in the south. These beaches serve as a resplendent backdrop for weddings on beaches and resorts. Whether it's a proposal, exchanging vows, or celebrating nuptials, the California coast has it covered.

Pristine Beaches for Wedding Ceremonies

San Luis Obispo's expansive coastline is home to three gorgeous beaches: Avila, Shell, and Pismo. All three beaches are popular for weddings, and the magic is that every couple makes each beach their own. Every beach is like a blank slate for each pair of soul mates to declare to the world the love they have for each other.

Avila Beach is wonderful for both small intimate weddings and larger weddings at one of the resorts. Avila Lighthouse Suites is situated between rolling green shills and the Pacific Ocean, and is great for weddings directly on the beach or on their oceanfront Sun Deck.

At Shell Beach, La Perla del Mar Chapel is a romantic, quaint, and elegant venue for weddings. The mission-style chapel, with a historic house and gardens, is just steps away from the beach.

Pismo Beach Golf Course is wonderful for beach weddings, with classic boardwalks, white beaches, and the sun - gorgeous at any time of day. With a reception under a huge, comfortable white tent, it's the perfect combination of rustic and romantic.

The Entire Package: Classic Resorts

The central California coast is home to elegant resorts aplenty. Ceremonies and receptions at the Avila Beach Golf Resort are a total blast. At Avila Beach, the legendary Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is also a lovely place to do engagement sessions or exchange vows. It's a one-stop shop for a rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. It’s everything anyone could ever want in a wedding venue.

A lovely location at Shell Beach is the dreamy The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. It is fabulous for wedding ceremonies and receptions, with its secluded spots for special events and gorgeous settings.

Cliffs Resort happens to be one of our favorites at Pismo Beach. Cliffs Resort is such a great place for weddings, with amazing views of the glittering Pacific Ocean below a sunny, blue sky. The Cliffs is a beautiful venue that wedding guests will love to stay at, especially since the location is ideal.