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

California Desination Weddings

Welcome to San Luis Obispo, the premier California Destination for weddings! With San Luis Obispo being as gorgeous as can be, perhaps the hardest part of planning a couples' wedding is choosing a location. From the delightful downtown of SLO to local barns, beaches, vineyards, and wineries, there is no shortage of breathtaking places for exchanging vows.

Rustic, Chic Barn and Ranch Venues

Near the Pacific Ocean, found in the foothills is the historic town of Nipomo. One of the most fabulous locations for a barn wedding is the Dana-Powers house and barn. Chances are, you've never met a more photogenic barn! Another gorgeous venue for a wedding ceremony is at the San Miguel Mission. The Mission is a historical landmark enhanced with authentic fresco paintings and replete with religious iconography.

The historic Santa Margarita Ranch is an incredibly gorgeous wedding venue. The look and feel is incomparable, and is great for a rustic barn wedding. The rock-walled barn isn't the only feature of this venue, there are also rolling hills, open pastures, vineyards, gardens, and a steam train to boot. It's great for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

One of the most beautiful places to exchange nuptial vows is at the Tiber Canyon Ranch, and this is also one of our favorite wedding venues. We call it a candy store of wedding imagery, with oak trees surrounding the area and a pretty view of the Edna Valley hills.

Romantic Beach Resort Weddings

The legendary Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is a lovely place to do engagement sessions or exchange vows. With mineral springs, gorgeous landscaping, and an outdoor gazebo, it's one of the most breathtaking settings in the San Luis Obispo area. Ceremonies and receptions at the Avila Beach Golf Resort are a lot of fun. Pismo Beach and Shell Beach are beautiful places for resort weddings.

A Vineyard for Each Couple

With over 60 vineyards, there is sure to be a perfect one for each couple's wedding. Croad Vineyards is a charming place to get married. Silver Horse Winery is a boutique winery perched atop a hill in Paso Robles' Pleasant Valley. Vina Robles, an elegant winery, is wonderful for wedding receptions. Tres Hermanas Vineyard is a well-kept secret that sits on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, complete with a 300 year old oak tree, gorgeous sunsets, and stars all around. In addition to the vineyard, there is a restored red barn.

Wineries for Every Style

There are numerous wineries, where you'll be sure to find the right one. Cass Vineyards and Winery is a beautiful place to be married, and have a very sharp and friendly event staff. Castoro Cellars is one of our favorite places to shoot weddings because of their Mediterranean-style tasting room, views of rolling vineyards, and nearby oak trees. Silver Horse Winery is a boutique winery perched atop a hill in Paso Robles' Pleasant Valley. Vina Robles, an elegant winery, is wonderful for wedding receptions. The Bridlewood Estate Winery possesses a view of the entire Santa Ynez valley, a gorgeous lake, and a charming courtyard.

No Matter Where, We're There for You

No matter where you choose your California destination wedding, Applemoon will photograph couples in their glory: stunning brides with proud grooms, surrounded by ecstatic families and friends. We'll also shoot thoughtful detail shots like stylish shoes or entwined fingers. We love to photography the symbols of your love: your rings for each other, incorporating something meaningful to you or indicative of the venue. A beer tap, a wine cork, or atop an avocado: we find the perfect setting for your rings too! You'll never forget this life-changing experience.