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

Sumptuous Venues for One-of-a-Kind Weddings

The choice of venues for a dream wedding is seemingly endless in California, especially in the central coast. It's the best of all possible worlds when you have the ocean, canyons, deserts, farms, and vineyards that envelop lovers. Estate weddings are a wise pick for providing a private, intimate space for the bridal couple and loving guests. Many estates can handle engagement celebrations, wedding rehearsal dinners, nuptial ceremony, reception dinner, and lodging. Whatever a bridal party needs, California estates will deliver with ease, experience, and elegance.

Wedding Photography with a Timeless, Classic Style

Applemoon Photography style is both fun and timeless, echoing the atmosphere you'll be creating for your wedding with your presence. We aim for a style as fresh and timeless as a couple's love. You'll find that our photographic flair is always natural and classic, never posed - much like the gorgeous California venues. It doesn't matter what style a couple is going for: a rustic barn wedding, chic tent reception, or lush vineyard vow exchange. Every style need is met by at least one stately estate.

Estates that Cater to Every Need

Applemoon Photography loves estate weddings. There are so many to choose from, and all are wonderful. The Santa Margarita Ranch near San Luis Obispo is a sprawling estate with a cattle ranch, vineyard, historic barn, and the Pacific Coast Railroad. Popular with so many weddings, the bridal party can arrive on the steam strain, available for charter. There's even a ceremony site beneath an immensely beautiful oak tree, if a barn isn't your style.

Located in Santa Barbara County, is the flourishing wine region of Santa Ynez. With over 60 vineyards, there is sure to be an ideal one for each couple's wedding. In particular, the Bridlewood Estate Winery is truly a picture-perfect setting for nuptials. Bridlewood boasts a view of the entire Santa Ynez valley, a gorgeous lake, and a charming courtyard.

The Casitas Estate is composed of 7 landscaped acres, perfect for private weddings. Whether it's for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, or receptions, the fountain-filled tile garden courtyards are absolute delights for outdoor celebrations. Guests can't get enough of the sweeping view of the Arroyo Grande Valley and neighboring vineyards.