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

Applemoon Photography: Central Coast Weddings

There is perhaps no place more breathtaking than the central coast of California. It spans the area just north of Los Angeles down to south of San Francisco. With 350 miles of the world's most stunning coastlines, this area holds the greatest potential for wedding locations. The diverse regions of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo all have plentiful venues for a couple to share their vows.

San Luis Obispo Wedding Photography

Michael and Maren Brajkovich are so grateful for San Luis Obispo, praised by National Geographic. Described as the top spot for the happiest people and one of the 100 best adventure towns, they knew this was the place for them. They are grateful to live among such wonderful people and surroundings. Michael and Maren can't think of a place more appropriate for their family and their wedding photography business. One of the most beautiful places for wedding ceremonies in San Luis Obispo is Cambria Pines Lodge, with its extensive gardens, as well as delightful indoor options.

More Spectacular Wedding Venues Located in San Luis Obispo:

  • San Luis Obispo Country Club - Stunning views of the hills and vineyards.
  • Casitas Estate - California-style luxury haciendas with a gorgeous view.
  • La Familia Ranch - Hacienda style private estate with history.
  • Greengate Ranch and Vineyard - For the rustic at heart.
  • Holland Ranch - Beautifully rustic barn with a wide spread of property for guests, and majestic boulders as a ceremony backdrop.
  • See Canyon Fruit Ranch - Really cute barn, lawn area, and details make it a fun venue to tie the knot.
  • Oak Creek Lodge - Adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest, this venue is all about a beautiful wilderness wedding.
  • Dalidet Adobe and Gardens - Quaint and charming botanical garden venue right in downtown San Luis Obispo.
  • The Jack House - Historical lawn/park-like setting in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, with a charming Victorian home and carriage house.

Paso Robles Wedding Photography

Paso Robles is a city in San Luis Obispo County, and one of the fastest growing vineyard and regions in the state. North of San Luis Obispo, this city is on the largest river of the central coast, Salinas River. 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. Another gorgeous venue for a wedding ceremony is at the San Miguel Mission, as it's a historical landmark enriched with original fresco paintings and religious iconography galore. Cass Vineyards and Winery is a beautiful place to be married, and have a very sharp and friendly event staff. 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. The award winning HammerSky Winery & Inn located in the heart of westside Paso Robles on Vineyard Drive has become a favorite backdrop for photographing picturesque wedding and engagement shoots. Recognized on Pinterest, Modern Bride, Roughe and Destination I Do magazine for its hand crafted wines and upscale wedding venue for couples looking for a vineyard wedding getaway.

Other Amazing Wedding Venues Located Near Paso Robles:

  • Zenaida Cellars - A perfect blend of romance, charm and rustic beauty for any wedding occasion.
  • Robert Hall Winery - Lush vineyards, caverns and historic oak trees make it an outstanding wine country wedding location.
  • Still Waters Vineyard - Say "I Do" in a 100-year old olive grove overlooking the vineyard and gentle hillsides of Paso Robles.
  • Grace Maralyn Estate - Victorian style house and rustic barn make it a fun and cute place for nuptials.
  • Lago Giuseppe - Referred to as a wedding "photographer's dream" a lush and tranquil setting nestled on a lake and surrounded by oaks and vineyards.
  • Silver Horse Winery - Perched on a hilltop overlooking acres of grapevines, this new facility boasts a huge lawn, custom-made for a garden wedding.
  • Sculpterra Winery and Garden - Artistic pieces and gardens perfect for your wedding day.
  • Windfall Farms - Equestrian ranch with mutliple venues that can accomodate large or small, formal or casual, indoors or outdoor weddings.
  • Eberle Winery - Casual elegance, with options for venues, including the intimate Wild Boar Room in the winery cave, or the Vineyard Deck room with its stunning view.
  • Calcareous Winery - Perfect for intimate Paso Robles weddings.
  • Bianchi Winery - Has a commanding view looking west over undulating vineyards dotted with ancient oaks.
  • Steinbeck Vineyard - Rustic and timeless.
  • Justin Vineyards - Modern and elegant vineyard setting.
  • Vina Robles - Elegant venue surrounded by rolling hills of vineyards.
  • Eos Estate Winery - Enjoy an intimate veranda, vineyard lawn, and rustic pole barn with a modern tasting room and heritage room.
  • Denner Vineyard - They had weddings in mind when they built the Denner's Comus Center, Vista Ceremony Lawn and surrounding patio.
  • Eagle Castle Winery - Stately winery among lush vineyards.
  • Adelaida Cellars - Enjoy panoramic views from the hilltop bluff that showcase the Santa Lucia Mountains. The bluff hosts a tiered platform, large grass area, restrooms, and constant shade under the oak canopy spaces.
  • Dancing Deer Farm - Nestled in the foothills west of the 101 Freeway between Cambria and Paso Robles, CA.
  • Cayucos Creek Barn - The barn is surrounded by lush green pastures, oak trees, organic farms, avocado groves, rolling hills and meadows, a whispering creek, with a fresh ocean and country breeze.
  • Spreafico Ranch - Cattle ranch surrounded by open, rolling hills- you forget you're just a few minutes from downtown SLO.

Edna Valley Wedding Photography

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 oaks trees surrounding the area with a pretty view of the Edna Valley hills. The Edna Valley Vineyard is also wonderful for providing flawless wedding receptions. Flying Caballos is a picturesque property with quaint farmhouse surrounded by open space in San Luis Obispo's Edna Valley.

Santa Margarita Ranch Photography

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. Spanish Oaks Ranch is a really idyllic ranch populated by awesome oaks.

Avila Beach Wedding Photography

Avila Beach is charming town located on San Luis Obispo Bay, on the Central Coast of California. The legendary Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is a lovely place to do engagement sessions or exchange vows. Ceremonies and receptions at the Avila Beach Golf Resort are a lot of fun. When you get down to it, a simple, classic engagement shoot at Avila Beach can't get any lovelier.

Shell Beach Wedding Photography

Shell Beach is a community north of Pismo Beach. There's something about the fresh air, the mist, the ocean waves, and the gorgeous vistas of the Pacific Ocean. La Perla del Mar Chapel is a romantic, quaint, and elegant venue for weddings. The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is a dream location for wedding ceremonies and receptions, with its secluded spots for special events and gorgeous settings.

Pismo Beach Wedding Photography

Pismo Beach is a beach city in southern San Luis Obispo County. There are many wedding venues to choose from in Pismo Beach depending on your style, such as casual, formal or romantic. Cliffs Resort happens to be one of our favorites. Cliffs Resort is such a great place for weddings, with amazing views of the glittering Pacific Ocean below a sunny, blue sky. Thousand Hills Ranch is the perfect rustic setting to say "I Do" among haystacks.

Arroyo Grande Wedding Photography

Just southeast of Pismo Beach is the small coastal village of Arroyo Grande. It's a perfect location for garden wedding at The Gardens at Peacock Farms.The Gardens at Peacock Farms is a splendid place for hosting wedding ceremonies, receptions, and catering. Dune Lakes is another venue overlooking the Oceano dunes, delightful ponds, and ubiquitous eucalyptus trees.

Nipomo Wedding Photography

Nestled in the foothills near the Pacific Ocean is the historic town of Nipomo. One of the most fabulous locations for weddings is the Dana-Powers house and barn. A lush garden encompasses the house and includes areas for a ceremony, reception, and a large lawn area for dining. The Dana-Powers barn is perfect for county-chic sensibilities.

Santa Maria Wedding Photography

Santa Maria is a city in Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles. The historic Santa Maria Inn is a beautiful and romantic place for wedding ceremonies and private receptions. For outdoor settings, the 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.

Santa Ynez Wedding Photography

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

Santa Barbara Wedding Photography

This awe-inspiring city is situated between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, with a Mediterranean style climate. Known as the "American Riviera," it is a popular tourist and resort destination. Perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions, there are a number of locations from which to choose. There are plenty of indoor ceremony choices at historic churches like All Saints by the Sea, the inclusive Peace Chapel, or the reconstructed El Presido Chapel. Outdoor venues range from the spectacular East Beach to Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens and Manning Park. There is a venue that's ideal for each couple.

Montecito Wedding Photography

Montecito is a small, stunning town within Santa Barbara County, with some of the most spectacular views of the Pacific coast and beautiful oak woodlands. The climate is Mediterranean cool with several nearby hot springs. Among the many venues, San Ysidro Ranch stands out. The Ranch is a sophisticated and elegant venue for intimate wedding celebrations. With idyllic cottages and sweet-smelling gardens, it's full of potential for a dream wedding come true.