We are Staci and Michael Hood, the free spirits who capture your love story.  Our Style is Real, Raw, and Emotional.  We search for the true romance - belly laughing - sunset twirling - face licking - saucy kissing - moments of your love!!!  Overall ...We're a fun combo of classy meets goofy. 

  Our adventures feel like a relaxed and spontaneous double date.  Since we have been madly in love for over 11 years, we've seen it all, and our love is the core of our style. We want your memories to reflect all the fun you share together... the lazy snuggles on the couch, taking a last minute camping trip, jumping into the freezing ocean, or hiking a gorgeous trail.  What ever you love to do the most, we want to be there too.  

How do we accomplish all this fun while still making you look AMAZING... We combine fun activities and flattering poses to create true laughter and real expressions.  We never want you to look at one another and say "What are we supposed to do?"  We walk you through every step, and will having you spinning in circles, racing along the shoreline, and laughing until your face hurts.  If you think this sounds like you, and you are READY to take the next step, drop us a little  hello and tell us all about your love!            











embrace your soul's desire & shout from the rooftop 

We know you are madly in love, and we want to capture the raw nature of your soul.  In it's genuine and untamed form.

 - The laughing, the crying, and the randomness -

get ready to bust out in laughter, jump for joy, or cry tears of happiness. 

It is raw and true. 

be wild and free

We hope you have fallen in love with our quirky and intimate vibe!  If the answer is YES, let's get together for a coffee date.  If not, its okay!  We want you to be madly in love with our style, and we understand photography is not a cookie-cutter-fit-all. Our adventurous and raw style may not be for everyone. but... If this modern belly-laughing romance is all YOU, then we are BEYOND Honored you picked us! 

We are based on the Central Coast in California in a cute little city called San Luis Obispo.  We are surrounded by green rolling hills to the east, and gorgeous sandy-rocky beaches to the west.  We are also a few hours drive to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Big Sur. If you are thinking about having your wedding or elopement out of state, or out of the country, we have our passports ready, and provide discounted services for destinations.

Wedding Days starting $2,895

Next-day Adventure Sessions starting $795

Elopements starting $1,895

Engagement Sessions starting $495

Boudoir & Portraits starting $349

Destinations - give us all the details!


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"Let me tell you guys, they EXCEEDED expectations even tho I had no idea what to expect because that was both of our first time having professional photography taken of us and it was Amazing! ...Every bit of our wedding was sooo fun and they captured ALL THE LOVE, you guys.. I asked for a few specifics and without a doubt they delivered..I wish I could share all my pictures because ALL THE HEART EYES Haha!!"   

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Lauren and Kevin

Kings River Winery

Sanger, CA

Staci and Michael Photography

Central Coast Wedding Photography

San Luis Obispo, CA 


(661) 497-8663

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