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Choco Studio Photography

San Mateo , CA
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San Mateo, CA 94401 US (map)

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650-906-0445

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ABOUT US

Providing a blend of creative and documentary wedding coverage, Mike Peyzner and Nat Valik are a couple that photographs weddings together as a team.

"We aim to find a... Read more
Providing a blend of creative and documentary wedding coverage, Mike Peyzner and Nat Valik are a couple that photographs weddings together as a team.

"We aim to find a connection with each of our clients, seeking what makes each of your bonds unique. Our goal at Choco Studio is to tell your story and to exceed the expectations in every way. Visit our website for a full-featured portfolio and additional info."

- Mike and Nat





As featured in San Francisco Brides, Destination Wedding Magazine, Bridal Guide, Today’s Bride, Brides Northern California, Engagement 101, Gentry, Serendipity, and Signature Weddings Magazine. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike and Nat are great! They are very responsive through email, punctual to our City Hall Ceremony, very knowledgeable about the venus we chose, and got us our pictures sooner than we expected!

My husband and I usually look terrible in photos. I am always blinking and he gives his forced smile. It felt awkward for us to pose for longer than ten seconds for your standard picture. Being seasoned veterans they sensed this, and let us take a sneak peek at the pictures. They were gorgeous and it was reassuring that awkwardness we felt didn't come through at all in the photograph. They also navigated City Hall like the back of their hand and knew where and when to shoot.

Also, I feel that they were competitively priced compared to other wedding photographers in the area for the quality of pictures they were able to produce. We get nothing but compliments on our photos when we show them!
Mike and Nat are great! They are very responsive through email, punctual to our City Hall Ceremony, very knowledgeable Read more...
Mike and Nat are great! They are very responsive through email, punctual to our City Hall Ceremony, very knowledgeable about the venus we chose, and got us our pictures sooner than we expected!

My husband and I usually look terrible in photos. I am always blinking and he gives his forced smile. It felt awkward for us to pose for longer than ten seconds for your standard picture. Being seasoned veterans they sensed this, and let us take a sneak peek at the pictures. They were gorgeous and it was reassuring that awkwardness we felt didn't come through at all in the photograph. They also navigated City Hall like the back of their hand and knew where and when to shoot.

Also, I feel that they were competitively priced compared to other wedding photographers in the area for the quality of pictures they were able to produce. We get nothing but compliments on our photos when we show them! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
12/9/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married in San Francisco or any where for that matter, call Mike and Nat. The work was amazing, and they are both so nice and professional. We had not met them before they arrived for our ceremony, however when they arrived, it felt like old friends. They made everything so simple. we talked about what we wanted to capture in the photos and they made sure it happened.
They really took the time to make sure our pictures were perfect. We were so lost in our moment, and they made sure it was captured for us to remember!
If you are getting married in San Francisco or any where for that matter, call Mike and Nat. The work was amazing, and Read more...
If you are getting married in San Francisco or any where for that matter, call Mike and Nat. The work was amazing, and they are both so nice and professional. We had not met them before they arrived for our ceremony, however when they arrived, it felt like old friends. They made everything so simple. we talked about what we wanted to capture in the photos and they made sure it happened.
They really took the time to make sure our pictures were perfect. We were so lost in our moment, and they made sure it was captured for us to remember! Read less
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Maryam
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We first met Mike and Nat at my sister's wedding over 5 years ago. They were so lovely to work with and handled all of the unexpected challenges of a wedding with grace and incredible professionalism (aka they still captured AMAZING shots despite the wedding dress making it late to the venue). My sister still receives compliments on her wedding photos even years later!
When it was my turn to get married, the one vendor I knew I didn't have to research was photographers. I knew I wanted to work with Mike and Nat. Their style is poetic without being cheesy, and I felt like they truly captured the essence of our multi-faceted and multi-cultural celebration. In addition to their stunning work which speaks for itself, they are just such wonderful people that you can't help but want to stay friends post wedding festivities. :) In short, Mike and Nat are pros who are always on time (in our case even early), organized, incredibly reliable, and simply a pleasure to work with. Thank you again Nat and Mike for your incredible gift of capturing our special day!
We first met Mike and Nat at my sister's wedding over 5 years ago. They were so lovely to work with and handled all of the Read more...
We first met Mike and Nat at my sister's wedding over 5 years ago. They were so lovely to work with and handled all of the unexpected challenges of a wedding with grace and incredible professionalism (aka they still captured AMAZING shots despite the wedding dress making it late to the venue). My sister still receives compliments on her wedding photos even years later!
When it was my turn to get married, the one vendor I knew I didn't have to research was photographers. I knew I wanted to work with Mike and Nat. Their style is poetic without being cheesy, and I felt like they truly captured the essence of our multi-faceted and multi-cultural celebration. In addition to their stunning work which speaks for itself, they are just such wonderful people that you can't help but want to stay friends post wedding festivities. :) In short, Mike and Nat are pros who are always on time (in our case even early), organized, incredibly reliable, and simply a pleasure to work with. Thank you again Nat and Mike for your incredible gift of capturing our special day! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/26/2014
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Mike and Nat come through for us in a big way! Our Wedding was actually 2 years ago and our Wedding Photographer never showed up! (Yes, that can actually happen... what a nightmare). For our 2 year anniversary we decided to recreate our Wedding Portraits since we never got any on our big day, and choosing Choco Studios was a very smart move. They helped with selecting sites, outlined our schedule with respect to when and where the best possible light would be during the shoot. Most importantly, the photographs that we got in the end are absolutely incredible. They captured our love, relationship, happiness, inner & outer beauty. My wife is super happy, which makes me super happy! Simply put, they are the best. We are truly grateful for their talent and expertise. They made what was truly a horrible situation into a blessing in disguise. We would have never of had such incredible photos on the day of our wedding if the photographer that didn't show up (Ariana Cosmos) would have shown up... Mike and Nat are on a whole other, elevated level of talent. My wife and I love to do photography ourselves, so we were super picky. Choco Studio Photography far surpassed our hopes, expectations, and our own abilities. We will be forever grateful. If you put your trust in them, you won't be disappointed!
Mike and Nat come through for us in a big way! Our Wedding was actually 2 years ago and our Wedding Photographer never Read more...
Mike and Nat come through for us in a big way! Our Wedding was actually 2 years ago and our Wedding Photographer never showed up! (Yes, that can actually happen... what a nightmare). For our 2 year anniversary we decided to recreate our Wedding Portraits since we never got any on our big day, and choosing Choco Studios was a very smart move. They helped with selecting sites, outlined our schedule with respect to when and where the best possible light would be during the shoot. Most importantly, the photographs that we got in the end are absolutely incredible. They captured our love, relationship, happiness, inner & outer beauty. My wife is super happy, which makes me super happy! Simply put, they are the best. We are truly grateful for their talent and expertise. They made what was truly a horrible situation into a blessing in disguise. We would have never of had such incredible photos on the day of our wedding if the photographer that didn't show up (Ariana Cosmos) would have shown up... Mike and Nat are on a whole other, elevated level of talent. My wife and I love to do photography ourselves, so we were super picky. Choco Studio Photography far surpassed our hopes, expectations, and our own abilities. We will be forever grateful. If you put your trust in them, you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
8/2/2014
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Mike and Nat are absolutely amazing and wonderful people!! They took our engagement and wedding photos and needless to say the pictures came out perfect!!! They captured the happiest moments of our lives in the most beautiful way possible. Their quick responses to our endless questions and their valuable suggestions really helped prepare us for the big day. Every time I look at our wedding photos, I can't stop smiling because they bring back the fondest memories of that day and that's the best gift any newly wed can receive. Thank you, Mike and Nat!!
Mike and Nat are absolutely amazing and wonderful people!! They took our engagement and wedding photos and needless to say Read more...
Mike and Nat are absolutely amazing and wonderful people!! They took our engagement and wedding photos and needless to say the pictures came out perfect!!! They captured the happiest moments of our lives in the most beautiful way possible. Their quick responses to our endless questions and their valuable suggestions really helped prepare us for the big day. Every time I look at our wedding photos, I can't stop smiling because they bring back the fondest memories of that day and that's the best gift any newly wed can receive. Thank you, Mike and Nat!! Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to know Mike and Nat personally and we knew that they would be a perfect fit for us. Photography was one of the most important aspects of our wedding. We had been following their blog and were always amazed at the images they produced.
Choco studio has a knack for capturing the most memorable, emotional and funny moments and a special talent of creating magical photographs.
While working with Choco studio we noticed that they have mastered not only the artistic part of their work, but the business and organizational side as well. They created an effortless workflow from the moment we booked them to the moment we received our photographs. They were reliable, ready to answer our questions and give us useful recommendations and suggestions.
The only problem: we've got so many great images now, that it's hard to choose favorites for wall prints :)
We were lucky enough to know Mike and Nat personally and we knew that they would be a perfect fit for us. Photography was Read more...
We were lucky enough to know Mike and Nat personally and we knew that they would be a perfect fit for us. Photography was one of the most important aspects of our wedding. We had been following their blog and were always amazed at the images they produced.
Choco studio has a knack for capturing the most memorable, emotional and funny moments and a special talent of creating magical photographs.
While working with Choco studio we noticed that they have mastered not only the artistic part of their work, but the business and organizational side as well. They created an effortless workflow from the moment we booked them to the moment we received our photographs. They were reliable, ready to answer our questions and give us useful recommendations and suggestions.
The only problem: we've got so many great images now, that it's hard to choose favorites for wall prints :) Read less
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Sayaka
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike and Nat are so awesome. Our wedding was June 21, 2013 and we also had our engagement pictures taken by them. Although I'm no photography expert, their work is stunning. We have not yet received our wedding day photos but I am so excited to see what they will look like.

On the wedding day, they showed up ahead of schedule and were ready to go within minutes. You could tell they've shot a lot of weddings- they were professional and efficient. For my first look, I had a brief disaster moment with my makeup and Nat was nice enough to help me although she didn't have to. She reassured me that things were going to be fine.

During the ceremony and reception you could barely tell they were there- they stayed out of everyone's way, unlike some photographers who are in your face 24/7.

To top it all off, they are both very down to earth, very nice, cool people which makes them easy to work with. Would highly recommend!!!
Mike and Nat are so awesome. Our wedding was June 21, 2013 and we also had our engagement pictures taken by them. Although Read more...
Mike and Nat are so awesome. Our wedding was June 21, 2013 and we also had our engagement pictures taken by them. Although I'm no photography expert, their work is stunning. We have not yet received our wedding day photos but I am so excited to see what they will look like.

On the wedding day, they showed up ahead of schedule and were ready to go within minutes. You could tell they've shot a lot of weddings- they were professional and efficient. For my first look, I had a brief disaster moment with my makeup and Nat was nice enough to help me although she didn't have to. She reassured me that things were going to be fine.

During the ceremony and reception you could barely tell they were there- they stayed out of everyone's way, unlike some photographers who are in your face 24/7.

To top it all off, they are both very down to earth, very nice, cool people which makes them easy to work with. Would highly recommend!!! Read less
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Kambria
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I did a City Hall wedding in June and we lucked out choosing Nat and Mike! They were relaxed and professional, which helped us focus on each other and our special day. We'd never had our photos done together or professionally, but they helped us feel natural and comfortable the whole time. They were really creative in getting shots around our home and neighborhood in Noe Valley beforehand, and even got great shots with our beloved dog. They got us our photos back online in under 3 weeks. Also, they are wonderful human beings! I would highly recommend them. We will definitely work with them again to capture other precious life milestones.
My husband and I did a City Hall wedding in June and we lucked out choosing Nat and Mike! They were relaxed and Read more...
My husband and I did a City Hall wedding in June and we lucked out choosing Nat and Mike! They were relaxed and professional, which helped us focus on each other and our special day. We'd never had our photos done together or professionally, but they helped us feel natural and comfortable the whole time. They were really creative in getting shots around our home and neighborhood in Noe Valley beforehand, and even got great shots with our beloved dog. They got us our photos back online in under 3 weeks. Also, they are wonderful human beings! I would highly recommend them. We will definitely work with them again to capture other precious life milestones. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with this husband-wife duo on our wedding this weekend. There is not enough we can say about their craft. Mike an Nat are artists. Under their direction and vision, they create intimacy between the bride and groom, even if the whole world is watching. While we will have to anxiously await our wedding photos, we worked with them on our engagement session and the result was pure magic. The quality of their work speaks for itself. Anyone can hold a camera, but these two are not only incredibly easy to work with, but they create masterpieces, each more beautiful and inspiring then the next. We cannot wait to see the memories that they helped create to capture the love and spirit of our special day. Highly recommended.
We had the pleasure of working with this husband-wife duo on our wedding this weekend. There is not enough we can say Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with this husband-wife duo on our wedding this weekend. There is not enough we can say about their craft. Mike an Nat are artists. Under their direction and vision, they create intimacy between the bride and groom, even if the whole world is watching. While we will have to anxiously await our wedding photos, we worked with them on our engagement session and the result was pure magic. The quality of their work speaks for itself. Anyone can hold a camera, but these two are not only incredibly easy to work with, but they create masterpieces, each more beautiful and inspiring then the next. We cannot wait to see the memories that they helped create to capture the love and spirit of our special day. Highly recommended. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We feel so lucky to have had Mike and Nat take our wedding photos in April 2013!! They are an amazing team and brought artistry to our small City Hall wedding. We have hundreds of beautiful pictures - a very good problem to have!

You don't always get professionalism with talent, especially with wedding vendors. Mike and Nat, however, not only possess a keen eye and skill but they also are communicative, reliable, patient, and calm. They moved seamlessly between our three locations, and were reassuring when we had an unexpected fire alarm and delay during our ceremony.

They delivered our high res files ahead of schedule and we couldn't be happier with the results.

Get in touch with Mike and Nat, and check photography off your list!
We feel so lucky to have had Mike and Nat take our wedding photos in April 2013!! They are an amazing team and brought Read more...
We feel so lucky to have had Mike and Nat take our wedding photos in April 2013!! They are an amazing team and brought artistry to our small City Hall wedding. We have hundreds of beautiful pictures - a very good problem to have!

You don't always get professionalism with talent, especially with wedding vendors. Mike and Nat, however, not only possess a keen eye and skill but they also are communicative, reliable, patient, and calm. They moved seamlessly between our three locations, and were reassuring when we had an unexpected fire alarm and delay during our ceremony.

They delivered our high res files ahead of schedule and we couldn't be happier with the results.

Get in touch with Mike and Nat, and check photography off your list! Read less
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