Hello! My name is Heather and I am so happy you stopped by! This blog is a place where I will share love stories of amazing couples who I had the honor of photographing. It is a place where I can express my passion with images where my words fall short. Photography has changed my life drastically and I am so thankful that God has blessed me with this gift. I wish I could say the same thing about my singing voice, but what can you do?!
I feel so blessed to be the chosen one to do Kelly and Colin’s Manhatten Beach Wedding in April. Â Kelly and I have been friends since we met freshman year in the dorms at Cal Poly. Â I have to admit that although Kelly and I go way back and share some amazing memories, I was so nervous for our session! Â I think it was because I knew all our friends would be paying close attention to how the photos turned out, and Kelly and Colin would see truly how crazy I get when I am behind my camera! Â With that said, the engagement session is by far my favorite! Â Without fail, I feel so much closer to the couple at the end of the session. Â I think the relationship that forms is so important for Â Game Day (The Big Day) because when it Â arrives we are old buds and there is a comfort level both for me and the bride and groom that really makes the whole wedding day so fun. Â Most importantly, the engagement session is when I get the butterflies because in my eyes, this is the session where I prove to the couple that they indeed have chosen the right person to capture one of the most important days of their lives. I get butterflies before every shoot and its a familiar feeling that brings me back to the days when I competed in soccer, volleyball, and pole vaulting in high school. Â It’s that rush that gets my adrenaline pumping and brings out my “A” game. Â Just like with any team sport, you play better if you know your teammates and have a connection with them…I think the same holds true for photography; get to know your clients before game day and the outcome will be a victory! Â haha! Â So with that said, I am confident that Kelly, Colin, and I are gonna have a Victory on Game Day after that amazing practice we had! Â Have I ever mentioned I love analogies!? Â Go Team! Â Kelly, you are going to be the most Â beautiful bride and I cannot wait to be a part of it all! Â Let’s not forget to mention how handsome Mr. Colin is gonna be of course!