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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?!

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Couple’s Choice Award, 2015 Wedding Recap, & a Little Scharfie on the Way!

Yippeeeee!!! What an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families!  I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments.  I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the […]

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Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 3.35.47 PMWhat an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families!  I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments.  I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the continuing support you give me through your referrals and stellar, blush-worthy reviews!  It is because of You that I have received The Couple’s Choice Award for 2016!  As my girl Ellen D might say, I want to take all that amazing goodness you brought me last year and give it all right back to you for you to stick in your back pocket for a rainy day!  I still haven’t gotten on the show so if someone out there reads this and happens to know Ellen’s gardner or even her dog walker, hook a sister up!

I especially want to thank the wonderful 2nd photographers that helped me this year with their amazing talent, professionalism and creativity…let’s not forget the occasional equipment carrying as my bump grew.  I am thankful for you all more than I can ever express!

Meghan Faith: http://meghanfaithphotography.com

Briana Calderone: https://brianacphotography.wordpress.com

Kevin Quinley: http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com

Johanna Claesson: http://pieceofheartphotography.blogspot.com

On a personal note, 2015 also brought us our very first fur baby…Birdie!  You can follow her on Instagram here @birdie_style.  Can you tell her parents are just slightly obsessed?! She is our little stuffed animal with a heartbeat and a huge blessing to our family! Most importantly, she came to us as an emotional support dog to lift our spirits as trying to conceive a real baby (without fur) turned out to be one of the hardest and most trying times my husband and I have ever faced.  After years and years…and years of trying, praying, crying, remaining hopeful, & more praying we are BEYOND thrilled to meet our baby this February 2016!  As I write this, baby is kicking vigorously and all I can do is smile and thank God!  The miracle of becoming pregnant is something I will never take for granted and I am more than happy to share our journey with others who may be going through similar difficulties.  It is a crazy roller coaster and having a friend to lean on during the ride is so necessary.

With that said, I will be taking February – May off to get to know the little one…and brush up on my newborn photography skills 🙂  My first wedding is May 28th and am booking through November.  It’s gonna be a huge change, but excited to see what 2016 has in store!

And now a little fun with our sex reveal slideshow:

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Here is his very first camera appearance…apparently he has been body building to pass the time!

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To see Birdie and all her glorious stages of transforming from bear-owl-dog to fluff ball-dog, follow her on Instagram @birdie_style

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                                            And now for the recap of all my wonderful couples and families that made this year so spectacular!  

Heather & Ivan – City Club SF

Baby Maxine

Baby Everly

Leanna & John – Willow Heights Mansion

Sarah & Brandon – Concannon Vineyard

Shauna & Nick – Nicklaus Club

Yukie & Daisuke – Willow Heights Mansion

Eurie & Jason – Bernardus Lodge

Kristine & Jeff

Krystle & Andrew – Saratoga Springs

Jamie & Cameron – Private Estate

Jenny & Franky – Willow Heights Mansion

Beth & Jared – Olympia’s Valley Estate

Kristen & Nick – Coyote Ranch

Shannon & Jon – Maternity Session

Renne & Anthony – Paradise Ridge Winery

Michele & Mike – Saratoga Springs

Larissa & Chris – Wildwood Acres Resort

Marisa & Pete – Sand Rock Farm Bed & Breakfast

Jaclyn & PJ – Saratoga Springs

Sam & Davey – Steamboat Springs, Co wedding in 2016

Jennifer & Jason – Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Karen & Phil – AT&T Park

Megan & Gregg – Sutro Heights Park & SF Film Center

Yina & Eyal – The Cliff House

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Karen & Phil {Married!!} AT&T Park Wedding ~ San Francisco, Ca

Ahhh, what an amazing wedding from start to finish!  Karen & Phil planned a quintessential San Francisco wedding at the one and only Giants Stadium!  The park was all theirs for the evening including the very swanky and private Gotham Club for cocktail hour!  The day began with an intimate ceremony in a quaint chapel […]

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Ahhh, what an amazing wedding from start to finish!  Karen & Phil planned a quintessential San Francisco wedding at the one and only Giants Stadium!  The park was all theirs for the evening including the very swanky and private Gotham Club for cocktail hour!  The day began with an intimate ceremony in a quaint chapel in Almaden in front of close friends and family.  It was beautifully decorated by Thistle SF with fall flowers, lanterns, candles, and leaves down the center aisle making it a very warm and welcoming ceremony.  After the vows we stopped at a scenic viewpoint for bridal party photos which was surrounded by grand oak trees and hillside views in all directions.  Meanwhile at the park, guests were enjoying cocktail hour, running the bases, and hitting pretend home runs where so many great wins took place!  It was a magical feeling to be on the field for everyone including myself.  You felt so small being on such a grand stage.  Being able to take photos of this amazing couple – my feet planted on the pitchers mound, their photo on the jumbotron, and the roar of the invisible fans behind me was something I will never forget!  I could see the excitement and adrenaline rush on the faces of the guests as well as Karen & Phil while we took photos.  It. Was. Amazing.  The reception area was filled with candles, warm colors, floral arrangements with fall colored leaves, and leafy garlands.  The essence of fall was so perfectly created, that I was tempted to have a Pumpkin Spiced Latte!

You can tell that Karen & Phil are cherished by so many family and friends, as people came literally from across the globe to celebrate their marriage…and for good reason.  Karen and Phil are so incredibly nice, caring, and thoughtful people who would do anything for their loved ones.  It was such a great pleasure being a part of their wedding celebration!  I wish them so many more years of love and adventure as Karen is preparing to move to Hong Kong to be with Phil where he lives.  Say goodbye to long distance at last!! Congrats Karen & Phil!

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Wedding Venue: AT&T Park - kmai@giantsenterprises.com

Wedding Coordinator: Kai Squared Events – Danielle Walker, 415-717-7277, Danielle@kaisquaredevents.com

Flower designer: Thistle SF – Tali Bouskila – 415-574-5083, thistlesf@gmail.com

Caterer: Bon Appetit – Brian Carriveau – 415-947-3315 –  brian.carriveau@centerplate.com

DJ: Big Fun – Woody Miraglia – 650-380-4436 - woody@bigfundj.com)

Cake Designer: Sift Dessert Bar (cupcakes) – Leyla Hobbs – 707-515-8600 - leyla@siftdessertbar.com

2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael - http://kevinmichaelphotography.com

Hair & Makeup Artist: Triple Twist: http://tripletwist.com

Dress Designer: Casablanca

Shoes: Cole Haan

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

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