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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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>>–Valentina+Billy-> Engaged!! Baker Beach Engagement Session, San Francisco Wedding Photographer

It’s always good to make friends with the bartender, but if you are lucky, you may just snag him for life.  They were first introduced at one of my favorite bars in North Beach.  Popular for its popcorn, jukebox, and neighborly hole in the wall vibe that always makes you feel like you belong.  Where else? […]

May 3

It’s always good to make friends with the bartender, but if you are lucky, you may just snag him for life.  They were first introduced at one of my favorite bars in North Beach.  Popular for its popcorn, jukebox, and neighborly hole in the wall vibe that always makes you feel like you belong.  Where else?  North Star.  They became friends and hung out a few times, but Valentina was off to live in Italy.   The first time she came home for a visit was for her mom’s birthday and when she saw Billy again she began to see him in a new light.  An attractive light 🙂   Billy was super into her too, so they began talking to each other more frequently while she was abroad.  It wasn’t until he surprised Valentina’s family by flying her home for Columbus Day that the deal was sealed.  Being that her family is Italian, and I must add, owner’s of the most popular Italian restaurant in Little Italy, it was a HUGE deal to have the family together for this holiday!  That gesture not only won Valentina’s heart, but her families’ as well!

Now they are getting married in 3 short days and I couldn’t be more excited to be the one to capture it!  They are a beautiful couple and have an undeniable chemistry that makes my job so easy 🙂  We headed to Baker Beach in hopes of a spectacular sunset and being that is was the most gorgeous day of the year, that is exactly what we got! Stay tuned for pictures of this ‘bride and groom to be’ on their wedding day!

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>>-Kelly+Jeff-> Engaged!! San Francisco Engagement Photos

He woke up that morning wearing his favorite tie-dye shirt and jeans with couch hair to complete the look.  Jeff had buddies in San Francisco that he often hung out with and couch surfing was something he was all too familiar with.  It is never wise to pass up a free couch to crash on in […]

Mar 28

He woke up that morning wearing his favorite tie-dye shirt and jeans with couch hair to complete the look.  Jeff had buddies in San Francisco that he often hung out with and couch surfing was something he was all too familiar with.  It is never wise to pass up a free couch to crash on in San Francisco (granted you know the owners of said couch).  As he made his way to his car that morning, he spotted Her.  The Her.  It hit him like a ton of bricks.  Something to this day he cannot quite explain. He knew right away this girl would change his life forever. Kelly looked amazing in a business casual pencil skirt, no doubt on her way to work.  They could not have looked more different.  For Kelly, he was a tie-dye wearing couch surfer who needed to get his life together, but cute nonetheless…and somewhat interesting.  They said hello and made small talk for a few minutes and then went their separate ways.  Jeff knew he had to see her again and being that they had mutual friends, immediately started planning how he could causally “bump” into her again.  The next encounter was at a GoPro launch party at Great America.  They reconnected and started dancing to the live music. After an unforgettable time together they parted ways again. Keys.  She had his keys!  She was holding on to them in her purse!  He would have to see her again.  A classic move that works every time.  He returned to her place the next day to pick them up and they have been madly in love ever since. 

I should have started by saying, “Grab some wine and popcorn cuz this story is better than anything you will find on Netflix tonight!”

These two are incredible!  Hearts of gold and just a blast to be around!  I can see it in the way they look at each other and hear it in the way they talk to each other.  I can tell they put each other’s needs first.  We had a blast together, along with their dog Bailey, walking the streets of North Beach where Kelly lived when they first met.  We then went to Baker Beach for sunset.  Such an incredible day amongst forecasted rain.  Here is a sample of our day together. Congrats Kelly & Jeff!

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Shauna & Nick {Engaged!!} San Francisco Engagement Photography – Palace of Fine Arts

New to Washington DC, Shauna was filled with anticipation and hope for what her future held in this amazing city.  What she didn’t realize is that soon after moving there, she would meet the man who would change her life forever.  It all started on Saturday, March 24, 2012 when Shauna and some friends were […]

Apr 4

New to Washington DC, Shauna was filled with anticipation and hope for what her future held in this amazing city.  What she didn’t realize is that soon after moving there, she would meet the man who would change her life forever.  It all started on Saturday, March 24, 2012 when Shauna and some friends were warming their souls at an Irish whiskey & cigar restaurant called Jack Rose.
I think it is important to enter a Side Note here for single ladies:  Whiskey, Cigars, & food = best place EVER to meet an eligible bachelor.  End Side Note.
Not really even looking to meet anyone that night or even any time soon, Shauna couldn’t help but notice the tall, dark, and handsome guy across the bar.  With a little bit of liquid courage running through her veins, she went over to him and not knowing exactly what to do “accidentally” bumped into him.  As he turned to look, he was pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful girl standing next to him.  They immediately started chatting and found themselves lost in conversation for the next few hours.  There was definitely chemistry between them and Nick knew he had to see her again.  He got her number and called her the next day!  POINTS for Nick!  As they told me this story, he said that when you see something that is so wonderful you have to go after it.  He spent the next few weeks pursuing her with their first and second dates just a few days apart.  They have been inseparable ever since.  Two years later he sealed the deal and completely surprised her with a proposal! The Jack Rose holds a very special place in their lives and they sometimes find themselves back at there to relive that night when their lives changed forever.
I cannot tell you how amazing these two are!  They exude positive energy like a bright light and I could not be more honored that I get to photograph their wedding in June.  I absolutely love Shauna’s sister, who I went to Cal Poly with, and cannot wait to meet the rest of the family!  I had so much fun getting to know you both during our session and hope you enjoy this little teaser from our time at Palace of Fine Arts and Baker Beach.

On my drive home from Baker Beach, this view struck me and I HAD to pullover!  A view that never gets old or tired.

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Jenn & Aaron ~ Engaged! ~ San Francisco, Ca Engagement Session

When I met Jenn & Aaron for the first time, we totally hit it off and there was something so familiar about Jenn.  We both went to Cal Poly at the same time, and being that we were both in the Greek system our paths had to have crossed at least once at one function […]

Nov 25

When I met Jenn & Aaron for the first time, we totally hit it off and there was something so familiar about Jenn.  We both went to Cal Poly at the same time, and being that we were both in the Greek system our paths had to have crossed at least once at one function (party) or another.  It wasn’t until our engagement session that I knew for sure we had met before!  I am so glad that she & Aaron were referred to me by a mutual friend cuz it would be a shame to not have gotten to know this awesome couple.  They are so much fun!  We started the session in North Beach for some family shots with Aaron’s adorable daughter Madaline.  She had so much fun in front of my camera and she had me smiling the whole time too.  We all headed to the beach at sunset for some wave frolicking and splashing around!  They got soaked…but it’s the beach, and beaches are way more fun when you actually interact with it.  This setting was suiting being that Aaron proposed to Jenn on a beautiful beach in Mexico!  So excited to hang with you guys again soon!


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