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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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>>–Stephanie+Nikhil-> Engaged!! San Francisco Engagement Session

It all began in 9th grade math class, which is a great place to develop a crush especially when everything else in class is not adding up. 😉 Despite this intrigue they had for each other, they ran in different circles until 12th grade. It wasn’t until they both happened to be on a bathroom […]

Dec 20

It all began in 9th grade math class, which is a great place to develop a crush especially when everything else in class is not adding up. 😉 Despite this intrigue they had for each other, they ran in different circles until 12th grade. It wasn’t until they both happened to be on a bathroom break from math class (hmmm…I see a pattern here that IS adding up!) that they finally started chatting. That conversation led to many lunchtime Starbucks runs, which eventually led to Nikhil timidly asking Steph to prom!

After high school, they remained a dating duo despite going to undergraduate universities 10 hours apart, and then choosing different countries in which to live after graduation. It was a long road of extremely long distance dating, but eventually Steph moved to San Francisco to be with Nikhil. YAH! They then adopted a sweet puppy named Riley.

Exactly one year from Riley’s adoption, Nikhil suggested that they take a longer-than-usual walk at Fort Point with a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. While Nikhil was positioning Steph with Riley for a picture facing the GGB (in the spot pictured above), he dropped to a knee and when Steph turned back around, he asked her to marry him. Their story deserves a standing ovation for the bravery, endurance, patience and love they needed to bring together what was always destined to be. I cannot wait to capture their wedding!

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>>-Danielle + Matt–> Engaged!! Marin Headlands & Fort Baker Session

When a couple starts a session by saying they are awkward in front of cameras I automatically think to myself, “This is going to be the BEST shoot EVA!” That is not a sarcastic thought, but a genuine-super-excited thought. I translate that to, “We do not take ourselves too seriously and we totally trust you […]

Sep 20

When a couple starts a session by saying they are awkward in front of cameras I automatically think to myself, “This is going to be the BEST shoot EVA!” That is not a sarcastic thought, but a genuine-super-excited thought. I translate that to, “We do not take ourselves too seriously and we totally trust you to do your thang!” From the very 1st picture I took, I knew Danielle & Matt were gonna do great. They totally focused on each other, made each other laugh, and just had fun with every situation I put them in. They are a super cute couple and I love that they changed into something more comfortable for the 2nd look: Lulu Lemon attire! So I naturally made them do things that heels and tight jeans wouldn’t allow 🙂 I had a blast with these two taking them to all my favorite spots from Bonita Point Lighthouse to Fort Point. It was an epic day and I am so pumped for their wedding!

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>>–Janelle+Casey–>Engaged!! San Francisco Engagement Session

Casey and Janelle’s proposal story is EXACTLY the reason why I am obsessed with what I do for a living! I get to hear amazing love stories, get to know the couple behind the story, then capture it all in action! Their engagement story started on a Friday morning, when Casey suggested they play hookie […]

May 14

Casey and Janelle’s proposal story is EXACTLY the reason why I am obsessed with what I do for a living! I get to hear amazing love stories, get to know the couple behind the story, then capture it all in action!

Their engagement story started on a Friday morning, when Casey suggested they play hookie from work. Of course Janelle resisted as it was going to be a busy day at the office. However, Casey finally convinced her by reassuring her that he had cleared it with her boss. As they drove to wine country Casey’s voice started to come on through the speakers! It was him rapping to all his favorite 90’s rap songs. Janelle was dying cuz she has been asking him to do this for her for YEARS! Casey only raps when he lets loose and it is a side of him that she loves. For some reason I immediately pictured Vanilla Ice, 2 Pac and Bone Thugs! Oh man, the 90’s were amazing! Anyhoo, this was a major hint that something special was about to happen.

When they arrived at Calistoga Ranch, Casey gave her a brand new pair of hiking shoes so she would be well equipped for the hike he was about to take her on. At about 95% of the way to the top, Casey told her to stop and turn around at which point he blindfolded her for what felt like eternity. If other hikers would have seen her they would have called 911 to report a kidnapping! When Casey finally came back to take off the blindfold he turned Janelle around to find the remainder of the trail covered in red and white rose petals. They walked together to the end of the trail to see an amazing view but the best view of all was seeing Casey asking her to be his bride!

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>>–Marika & Michael-> Engaged!! San Francisco Wedding Photographer

It was butterflies at first sight. Marika met Michael back in 2012 when she flew to Ohio from California to visit family. He was best friends with her Godbrother so he was always around. The first time she met him she knew immediately that he was someone special even though Michael does not recall that […]

Apr 11

It was butterflies at first sight. Marika met Michael back in 2012 when she flew to Ohio from California to visit family. He was best friends with her Godbrother so he was always around. The first time she met him she knew immediately that he was someone special even though Michael does not recall that first meeting. haha! However, the 2nd day he vividly remembers meeting her because that is when he realized Marika was someone special too. They hung out every day of her trip and when she flew back home, Michael was left wondering if his strong feelings for her were reciprocated. Marika couldn’t stop thinking about him as well and reached out to him via Facebook. She invited him out to California expecting him to say ‘no’, but to her glorious surprise, he accepted her invite and they had a full week of dates together. Saying goodbye would be too hard after the amazing week together so they started dating long distance for the next FOUR years! People…that is a long time! This is such a testament to their love for each other and commitment to hold on to the hope that one day they would live in the same city. When the stars finally aligned, Michael drove out to Cali to be with his Girl. A year later, he planned an extravagant scavenger hunt from Marin to San Francisco with the final clue landing her at the Tulip Gardens by the beach. He was waiting for her on one knee with a gold ring and a very important question to ask. “Will you marry me?”

These two are clearly best friends and share a deep bond. They were a hoot to photograph and hang out with. I let couples choose their own route during engagement sessions. In other words, they can make the session anything they want it to be and these two chose the young, wild, and free route…my personal fave 🙂 . There was lots of twirling, jumping, laughing, splashing, and goofing. Loved every second of it!

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