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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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>>–Ellie + Tony-> Engaged!! Half Moon Bay Engagement Session

We finally had a day of no rain and I couldn’t be more thrilled to spend it shooting at the beautiful beach by the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay!  Ellie & Tony are a perfect match!  They both love the beach especially the one in Carmel where they got engaged! Ellie braved the cold […]

Feb 26

We finally had a day of no rain and I couldn’t be more thrilled to spend it shooting at the beautiful beach by the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay!  Ellie & Tony are a perfect match!  They both love the beach especially the one in Carmel where they got engaged! Ellie braved the cold in her dress and I am so glad she did cuz she looked amazing in it!  There may have been lots of running on the beach just to stay warm 😉  They are such a sweet couple and I am so excited for their wedding this spring!

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>>–Ravali + Deepak-> Engaged!! San Francisco, Engagement Photography ~ Baker Beach Engagement Photos

  It all began at the University of Michigan in their final year of college at an Indian cultural event.  Their was an immediate connection made. For the next 6 months they conveniently “bumped” into each other until Deepak had the courage to tell Ravali that he was into her.  Their first date kicked off […]

Feb 12

 

It all began at the University of Michigan in their final year of college at an Indian cultural event.  Their was an immediate connection made. For the next 6 months they conveniently “bumped” into each other until Deepak had the courage to tell Ravali that he was into her.  Their first date kicked off with homeade pesto pasta followed by late night gelato…a treat they still enjoy eating together now.  Sadly, Deepak moved to Seattle, Wa after graduation and thus started ‘relationship torture’ also known as long distance dating…I was in that club too so I know how “fun” it can be!  A little east coast – west coast distance didn’t stop them from continuing to grow closer as they spent many nights on Skype or on the phone.  3 years later, Ravali moved to San Francisco and lessened the distance gap.  As fate would have it, 6 months later they would be in the same city again when Deepak followed her to the City by the Bay!  Yah for no more distance!  Just one short year later he proposed at their favorite winery, Artesa, and surprised her by inviting friends and family to help them celebrate!  Their story sums up the whole meaning of ‘Love is Patient’ and I can see it in the way they are together that they will never take each other’s presence for granted.  I am so happy for these two wonderful people and wish them the most amazing wedding celebrating in Michigan this year!

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Erin & Bill {Engaged!!} Capitola By The Sea Engagement Session

This engagement session is on A Paper Proposal right now!  So exciting! Click HERE! Straight Out of Campbell – One sunny afternoon, in 2013, at a street festival in Downtown Campbell, Bill and Erin first crossed paths.  Bill was rolling down the street with his one man crew, when off in the distance he spotted a familiar female crew […]

Apr 21

This engagement session is on A Paper Proposal right now!  So exciting! Click HERE!

Straight Out of Campbell – One sunny afternoon, in 2013, at a street festival in Downtown Campbell, Bill and Erin first crossed paths.  Bill was rolling down the street with his one man crew, when off in the distance he spotted a familiar female crew of two walking in slow motion toward them. It was as if this middle of the sidewalk standoff had been planned all along.  He knew one of them, but it was the other new face that struck him like a bullet from Cupid’s gun.  Am I taking the ‘Straight Out of Compton’ theme too far? No? Awesome.  Harmless, yet lasting introductions were made and everyone carried on in the direction they were heading.  Bill knew he had to see Erin again and as luck would have it, he ran into Erin’s friend later that day and told her, “to put in a good word for me.”  The ‘word’ was received well as Erin proclaimed, “He is my type!”  It gets better!  They bumped into each other again in downtown Campbell while Erin was celebrating her friend’s Bachelorette party.  They talked briefly in a bar, but before Bill could get Erin’s number, she fled the scene as she had a half marathon race the next morning. ‘Straight Out of Cinderella?’  It was not until the following weekend, on an epic Sunday Funday bike ride with other mutual friends that Bill and Erin finally had the chance to get to know each other. They biked and talked for hours that day and that started it all…….they have been rolling together ever since!!!
Rewind 9 years earlier:  Erin had purchased a bike from Bill’s bike shop and the receipt they found clearly stated that Bill had been the one to sell it to her!  Coincidence?  I think NOT!
Erin and Bill share a passion for the beach and biking.  When they combine the two into one day, explosions of happiness errupt.  And so, it was on such a day, bikes parked along a beachside bench, a soft ocean breeze in Erin’s hair,  that Bill got down on one knee and proposed.  She said YES, and I kid you not, like the final scene of a romantic comedy, they saw a shooting star.
I’ll leave you with that…
AND this amazing engagement session in Capitola!  What an awesome couple!  Seriously.  I want to be them.

Corina & Mario Engaged! From the Mission to the Beach {Carmel Beach}

It is more than the “Happiest Place on Earth” to Corina and Mario, Disneyland is the place where the happiest chapter of their Love Story took place!  It was a tradition to go to Disneyland every year, so when they went on Corina’s birthday as well as their 2 year anniversary last October, there was […]

Dec 1

It is more than the “Happiest Place on Earth” to Corina and Mario, Disneyland is the place where the happiest chapter of their Love Story took place!  It was a tradition to go to Disneyland every year, so when they went on Corina’s birthday as well as their 2 year anniversary last October, there was no suspicions that a ring was traveling on all the rides with them.  I might add, there is a lot of risk involved with rollercoasters and hidden rings…eeek!  That risk didn’t keep Mario from waiting for the perfect moment to ask Corina to be his wife.  It ended like all fairytales end…the clock struck 11:00PM, the fireworks went off above the castle, and there he was, the love of her life, down on one knee professing his love to her.  It was magical.  It was perfect.  She said, “Yes” amongst a sea of other happy people, but none were as happy as she was this night…this night was her story to tell.  There was a Disneyland photographer conveniently located where he proposed.  The stars were aligned perfectly because as fate would have it, his proposal was captured and frozen in time for them always to look back on and remember those special moments.

The best part of being a photographer is meeting people like Corina and Mario.  They share an undeniable love for life, and an even bigger love for each other.  They are meant to be.  When they told me they wanted to do The Mission Carmel and Carmel Beach for their engagement photos, I was Thrilled!  There is no place I would rather be than on a beach or historical place with my camera and a couple in love.  The day was perfect.  Everything about it!  Not only did I use my 2 new lenses on this shoot, 50mm 1.2L and 70-200mm 2.8L IS II, which were awesome, I put myself out of my comfort zone by keeping my go to lens in the bag…the 24-70mm 2.8L…my first lens, my baby.  It really was a challenge to mostly use the 50mm, but I think there is a new love in the air, and I cannot wait to get this baby on my camera again.  More movement is involved as it is a prime lens with no zoom, so I got my sprint workout in, moving forwards and backwards and sideways!  Who needs a gym when you have a prime lens right?  Ok, just another justification I like to throw out there for quitting the gym.  Full time job, full time photographer, who has time?  Sorry, justification #2 🙂 …bad habit.

I absolutely cannot wait to see Corina on her wedding day!  She is going to be breathtaking, and I am so honored to be there to capture the next best love story they will every tell.

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