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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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Erin & Bill {Married!!} Willow Heights Mansion Wedding ~ Morgan Hill, Ca

I know I say this a lot, but seriously I LOVE these two!  I don’t know how I get so lucky, but I am always more and more blown away by how much I get attached to each couple through documenting their biggest day! Erin & Bill are just the best.  There’s really no other […]

Jun 30

I know I say this a lot, but seriously I LOVE these two!  I don’t know how I get so lucky, but I am always more and more blown away by how much I get attached to each couple through documenting their biggest day! Erin & Bill are just the best.  There’s really no other way to describe them.  From the moment my camera laid eyes on them at their Capitola Beach Engagement Session I knew we were gonna have a blast together.  Their wedding was at the elegant Willow Heights Mansion in Morgan Hill, a venue that continues to inspire me each time I shoot there. Erin & Bill not only share a passion for riding bikes, but they first met years ago at Bill’s bike shop! I just loved how they incorporated a 2 seater bike from the 70’s into the decor!  The groomsmen had boutonnieres designed around bike cogs! So creative and original!  But what really stole the show was Erin’s Wedding dress!  It reminded me of a blooming white rose the way each layer cascaded above the previous one. Her gorgeous heels added the perfect pop of Tiffany Blue to the whole ensemble.  The wedding felt like one big family celebrating together.  I loved how the guests cheered and clapped as the groom, bridal party and parents walked down the aisle.  Made me wonder why this isn’t a thing.  Anyway, it set the stage for what turned into the most joyous occasion and I am so excited to share a snippet of their wedding with You!

P.S. I am still down for some Swirl action in Campbell with you two!

2nd Photographer: Briana Calderon - http://brianacphotography.com

Wedding Coordinator: Briana Wendt of Willow Heights Mansion, (408) 778- 1978, briana@willowheightsmansion.com,

Flower designer: Deluxe+Design+Décor, (408) 778-1978, janine@deluxedesigndecor.com

Caterer: The Grove, www.lealvineyardsgrove.com

DJ or Entertainment: Justin Horrell, (254) 498-6445, thejustinhorrell@gmail.com

Videographer: Martin Meyer, martinFILMS, (510) 325-7750, martin@martinfilms.com

Cake Designer: Kim Brandon – The Grove, kim@lealvineyardsgrove.com

Hair Artist: Caroline Kan, (650) 207-3828, info@makeuphairck.com

Makeup Artist: Steven Alva, (408) 528-4932

Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca

Shoes: Badgley Mischka
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Jaclyn & PJ {Married!!} Saratoga Springs, Ca Wedding

It was love at first Skype…when I first met Jaclyn and PJ.  They were in their Chicago apartment and I in my SF apartment.  We laughed, shared stories, and a few short months later, I got to photograph their wedding!  These two can best be described as a bright light filled with so much joy.  Amazingness […]

Oct 27

It was love at first Skype…when I first met Jaclyn and PJ.  They were in their Chicago apartment and I in my SF apartment.  We laughed, shared stories, and a few short months later, I got to photograph their wedding!  These two can best be described as a bright light filled with so much joy.  Amazingness just oozes out of them. Being a part of their wedding was a true gift; a chance to witness everything that marriage is about…becoming a union in front of friends, family and the Lord.

Enough about how I feel…the real love story began between Jaclyn & PJ at a Thanksgiving potluck at their church.  Things normally don’t get stolen at church, but that night while Jaclyn stepped away, PJ stole her chair.  When she returned, this handsome man was there to her surprise! They started chatting and the seed was planted for something magical to grow in the coming months when he would yet again steal something else…her heart.  He would never forget that first night he laid eyes on her.  She was wearing a blue skirt, white shirt, and the reddest lipstick money can buy! After over a year of dating, PJ suggested they go ride bikes and fly kites.  If that isn’t the world’s cutest date idea, then I don’t know what is!  There was a bike ride, but actually there weren’t any kites to Jaclyn’s confusion…something much better was planned…a proposal!  She said YES and the rest is history!

It was her red lips and that monumental bike ride that inspired them for their wedding theme.  They had the cutest bicycle decor throughout the venue including bronze tires hanging from a handmade wooden arch with the guests seating cards attached, bicycle bottle openers for the favors, a wire bike cake topper, and of course a tandem bike for them to ride off into the night after the reception!  I loved the flower ribbon boutonnieres, navy suspenders, and the multi colored ties the guys wore!  The girls had navy lace dresses with colorful bouquets that matched the ties and bright feeling of the day.  All the girls wore heels in a color that reminded them of Jaclyn.  For example, the yellow heels were chosen because her friend’s nickname for Jaclyn is “Sundrop”.  Such a creative idea!  The guys made the alter out of wood they found while camping in Yosemite.  They draped tons of colorful ribbons from the alter creating a beautiful backdrop for their vows.  In addition, all the flowers were made by their friends!  Such a gorgeous day with lots of creative flavor!

Congrats Jaclyn & PJ!

Wedding Venue: Saratoga Springs - http://saratoga-springs.com

Wedding Coordinator: Diana and Mimi (408.867.3016)- Saratoga Springs Wedding Coordinators, weddingplanner@saratoga-springs.com

Flower designer: Friends, we will be putting them together the day before and then J Olivia

Boulder creek flowers – main bouquet. Salmonese and Lisa Jennings will take charge of them day-of

Caterer: Saratoga Springs

DJ: DJ Alex Wrigley (408.608.7205), thepartyprofessional@yahoo.com,

Cake Designer: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Jeff & Cristina Joseph (408-395-2959), losgatos@nothingbundtcakes.com

Hair and Makeup: Michelle Luna (408) 374-7533

2nd Photographer: Johanna Claesson - http://pieceofheartphotography.blogspot.com

Dress Designer: Pronovias

Shoes: Chinese Laundry, DSW

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine Belsoie
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