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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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Shauna & Nick {Married!!} Nicklaus Club Monterey Wedding

I am beyond excited to share this Monterey, Ca wedding with you!  It overflowed with romance and classic touches perfectly combined with a gold, cream, and coral palette.  When you meet couples as nice as Shauna & Nick, you can’t help but get giddy when you see them, and in my case to photograph them!  They […]

Jul 7

I am beyond excited to share this Monterey, Ca wedding with you!  It overflowed with romance and classic touches perfectly combined with a gold, cream, and coral palette.  When you meet couples as nice as Shauna & Nick, you can’t help but get giddy when you see them, and in my case to photograph them!  They are seriously some of the nicest people I have ever met and I am so thankful I got to be a part of such a beautiful day.  Big thanks to my friend Alicia, Shauna’s sister, for the referral 🙂  The wedding ceremony was at Carmel Mission which is one of my all time favorite churches because of its gorgeous chandeliers and rustic mission courtyard making any photographer overflow with inspiration.  After the ceremony a classic Rolls Royce came and whisked the newlyweds off to Nicklaus Club!  It was so romantic!  After a touching set of first dances, Captain Nick’s Cigar Bar opened and was a huge hit throughout the night giving guests a fun area to socialize off the dance floor.  It was one of the best parties I have ever seen as everyone danced the night away under the stars to the music of Larry Lynch and the Mob.  After the best night ever, the new Mr. & Mrs. were sent off into the night with a sparkler exit!  It was the perfect end to the perfect wedding!  I am so happy for Shauna & Nick!  Enjoy this snapshot of their beautiful day!

An emotional first look between Shauna & her dad.

Wedding Ceremony: Carmel Mission – http://carmelmission.org/

Wedding Reception: Nicklaus Club Monterey – http://www.ncmonterey.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Lindsey Dole, Nicklaus Club Monterey

Floral Designer: Fleurish Floral Designs by Melody King – www.fleurishfloraldesigns.com - mking@fleurishfloraldesigns.com

Caterer: Nicklaus Club Monterey

Band: Larry Lynch and the Mob

Videographer: Big Time Video Services – Peri Basseri – www.bigtimevid.com

2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael Photography - http://kevinmichaelphoto.com

Cake Designer: Layers Sensational Cakes – www.layerscake.com – info@layerscake.com

Hair & Makeup: Cara Hopkins of Face Forward Carmel – www.faceforwardcarmel.com

Dress Designer – Modern Trousseau

Shoes: Nina Shoes

Bridesmaid Dresses: Love Lane

Christina & Steven ~Married!!~ Leal Vineyards Wedding Hollister, Ca

From the Groom: Growing up in the small town of Gilroy, it is not hard for your paths to repeatedly cross. We both went to the same elementary school and high school, but ironically did not meet until we left Gilroy. Our paths crossed once again in the hallways at San Jose State. Recognizing a […]

Aug 19

From the Groom: Growing up in the small town of Gilroy, it is not hard for your paths to repeatedly cross. We both went to the same elementary school and high school, but ironically did not meet until we left Gilroy. Our paths crossed once again in the hallways at San Jose State. Recognizing a familiar face from the past, we exchanged numbers to start a friendship. Within a year of myspace conversations (hahahah), texting, concerts, and movie nights, a spark was lit.

Finally realizing that there was something more than friendship going on between us, I mustered up the courage to ask her out on a dinner date. IT WAS THE MOST AWKWARD TIME EVER!!! Even though we had been casually hanging out, there was something different about this night. Nervous laughs, sweaty palms, and general first date jitters filled the air that night. Although we had already built a solid friendship, we both knew that this date was the start of something deeper.
Eight years of more movie nights, dinner dates, and deep conversations, I knew I had found my soul mate.

Christina and Steven have a spark to them.  I just love being around them because they are so happy!  I love their energy and the way they don’t take life or each other too seriously.  It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their celebration and witnessing all the amazing love that filled the barrel room that special night.  Cheers to You!!

Looking at Steven at this very moment caused a tear to fall down my cheek. He was just taken by the feeling of seeing his Love walking toward him.

I loved that the veil flew up and over her face just perfectly leaving her smiling face to be highlighted!

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There was a definite brotherhood between all the groomsmen…the kind you just look at with envy.

So. Much. Fun!  Love you both!

Wedding Venue: Leal Vineyards https://www.lealvineyards.com

Wedding Coordinator: Kendra Saenz with Leal Vineyards

Flower Desginer: Geiselle with Leal Vineyards

DJ: Mario Tavares with Leal Vineyards

Cake Designer: Icing on a Cake http://www.icingonthecakebakery.com

2nd Photographer: Wade Tanev

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Exquisite Weddings Magazine Features Jaimee & Matt’s Organically Beautiful Wedding ~ Petaluma, Ca

This wedding was full of inspiration!  From all the handmade details to the gorgeously decorated barn…this wedding had it all!  I am so excited that it is currently being featured on The Exquisite Weddings Magazine!  Check out the full article HERE.  To see their Blog for lots of fun ideas head HERE.

Apr 5

This wedding was full of inspiration!  From all the handmade details to the gorgeously decorated barn…this wedding had it all!  I am so excited that it is currently being featured on The Exquisite Weddings Magazine!  Check out the full article HERE.  To see their Blog for lots of fun ideas head HERE.

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Heidi & Heath Moss Beach, Ca {Love Stories}

I could have written a romance novel after this shoot!  Let me set the stage…location: Moss Beach, Ca, light rain falling from the gray skies, waves crashing on the sea cliffs set just in front of a huge forrest filled with magical nooks, twists and turns.  Characters: Heidi and Heath, fun, passionate, best friends, and […]

Jan 8

I could have written a romance novel after this shoot!  Let me set the stage…location: Moss Beach, Ca, light rain falling from the gray skies, waves crashing on the sea cliffs set just in front of a huge forrest filled with magical nooks, twists and turns.  Characters: Heidi and Heath, fun, passionate, best friends, and engaged!  From the time I took their first picture, I knew this was gonna be one of my favorite couples!  They have this unmistakable love for each other that I could tell was rooted in a great friendship and respect for each other.  Their was a playfulness about them that you would guess they had just met and had crushes on each other.  It is so beautiful to see especially since they have dated since the beginning of college.  They did a great job of pretending I wasn’t there (at least it appeared that way) and let me witness their free spirit and passion they have for each other.  Their wedding is going to be held nearby so I am on cloud nine thinking of the possibilities with her running through the forest in her white dress!  UGh!  Cant wait!   I wish I could better describe with words how beautiful the setting and the couple were.  Below is my best attempt to paint the picture :)…


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