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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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>>-Kelly+Jeff–>>Married!! Holman Ranch Wedding, Carmel Valley Wedding Photographer

  There is something about shooting a couple’s wedding that makes me fall even more in “like” with them.  I think it is because I get to see a few more pieces of their love story unfold before my eyes.  That was definitely the case with Kelly & Jeff.  Of course I was crazy about […]

Nov 16

 

There is something about shooting a couple’s wedding that makes me fall even more in “like” with them.  I think it is because I get to see a few more pieces of their love story unfold before my eyes.  That was definitely the case with Kelly & Jeff.  Of course I was crazy about them from our very first meeting, but then getting to cruise the streets of North Beach with them and their dog-child for their engagement session was so great cuz I really got a sense of their magnetic chemistry. And then on their wedding day during their “First Look” I saw a whole new side to Jeff as I could sense his nervous excitement building as I got him into place.  I could tell this was a moment he had been waiting for since the first day he laid eyes on Kelly.  I got goosebumps as I photographed his reaction to seeing his gorgeous bride.  He truly was blown away!  The day got progressively more amazing from that moment onwards.  From the beautiful ceremony overlooking an endless sea of mountains and vineyards to the golden hour at the majestic oak tree, there was never a moment where I wasn’t in awe of the love and beauty surrounding the day.  And just when I thought I couldn’t love Kelly and Jeff any more, they played a music slideshow telling the story of their relationship …at which point my heart proceeded to snap in half like a million times.  I am so happy for these two love birds and I am so excited to share their Holman Ranch wedding with You!


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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley – www.holmanranch.com

Wedding Coordinator: Engaged and Inspired, Allison Silber – engagedandinspired@gmail.com  408-710-0732

Flower designer: Floral Design by Reina events@floraldesignbyreina.com (831) 200-3135

2nd Photographer: Meghan Faith Photography – www.meghanfaithphotography

Caterer:  Paradise Catering  Ashley@paradisecater.com  831.659.3417

DJ or Entertainment:  Monterey String Quartet and DJ Jeffty of Kelly Productions tlucier@kellypro.com

Videographer: Jacie Lin  jacie6056@gmail.com

Cake Designer: Freedom Bakery

Hair Artist: M.U.A.H. makeup and hair

Makeup Artist: M.U.A.H. makeup and hair

Dress Designer: Essense of Australia

Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo

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>>–Sarah+Brian-> Married!! Bernardus Lodge Resort Wedding, Carmel Valley Wedding Photographer

  It always makes me happy when two of the nicest people ever find each other and fall in love.  Sarah & Brian met through mutual friends and it is no surprise that they were a match made in heaven!  Speaking of…their wedding was a little slice of heaven as well!  Held at Bernardus Lodge […]

Oct 15

 

It always makes me happy when two of the nicest people ever find each other and fall in love.  Sarah & Brian met through mutual friends and it is no surprise that they were a match made in heaven!  Speaking of…their wedding was a little slice of heaven as well!  Held at Bernardus Lodge Resort and Spa, the day was perfection.  I am obsessed with this property from the whimsical rose and vegetable gardens to the vineyards and majestic mountains…everywhere you look there is beauty!  Their ceremony was filled with so much love as Sarah & Brian embraced and kissed a few times and never took their gaze off of each other.  After the beautiful ceremony guests were treated to a 5 course meal featuring all the fresh organic ingredients grown right outside.  It was a great night & I wish these two so much happiness! Here is a little snapshot from their day!

Wedding & Ceremony Venue: Bernardus Lodge: www.bernarduslodge.com/

Wedding Coordinator:  Bernardus Lodge

2nd Photographer: Meghan Faith: www.meghanfaithphotography.com

Flower designer: Fionna Floral

Caterer: Bernardus

DJ or Entertainment: Kelly Productions

Cake Designer: Bernardus

Hair Artist: Leslie Vasquez Salon

Makeup Artist: Leslie Vasquez Salon

Dress Designer: Tadashi Shoji

Shoes: Menbur

Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee

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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

Eurie & Jason {Married!!} Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Wedding Photography

If you complimented Eurie on her shoes, she would take them off and insist you wear them and continue on barefoot, and if you were the new kid in class Jason would take you under his wing and make you feel at home.  These are the type of people I had the honor of photographing. […]

Jun 10

If you complimented Eurie on her shoes, she would take them off and insist you wear them and continue on barefoot, and if you were the new kid in class Jason would take you under his wing and make you feel at home.  These are the type of people I had the honor of photographing. Eurie & Jason are like magnets of positivity and good energy and were married in a place that they hold near and dear to their hearts. Click HERE to see why.  If I had to pick one place on Earth to spend all my time alone with my camera, it would be in Carmel…well, I guess my husband could come too 🙂 It has a certain beauty different than any other coastal town that makes me feel alive.  When I get to shoot weddings there with couples as wonderful as Eurie & Jason, it is as though the stars have aligned just for me!  This wedding was top notch and fully designed by Eurie herself!  You are gonna flip when you see the invites and programs she created with Minted.com.

They were married on a Friday at the Mission Carmel amongst a few family and friends with the big wedding the next day at The Bernardus Lodge and Spa.  This newly renovated venue is so elegant, chic, and romantic all at once. Their ceremony was in a blooming garden set in front of picturesque mountains and vineyards.  I don’t think you can ask for much more beauty in one location!  One of the most touching parts of the ceremony was seeing the seats in the front row reserved for Eurie & Jason’s fathers who both have passed away.  Their presence was felt and recognized in a very special way.  During the reception Eurie was in for the surprise of her life!  Following their first dance, Jason pulled a chair on the dance floor for Eurie and to everyone’s surprise, Jason sang Never Stop, by Safety Suit to her with the live band playing behind them.  If you have ever seen the face of a girl whose heart is melting a million times over, then you can picture how Eurie glowed as her handsome new husband serenaded her!  She had no idea Jason could even sing like that and oh boy is he good! It was a wedding moment that I will never forget! These two filled the room with their love throughout the night as they stole kisses, looked into each other’s eyes and whispered what I imagined to be very sweet “somethings.”  It was just the perfect celebration!  Here is a snapshot of their wedding day story and all the fabulous details surrounding it!

Her bother, Eugene, had the honor of walking Eurie down the aisle.

I love when I catch couples sneaking secrets during the ceremony!

Nothing seals the deal better than a high five in my books!

Day two at Bernardus Lodge…

A way to carry their fathers with them throughout their wedding day…

Since Jason will be taking his wedding ring on and off a lot for work and will inevitably lose it, Eurie got him 26 more so there is never any excuse not to have it on!  Brilliant!

Obsessed with their invites!  I have never seen print mixing on the back sides and think it is perfection!  It went so well with the garden chic atmosphere of their wedding!

I loved the long flowing ribbons and corsages!  What a special and creative touch! Shout out to hands free bouquets!

This was a very moving moment as Jason & Eurie paid a very special tribute to their wonderful mothers.

Is there anything better than that split second moment right before the first kiss as husband and wife?

I loved the table assignments elegantly written on the mirror as well as the well wishes and love notes written by the guests to the newlyweds.

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Friday Wedding Ceremony: Carmel Mission http://www.carmelmission.org/parish/weddings

Saturday Wedding Venue: The Bernardus Lodge  – Katie Rupp – krupp@bernarduslodge.com – http://www.bernarduslodge.com/weddings/

2nd Photographer: Johanna Claesson – www.pieceofheartphoto.com

Caterer: Bernardus Lodge

Cake Designer: Bernardus Lodge

Floral Designer: Green Petal Designs – http://www.greenpetaldesigns.com – janelle@greenpetaldesigns.com

Band: Brian Bergeron and Mr. Kind Band – http://meetmrkind.com/brianbergeron/ – brian@meetmrkind.com

Videographer: Aaron Lee – aaronleefilms.com  – aaron@aaronleefilms.com

Hair & Makeup: Skyla Arts – Liz Chang – liz@skyla-arts.com – skyla.arts@gmail.com

Dress: Maggie Sottero

Shoes: Bagdley Miscka

Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August

Tux: Burberry

 

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