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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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Couple’s Choice Award, 2015 Wedding Recap, & a Little Scharfie on the Way!

Yippeeeee!!! What an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families!  I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments.  I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the […]

Jan 11

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Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 3.35.47 PMWhat an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families!  I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments.  I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the continuing support you give me through your referrals and stellar, blush-worthy reviews!  It is because of You that I have received The Couple’s Choice Award for 2016!  As my girl Ellen D might say, I want to take all that amazing goodness you brought me last year and give it all right back to you for you to stick in your back pocket for a rainy day!  I still haven’t gotten on the show so if someone out there reads this and happens to know Ellen’s gardner or even her dog walker, hook a sister up!

I especially want to thank the wonderful 2nd photographers that helped me this year with their amazing talent, professionalism and creativity…let’s not forget the occasional equipment carrying as my bump grew.  I am thankful for you all more than I can ever express!

Meghan Faith: http://meghanfaithphotography.com

Briana Calderone: https://brianacphotography.wordpress.com

Kevin Quinley: http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com

Johanna Claesson: http://pieceofheartphotography.blogspot.com

On a personal note, 2015 also brought us our very first fur baby…Birdie!  You can follow her on Instagram here @birdie_style.  Can you tell her parents are just slightly obsessed?! She is our little stuffed animal with a heartbeat and a huge blessing to our family! Most importantly, she came to us as an emotional support dog to lift our spirits as trying to conceive a real baby (without fur) turned out to be one of the hardest and most trying times my husband and I have ever faced.  After years and years…and years of trying, praying, crying, remaining hopeful, & more praying we are BEYOND thrilled to meet our baby this February 2016!  As I write this, baby is kicking vigorously and all I can do is smile and thank God!  The miracle of becoming pregnant is something I will never take for granted and I am more than happy to share our journey with others who may be going through similar difficulties.  It is a crazy roller coaster and having a friend to lean on during the ride is so necessary.

With that said, I will be taking February – May off to get to know the little one…and brush up on my newborn photography skills 🙂  My first wedding is May 28th and am booking through November.  It’s gonna be a huge change, but excited to see what 2016 has in store!

And now a little fun with our sex reveal slideshow:

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Here is his very first camera appearance…apparently he has been body building to pass the time!

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To see Birdie and all her glorious stages of transforming from bear-owl-dog to fluff ball-dog, follow her on Instagram @birdie_style

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                                            And now for the recap of all my wonderful couples and families that made this year so spectacular!  

Heather & Ivan – City Club SF

Baby Maxine

Baby Everly

Leanna & John – Willow Heights Mansion

Sarah & Brandon – Concannon Vineyard

Shauna & Nick – Nicklaus Club

Yukie & Daisuke – Willow Heights Mansion

Eurie & Jason – Bernardus Lodge

Kristine & Jeff

Krystle & Andrew – Saratoga Springs

Jamie & Cameron – Private Estate

Jenny & Franky – Willow Heights Mansion

Beth & Jared – Olympia’s Valley Estate

Kristen & Nick – Coyote Ranch

Shannon & Jon – Maternity Session

Renne & Anthony – Paradise Ridge Winery

Michele & Mike – Saratoga Springs

Larissa & Chris – Wildwood Acres Resort

Marisa & Pete – Sand Rock Farm Bed & Breakfast

Jaclyn & PJ – Saratoga Springs

Sam & Davey – Steamboat Springs, Co wedding in 2016

Jennifer & Jason – Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Karen & Phil – AT&T Park

Megan & Gregg – Sutro Heights Park & SF Film Center

Yina & Eyal – The Cliff House

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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 […]

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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 {Engaged!!} Carmel, Ca Engagement Photography

He took her to one of their favorite places on Earth to ask her a question that would change their lives forever.  The day started out beautifully with a golf round at Poppy Hills at Pebble Beach. Beautifully, meaning victoriously, as Eurie shot an all time low of 94!  I am happy to keep my score […]

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He took her to one of their favorite places on Earth to ask her a question that would change their lives forever.  The day started out beautifully with a golf round at Poppy Hills at Pebble Beach. Beautifully, meaning victoriously, as Eurie shot an all time low of 94!  I am happy to keep my score under 110 so she is pretty much my hero now.  After the best round EVER, Jason wanted to take her on a romantic coastal drive.  He had no set plans on where he would stop, but when he approached a private slice of oceanfront land he decided to pull over.  It was perfect as there was a bench hidden behind the rocks pictured above.  He took her by the hand and lead her to the place that would forever be special to them.  As they cuddled on the bench, he told her how much he loved her.  When they were going to get up to leave, he took a knee before her and made her the happiest woman alive.  It was so special for me to be able to take their photo in the spot where it all happened. Congrats Eurie & Jason!  You two are the reason I love doing what I do 🙂

Side note:  Their engagement session started off with a golf themed photo shoot!  It is super cute!  Check it out in the slideshow at the end of this post!

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Stylized Shoot at Holman Ranch ~Carmel Valley Wedding Photographer~

I had the pleasure of working with so many talented vendors to put together 3 very gorgeous vignettes that are so inspiring!  I absolutely loved the Treasured Jewel details!  It was so unique and fresh!  I absolutely LOVED Holman Ranch in Carmel!  This venue is beyond gorgeous with its rustic mission style charm.  Check out […]

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I had the pleasure of working with so many talented vendors to put together 3 very gorgeous vignettes that are so inspiring!  I absolutely loved the Treasured Jewel details!  It was so unique and fresh!  I absolutely LOVED Holman Ranch in Carmel!  This venue is beyond gorgeous with its rustic mission style charm.  Check out the 3 looks below!

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