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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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>>–Marika & Michael-> Engaged!! San Francisco Wedding Photographer

It was butterflies at first sight. Marika met Michael back in 2012 when she flew to Ohio from California to visit family. He was best friends with her Godbrother so he was always around. The first time she met him she knew immediately that he was someone special even though Michael does not recall that […]

Apr 11

It was butterflies at first sight. Marika met Michael back in 2012 when she flew to Ohio from California to visit family. He was best friends with her Godbrother so he was always around. The first time she met him she knew immediately that he was someone special even though Michael does not recall that first meeting. haha! However, the 2nd day he vividly remembers meeting her because that is when he realized Marika was someone special too. They hung out every day of her trip and when she flew back home, Michael was left wondering if his strong feelings for her were reciprocated. Marika couldn’t stop thinking about him as well and reached out to him via Facebook. She invited him out to California expecting him to say ‘no’, but to her glorious surprise, he accepted her invite and they had a full week of dates together. Saying goodbye would be too hard after the amazing week together so they started dating long distance for the next FOUR years! People…that is a long time! This is such a testament to their love for each other and commitment to hold on to the hope that one day they would live in the same city. When the stars finally aligned, Michael drove out to Cali to be with his Girl. A year later, he planned an extravagant scavenger hunt from Marin to San Francisco with the final clue landing her at the Tulip Gardens by the beach. He was waiting for her on one knee with a gold ring and a very important question to ask. “Will you marry me?”

These two are clearly best friends and share a deep bond. They were a hoot to photograph and hang out with. I let couples choose their own route during engagement sessions. In other words, they can make the session anything they want it to be and these two chose the young, wild, and free route…my personal fave 🙂 . There was lots of twirling, jumping, laughing, splashing, and goofing. Loved every second of it!

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Michele & Mike {Engaged!!} San Francisco Embarcadero Engagement Session

It was New Year’s Eve and Mike intended on bringing in the new year with a ‘ring’.  Not just any ring, but the kind that comes in a small turquoise box with a white ribbon.  He had been carrying this box with him everywhere in fear that Michele might find the shiny bling that rested […]

May 31

It was New Year’s Eve and Mike intended on bringing in the new year with a ‘ring’.  Not just any ring, but the kind that comes in a small turquoise box with a white ribbon.  He had been carrying this box with him everywhere in fear that Michele might find the shiny bling that rested inside of it.  As NYE approached, they decided to take it easy on December 31st so they worked out, picked up some dinner, and had Michele’s best friend over.  Her friend, knowing the proposal was coming at midnight, suggested they paint their nails. Michele was non the wiser.  Around 11:30pm her friend left which was very odd to Michele but she just assumed that she wanted to avoid NYE traffic. As the New York ball dropped and the clock struck midnight it was just the two of them sharing their first kiss of 2015.  Mike knew this was the most perfect moment to ask his best friend to be his forever.  He slyly reached under the couch where the ring was hiding and on one knee said, “Michele, the first thing I wanted to do this year was to ask you to marry me.  Will you marry me?”  Shocked and flustered she said, “Whaaaaat!?” and immediately said, “Yes!”  It was the best New Years they could have ever asked for!

For their engagement session we took a stroll along the bustling Embarcadero, which I must add is one of my top 5 all time favorite places to photograph!  I mean, you get the piers, the cute old fashioned train cars, Cupid’s Arrow, and other little nooks and crannies that you’d miss if you blinked.  No matter where you look the backdrop looks like a painted canvas.  It was a cold and cloudy day…you know a typical late spring day in SF, which I think added to the perfectness (not a word, but it should be) of this shoot!  I especially loved how Michele’s bright red pea coat popped against the gray sky! These two were up for anything, so anything and everything is what we did!  Most importantly I love how they got excited when I would suggest outrageous “posing” activities!  Check out our fun day together!

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