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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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>>–YangYang + Andre-> Married!! Saratoga Springs, Ca Wedding Photographer

  I absolutely love shooting at this outdoor wonderland also known as Saratoga Springs!  It’s got bridges, trees, rocks, streams and dancing under the stars!  This was the first time I have done a morning wedding here and the morning sun coming through the trees did not disappoint!  It was a magical day from start […]

Oct 30

 

I absolutely love shooting at this outdoor wonderland also known as Saratoga Springs!  It’s got bridges, trees, rocks, streams and dancing under the stars!  This was the first time I have done a morning wedding here and the morning sun coming through the trees did not disappoint!  It was a magical day from start to finish and YangYang and Andre had a blast celebrating with their closest friends and family.  I especially loved their ceremony filled with lots of laughter, a shy flower girl, and a passionate kiss to seal the deal! I wish you two the best!

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

Wedding Coordinator: Saratoga Springs, Oliva Knell & Samantha Fox, 408.502.8312×1003. weddingplanner@saratoga-springs.com

Flower designer: Bonjour Bloom, Bethany Wuerch, 831.334.2704. bonjourbloom@gmail.com

Caterer: Saratoga Springs, buffet style

DJ or Entertainment: SF DEEJAYS, Linh Ngo, 415.939.2107. linh@sfdeejays.com

Videographer: A friend of bride.

2nd Photographer: Julia Zave – https://www.juliazavelifestyles.com/

Cake Designer: Jen’s Cake, Sara, 408.293.2253. wedding@jenscakes.com

Makeup & Hair Artist: Tiffany Chiang, 408.242.8154. designherimage@gmail.com

Dress Designer: Allure Bridals, Ivory/Silver gown

Shoes: Bride: Badgley Mischka Sunset Pointy Toe Pump, soft white satin. Groom: To Boot NY

Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus.com: Tricks of the Trade Taupe Maxi Dress

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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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Karen & Phil {Married!!} AT&T Park Wedding ~ San Francisco, Ca

Ahhh, what an amazing wedding from start to finish!  Karen & Phil planned a quintessential San Francisco wedding at the one and only Giants Stadium!  The park was all theirs for the evening including the very swanky and private Gotham Club for cocktail hour!  The day began with an intimate ceremony in a quaint chapel […]

Nov 10

Ahhh, what an amazing wedding from start to finish!  Karen & Phil planned a quintessential San Francisco wedding at the one and only Giants Stadium!  The park was all theirs for the evening including the very swanky and private Gotham Club for cocktail hour!  The day began with an intimate ceremony in a quaint chapel in Almaden in front of close friends and family.  It was beautifully decorated by Thistle SF with fall flowers, lanterns, candles, and leaves down the center aisle making it a very warm and welcoming ceremony.  After the vows we stopped at a scenic viewpoint for bridal party photos which was surrounded by grand oak trees and hillside views in all directions.  Meanwhile at the park, guests were enjoying cocktail hour, running the bases, and hitting pretend home runs where so many great wins took place!  It was a magical feeling to be on the field for everyone including myself.  You felt so small being on such a grand stage.  Being able to take photos of this amazing couple – my feet planted on the pitchers mound, their photo on the jumbotron, and the roar of the invisible fans behind me was something I will never forget!  I could see the excitement and adrenaline rush on the faces of the guests as well as Karen & Phil while we took photos.  It. Was. Amazing.  The reception area was filled with candles, warm colors, floral arrangements with fall colored leaves, and leafy garlands.  The essence of fall was so perfectly created, that I was tempted to have a Pumpkin Spiced Latte!

You can tell that Karen & Phil are cherished by so many family and friends, as people came literally from across the globe to celebrate their marriage…and for good reason.  Karen and Phil are so incredibly nice, caring, and thoughtful people who would do anything for their loved ones.  It was such a great pleasure being a part of their wedding celebration!  I wish them so many more years of love and adventure as Karen is preparing to move to Hong Kong to be with Phil where he lives.  Say goodbye to long distance at last!! Congrats Karen & Phil!

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Wedding Venue: AT&T Park - kmai@giantsenterprises.com

Wedding Coordinator: Kai Squared Events – Danielle Walker, 415-717-7277, Danielle@kaisquaredevents.com

Flower designer: Thistle SF – Tali Bouskila – 415-574-5083, thistlesf@gmail.com

Caterer: Bon Appetit – Brian Carriveau – 415-947-3315 –  brian.carriveau@centerplate.com

DJ: Big Fun – Woody Miraglia – 650-380-4436 - woody@bigfundj.com)

Cake Designer: Sift Dessert Bar (cupcakes) – Leyla Hobbs – 707-515-8600 - leyla@siftdessertbar.com

2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael - http://kevinmichaelphotography.com

Hair & Makeup Artist: Triple Twist: http://tripletwist.com

Dress Designer: Casablanca

Shoes: Cole Haan

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

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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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