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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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>>–Stephanie+Nikhil-> Engaged!! San Francisco Engagement Session

It all began in 9th grade math class, which is a great place to develop a crush especially when everything else in class is not adding up. 😉 Despite this intrigue they had for each other, they ran in different circles until 12th grade. It wasn’t until they both happened to be on a bathroom […]

Dec 20

It all began in 9th grade math class, which is a great place to develop a crush especially when everything else in class is not adding up. 😉 Despite this intrigue they had for each other, they ran in different circles until 12th grade. It wasn’t until they both happened to be on a bathroom break from math class (hmmm…I see a pattern here that IS adding up!) that they finally started chatting. That conversation led to many lunchtime Starbucks runs, which eventually led to Nikhil timidly asking Steph to prom!

After high school, they remained a dating duo despite going to undergraduate universities 10 hours apart, and then choosing different countries in which to live after graduation. It was a long road of extremely long distance dating, but eventually Steph moved to San Francisco to be with Nikhil. YAH! They then adopted a sweet puppy named Riley.

Exactly one year from Riley’s adoption, Nikhil suggested that they take a longer-than-usual walk at Fort Point with a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. While Nikhil was positioning Steph with Riley for a picture facing the GGB (in the spot pictured above), he dropped to a knee and when Steph turned back around, he asked her to marry him. Their story deserves a standing ovation for the bravery, endurance, patience and love they needed to bring together what was always destined to be. I cannot wait to capture their wedding!

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Shannon & Jon ~ Engaged! {San Francisco, Ca}

It was a safe place to meet and plus if she dug his chili they could continue the date by ordering a second latte at Starbucks…and who doesn’t love a little more coffee to get you chatting away on a first date.  It wasn’t exactly his idea to meet for coffee for his first date […]

Feb 15

It was a safe place to meet and plus if she dug his chili they could continue the date by ordering a second latte at Starbucks…and who doesn’t love a little more coffee to get you chatting away on a first date.  It wasn’t exactly his idea to meet for coffee for his first date with the women of his dreams.  He had thought up a fun date…fun, that is, if you are coordinated with sharp blades strapped to your feet on slippery surfaces.  Yes, I think Shannon made a good call to postpone that date for later down the road, but hey if this was the fake world of dating like  “The Bachelor” Jon would probably look into the cameras after their ice skating date and say, “I think we can definitely get through any tough times now that we have conquered ice skating together.”  As it turns out Starbucks was the perfect first date!  They really got to know each other and no doubt they most likely stayed for a second latte 🙂

Shannon and Jon, like most couples started out a little camera shy…but let me tell you, it did not take long before they were absolutely amazing and so comfortable in front of the camera.  I can always tell when the camera kinda disappears cuz I get louder…Not sure how that really makes sense, but as soon as I realize that the “I don’t feel so weird having the paparazzi follow me around” has hit my couple, I turn into a loud mouth Chatty Cathy or Chatty Heather to be fair to all the Cathys out there.  Suddenly my use of descriptive adjectives start flowing out of my mouth like a thesaurus including every cousin of the words “awesome”, “gorgeous”, and “beautiful”. It’s like once I gain their trust and get them having fun, I shout things to bring more attention to them…totally a backwards approach to keeping trust.  😉  Somehow, it works because if you are a Rockstar, then you are a Rockstar and you are used to people shouting at you to “Work It”!  Let me tell you, Shannon and Jon were “working it” and seriously have Rockstar status in my head!  People even approached us on our session asking what we were doing and many were to shy to ask but I know that they were thinking, “this couple must be famous!”

We had a ton of fun at Fort Point in San Francisco, one of my FAVORITE places!  It was the perfect day to be there as it was chilly enough that it wasn’t crowded, but clear enough that the Bridge was out in all her glory!  They brought along there dog Copper as well!  He was soooo ready to hit the beach by the time we finished at Fort Point that we got him running around and having fun!  Here are a few of my favorites from our session!  Looking forward to photographing this rockstar couple’s wedding on Cinqo De Mayo!

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