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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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>>–Rebecca + Ricky-> Married!! Leal Vineyards Wedding Photography

Rebecca & Ricky were married at Leal Vineyards in Hollister, Ca. It turned out to be a gorgeous day despite the threat of rain. I always love shooting at Leal because of the beautiful grounds and the gorgeous barrel room! I typically meet couples for the first time at our booking meeting, then totally bond […]

Apr 18

Rebecca & Ricky were married at Leal Vineyards in Hollister, Ca. It turned out to be a gorgeous day despite the threat of rain. I always love shooting at Leal because of the beautiful grounds and the gorgeous barrel room! I typically meet couples for the first time at our booking meeting, then totally bond with them on another level at the engagement shoot, and then we are pretty much besties by the time we ‘hang out’ at their wedding. It unfolded entirely differently with these two as I met them for the 1st time at their wedding. The crazy thing was that I instantly felt like I was best friends with Rebecca and her crew. They were so funny and I found myself laughing as I was shooting. My 2nd shooter was with Ricky and she reported back the same experience! I can see why they have so many friends! We had a blast at the wedding and capturing so many special moments! I am so excited to share these images from their wedding. I do hope our paths cross again!

Reception Venue: Leal Vineyards

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Church –

Day of Coordinator: Erin Baerman at Leal Vineyards – Email: erin@liveloveleal.com; 831-636-1023
Flower designer: Janine Lockyer, Deluxe + Design + Décor (in-house florist at Leal) Email: janine@deluxedesigndecor.com; phone: 408-778-1978
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Caterer: Leal (contact Erin B.)
DJ or Entertainment: Leal (contact Erin B.)
Cake Designer: Leal (contact Erin B.)
Hair Artist/Makeup Artist: Olga, Bella Mia Salon bellamiasalon95023@gmail.com
Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Invitation Designer: The Paper Source

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Christina & Steven ~Married!!~ Leal Vineyards Wedding Hollister, Ca

From the Groom: Growing up in the small town of Gilroy, it is not hard for your paths to repeatedly cross. We both went to the same elementary school and high school, but ironically did not meet until we left Gilroy. Our paths crossed once again in the hallways at San Jose State. Recognizing a […]

Aug 19

From the Groom: Growing up in the small town of Gilroy, it is not hard for your paths to repeatedly cross. We both went to the same elementary school and high school, but ironically did not meet until we left Gilroy. Our paths crossed once again in the hallways at San Jose State. Recognizing a familiar face from the past, we exchanged numbers to start a friendship. Within a year of myspace conversations (hahahah), texting, concerts, and movie nights, a spark was lit.

Finally realizing that there was something more than friendship going on between us, I mustered up the courage to ask her out on a dinner date. IT WAS THE MOST AWKWARD TIME EVER!!! Even though we had been casually hanging out, there was something different about this night. Nervous laughs, sweaty palms, and general first date jitters filled the air that night. Although we had already built a solid friendship, we both knew that this date was the start of something deeper.
Eight years of more movie nights, dinner dates, and deep conversations, I knew I had found my soul mate.

Christina and Steven have a spark to them.  I just love being around them because they are so happy!  I love their energy and the way they don’t take life or each other too seriously.  It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their celebration and witnessing all the amazing love that filled the barrel room that special night.  Cheers to You!!

Looking at Steven at this very moment caused a tear to fall down my cheek. He was just taken by the feeling of seeing his Love walking toward him.

I loved that the veil flew up and over her face just perfectly leaving her smiling face to be highlighted!

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There was a definite brotherhood between all the groomsmen…the kind you just look at with envy.

So. Much. Fun!  Love you both!

Wedding Venue: Leal Vineyards https://www.lealvineyards.com

Wedding Coordinator: Kendra Saenz with Leal Vineyards

Flower Desginer: Geiselle with Leal Vineyards

DJ: Mario Tavares with Leal Vineyards

Cake Designer: Icing on a Cake http://www.icingonthecakebakery.com

2nd Photographer: Wade Tanev

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Heather & Rikio ~ Married!! ~ Willow Heights Mansion Wedding, Morgan Hill, Ca

It was a proposal like non other.  He had it all planned out.  A Tiffany’s box, the wine country, & a happily ever after.  The only catch is that this was not just any guy proposing, this was a guy known for pulling pranks.  That Tiffany blue box every girl dreams of opening was empty. […]

May 21

It was a proposal like non other.  He had it all planned out.  A Tiffany’s box, the wine country, & a happily ever after.  The only catch is that this was not just any guy proposing, this was a guy known for pulling pranks.  That Tiffany blue box every girl dreams of opening was empty.  All part of the plan.  She, utterly disappointed.  He, down on one knee with the real ring in the real box…looking up at her asking her to be his wife.  Tears of sadness turned into tears of joy within seconds…

Heather wanted to incorporate a little of Rikio’s heritage into the wedding so she herself folded 1,000 paper cranes…a Japanese symbol for good luck.  The cranes were filled to the top of every vase and scattered about the reception.  It was just gorgeous!  I know this couple won’t need any luck as they are simply perfect for each other.  The day was magical and the love that surrounded them was beautiful.

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LOVE this ‘First Touch’ instead of ‘First Look’!!  It was so playful and such a clever way to build the anticipation of the big reveal when they would see each other for the first time at the ceremony!

 

Sometimes it’s good to have a little ring dropping to keep things interesting…

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Venue: Willow Heights Mansion, Morgan Hill Ca

Flowers, Pastry Chef, Caterer: Willow Heights Mansion

Dj: Sound In Motion

2nd Photographer: Rochelle Mort www.rochellemortstudio.com

 

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April & Cary ~ Married!! ~ Willow Heights Mansion Wedding, Morgan Hill, Ca

Couple’s like Cary and April are the kind I dream about photographing!  They have so much fun together in front of my camera to the point where I have to wonder what Cary is saying to make April laugh so hard.  I love it!  April was an absolute vision on her wedding day.  I literally […]

Aug 10

Couple’s like Cary and April are the kind I dream about photographing!  They have so much fun together in front of my camera to the point where I have to wonder what Cary is saying to make April laugh so hard.  I love it!  April was an absolute vision on her wedding day.  I literally could not stop taking photos of her!  She rocked her lace trumpet style wedding gown  like no one’s business!  Simply breathtaking.  The Willow Heights Mansion is absolutely gorgeous with it’s sweeping views of the valley below, modern interior design and gorgeous chandeliers everywhere.  The colors and concept of lace, khaki and peach went together so well.  I absolutely was obsessed with the floral designs by Loop Event Arts.

I am so excited to share this fun, beautifully designed  wedding of April and Cary.!  Congrats you two!

LOVE this look of awe as Cary first sees his bride come around the corner arm in arm with her dad!

 DYING to know what Cary said to his new wife of 60 seconds to make her laugh!

Venue: Willow Heights Mansion

DJ:  Sound in Motion

Flowers: Loop Event Design
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