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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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>>–Ellie + Tony-> Engaged!! Half Moon Bay Engagement Session

We finally had a day of no rain and I couldn’t be more thrilled to spend it shooting at the beautiful beach by the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay!  Ellie & Tony are a perfect match!  They both love the beach especially the one in Carmel where they got engaged! Ellie braved the cold […]

Feb 26

We finally had a day of no rain and I couldn’t be more thrilled to spend it shooting at the beautiful beach by the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay!  Ellie & Tony are a perfect match!  They both love the beach especially the one in Carmel where they got engaged! Ellie braved the cold in her dress and I am so glad she did cuz she looked amazing in it!  There may have been lots of running on the beach just to stay warm 😉  They are such a sweet couple and I am so excited for their wedding this spring!

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>>–Sami + Phil-> Married!! Half Moon Bay Wedding Photographer

  Sami & Phil chose the best possible way to start 2019 off…they got married!!  They met in at high school.  I’d like to think of them as high school sweet hearts version 2.0 The Teacher’s Edition!  They both teach and coach sports at Saint Francis High School and met at the winter athletics dinner […]

Jan 21

 

Sami & Phil chose the best possible way to start 2019 off…they got married!!  They met in at high school.  I’d like to think of them as high school sweet hearts version 2.0 The Teacher’s Edition!  They both teach and coach sports at Saint Francis High School and met at the winter athletics dinner for coaches.  Their paths had never crossed on campus until that night!  Sami coaches basketball and Phil coaches cross country and track.  Although Phil isn’t a winter sports coach, he was still invited to the dinner…and who wouldn’t want a free meal!?  Food is always the way to a man’s heart and this was literally the case that evening.  They sat next to each other and talked the whole night.  They had an instant connection with each other and they both knew this was the real deal.  They started dating and 6 months later he proposed!  LOVE their story!

Their wedding day started out rainy with a chance of more rain. It didn’t seem to bother either of them one bit, since rain or shine they were gonna marry the love of their lives!  One of my favorite moments was when the clouds parted at the exact moment that Sami walked down the aisle and the sun shone brightly on her through the church windows.  It was a beautiful gesture from above.  Not only did the clouds part during their ceremony, but we got the most amazing sunset on the beach in front of Sam’s Chowder House where their reception dinner was held.  It turned out to be an amazing day from start to finish with rain, shine, and chance of lobster rolls. I absolutely loved being a part of their wedding day!  Congrats Sami & Phil!

Ceremony: Los Altos Methodist Church – https://laumc.org/

Reception: Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay – https://www.samschowderhouse.com/

2nd Photographer: Irina Ventresca – https://irinaventresca.com/

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>>–Stephanie+Brian-> Married!! Pacifica, Ca Wedding Photographer

Their story begins in San Diego at a popular beachside bar on a Sunday afternoon in 2012.  Now, any story that starts with daytime drinking on the beach is gonna be a good one. In their case, it is the greatest one of all. Stephanie and her friend decided to go to PB Shore Club for […]

Jun 7

Their story begins in San Diego at a popular beachside bar on a Sunday afternoon in 2012.  Now, any story that starts with daytime drinking on the beach is gonna be a good one. In their case, it is the greatest one of all. Stephanie and her friend decided to go to PB Shore Club for ONE drink after catching some rays at the beach.  Well, if you have ever set a ONE drink limit, then you know that you have just jinxed yourself into at least 3 and some shots.  Just saying… When they settled into the bar, they noticed that it was filled with all young squirts except for 2 guys, one being Brian, that looked to be their age.  Like 2 sets of magnets, they all came together and began to chat.  Before they knew it, Red Bull Vodka slushies (aka RBV slushie) were flying back and the dance moves were coming out until the bar’s last call!  It is safe to say they hit it off and a week later they had their first date, which did not include RBV slushies and went on a 3 mile hike!
As a tribute to the day they first met, they used the RBV Slushie chalices as their wedding glasses!  Love it!  They had an intimate Catholic ceremony with all of their families in Burlingame before heading to Pacifica for some beachside photos and the reception.  It was a beautiful day on the coast so we took lots of photos up on the bluffs above the ocean.  Stephanie and Brian are expecting twin girls in about 3 months so we did some maternity-esque style photos too!  I absolutely LOVED her dress with the full lace back and long train!  She looked amazing!  They have so much to be thankful for and such love to give their two little sweeties on the way! I am so excited for all that they have in store and wish them all the happiness in the world!

THE Chalices!

Ceremony Venue: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Burlingame – stcsiena.org

Reception Venue: Puerto 27 Restaurant – puerto27.com

Church Coordinator – Nancy Sciutto 650-344-8318, Puerto 27 Coordinator – Oscar events@puerto27.com  650.733.7343

Flower designer: Amanda Vidmar http://amandavidmar.com/

Caterer: Puerto 27 Restaurant

DJ or Entertainment: None/Spotify

Cake Designer: Rachel’s Cakes http://www.loverachelscakes.com/

Hair Artist: Halo Dry Bar

Makeup Artist: Lucy-Marie (Grooms sister)

Dress Designer: Essence of Australia

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Collection

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