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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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>>–Denise + Jeff–> Married!! Willow Heights Mansion Wedding Photos, Santa Clara Mission Wedding

Touchdown!  I totally scored big time getting to shoot Denise & Jeff’s football themed wedding.  When they told me they were having a nacho bar at their wedding I think I blacked out for 2 minutes cuz I can’t remember what they said next.  When I came to, Denise was telling me about their Raiders […]

Aug 30

Touchdown!  I totally scored big time getting to shoot Denise & Jeff’s football themed wedding.  When they told me they were having a nacho bar at their wedding I think I blacked out for 2 minutes cuz I can’t remember what they said next.  When I came to, Denise was telling me about their Raiders theme and how they were gonna have pom poms in the bouquets, football boutonnières, and have all the guests wear their favorite football jersey at the reception.  They were speaking my love language and I knew I was destined to be their wedding photographer.  I was, after all the Fantasy Football champion of 2016. It is harder than you think choosing a team based solely off their profile pictures!  As we chatted over Facetime and again in person at a hotel bar, I could see how totally in love they were.  It was such a blast getting to know them and hearing about all the creative details they had planned to pull off their dream wedding!  

They were married at the beautiful Mission at Santa Clara University.  My all time favorite moment during the ceremony was the look on Denise & Jeff’s face when the bag pipe player entered the church after they were announced husband and wife!  Denise’s mom had completely surprised them with this moment!  As they walked down the aisle as newlyweds, all the guests waved their silver pom poms as they cheered!  It was such a great game ceremony filled with tears, laughter, and beautiful vows.  Afterwards we headed to the lawn with the bridal party to run some plays!  Meanwhile, back at the Willow Heights Mansion, a very talented musician they recruited from a dueling piano bar, was taking requests and rocking out on the piano!  Guests were sporting their jerseys, and if they weren’t eating nachos or hot wings they were blowing their Kissle (the special whistle) and waving their penalty flags.  It was a blast to shoot their wedding, and I know all their guests will be talking about that fun day for years to come!  Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Lynch!! No relation to Marshawn Lynch…or is there?

Venue: Willow Heights Mansion -http://willowheightsmansion.com/

2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael Photography – http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Briana Wendt via WHM – briana@willowheightsmansion.com

Flower designer:  Deluxe+Design+Décor via WHM – janine@deluxedesigndecor.com
Caterer:  Willow Heights Mansion (WHM)
DJ or Entertainment:  DJ Ano via WHM, – djano824@gmail.com
Piano Soloist Dave Alan – davealanmusic@gmail.com
Cake Designer:  Kim via WHM – kim@lealvineyardsgrove.com
Videographer:  IvorySky Media: erin@ivoryskymedia.com 
Makeup/Hair Artist: Xiomara Cedillo – Beautybyxiomarac@gmail.com
Mission Santa Clara – rcmendoza@scu.edu
 

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Willow Heights Mansion Wedding ~ Morgan Hill, Ca ~ {Sara & Will} Married!!

Sara & Will both have smiles that light up a room!  I just adore them both and am so happy that I got to be the one to capture all their love for each other on their wedding day!  I received the best feedback I could get from Will at the end of the night […]

Oct 11

Sara & Will both have smiles that light up a room!  I just adore them both and am so happy that I got to be the one to capture all their love for each other on their wedding day!  I received the best feedback I could get from Will at the end of the night when he said I felt like part of the family after spending the day with them.  That is all I really want is to be; a memorable part of the day and capture memorable moments.  I loved everything about their wedding from Sara’s {OMG} gorgeous heels to the #yeswechan embroidered on all the groomsmen’s jackets.  When it came time to party this was something that their friends and family could get paid to do cuz they were so good at it. 😉 It was a blast on that dance floor (even I danced when Nelly came on!) and of course the “Yes We Chan!!” chants that echoed throughout the house all night were awesome too!  Congrats Sara & Will!


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Venue: Willow Heights Mansion

2nd Photographer: Briana Calderon ~ www.brianacphotography.com

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Erin & Bill {Married!!} Willow Heights Mansion Wedding ~ Morgan Hill, Ca

I know I say this a lot, but seriously I LOVE these two!  I don’t know how I get so lucky, but I am always more and more blown away by how much I get attached to each couple through documenting their biggest day! Erin & Bill are just the best.  There’s really no other […]

Jun 30

I know I say this a lot, but seriously I LOVE these two!  I don’t know how I get so lucky, but I am always more and more blown away by how much I get attached to each couple through documenting their biggest day! Erin & Bill are just the best.  There’s really no other way to describe them.  From the moment my camera laid eyes on them at their Capitola Beach Engagement Session I knew we were gonna have a blast together.  Their wedding was at the elegant Willow Heights Mansion in Morgan Hill, a venue that continues to inspire me each time I shoot there. Erin & Bill not only share a passion for riding bikes, but they first met years ago at Bill’s bike shop! I just loved how they incorporated a 2 seater bike from the 70’s into the decor!  The groomsmen had boutonnieres designed around bike cogs! So creative and original!  But what really stole the show was Erin’s Wedding dress!  It reminded me of a blooming white rose the way each layer cascaded above the previous one. Her gorgeous heels added the perfect pop of Tiffany Blue to the whole ensemble.  The wedding felt like one big family celebrating together.  I loved how the guests cheered and clapped as the groom, bridal party and parents walked down the aisle.  Made me wonder why this isn’t a thing.  Anyway, it set the stage for what turned into the most joyous occasion and I am so excited to share a snippet of their wedding with You!

P.S. I am still down for some Swirl action in Campbell with you two!

2nd Photographer: Briana Calderon - http://brianacphotography.com

Wedding Coordinator: Briana Wendt of Willow Heights Mansion, (408) 778- 1978, briana@willowheightsmansion.com,

Flower designer: Deluxe+Design+Décor, (408) 778-1978, janine@deluxedesigndecor.com

Caterer: The Grove, www.lealvineyardsgrove.com

DJ or Entertainment: Justin Horrell, (254) 498-6445, thejustinhorrell@gmail.com

Videographer: Martin Meyer, martinFILMS, (510) 325-7750, martin@martinfilms.com

Cake Designer: Kim Brandon – The Grove, kim@lealvineyardsgrove.com

Hair Artist: Caroline Kan, (650) 207-3828, info@makeuphairck.com

Makeup Artist: Steven Alva, (408) 528-4932

Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca

Shoes: Badgley Mischka
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