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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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>>-Lauren + Michael–> Engaged!! San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Lauren and Mike are as native to the San Francisco Bay area as you can get! She was born and raised right in the city and Mike is from Marin. It was only fitting that we hit up some of SF’s most iconic and beautiful locations on their engagement session. We started at The Legion […]

Nov 26

Lauren and Mike are as native to the San Francisco Bay area as you can get! She was born and raised right in the city and Mike is from Marin. It was only fitting that we hit up some of SF’s most iconic and beautiful locations on their engagement session. We started at The Legion of Honor, then the Sutro Baths for a variety of woodsy and ocean shots and wrapped up at a great Golden Gate Bridge outlook location. These two are so easy going and genuinely kind that hanging out with them and taking their photos was a dream! I especially loved Lauren’s split leap in the air on a thin strip of the Sutro Baths cliff!

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>>-Connie+Kevin–>Engaged!! San Francisco Engagement Session

When Kevin and Connie first started dating over 4 years ago, one of the first dates he planned for them was an escape room with a bunch of their friends. Connie was not into the concept of Escape Rooms and resisted any suggestions at trying one out. After he forced her into trying her first […]

Sep 29

When Kevin and Connie first started dating over 4 years ago, one of the first dates he planned for them was an escape room with a bunch of their friends. Connie was not into the concept of Escape Rooms and resisted any suggestions at trying one out. After he forced her into trying her first ever escape room (which they didn’t even escape from), she was completely hooked…on both the escape room experience and her new beau. They started doing escape rooms and puzzle hunts together all the time.
In the beginning of their relationship, Kevin showed her just how fun working together to solve puzzles can be. It’s only fitting that he completely created his own escape room-style puzzle hunt with the ultimate prize being a ring at the end of it. They solved a series of puzzles “together” that became increasingly (yet subtly) suspicious and ended with the opened locks flipping over to spell out “WILLL U MARRY MEEE”.
Connie had thought about this moment so many times in the past that she completely burst into tears as she realized the love of her life was now down on one knee grinning from ear to ear with a penguin engraved ring box open in his hands.

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>>–Kathleen + Martin-> Married!! Palace of Fine Arts Wedding

These two found me through Martin’s cousin, whose wedding I did a couple years back. Martin was the officiant at their Olympic Club wedding, so he and Kathleen were familiar faces when we met to talk about their upcoming wedding. I was super excited to photograph their wedding as I had become quite fond of […]

Sep 12

These two found me through Martin’s cousin, whose wedding I did a couple years back. Martin was the officiant at their Olympic Club wedding, so he and Kathleen were familiar faces when we met to talk about their upcoming wedding. I was super excited to photograph their wedding as I had become quite fond of the Gilson Family and now totally smitten by Kathleen and Martin! They are the perfect match as they complement each other’s personalities so well…and I must add, both hilarious in their own ways! They planned the most epic San Francisco wedding I have ever had the privilege of photographing! They got ready at the Lodge at the Presidio, were married under the iconic rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts, and had the reception at the legendary San Francisco Film Centre. It was literally a day like no other from start to finish! My favorite part of the day was photographing them under the rotunda and watching her veil take flight! It never once flew off to my surprise, but it sure did make for some fun photos! I am so excited to share these images from their special day!

Getting Ready Location: The Lodge at the Presidio – https://www.presidiolodging.com/lodge-at-the-presidio/

Ceremony: Palace of Fine Arts – https://palaceoffinearts.com/

Reception: The SF Film Centre – http://www.sffilmcentre.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Janette Najar – Janette’s Events – https://www.janettesevents.com/

2nd Photographer: Irina Ventresca – https://irinaventresca.com/
Flower designer: Janette’s Events – https://www.janettesevents.com/
Caterer: S+S Gastro Grub – https://www.ssgastrogrub.com/
DJ or Entertainment: Terry Cole – http://www.thespinheads.com/
Hair Artist: Cheyenne Kratz – http://smokeandmirrorssalon.com/
Makeup Artist: Hamaholic – https://www.hamaholic.com/
Dress Designer: YSA Makino
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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