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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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>>Connie+Kevin–> Married!! Nestldown Wedding Photos

Nestldown was their dream wedding location, but when their ideal wedding date was not available, they booked another venue. Then entered Covid. Their wedding date was pushed back 2 years, but luckily the wonderful concept of Minimonys was born! They decided this was the perfect solution to become husband and wife at a sooner date […]

Jul 3

Nestldown was their dream wedding location, but when their ideal wedding date was not available, they booked another venue. Then entered Covid. Their wedding date was pushed back 2 years, but luckily the wonderful concept of Minimonys was born! They decided this was the perfect solution to become husband and wife at a sooner date and still have a few close family and friends present. Nesltdown was the perfect place, and their ideal minimony date WAS available! Everything was falling into place beautifully AND they get to have two weddings with the big one happening next year! Nestldown is like stepping into a fairytale. Hidden amongst redwood groves in the Santa Cruz mountains, it boasts a massive koi pond and a gorgeous ceremony site tucked inside of a sea of redwood trees and lush greenery. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful to admire. It has long been a dream of mine to shoot there!

The day started off with Connie getting into her gorgeous wedding dress! A corset inspired lace bodice with tiny crystals scattered throughout the skirt. They had their first look under a weeping willow tree by the coi pond which was a beautiful moment as I could tell Connie knocked his socks off! My favorite moments however, happened during the ceremony. Just watching her come down the winding steps that meandered through trees and lush gardens was breathtaking. There were so many happy tears throughout the ceremony which made it feel even more intimate. I am so thankful I got to be a part of their wedding and am excited to see them again for the BIGmony!

Wedding Venue: Nestledown, https://www.nestldown.com/

Coordinator: Jo Ann Yore, joann@nestldown.com, @nestldownevents

Flower designer: Kari Anne Trevino (Kat’s Flower Affair), katsfloweraffair@gmail.com, @katsfloweraffair

Hair Artist: Ann Ho, alistmakeupgirls@gmail.com, @stylesbyanndiary

Makeup Artist: Ann Ho, alistmakeupgirls@gmail.com, @stylesbyanndiary

Dress Designer: Morilee, @morileeofficial

2nd Photographer: Vanessa Rocha https://www.vanessarochaphotography.com/

Invitation designer: The groom 🙂 (for full 2022 wedding, no paper invite for 2021 minimony)

Photo Booth: N/A

Other: Rings by Blue Nile, @bluenilediamond; earrings and bracelet by olive + piper jewelry, @oliveandpiper

Bridesmaid Dresses: by Dessy, from Bella Bridesmaids

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>>–Nifer+Aaron-> Married!! Kohl Mansion Wedding

I am so excited to share this wedding with you!  Nifer and Aaron were married after sunset at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Ca.  It was a traditional Jewish celebration in almost every sense of the word.  The ceremony began after sunset on a Saturday since Jewish weddings cannot take place on Shabbat. I always love […]

Apr 1

I am so excited to share this wedding with you!  Nifer and Aaron were married after sunset at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Ca.  It was a traditional Jewish celebration in almost every sense of the word.  The ceremony began after sunset on a Saturday since Jewish weddings cannot take place on Shabbat. I always love documenting the hora and the stomping of the glass at the end of a ceremony, but I experienced new traditions that I enjoyed as well.  The Groom’s Tisch, which is a time for guests to gather around a table to sing, give toasts and hear a speech by the groom was great to be a part of.  The reception Hall was out-of-this world gorgeous!  Five foot tall centerpieces, chandeliers, candles, and dramatic lighting were just a few of the amazing details that gave this wedding a glamorous feel!  I have shot a lot of Jewish weddings and they are all so unique in their own way, but one thing that always remains constant is the fact they are ALWAYS the best party ever!  The reception was kicked off with the Hora, which I must add, am dying to be a part of someday…as in I want to hold hands and dance circles around the bride and groom then put them on a chair and throw them in the air.  Or more accurately I really just want to be tossed in the air 😉  Photographing it is pretty awesome too though! The energy in the room was electric!  I absolutely loved everything about this wedding and truly adore Nifer and Aaron…especially their humor.  These two are perfect for each other.  I pick up on so much as I document a wedding day, and one thing that stuck with me about this couple is how Aaron looks at Nifer with so much adoration and love.  Gave me goosebumps!  Congrats you two!

Wedding Venue: Kohl Mansion – kohlmansion.com – tbaldocchi@mercyhsb.com, ddevin@mercyhsb.com

Wedding Consultant: tosca@toscaproductions.com – #tosca_productions  – www.toscaproductions.com

Caterer: Continental Catering  – wendykleckner@aol.com, Wendy Kleckner / Paul Alexander

Beverages: Smiths Beverages, greg@millswinegroup.com, www.smithsbeverage.com

Florist: Bloomsters – events@bloomsters.com, Scott / Kren Rasmussen /Elizabeth

Hair & Makeup – Dreamcatcher, info@dreamcatcherartistry.com

2nd Photographer: Danielle Kelley – D. Lillian Photography, www.dlillianphotography.com

Videographer: Studio Arcady, studioarcady@gmail.com – Kyle Doohan

dJ/Band: Joel Nelson Productions – joel@joelnelson.com, www.joelnelson.com

Rentals: Hensley Rental Companyryan@hensleyeventresources.com, Melissa@hensleyeventresources.com

Transportation: Royal Coach Transportation, tawny@royal-coach.com, www.royal-coach.com

 

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Kristen & Nick {Engaged!!} San Jose, Ca Engagement Session

I am not the only one in love with these two, A Paper Proposal is featuring this shoot on their blog right now!  To see the full publication on click HERE. As she got ready that day, Kristen knew there was a possibility that she might meet The Guy that her friend was dying to set her up with.  It […]

Mar 13

I am not the only one in love with these two, A Paper Proposal is featuring this shoot on their blog right now!  To see the full publication on click HERE.

As she got ready that day, Kristen knew there was a possibility that she might meet The Guy that her friend was dying to set her up with.  It was Oktoberfest in the city of Campbell and the thought of meeting someone she apparently would hit it off with on that beautiful afternoon, did not seem like the worst thing in the world to her. In fact, I’d argue there is no better place to break the ice with The Guy than at an Oktoberfest where good times are bound to show up and German beer is bound to go down.  The only thing is that The Guy who I will now call Nick, was not in the mood to go out after a long day of helping is mom move into a new place.  I totally get this, I mean moving is THE WORST thing in the world (to most people) unless you’re me and you absolutely LOVE it!  I can’t get into why right now as there is a love story that needs telling, but if you are interested you can always message me 🙂  Anyway, Nick’s friends told him there was This Girl, who we know to be Kristen, that he HAD to meet.  He was tired, but was intrigued by This Girl and decided he would meet them for dinner.  As they enjoyed the festivities together, The Guy and This Girl were hitting it off!  When the good times continued to the Saddle Rack for some dancing and who knows, maybe even a mechanical bull ride, they were beginning to realize there was an undeniable connection between them!  In fact, Nick knew right away that this was The Girl of his dreams and it didn’t take long for them both to realize they had met their Forever in each other.

This summer, their dreams will come true as they tie the knot!  I am so so excited to be a part of their wedding!  I absolutely LOVE these two!  They are genuinely beautiful on both the inside & outside. The session was held in San Jose in a field of bright yellow flowers.  It was the perfect place for their Country Chic E-Sesh! They brought antiques, a picnic set up, and their undeniable love for each other.  Not to mention the amazing dresses and boots that Kristen rocked!  I mean couldn’t these two pass for country music celebrities?! Thanks for a fun sesh! I loved every second of our time together!


More from this gorgeous country vintage shoot can be seen here!

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Stacy & Takeo ~ Married!! ~ Boundary Oak Golf Course ~ Walnut Creek, Ca

It is rare that I meet a couple for the first time on their wedding day, but in this case, when I met Stacy and Takeo I felt like we had known each other for years! I think I felt a little too comfortable with them as their playful side really started to come out…especially […]

Nov 8

It is rare that I meet a couple for the first time on their wedding day, but in this case, when I met Stacy and Takeo I felt like we had known each other for years! I think I felt a little too comfortable with them as their playful side really started to come out…especially when Take took his bride for a spin…literally.  The day was sunny and tropical and full of autumn colored leaves in the distance!  It was the perfect day for a wedding at Boundary Oaks Golf Course in Walnut Creek.  Meghan and I especially took a liking to the kiddos at the wedding who were dancing, sprawling, cuddling, and sneaking cupcakes.  I always keep my eyes on the munchkins during the wedding cuz you never know when they are gonna do something totally unexpected!

Congrats Stacy and Takeo!

Three amazing shots by Meghan Faith who I think (definitely) has a knack for capturing kids at their best!

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