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?!
What an amazing couple to kick off my 1st engagement shoot of 2019 with! Ali & Fernando share a common love for kids…and not just any aged kid, but that age range with the endearing nicknames of Terrible Twos and Three-nagers. I should know, I have one of my own 🙂 J/k…I actually wish I […]
What an amazing couple to kick off my 1st engagement shoot of 2019 with! Ali & Fernando share a common love for kids…and not just any aged kid, but that age range with the endearing nicknames of Terrible Twos and Three-nagers. I should know, I have one of my own 🙂 J/k…I actually wish I could freeze this age! Anyhoo, they met while working at the same preschool! There is nothing more attractive than seeing your main squeeze play with kids!
This duo live in Petaluma, but Ali’s grandparents live on a magical property in Santa Rosa offering pretty much every backdrop a photographer could ask for. So of course we had to do the session there! We had so much fun exploring the wooded area as well as the Italian inspired grounds. I was boiling over with inspiration! I may have to convince her grandparents to turn it into a wedding venue 😉 BUT even more amazing is that they are getting married at my favorite wedding venue, Vintner’s Inn! Can’t wait to see these two again this fall!
Fishing is a sport often used to describe the even more difficult ‘sport’ of dating.Â You throw your line out blindly hoping to get a bite.Â Finally, after what feels like forever, you feel that glorious tug on your line.Â Your are filled with adrenaline, hope, and excitement!Â You spend all your energy and time […]
Fishing is a sport often used to describe the even more difficult ‘sport’ of dating.Â You throw your line out blindly hoping to get a bite.Â Finally, after what feels like forever, you feel that glorious tug on your line.Â Your are filled with adrenaline, hope, and excitement!Â You spend all your energy and time reeling it in.Â Often times it takes years and several fish before you get THE catch worth keeping, but when you do, it is well worth the wait and effort!
This love story begins like any other day for Renee…at work.Â She was an ergonomics specialist at Stanford and was helping one of her co-workers (Anthony’s dad) get properly set up.Â When he asked what her plans were for the weekend, he was pleasantly surprised when she said, “fishing.”Â That lead him to get out his phone and show her photos of all the fish he had caught.Â After exchanging several stories, it suddenly dawned on him that she would be the perfect match for his son, Anthony, who also is passionate about fishing and the outdoors.Â He promptly gave her his son’s contact information. Â Renee wasn’t sure what to expect from blindly reaching out to Anthony.Â But needless to say, she threw him a line…and he bit!Â They immediately bonded over their love of fishing which lead to their first date at Saddlerack in Fremont.Â I don’t think there is a better first date out there!Â Country line dancing, a live band, mechanical bull riding and cheap drinks?!?Â I mean, it’s a recipe for love!Â Â They went out shooting guns the next day and then the following weekend Anthony took her on a fishing trip!Â From then on, they were completely inseparable.Â Hook, Line, & Sinker!Â Their was no throwing this fish back, Renee had found her big catch!
A couple years later, while out fishing, Anthony gave her a gift he had hand made.Â It was a lure, a perfect symbol of their love story isn’t it?Â As she was tying it to her fishing line, she noticed that it was engraved with, “You’re my greatest catch, will you marry me?”
They are head over heels in love and I had so much fun capturing that love on their engagement shoot!Â We went to this amazing park with a lake to fish!Â Nothing was caught, except for below images of course… (I’ll be here all night ;).Â I am so excited to share this session!Â You are gonna love Renee’s flower crown made by Andrea at Lily & Mint Events – lilyandmint.com.Â Can’t wait to hang with these two again!
I just love how beautiful Renee looks in her white dress and flower crown!