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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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>>–YangYang + Andre-> Married!! Saratoga Springs, Ca Wedding Photographer

  I absolutely love shooting at this outdoor wonderland also known as Saratoga Springs!  It’s got bridges, trees, rocks, streams and dancing under the stars!  This was the first time I have done a morning wedding here and the morning sun coming through the trees did not disappoint!  It was a magical day from start […]

Oct 30

 

I absolutely love shooting at this outdoor wonderland also known as Saratoga Springs!  It’s got bridges, trees, rocks, streams and dancing under the stars!  This was the first time I have done a morning wedding here and the morning sun coming through the trees did not disappoint!  It was a magical day from start to finish and YangYang and Andre had a blast celebrating with their closest friends and family.  I especially loved their ceremony filled with lots of laughter, a shy flower girl, and a passionate kiss to seal the deal! I wish you two the best!

Venue: Saratoga Springs -http://saratoga-springs.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Saratoga Springs, Oliva Knell & Samantha Fox, 408.502.8312×1003. weddingplanner@saratoga-springs.com

Flower designer: Bonjour Bloom, Bethany Wuerch, 831.334.2704. bonjourbloom@gmail.com

Caterer: Saratoga Springs, buffet style

DJ or Entertainment: SF DEEJAYS, Linh Ngo, 415.939.2107. linh@sfdeejays.com

Videographer: A friend of bride.

2nd Photographer: Julia Zave – https://www.juliazavelifestyles.com/

Cake Designer: Jen’s Cake, Sara, 408.293.2253. wedding@jenscakes.com

Makeup & Hair Artist: Tiffany Chiang, 408.242.8154. designherimage@gmail.com

Dress Designer: Allure Bridals, Ivory/Silver gown

Shoes: Bride: Badgley Mischka Sunset Pointy Toe Pump, soft white satin. Groom: To Boot NY

Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus.com: Tricks of the Trade Taupe Maxi Dress

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Michele & Mike {Married!!} Saratoga Springs Wedding Resort, Wedding Photography

The real Mr. & Mrs. Smith were married in the most magical place with mother nature as their witness…Saratoga Springs.  Their palette of soft pastels grounded in navy was especially amazing as the guys sported navy suspenders and grey suits.  I loved the glitter, sequence, and bistro lights juxtaposed with the rustic details of burlap and mason […]

Sep 13

The real Mr. & Mrs. Smith were married in the most magical place with mother nature as their witness…Saratoga Springs.  Their palette of soft pastels grounded in navy was especially amazing as the guys sported navy suspenders and grey suits.  I loved the glitter, sequence, and bistro lights juxtaposed with the rustic details of burlap and mason jars.  I’ll call it Nature Glam. Even more special was that Michele’s dress was something borrowed from her sister. Michele made it her own by changing the neckline and adding the gorgeous beaded belt.  I absolutely loved being a part of this wedding as these two are fellow Cal Poly Mustangs!  They met in college where they became good friends and rekindled that relationship years later.  I always get to know my couples, but it isn’t until the speeches from the people that know them best, where I come to realize just how special a couple truly is.  I just know these two are rare gems and I am so happy they found each other!  I wish them both an amazing life together and many more adventures!

Check out these very cool customized groom details!  I am especially digging the floral lining and wedding date embroidery inside the jacket lining!

How can you not enjoy a shot from Cute studly little mason jars!

Wedding Venue: Saratoga Springs - http://saratoga-springs.com/wedding/

Wedding Coordinator: Diana Meyer; weddingplanner@saratoga-springs.com

Flower designer: Kim Wakatsuki of Flowerstory; kimwaka@gmail.com

Caterer: Saratoga Springs

DJ or Entertainment: Max Alegria; max@gatsbyentgroup.com

Cake Designer: Minicakes by Tasha; info@minicakesbytasha.com

Hair Artist: Wendy of Alist Makeup; wendyngo.alist@gmail.com

Makeup Artist: Wendy of Alist Makeup; wendyngo.alist@gmail.com

Dress Designer: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan

2nd Photographer: Kevin Quinley - http://kevinmichaelphoto.com
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Shannon & Ken {Married!} Saratoga Springs, Ca Wedding Photography

I absolutely love shooting at Cathedral Grove at Saratoga Springs due to it’s natural beauty and majestic trees!  It is no wonder why Shannon & Ken who love the outdoors were immediately drawn to this venue!  It was the perfect setting for them to celebrate their marriage!  I just loved her bridesmaids dresses as they […]

Oct 20

I absolutely love shooting at Cathedral Grove at Saratoga Springs due to it’s natural beauty and majestic trees!  It is no wonder why Shannon & Ken who love the outdoors were immediately drawn to this venue!  It was the perfect setting for them to celebrate their marriage!  I just loved her bridesmaids dresses as they were in all shades of green to go with the surroundings.  Shannon’s parents are from Scotland so Shannon wanted to surprise her mom with a bagpiper at dinner.  It was something she knew would mean the world to her mom and would definitely be an unexpected moment she would always cherish.  Indeed it was!  When the bagpiper began playing from the distance, her reaction went from confused, shocked, ecstatic to having tears of joy as he slowly made his way to her table. It was such a special moment to witness.  Shannon & Ken are such genuinely nice people and have the most amazing group of friends!  The bridal party was totally down to hike through the forrest with me and cross streams in heels for photos!  I mean, there were a few natural setbacks but nothing slowed us down! Loved our photo sesh in the woods! This was the perfect wedding filled with so much love, laughter and sentiment.  Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Venue: Saratoga Springs, Ca http://saratoga-springs.com/CA/wedding-gallery/

Wedding Coordinator: Saratoga Springs – Mimi Rogers and Diana Meyer – weddingplanner@saratoga-springs.com

Florist: Citi’s Florist: Adrianna Citti Gloascott – 408-371-7000

Caterer: Saratoga Springs

DJ: Aaron Eegle – aeegle@yahoo.com

Cake Designer: Sugar Butter Flour

Dress: Elegant Lace Bridal

Shoes: Nine West with emerald green bedazzles 🙂
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Kelly & Joel ~ Married!!! ~ {The Mountain Winery, Saratoga}

I never really considered myself an emotional person.  That is, until recently.  Something about being 30 has weakened my strength to hold back the flood gates.  It is not unusual for me to get that choked up feeling when the bride is walking down the aisle with her father.  I dreamed of my father walking […]

May 4

I never really considered myself an emotional person.  That is, until recently.  Something about being 30 has weakened my strength to hold back the flood gates.  It is not unusual for me to get that choked up feeling when the bride is walking down the aisle with her father.  I dreamed of my father walking me down the aisle my whole life and when it actually happened the moment couldn’t have been more perfect.  Kelly and Joel’s wedding however, brought out a whole new level of emotions for me that I have yet to display at a wedding.  I am not ashamed of it.  The amazing, pure, unconditional love that I witnessed throughout the day was such a blessing to be a part of.  The way Joel looks at Kelly and even speaks about her when she is not around should be the standard for what every woman deserves.  I wasn’t going into the “getting ready” shots expecting to cry.  But when Van from Ocean Blue Videography took a few minutes to ask Kelly what she loved about Joel the tears came.  Kelly was crying and I was in the corner of the room hiding my tears as she poured out her love for Joel.  I go

t to experience that same love all over again when Van asked Joel the same questions in his hotel room.  This time was the same, only Van was tearing up behind her video camera.  It was such a beautiful thing to experience and I know everyone who got to be there for those moments will always cherish them.  This is why I love my job.  I get to relive every couple’s unique and very special love story.

I have known Kelly since college.  She was a year ahead of me in school, but I remember always admiring her confidence, poise, and beauty.  I knew Kelly was going to make a gorgeous bride, but when I saw her for the first time in her dress I don’t think the word ‘gorgeous’ could have done her justice.  It is no wonder that tears came when Joel saw her for the first time walking down the aisle.  Congratulations Kelly and Joel!   And if you ever need a side gig, you could be bride and groom models!  Thanks again for giving me the great honor to capture your wedding day!

P.S.  If you have have the option to get a smoke machine for the dancing at your wedding, Do It!  That reception was AWESOME!

A special thanks to Wade, my second shooter, for all his awesome shots, taking care of the guys, and having an extra flash when mine broke right before the grand entrance!  I am now the proud owner of a backup flash!

Right before the kiss the minister said, “Joel, set the standard for how every woman should be kissed! You may kiss your bride!”  He nailed it! 😉

Their wedding was at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga!  Beautiful venue with amazing views of the valley below!

Flowers and Cakes by Mimi at Flower Flour in Willow Glen

Kelly Surprised Joel with this Groom’s cake: an exact replica of his sweet baby that he lost in a fire.

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