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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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>>–Hayley + Ryan-> Married!! Saratoga Springs Wedding Photographer

                                    Hayley and Ryan are two of the sweetest and most joyful people I have ever met, so it was no surprise that their friends and family were equally amazing!  It was a pleasure being a part of their […]

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Hayley and Ryan are two of the sweetest and most joyful people I have ever met, so it was no surprise that their friends and family were equally amazing!  It was a pleasure being a part of their Saratoga Springs wedding and capturing the happy tears, the bursts of laughter, and of course the love that surrounds them.  I especially loved Hayley’s slinky backless gown and the gorgeous bouquets with succulents and feathers!  Her palette of mint and coral is one of my favorites!  Of course, Ryan was very handsome in his bowtie and three piece suit, but he had some major competition with their puppy Ozy, who had on a “Best Dog” scarf!  Oh Woof!  One of my favorite moments was the Mother-Daughter dance.  I had never seen one before and thought is was a great idea especially if your mom is one of your best friends!  I am so happy for these two and know they have nothing but lots of laughter and adventures to come!

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

Wedding Coordinator: Samantha (weddingplanner@saratoga-springs.com)

Flower designer: Lani Elizabeth (elizabeth@lanielizabeth.com)

Caterer: Saratoga Springs (weddingplanner@saratoga-springs.com)

DJ or Entertainment: Sir Dancealot (sirdance@sbcglobal.net

Cake Designer: Cake Delights (925-373-7786)

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

Hair Artist: Beauty by Cherise (beautybycherise@gmail.com)

Makeup Artist: Beauty by Cherise (beautybycherise@gmail.com)

Dress Designer: Janene’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

 

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Saratoga Springs Wedding Photography ~ Saratoga, Ca {Stephanie & Andrew}

Stephanie & Andrew were married under a canopy of trees at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, Ca.  They wanted more than anything for it to be a big celebration with friends and family and they definitely succeeded!  Their adorable pooch Amo looked so dapper in his black bow tie and ankle cuffs as he strutted down […]

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Stephanie & Andrew were married under a canopy of trees at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga, Ca.  They wanted more than anything for it to be a big celebration with friends and family and they definitely succeeded!  Their adorable pooch Amo looked so dapper in his black bow tie and ankle cuffs as he strutted down the aisle.  But Stephanie was the one who really stole the show in her BHLDN chiffon dress!  I love that she didn’t let a dress and heels stop her from navigating streams of water and rocks as we made our way into the depths of the forest.  In fact, these two are lovers of the outdoors and were engaged right across the street while camping in a similar environment, which is why Cathedral Grove was the perfect setting for their vows.  I had so much fun getting to know these two and they always had me cracking up with each email correspondence.  I wish them the world and know they have many more adventures to come!


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Wedding Venue: Saratoga Springs ~ Saratoga, Ca, http://saratoga-springs.com

Wedding Coordinator: Olivia Knell

Caterer: Saratoga Springs

DJ or Entertainment: John Gomez, www.sirdancealot.com

Cake Designer: C’est Si Bon Bakery, cestsibonbakery.com

Hair Artist: Amy Miller

Makeup Artist: Amy Miller

Dress Designer: BHLDN

Shoes: TOM’s

Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN

2nd Photographer: Kevin Quinley, http://kevinmichaelphoto.com

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Couple’s Choice Award, 2015 Wedding Recap, & a Little Scharfie on the Way!

Yippeeeee!!! What an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families!  I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments.  I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the […]

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Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 3.35.47 PMWhat an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families!  I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments.  I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the continuing support you give me through your referrals and stellar, blush-worthy reviews!  It is because of You that I have received The Couple’s Choice Award for 2016!  As my girl Ellen D might say, I want to take all that amazing goodness you brought me last year and give it all right back to you for you to stick in your back pocket for a rainy day!  I still haven’t gotten on the show so if someone out there reads this and happens to know Ellen’s gardner or even her dog walker, hook a sister up!

I especially want to thank the wonderful 2nd photographers that helped me this year with their amazing talent, professionalism and creativity…let’s not forget the occasional equipment carrying as my bump grew.  I am thankful for you all more than I can ever express!

Meghan Faith: http://meghanfaithphotography.com

Briana Calderone: https://brianacphotography.wordpress.com

Kevin Quinley: http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com

Johanna Claesson: http://pieceofheartphotography.blogspot.com

On a personal note, 2015 also brought us our very first fur baby…Birdie!  You can follow her on Instagram here @birdie_style.  Can you tell her parents are just slightly obsessed?! She is our little stuffed animal with a heartbeat and a huge blessing to our family! Most importantly, she came to us as an emotional support dog to lift our spirits as trying to conceive a real baby (without fur) turned out to be one of the hardest and most trying times my husband and I have ever faced.  After years and years…and years of trying, praying, crying, remaining hopeful, & more praying we are BEYOND thrilled to meet our baby this February 2016!  As I write this, baby is kicking vigorously and all I can do is smile and thank God!  The miracle of becoming pregnant is something I will never take for granted and I am more than happy to share our journey with others who may be going through similar difficulties.  It is a crazy roller coaster and having a friend to lean on during the ride is so necessary.

With that said, I will be taking February – May off to get to know the little one…and brush up on my newborn photography skills 🙂  My first wedding is May 28th and am booking through November.  It’s gonna be a huge change, but excited to see what 2016 has in store!

And now a little fun with our sex reveal slideshow:

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Here is his very first camera appearance…apparently he has been body building to pass the time!

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To see Birdie and all her glorious stages of transforming from bear-owl-dog to fluff ball-dog, follow her on Instagram @birdie_style

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                                            And now for the recap of all my wonderful couples and families that made this year so spectacular!  

Heather & Ivan – City Club SF

Baby Maxine

Baby Everly

Leanna & John – Willow Heights Mansion

Sarah & Brandon – Concannon Vineyard

Shauna & Nick – Nicklaus Club

Yukie & Daisuke – Willow Heights Mansion

Eurie & Jason – Bernardus Lodge

Kristine & Jeff

Krystle & Andrew – Saratoga Springs

Jamie & Cameron – Private Estate

Jenny & Franky – Willow Heights Mansion

Beth & Jared – Olympia’s Valley Estate

Kristen & Nick – Coyote Ranch

Shannon & Jon – Maternity Session

Renne & Anthony – Paradise Ridge Winery

Michele & Mike – Saratoga Springs

Larissa & Chris – Wildwood Acres Resort

Marisa & Pete – Sand Rock Farm Bed & Breakfast

Jaclyn & PJ – Saratoga Springs

Sam & Davey – Steamboat Springs, Co wedding in 2016

Jennifer & Jason – Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Karen & Phil – AT&T Park

Megan & Gregg – Sutro Heights Park & SF Film Center

Yina & Eyal – The Cliff House

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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 […]

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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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