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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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>>–Ellie + Anthony–> Married!! Willow Heights Mansion Wedding

I am so excited to share a Willow Heights Mansion wedding again! This place is such a gem! It’s got glam, vineyards, open fields, and rolling hills! It is a dream to shoot weddings here especially when I get to document a gorgeous and fun-loving couple like Ellie and Anthony! They have this high-school-sweet-heart kinda […]

Jun 11

I am so excited to share a Willow Heights Mansion wedding again! This place is such a gem! It’s got glam, vineyards, open fields, and rolling hills! It is a dream to shoot weddings here especially when I get to document a gorgeous and fun-loving couple like Ellie and Anthony! They have this high-school-sweet-heart kinda love that is fun to just sit back and capture. What is really cool about their relationship is that they each have 2 beautiful daughters in their twenties! It was fun photographing an all female bridal party! Thanks for letting me be a part of your perfect day!

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Wedding Venue: Willow Heights Mansion – https://www.liveloveleal.com/weddings-celebrations/willow-heights-mansion

Wedding Coordinator: Bianna Wendt 408-778-1978

Flower designer: Stephanie from deluxe+design+decor 408-478-1978 ext 3

Caterer: Willow Heights Mansion-408-778-1978

DJ or Entertainment:: Justin Horrell 254-498-6445

2nd Photographer: Danielle Alyse Photography – http://www.daniellealysse.com/

Cake Designer: Willow Height Bakery 408-778-1978

Hair Artist: Alexis Moen 405-763-7282

Makeup Artist: Janessa Young 408-427-4874

Dress Designer: Double checking

Shoes: Taryn Rose

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>>–Denise + Jeff–> Married!! Willow Heights Mansion Wedding Photos, Santa Clara Mission Wedding

Touchdown!  I totally scored big time getting to shoot Denise & Jeff’s football themed wedding.  When they told me they were having a nacho bar at their wedding I think I blacked out for 2 minutes cuz I can’t remember what they said next.  When I came to, Denise was telling me about their Raiders […]

Aug 30

Touchdown!  I totally scored big time getting to shoot Denise & Jeff’s football themed wedding.  When they told me they were having a nacho bar at their wedding I think I blacked out for 2 minutes cuz I can’t remember what they said next.  When I came to, Denise was telling me about their Raiders theme and how they were gonna have pom poms in the bouquets, football boutonnières, and have all the guests wear their favorite football jersey at the reception.  They were speaking my love language and I knew I was destined to be their wedding photographer.  I was, after all the Fantasy Football champion of 2016. It is harder than you think choosing a team based solely off their profile pictures!  As we chatted over Facetime and again in person at a hotel bar, I could see how totally in love they were.  It was such a blast getting to know them and hearing about all the creative details they had planned to pull off their dream wedding!  

They were married at the beautiful Mission at Santa Clara University.  My all time favorite moment during the ceremony was the look on Denise & Jeff’s face when the bag pipe player entered the church after they were announced husband and wife!  Denise’s mom had completely surprised them with this moment!  As they walked down the aisle as newlyweds, all the guests waved their silver pom poms as they cheered!  It was such a great game ceremony filled with tears, laughter, and beautiful vows.  Afterwards we headed to the lawn with the bridal party to run some plays!  Meanwhile, back at the Willow Heights Mansion, a very talented musician they recruited from a dueling piano bar, was taking requests and rocking out on the piano!  Guests were sporting their jerseys, and if they weren’t eating nachos or hot wings they were blowing their Kissle (the special whistle) and waving their penalty flags.  It was a blast to shoot their wedding, and I know all their guests will be talking about that fun day for years to come!  Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Lynch!! No relation to Marshawn Lynch…or is there?

Venue: Willow Heights Mansion -http://willowheightsmansion.com/

2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael Photography – http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Briana Wendt via WHM – briana@willowheightsmansion.com

Flower designer:  Deluxe+Design+Décor via WHM – janine@deluxedesigndecor.com
Caterer:  Willow Heights Mansion (WHM)
DJ or Entertainment:  DJ Ano via WHM, – djano824@gmail.com
Piano Soloist Dave Alan – davealanmusic@gmail.com
Cake Designer:  Kim via WHM – kim@lealvineyardsgrove.com
Videographer:  IvorySky Media: erin@ivoryskymedia.com 
Makeup/Hair Artist: Xiomara Cedillo – Beautybyxiomarac@gmail.com
Mission Santa Clara – rcmendoza@scu.edu
 

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Katrina & Adam {Married!!} Leal Vineyards at Willow Heights Mansion ~ Morgan Hill, Ca Wedding

This wedding just got published on Cake & Lace! Check it out HERE! From the word ‘Go’ (her last name is Go.  See what I did there?) I knew I would really like these two especially after sharing stories and laughs over a glass of wine at our first meeting!  To top it off, we are practically […]

Jul 28

This wedding just got published on Cake & Lace! Check it out HERE!

From the word ‘Go’ (her last name is Go.  See what I did there?) I knew I would really like these two especially after sharing stories and laughs over a glass of wine at our first meeting!  To top it off, we are practically neighbors in North Beach!  Let me tell you, her favorite restaurant which is a short walk from our place, is our new favorite spot too. Dim Sum anyone?  Can you tell I am hungry?  Ok, back to this awesome duo.  Before Adam arrived at our wine meeting, Katrina told me all about how he proposed.  If you must know anything about me, know that I literally LOVE looking for things!  Not to go on and on about myself, but I love looking for golf balls hiding in bushes, open houses, love notes hidden all over the house (hint hint hubby), bargains, awesome airbnbs, and of course clues on a scavenger hunt.  In fact, I wish my life was one giant scavenger hunt.  Anyway, you guessed it, Adam planned a city wide scavenger hunt with special people in Katrina’s life waiting at each location to give her the next clue.  Each location had a signifiant meaning to their love story making the journey that much sweeter.  The hunt ended with the ultimate prize…Adam on one knee with a ring and a proposal!  So after Katrina finished taking me on the journey of her epic proposal story, Adam walks in and I literally wanted to give him a standing ovation!

Their wedding day was just as epic and I got to photograph it! Let’s just say if I could choose my wedding dress all over again, it would have been hers!  The BHLDN high neck lace dress with buttons all the way up the back looked like a dream on Katrina.  And Adam rocked his Batman cuff links and socks like a true super hero!  But what really stole the show was how Katrina lit up with laughter just being in Adam’s presence.  Katrina, as Adam said, truly is LOLing when she says she is 🙂  It was a pleasure to be a part of this wedding and I hope to run into these two soon!

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

Wedding Coordinator: Willow Heights Mansion (WHM) http://www.willowheightsmansion.com- Jasmyne

Flower designer: WHM – Traci

Caterer: WHM – Kim

DJ or Entertainment: WHM – Justin

Cake Designer: WHM – Kim

Hair Artist: Chau Nguyen – A List Makeup

Makeup Artist: Chau Nguyen

Dress Designer: David’s bridal

Shoes: BP nordstrom

Bridesmaid Dresses: Blush

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Erin & Bill {Married!!} Willow Heights Mansion Wedding ~ Morgan Hill, Ca

I know I say this a lot, but seriously I LOVE these two!  I don’t know how I get so lucky, but I am always more and more blown away by how much I get attached to each couple through documenting their biggest day! Erin & Bill are just the best.  There’s really no other […]

Jun 30

I know I say this a lot, but seriously I LOVE these two!  I don’t know how I get so lucky, but I am always more and more blown away by how much I get attached to each couple through documenting their biggest day! Erin & Bill are just the best.  There’s really no other way to describe them.  From the moment my camera laid eyes on them at their Capitola Beach Engagement Session I knew we were gonna have a blast together.  Their wedding was at the elegant Willow Heights Mansion in Morgan Hill, a venue that continues to inspire me each time I shoot there. Erin & Bill not only share a passion for riding bikes, but they first met years ago at Bill’s bike shop! I just loved how they incorporated a 2 seater bike from the 70’s into the decor!  The groomsmen had boutonnieres designed around bike cogs! So creative and original!  But what really stole the show was Erin’s Wedding dress!  It reminded me of a blooming white rose the way each layer cascaded above the previous one. Her gorgeous heels added the perfect pop of Tiffany Blue to the whole ensemble.  The wedding felt like one big family celebrating together.  I loved how the guests cheered and clapped as the groom, bridal party and parents walked down the aisle.  Made me wonder why this isn’t a thing.  Anyway, it set the stage for what turned into the most joyous occasion and I am so excited to share a snippet of their wedding with You!

P.S. I am still down for some Swirl action in Campbell with you two!

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

Wedding Coordinator: Briana Wendt of Willow Heights Mansion, (408) 778- 1978, briana@willowheightsmansion.com,

Flower designer: Deluxe+Design+Décor, (408) 778-1978, janine@deluxedesigndecor.com

Caterer: The Grove, www.lealvineyardsgrove.com

DJ or Entertainment: Justin Horrell, (254) 498-6445, thejustinhorrell@gmail.com

Videographer: Martin Meyer, martinFILMS, (510) 325-7750, martin@martinfilms.com

Cake Designer: Kim Brandon – The Grove, kim@lealvineyardsgrove.com

Hair Artist: Caroline Kan, (650) 207-3828, info@makeuphairck.com

Makeup Artist: Steven Alva, (408) 528-4932

Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca

Shoes: Badgley Mischka
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