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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?!

Just when I thought I had heard all the romantic proposal stories there were to hear, Marjorie goes and drops her Nicholas Sparks-esque proposal story on me!  All I could do was lift my jaw off the floor and ask for more details!  But first some background. They met through a couple of mutual friends, which is always most of the time a recipe for success when it comes to finding love, especially if your friends thinks highly of you 😉  Rob first noticed Marjorie at their mutual friend’s dinner party, but didn’t get a chance to talk to her unfortunately.  But have no fear, Halloween was approaching and her name was on the guest list of people who would be attending his party! Let’s face it, if that Modern Dracula costume doesn’t give you the confidence needed to strike up a conversation with the Shanky Prisoner you’ve had your eye on, then nothing will.  Let’s just say Dracula and the Prisoner hit it off that night with no blood shed.  And thus began their love story…which leads me back to where we started.  After a year and a half of dating he took her to a nice dinner.  No, he did not propose in the middle of the restaurant with the ring hidden in her dessert.  When they got home she walked into what looked like a fantasy suite for The Bachelor complete with hundreds of candles flickering their soft glow on every last flower he could get his hands on in San Francisco.  You name it, that flower was in her apartment.  The romance of it all just makes me so giddy!  I saw a video of the room with my own eyes and it looked out of this world!  Right there in the middle of a candle lit secret garden he asked her to be his wife.  She. Said. Yes!

That’s where I get to come in!  I was chosen to shoot their upcoming wedding in October! They wanted to do a formal engagement session slash pre wedding photos so we went to The Legion of Honor, Lover’s Lane in the Presidio, and the grand finale at Treasure Island for some city skyline shots.  I got to ride in the car to all the locations with Marjorie and I am pretty sure we are Bffs now 🙂  These two are so fun to hang with and obviously a perfect match!  Oh, and let’s not forget their playful and adorable dog Dotsy, who wore a flower crown for the occasion!

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Lauren & Andrew were married on the beautiful property at Rancho Soquel in Capitola, Ca.  It was the perfect setting to create the bohemian garden wedding that Lauren envisioned.  The wedding party looked so chic in their bohemian white lace dresses and don’t even get me started on the flower girl dresses!  I am still searching for the dresses in my size!  Lauren’s dress was simply amazing.  Light, flawy, backless with a hint of leg!  Oh lala!  I just loved all my time working with Lauren and Andrew and can see why they are so popular with a 20 person bridal party! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding to start my season with!  Congrats you two!

 AND…the Warriors bring home a victory for Lauren & Andrew!

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

Wedding Coordinator: Denise Addesso, Wedding Connection – http://www.weddingconnection.net

Flower designer: Susi’s Flowers – http://www.susiesflorist.com

Caterer: Feast for a King Catering – http://feastforakingcatering.com

DJ or Entertainment: The Cheeseballs (band)

Cake Designer: Gayle’s Bakery – http://www.gaylesbakery.com

Hair Artist: Yesenia Guinea

Makeup Artist: Sarah Dean

Dress Designer: Rue De Seine, bought the dress at Loho Bride (SF)

Shoes: BHLDN

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OhMyGoodness!  I LOVED everything about this engagement session with Nicole & Kyle!  When I saw her walk up with her 4″ Mediterranean Blue – sueded, crystal-studded heels and backless white dress, I knew there was fun to be had during this shoot!  It was an overcast foggy day which made these heels even more amazing since they really POPPED against the grey backdrop.  I have done a lot of shoots at Sutro Baths this year and each time it offers something entirely novel.  I think I love the fog just as much as the sunsets here…wait, let me think about it…YES, I definitely do!  It really gives the ruins a mystical feel and more importantly it chases away all the tourists giving us our own private slice of paradise (minus the 30 degree weather).  This location holds a very special place in their hearts as this is where Kyle got down on one knee and asked Nicole to spend forever with him.  He took her to a secluded spot amongst the tall trees at the Sutro Baths Trail which is such a romantic nook in one of San Francisco’s most picturesque and historical locations.  Of course we had to visit where it all happened so they could show me exactly how the proposal all unfolded.  I am so excited to be a part of their wedding in a couple months!  Congrats you two!

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Elijah came into this world May 16, 2016 and made these two amazing people the happiest and proudest parents around!  Just 2 days after our Maternity Session together, Weynab went into labor.  I think Elijah just couldn’t wait to meet his parents…or maybe he just couldn’t wait to have his very own photo shoot 😉  He is a natural in front of the camera just like his mom and dad.  He didn’t cry at all during the session and just let us pose him all afternoon.  He stayed awake most the session cuz a) he didn’t want to miss out on all the action & b) he wanted to show off his gorgeous eyes!  They may just turn green!  We shall see!  I loved seeing how enamored Weynab and Colin are of their adorable son and I could just feel the love they have for him fill their home. He is one lucky little man to have these two as parents!  I feel so honored to be the one to capture all these wonderful milestones for Weynab & Colin and look forward to seeing little Elijah rule at life!

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I felt so lucky to be a part of this amazing event hosted by #LumoidxHoneybook at the Honeybook Headquarters in San Francisco!  There were so many talented vendors showcasing original ideas and inspiration!  The model bride and groom did a fabulous job as well!  I absolutely LOVED her hair piece and mojave dessert inspired jewelry! Take a look below for some amazing inspiration for a Mojave in Bloom wedding!  The invitations alone will leave you breathless!

A special thanks to:

@blissfulcreatives, Kay Raymond

(entrance way table setting, floral arrangement and cake)

@bows_n__ties

@mapetitemaisoncakedesign, Ma Petite Maison Cake Design, Cake

@greensnapdragonfloral, Green Snapdragon Floral Design, Emily, Floral

@chicoweddingcollective

@lunapeachdesign, Luna Peach Design, Jenifer Rodriguez, Event Design

@mcreationschico, M Creations Chico, Melinda Benson-Valavanis, Event Design

@thedesignrenegade, The Design Renegade, Shannon McConney, Event Design

@carriethengvallfloraldesign, Carrie Thengvall Floral Design, Carrie Thengvall, Floral

@mr._scott, Bum Mafia, Hassan Scott, Hair

@helloglamhairandmakeup, Hello Glam, Leilani, Make up

@theideaemporium, The Idea Emporium, Carey Galliani, Stationary

@tinrooffarmhouse, Tin Roof Farm House, Erica Henderson, Vintage Rentals

@100candles, 100 Candles

Bride and Groom 

Maya, @love.mayaellis and Liam, @_milktoast

@generationtux, Generation Tux, Tuxedo Rental

@iheartazazie, Azazie, Wedding Dress

Delicious Bites 

@thelifeofhilscooking, Hil’s Cooking, Hilary Jacobs, Catering (the amazing sandwiches and deserts!)

@onehope, One Hope Wine, Champagne

 


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