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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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Marjorie and Rob met on Halloween a couple of years ago in all their crazy costumed glory, so it is only fitting that they celebrate their marriage on the anniversary of that fateful night. Because they already had a ceremony earlier in the year, they wanted to throw a fun party for friends and family complete with a 10 course meal and a candy bar.  That is my kind of party!  They had their reception at Crystal Jade rooftop restaurant which had sweeping views of The Embarcadero that only got more breathtaking as the night progressed.  When the dance party started all the crazy masks came out.  It was such a great night and I am so excited for all the exciting adventures to come for Marjorie & Rob!

 

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Wedding Coordinator: Colleen Ngo with Valerie and Catherine Ngo as support

Flower designer: Karah Schweizer from Nob Hill Floral, karah@nobhillflorist.com, 415-673-1288

Caterer: Crystal Jade, Lorenzo Lecce, Lorenzo.lecce@crystaljade.com, 415-794-6768

DJ or Entertainment: Newton Sambajon, djnewton510@gmail.com, 510-872-9936

Cake Designer: The Cake Maker, Bala Subrahmanyam, balas@cakemaker.net

Hair & Makeup Artist: Lynn Yee, info@lynnyee.com, 415-498-0798

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

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Ahhhhh!  I loved EVERYTHING about this October wedding!  I knew it was going to be an amazing day from the very first email I received from Fawn.  It was one of the nicest wedding inquiries I had ever received and was so flattered when she said I was her dream wedding photographer!  Whaaaaat?!  I know!  Don’t worry, I have safely stored that compliment in my back pocket for a rainy day.  Since the Scottsdale natives were planning a destination wedding at the beautiful Vintner’s Inn in Sonoma Wine Country, we did all our meetings over FaceTime and I learned very quickly how funny they were and that I needed to stay on my toes to keep up with Nick’s quick sense of humor.  But it wasn’t until my dog, Birdie hit it off with their dogs over FaceTime that I knew Fawn & Nick were exceptional people 😉 Their wedding day was absolutely perfect!  I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I first saw Fawn in her Ian Stuart blue toned wedding gown that moved like soft ocean waves when she walked in it.  There were layers upon layers of chiffon and silk mixed together like swirls of frosting. I hope she finds a reason to wear it again even if its just to sit at home and eat ice cream in it.  I am in major need of a cupcake all of a sudden.  Anyway, perfectly complimenting her dress was Nick’s 3 piece blue oxford suit and Converse kicks that had his nickname embroidered on them.  Very original!  I loved the groomsmen’s getup as well, all with suspenders, silk rosette boutonnières, personalized tie clips & converse sneakers. It was a fun and absolutely gorgeous group of people to photograph!  The ceremony was perfect with the most beautiful crystal chandeliers hanging over head with soft chiffon curtains framing the arbor.  After a ceremony that had everyone both tearing up and laughing we headed to the vineyards for an UH-MAZING sunset!  It was a very memorable day in my book and I cannot wait to share this blog with You!  Congrats Fawn & Nick! It was a dream being a part of your wedding!  #nickandfawnsayido

I loved how each groomsmen took their jacket off, then rolled their cuffs for the ceremony!  It’s business time!

Sunset was absolutely gorgeous and these two Loves kissing in it made it simply breathtaking

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Wedding Venue: Vintner’s Inn, Santa Rosa, Ca ~ www.vintnersinn.com/weddings

Venue Contact: Denette Huffman 707-566-2607 dhuffman@vintnersinn.com

Wedding Planner & Deigner: Lauren Miller, www.laurenmillerevents.com

Flower designer: Leah Bertoli 707-291-8002 info@bertolibridal.com

Caterer: John Ash @ Vintners Inn

DJ or Entertainment: AMS Entertainment 707-823-7359 events@amswinecountry.com

Videographer: Jordan Niswender 503-752-0631 jordan@niswenderfilms.com

Cake Designer: Nothing Bundt Cakes

2nd Photographer: Briana Calderon www.brianacphotography.com

Hair Artist: The Powder Room

Makeup Artist: MAC (SF MAC)

Dress Designer: Ian Stuart

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee

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It is always a dream come true photographing weddings at Olympia’s Valley Estate!  The property is filled with little treasures including the antique chic decor in the home, an old wooden boat house across from a large pond, and of course the huge barn with crystal bling hanging from its beams.  This wedding was filled with wonderful touches.  I loved the bride’s flower crown and gorgeous bouquet! She and her groom had an entourage of flower girls and ring bearers that were too cute for words!  The boys looked so dapper in their vests and converse sneakers and the girls looked like garden fairies in their beautiful sage dresses and flower crowns!  After a ceremony that included a sing along to “You Can Count On Me” by Bruno Mars and bubbles for the newlyweds to walk through there was an amazing outdoor feast for the guests.  After sunset everyone moved into the barn to get down to a live band!  Such a great night and so happy for the new Mr. & Mrs!

Wedding Coordinator: Danielle Walker – Kai Squared Events – www.kaisquaredevents.com

Flower designer: Vanda Floral – www.vandafloral.com

Caterer: Rays Catering – www.rayscatering.com – info@rayscatering.com

DJ or Entertainment: West Grand Boulevard Band – http://www.westgrandblvd.com

Cake Designer: Bonie Bakery

Photo Booth: The Booth Bus – www.theboothbus.com – busography@theboothbus.com

2nd Photographer: Lindsay Denman – www.facebook.com/LindseyDenmanPhotography

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What an awesome family!  I finally got to meet the whole clan after being close friends with Elena for over a decade and a half!  Woah, that makes me sound so old.  Her baby Delaney and Micah are 2 weeks apart so we spend most our days texting each other baby questions and comparing poop stories.  It was a gorgeous day at Jeffrey Fontana Park especially after the original session was cancelled due to flash flooding.  I especially loved the kids in this clan!  They had me laughing the whole time!  Such a great evening and so glad I could help you get that family photo you have been trying to get for so many years!

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I love all things pumpkin and Baby Logan has given me a new reason to go crazy over them this fall!  I just love the grey pumpkins his momma got a hold of to add to his fall photo shoot debut!  He clearly loves being photographed since he wanted to stay awake for most of the shoot to show off all his big boy poses.  He was 23 days old here, but if you count staying in his cozy womb an extra 11 days he is well over a month old of absolute perfection!  His woodsy themed room is absolutely amazing with a tribal patterned rug and the most adorable stuffed animal taxidermy!  His parents and I go way back as I photographed their engagement, wedding, & maternity shoots.  I knew we would be instant friends from the moment we first met to chat about their wedding! They are the best and I couldn’t be more thrilled for the amazing soul they have brought into this world.

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