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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?!

Ali, Mehnaz & their son Danyaal are about to be a family of 4!  They are expecting their newest addition in 7 weeks or less and are getting excited for the arrival!  Mehnaz looked so gorgeous at 32 weeks and rocked the photo shoot like no one’s business in red studded heels!  They wanted to do the session on The Embarcadero in San Francisco as the couple spent their first years living near the lively street.  They share lots of wonderful memories strolling the picturesque waterside avenue, and although they still live in the city, this area of SF in particular will always hold a special place in their hearts.  It is a favorite spot of mine as well as it boasts sooo many iconic spots such as Cupid’s Arrow and Pier 14,  both with panoramic Bay Bridge views.  But it was little Danyaal, who will be 3 years old soon who stole my heart.  He looked so dapper in his suspenders and bow tie!  I loved how he had a red Tootsie Pop in his hand most of the shoot 🙂 I feel way more comfortable when I have candy in my hand too!  He is just the sweetest kid and is gonna be a great big brother soon!  Congrats to this gorgeous family!

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When I first met with Sarah & Brian to talk about their wedding, I knew that I had just encountered two of the nicest people EVER! So it was no surprise that when I showed up 30 minutes early to Brian’s mom’s house in Hillsborough for their engagement shoot, they welcomed me with open arms and even made an extra seat for me at their dinner table.  I was embarrassed but they made me feel right at home 🙂  After a delicious home cooked meal around a beautiful table filled with lots of family and fun stories, we headed to the gorgeous backyard for some photos.  It felt like we were in our own private park with large trees and manicured gardens. It was the perfect setting!  I especially loved taking their photo with the 1938 Rolls-Royce beauty in perfect working condition that his parent’s drove when they lived in London.   
Sarah & Brian’s story started because a mutual friend whom they both have know for ages thought they would be perfect for each other.  Boy did they get that spot on!  A few years later, Brian proposed in Big Sur at the same beautiful rock formation and ocean cove where they had gone on their second date. He completely surprised her by hand carving a proposal poem into a live edge redwood slab using his grandfather’s carving tools!  So incredibly creative and something they can always cherish! When she realized what was happening she began to cry hysterically. Even more special was that he hand picked an emerald ring for Sarah since both their mothers were coincidentally proposed to with emerald rings as well!  I love this tradition that Brian and Sarah are starting! It was an amazing time sharing a meal with their families and getting to know these two wonderful people more!  I cannot wait to reunite with everyone at their Carmel wedding!  Until then, here are a few of my favorites from their session.

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Welcome to the world sweet and oh-so photogenic Baby Izzy!  You are so incredibly adorable and I just love how you follow the camera with your eyes.  I think you are a model in the making!  Elizabeth was just one week old for her debut photoshoot.  Her parents have created such a beautiful and calming environment for her so it is no wonder that she too has a very calming presence, which is saying a lot for a newborn!  Congrats Eurie and Jason on your beautiful baby girl!  I cannot wait to photograph her again 🙂

You can check out their maternity session here.  

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I am so excited to share this engagement shoot with you all!  We went to Pescadero, which is a super small town right on Highway 1 with a few stores, an amazing deli, and a creek running through it.  It also boasts several beautiful beaches and a lighthouse!  Shandra and Paul wanted to do their photos here specifically because this is the beach where he asked her to be his girlfriend 4 years ago!  It is also the first beach they ever took their daughter to!  We had an amazing time together mostly goofing off and getting to know each other.  The sunset was absolutely gorgeous and to top it off their anniversary was just a day away so of course champagne needed to be ‘Popped’ to appropriately celebrate!  It was such a fun evening hanging with these two! I am looking forward to Your big day! 

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Little Man Hendrix of San Francisco is the coolest cat around.  He is the offspring of some of my favorite people Miranda & James, whose wedding I also got to shoot a couple years back!  Hendrix and my son Micah actually hung out when they were like 4 months but they mostly just layed there like two blobs wondering when their next meal would be.  Hendrix had an admirable amount of hair back then, but now it has reached a new level of amazing.  It is silky with waves, has a touch of sun and long enough to go up in a bun.  No, I did not steal that line out of a children’s book 😉  But now I have an idea for one!  Anyway, James reached out to me for a mother-son photo shoot, a gift for Miranda for Mother’s Day.  Very sweet and the perfect gift!  Hendrix is learning to walk, but for the camera he was walking as if he had been doing it for months!  A little wind and a stylish fedora did not slow him down.  He even stopped the shoot so he could give a hug and high five to a random guy in the park.  I’m pretty sure that dude’s heart cracked open!  After hanging at the park, we did an outfit change and hit up Fillmore street where they like to stroll.  Such a perfect day with this dynamic trio!

Just getting in a quick rep before he hits the slide.  No big deal, but he’s 13 months with perfect pull up form.  I mean look at those crossed ankles!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operation: Outfit Change and Baby Bun

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