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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?!

I have been looking forward to this wedding all year!  I got to know these two genuinely kind people during their Engagement Session at Sutra Baths, which was especially cool since that is where Kyle proposed to her!  Their wedding was nothing short of spectacular which started from the moment I was warmly welcomed into the girls’ Cline Cellar’s villa.  Nicole already looked gorgeous as the finishing touches were being done to her hair and makeup.  In the bedroom her Oscar de la Renta gown and Christian Louboutin heels anxiously awaited their turn in front of my camera…and I eagerly obliged.  She looked like a vision in her dress!  One of my favorite moments happened in that villa when her dad saw Nicole, his daughter and only child, for the first time.

Every last detail was beautiful. The reception was held in a candle lit barrel room.  It was Nicole’s dream turned into a reality with four chandeliers dripping from the ceiling with crystals sending off their sparkling light in every direction.  It was the perfect setting for their romantic first dance followed by one of the best dance parties I have ever been to.  One of my favorite cover bands, Pop Fiction, performed and everyone had the time of their lives…including this girl!  I can tell that Nicole and Kyle have the most fun family and friends ever!

Congrats to the newlyweds!  Here is a snippet of their perfect wedding day.

And then the jewels came out to play!

Venue: Cline Cellars – http://www.clinecellars.com

Wedding Coordinator:  Glow Event Design -Christina Millikin – http://www.gloweventdesign.com

Flower designer:  Rion Design, Lauren – www.riondesigns.com – lauren@riondesigns.com

Caterer:  Elaine Bell, Richard Earl, rearl@elainebellcatering.com

DJ or Entertainment:  Pop Fiction, Dan Meblin, dan@popfictionlive.com

Videographer:  Justin Fone, justinfone@gmail.com – http://justinfone.com

Cake Designer:  Crisp bakeshop – www.crispbakeshop.com

Hair Artist:  Joey Cheung, joey@jbeautique.com, 650-430-5917

Makeup Artist: same as hair

Dress Designer:  Oscar de la Renta

Shoes:  Christian Louboutin

Bridesmaid Dresses:  After Six / Dessy

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Sara & Will both have smiles that light up a room!  I just adore them both and am so happy that I got to be the one to capture all their love for each other on their wedding day!  I received the best feedback I could get from Will at the end of the night when he said I felt like part of the family after spending the day with them.  That is all I really want is to be; a memorable part of the day and capture memorable moments.  I loved everything about their wedding from Sara’s {OMG} gorgeous heels to the #yeswechan embroidered on all the groomsmen’s jackets.  When it came time to party this was something that their friends and family could get paid to do cuz they were so good at it. 😉 It was a blast on that dance floor (even I danced when Nelly came on!) and of course the “Yes We Chan!!” chants that echoed throughout the house all night were awesome too!  Congrats Sara & Will!

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Venue: Willow Heights Mansion

2nd Photographer: Briana Calderon ~ www.brianacphotography.com

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Kelly & Nick were married at a gorgeous Italian mission amongst acres of rolling vineyards…in Sonoma!  As soon as you pull onto the Jacuzzi Family Vineyard’s property you feel as though you have been magically transported to Italy.  It was the perfect setting for wedding of Kelly & Nick, who have known each other since high school (see engagement shoot here).  I love how they still look at each other with a first date giddiness and joke with a sarcasm of long time friends!  It is such a wonderful thing to witness.  I especially loved photographing their first dance together because of the way they looked at each other.  It felt like they were the only ones in the room for those 2.5 minutes. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their wedding and I wish them nothing but the best!

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Venue: Jacuzzi Family Vineyards – http://www.jacuzziwines.com

Wedding Coordinator: Lauren Miller (Enchanted Weddings), (707) 291-0938, Morandimiller@gmail.com

Flower designer: Richard Stuart (Dandelion Floral), (707) 290-8090, Richard@dandelionfloral.com

Caterer: Sue Cantanese (Napa Valley Catering), (408) 375-0328, stcatanese@gmail.com

DJ or Entertainment: Joe Hernandez (AMS Entertainment), (707) 823-7359

Cake Designer: Lisa Marie Colley (Fleur de Lisa Cakes), (707) 544-5581, fleurdelisacakes@comcast.net

Hair Artist: Heather Romero from It’s a Date / The Powder Room

Makeup Artist: Heather Romero from It’s a Date / The Powder Room

Dress Designer: Enzoani

Shoes: Ted Baker

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff

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

  • October 6, 2016 - 11:02 pm

    linda stich - Heather,
    Thank you for posting the enchanting photos of Kelly and Nick’s wedding. Do you have a link yet for all of the photos?

    Linda Stich
    (Mother of the Bride)

    ps TheSmilebox play button did not work on my iMac laptopReplyCancel

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It was a true gift to photograph this beautiful wedding.  Visually beautiful for sure, but it was the ceremony filled with happy tears, heartfelt vows, and the warmth of family that surrounded Sam and Davey that was the most beautiful to me. I could actually feel the intense bond that these two share for each other through my camera.  As I zoomed in on their faces throughout their first look, vows, and the speeches all I could do was tear up…over and over and over again.  It’s been like 2 years since Parenthood’s season finale and thus 2 years since I’ve had a good happy cry so for that I owe them big time!  When I try and think of a word to best describe Sam & Davey the first one that comes to mind is pure.  They are both so pure of heart wrapped up in loving warmth with a big bow on top!  An old fashioned kind of love as Davey’s sister so perfectly noted.  Sam & Davey first met as room mates in Steamboat Springs, Co and have been inseparable ever since.  There were 3 house rules when he moved into her place, the 3rd being the most important: ‘Do not try and date me.’  That rule lasted maybe a couple of weeks 😉

They were married at the most beautiful, picturesque place I had seen only once before…in my dreams! It’s like a bad pick up line, but it feels right so let’s go with it.  Flying Diamond Ranch, a visual masterpiece with sweeping views of mountains and aspen trees was the perfect setting for their Colorado wedding.  Not only did many of their closest family and friends help celebrate their union, but Mother Nature came too.  During the ceremony she rolled in the most beautiful clouds providing a dramatic backdrop and picture perfect lighting.  During cocktail hour and thus “sunset photos” She brought the heat with an intense downpour of sideways rain, wind and lightning.  I literally thought I was going to die in that little golf cart clutching tightly to my metal light stands and cameras as lightning struck all around us.  We got SOAKED to the core and sped back to the reception in our golf carts barely dodging lightning bolts.  That is how it played out in my head…yes, kinda like Mario Cart on the hardest level 😉 Sam and Davey were greeted with cheers as they ran back to the reception tent for shelter.  No more photos I promised…until alas, Mother Nature apologized with a beautiful rainbow and a perfect blue sky that looked nothing short of a painting.  We HAVE to do more photos I insisted!  As Jett, my sister in law would say, “Mother Nature is really putting on a show for us today!”

Sam & Davey added a victorian feel to their wedding with pearls dripping from the center pieces, lace accents, and antique china.  When I asked if there was a story behind the china, Sam said her mom and sisters had been collecting it at various antique shops during the course of their engagement.  Each and every guest had a unique place setting!  Brilliant and nothing short of perfection!  The centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous as they used china tea kettles as vases filled with cream and pink roses.  Adding to the beauty of the day was Sam in her backless lace dress.  It is no wonder Davey was brought to tears at their first look.  I absolutely love these two and cannot wait to see them again!  Here is a snapshot of the most amazing day!

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Wedding Venue: Flying Diamond Ranch – www.flyingdiamondevents.com

Day of Coordinator: Tammy – flyingdiamond@mac.com

Florist: Linda Phares -mother of the bride

Dessert: Cupcake Mini Bar – Cassie, cassie@cupcakeminibar.com – www.cupcakeminibar.com

Caterer: Ski Town Gourmet – DavidDemos – david@skitowngourmet.com – www.skitowngourmet.com

Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals – Lisa Sanchez  -lisa@coloradoeventrentals.com -www.coloradoeventrentals.com

Videographer: Vladen

DJ: John Johnston – 970-846-2012

2nd Photographer: Cali Frankovic, www.califrankovic.com

  • October 1, 2016 - 6:31 pm

    Kayla F - WOW! So many absolutely beautiful emotions captured! Their ceremony is filled with smiles and tears! And those clouds…wow! Their view was just magical! Beautifully captured! <3ReplyCancel

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These two are a blast to be around!  I knew their wedding would be a good time if it was anything like their Engagement Shoot! Taylor and Conrad were married at the most tasteful venue in Sonoma, Ramekins Culinary Institute.  It was a gorgeous day in August as there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.  I knew it was going to be a great day as soon as I arrived at the girls’ getting ready house.  I was warmly greeted by a bridesmaid and immediately felt so welcomed by the house full of girls.  It was the start to so much more fun to come!  I absolutely loved the bridesmaid dresses which were 2 shades of pink and blue, each with a different style and texture.  Each one of them looked like they had stepped right out of a bridal magazine!  There was no lack of beauty in that house as Taylor looked like a vision in her gorgeous wedding dress, not to mention her Pinterest Perfect hair!  Taylor & Conrad wanted some of their photos to have a vineyard feel, so we headed to B.R. Cohen for the first look.  Conrad had a silly reaction planned for when he would see her for the first time, but that plan fell through the moment he saw just how stunning his bride looked!  Photos were so effortless with them as there was never a moment when Conrad didn’t have Taylor laughing.  It was an absolute pleasure getting to know them and capture all the joy they shared with friends and family on their wedding day.


Wedding Venue: Ramekins Culinary Institute ~ Sonoma, Ca http://ramekins.com

Wedding Coordinator: Lauren Miller Events, Lauren Miller ~ info@laurenmillerevents.com

Floral Design: Stems Floral Design, Barbara Loutsch ~ stems@stems-floral.com

Band: Wine Country Entertainment, Angela Takeishi ~ angela@winecountryentertainment.com

Videographer: Morocco Lee Weddings, Morocco Lee Johnson ~ 707.450.6082

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