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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?!

What a beautiful family with an adorable daughter named Emma.  She just lights up my camera with her smile and free-spirited personality!  It was a gorgeous fall day at Vasona Park filled with lots of leaf throwing, tickles, and laughter!  I just loved how Mom and Emma had matching flower crowns!  They looked like beautiful fall fairies amongst the tall grass and golden sun.  I can honestly say, I have never laughed so much on a family shoot!  Thanks so much for a fun day!

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It is always such a great honor for me to photograph weddings for fellow college friends, so it was so much fun to be a part of Megan & Gregg’s San Francisco wedding!  They met in Colorado when she moved there for grad school and has called it her home ever since. They both love coming to SF especially since both her parents and both sets of grandparents were raised there too!  It is only appropriate that they shared their vows on a cliff overlooking Ocean Beach.  It was such an intimate and beautiful setting!  The sun was out and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky!  Oh, how I love October in San Francisco!  I absolutely loved the GIANT balloons that the flower girls carried during the ceremony and don’t even get me started on the nonbridesmaid – bridesmaid dresses!  The silhouette, the beading, the color…I mean, if they could go viral, they would!  After the ceremony, the bridal party headed to the Sutro Baths for the remarkable sunset, photos, & of course libations…a beverage always makes a great sunset spectacular!

The next day they hosted their reception at the SF Film Center, which is a historical location as it used to be part of the army barracks and was most likely used for an officer’s hall.  The theme was Hollywood Glam and the guests were ready to celebrate the newlyweds as they arrived on an SF trolly!  The outfits were amazing!  People really embraced the spirit of the Great Gatsby and I couldn’t help but wonder if back in the day officers had similar celebrations there.  I would like to think so 😉  Making this location even more special is the fact that Megan used to come to the Presidio Officer’s club as a kid with her grandpa. The evening was so much fun, I found it hard to leave the party!  Congrats Megan & Gregg on all the adventure and love you have in your future.

I mean, WOW!  Those dresses were perfect for the occasion and went so well with Megan’s gorgeous vintage inspired wedding dress!

What’s not to love about oversized balloons!  I can’t think of anything!

I went to school with all three gals and I couldn’t be more proud of their chugging abilities 😉

Day two: Hollywood Glam reception at the SF Film Center

Wedding Ceremony: Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco

Wedding Reception: San Francisco Film Center -http://www.sffilmcentre.com/eventspace/eventspace.html

Flower designer: Mary Guerra

Caterer: James Stanfield

DJ or Entertainment: Joel Taylor (Gregg’s brother)

Cake Designer: Creative International Pastries

Hair Artist: Amy Jo

Makeup Artist: Amy Jo

Dress Designer: Sorterro & Midgley

2nd Photographer: Briana Calderone – http://brianacphotography.wordpress.com

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Ahhh, what an amazing wedding from start to finish!  Karen & Phil planned a quintessential San Francisco wedding at the one and only Giants Stadium!  The park was all theirs for the evening including the very swanky and private Gotham Club for cocktail hour!  The day began with an intimate ceremony in a quaint chapel in Almaden in front of close friends and family.  It was beautifully decorated by Thistle SF with fall flowers, lanterns, candles, and leaves down the center aisle making it a very warm and welcoming ceremony.  After the vows we stopped at a scenic viewpoint for bridal party photos which was surrounded by grand oak trees and hillside views in all directions.  Meanwhile at the park, guests were enjoying cocktail hour, running the bases, and hitting pretend home runs where so many great wins took place!  It was a magical feeling to be on the field for everyone including myself.  You felt so small being on such a grand stage.  Being able to take photos of this amazing couple – my feet planted on the pitchers mound, their photo on the jumbotron, and the roar of the invisible fans behind me was something I will never forget!  I could see the excitement and adrenaline rush on the faces of the guests as well as Karen & Phil while we took photos.  It. Was. Amazing.  The reception area was filled with candles, warm colors, floral arrangements with fall colored leaves, and leafy garlands.  The essence of fall was so perfectly created, that I was tempted to have a Pumpkin Spiced Latte!

You can tell that Karen & Phil are cherished by so many family and friends, as people came literally from across the globe to celebrate their marriage…and for good reason.  Karen and Phil are so incredibly nice, caring, and thoughtful people who would do anything for their loved ones.  It was such a great pleasure being a part of their wedding celebration!  I wish them so many more years of love and adventure as Karen is preparing to move to Hong Kong to be with Phil where he lives.  Say goodbye to long distance at last!! Congrats Karen & Phil!

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Wedding Venue: AT&T Park – kmai@giantsenterprises.com

Wedding Coordinator: Kai Squared Events – Danielle Walker, 415-717-7277, Danielle@kaisquaredevents.com

Flower designer: Thistle SF – Tali Bouskila – 415-574-5083, thistlesf@gmail.com

Caterer: Bon Appetit – Brian Carriveau – 415-947-3315 –  brian.carriveau@centerplate.com

DJ: Big Fun – Woody Miraglia – 650-380-4436 – woody@bigfundj.com)

Cake Designer: Sift Dessert Bar (cupcakes) – Leyla Hobbs – 707-515-8600 – leyla@siftdessertbar.com

2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael – http://kevinmichaelphotography.com

Hair & Makeup Artist: Triple Twist: http://tripletwist.com

Dress Designer: Casablanca

Shoes: Cole Haan

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

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This wedding had it all!  Glamour, romance, crashing waves and rainy vows for good luck.  Yina & Eyal and their sweet dog had a beautiful suite at Sir Francis Drake to get ready in.  I just loved starting this San Francisco wedding in one of the most famous hotels in the city!  The jaw dropping grand stair case and chandeliers were a must for us to take advantage of before they were picked up by their limo. We headed to the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park which is an oasis of lush greenery and jungle like trees that had me smiling from ear to ear as we photographed our way through them.  To round out the photos, we ended at the Sutro Baths where we took advantage of the last bit of sun before the clouds and rain rolled in.  I thought it was very romantic for Yina to walk down the aisle in rain.  They had smiles the entire ceremony as the rain came down, as they said their vows, and as they kissed to seal the deal.  There was something so romantic and raw about being married over looking the crashing waves under rain clouds. The rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits as the dance floor lit up with great moves and energy!  It was an honor to photograph Yina and Eyal’s wedding and I wish them many more days of special kisses on rainy days.

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Venue: The Cliff House – www.cliffhouse.com

2nd Photographer: Meghan Faith – http://meghanfaithphotography.com

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It was the one thing that stuck out the most to me about this couple and the quality that all their friends and family remarked on at the wedding…their undeniable chemistry.  When Marisa & Pete lock eyes it is as though they are the only ones in the room.  It is such a magical thing to witness and to photograph.  I had such a great time getting to know these two and have loved being a part of their wedding experience.  Their wedding was set at the gorgeous Aptos bed & breakfast called Sand Rock Farm.  It is a secluded property surrounded by majestic redwood trees and an outdoor barrel room that transplants you straight to tuscany.  I loved the inviting warmth and rustic charm that welcomed you here.  It was a perfect setting for such a kind and warmhearted couple to marry in.  Congrats Marisa & Pete!

Wedding Venue: Sand Rock Farm Bed & Breakfast – http://www.sandrockfarm.com

Wedding Coordinator: Jen Hagglof – Sand Rock Farm

Day of Coordinator: Lynn Myers-Galster  www.dukeandpearl.com

Flower designer: Amanda Connors –  Sand Rock Farm

Caterer: Sand Rock Farm

DJ:  Kimbrough Salas – www.salasmusic.com/

Cake Designer: Sand Rock Farm

Officiant: Barbara Boyd –  http://www.barbaraboydceremonies.com.

Hair and Makeup Artist: Megan Smith, Tranquille Salon – http://www.tranquillespa.com

Dress Designer: Essense of Australia

2nd Photographer: Briana Calderon – https://brianacphotography.wordpress.com
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