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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 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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These two go as far back as middle school! But it wasn’t until high school that they dated for 9 months which is practically married at that age! Like most high school relationships it ended with a breakup and they went their separate ways. Stephanie went on to graduate from UC Berkeley and Andrew graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  In 2009 the stars aligned when Andrew found himself at Petco wandering around the store in an unsuccessful attempt to select a terrarium.  What he didn’t realize is his search for the perfect terrarium would lead him to the perfect girl he would one day spend the rest of his life with.  You guessed it, that girl was his high school girlfriend, Stephanie.  They reconnected, became friends, and eventually decided they liked each other enough to fall in love, move in together and adopt animals together.  They currently have two fur-babies: a chocolate marble cake mutt named Amo and a Tasmanian devil feline named Caprica.

I absolutely love these two!  They are a fun loving, hilarious duo with huge hearts.  I know this by the way they treat each other and their adorable pup Amo.  Congrats Stephanie & Andrew!

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LOVE these two…or should I say three!  I haven’t met the little one yet, but I will obviously be a huge fan!  Weynab & Colin are expecting their first baby in a couple weeks and it’s a…BOY!  Their son is the luckiest baby on the planet cuz he gets to call these two mom and dad.  I had the pleasure of meeting them for the first time 2 years ago for their Engagement Session. <– Click to see!  That shoot can only be described as epic.

Colin found out the sex of the baby and had grand plans with how he was going to tell Weynab.  He made an amazing slideshow highlighting their relationship dating back to when they met in high school and at the end of the show, with all their family there to watch as well, revealed the big secret!  Not gonna lie, I cried when I watched the emotional reveal.  I seriously cannot be more thankful to have had the chance to hang out with these two again with my camera!  I just love their energy and my camera loves their beautiful faces 🙂  We had an amazing night at Sutro Baths and Weynab looked absolutely stunning in long white flowy dress! Congrats you two and welcome to the home stretch!

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It all began backstage.  We often get swept away by the romance and story lines of what happens on stage at a theatre production, but in this case, the real love story began behind the curtains.  Kelly and Nick had been working on theatre productions backstage together since Freshman year in high school, but it wasn’t until they were Juniors, that Nick took the next step and asked her to the Homecoming dance.  She said yes and they have been together ever since!  They continued dating long distance in college and once back in the same city they knew their relationship was meant for center stage and got engaged!  For their dress rehearsal, (isn’t that a what engagement sessions really are?) they chose the vibrant and dynamic location of Stow Lake.  The colorful row boats, whimsical trails, and serene lake make this spot a perfect place to get so many different shots!  At sunset we went to the edge of the city to hit up the Sutro Bath ruins.  My all time favorite spot in SF!  The sunset was so magical, that once I positioned them on the edge of the rocky wall, feet dangling above the crashing waves, they stayed there to watch the sun sink and forgot all about the camera.  It is not always about the photos, especially when you are arm in arm with the one you love and have front row seats to Mother Nature’s best show. The best part of the entire day however, was witnessing how giddy and in love these two are! Congrats Kelly & Nick!  Looking forward to the encore performance on September 10, 2016.  Too far with the theatre inuendos?  I thought so 😉

  • May 12, 2016 - 2:39 am

    linda stich - These are lovely photos. Can you let me know how I can purchase prints of some of them?

    Thanks,

    Linda Stich
    MOB
    925.683.3538ReplyCancel

    • May 17, 2016 - 4:28 pm

      heather - Hi Linda! Thanks so much! You can order prints straight from the gallery that I have released to Kelly & Nick.ReplyCancel

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From the Couple: Conrad & Taylor met the old fashioned way- through mutual friends in San Francisco.  Naturally, their first interaction involved a costume as they were dressed in ultra-preppy clothing for Taylor’s 26th birthday bar crawl- the MacKinnon Invitational.  Over the next few months, they kept running into each other at various social events- game night, house parties, birthday dinners for friends.  At one such dinner, Taylor & Conrad got to talking about their shared interest in boating, so Taylor invited Conrad to join a group of friends on a house boating trip to Lake Shasta.  When they boarded the vessel, Taylor sought for a co-captain and of course the first person to step up to the position was Conrad.  Over the course of the weekend, fueled  by teamwork managing the boat and a few drinks to provide courage, Taylor and Conrad spent a lot of time talking and getting to know each other  better.  One night, the wind shifted and the friendship started to feel different- this was the start of their new relationship.  Over the past 6 years, Taylor & Conrad have been on many adventures together domestic and abroad, and even survived 2.5 years of long distance in their relationship.  Now the fun continues together in San Francisco!

We started their engagement session at Sutro Baths which is one of my all time favorite places in San Francisco.  The sun was out and Conrad and Taylor brought their laughs, love for each other, and of course libations!  It was all going smoothly until the Nature Cops were called on us.  Oh!  So those ropes blocking off that forested area is there to keep us out?  Got it.  But we need to get just this one shot so….ya. Just another day of shooting with Heather.  China Beach was next on the hit list and to wrap up their beach session, they brought a giant confetti cannon, which is obviously a brilliant idea for any occasion   They were having so much fun together at the beach that when they got drenched by a giant wave, they just laughed it off and let the next one hit them too.  These two are my kind of people!  Admittedly, it was kinda my fault, but they were game for a little risky business, so we are still friends 🙂  Congrats Taylor & Conrad!

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