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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?!

Straight Out of Campbell – One sunny afternoon, in 2013, at a street festival in Downtown Campbell, Bill and Erin first crossed paths.  Bill was rolling down the street with his one man crew, when off in the distance he spotted a familiar female crew of two walking in slow motion toward them. It was as if this middle of the sidewalk standoff had been planned all along.  He knew one of them, but it was the other new face that struck him like a bullet from Cupid’s gun.  Am I taking the ‘Straight Out of Compton’ theme too far? No? Awesome.  Harmless, yet lasting introductions were made and everyone carried on in the direction they were heading.  Bill knew he had to see Erin again and as luck would have it, he ran into Erin’s friend later that day and told her, “to put in a good word for me.”  The ‘word’ was received well as Erin proclaimed, “He is my type!”  It gets better!  They bumped into each other again in downtown Campbell while Erin was celebrating her friend’s Bachelorette party.  They talked briefly in a bar, but before Bill could get Erin’s number, she fled the scene as she had a half marathon race the next morning. ‘Straight Out of Cinderella?’  It was not until the following weekend, on an epic Sunday Funday bike ride with other mutual friends that Bill and Erin finally had the chance to get to know each other. They biked and talked for hours that day and that started it all…….they have been rolling together ever since!!!
Rewind 9 years earlier:  Erin had purchased a bike from Bill’s bike shop and the receipt they found clearly stated that Bill had been the one to sell it to her!  Coincidence?  I think NOT!
Erin and Bill share a passion for the beach and biking.  When they combine the two into one day, explosions of happiness errupt.  And so, it was on such a day, bikes parked along a beachside bench, a soft ocean breeze in Erin’s hair,  that Bill got down on one knee and proposed.  She said YES, and I kid you not, like the final scene of a romantic comedy, they saw a shooting star.
I’ll leave you with that…
AND this amazing engagement session in Capitola!  What an awesome couple!  Seriously.  I want to be them.

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Wedding season is in full bloom and inspiration is flooding in from all directions!  I am so excited to share Kristen & Nick’s wedding feature on Ceremony Blog with you!  Their wedding had so many great country inspired DIY details from homemade jam to sunflowers in mason jars.  Their dessert table was even more amazing with a cake made of Rice Krispy Treats surrounded by homemade goodies.  The bridal party stole the show as they partied in style with sexy cowboy boots on the girls and denim and boots for the guys!

Check out the full Ceremony Magazine feature HERE and the full Blog Post HERE.

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I LOVE this Wedding Blog and loved everything about Beth & Jared’s Petaluma, Ca wedding at Olypmia’s Valley Estate!  The setting is the epitome of rustic charm from the Victoria house to the charming barn with crystal chandeliers dripping from its ceiling.

For more great details and a perfect spring palette check out their Wedding Blog HERE.

To see the full publication on Fab You Bliss click HERE.

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This was one of my favorite weddings of the year! From the gorgeous flowers to the romantic candlelit ambiance created at the reception.  The sign in table had vintage nods to their love story with an antique typewriter displaying the couples’ love story.  The guests found their tables with vintage keys that corresponded to hand made mini wood doors at each table. The aisle was lined with lanterns and rose petals which set the stage to their vows as the sun set behind them.  The chocolates, rose petals, and romantic sayings It was straight out of a romance novel!  I am so excited that A Paper Proposal has chosen to feature this gorgeous wedding!

Check out the full feature HERE & the full blog post HERE

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