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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?!

Sam & Davey met in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where they moved in search of snow and adventure.  They ended up becoming roommates and the rest is history! I am especially connected to this wedding because Davey is my brother in law!  We always love visiting as Matt’s sister and her family live there too!  It is seriously one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, so being able to capture this special wedding at Flying Diamond Ranch was quite an honor.  

You can check out the Full Feature on Love & Lavender HERE as well as my blog post HERE.

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When Steve and Ana met through work in 2012, they made it very clear to each other that they were only interested in being friends…which, let’s be honest, almost always leads to a proposal 😉 😉  I have heard a ton of love stories, and that my friends, is definitely a good rule to make if you want to marry said person 😉   Anyhow, Ana was determined to stay friends with Steve, even joking she’d punch him in the throat if he tried to kiss her.  haha!  Regardless, they continued spending time together and hiding their true feelings for one another became more and more difficult.  One day Steve decided to take his chances and pulled Ana aside and kissed her…AND, she kissed him back!  On March 31, 2013 they made their relationship official and Steve transferred job locations so they could date openly. A few years later on their anniversary they got engaged! And even more amazing, on March 31, 2017 they got married!  I think it is safe to say that 3-31 are their lucky numbers 😉

I had so much fun shooting this wedding!  There were 3 couples in attendance whose weddings I had previously captured including Ana’s brother, Franky!  It’s always fun having friends at a wedding cuz I feel so very welcomed and no one is as shocked when they see what a goober I am.  After their gorgeous wedding at Seascape Golf Club in Aptos, they were greeted by a mariachi band which set the tone for a fun night to follow!  I especially loved our time at the beach down the street which we practically had ourselves!  Congrats Ana & Steve!  I am so excited to see what other exciting things you have in store, especially on the last day of all your Marches.

Wedding Venue: Seascape Golf Club http://www.seascapegc.com

Wedding Coordinator: Maritza Pozzi-Loyola, MPozzi_loyola@seascapegc.com

Videographer: Joshua Sanchez 408.390.7519

2nd Photographer: Johanna Claesson – http://www.pieceofheartphoto.com

Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Lavkoff

 

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In the spring of 2005, on a long bus ride during their high school’s annual music tour, Ryan interrupted Hayley while she was reading. They ended up chatting for hours. And despite the fact that Hayley talked a lot about the Oakland A’s (a team Ryan did not like) and books (that Ryan had not read) and Ryan talked a lot about the SF Giants (a team Hayley did not like) and the cool animals at his house (which Hayley was pretty violently allergic to), they got along. They were goofy, very talkative, and liked to hear each other’s stories. (They also had both watched every second of the bonus features on The Lord of the Rings DVDs, so that helped.)  They’re getting married in April, but they’ve been talking about spending the rest of their lives together since the very beginning. They just didn’t tell anyone because, perhaps appropriately, they would’ve been told that they were acting young and foolish.

These two are amazing and the type of people I want to hang out with ALL the time!  It was literally pouring down rain so hard that my gear was soaked, umbrella turned inside out from the wind, and Hayley and Ryan were dripping wet!  I asked them before we started if they wanted to go ahead with the shoot.  9 out of 10 couples would have definitely cancelled by now.  I was pleasantly surprised when they said, “Let’s do it!”  I kid you not, literally 5 minutes after we started shooting on the beach, (did I mention it was so grey and foggy out that there was no sign of the Golden Gate Bridge?) the sun came out and THE most magical thing happened!  A piercing, sparkling, Skittle inspired rainbow appeared across the sky!  It came up out of the bay and stretched all the way across the city!  Then we saw a unicorn fly by!  Well, it was either a unicorn or their adorable Golden Retriever puppy, Ozzie, running by.  Either way we were all shocked by its glory. Things just kept getting better from there!  We had the beach to ourselves and Hayley and Ryan were down to take their shoes off and splash around.  Plus it was their puppy’s first time at the beach and he was in doggy heaven!  It was so cute to see him frolic around the water with his big floppy paws.  These two are soooo easy to photograph as they exude so much love and joy when they are holding each other.  If this is what young and foolish looks like, then sign me up!  Congrats Hayley & Ryan!

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So excited to share that Katrina & Adam’s pastel & white estate wedding has just been published on Cake & Lace!  Willow Heights Mansion was the perfect setting for this very beautiful wedding!  I LOVED her dress and the soft pinks and robins egg blue flowers that she paired with it!  Also, the groom had a very cool under cover super hero thing going on with batman cuff links and socks!

Check out the full Publication HERE.

Check out the blog post HERE.

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He woke up that morning wearing his favorite tie-dye shirt and jeans with couch hair to complete the look.  Jeff had buddies in San Francisco that he often hung out with and couch surfing was something he was all too familiar with.  It is never wise to pass up a free couch to crash on in San Francisco (granted you know the owners of said couch).  As he made his way to his car that morning, he spotted Her.  The Her.  It hit him like a ton of bricks.  Something to this day he cannot quite explain. He knew right away this girl would change his life forever. Kelly looked amazing in a business casual pencil skirt, no doubt on her way to work.  They could not have looked more different.  For Kelly, he was a tie-dye wearing couch surfer who needed to get his life together, but cute nonetheless…and somewhat interesting.  They said hello and made small talk for a few minutes and then went their separate ways.  Jeff knew he had to see her again and being that they had mutual friends, immediately started planning how he could causally “bump” into her again.  The next encounter was at a GoPro launch party at Great America.  They reconnected and started dancing to the live music. After an unforgettable time together they parted ways again. Keys.  She had his keys!  She was holding on to them in her purse!  He would have to see her again.  A classic move that works every time.  He returned to her place the next day to pick them up and they have been madly in love ever since. 

I should have started by saying, “Grab some wine and popcorn cuz this story is better than anything you will find on Netflix tonight!”

These two are incredible!  Hearts of gold and just a blast to be around!  I can see it in the way they look at each other and hear it in the way they talk to each other.  I can tell they put each other’s needs first.  We had a blast together, along with their dog Bailey, walking the streets of North Beach where Kelly lived when they first met.  We then went to Baker Beach for sunset.  Such an incredible day amongst forecasted rain.  Here is a sample of our day together. Congrats Kelly & Jeff!

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