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Yosemite Elopement couple by water

Faith + Austin’s Spring Elopement at Yosemite National Park An Unplanned Proposal This stunning spring elopement at Yosemite National Park was destined for magic and whimsy from the moment Austin proposed. Austin and Faith had been dating for about four years when out-of-the-blue Austin popped the question. In fact, this proposal was so spur-of-the-moment that […]

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Yosemite Elopement couple doing a first look

A Happy Couple Fall in Love with their First Look What is a “First Look?” You many have noticed a growing trend in a fairly new wedding concept: that of a first look. While many couples think that the first time you can see each other on your wedding day is at the aisle, others […]

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boho wedding couple at table

Chase + Andrea’s Boho Wedding at Felicita Park Going Boho There’s a growing trend in boho (bohemian) weddings, and in my opinion it’s the perfect style for an intimate day. If you and your partner are free-spirited, with a love of nature, and truly unique styles, you might as well claim it: you’re boho baby! […]

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intimate elopement at Glen Oaks in Big Sur

An Adventurous and Intimate Elopement at Big Sur The Intimacy of Eloping I was so happy to get to shoot another elopement at Glen Oaks in Big Sur this year. One of the things I love most about elopements are the private moments that a couple gets to have. It’s so much easier to find […]

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eloping couple recreate their first Big Sur date for elopement

Tim and Olina’s Glen Oaks Elopement in Big Sur Soulmates in Big Sur If this adorable couple look familiar to you, it’s because they made you swoon in their Snowy Winter Engagement Session we did last year in Yosemite. Now these two soulmates meet us again to capture more love for their elopement in Big […]

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engagement photo on the beach

Tips on What to Wear for a Beach Engagement Session Rules for Shooting on the Beach When it comes to what to wear for your beach engagement photos, there’s one rule that trumps them all: you’ve got to stay true to YOU! I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me “Am I […]

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couple in Hawaii for anniversary photo shoot

Making Memories Together on Hawaii’s Islands Taking Time for Two If you and your loved one can’t remember the last time you shared a weekend together, just the two of you, then it may be time to pump on the brakes! The brakes of life! After all, isn’t all that work you’re doing supposed to […]

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business branding photography with soulful eating

Getting the Right Photographs to Fit Your Brand Focus on the Love Are you ready for a fresh take on your business with some professional branding photography? Maybe you’ve been in business for a few years and you’re longing for new content, or a new look. Or maybe you’re brand new, and you’re ready to […]

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Dragon Point Villa Picnic Engagement Session

Amanda + Kevin’s Private Catered Picnic in Fallbrook, CA Dragon Point Villa in FallBrook At Heather Anderson Photography, we love to host and create private picnics catered to our couples’ personalities. It’s especially nice when we get to shoot these delicious adventures at stunning locations like Dragon Point Villa in Fallbrook, CA. This much-sought-after villa […]

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baby boots bought by dad at Idyllwild maternity babymoon shoot

Capturing a babymoon with Zan + Natalie in Idyllwild Babymooning If you and your partner are expecting, you know your life is about the change forever. You deserve one last huzzah, just the two of you, before the newest member of your family steals all the thunder. We like to call this a babymoon. My […]

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I recognized that weddings merit the same kind of heart-pounding adventure. That’s why I transitioned from fine art photography to adventure elopements, using the medium I love to tell love stories that are as real as the ocean is deep. 

Meet Heather

California elopement photographer

Nature inspired me to chase after awe-inspiring bursts of wonder — watching sunrises from Yosemite mountaintops, backpacking through the red rock landscape of southern Utah, surfing in waves that carelessly crash onto the beach and soaking up island sunsets. 

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