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Eric and Elana Make Become “Artners” at Stunning CA Venue A Non-Traditional “Traditional” Wedding Over the years, I’ve gravitated more and more to photographing couples who choose elopements over traditional weddings for their nuptials. I think it’s because of the people I tend to meet who embrace this path: they’re bold, brave, and like to […]

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An adventure family in Torrey Pines

The Sanders Family Shoot an Adventure at Torrey Pines Getting Outdoors for Adventure Were you ever piled in the car in your finest clothes, and taken to Sears to get your family portraits done? Oh the… memories? Well, maybe the cheeseburger afterwards at least, right. Is your family more into adventure than normal day-to-day goings? Then […]

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Maternity Session with Adventure Couple

Chantelle + Daniel’s Maternity Session at Idyllwild A True Adventure Couple When I think of an adventure couple, Chantelle and Daniel immediately spring to mind- yes, even for a maternity session. This was our third time working together, and what a special way to continue our journey. We did an adventure engagement session in Catalina […]

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Winter Elopement at Yosemite

Jen + Joey’s Magical Winter Elopement at Yosemite Goodbye Winter With Spring fast approaching, it’s so nice to look back at one of my favorite Winter elopements I got to do in Yosemite last year. Jen and Joey embraced the Winter theme into every aspect of their special day: the wardrobe, decorations, and even the […]

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Yosemite Winter Engagement

Tim + Olina’s Snowy White Winter Yosemite Engagement Truly a Virgin Snow I can think of few things more beautiful for an engagement session than a snowy Winter Yosemite wonderland. But in this case it was all the more special because this was Olina’s first time ever seeing snow! It also marked the couple’s first […]

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elevated elopements

A Elopement Adventure Tailored to Just You Two Is an Elevated Elopement Right For You? If you and your loved one want to make your special day a stunning adventure from start to finish, then an elevated elopement may be exactly what you’re looking for. At Heather Anderson Photography, we create tailored elopement adventures that […]

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Best Places to Elope In California

An Adventure Photographer’s Top California Elopement Locations This is your must-have guide if you’re looking for the scoop on the bests places to elope in California. If you and your loved one have made the choice to throw out the rule-book and elope, well congratulations, you’re my favorite kind of people. There are a few […]

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what to wear for your elopement

The Best Dresses to Wear for Your Elopement The Rules of Wedding Wear for Eloping I’m so glad you’ve come here to learn exactly what you need to wear for your elopement! I get asked about this all the time. Whether you’re hiking in private up the cliffs of Yosemite, or literally paddling out to […]

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live and laugh at south coast winery

A traditional wedding full of laughter at South Coast Winery #LiveLaughKelley At South Coast Winery I got to shoot a wedding where life and laughter was definitely more important than the color of a cocktail napkin. I just love that! Does anything prove commitment to life and laughs more than a couple creating their very […]

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how to elope

Your Elopement Guide + Checklist to Help Your Love Run Wild Congrats on Being a Badass Over the years, I’ve helped over a hundred couples elope. I love meeting partners who throw tradition to the wind, and grab hold of what’s important to them. If you’re going to elope, congratulations; you’ve let go of expectations, […]

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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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