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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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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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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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love and dogs in eagle river Alaska

Alaskan Love (and dogs!) perfect this Eagle River Enegagment Session The more the merrier Jenny and Paul might actually be the sweetest human beings I’ve had the pleasure to work with this year, and their Nordik dogs (who swam in glacier water!) were just as wonderful. I always love working with animals, and encourage my […]

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Mount Palomar winery wedding

Kelly and Patrick’s Summer Mount Palomar Winery Wedding Our Couple’s Story I love a unique “how did you meet” story, and Kelly and Patrick’s may just be my favorite. Often it’s time for Mom to butt out of our love-lives, but this is the exception that breaks the rule. Kelly and Patrick were set up […]

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A Classic Chevy Car for Bride and Groom

Shannon and Antonio’s Callaway Winery Spring Wedding A Winery Wedding Designed by Designers Shannon and Antonio’s eye for beauty didn’t just spark brilliant and elegant choices for their Callaway Winery Spring Wedding, it sparked their entire relationship. The happy couple met at Shannon’s company where Antonio was hired to deign her new jackets. Their first […]

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Bride and Groom kissing beneath the cliffs

Ethan + Emma‘s elegant and timeless wedding at La Venture in San Clemente, CA Elegant and Timeless Wedding at La Venture The wedding of Ethan and Emma at the La Venture in San Clement CA was both elegant and timeless. Ethan and Emma’s wedding theme and colors were inspired by royal weddings such as Princess […]

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bride and groom on wedding day

add article here When Barbara “Barbie” Blank and Joseph “Joe” Coba said “I do” on April 9, 2021, they did so with help of their three dogs, who dressed up and acted as ring bearers! It was an especially meaningful moment for the couple—she’s a former WWE wrestler and reality TV star; he’s an engineer who works in construction management—because they […]

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As kids both Vince and Sarah visited Yosemite so it has always been a special place for both of them. Vince and Sarah were married last month at the gorgeous Tenaya Lodge. Four years ago they visited Yosemite and stayed at the Tenaya. It was a magical weekend and they knew this is where they […]

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Planning an Elopement Helping couples that want to plan an adventure elopement is what I do. More couples are choosing for to elope so they can create an intimate and meaningful way to get married during the pandemic. Many are choosing to plan an adventurous elopement now and throw a big celebration later. I absolutely […]

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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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