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Maya + Scott’s Carmel by the Sea engagement Session was a dream! Maya + Scott met met in college at USC. Scott walked into the wrong biology lab room, and the only available chair was at an all-girls table, where Maya was sitting! He eventually changed his schedule to stay in the lab group, and […]

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Erica  + Dr Brandon Mendoza’s Glamis sunset engagement session has been one of my favorites so far this year. Glamis is one of my favorite places to shoot! The Glamis sand dunes have such a light and airy tone and it is perfect for engagement sessions. Erica and Brandon got engaged in San Francisco (their favorite city) during a […]

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Marla and Armen’s engagement session kicked off the 2020 season with a bang! We had our the session at the LA Arboretum and it was as beautiful as always. Marla and Armen met in college in the same dorm and luckily they had many classes together. They love to travel together, eat good food and […]

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Every season has different times to start your engagement session start. We love shooting at sunset, it is the most gorgeous time. Of course, we will shoot anytime for you but here is an outline and approximate start time for engagement sessions by season – Winter (December – March) 3pm – 5pm During December through […]

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You have picked your wedding date, now it’s time to prep for your engagement session. Those can be scary words especially knowing that these photos are going to be used on save the dates and thank you cards and they are going to be shown to everyone who will be attending your wedding. Here are […]

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The holidays mean I get to spend so much time with my family (which I am ever so thankful for) but it also means that it is ENGAGEMENT season. Engagement season is one of my favorite times of the year for a few reasons. I get to meet new new brides and grooms during the […]

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Sharla and Nathan’s engagement session was one for the books!! The tide was high and these two were high on love!! It is easy to see they are the real deal! As the waves came crashing in, they rolled with it!! I had a blast splashing around in the surf along the stunning Malibu CA […]

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Everything about Taylor and John’s engagement session at El Matador Beach in Malibu CA was perfection. It was the perfect day, the kind that photographers dream of with that gorgeous California light, crashing waves and epic love!! The sun, the surf, the love, the joy and laughter of them together made it perfection. I can’t […]

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Emily and Gene were introduced through mutual friends. They quickly realized they both shared a love for adventure and the outdoors. Emily and Gene love camping together, enjoying time at their home at the river, riding bikes together (I think they prefer Harleys), taking in concerts, and just spending time with family and friends. Gene […]

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Hi all! Karissa here! I feel incredibly honored that Heather has had me associate shoot a few weddings a year for her and Kayla and Austin are one of our lovely couples! I met up with these two this past weekend in an orange grove in Temecula before a rain storm rolled in. And boy […]

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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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